Some folks in Mayberry seem like they don't do ANYTHING for a living. They must have some source of income, though. And there are some very interesting occupations in The Friendly Town. Let's name the person and what they do for a living. If we don't know for sure we could mention clues as to what the occupation might be:
I'll start with an easy one:
Thelma Lou "works at the office."
(Copied from a post I made in "Spot Tom" years ago!)
Rance Howard ...
Fired as a T-man for letting info on the gold truck get out.
Fired as the Governor's chauffeur after getting a parking ticket.
Fired as a bus driver after losing a passenger in Currytuck.
At one time Otis was a glue dipper at the furniture factory but I think his hobby used up most of the proceeds.
Sarah was the phone operator
Jeff Pruitt was a farmer by golly! and there never was a Pruitt that wore a suit n tie, or rode a cup n saucer on his knee!
Gomer and Goober pumped gas and worked on cars at Wally's Service Station. Of course Gomer got a gig with his Uncle Sammy later on:)
Helen was a teacher.
"Helen, anything wrong with my eyes? You a teacher."
Howard was the County Clerk
Mister Schlummer sold realestate sitting in his office smoking a big fat cigar and when somebody wanted to see a house he would take them out in that rattle trap car of his and if they bought the house he'd collect five percent.