Jobs One Doesn’t See Every Day

In an article on the front page of today’s Journal:

The Chip Ganassi Racing team’s pit crew includes baseball players from Wake Forest University; football players from Wake, the University of Kentucky and the University of North Carolina; and a hockey player from Dartmouth.

Jobs are more specific–like the jack-man, or the guy in charge of the front tires. A top tire carrier should be able to “index” the 60 lb tire–get it from a resting position on the ground in to place on the car–in around 7/10 of a second. Top tire-changers can make $100K, and the average is around $60K.