03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Great Job Or Greatest Job? Tasting Gum For A Living

Sue McNamara is the envy of friends and family alike. For a few hours four mornings a week, she sits in a spotless room in a lab coat and chews gum. Then she tells her boss how it tastes. Then she gets paid.

"Everyone wants my job," said Ms. McNamara, a mother of three who has worked as a gum taster at Cadbury Schweppes Science and Technology Center here for almost four years. "I have lawyer friends who tell me they want my job, and I'm definitely the most popular mom in the neighborhood."

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