Exploring people’s various perceptions and troubles on social media can offer valuable wisdom into the complex dynamics of our society. In a recent thought-provoking discussion, 20 users bravely shared their viewpoints on specific professions they believed to be harmful to our overall well-being. Their genuine views shed light on the sometimes dubious nature of our societal priorities, encouraging us to deliberate on the potential health risks of certain jobs and raising important questions about our collective values.
Trucking seems like an ideal job; driving while listening to your music and being left alone, but not everyone agrees.
“Sleep deprivation, sitting still for 10+ hours at a time, an endless stream of black coffee and later energy drinks to stay alert, eating nothing but fast food and truck stop fare.”
“Not as glamorous as it looked in the movie Flashdance!”
“Did that for 15 years. Breathing in toxic fumes all day. Sneeze into a Kleenex, and it would be black.”
Another job that’s not good for the respiratory system.
“Breathing in all kinds of dust all day, working in weird positions, heavy lifting, loud, dangerous tools, and so on.”
New-age farming, anyway.
“My dad was exposed to toxic herbicides/pesticides, and his doctors attributed his terminal stomach cancer to his decades of exposure.”
“Chronic lack of sleep due to understaffing, potentially combative patients, various communicable diseases, sometimes threats from patients/their families.”
Another user agreed, “We care for others who are sick but can’t take care of ourselves.”
There is a dark side to working with animals.
“Making them put down animals, tell irate customers they can’t save their pet without payment, see animals in anguish – and all for poor pay.”
Not as fun and glamorous as it looks in the movies.
“Maybe no bartenders are awake yet. But bartending. It’s incredibly draining, and the late hours leave you exhausted all of the time.”
A LOT of users agreed that teaching is terrible for us physically and certainly emotionally.
“Taught for six years in middle and high school. I absolutely will never return to the classroom.”
“In my younger days, I spent time as a bouncer, bar-back, and concert security. Nothing like having a drunken ass take swings at you for trying to do your job.”
“Or getting blind-sided by a beer bottle to the head, etc., 100% not a long-term sustainable role.”
“Before my dad was in another police profession, he was in highway patrol, and he worked a lot of accidents, so I’m gonna say anything that has to deal with traumatic accidents.”
“Mentally, he’s not ‘normal.’”
It’s not all rescuing cats out of trees. “The amount of cancer-causing exposures is mind-boggling.”
“We are going to see a huge increase in firefighting-related cancer due to the amount of ‘forever chemicals’ that are released from synthetic materials when they burn.”
Another profession that has been heavily glamorized by TV and movies.
“Lawyers are one of the least healthy professions. The hours are crazy, and the stress is extremely high.”
Cheffing is anti-social, poorly paid, and often leads to unhealthy coping mechanisms.
“Most of them drink a lot. They don’t have time to eat properly and work very long hours on their feet all day.”
Most Corporate Jobs
“Corps run on gaslighting employees. The problems the company creates are those of the workers. You can’t come and go as you please, and time off is shrouded in guilt from your higher-ups most of the time.
“Also, capitalism only works if everyone is getting paid less than they actually give in value to the company. “
Any Job You Don’t Like
“Pretty much any job you don’t like doing, which seems to be most for the majority of people.
“Forcing yourself to get up every day to go do a job you hate just so you can break even at the end of the month.”
Nursing is typically poorly paid in many countries and takes its toll physically and mentally.
“Shift work. No breaks. Emotional damage. Physical abuse. Gaslighting managers. The list goes on.”
“Night shifts into early shifts have ruined my circadian rhythm for good, working up to 14-hour days in a metal tube filled with hundreds of other humans who may or may not be carrying illnesses.
Trapped gas from being in a pressurized cabin every day, up and down, up and down in altitudes.”
Auto Body Work
As well as sliding in and out from under a heavy vehicle, there are other issues, too.
“No matter how careful you are, fumes and particles of plastic filler are going to end up inside your body.”
As well as patients who are sometimes toxic and have no boundaries, this sharer admits it’s taken its toll in other ways.
“Listening to people’s problems, which you cannot tell anyone. And it is impossible that it doesn’t affect them.”
Some of them, anyway.
“Social media phenoms who perform for views, regardless of possible repercussions to themselves or followers.”
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