Jobs that allow workers to sit during a shift are available in a variety of fields and industries. While many desk jobs require employees to work at a computer, others require workers to interact with customers or assemble products. Employers dictate whether an employee is allowed to sit during a shift.
Assembly workers are responsible for manufacturing products inside of a factory, and each employee has a specific set of tasks to complete. Some employers allow assembly workers to sit on stools while they work, in order to prevent worker fatigue during a shift. Employers generally require that prospective workers have at least a high school diploma or GED. Many assembly workers also go through a significant amount of on-the-job training before working on the line. As of 2008, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that assembly workers earned a median hourly wage of $12.32.
Telemarketers sell various products and services over the phone. While some businesses require telemarketers to operate a computer, others may have them fill out order forms to facilitate sells. Employers often provide telemarketers with leads of prospective customers. Telemarketers may be required to give a sales pitch in order to engage potential customers. Most employers don’t require applicants to have a minimum education requirement, but should have strong communication and interpersonal skills. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that telemarketers earned a mean hourly wage of $11.90, as of 2009.
Box Office Attendant
A box office attendant works at the ticket counter and is responsible for selling tickets to those seeing a movie, show or concert. Attendants must understand how to use a cash register and credit card machine, but don’t require knowledge of a computer. Attendants are able to sit at a ticket counter and interact with customers on a daily basis. Some attendants may also have to answer telephones and speak with prospective customers. SimplyHired.com reports that box office attendants earn an average salary of $32,000 per year, as of 2010.