Friday, October 06, 2006

Worst Jobs in the World

What would you consider one of the worst jobs in the world?

This question came up when I was heading to the nail salon and thought about the pedicurist who must handle feet all day long and those feet are held within inches of her face. Ugly feet, corned feet, smelly feet, dirty feet ... right under her nose--yuck! I nominate pedicurists as having one of the worst jobs in the world.

Another one would be fish mongers. They cut off the heads of fish, throw the fish around and get fish guts all over themselves. The mongers wind up smelling like dead, rotten fish, and no matter how much they wash or how much they try, that smell does not leave them. It's DISGUSTING, oh yes it is.

Who would you nominate as having the worst job in the world?
Put your answers in the comments section please.

16 Comments:

Anonymous jane said...

i vote for the people in hospitals and hospice care who have to wash the sick and clean up their waste, vomit, etc. ... sorry ... i mean, their job is an admirable one, but i couldn't do it. no way. those people, especially hospice workers, amaze me. i just don't know how they do it.

Oct 6, 2006, 8:32:00 PM  
Blogger Teri said...

I would nominate Jen as having the worst job in the world.


go ahead, ask her, I'm sure she'll agree with me.

Oct 6, 2006, 9:14:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

Jen? Do you have the worst job in the world? And what exactly is it you do?
:)

Oct 6, 2006, 9:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Marzi said...

How about mortician? Good Lord, that's one nasty job. OR coroner...

Oct 6, 2006, 10:13:00 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

BWhahahaAHA
Right on Teri!!!!

my job- I sit at a computer all day
and design ads - very lame

BUT
I say the sewage treatment
plant workers

they have it worse than me
much worse...

Oct 6, 2006, 11:01:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

What about the DPW guys who have to pick up roadkill? Oh my.
Quite messy and disgusting

Oct 6, 2006, 11:22:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

Jen, that doesn't sound so bad.
But obviously I'm missing something...

Oct 6, 2006, 11:25:00 PM  
Anonymous mixednut said...

I've got it.
Watch the tanning leather episode of Dirty Jobs on Discovery/TLC.
Mmmmphfff!!!

Oct 7, 2006, 2:25:00 AM  
Blogger Teri said...

I think the people Jen works with make it the worst job on the planet. Her job, per se, sounds like fun.

I have to agree with anyone that said anyone that has to deal with dead bodies and bodily function cleanup of any kind.

Oct 7, 2006, 7:43:00 AM  
Blogger Mel said...

To me the worse job would be the person that has to euthansize unloved animals at an animal shelter. I know for a fact I could NOT do that.

I used to have an awful job but once the wicked witch of the west (aka boss from hell) left things are wonderful!

Oct 7, 2006, 9:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Zed said...

teri--yup. The "dead bodies and bodily function" thing has got to be the pits. Thank God there are people like them though. Someone's go to do it...

mel--I can't even go near an animal shelter anymore. It just breaks my heart and makes me mentally challenged for days. Terribly sad. And gets me completely angry.

Oct 7, 2006, 9:54:00 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

I have fun at work
a lot of times

I'm just "ANTI-ANY JOB"
I don't want to work
for anyone ever..

ALL JOBS SUCK

no job is a good job

Oct 7, 2006, 1:02:00 PM  
Blogger Doctor Mom said...

I would think a *cleaner would have a really bad job.... they have to go in after the mafia has made a really big mess, and try to make it look spotless again.

That's got to be tough, especially on white carpeting.

Oct 7, 2006, 9:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Zed said...

Sloth, Jen. Sloth. :)

Doctor Mom, I used to know people who were hired by police departments or the families of murdered individuals, and this couple had to go into homes and clean up the mess of a murder.

Believe it or not, though they said their first few jobs were grusome and made them feel ill, after a short time they became rather immune to it all and just did what they had to do. They were paid a LOT of money to do that job, because no one else wanted to...

Oct 7, 2006, 11:24:00 PM  
Blogger Marni said...

Sorry I'm a little late to this conversation - found you through Chris' blog...

Anyhoo - I think the person that has to pump out porta-potties or septic tanks has the worst job - like - ever. Can you imagine? Uggghhhh!

Oct 9, 2006, 2:23:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

Marni, I didn't even know that was a real job. Yeck!

Thanks for stopping by!

Oct 10, 2006, 9:05:00 PM  

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