...until there's not enough


What’s the worst job ever?

I’m gonna say Pharmacist. The pay is great, but…

  1. You have to get through A LOT of difficult schooling to get your degree.
  2. You may have a lot of student loans to repay.
  3. You will have terrible hours.
  4. You will be incredibly busy all day long.
  5. Despite your prestigious degree, you might end up working in a Walgreens, CVS, Duane Reade, or Walmart.
  6. Again, despite your prestigious degree, you find yourself running a cash register and scanning people’s groceries.
  7. You deal with grumpy, sick people all day long.
  8. If you make a mistake or fail to disclose information, it could kill someone.
  9. You deal with insurance companies all day long.  When they refuse to pay for a prescription, the patient will often take out their anger on you.

What do you think is the worst job ever?

When applying for a job, always put “negotiable” when the application asks about your desired salary. Try to avoid talking about money and benefits until after they make you an offer.

A company is more likely to agree to a higher salary after they’ve decided that they want you for the job. This is due to a psychological tendency called “loss aversion”. If you bring up money before the offer is made, it could hurt your chances of even being considered if it’s higher than they expect to pay.