Todays Top 10 Worst Jobs

by Rich DeMatteo on August 19, 2009 · 4 comments

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In the summer of 2008 I had a dream that I was a Lumberjack with incredible super human powers.  This is very true, and I promise I’m going somewhere with this.  At that time I was working with the Customer Support group at Primavera on the recruiting and hiring efforts for a large number of support representatives, so the very next day after the dream I made sure to tell some of my friends in that department.  Before I knew it, my nickname was Lumberjack.  Last night I was doing some research on Careercast, and they have completely ruined my dream.  The Jobs Rated section of Careercast has ranked the Top 10 Worst Jobs you can get today and Lumberjack is #1 on that list.  Bullocks.  There goes my fun dream of spending my day up in a tree, chopping down branches, and wearing flannel.

One thing that all of these jobs have in common is that they are all outdoor jobs.  Maybe the complaining cube monkeys of the world need to take a step back and be thankful for your lovely work environment, air condition, and hopefully safe work conditions.  So, if you are debating a change in career, here is a list of 10 jobs you maybe want to steer clear from:

  1. Lumberjack – And here’s a video showing why it’s number 1.
  2. Dairy Farmer
  3. Taxi Driver Hockey player Patrick Kane hates cabbies
  4. Sailor
  5. Emergency Medical Technician
  6. Roofer Sad story
  7. Garbage Collector
  8. Welder – Ouch
  9. Roustabout
  10. Ironworker

There are a number of factors that go into the ranking.  Those factors include:

  • Work Environment
  • Physical Demands
  • Stress
  • Income
  • Hours Per Week

Check out the full article, and click on a job to see where it ranks in each category!

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