Mark Gooley, from Geelong, [Australia] taste-tests doggy dental sticks, chewy bones and liver mixture as the owner of dog and horse food company Huds and Toke.
"If you wouldn't put it in your mouth don't you dare expect your dog to eat it,'' the canine food critic said..."I'm looking for palatability..."
...Consumer goods company Unilever, who own brands of deodorant, employ the likes of Peta Jones who loves her job just as much as Mr Gooley, even though she has to sniff strangers' armpits for a living. As the company's "underarm odor assessor'' she works on research and development for brands like Rexona, Dove, Lynx and Impulse.
"The first time I took part in sniffing it did seem a bit strange however, within the first week of the job it was fine,'' she said. "It (soon) felt normal as there are a team of us doing the job and I could see the results we were producing were useful..."
...Watching paint dry may sound mind-numbingly boring to some but Taubmans technical manager Paul McCorkell has made it an art form. Mr McCorkell, 39, of Sydney, cumulatively spends at least a few days a year staring at walls and painted panels at the company's Villawood factory.
"I'm not going to sit there for two hours obviously but we would evaluate the paint at regular intervals,'' he said. "If you're out on site you talk to the painters about how the brushing and rolling is and you are also talking to them about how it is drying..."
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