Listening to a story yesterday on PRI, Jason Strother tells us about a service for the stressed-out in South Korea. It’s called “Substitute Men” and they’ll do just about anything customers ask – within limits and the law. (

While I understand this new “job” may not be ideal, I found it inventive.  A “substitute man” works primarily through an agency and is available for any type of service from picking up dry cleaning and children from school to home fix-it jobs.  In a difficult economy where full time employment is often hard to find, this service in South Korea is increasingly popular for busy business professionals who need help.  Unemployed men are grabbing the opportunity and making money while searching for something else.  I appreciated the ingenuity.

Would this work in the States?