People Break Down Which Professions Are Overvalued And Overpaid

Everyone agrees that there are far too many professions that do not get the pay and recognition they deserve.

Ironically, many of the people who worked in these professions were deemed "essential workers" during the height of the pandemic, as they were the ones who still had to report to work when everyone else had to work from home.

Even if being "essential" didn't result in higher pay or better benefits for any of them.

Reflecting on this often makes one roll their eyes at how much money people make in jobs that seem anything but "essential."

Professions which some might even argue are preventing the world from becoming a better place.

Or, at the very least, not adding anything all that positive to it.

Redditor Airsinnerasked:

"What job position is 100% overvalued and overpaid?

And Still have Stubble!

"Gillette 'engineers'."

"They took 5 years to go from 3 blades to 4."- plexxxy

Taking Paid Vacation Days To a whole new Level

"Member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)."

"They've had a lengthy history of excessive demands ($4 million US spent on 'entertainment' in Nagano, traffic lanes dedicated to IOC members during the games, etc.)."

"They make very few decisions, all of which are politically motivated."

"They travel extensively and are paid well for it."- brighter_hell

The Least He Could Do Is Show Up!

"My IT director."

"He's never around, automates his email, and he has his own company."- ds_vii·

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Case By Case Basis...

"If someone else is 'Regional VP' they are either drowning in responsibilities working 70 hrs a week; or they have absolutely nothing to do other than collecting a check."- drchris6000

AKA, Professional Joy Rider!

"Ferrari strategist."- sakbak

Pay Raise With No Added Responsibilities

"Generally, US government contractor positions requiring high security clearances."

"Entry level pay isn't that high, but once you're cleared other contractors will offer bigger bucks because you can get cleared with them quickly."

"Jump from one to another, wait two years, do it again, lather, rinse, repeat."-

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Seems Like She's The One Reaping The Rewards...

"My mum from whom I am estranged works as the vice president of reward at an international company."

"She basically arranges contracts so millionaires can get more money and gets paid 189,000 pounds a year for it."

"Even she thinks it’s ridiculous."- NZKhrushchev

Football Has Its Problems... No Matter Which One You're Referring To!

"President of FIFA."- LucyVialli

If You Ever Wonder Why Your Tuition Is So High...

"About two-thirds of the upper-level admins at the university I work for."- min_mus

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Seriously Though, Don't Underestimate Great Childcare

"One night I babysat three kids for about 2 hours or so."

"The kids went to bed when I got there, and the parents had left dinner out for me, so all I did was eat their food and watch their TV and pet their dogs."

"When they got home the mom paid me $100."

"I told her that was way too much."

"She slurred 'Don't worry about it, I'm drunk'."

"And then I noticed her fly was down."

"So that was the most over paid job ever lol."- RootMan322

No Raise For Turbulence...

"My uncle was a commercial airline pilot."

"He described his job as 'vastly overpaid in normal circumstances and vastly underpaid in emergency situations'.”- idreallyrathernotktx

Problems In The American Healthcare System? The Very Thought!

"Hospital CEO’s."

"And actually almost all hospital upper management."

"There are so many layers of management that many of them barely step foot into a healthcare facility EVER, let alone EVER speak to a patient, yet all of them make 6, 7, 8 figure salaries plus mega bonuses."

"My hospital network CEO makes $11 million salary, not including bonuses, which bothers me, but bothers me even more are all the board members and sh*t directly under him making nearly as much."

"It’s hundreds of millions of wasted money paid to the people trying to screw staff out of good pay and screwing patients into paying big bills."- Uajpqsa

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Apparently You Have To Pay To Find Out...

"I still don't know what big-firm 'consultants' do."- moeriscus

Paid Naps...

"My last job in college, before starting my career."

"I was an overnight shelter staff for transitional housing.'

"Since these clients were basically back up on their feet by the time they arrived, they were pretty self-sufficient."

"I was paid about 25% higher than other night-shift jobs I could get at the time, and on most nights all I had to do was make one pot of coffee."

"The rest of the time I could watch TV, play video games, do personal chores, etc."

"The one job that I know was better was their overnight sleeper, since we had to have two staff at all times."

"As implied, this dude made a well-above minimum wage rate to just sleep there on the weekends."- EleanorSofia

When Misfortune Works In Your Favor...

"The one I had at my last office job."

"I was originally hired to be the manager of a new project, but the project was never launched and I had a long term contract."

"After 5 months of being paid by only clocking in and out without doing any actual work, someone saw me in the pool for available associates and invited me to join their project as a frontline agent."

"Apparently at some moment the database just marked me as an available employee, without mentioning the rank I had been hired for."

"I stayed in the company for 6 years, getting paid the salary of a manager, but with the responsibilities of a regular agent."

"I rejected every offer for 'growth' I had, as I was only working there to pay for a debt."

"In the end, I made my money with very little stress, and left the company in great terms."- flacocaradeperro

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