Don’t you love cracking open those little fortune cookies that are placed on your plate at Chinese restaurants?
But wait a minute… Have you ever thought who writes all these smart phrases? Well, you are reading a Cool Careers article, so you guessed it… IT IS AN ACTUAL CAREER!
If you have a creative imagination and you are a decent writer, then why not give it a go. But before you do, check out what fortune-cookie writers, who have already been in the business a while, have to say about being on the job.
Donald Lau, Chief Fortune Writer at Wonton Foods, recently left his job after experiencing writer’s block. Writer’s block is when a writer can’t think of what to write anymore. It sometimes only lasts for a short time, but for Donald Lau, his block reached the point where he could only write 2-3 fortune phrases a month! Click here to found out more about Donald Lau’s experience with writer’s block and what HIS future has in store for him.
Do you still feel like this job could be your calling? Well, it can bring home a lot of cash. In America, fortune cookie writers earn between $40,000-$80,000 a year.
The Evolution of fortune cookie writing is a fascinating one. Watch this YouTube video that shows Donald Lau, together with other workers, talk about this evolution through the eyes of Wonton Foods.
As you can tell, fortune cookies aren’t going anywhere anytime soon…