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10 professions, opening the door to the earnings and cronyism, have dreamed of ordinary Soviet citizens


Time does not stand still and what was popular yesterday is irrelevant today. This applies to all spheres of life. Still no ideology, political and social goals do not discourage people wanting to improve their financial condition.

Now everyone dreams of financial well-being and does not hesitate to declare it. A few decades ago our mothers and grandmothers also wanted "to live beautifully", but talking about it was not accepted.

Could only envy the lucky ones who managed to "get well". Teachers, doctors, workers of factories and industrial enterprises – respected profession (in Soviet times). That's just not a lot of money or any privileges they did not bring. Real lucky worked in other areas.

Below are 10 professions, opening the door to the earnings and cronyism, have dreamed of ordinary Soviet citizens.

10. Employee commissary

Become a seller dreamed of every Soviet woman. Access to goods, good salary, prestige. The thrift shop is one of the most promising places to trade.

People who needed money were brought to the realization of different things, ranging from clothes to appliances and jewelry.

Soviet "rags" few people interested, smuggling and imported stuff – that brought a good income. In the postwar period abroad and a flood of tourists, travel.

On the shelves of thrift stores appeared foreign goods. With the employees of the Commission prefer to be friends, because they had access to any goods and could put everything you need for yourself and your friends.

9. The employee of a furniture store

To get to the furniture store was not easy, worked there only an acquaintance. In Soviet times it was impossible to go out and buy furniture, you had to get in line.

Employees of furniture stores could rig the place in this queue, to announce the receipt of the goods. If the seller of the furniture store caused the reverence of ordinary citizens, then what about the Director?

In any case, those who worked in furniture stores, lived very well. In addition to the salary they could count on rewards from buyers who dreamed of kitchen furniture, walls and sofas. Do not forget about the prestige of these people was respected, envied them.

8. Employee dining room or restaurant

Of course, working in catering a lot of money did not bring. But the employees of the canteens and restaurants were another feature that was assessed even higher than the money they could carry groceries home.

In the years of total deficit even higher salary was no guarantee that the table will appear something besides borscht and fried potatoes. But the cooks were preparing the meatballs of bread and meat I carried home. Of course, this is a little exaggerated, but even the management turned a blind eye to large and small "pranks".

Workers paid off from them these products that they took themselves. It all depended on the level of the institution. Of course, the restaurant had few other possibilities than a regular table.

7. The hotel employee

Very popular was the profession of the employee of the hotel. To obtain the degree of specialist of the hotel industry, you had to be a lot of competition.

Managed a few, but after graduation, former students have not regretted that I had much time to spend to study. Of course, the condition of successful employment.

The hotel was small, a room is practically impossible, the Symposium, the arrival of athletes or artists. Every Soviet citizen knew to appease the administrator, you need to put in the passport money. Surprisingly, after that, the place appeared.

6. Butcher

Men also worked in the trading fairly lucrative profession of butcher. Good wages, opportunity to cover up or deceive, access to products – that's what many men dreamed to take a place of honor.

To get a job as a butcher, had to pay a bribe to their superiors, or to have friends in this area. By the way, claim the kit the butchers not been filed.

After delivery of the goods release from buyers was not, the butcher took the time to serve all, so the underweight were common.

5. Mechanic

In Soviet times, the car was more a luxury. He was a kind of indicator of prestige and financial well-being. Often, car owners could not even imagine, what is inside him. In the event of a breakdown the car was taken to service. Repairing it was doing an auto mechanic.

A good specialist could work overtime, he received a considerable reward from satisfied customers. A cunning master can easily improve their financial condition. When they saw that the client is not versed in cars, impose additional services, or took money for something he didn't do it.

4. The taxi driver

People who could not afford to buy a car, travelled by public transport or taxi, the benefit rates they do not bite. Taxi was popular, due to the low cost and convenience.

Taxi drivers made a good living. You can increase your income in two ways. The first tip and delivery. Someone volunteered to leave taxi drivers a tip, someone was forced to leave without putting, simply because it was not. Trivia was not enough.

The second way – the taxi drivers could help in the acquisition of any thing. Scarce commodity or alcohol – for a fee, they could get anything.

3. Seamstress

Women who know how to live well, could provide a comfortable life. It does not have to work in the Studio, the services that were provided by the variety did not differ.

The best dressmakers worked "at home". They knew all over the city to find her personal seamstress was considered a great success. They have altered old and new things, worked miracles, accordingly, received a good reward.

The deficit in years women were glad to each new new thing. Paying not only money, vouchers, food, cosmetics.

2. Master teleatele

In Soviet times there was no Internet, the only joy of the citizens was the television. Unfortunately, the equipment often broke, buy new one not in a hurry, this possibility does not exist.

Came to the aid of a TV technician. They repaired a TV for a fee, as well as selling parts. Often needed parts were not, so teleatele "get" them for a small fee. People had to pay, after all other entertainment except the TV was not.

1. Dentist

Soviet doctors have made a few, but dentists are another matter. Among all the health workers they were considered elite. Again get rich with diploma dentist could be the only one who was not afraid to take risks.

In Soviet times were very popular gold crowns, making them punishable by law. Instead of reward you can get, but only to appease the police was simply because they, too, wanted to live well.

Many dentists engaged in private practice at home, so they earn good money. People were willing to pay the prosthesis was huge, and to walk no teeth no one wanted.

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