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​Google to pay Arizonans $20 an hour to watch self-driving cars sit in traffic

The fourth city in Google's self-driving car test program is looking for fast, multitasking typists to monitor its technology.

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Google promises its self-driving cars will liberate us from the tedium of driving. But before that idyllic day arrives, some poor souls will have to spend a lot of time sitting in self-driving cars gathering data so Google can iron out the bugs.

Fortunately, they'll get paid -- $20 an hour, according to the Arizona Republic. A Google job ad for drivers in Phoenix, the fourth and newest area where Google is testing self-driving cars, says the company wants people who'll drive for 30 to 40 hours a week.

It won't be relaxed, though. Employees must be able to type 40 words per minute and will have to "operate comfortably in a fast-paced environment, sometimes managing up to four communication channels simultaneously via various high- and low-tech mediums." And no letting your attention drift away from the car's computer systems.