I want to be a hot dog count flipper lady!
Women stand behind the competitive eaters and flip numbers over on a pole to keep the count.
They don't do the actual counting. The refs in front of the eaters do and then tell them when to flip.
They don't have to stand in front of the eaters, so they don't get grossed out.
It probably does smell a little depending on the food and the heat, but it looks like a fun job. Count me in! (Get it? count? That totally was not on purpose. I hate puns).