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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?

What do you do at work? No, really. Be honest. What is it, exactly, that you do there?
If you’re nothing but a paper pusher, professional emailer, or expert meeting attender, you need to think about obtaining a specific skill.  Those who are able to do things that a very small percentage of the population can do will find themselves in a better position to find work if the economy goes south.
So, think about what you’d like your skill to be.  It doesn’t even have to have anything to do with your current job.  Maybe you could learn code, work on engines, set up a home network, or market a business.  Take some time to invest in yourself, and you’ll be glad that you’re able to differentiate yourself from the masses.

What do you do at work? No, really. Be honest. What is it, exactly, that you do there?

If you’re nothing but a paper pusher, professional emailer, or expert meeting attender, you need to think about obtaining a specific skill.  Those who are able to do things that a very small percentage of the population can do will find themselves in a better position to find work if the economy goes south.

So, think about what you’d like your skill to be.  It doesn’t even have to have anything to do with your current job.  Maybe you could learn code, work on engines, set up a home network, or market a business.  Take some time to invest in yourself, and you’ll be glad that you’re able to differentiate yourself from the masses.