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Old 04-21-2019, 02:31 PM
 
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I am surprised about photography. It can be a great career for people, they can make their own hours and be self-employed. Many professional photographers get training, certifications and have to purchase expensive camera equipment, so their results can't be duplicated by an amateur using a cell phone to take pictures.

I'd be willing to be the person who wrote this article has little or no idea what many of these occupations actually do or what's involved in them.
Traditional advertising/commercial Photography is being displaced by computers. It no longer has to be a perfect picture. My ex was a commercial photographer and it would take them an entire day to shoot a plate of fruit and some cookies. They had a good stylist who would put more cream in the cookies to make them look better. Now it doesn’t really matter what the pic looks like because they can later change it.
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Old 04-21-2019, 11:21 PM
 
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No surprises on that list with newspaper reporter being the exception IMO. Not overly lucrative but I would think a job as writer in any capacity would be somewhat stimulating and provide some personal satisfaction. And quite frankly, most of the salaries on that list of jobs weren't that bad, middle to lower middle class.
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Old 04-22-2019, 03:26 AM
 
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I have no doubt most have "risks" that are understated ....
Where I differ is on the wages and benefits.

Often thought anyone stuck in a job that required being out in the weather...rain/shine/wind ...would be a "worst" experience. Given they have no choice but the endure it. Unless its Hawaii --doing a hula dance
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Old 04-22-2019, 10:24 AM
 
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Nothing but a clickbait opinion piece. Loved how they tried to minimize military service because they chose to do it. As if people didnt choose every other job on that list.
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Old 04-22-2019, 10:53 AM
 
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I'm really surprised bya few jobs on the list, like roofer and welder. I thought welders especially were in demand, but I thought both paid better. I don't agree about firefighter, though. Their base pay may not be that high, but it pays enough to live well and the pension and benefits are great, at least in Jersey. I understand they are using other criteria than money, but to me there are other jobs that could be in that slot.
Where I live all firefighters are volunteer - on Long Island. The FDNY in NYC are paid (IDK how much, but as you said, I think it's a pretty good living).


Welders pay well in NYC as well and those are union-protected jobs with pensions etc etc


Also, ads sales, while things like newspaper are declining, is not going anywhere. Digital and mobile advertising, and even TV, are still pretty hot. AI is a huge thing up & coming in advertising. There will always be a need for advertising.
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Old 04-22-2019, 04:21 PM
 
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Nothing but a clickbait opinion piece. Loved how they tried to minimize military service because they chose to do it. As if people didnt choose every other job on that list.
I don’t think they minimized it at all. Right after they say that that it differs because they choose to serve their country, the very next sentence they say that they’re saying that to explain why they included it on the list to those who may think it’s unfair for them to include military service on this list.

They’re saying “even though some may see military service as different than private sector jobs because military is volunteer, we still think it belongs on this list and here’s why.”
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Old 04-23-2019, 01:19 AM
 
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Nothing but a clickbait opinion piece. Loved how they tried to minimize military service because they chose to do it. As if people didnt choose every other job on that list.
I didn't see them minimizing a military job at all. However, I take issue with how they presented their wording. From the ranking:

Serving in the U.S. military differs from most jobs on this list as military personnel choose to serve their country. I don't understand why they even bring this up. It's totally irrelevant. Every job performs some type of service. That's why you get paid. It may therefore seem unfair to list them among the "worst" jobs, yet they do face very high stress and one of the most difficult working environments possible – especially those serving in combat zones. This would be correct IMO. Meanwhile, many often earn less than $30,000 a year. Maybe true, but highly misleading. Most other jobs don't provide a housing allowance and many of the other benefits the military provides. As far as total compensation I'd bet they're pretty well off

The biggest issue to me is that the military is not a "job" per se, it's an employer. It might have been better to list a specific occupation within the military in these rankings.

Anyways although there's a methodology to these rankings, I still take them with a grain of salt. For entertainment purposes only.
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