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I Had No Idea This Was The World’s Scariest Job, But It Actually Makes Sense.

Take a minute. What’s the scariest job that you can possibly imagine yourself having? If you’re like a majority of Americans, the scary job you thought of was being a politician. Yep, that’s right, Americans are afraid of being politicians. This is according to a survey of 56,857 Americans conducted by the jobs website CareerBuilder.com.

If being a politician is at the top of people’s scary jobs lists, what other terrifying positions are in the top 10? I think you’re going to be surprised. 

10.) Parent.

There are more parental jobs in the United States than you can count. But being a parent makes people nervous for well…pick a reason. There are so many.

9.) Stand-Up Comedian.

40 percent of Americans are afraid of public speaking. So it only makes sense that those people would also be deathly afraid of performing in public whether it’s as a comedian or some other form of entertainment.

8.) Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Technicians. 

Do you have a fear of heights? Well then this job is definitely not for you. I personally couldn’t imagine spending my days strapped to the top of a giant structure trying to install expensive, high tech equipment. 

7.) Mortician. 

I think it’s telling of the real fears of Americans that this job is so far down the list. Nevertheless it is a pretty creepy job to have, especially if you’re afraid of zombies. The morticians are always the first ones to go in zombie movies.

6.) Animal Trainer.

This one might depend a bit on which animals you’re trying to train. I think it’d be less terrifying to train puppies, than it would be to train sharks or tigers. Then again, maybe not much if you have allergies. 

5.) Crime Scene Investigator.

For this job most people say they’re afraid of the blood, and the disappointment of telling people that the job is nothing like it is on TV. 

4.) Kindergarten Teacher.

I totally understand this one. Have you ever seen a room full of kindergartens that wasn’t in, or near total chaos? These teachers are the bravest among us. Not to mention all those little kid germs. Yuck.

3.) Security Guard At Teen Pop Concerts.

People say that this job scares them because of the fear of being stampeded by hoards of screaming tweens. I also share this fear.

2.) Microbiologist.

One word explains why people are afraid of this job: Ebola.

1.) Politician.

Yes, being a politician is the scariest job to have in America. I suppose it’s not hard to see why. It’s the perfect storm of the fear of public speaking, rejection, and a huge level of accountability. Yeah thanks, but no thanks.

(H/T: Huffington Post)

To be honest, I expected more people to be afraid of being a stand-up comedian than a politician. I suppose we can at least thank our elected officials for taking on the jobs that no one really wants, right?

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Here Are 14 Ridiculous Jobs That Pay More Than Being A Teacher

Teachers are widely under-appreciated in America, both in how little respect they receive AND in how little they are compensated for their deeds. If kids are our future, we should take care of the people grooming them for the future, right? Well, the average starting salary for a teacher is around $45,000. There are much more lucrative (albeit superfluous) professions out there, let’s examine a few.

1) Hot Air Balloon Pilot – $50-60k

2) Tollbooth Worker – $46-50k

3) Butler – $47-55k

4) Radio DJ – $50-65k

5) Pro Skateboarder – $50-100k

6) Bull Rider – $100-500k

7) Truck Driver – $45-60k

8) Stripper – $50-150k

9) Dog Walker – $50/hour

10) Pro Bowler – $45-50k

11) House Sitter – $50-60k

12) Crop Duster – $70-80k

13) Food Tester – $47-55k

14) Clown – $50-60k

Teachers do a valuable service for the community and the world at large.  It is time that we start paying them at least as much as clowns, even if those clowns are in clown college debt.  Share this post if you agree!

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These Confessions From Retail Employees Are Both Helpful And Mind-Blowing.

Retail/service sector jobs are a rite of passage. All it takes is a year or two for the real truth to sink in: Retail and service sector jobs suck. While your time in retail will give you the experience you need for a better job, it also gives you the chance to learn the cool/interesting/deep dark secrets of the companies you work for. Here are 10 confessions about your favorite retail companies that will enlighten and maybe even enrage you a little bit.

This explains the powerful headache I get every time I’m in there.

Damn. That’s pretty awesome.

I bet they’re not too happy about this little secret getting out.

People actually do this?


Maybe I’ll send everything via USPS from now on.

Sounds like a good way to get some free snacks.

In my heart I knew it, but didn’t want to believe it.

Makes sense, but I’m sure the loss prevention team doesn’t like it.

Oh really? I’ll have to go coupon hunting.

(H/T: Ebaum’s World) Panera. How could you!? Don’t forget to share this list by clicking below.

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Hillary Clinton’s claim about who doesn’t create jobs partially validated


Speaking at an event in Massachusetts yesterday, Hillary Clinton was making the pitch for an increase in the minimum wage by claiming it would create jobs. She also said this: “Don’t let anybody tell you that, you know, it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs.”

More than a few people found that statement delusional, but a sliver of truth was found:

Ha! We stand partially corrected.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/25/ha-hillary-clintons-claim-about-who-doesnt-create-jobs-partially-validated/

These Guys Have The Most Insanely Dangerous Job In The World. That One Photo Is Just… OMG.

Not many people dream about having a hard, dangerous job. Spending sleepless nights on a rough, freezing ocean doesn’t usually sound like fun, but Portland artist Corey Arnold was somehow able to make it appealing. Not only is he an artist, but he is a fisherman that has spent months living on the unforgiving, open ocean. He documented his time on a crabbing boat, and these are photos that you just have to see.

Commercial fishing isn’t an easy job, but Corey makes it look fun.

Even though it’s a cold, exhausting life.

He began fishing in 2002 when the economy was having trouble.

He was in for a freezing life on the seas, battling storms and crabbing.

He did his best to document his adventures.

It’s a life many would be unable to really understand.

It is wild.

And unforgiving.

But there are many men who embrace it.

Even if that means they end up missing a finger or two.

Corey compiled his photos into a book called Fish-Work: The Bering Sea.

It’s a grueling, hard life… but it’s the passion of many people.

Source: Corey Arnold via Visual News If you’d like to see more of Corey’s life on the fishing boats, check out his book Fish-Work: The Bering Sea on Amazon. He has had life experiences not many of us will ever get the chance to have and it’s fascinating. Share this with others by clicking below!

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