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Old 08-16-2013, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Being a policeman here requires little qualifications, pays well and you'll have a great pension by the time you're 65. No wonder people join.
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Metro Phoenix
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Flop
1. Professional criminal
2. Housewife
3. Prostitute
4. Telemarketer
5. Janitor
Housewives on par with prostitutes and criminals?? That's not right...
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Metro Phoenix
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Being a policeman here requires little qualifications, pays well and you'll have a great pension by the time you're 65. No wonder people join.
And you get to beat people up, pull guns on people, and can get away with it!! At least, that seems to be a big draw here in LA area...

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The cops here are scumbags and deserve their horrid reputation; I'd say they're only slightly more respected by the average Angeleno than the muggers and rapists that they make next to no effort to track down around here.
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Finland
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Housewives on par with prostitutes and criminals?? That's not right...
Well, prostitutes at least do some work. As a personal opinion I think being a housewife is against everything I value, It's not the 1960's anymore.

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And you get to beat people up, pull guns on people, and can get away with it!! At least, that seems to be a big draw here in LA area...
Cops don't carry firearms in the UK. And despite the police in Finland is armed to their teeth with Glocks, MP5:s, shotguns, G36 assault rifles, tasers and flak vests, they very rarely use them.

I think we are very lucky to have a very well trained, uncorrupted and fair police, though they are humans too and do mistakes sometimes, the use of excessive force and police brutality is very rare. If you aren't under the influence of alcohol or drugs and feeling frisky, or a professional criminal, the police don't need to use force almost ever.
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Housewives are basically what most women wish they could do as a professional job - shop and gossip.
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Metro Phoenix
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Well, prostitutes at least do some work. As a personal opinion I think being a housewife is against everything I value, It's not the 1960's anymore.
It's not the 1960's anymore, you're right... you don't have to be a radical or try to be a corporate go-getter to prove that you're a strong woman, and more and more people are waking up to that. If a woman wants to be a working professional, then she should be; if she'd prefer to be a stay-at-home mom and tend to her family, there's nothing at all wrong with that. Raising children is, indeed, work; and, it's not easy. There's a difference between a bored, upper/-middle class housewife who has a nanny and spends her time doing yoga and worrying about whether her kid is allergic to nuts and gluten, and a woman who's taking an active role in her child's development. If there were more dedicated housewives and househusbands who were doing this, I think that it would be a boon for society.

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Cops don't carry firearms in the UK. And despite the police in Finland is armed to their teeth with Glocks, MP5:s, shotguns, G36 assault rifles, tasers and flak vests, they very rarely use them.

I think we are very lucky to have a very well trained, uncorrupted and fair police, though they are humans too and do mistakes sometimes, the use of excessive force and police brutality is very rare. If you aren't under the influence of alcohol or drugs and feeling frisky, or a professional criminal, the police don't need to use force almost ever.
Yeah, you definitely are lucky. Europe has it right in that their police consider themselves civil servants, which is what they are. An increasing number of police forces in the US consider themselves a paramilitary assault force, and it's led to an increasing number of accidental deaths and situations in which they've come after the wrong person full-force and someone has died. In the UK, armed police have to identify themselves as such; in the US, it's common for cops to just kick down a door and come in, guns drawn and off safety, without any advance warning. Not long ago, a SWAT team did this... to the wrong house. The homeowner was an Iraq war veteran who thought his house was being burglarized, so he came out with a gun and was shot dead in front of his wife and kids. They commonly shoot peoples' dogs and occasionally cats, destroy tons of property, and generally stomp all over peoples' rights. What heroes.
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Old 08-31-2013, 04:52 PM
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The most appreciated, valued, highly respected in career, desirable, and best jobs are usually the higher paying jobs for annual salary. However, this is also based on number of working hours, level of stress, how socially welcoming it is based on exact region, and how entertaining the job/career is for someone in their lives related to career.

Its not just about money since I know plenty of people being more happy, and satisfied with their job, even with a lower paying job compared to people in a higher paying job, especially teachers vs. finance/accounting.

Some people can even become miserable with a higher paying job if they feel their job is boring, too many working hours, and not giving them enough of a life-work balance.

People should take their job seriously, be ambitious, and having competence in their job. However, they should never become too workaholic. A Life-Work balance is very important in life, and people need enough time for everything they find important.

In a capitalist society economic system, money does kind of buy happiness sometimes, and depending too much on spending money for almost anything. This is fortunate/beneficial or unfortunate/devastating depending on the individual.



The top 10 best jobs:

Health Medical

Finance/Accounting

Engineering

Architect

Computer Information Technology: Web Developers, Network Administrators, Information Base Administrators, Computer Information Research Scientists, Systems Analysts, Programmers, Software Developers, almost anything computer related.

Opening up a Successful Independent Business such as a Café Bar, Restaurant, Hotel

Scientists

Teachers

Lawyers

Airplane Pilots/Air Traffic Controllers/Airplane Engineers Making the Actual Airplanes



The 10 worst jobs:

Telemarketer

Most absolute minimum wage jobs, especially in chain stores, at least when people are older than in their 20s.

Taxi Cab Driver

Janitor/Garbage Collectors/Sanitation Workers

Nurse consistently working a night shift

Enlisted Military: Soldiers

Police Officer

Firefighters

Oil Rig Worker

Mail Carrier/Postal Office Worker
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:49 PM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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Lawyers, medicians, engineers, businessmen, teachers and fire-fighters, are generally the most respected professionals by the people, generally speaking. In the past, the less respected workers were those doing the work of the former slaves, but currently only those who don't work are less respected.
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:24 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I think some professionals like doctors and lawyers are paid too much, while labourers aren't paid enough, but that's not as much the case here as say in the US.

I think those jobs that are considered socially least acceptable also tend to earn the most money. Escort/prostitute, professional criminal, lol.
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Old 09-05-2013, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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Well um I live near a small-medium town and most folk woudl consider that to be a pretty poor job but there you go.
Aren't you 12? You don't know jobs. Shut up.
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