Not everybody is meant to be great at everything. We're all not destined to be rockstars in every career field, even the career of being a rockstar can be too much for most.
That's why we we're all given unique gifts and talents to be utilized in many different ways. We should of course respect everyone and all that they accomplish in their own jobs, because hard work is hard work.
There are so many careers that are just too difficult to comprehend. You look at them and you don't even have to think about it, you just know... "Yeah there is no way that's going to work for me."
Although, never say never. Some ideas just take a quick try to be sure. Let's discuss...
Redditor Gerry4Derry_1916 was wondering which professions are just too much to handle, by asking:
What is one job you could NEVER work as and have no idea how others can do it?
Crime scene clean up. I have a few friends who have done it. Do you know the pay starts at like $60/hr? I don't care if it starts at $6000/hr, there is no way I could do it. My stomach couldn't handle it.
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"I know a lot of people that work in early childhood education. Just from the stories I've heard it sounds like one of the hardest jobs to do every day." ~ Ill_have_some_toast
Oh No thank you...
"Commission-only sales. Could not stand to push myself on people for a living." ~ Roche77e
"Same. I hate it when people do it to me, I would hate to have to do it to people. I applied for a job that didn't explicitly say it was commissioned based. The interview basically consisted of spending an entire work day with one of their employees to see how they worked. At the end of the work day, they asked me a couple of questions, and then offered me a position. I said no, thank you." ~ Wolf_Moon_Hermit
"Call centers." ~ IJustStoleYourWaifu
"I worked at a call centre that dealt with life insurance, and it was by far the worst job I have ever had. I will never forget that dads cries on my first day, telling me he didn't want the insurance money- he just wanted his daughter back." ~ blameitonmyouth
"I worked at a call center for 2 hours once. They told me it was not cold calling, but instead people had expressed interest in timeshares. Turns out it was from people putting their info on cards to win a prize at the zoo. I was instructed to call the same person over and over until they accepted or asked to be removed. What a disgrace." ~ glaceto
"Sales. I just don't have the confidence to pester people." ~ Panacea_
"I would never work in that kind of sales where you push stuff on people that they don't want or didn't come into the store for. But I did work a very nice sales job in a plus size clothing store when I was in my late teens."
"That was more like people came in wanting something specific and wanted me to help them find something that looked good on them, which I had a good eye for. But I never tried to sell them something they didn't want. That part of sales is really gross to me, and like you say, feels like pestering." ~ rmp2020
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"Waitressing and fast food workers. People and their food is not something I want to come between, people are crazy and mean. I worked years in retail but the food industry, you have to have a different skin for that." ~ ManifestsOnly
Yeah, working with kids is a big no for me! Not even a no thank you. Just a big NO! And tip your waiters, especially if you know you can't do what they do.
"House cleaner. This job is literally so freaking tiring. During summer I wanted to earn some money and someone offered me to clean a rich woman's house... and i'm saying rich because this lady owned a big ole house with 3 floors. I had to clean all the house since she had 2 little kids and the house was messier than I could imagine."
"It took me 5 hours and I returned home with a severe back ache and shaky legs... and I don't feel like it was worth it because i got payed so little. $4,5 per hour." ~ c0braah
"Military. I feel that even after training months on getting push up and running up to par with the rest of the new troops the Drill Instructor would just tear me to bits. I'm not much of a gun guy anyway. Add in the days where they deprive you of sleep or how neat and organized all your gear has to be and I doubt I'd make it through the first week of basic training." ~ trimondo_blondomina
"People often say they'd want to be a YouTube celebrity but the kind of mind you'd need to turn so much of your life into content can't be healthy." ~ paulohare
"Being a YouTuber doesn't mean you're vlogging your whole life. That's one section of many. You also don't ever have to show your home life. Many vloggers only ever show their work or them out with their friend (which is usually staged and not real anyhow)." ~ RdtAdminsAreTRASH
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"Politician. I could never." ~ epicurious_aussie
"I can't even bluff in Poker. I would be a terrible politician. Also I am an introvert and anti-social. Campaigning would be hellish. No amount of money is worth that. 😆". ~ epicurious_aussie
Doctors. Bless them. Grey's Anatomy makes it look sexy but in actuality, it's just gross. And politician, everyone needs to be careful with that one.
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God bless our essential workers. They are the spine of our society. Without some professions life as we know it would not exist.
Teachers, fire fighters, janitors, nurses... they save our lives everyday in big ways and small. So why are they underpaid, overworked and never appreciated properly? Hell, half the time society doesn't even give them the time of day for a hello.
We live in a world where models are milllionaires. And actors are hereos. It's time to pay so long overdue praise the more essential.
Redditor u/robinscott3 wanted to hear who we should be giving big shout outs to for their essential work, by asking:
What is one job that doesn't get the respect it deserves?
I don't know the mailman's name. I really should. It's been the same guy for a year. I should make him cookies. Who else are we overlooking?
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"Janitors. Teachers. Garbage workers. Restaurant cooks and servers."
"Being in beauty school where we had clients 3/5 days every week (the other 2 being class time) and when I worked as a carhop at Sonic. Soon after I have grown a much more sense of respect towards all customer service workers and the importance of tipping (live in the US)."
"Mail/Package delivery carriers. All we do is sit in the comfort of our homes complaining about how the online system says our package is running late. Meanwhile these men and women are out every day including rainstorms and snow to try to get your mail and packages to you as quick as possible. Some of those older cars don't even have AC on top of the of the fact they do not get paid enough for the work they do."
"Now I work as an account manager (customer service) at Discover Credit Card and it amazes me how crappy ppl can be towards someone who's job it is to service you and in my current job help you. To be honest when I get really sweet customers who rave the company, the agents and especially yourself it makes it all worth while knowing some ppl will appreciate u and make sure you know it."
Head above Water
"Sewer Workers. Imagine going through literal crap to deal with people's crap."
"I am the head water and wastewater operator for the city I live in. It really isn't as bad as you might think, most of the time. If you take your precautions, it really isn't a problem. As for why, I wouldn't say it is a great paying job for what it really entails."
"For instance, all the certification and government restrictions, that you have to deal with. You are basically a chemist who gets to work in the field. And it is by far one of the hardest tests I have had to take, and I have a college degree. I just fell into this position, and I really like what I do. I am essentially responsible for delivering clean drinking water to the home and removing the waste from it. The town folks health is in my hands, and I feel better knowing it is me running it instead of the lazier people I have seen in that role."
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"Any food-related job, from farmers to delivery drivers. You'd think that something involving a basic survival necessity would be lauded to Heaven and back, but nooooooooo."
Road crew staff. Without them we'd be stranded. That job is dangerous too. Working amongst drivers? That's death defying.
Clean Up Crew
"Janitors in my high school were honored guests at the assemblies, and they were routinely and publicly thanked. It made them visible to the students, and I think helped make a culture where they weren't taken for granted. It was one of the nicest things I can remember about high school."
"Caregiver. My mother works as a caregiver in a nursing home. She spends her days showering the elderly, changing their diapers, feeding them, and cleaning bodily fluids. Not only is it a physical job (you often have to lift people, carry heavy things) but it's also psychologically hard. She sees many people suffering, dying, often alone and abandoned by their families."
"Wildland firefighters. Specifically ones working for the federal government. Restricted to only having 4-6 days off a month. Paid horribly, 15$ an hr to expose yourself to extremely Smokey conditions with very poor hygiene conditions. High risk environment while working long hours multiplied by doing it for months causing cumulative fatigue. Fed worse than prisoners for the most part. It is a thankless job, no wonder there are retention issues."
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"We as a society have a terrible habit of viewing these types of workers as dumb or incapable of getting "better" jobs, but in my experience this couldn't be further from the truth. I remember there was one member of the cleaning staff at my old workplace who was seriously one of the smartest guys I've ever met."
"He was really young too (probably not much older than 20), but if you spent five minutes talking to him it was apparent that this guy was next level brilliant. He could've done anything he wanted, but instead chose to work as a janitor while solving advanced math equations and hanging out with Ben Affleck."
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"Grocery store cashiers - especially during this pandemic."
"Know what I hate? That cashiers can't sit because it might "appear" that they are "lazy." FFS! No one needs to be on their feet 8 hours if they could sit! It takes a toll on the spine, knees and feet! Please write/call your stores manager and ask for seating."
I need to do better. We all do. So let's start today. Tip your waiters. Say hi to the janitors. HELP AND PAY YOUR TEACHERS!!
Thank you for your services to humanity!
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