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Career Spotlight: Whoopee Cushion Tester

Updated: Aug 30, 2023

Not sure which career path is right for you? In this blog series we investigate jobs best suited to the SuperWeenee audience. This month we followed a Whoopee Cushion Tester to learn about what it takes to fulfill this role.

Whoopee cushion tester
Wendell Washjovicski

Wendell Washjovicski

Occupation: Whoopee Cushion Tester.

Years as a Whoopee Cushion tester: 6 years.

F.A.R.T. Accredited

What kind of schooling does a Whoopee Cushion Tester need?

Surprising, not a lot. You can take some online courses and get certified with the F.A.R.T. Association.

Whoopee cushion tester testing a whoopee cushion
Wendell testing a whoopee cushion

What is the most challenging part of your job?

Knowing which is a real one and which was the whoopee cushion. The technology on today's whoopee cushion is very advanced.

What are the skills needed for this position?

Good sitting and bending techiques to begin with. Critical thinking is also important. You have to think about the variety of situations these whoopee cushions can be placed.

Whoopee cushion tester testing sound levels
Testing sound levels

What does a typical day look like?

Clock in and head over to that day's truckload of whoopee cushions waiting for testing. I then usually organize them into their different poot levels: loud, soft, squeaky, slippery and fun uncle level. When in the testing phase I use a pitch meter that measures the sound level of the whoopee cushion. If a whoopee cushion fails to past inspection, it's sent to the outhouse. No one wants a weak toot.

Whoopee cushion tester at work
Inspection process

What is the pay rate?

Again, surprising, not a lot.

What is the most rewarding part of the job?

I do this for the laughter. And embarrassment. These little rubber circles bring people together.


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