50 Jobs Worse Than Yours
by Justin Racz
You think your job is bad? Try being a Sherpa, a Saddam Hussein Double (now unemployed), or the person who operates the "It's a Small World" ride. Satirist Justin Racz has spanned the globe to find fifty jobs worse than yours, so we can all feel better about our own. Fully illustrated, featuring color photos of the undesirable and unfathomable, Fifty Jobs Worse Than Yours...more
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published November 13th 2004 by Bloomsbury USA
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Good for a chuckle when red during my dinner break at work. There's nothing wrong with my job, I love it. Still, it's interesting to contemplate what my future could be had I not gone to college and furthered my education. Some of the jobs in here are one-in-a-million, like Saddam Hussein's body double, the human regurgitator, or a grown woman who serves as a 'little boy' hand model in toy commercials. Others, like telemarketer, fast food produce chopper, or grocery store buggy wrangler are amon...more
I picked this up one day and read it cover to cover, which wasn't hard because it's very short, about one page of text and another full-page photo for each of the 50 jobs deemed worse than yours by the author. I'm not sure data entry is really that bad (I do it and my fingers are not currently bloody and bandaged). The one job that seemed pretty OK to me was "chicken sexer." It pays pretty nicely and you get to handle baby chicks all day. I mentioned it to my friend and she pointed out the bigge...more
Started and finished this on my lunch hour. Eh. I've had some of the jobs in this book. However Mike Rowe has done far worse on "Dirty Jobs". Although I did skip one job as I have a SEVERE fear of it. Vomit. I think it was Vomit Inspector or something for a site called Rate My Vomit. Ummm no thanks. I'm all set.
This is actually a pretty informative little book. There were no page numbers, but each job took up 2 pages, so 51 jobs (including the write-in space for your job) = 102 pages. There’s a picture of a person performing each job, with information pertaining to skills needed, educational requirements, uniform, pay scale, job description, opportunities for advancement, benefits and drawbacks.