It seems like everyone has a job in Seattle. The economy is so good here that local media outlets -- even ones whose names don't rhyme with "illest" -- have (embarrassingly) started calling it the "Region of Boom." But not everyone has a good job. And even fewer people have jobs as cool as the nine people below, who you can jealously read about on one of your state-mandated 15-minute breaks.
Co-founder & VP of product development, MiKandi adult app store
How she got her job: "I created it! I come from a family of small business owners, so the entrepreneurial spirit is in my blood. Ever since I was a young adult, I knew I wanted to do something unconventional. In my 20s, I started working with my boyfriend designing and manufacturing sex toys. We did that for almost 10 years, and eventually moved to China to produce a new line of products. So clearly, I gravitated toward industries related to sex. About six years ago, I was out drinking with friends, when we had one of those, "You know what someone should do?" kind of conversations. Android mobile phones were just picking up traction, and unlike iOS, the Android OS was open, so you could build any kind of app you wanted. Including a third-party app store. Or adult apps. Or, a third-party adult app store. Surprisingly, we discovered there were no adult apps on Android yet. So we thought, "Well, why don't we do it?" Later that year, MiKandi launched."
What she does: "As an entrepreneur, you have to do a lot of everything at your company. I like to keep my finger on the pulse, so I work closely with our developers and customers. My tasks vary each day, but in general I oversee the development of our existing and new products, which includes product design & development, partner & content acquisition, and marketing. Most recently, that means working with T-Mobile to make MiKandi the first adult company to join their Binge On program, which allows their customers to watch our videos without burning their high-speed data."