10 Jobs That No Longer Exist Today Rat Catcher Rat catchers were employed in Europe to control rat populations. They ran high risks of suffering bights and infections, but helped prevent these from spreading to the public.
Human Alarm Clock – Knocker-uppers were essentially alarm clocks. They were hired to ensure that people would wake up on time for their own jobs. They would use sticks, clubs, or pebbles to knock on clients’ windows and doors.