This sounds like a strange line of work but it pays enough to encourage this man to continue doing it for a living.
Freddie Beckitt is now professional in standing in lines for people willing to pay for that service.
The 31-year-old has, on occasion, earned up to £160 ($218) a day and has been doing the job for the last three years alongside his career as a historical fiction writer.
Freddie, who is from Fulham, London, says that his clients range from families with children to pensioners. He’s experienced standing in the freezing cold but explains how he usually professionally queues in the summer when exhibitions are on in the capital.
Speaking to The Sun, he said: “I worked eight hours for a job queuing for the V&A’s Christian Dior exhibition for some very well-to-do people around their mid-sixties.
“The actual queuing was just three hours but they asked me to collect their tickets too and wait for them to arrive, so I just had hours perusing the V&A museum being paid £20 an hour, it was great.”
He went on to explain how there are other ‘events’ he does that require him to stand in a line for hours, saying: “I also do seasonal and Christmas shopping queuing, but big events that people know about in advance, is normally when people think to book me in to save them time.”
Freddie advertises his work on Taskrabbit and, as well as queuing, he’s also happy to get paid to: look after pets, pack, help with house moves, run errands and take part in a spot of gardening.
He went on: “Honestly it came about by just stretching around here, there and everywhere, Taskrabbit enables you to list various different odd jobs and clients just select you from the roles you’ve listed.
“They listed lots of random low-skilled jobs and I saw that thought it was easiest job in the world.
“Unfortunately I don’t think I can charge anymore than £20 an hour and it doesn’t require any skill or even hard work.
“But it gives me lots of flexibility to earn and fit it about my writing schedule.”
“My friends and family find it very amusing but definitely weren’t surprised.”