Skip Nav
POPSUGAR Voices
5 Steps to Tackling Debt Like a Boss
Job Search
4 Rules For Answering the Weakness Question
Career
Why It's Crucial That You Reveal Your Salary to Your Work Besties

One Man With a Big Goal: 50 Jobs, 50 Weeks, 50 States

The daily grind is pretty predictable for most people, but there's one guy who is trying to make work anything but expected. Daniel Seddiqui has taken his job on the road in a project he calls "Living the Map": The 26-year old is on a mission to try 50 different jobs in all 50 states, in just 50 weeks time.

As a new grad armed with an economics degree from USC, Daniel worked in unfulfilling jobs that didn't pay enough to make a dent in his $60,000 debt load. Frustrated, Daniel came up with his plan and began making calls to arrange jobs in every state. He said he was rejected "a couple thousand times" but eventually met his goal, packed up his Jeep, and hit the road. Currently in week 20, Daniel is nearly halfway to the finish line.

Rather than make it his goal to discover the perfect job, Daniel is trying taking jobs that have some connotation to each state. Although some of his jobs are unpaid, Daniel may just be able to pay off his debt at the end of his journey if any of the book and movie offers he's fielding turn into lucrative deals. Until then, you can learn more about his experiences by checking out his website.

Join The Conversation
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
This is the first I've heard of this guy. Interesting. Good luck to him!
heatherhas heatherhas 8 years
I've heard about this guy. I can understand his frustration and motivation for doing this. Good for him!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
So neat. This reminds me of that show 30 days on FX.
Energy Muse Jewelry Founders Interview 2017
Summer Jobs For Teens on the Decline
How to Get Paid to Exercise
Jobs For Adults With Special Needs
From Our Partners
Latest Career & Finance
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds