With everyone clamoring to find out what is ailing Jesse Jackson Jr. (something more specific than "mood disorder", that is) I was busy wondering if there were any jobs that would allow an unannounced and unexplained month off from work. In other words, I was trying to find a good next job for him
1. A-Hole Business Owner
They walk around like they own the place because they do. And they'll take off time when they feel like it. But, they'd be an a-hole to do it without warning or explanation.
2. Deadbeat Dad
Apparently a penchant for unexplained absences is vital to being a successful deadbeat dad. He'd be a natural.
About 9% of Chicagoans are unemployed. Based on Jesse's Congressional productivity in the last month, he knows all about not showing up for work already. That may be important should he find himself unemployed after his next election.
I'm pretty sure criminals can take off big stretches of unaccounted-for time from work. Well, unless you got caught, went to prison, then got a job washing dishes, like Jesse Jr.'s buddy, Rod Blagojevich. You have to show up to that job in spite of your criminality.
They don't report to a boss as far as I can tell.
6. Jesse Jackson Jr. Impersonator
Taking a month off is how you stay in character.