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Did you just say that you feel too stressed out at work? Read on to find out who are the people who actually experience stress on a daily basis.

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Father Report Abuse
Worrying about keeping a roof over your family's head, food on the table, pleasing your boss, keeping your job in the economy. And don't even get me started on the nagging wife.
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You seem, although it has been three years ago that you wrote this comment, back in the 60's and 50's when women did not work. Your attitude, and this position on the board should be far further down, and that is my opinion, only one. Putting a person down on the internet, especially your wife's has to be the most intense writing and complete transparency as to how you feel about woman, and or your wife. I wouldn't be surprise if she left you by now, and that is unfortunate as families need good solid fathers that love their spouses, vice versa.
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given the obvious deficits of the male gender I tend to agree being a "father" not sperm donor, IS more stressful to the man who actually stays around to do it. They simply are prone to feel stress so much more as they haven't had to build those "muscles" that women typically do in our current society. Yes fatherhood is possibly more stressful, but not from a greater amount of duties involved, but from higher levels of stress from an impaired ability to handle it.
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I was a soldier, then an ER nurse and now a father. I work 12 hour midnights on Fri / Sat then stay home with the kids Mon - Fri by myself and while all of these jobs present their challenges I would rate them as follows. The ER nurse job is most stressful followed by the stay at home dad then finally the combat medic. Some people may read this and not understand how this could be so but this is from my personal experience. I think a lot has to do with the quantity of task at hand. I sometimes wear a podometer at work in the ER it usually clocks in around 7-8 miles in a twelve hour shift. Extremely mentally and physically abusive. I just had titanium rods in my spine from one too many lifts. Hopefully I never have to go back. It would be a blessing in disguise. Although being broke is stressfull too.
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Wow. You sound like one happy camper
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I am a married man for 26 years, and have known my wonderful wife for 28. I know how stressful it is to be a parent. I cannot imagine how stressful and frustrating to be a single parent. But my bit of advice to all single parents (men and women).... Hang in there! All this will pass, and over the years you'll see your kid(s) grow into independent creatures who'll want to be on their own. Just show them how. And you'll be free again (in time).
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I give single fathers credit because they understand a lot. I was a single parent of a new born baby till he was 1.5 year old. His dad didn't want him and he is now 5 years old and still dont want him. So there are a lot of amazing great wonderful single dads out there that take care of there kids. But the ones who are married are held resoponsable as if they were single and it's just frustrating because there is the help there but the other half don't want to do it. It is a team work to make a baby it is team work to care for a baby.
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Sorry i think fathers and mothers are equal they both are a team to run the household together. No one job is more important then another. Do this for a company i feel like a parent of 50 plus people and i'm not a manager just a sales assistant. the whole nagging wife comment was not needed. Have a great day!
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I am enraged by this comment! By far mothers have THE most difficult job out there. One thing everyone is forgetting is that fathers are, in societies eyes, not expected to play any part in their childs life. If daddy leaves when moms 8 months pregnant its no biggie, he wants to go to the bar after work with his friends shes a nag, presuming they both work 40 hours like many families, shes still in charge of most house hold duties. I am horrified that so many place a fathers roll as more difficult than a mothers. There is no comparison, women have to step up to a way higher plate.
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Being a 'good' father is sooo important. It is imperative to instill respect of the opposite gender and inspiration. However, you have no idea the difficulty entailed in raising more than one child in this male-dominated world and being grossly underpaid. A single Mom is selfless and somehow tries to find the physical strength to do it 'all", you have no clue. I have worked full time plus additional jobs...do you ever get your period and still have to perform..I think not. Have some sympathy for all single parents. You are not the only one.
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I am a single father - mom is not in the picture at all. I am sick to **** of people bashing fathers that raise their kids. I have raised my daugther alone for the past 9 years. I do all of the above on top of learning to paint nails, braid hair and many, many others things. I am tired of hearing how hard Mothers have it. By far, the greatest minority in this world are the single fathers with custody of their kids.
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Mothers do all of those things plus they are the primary caregivers to the kids and the household. Number 1 most stressful job should be Parent.
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i have a feeling mothers and fathers have to be placed at number 1 as they try to be helpful
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Being a Father is not a job, it is a choice. Stressful? Yes, but not a job!
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If your going to war, pray once. If your going to sea, pray twice. If your going to get married, pray three times. "Russian proverb"
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Working 40+ hours a week to provide Medical, Dental, Vision, Insurance for my wonderful wife of 25 years & 2 wonderful children ages 14 & 17. Their wants & needs never end. I would do it again but it is very stressful to pay the mortgage, taxes, food, clothing & utility bills.
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They bear the burden of the entire family 24/7 365! They specialize in everything. Hairdresser, Barber, Short Order Cook, Taxi, Teacher, Philosopher, Cleaning service, personal scheduler and shopper, Tutor, Doctor, sometime play other role father, role model......the list is endless.
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You're all wrong! see this: military com veteran-jobs search 10-most-stressful-jobs-of-2014 html
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BEING A MO IS ADDED LOAD PHYSICALLY AS WELL AS MENTALLY. MOMS ARE GREAT
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I'm sorry but being a mum is not a "job" it's a responsibility. A job is something you have to do to provide for your family. Job comes first!
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if, if, if. If it's a traditional, two parent family, then the dad has the WAY more stressful job. This isn't about who does more, and that one's debatable as well, but who has the more STRESSFUL role to play. Pop, easily.
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Very stressful. Which is why I choose not to be one, at least not now
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I'm a mom of 3 one is my step daughter and 2 are mine and I have one cooking. And being a step mom is harder than being a regular mom to your kids I think. And also I am a child care provider since it is hard to find childcare at the same place for all 3 of the kids. And I get up at 5 am and up till god knows when cleaning taking trash out things that didn't get done on the days list. There are days I dont get to use the bathroom till my last daycare child leaves I don't get to eat breakfast most mornings or lunch till nap time if I am lucky. I take the dog out every morning clean his kennel no matter if it's clean or dirty, I want him to feel like he is apart of this family like everyone else he goes out for 2 hrs in am and my son walks him. It not easy being a mom let a lone a military wife is tough. Because no matter what you are second on the list.
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Not a mom hope to be one day. As well as being a worker bee. Wish you all would stop complaining about who has it worse. if we stop complaining and work together as a team we most likely have nothing to whine about... just saying! whoa is me is out of style these days! buck up !!! :) our bodies and minds are stronger then most give themselves credit for! Take care!
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"They bear the burden of the entire family 24/7 365! They specialize in everything. Hairdresser, Barber, Short Order Cook, Taxi, Teacher, Philosopher, Cleaning service, personal scheduler and shopper, Tutor, Doctor, sometime play other role father, role model......the list is endless" So do single fathers.
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If you have enough time to go on the computer you should have enough time to shower...
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No joke....I'm a mommy of two (#3 is incubating now) and I just want to add that people get paid at jobs. Trust me. I'm lucky to get a shower in everyday and pee by my self let alone get paid. Let me tell you...there are times where I'd rather be daddy than mommy...at least Daddies get regular lunch breaks.
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WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! mother is probably the most stressing job
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yes this is one of the top ten stressful jobs trust me i know im a mom of 3 lol but they should also add being a cashier ; like at a gas station, alot of pressure goes into that job as well you have to deal with rude people ,thieves, weather or not you will make it home that day or night because you may get robbed or killed, then you have all the normal parts of the job as well, alot of people forget about the ones that have jobs like these because they dont think the job is good enough. ask yourself this question do you think you could work 7-9 hours a day by yourself no breaks run a till remember every price in the store and hope its the same price because prices change almost weekly and because you have to manually type in price cant scan items; do lottery like scratch tickets and powerball; pulltabs; scoop ice cream and keep an eye on the gas pumps and store and run a till all at the same time if you think you can do all this without being stressed out no i didnt think so because its next to impossible
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And don't even get me started about the nagging husband.
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Yes, it's very stressful job. Im my opinion the most stressful job which we must do all day and night
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This is not a job and im not a mother but think about all the things your mother has done for you as you were growing up. If she was paid for everything she did for you she would be a millionaire by now.
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mom's and dad's should be #1 lol!!
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Can agree more!! You are expected to do all these with tender loving care and zero paid...! Suddenly I feel like a super woman.
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Air Traffic Controller Report Abuse
With the increase in the number of flights to various destinations, the busiest airports just got busier. The air traffic controller, who is responsible for regulating the arrival and departures of all the flight to and from the airport, has to always be alert. A small error could claim hundreds of lives.
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I finished ATC school, and cant wait to start my career
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ATC is absolutely stressful in bursts in my experience. Someone mentioned skipping the FAA and get hired by the AF then DOD for better pay. Wow, that is an absolute like ... FAA pay range is approx 60k-179k (at the top). Pay depends on difficulty/complexity of your facility and amount of air traffic. I am at a level 12 facility (only been working with the FAA for 3 years) and am at 125k. FAA is the way to go. With all that said, it may seem like the money makes it worth the stress. Negative. Its a daily mental beating that makes you question (sometimes) your own sanity. And yet, most LOVE the job despite it. We are a sick people haha.
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I definitely agree that the most difficult/ stressful part of being a controller is training.. I recently certified at Atl Approach ( which is my first facility ) and during the training process i lost 40 lbs from the amount of stress that i was subjected to.. I would agree that it is the most rewarding job as well. I love my job and wouldn't trade it for anything.
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m also frm the same famliy....being a ATC now i understood importance of time . even of seconds!!! ya happy controlling
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I am a retired controller. Worked tower in Jax Fl and approach control. Stressful? Sometimes, but what job isn't ? The pay is incredible and the work conditions are always good. Stressful? spending 8 hrs a day in a factory would be much more stressful. Cant imagine a better job exists, but it's not for everyone
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my mothers husband was an air traffic controller and its an incredibly important job and sounds really cool however i dont think i could handle sitting and staring at the screen that in its self would be to stressfull for me.
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Glad to see controllers admitting the stress levels involved in this job. I'm a controller myself, and so many of my fellow workers deny that they are stressed. The trouble with controlling is that stress comes in short, sharp bursts and seems to vanish once the event is over. But what many don't realise is that these short stressful periods have a cummulative effect on both body and mind.
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I work at Heathrow. Enough said! I have grey hair already!
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Proud wife of an air traffic controller!
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its good to know im going into the air force to do the most stressful job in the world
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When you are in training we have to be hard on you. You literally have hundreds of lives in your hand at any given moment. You have to be broken down so that we can see you have the ability to get back up. This job is fun and only a certain few can handle it. I have controlled in busy towers and RADARS just the same. It has been stressful at times, but if you know your stuff then the stress will take care of itself. The job is fun and the job satisfaction you get from setting up a sequence that seemed impossible is like nothing else.
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This job is incredibly stressful. When you go to work for only 8 hours, and come home and you are physically, mentally and emotionally drained from one day of work, it doesn't make it very easy to want to go back. It would be nice to actually enjoy it, maybe in a couple of years. I couldn't imagine working at a busy airport. Those of you who love your job, consider yourself blessed, i'm sure it makes your life much easier. And always remember.. "Keep em' seperated"
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the most stressful part of this career is being in training!!! constantly being under a microscope and being told you suck has some negative impact on your ego and on your personal life. this is a career that comes FIRST and your personal life including husband/ wife and even your child LAST
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As a Pilot, I just want to say that the professionalism of Controllers is amazing. They should all be proud of themselves. They keep the skies organised and keep us safe! Well done guys and gals!
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Used to be a Control Tower Operator in the Air Force at a training base... Not anymore... It wasn't too bad, but I was always exhausted. Crazy hours and when it get busy, it REALLY gets busy and it's easy to become fatigued. The tower isn't the most stressful, though... I feel for the radar controllers, man!
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yeah very true.........its actually a very stressful job but u have to learn how to enjoy this job.........otherwise ur exhausted...........HAPPY CONTROLLING...........
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i am proud to be a family of an air traffic controllers on the world.
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Im a controller in the air force think you can handle it if you knew how easy it was to put 2 aircraft together you would probably never fly again if your gonna do this skip college and the FAA go AF then DOD it pays better and youll be a better controller surrounded by more experienced controllers who actually did this before getting hired college students going to the FAA scares me
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I hope to start training to become an ATCO at NATS after I finish my final year at Uni! love the idea of the job!
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I want to do this job for a living. I know that it is the most stressful job, but it takes alot to get me stressed.
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That's what I do for living.....keeping skies organized
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chef Report Abuse
you eva had 10,000 ppl to feed
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Very full on, very stressful if you have hopeless incompetent staff which ultimately you need to replace and start all over again. If you do end up with a good team the job is still full of stresses if you run the show.
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I was a chef for 17 yrs and had the grace to work with the top chefs Raymond Blanc and Marco Pierre White included , and I can honestly say it is one of the most stressful jobs imaginable , working 14-16 hrs a day 6 days a week off every monday the most dismal day of the week , working every weekend every public holiday bank holiday xmas eve news yrs eve news yrs day , the heat the sweat holding in your number ones and your number twos being shouted at finishing up after tidying down everywhere to find the pubs and bars shut , the busses have stopped running so you have to walk home 4-5 hrs sleep if your lucky then back up to walk into work to do it all over again , I have not worked much in the last 4 and a half yrs because my Epilepsy has come back but in that short amount of time the amount of things I have done and things Ive seen that I could never do whilst cheffing is amazing and whats more I met my lovely fiancee and have two gorgeous twin daughters who have just turned two yrs old they were born 11.11.11 , Trust me chefs are saints and they deserve more , Very very very stressful work ......
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The reality of the situation is that in order to be successful in this choosen career path you must have a true passion for the arts. You must be disciplined, creative and a quick thinker, capable of improvising need be.Yes...we work long hour work weeks. Yes, we sacrifice our bodies from not eating and drinking like we should to exposing ourselves to dangerous flames, surfaces and equipment. Yes, we sweat and run around from hot to cold...but its the rush that we need to keep us going. After we knock out a dining room full of guest we are happy and proud to say 'Yes, we just did that'! (Btw...not every chef is the Gordon Ramsey type...lol.) I dont have to scream at my cooks to get the job done. Even after mistakes are made...I make sure they know about it and that the issue is resloved. BUT at the end of the night I always shake their hands, thank them and let them know they did a nice job. Positive motivation...ppl! If you pick a good team...you dont have to instill fear in them to get them to do their work. And if you give them the respect they deserve...they will be motivated to do their best in hopes of not letting their chef down. Yes, our culinary team becomes our second family because lets face it we probably end up seeing them more than we see our real family. Yes...we work through holidays. I always tell cooks, if you have a problem with that...then you are definitely in the wrong field! Think about it...a holiday or celebration is not a true celebration without the food. Somebody has to do the cooking...lol.
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Im a chef for a fine dining steakhouse. Being a chef is truly one of the most stressful jobs you could have. However, I LOVE my job...I wouldnt change it for the world. I LOVE it more so because Im young 27 and a woman in a male dominant field. I LOVE putting on my chef jacket with my name on it. I LOVE using new techniques and experimenting with different foods. I LOVE to see people enjoying my creations. There is always a rewarding feeling that comes when guest are pleased and compliment your dishes. Yes, not everyone will like every dish you create. BUT that comes with the territory. Your putting your name and your dish on the line and accepting the fact that it will to be broken down and critiqued. So you must be open minded and level headed and willing to accept both negative and positive critique. My rule has always been to never to send sometjing out to a guest that I would not eat myself.
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I challenge anyone to come up with a more stressful occupation than that of a pro chef. No other job on the planet has you physically & mentally running around at 100mph, non-stop, sweating, doing 20 tasks at once, thinking of a multitude of things at the same time, preparing, cooking, plating the perfect dish EVERY time to 100's of people everyday, and a raft of other things that have to be done, and doing this in an extremely hot environment, with no air-cond, in a uniform, no chance of eating, resting, drinking or time for a ****. Can you do all that 12-15 hours every day for years and years without holidays with your own family! Chefs are bloody heroes!
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I started my cooking career at 16, I am now 42. I worked my way through the ranks over the years to become fully qualified and experienced in all types of establishments and cuisines of the world. After reading the comments on this page, I suggest that those wanting this career choice, do your homework and find out if this is really for you. Kitchens and the work involved requires a special breed of people. This is a very demanding and stressful occupation and as the story goes, if you can't handle the pace, rather than bad-mouth the pride of real chefs, find a new career. A big problem I see nowadays, is that cooks come out of culinary training thinking they know everything. Any training you do only prepares you for the basics. The real classroom is the reality of a real kitchen, where your heart is either in it or not. Just to clarify, After completing your training, you are still a cook. After 10 years 'service', you have earned the right to be called a chef, after 20 years you've become a professional chef, and after 30 years, you are a master chef and a true culinarian. Those that put there head down, ass up and take pride in their workday, are the ones that go far in this trade. Passion for the industry no matter how tough times can be, sorts out the "men from the boys'. I enjoy the regimental structure of all aspects of kitchen work, because without it, you have nothing but chaos. I will continue until I'm around 50yrs old, where I intend to take on a teaching role in professional training. During that time, I will emphasize to future students the sacrifice to their lives that they will be required to commit to. Do not become a chef if you want to be lazy, mega rich, want Friday and Saturday nights off to party or think a 9-5 spot will do. Become one if your heart and soul is prepared to lead.
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i am a culinary student and work full time being a chef is the hardest job i have done stress and workload wise but you get used to working 18 hours days including school and work. but i wouldnt change it for a thing
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Its more stressful when your cooking for Gordon ramesy:-)
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I decided to go to culinary school when I got out of the military, for what reason, that I am still struggling with remembering. After taking on a school loan better described as a mortgage for an imaginary house I entered the world of food service. It is now ten years later, I still have yet to make a wage that does'nt require my appearance at two different establishments six days a week anywhere between12 to 16 hours a pop. I have no life, Im a raging alcoholic and dabble in extracurricular activites whenever possible, and for some reason still living pay check to pay check. Stress, thats an understatement. If you are able to deal with several situations at once that if not done correctly or within a very short time more than likely will result in a catastrophe, for no less than five hours strait, while sweating profusely, starving, parched and have been holding number one and or number two the hole time, then this job might be up your alley, If not, this would be the worst decision you have ever made.
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im 17 and ive done one and a half year at catering college. worked in spain and france and loved it. up until a month ago when my workplace in england (which ive been working at for 4 months) was what could only be described as under staffed. whilst trying to juggle college and work they'd try and get me in at every spare moment away from college. im afraid to say that the hours ive been working, and to the extent of hours per day have out ran my passion for cooking and im now regretting this career choice. i love cooking. im not that bad and im really developing as a chef. but its just the hours. i was told all this before going down this road i just didnt realise it'd be to this extent. so its looks like if i cant find a catering job less intense and less hours in the next year or so. that might be it for me when it comes to being a chef.
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Im a chef and it sucks let me tell you! Everytime everyone its off relaxing at home "chef" we are working all the time ! Every holliday every weekend every nite! Its a carreer that dont stop! You never get a brake! It burns u up! Im ready for a career change even if i have to make less money! Thats how bad it is! Trust me its very stressfull been a chef and they life style that goes with it!....
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i am a chef and i will never tell my kids to be a chef when they grow up. never.
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this is one of the ****est job in the world. Its not worth it to be yelled at and sweared by your pshycho head chefs for every single task you do, even you do it the right way. I am a chef as well and i wanna change career. Just imagine dealling with Marco Pierre White, he even made Gordon Ramsey shed into tears and walk away the kitchen. Now become the most dirtiest mouth on the planet. This is what happen to them as a chef. So, being a chef is tough, you need to deal with this kind of personalities and attitudes.
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I've been a chef now since my 20's. I'm nearly 51 now, and yes, being a chef is stressful. Every job though has it's form of stress, and when I tried to switch careers to web page design it was more psychological than physical. I ended up back in the kitchen. Stress is just part of the job, but quitting never got me anywhere. I just learned to manage it. Not getting enough sleep the day before and skipping meals are the worst contributors, along with not having a lot of water, juice, pop, iced tea standing by. People who can't stand stress won't do good at anything. But the truth is, I love to cook, Gordon Ramsay and I are about the same temperament, things have to be done right and there is more contempt for stupidity than for stress. Patience is a virtue, but sometimes there is no time. You have seconds to work with each plate, not minutes, when it is busy, but if you are not set up then you will definitely know what stress is. Regardless of the station, even the dish pit or pantry, broiler, saute, steam table, once you are set up you can go into battle, otherwise you will know what hell feels like. That's just what it is--a battle, but when you are prepared, ah, what a rush! Oh yeah!
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my husband is a chef and trust me it's VERY stessful to be a chef,
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sry for the typos, i meant to say "people dont yell at you for everything"
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Is cooking stressful? well i cooked for 5 yrs then becames a nuclear reactor operator because it was about as stressful as sitting down at the end of the day and having a brew compared to cooking. the pace is casual, people do yell at you for everything, its not sweltering hot, everything is done for you, you just have to keep track of it. as for what a cook does, just read these other comments. And btw ive cooked and waited, and waiting is way easier and better paid. though not as well paying as an NRO
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Well ive trained as a chef for 3 years, worked as a chef and so far i think its awful, I was warned before i started traning not to continue further, but as you do... you simply dont listen :L,, So much arguing in the kitchen, bitching is unreal, stress, emotion, bullying, just a complete mental break down if you slip up on one order the rest off the covers woll simply smother you!!!, there is basically no room for mistakes. But then i see other chefs i know working a shorter 8 hourss compared to my 15-16 hour terrior and think maybe its were ive been working... who knows maybe things will change... im givin it a couple more years and without any doubt i should have done what i was suppost to in the first place and choose a different career.. =/ x
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I have been a waitress, a burger slinger, and now a pastry cook. I see the the chefs, the wait staff and the dishwashers. I think they ALL have stress in some way shape or form. Everyone depends on everyone. And the funny thing is, as much as we bit@h and moan, we continue to show up everyday. I have stepped away for it all several times, but I keep coming back. It needs me and I need it...lol
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I have been going to culinary school for about 3 years now, worked in this kitchen and that kitchen, and aside from all of the stress and screaming and trial and error, I LOVE IT. I have minor ADHD, so running around 24/7 doesn't phase me, yet. I am only 22 years old though, so I know it will change. I don't feel like there is anywhere else I should be than a kitchen feeding 100s of people a day. I knew before going to college for cooking that the hours would be long, labor hard, no social life, but I wouldn't have it any other way. People have to eat, and I love that I can make it happen. It's always very fulfillling for me to make 2000-4000 hors d oeuvres for a wine tasting event, or simple 150 wedding reception. I just couldn't do anything else. I was made for it.
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I have been a chef for 14 years, during my career I have done many shifts front of house and know how difficult customers can be. However there is the option to walk away if they are overly rude or insulting. As for the kitchen they were worse to me then the normal waiting staff as and I quote " You should know better ", but this was still nothing compared to the day to day stress of the kitchen. You start 2, maybe 3 hours before any of the waiting staff. By the time they get in you have already cooked or prepared enough food to feed over 100 covers. Then you have the show, which is a fine art, a dance, balancing act and a feat of mental arithmetic the likes of which you never did at school. Then at the end of the night after 10 maybe 12 hours of non-stop work, where if you were lucky if you had time to pee, you get the enjoyable job of cleaning down. Which generally consists of scrubbing down all tables reorganising the fridge and then deck scrubbing the floor by which time everyone else has gone home. Waiting more stressful than cheffing?!? Don't make me laugh!
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I am a chef, I have worked 80 hours this week. Busy stressful services, 40-50 covers at some times to send out with constant pressure on you to do it as fast as you can. Burning yourself, cut hands, stinky clothes. Miss all holidays. Open 365 days a year 12 hours a day. Take like 2 weeks off a year, 6-7 days a week. Running kitchen, chemicals to work with. Low budgets to put up with. Never time to sit down, to go to the toilet during service, to even get a drink. Stink of grease at the end of the day and feel exhausted. With 8-9 hours left to wash, eat, sleep etc - NO room for a social life. The pay is awful for how hard chefs actually have to work. There is also nothing about the job that makes it seem worth it. I like cooking, but I hate being a chef. Btw, I am a microwave technician ranked second in the kitchen working in a pub restaurant chain in the UK. I don't recommend this job to anyone as it's just so stressful and I cannot wait to get out of this line of work!
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Lots of stress. Unlike many jobs, you cant work extra hard today so that tomorrow you have less work to do. The heat and the knives aren't stressful, you don't have the time to worry about getting cut or burned. Ive been doing this for a few years now and im not surprised to see that most of my chef/cook friends have turned to drugs and/or alcohol... myself included.
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should be higher worked in a kitchen from age of 11 chefin from age 15 am 28 now and only had 2 holidays had loads off stress and fatigue problems and the biggest pain is the health inspectors who dont have a clue about running a restaurant
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Hmm I just have to say, to the comment above - I have worked at several cooking jobs and several waiting jobs, and outside the pay I really enjoyed cooking. However Id rather go live in a tent than go back to waitressing.
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I can't help but laugh at a waiter saying its more stressfull then a chefs position. cry me a river you have to deal with customers, and the line cooks both upset at you. make a short list of what a waiter and a chef has to do waiter - deal with customers, o and lets not forget roll silverware. ok Chef - deal with the stupidity of a server and the cooks who are just there for a job, cook food that wont kill people and is delicious and uniform to the recipe, prepare large bulk recipes in the middle of service, work both with a ticket and verbal orders, work as a team with people you may or may not like, work with knives and be around everything that can burn you and under allot of heat while wearing a chef coat. o and when all said and done have to stay untill everything is cleaned and spottless. not to mention the average 10 to 14 hour days with no breaks and 6 to 7 day work weeks. the only thing i am glad i dont have to do and not to say that i havent is doing a split shift. other then that a waiter will make 3 times what i make while doing 1/4th of the work.
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fire and knives!
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I have worked as a waiter for years now and whether or not being a chef is more stressful, is debatable. While I have a huge amount of respect for you and what you do (I couldn't do it), at the end of the day, when all is said and done, you guys don't have to deal with customers and that's where ninety five percent of my frustration comes from.You have to deal with us, yes, but you don't have to deal with customers and that is why we are always so stressed out!
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Cooking is FOR SURE stressful. I would say it would have to be one of the least paying jobs for the actual intensity you have to deal with. it is not uncommon to have 5,6, or sometimes even 7 hour service periods where you have to be alert, focused, quick and precise to avoid crashing the whole show. It is physically and mentally exhausting. There are times of sheer panic and confusion, I'm not kidding. It is alot more stress than most people could imagine, but at the end of the day, were not saving lives, we're cooking food. You will almost never get rich by cooking, but a great cook doesnt do it for the money. We do it because we love it and we couldent imagine doing anything else.
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No way serving is way more stressful that cooking ... I've worked on both sides. If the kitchen screws up they dont get yelled at by customers and they don't get stuck with the bill if someone walks out. On top of that the kitchen staff will yell at me if a customer is complaining or wants something extra ... and all the while I have ti maintain an upbeat attitude and smile. Servers get it from both sides.
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omg!!!!!!!! my guy hs got his dream job of bein a chef...was so happy for him too, until i read these posts.... keeping my fingers crossed :) just pray that he'll be sane after so mch stress....
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Chef in place number 79? I can't believe waiter has been voted more. People obviously have never been in a kitchen, been a chef is probably one of the mos stressful jobs out there. Just look at how many chefs are on drugs, alcohol or how many smoke (many say this is a stereotype that chefs smoke. I work at the Ritz and it is VERY stressful, people demand everything to be perfect, long working hours (prep, lunch and dinner service), you hardly have time to SIT, you have to keep everything in order, motivate the line cooks and waiters, hygiene, creativity, feedback, i can go on for hours. BUT the worst thing is.... You miss TONS AND TONS OF social and family events.
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I go to catering college full time and work part time. I'm only 17 yet i've already had more stress from work than I thought was possible. I feel sorry for the higher employees in the kitchen. Chef should defo be higher!
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On a busy friday shift I put a glass of water in front of me as i started at 10am by the time I finish at 10pm I never took a sip of it.
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chef has to be the most stressful...I know I am one...I would like anybody to try and run a kitchen...man oh man....everything flies at you at once including staff.....if it is not perfect than *&^% hits the fan
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Now I must say I don't have that much exp. in other lines of work. Just on a factory assembly line (easy but lonely), sales rep at a shoe store (fun, social, yet we all know how picky customers get), and at a coulpe of fast food places (easy, easy, easy, but depressing :( ), and then two jobs as a line cook. Being a line cook is definitley the most stressful job I've had but it's fast paced and i love it. Although it defintley varies from restaurant to restaurant and also for the individual. There is always going to be a person that doesn't want to do the job right so you have to step in and either correct it or simply do it your self. These individuals accumulate like mad in the kitchen considering alot of restaurants don't care about hiring people with exp. The things that suck about working in a kitchen (Bill times, Bitchy front of house, Endless stocking and food prerparation, the sound a chit makes as an order gets punched in, customers not knowing how a steak is supposed to be cooked, incompetent employees, oven timers and dishes breaking, being surrounded by food that is never for you, memorizing all the things being called out and not forgetting the food thats on the go, 911's, app lines, desserts, and just the plain old randomness of when it gets busy, customers are like the rain you see a dark cloud next thing you know your drenched.) isn't actually that bad depending on if your restaurant is organized. unlike chicken strips i don't float when I'm cooked
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im 19 an i work 2 kitchen jobs 75plus hours a week, ths shud be way higher, stress as a line cook is quite inense, your head chef calling 15 orders at a time ya lets see you remember all that
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ya exactly chef is probably one of the most stressful jobs becuase everything has to be perfect especially where i come from an staff an all that have tot take the heat so if anythign chef shhould be up way higher
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People dont even have a clue, a kitchen to run, staff to motivate, a gp to meet and a stressfull serivce. Oh sorry pls the health hygine saftey, feedback, menu writing and the fact you will be liabble (PRISON) for any ilness that may occur as a result of your food. Oh yeah 65+ hours per week
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waiter more stressful than a chef no way.
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Registered Nurse (RN) Report Abuse
Still underpaid, understaffed and overworked. There is a high turnover rate in hospital nursing, in my opinion, due to excessive paperwork and computer skills. Every RN is constantly stressed about being sued. Responsibility of the patient is your #1 priority, and in addition the RN has responsibility of all medical personal working under them. Many places of employment require working week-ends, night shifts and holiday time.
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Where in the world do you as an RN make $50 an hour in this nation? That is not the national average. I have been an RN for 34yrs.
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pls. My friend is a psych nurse in a NC state run hospital who works 12 hr shifts asnd gets off 3 days in a row, She has insurance a pension and will retire in a better shape than when working. She is off more days a year than she works.
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well im definately under paid as a RN, i studied hard for 5 years and nursing has to be the most stressful job. I work 14 hours a day a lot of the time without a break, 28 patients and sometimes im that only nurse and i have 2 assistants, i get spoke to like crap off people, im ready for leaving, i work in the uk by the way maybe its different in the USA but over here its rubbish and for all that I get paid a few quid more an hour than the cleaners do!
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I'm an RN & make almost $50 hr with full benefits, can't say I'm underpaid... BUT there are a lotta days where I wish I was anywhere but work! Seeing smiles on patient's faces makes it worth it though.
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LPN's do not have it much better when it comes to long term care all nurses are treated terrible and highly undervalued and under appreciated. Is it any wonder most nurses are long dead before they ever make it into a long-term care facility themselves. Heart attacks and strokes are a common occurrence and I have sadly buried more coworkers who never had an opportunity to retire because they could never afford it. It is honestly one of the world's most unappreciated and undervalued professions.
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I think we should rank higher on this list!
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Not to mention being legally responsible for the physician's actions or lack thereof! Constantly getting yelled at by tired and grumpy doctors who need to take out their frustrations on someone makes a work environment hostile.
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UNDERPAID??????? YEAH
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Charge Nurse in a psychiatric hospital can be very stressful. Have had co-workers attacked (teeth knocked out, bones broken, stabbed with pens, etc.) and had a client put his face right into my face and tell me, "I'll kill you right now if that's what it takes to get into Atascadero." Besides the acts and threats of danger, the charge nurse is responsible for everything that happens on the unit during the shift. When one client starts to go off the deep-end, others go with them. Can't give an emergent med without talking with the MD first (meanwhile, 3-4 staff members are manually restraining a floridly psychotic patient with seemingly super-human strength). I agree with ICU RN - a demanding position in the physical, emotional, and mental domains, 12-hour shifts, and having to work holidays make this a difficult long-term work situation. When you work from 7:00a - 7:30p on Christmas or Thanksgiving, the holiday is over by the time you get home.
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As an ICU nurse, the stress level is high. It can change from life to death in a matter of moments. There continues to be a high turnover rate, work related injuries, and burnout It is physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding as well as rewarding. The hours are long, working holidays, weekends, and manditory on-call shifts.
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Surgeons Report Abuse
Your lives are in their hands literally. A small error can prove fatal. They are always under stress thanks to the ever increasing number of people suffering from various ailments.
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Great to know there is a Surgeon out there practicing that cant spell "feel" :)
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This is forsurely the most stressful of all!!!!!!!!!
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I'm a surgeon, and I feed that there are definitely more stressful jobs out there. There ARE a lot of hours to work, and it is a matter of life and death, but just for the patient, not for me. I think being in the military, or a firefighter, police officer, etc (something where you could die) would be a lot more stressful.
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That's what I do for a living.....keeping people from dying.
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We've had air traffic controllers come to drive trams and they all found the concentration levels required were much more demanding. You have do everyones thinking for them. We save countless lives every day by anticipating morons a.k.a the general public. Stepping out without looking, driving though red lights. I've had a head on collision (Every incident is never the tram drivers fault) I've nearly been wiped out by an 18 wheeler, drivers straddling the centre line, drivers overtaking then cutting in front to take the next exit, idiots with earphones, people running across in from of you to catch a bus on the opposite side of the road or getting off the tram then walking in front just as you are pulling away. Forcing you to make emergency stops that send all the passengers flying forwards. 40 tones doesn't stop on a dime. Did I mention we carry 400 passenger in rush hour? Same as a commercial jet. They don't have to navigate roads & city centres filled with morons who can't drive or who's sole objective seems to be death by tram. All the other comments about timetables & lack of toilet facilities is correct &there's ALWAYS someone who late & there's ALWAYS someone who holds open the doors, so that couple of minutes respite you though you were going to get at the terminus, no longer exits, because your late customers, rather than waiting 5 min for the next tram, have made you run late. Unlike a desk job, you can't just get up and take a comfort break. Gang fights, broken windows, stabbings etc, it all takes place. It's the same stuff as the police deals with, except you have Zero official power to do anything about it, and, because you drive a tram, you are a very easy target for recriminations. You can't exactly steer out of trouble. Oh, did I mention kids putting things on the track to try and derail you? Then you have your controllers thoughout all of the above hassling you about why it is taking you so long to get from A to B.
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I have been riding the bus since car accident nearly two years ago. I have heard of one instance where a bus driver was shot. I have been on bus where there was "gang" that were threatening female passenger and the bus driver got involved, and one of the "members" checked him out to see if he could be intimidated. He couldn't - I was really impressed. I was on one bus recently where a passenger appeared to have died (or passed out) and we had to wait for the Sheriff. All that, and the people who need psychological help who talk to the driver continually while he is driving.
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I deal with at least 800 passengers a day at an eye to eye level & most of them are great. I have my share of druggies, drunks, just general rude people, Brat teen age kids trying to get a girls attention, and did I forget the time schedule. I still have not gone to the restroom in over 6 hours because the bus does not have one & my schedule will not allow it or I'll be late & get yelled out by a passenger or two because they failed to plan ahead. You should not plan any trip to a doctor, lawyer or a job & just give yourself a 4 minute window. There really are cars in front of the bus. That is why it is not moving.
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Nuclear Reactor Operator for Nuclear Power Plant Report Abuse
I can't believe this was not mentioned!!!!!!!!!!!!
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homer simpson
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Im and NRO fort the last 10 yrs and its the easiest job Ive ever done, Read dials and meters, write down numbers, be accurate, follow prcedures. clock out, get paid. Id say out of being a carpenter, cook, sales rep, and going to school for the last 5 yrs to become an NRO being a cook is the most stressful job there is, you have to move as fast as possible for 8-10 hrs strait without making a mistake while people yell and btch at you (try jogging for that long while writing an essay and having to have perfect handwriting while 4 guys yell what you need to write and 6-8 women btch at you because you forgot to dot an i)
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my dad is a nuclear reactor operator and it is a very stressful job..he works only 12 hour shifts an hour away from home.
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whaaa?!? havent you seen the simpsons, looks fun ;) jks
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I agree....when your tasked with generating enough power for a small state and keeping several thousand people safe with zero room for error.
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This one should be top 5, especially Senior Reactor Operators...yikes
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Call Centre Operator Report Abuse
Dealing with customers down the phone and not being able to hang up! Nightmare!
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I love working in a call centre. it is a great environment to work in being within the industry for more that 9 years in total both working within customer services and debt collection LOVE every minute of it - Have always had great people to work with and the company currently working for ar fantastic
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keep it on the top list Only people who worked or working knows about it. Pros: Handsome salary. CONS: list is endless, 24x7x365makes your life HELL Health ruined Dealing with 90% angry/frustrated/sarcastic customers. The rest 10% are the people were the main to reason for me to work in a CC for sometime. work constantly for 8.5 hours and be in office for 9.5 hours, include your commuting time hours. you get the time only for sleep. thats it. You will avoid to tell people that you work in a call centre. Your life has no career working because there is no growth. Operator/representative to supervisor/team leaders/manager is not counted as real- life career growth. One day you will leave this industry. no time for washroom/break constantly sit for 8-5 hours in front of Computer. Always say YES to customer, Fulfill parameters/targets:- make your life sucks no matter you were nice to customer, apologized hundreds of time, motivated customer, assured customer and even at the end you resolved the issue, then ONLY feedback/survey matters which customers fill at the end of the conversation. - You are monitored for everything, yes everything, - while you are with customer, at the same time, you also have to work on different tools/softwares to make/create data of every customer you have interacted with. These tools are also monitored. You have to make a plan in advance for your Sick leave. -bad Management -quality Assurance- he/she will meet you face to face every week to give you the result what you have done wrong. They check all the recorded/monitored stuffs of your work and will give you the result. IF THEY GIVE YOU F(fail). Then your entire week's hardwork is a dry-**** :(. no Recreation- Depression No Job security- I wanna tell everyone, please never work for any callcentre or BPOs. ------->I worked for 2 CC and this experience will not get counted in any industry other than cc/bpo PurplechaP
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I work for a major cell phone company. Customers remind me of a 3 year old screaming over dropping an ice cream cone and demanding mommy buy them a new one. It really sucks, do it too long and it will make you hate people.
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I've worked several jobs and a call center is BY FAR THE WORST. First you have a script that you have to follow on every single call and don't miss a work or your're counted off. The customer can give you a great review but if they give the company a bad review it counts against you! Don't go to the bathroom more than 10 minutes a day, don't even call customers back because that's considere call avoidance, currently I in in the top 10% of performers in my call center and my job is still threated every week. Senior management can't make up their minds on how they wants us to perform so if we go by last weeks policy today we get counted off. Bottom line. RUN if you wan't to maintain your sanity
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These days it seems the only jobs available are in call centers. So I worked already in two. Both times for well known cell phone companies. I mean come on... to work for solid companies like that its fine. I know about people who selling lottery tickets or else, that is even worse. But back to my jobs. everything is monitored and between that you have to kiss the customer's ass who is writing you a bad survey because he paid so much for his product. plus the phone support is not even cost free. You also have targets to meet. They make it easy for them self, you can monitor yourself, that safes them a hell lot of work. Most of the people working here are over qualified, have a degree, speak several languages and the only thing they do day in and day out is answering the phone 8hours/day. It really sucks and if you love your life, then do not ever work in a call center.
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What ever you do in life don't work for Verizon Wireless as a customer service Representative. The worse job known to man. It makes you feel like a slave... In order to get a promotion you have to get good numbers, meaning processing your customers instead of helping them. They will promote the individuals who's minds they can control. You can get promoted if you have a H.S. education and you've worked at Wal-Mart for 10 years but let you come in the door with a degree... GUARANTEED THEY WILL SHUT YOU DOWN.. A real yes sir, no sir type of job.
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I work for a telecom company and I dread every day that I have to go to work. It causes me not to have a peace of mind when i'm away from work because i'm constantly thinking of ways to get out of the game. Angry customers calling because of faulty phones, broken promises, company policies, billing discrepancies, customer's kids mishandling phones, software updates. You have call after call with people treating you as if you should know everything about every device, JUST BECAUSE YOU WORK THERE. People constantly being told inconsistent information because not every representative takes the time to really help the customer. More people are focused on numbers, quality assurance, adjusted calls per day, and selling stuff that people don't need. You are constantly apologizing for things you have no control of and at times it makes you feel like a pathetic person. This job should be the WORSE... Telecommunications is the worse.
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I have been at a call centre for 7+ years working for a Big Name bank and I can definetely say this is likely at least top 3 in work stress. Its funny because about 10 yrs ago I worked for a call centre for about a year and when I left I told myself NEVER AGAIN!. Years later I started working for a bank call centre. I think the only thing that kept me there was the people, the $ bonuses and the reputation of the bank. Other than that it truly is a soul hurting job. Now, I recently got a new job working in a normal office environment working in the education sector (post secondary) I am still taking phone calls but the job is so much more meaningful and doesnt have sales targets or monitored calls etc.. I can go grab a coffee or hit the washroom if I'd like. WOW! It is a NORMAL JOB! And on top of that it is low stress calm, quiet and is for a company that makes differences in poeple lives.. that was another reason call centre jobs are killers. Generally you really dont care at all about the company or the work you do, and if you do its all a big act. My advice to ANYONE in a call centre. GET OUT!!! Like I said I am still on the phones, but its not always the job itself (talking to people), its the environment and expectations of the company that will kill ya. GOOD LUCK!!!
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So true. For me I work 8 hrs a day for minimum wage and some days it is one screaming customer after another. It is stressful and makes you feel worthless. The supervisors who have never been on the phone think you are over reacting when you are upset and crying because you have been yelled at for half an hour and then they tell you, you have so much time per call and get upset with you when the call runs over when mean time you have been yelled at for the first half hour of the call and havn't had the time to fix the customer's problem because you are busy being yelled at. And they can say what they want to you, call you every dirty name in the book and you have to put up with it. Don't hang up because it's your job if you do. I so hope I can find some thing better because my greatest fear right now is spending the rest of my life there.
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This should definitely be higher up in the list. I work as a customer service call agent for a telecommunications company and it drains me out. You have call stats to meet everyday, managers breathing down your neck so they see every minute of your 8.5 hours of work is utilised efficiently and endless follow up cases to do. The money is good for a temp job and the co-workers are mostly great. Ut the job itself really sucks.
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I have been in call center industry for 8 years and must admit it is one of the most stressfull jobs you can think of at all levels starting from reps till top management.
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I hear a lot of people stating that dangerous jobs are stressful...really? most people who get into dangerous jobs enjoy it...but now its stressful? I think and always will no matter where I go in life that customer service is the most stressful job hands down (I work full-time, go to school part-time, am a single mom and always have been, for 9 years now, the bread winner, and wear the pants in the family, as well as run my household)...customer service is not generally a job people choose, like surgeons, firefighters, police officers etc. it's what's available! You literally are expected to be a robot...this isn't a stretch of my imagination, seriously, if you react or change the tone in your voice once - you could ultimately fail the company's Quality Assurance which could eventually lead to you losing your job. I'm sorry I'm a human if you give me 2 or 3 different stories and I'm confused, my tone is going to change. If you aren't or never have been in customer service, my biggest piece of advise is TELL THE TRUTH! you make our lives a lot easier and we're generally more willing to help someone who can admit they made a mistake. Ask anyone who is in a customer service role, how they honestly feel about the position - good luck on finding someone who tells you they enjoy it!
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Im giggling to myself as I just quit my job doing call center work to go back to school to be an RN, which according to this list is a notch more stressful! While I am just a student and only starting to deal with patients, I would have to say I dont think being a nurse could be anymore stressful. At least there is a value on nursing, people see it as doing something good. However when I worked at the call center I wouldnt even ADMIT the company I worked for, because I could not even BE at work and if I mentioned the company name i would STILL get people upset with me about my "evil giant"!
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I am a single mother and as I admit it is one of the most challenging experiences I have endured in my lifetime... Call Center should be number one...sorry. Aside from people complaining back to back about policies that cannot be changed we also have to deal with the stress of our company monitoring each call and being graded for our job performance on surveys customers fill out. You can be polite and friendly as possible but get a bad report from customer because the customer was not happy with your "difficult message" which in turn effects your negatively as an employee in the eyes of the company. (when its their policy in the first place that customers complain about). On top of that you have metrix to meet, call handle times, and time you spend between calls making notes (which for my company are nearly impossible to meet) the stress adds on and on. Since I started this position I have so much respect for customer service reps and really give them a huge pat on the back...this is the most difficult job to do and I cannot wait until something else comes along or until my degree is finished to get something better. Very stressful.. Id rather be a single parent of a hundred children first..before doing this type of job again.
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I agree! I work at a Call Centre and to listen to people complain all day really sucks your soul dry and I find myself getting very bitter. I am planning an exit strategy to get into real estate. The money is decent in this job, but the cost of doing the work is expensive. I suppose for someone who is , well I don't know what kind of person, maybe a robot!!! You just get so numb to the complaints and start to not really consider their point of view, cause you do not have the option to personally see to it that the issue is resolved or even to correct the issue that caused the problem so it doesn't ghappen again. It's all about the money and the level of service is compromised in my opinion by call centre's cause they are more concerned with getting off the phone before their average handle time ratio goes up....very tiuresome and what a waste of life!
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Omg...I 1000% have to agree on this. It is REALLY a soul crashing job!! I cannot find a real human being in there. Everyone has trained to be like a robot. Mind and body is kept in one place in front of the screen for 8 hrs. No creativity. No social life with other colleagues. Real interpersonal skills get worse. You have a mental breakdown from time to time. ....don't even think about it
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I work for a collection company call people all day and night trying to getnthem to pay there bills when the eccnom is bad really sucks
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Absolute hell. When I hang up the phone it is already ringing again with a new person/problem and there is no time between calls to fix the previous customer's problems. If it can't be fixed while the customer is on the phone, it's a lost cause. Then they call back wondering why I didn't follow through, and accuse me of avoiding their calls because I was on the phone every time they called back and couldn't take their calls right away. I get called every name in the book and I am held personally responsible by each customer I speak with for "screwing up". It is my fault that UPS was closed on Saturday and couldn't deliver the customer's merchandise after they ordered Next Day delivery on Friday night after business hours. And on and on. It's miserable.
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this should def be in the top 10...i work for call center that deals with cell phone customer service...omg...i have been there 5yrs due to the fact that i make decent money and not a lot of jobs here but really it should be in the top 10 for sure
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It is basically listsening to people screaming 8 hours a day, with no way to make it stop!!
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Paramedic or EMT Report Abuse
underappreciated, always in the shadow of the dreaded FIREFIGHTER!! Underpaid, overworked, tired, and the world keeps getting heavier!!!
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I'm actually quite surprised with how low this is, i mean, imagine being the first on scene to any type of emergency, be it car accident, cardiac arrest, any form of violent or agitated psych call. Now, food for thought here, we do a lot of what nurses do, except we don't have a controlled environment, we can't tell the family to go sit in the quiet room, we don't have a doctor on stand by if we need advice on a medication or procedure, all we have is ourselves and our partners. Now, combine that with being on the road almost all day every day, usually missing a lot of meals because of calls, and sleep deprived because the overnight shift that you where supposed to be off at 630, is now 8, and you're stuck in rush hour traffic, with no sleep from the night before. I'll keep it at that :)
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call centre operator is number 6 yet this is number 16. wow.
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we pick our professions
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much respect to these guys
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amen
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Emergency room physician Report Abuse
trying to save a life at 3:00 am while a drunk a--hole pees on the floor. Shift work combined with the expectation of perfection no matter how tired or how busy you are.
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I agree it sucks, I do understand. One doc to handle no matter how many patients come through the door- and no you cannot divert! Per admin. You are absolutely correctomundo. Just please, please, please remember to be nice to your nurses. If you have good ones they are ordering tests/xrays, drawing/procuring labs, cleaning/icing wounds/sprains,placating the patients and their multitudinous family/friends who have come to visit in the ER, assessing the deer in the Headlights -looking youngster whose head got whacked at a very high rate of speed with a baseball 20-odd minutes ago----we always let you know when some one is about to herniate or code. We tend to all the big and little issues that you couldn't possibly see to all of on your own. When you are nice to us- it keeps us from committing suicide that much sooner.
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trying to remember the numbers to the pagers of all the real doctors is extremely difficult. Let's order labs and a CT scan, oonsult everybody, and hope that someone will actually take care of the patient and make a diagnosis.
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Correctional Officer Report Abuse
Dealing with the biggest criminals inside a facility with absolutely no weapons.....
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I have worked at my current facility now for 18 years. I started out loving my job. I still love my job, more for the brother ans sisterhood that makes up the atmosphere that i work in. I have been fortune enough to see different administers run the facility, the changes over the years have been huge. From the do as I say or else years ago to the the inmate is almost always in the right. I have 2 yrs left and I am looking to getting the hell out. Sick of all the stress of making the wrong decision and being chastised for it, having feces, urine being propelled and seeing officers getting spit at. With little to no recourse from the facility and the courts. It it a 100% crime environment were you have to always be watching you back and your brother or sisters back as well. Only advise i can give is leave work at home and find a way to deal with the stress or the job. 2 yrs and counting :)
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Unlike street officers who will deal with all kinds of people on an average day, correctional officers know exactly what kind of people they will deal with that day. They will deal with the lowest of society. All day every day. Years of this wear a person down and changes their entire view of life.
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I agree that it is a job that is about enforcing rules, without judgment. However, be prepared in this field, because most of these jobs are local gov. run. That means a lot of politics are involved. With politics there are no rules inside for the administrators/bosses,(even though you have recite 1000 pages of rules and regulations). This is just the game for the state and public view. Workers become afraid of the bosses, and will only support you from behind a closed door. So smile a lot around administrators/bosses, don't complain, if you do be prepared to buckle up and go for a big ride to nowhere. Remember, in local gov. human resource department is not your friend, they protect the employer and their assets, not yours. They will smile all the time to make you feel good, then whack you. Not to mention that you need to make sure how your are covered if you get hurt. This is SO important, and a real factor. The workers compensation plan is very tough now. So check to see if you are covered for bodily injury all the way to blood borne ex posers,( scabies, lice, Hepatitis,.HIV, ect, because if you work in this type of setting you are going to catch one of these sooner or later, not because you don't take precaution with the inmates and the common areas, but because other workers don't and bring it back into the offices and such). My advice don't waste your money going to college for a degree in criminal justice just to work awful hours and in a setting like this. Explore other options.
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Sometimes i hate it nad sometimes i don't....the pay sucks but the funny thing about is that staff stress you oyu more than inmates do!!!!!!!! Go figure
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I have worked as a Deputy Sheriff in Corrections for 15 years and during this time I have learn to hate my job. I do not drink, smoke, or do drugs, and I am not over weight. Yet at 41 I had a heart attack and almost died. I have worked overnights for 12 years on a force cell move team, the hours and the job are really stressful. I use to love my job but years of dealing with very bad people, from sex offenders, to murderers waiting for trial, our weak union, and the administration always trying to hurt us, it me beat me down.
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This is a tough field for tough people. The stress comes from the fact that you are enforcing rules on people known for breaking them. Over and over again. It is very difficult.
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I was excited when I finally became a Corrections Officer. I started in a Maximum security prison and was in awe of everything... a few years have past and now i find myself disgusted. My work has affected my social outlook, relationships, and general dealings with everyday strangers. I stay because i have a son and my responsibility to my family outweighs my hate for my job.
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I have been a Deputy Sheriff working in the corrections division for 9 years and have found it to be the most mentally stressing job I have ever had. Compared to fast paced factory work to bartending (dealing with drunks so like the jail) and working in public sales, I have to conduct myself just as professional as any other job and treat the (not so average) population with the same kind of respect as I would expect. These "people", in most cases, are verbally, mentally and can be physically challenging. I learn not take to anything personal but alot of days you just have to walk away and say I am not dealing with this right now. This job has affected my relationships and my personality toward the worst. I recoment to any "wanna be police officer" to start with a dept. that does not run its oun jail. Good Luck!
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I HATE this damn job
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Best job in the world if u can handle the huge amounts of stress. It will make u or break u
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absolutely right.. They just turn from the wrong become right..
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Police Officers Report Abuse
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As a police officer I can tell you that there is something that is very stressful but is often overlooked by outsiders. That is the frivilous complaints that result in extensive investigations that the average citizen would never be subject to. A lot of rights that citizens have do not apply to police officers.
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On top of the hard work that the police do, they are also subject to a 24 hour a day code of conduct and expected to act any time if they see something serious happening.
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I applaud all officers who give their time and their efforts to keep the citizens of their communities safe. While you are underpaid for your job, just know that you are appreciated. The growing amount of stress for officer through strict rules and guidelines, ensure that each suspect is treated fairly and given all rights under the constitution, even if they are undeserving. An officers dedication in these working conditions, and to his/her job should be recognized. It is not easy to give up their personal lives in hopes that their citizens can be secure in theirs. Thank you for all that you do.
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Teacher Report Abuse
Do you all know how much they really work?
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My comment was too long, therefore, this is what I said in a short version, teachers, thank you. If you are one of the millions that spend hours, days, nights caring, loving, paying for, and dedicating your world to your children 100% thank you. You are responsible for so much happiness. The failures that happen cannot be blamed on one person alone. We have a society that needs to be accountable too. You are and have proven to me to be the best thing unconditionally that happened to my now adult children. They had 3.87 and 3.90 GPA, and have master's degree's funded by their own monies, also with loans, that we agreed to assist them with. So, with that said, simple thanks you's to those (and you know whom you are) that are above and beyond, and know that for many working mothers and fathers, you have made an exceptional influence to all of the children. I am sorry for any or all negatives that the one or two dozen women and men make it look like. I believe it takes a village, and you are a wonderful village.
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teaching is the most stressful job ever known on earth! You have to deal with two dozens of kids at least simultaneously! Each kid has their own route of thinking and they all are waiting from you to walk their own special ways fulltime!!!!
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I am a 30 year veteran teacher in public schools, and I mostly taught jr. high. I could honestly say that the stress level depends on the chemestry of each particular class. It is true that it depends deeply on the values and priorities of parents on the outcome of the year with particular students who "challenge" authority and academics. If a student choses to be an FUU student, then, in most cases, the parents don't care. That has been an ongoing frustration over the years with knuckleheads who've been wrecked by apathetic and indifferent parents sho shouldn't have been parents in the first place since they can manage their own lives. Very sad. However, for the bright kids, it has been a blessing and rewarding experience to see them blossom over the years when they return to visit me and tell me how good of a teacher I was! That makes it all worth while.
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average wage for a school teacher is $65K a year. Underpaid they are not. Maybe they are stressed out because some school districts can now fire incompetent teachers, of which I have met quite a few when my daughter was growing up. Teachers meetings often took place at the local mall (first hand witness to that) with a paid lunch and a movie after the meeting - all on my dime!! Yes there are abuses in the system and unless you know of them first hand the teachers are not going to tell you what goes on during their school day.
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I am a teacher. It may well be that 20 years ago, stressors didn't have that big of an impact, but these days, what with demands from the state as well as the nation, budget cuts, special accommodations, etc., teaching is exceedingly stressful. If all I did was teach, I would love love love my job. But as it stands, every year, more gets added to our list of things to do with less time and fewer resources to accomplish those tasks. If it weren't for the kids, I wouldn't stay in the field. I teach for them.
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I am a teacher in an international school in a city. Teaching is a very stressful yet it's the most interesting job that i can deal with children. I'm teaching Music, ICT and also a classroom teacher. Teaching music is really interesting but it is very stressful when there are special events in the school where you have to train each and every event & all of them should be up to the expected level of the principal and all other teachers,parents. Dealing with kids 8- 15 age is a really hard work and sometimes when i feel tired like a donkey after controlling those playful children for all the items. Being a classroom teacher is nice because even I'm 24yrs old i feel like a mom when I'm with them. but it's really stressful because all the classroom activities should be handled by myself. taking all the risks of every child is a hard work. Specially in a term-end all the music and ICT answer scripts should be marked before a due date, this is the most hectic work.And all the progress reports, average lists,prize lists must be prepared by myself. Up to today i have never return home at the 1.30pm with other teachers because every I have to stay for senior and junior Bands,choirs trainings and i have spent lots of over nights on marking papers and making term plans. Teachers do get a vacation but if they don't get it they will run high tension at the end. Teaching is a really stressful job with a inner happiness of sharing knowledge!
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The person who had the audacity to state that they are a night class teacher and find teaching a breeze should try getting a proper teaching job! I work from quarter past seven until five every day and then still take home at least an hour of marking every day. Half my weekend is also spent marking and planning, Most days I don't even have time to go to the toilet at school. Every illness I get is picked up from sick children whose parents couldn't be bothered to keep them home. An inclusive classroom is like working in a zoo. Imagine 30 people demanding your FULL attention for 6 hours a day, there is never a moment when you can relax. Forget about ever being able to show how you may truly be feeling, you just have to smile all day long. Teaching is the worst job I have ever had and after 7 years I cannot wait to resign at the end of the month. People who think teachers have it easy really are uninformed, ignorant morons.
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I'm not a teacher but I want to be one, ok teachers do work hard very very much For example they have to run off papers for the kids and get ready for the year and there are a lot more ( to much to list) I'm very glad to help out.
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I have had bad jobs - Fast food (higher on the list), sales person (higher on this list) and I have cleaned toilets! I am now a teacher and it is by far the most stressful job. Maybe teaching in British schools is different to America. Oh and by the way - teaching an english class at an evening school is not the same as a school teacher!
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I love teachers but they hardly ever work. In Portland, OR the average teacher works less than 7.5 months a year. Our teachers get lots of holidays, teacher planning days, Thanks Giving break, Christmas break & just under 3 months off during the summer. I am aware of their stress & the problems that they have to deal with concerning management & the childrens families.
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That last post was well stated. I teach at a private school, where I don't have to worry about whether or not my students are getting enough to eat at home and I don't have to worry too much about discipline issues because most are fairly well behaved. STILL, the amount of time it takes to grade, lesson plan, communicate with parents, after school tutorials, schedule make-up work for absent/sick students, collaborate with colleagues, go to staff meetings, update my class websites daily, get evaluated by administrators, respond to school-wide emails, and of course TEACH, demands 60 - 80 hours from me each week. I feel I earn that summer vacation when I'm working double the amount of hours most jobs require.
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Well if you are "teaching English at night" one would be led to think this group of individuals are either: in college, pursuing a GED, or removed from the normal school day for other reasons. Whatever the case, night school is not representative of a normal school's demographics. Teaching 130+ 14-16 year olds through a 7 hour day in an urban school district is a bit different. The actual teaching is the enjoyable part. Now add in meetings with administrators, PLCs, unions, parents, departments, IEP commity, and other specialized school programs. How about all the latest "vitally important" mandates and changes coming from all levels of district administration, the state, and federal levels on a weekly basis? And for those of us who care about the success of our students: staying long after school ends to help kids and giving up planning periods and lunch periods to do the same. I am a head coach 3 seasons a year and anyone who coaches certainly knows that the monetary compensation does not make up for the hours put into the job. I have just briefly outlined the job of "teacher" that was added to this stressful job list. If you do not know what it is like to be THIS kind of teacher, please do not comment. Thank you.
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I've already been a can collector, chicken killer, office worker and Information Technology Manager. Now I'm a Salesperson during the day and at night I teach English and I feel like I'm in heaven now. Stop complaining, if you've ever done only one thing in your whole life, you have no parameters to say that teaching is a bad job. maallsi@hotmail.com
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I agree with the person that said teaching is VERY STRESSFUL!!!! If you care and you are doing a great job, it is beyond stressful. I work in an urban school district where everyone is on welfare and parents are in jail and barely anyone speaks English as a first language. Try being the best teacher and getting these kids to pass all state and federal testing as well as parenting these parents. The responsibilities are ENORMOUS and never ending. The first teacher who said the first year is the only stressful year must teach a half day in rich suburbia. She has no idea!!!!!
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I don't know what planet the teachers above are from or the quality of their teaching! But teaching is by far one of the most demanding and stressful jobs around if you give 100% for the good of the children in your care. I have been a classroom teacher for 10 years and I describe it as the best and worst of all jobs - the kids are great however the relentless paperwork, changes in policy etc and parents that don't care together with children who really shouldn't be in mainstream education for their own sake all add to the pressure - not to mention the pace at which you work at. Personally, I am lucky if I manage to get a hot cup of tea or find time to go to the toilet each day. However, I wouldn't want to do anyother job in the world!
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I am a teacher and when I get the summers off I realize how stressful things were, especially with all the testing the students have to go through.
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i am a teacher and i think that it is the responsibility of the parents to tell their kids to behave properly in the school than a teacher. The teacher who threatens students are more tensionless than those who are friendly towards them.
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I teach elementary school and my biggest stress factor by far are parents. Too many parents have no idea how to parent, spend no time with their kids, and make poor decisions that have severe consequences on their kids emotionally. On the other side, are parents who think they, and their kids, are entitled to special treatment. If they don't get it, they come into school screaming at my or my principal. Ugh!! I am trying to talk my daughter out of majoring in education in college next year! No human being deserves to be treated the way too many parents treat teachers.
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I've been a teacher for several years now. I have to say that as a Middle School teacher, there are times that can be rather stressful. Still, the most stressful thing you have to deal with is the parents. They either don't care how their kids are doing, or they provide a drug and alcohol filled homelife, or they go ballistic over every "c" or below that their child makes while not showing any concern before the grades come out. Sometimes I think that a person should have to go to school to learn how to be a proper parent.
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I am a teacher - this work is stressful only for the first year - then you can get used to - it becomes nice, as you have some methods of dealing with kids worked out.
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Nurse Aid Report Abuse
Nurse Aids, like nurses, are in short supply and there is not enough to give residents to nursing homes top quality care. You need take your time caring for the resident but still need to get back out to answer the 10 other calls. And we do more physical work then anyone else in the medical feild.
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Do NOT ever became a Nurses Aid. It-is-a-waste-of-time, energy, emotions, & you get underpaid. I get kicked, punched, slapped, spit on, pissed on, pooped on, puked on, cussed at, all while having to keep a smile on my face. Not worth $10.45 an hour.
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A very stressful job indeed! Lots of heavy lifting and patience required in short staffed conditions. Constantly having to deal with difficult and aggressive patients only makes it worse. RN is definitly more stressful, at least they can get most of the blame when something goes wrong. The one good thing about being a CNA is that it provides an excellent means to work and go to school and that it provides a portal to climing up to higher medical careers.
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Firefighters Report Abuse
51 points - added 5 years ago by kris - 12 comments
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What do cops do? Drive around in their cop car and work 8 hour shifts. Ok when your up all day and get 2 or 3 hours of sleep in a night and your up all night running EMS calls and if you get a fire and your up all night and you can't say that they get to sit around every once in a while. If they went 24 hours and didn't get to sit down and you need help from them and they don't do the best job because they are tired you will say something about it. It's an endless cycle. But if you want there help your going to want it right away and fast. How would they do that if they cant rest. You work maybe an 8 hour day and your tired when you get home. Think about working for 24 or 48 hours with out rest.
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Iv been a firefighter for 8 years and want all my fellow fellow fighters who are complaining about their job to try rubbing their tears on their paychecks to make things better. If you're a paid FF then you should try offerig the same complaints at shift change in front of your crew. I bet you get destroyed. If you're a volunteer FF then unvolunteer. Being a firefighter is the greatest job on earth and if you have complaints about it, then find a new job working at McDonald's and see how happy you are.
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Some departments are slow. You go to any city over a million ppl. We run all night. Dallas, LA, NY, Chicago, Detroit. Very busy and very stressfull.
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Firefighter turned cop. Police work far, far more stressful
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i would like to say that if you dont actually work as a firefighter you dont know anything about the job. i am one and i dont diss other occupations since i clearly dont know what another job consists of. i work 24 hour shifts and absolutely hate them. i cant quit because i have too much time in and i need the security as i have a family to support. when people talk about the tax payers dime its clearly obvious that they dont have a clue how the job is classified. fire services are a service, not a business. we dont generate an income for the city. we cant strike, we dont have the ability to work to rule like police. we dont give tickets to generate income, we rely on the tax payer as they rely on us to be there to aid, help, save lives and property. we deal with PTS. i have never forgotten the bad calls that i have gone to and how many people died in car crashes, or the jumpers, or the ones that hang themselves or gas and shoot themselves. i live with these memories everytime i go through an intersection or drive by a street or an apartment building where these things occured. we deal with occupational diseases like crazy. this year alone we had 4 active members die within 3 months from age 48-52 due to disease that is directly related to our job. we deal with brain cancer, lung and heart disease, a myriad of other cancers,let alone the physical stresses such as knees, hips and backs. our national average of death is in the range of 62 years of age. im not sure what the average age of death is for someone swinging a hammer and hitting his thumb but i would guess not 62. we have to retire at age 60. thats mandatory. what happens if because things have happened that retiring at 60 is not really an option due to financial strain? so like i say, while i am not here to say that other occupations are or are not stressful, i know what being a firefighter is all about. this is not a job that i want my two sons to do, however if they so decide i will support them totally.
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If your dad is working 24 hour shifts he obviously has lots of time to relax and sleep. This is all on the taxpayer's dime. I know several firemen and they often go an entire 24 hour shift with NO calls. And as for being away from home.....they work two of those shifts a week, the rest of the time they ARE at home, or wherever else they want to be. Oh, and that's BEFORE their holidays!
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Excuse me but my dad is a firefighter and know how stressed he gets. Lets see you go on 4 calls in the middle of the night within a couple hours of each other spending 24 hour shifts away from home.
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There is no way this is a stressful job! I'm a contractor and have done work in several fire stations in my town. They all sit in big leather chairs watching television and then sleep at night. ONCE they went on a call while I was there....they were back 20 minutes later. Then they have the nerve to say they should get paid as much as the cops; what a joke.
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OK, I get that going into a burning building is pretty exciting (stressful?) But look at the balance: all that playing pool, flirting with the girls and going out on strike. No wonder so many people want this job!
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im a dum fireman wh kant spel worth a **** omg backdraft is on
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My father was a fireman and it was a bizarre mix of extremes. Most of the time he was bored witless with nothing to do, then when a shout did come in it was the most scary, stressful and exciting thing in the world.
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I feel thatthis is the most stressful job in the world I happen to be a fire fighter in NY and save lives ever from burning building as well as being one of the fire fighers who lived threw fighting the fire at 911
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Marines Report Abuse
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The Military doesn't suck---it is an awesome of our American life! Can be stressful but rewarding!!! USMC
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Military should be the correct title here! It effin sucks! Military doesnt care about the families left behind when the soldier is gone!!!! Im so over it! THey wonder why divorce rate is so high!
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Marines and military jobs are the hardest and most stressful jobs hands down. Making sure you all keep your "stressful jobs" and freedom!
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NOT AS HARD AS WAITING ON A FIRE!
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IT Support Report Abuse
Constant ringing phones with angry people yelling at you because the world will end if their pc,phone,internet is down for 30 seconds. You need to know everything about anything to do with computers and MUST be INSTANTLY able to fix the customers problem. Soul crushing and never ending. Never time to finish fixing anything because you have to answer the phone for the next caller and then the next. The the 1st customer calls bitching that you havent fixed their problem. Thankless job leaving you bitter months after leaving...
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I do tech support in a consumer call centre. So this and number 11 put together. This job is extremely stressful. 4 members of staff off on long term stress this year. They expect you to know everything, they think you support everything even though as a business you have your scope. They say don't get technical when you ask them to type in upper-case. You tell them it's there equipment and get upset and call you all the names under the sun until you prove it and then they don't say thanks. All the while you checking multiple systems that are not user friendly. You have to write up a report on what happened and you are expected to keep call times to a minimum and as soon as you finish the call you are expected to take another, no time to collect your thoughts or finish closing the last call off. When you get appraised they tell you, you didn't go far enough out of your way to help the customer or that you spent too long on the call supporting things you don't support. Any other non customer facing member of the company makes a mistake and the customers have only you to rip into. I did once get sent chocolates though. Most customers aren't bad but the bad ones are so bad it really kills your moral.
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I could go on and on about how stressfull this job is but in a nutshell you are usually operating 5-10 different pieces of software at the same time (most which never work properly), procedures and events are constantly changing by the minute and popping up on your screen to distract you even more, all while you are getting barraged with information from a whining customer, always demanding to have someone send out to their house RIGHT NOW because they can't log onto Facebook or other similar catastrophies (it's really too bad these people never lived through a war). On top of all that you are under a constant pressure of finishing that call within an alloted time (which has usually expired by the time you figure ut what the caller is talking about). I realize lives are not at stake but believe me it IS stressful.
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I think the problem is people don't take time to master their jobs but want to do as little as possible to get away with it! If you are efficient, courteous there will still be moments of stress but that doesn't become the norm! Write down what tripped you up today, make an effort to learn and do it better next time! I've gone from making tea for the guys in an it support business to owning and managing multiple millions bucks IT businesses,trust me it ain't the worse out there!
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Stressful? I don't see how it's stressful unless the stress is self inflicted. People are stupid they don't grasp how IT things work. Learn patience and deal with your Frustration in a healthier manner instead of adding stress to your life. I have to teach co workers how to copy and paste yes it's frustrating yes i look at them like they are dirt. yes i complain about it in my head.
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I've been working in a call center for over a year and I have to say, it is by far the most stressful thingin my life. You are micromanaged on everything from bathroom breaks to what you say on the phone; your answer to multiple bosses all who get on your case based off of a mistake you made because the processes and rules change everyday. you are stuck in a seat listening to people scream and whine that they need to be helped first all the while being hounded to finish your call and move on. as said above you have to know everything about anything, otherwise you'll find yourself in trouble with not just the callers but the management, whose sole focus is making sure the customer gets off the phone. Their is no concern for morale or health and you are punished for taking off a sick day even if you have 80+ pto hours. add to that low pay, a constant head ache, and call centers become a work place hell
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I agree, I used to do systems support and systems admin in Financial Services and then moved into real time data services for trading environments - the stress is tangible - coupled with aggressive and often rude career driven colleagues, irrelevant time wasting corporate global policies, compulsory forums, career development programs, KPI's, risk compliance bureaucrats etc etc.... It's a complete "chase your tail til you drop" scenario and if you're not careful you get stuck there and risk health problems. Not a nice place - I'd rather be locked up Corbie style.
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IT that supports sales is even worse, they make promises that you can't keep and you ae left explaining that to angry customers. Every single customer that I work with wants me to re-arrange my schedule to get to them sooner.
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I can completely agree with this. Trying to manage an IT department is very difficult and stressful. One reason being is all the users that you have to deal with have a "I am the most important" attitude. I find myself working on 3 things at a time. If you don't resolve their problem within a couple of hours you hear about it. Like mentioned above, sometimes I wish I could just turn the phone off so I can get some work done. In this particular job I feel like I am a computer technician and a psychiatrist because every person comes to you complaining about how this computer being slow or infected with viruses is affecting their lives. So you have to calm the person down before you start to work on the computer. Hearing complaints all day gets very tiring. On the side note I always try to avoid telling people I meet that I am a computer tech. All you will hear is about their computer problems.
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I can only agree to what has been said. I have been in IT support for over 4 years now... and I just want out.
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IT sucks, I used to work as IT Manager and after a while I realized that being responsible for IT was one of the worst things in the world so I quit and became an English teacher. No more phones ringing asking stupid questions, thank God.
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Getting yelled at by other ppl because of their own mistakes. My mind is totally dead
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Architect Report Abuse
48 points - added 4 years ago by guest - 4 comments
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the first response is not ridiculous....elements of a building, eg.ceilings, stairs, panels, glazing, walls or roofing can collapse, the detail elements are always designed, enumerated and specified by architects. In practice, this extends to include even whole buildings... the experienced architect forms a sketch or image of the structure which he already knows is stable - on principle - , even before the engineeer makes his prissy 'calculations', otherwise his design is invalid. furthermore, this is a far more stressful profession than this.... believe me, I know. It is not just structural stability that is at stake. Other stresses are: Cost assurance. Complete-on-time assurance (time is as much a part of the architect's daily reality as space is). Assurance is also required in the face of public liability or defect liability issues, eg. leaks, hazards including trip hazards, falls, due to poor design/construction - in short absolute conformity with all regulations, laws and standards is a must.... and most of all and much more subtle than these is the everyday pressure of 'designing without certainty' - on principle little of the future product is clarified or known at the beginning, nor tried, tested and assured at the outset. Yet architects must operate entirely confident that what they are proposing is legitimate and can be done safely, on cost, on time, etc, etc
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the first response is ridiculous. civil enginiers are responsible for the building's structure stability!
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Umm sorry, if a building collapse, we should blame de civil engineer, not the architects. Architects design buildings, engineers makes calculations to see if it works..
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people will do nothing without house, apartment, airports, hospital, fire requirement for building, fire station, military base, shopping complex, factory and many more builtable things. IMAGINE, ONE BUILDING COLLAPSE,, HUNDRED AND THOUSAND DIED...MORE THAN MEDICAL DOCTOR AND PLANE CRASH....AND WE WORK 24/7 YESSS 24/7 =]
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Anesthesiologists Report Abuse
48 points - added 5 years ago by kris - 3 comments
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Yea and when you do make a mistake, YOU KILL SOMEONE! Live with that!
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its hard to look up their age and weight on a chart. I hate math.
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Clearly one of the top 10 stressful jobs--paid to never make a mistake. Frequent life threatening emergencies in the operating room, always a target of frequent litigation.
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Automotive Mechanic Report Abuse
If you work in a dealer, Theres a time limit for everyjob the longer u take more money you dont make
45 points - added 3 years ago by guest - 3 comments
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This really should be higher on the list. All I hear is the service writer all day asking me why it took me an hour to do a job that calls for 2 hours. Also all the big wigs care about is bonus not customer safety. Its all about numbers. Shoulda been a doctor.
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I am a ase certified master tech with 25 years of experiance working in so. FLA...What a stressfull job I have.Everyone wants their car yesterday.EVERYONE gouges each other on the dollar factor.The shops realestate is so high that EVERYONE pays for it...its dirty,tools are expensive and always need to be updated.Employers dont care,no benifits,long hours,To many part failures=free labor....Mayge betterto drive a truck
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time is only one stress factor. labor is expensive. people are depending on the technician to make the correct diagnosis in a timely manner. also i dont think people realize that an inatentive mechanic can ruin your car, cost you a bunch of money. and worst case would be a failed brake job during an emergency stop, or a wheel falling off on the freeway.
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SERVICE ADVISOR AT A TOYOTA DEALERSHIP Report Abuse
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Been a service advisor for about a year at a fiat dealership. By far the most stressfull and worst job ive ever had. Im looking at around 40k for the year, I put in long hours and deal with nothing but AGG alllllll dayyyy... hate it, im doing everything I can to get fired.
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Spoiled rotten customers. Demanding everything for no good reason except they feel entitled. Yeah, beat up the people who are trying to help you. "What do mean because my car is 15 years old and has 200,000 miles on it that I have to pay for the repair! I demand it to be covered under warranty!"
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Best jon ever!!!!
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Very stressful...but like any job it is what you make it. It might be the most fun job I have ever had!!!Pays good also!
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Ive worked alot of dealerships and the dealership I work at now is alot more stressful then any other dealership. I believe certain Dealerships are more stressful depending on what needs to be done and is required of you. Ive worked at two different Toyota dealers and they are worse then any american dealer I worked at. This deserves to be alot higher then 22 that I promise. Not air traffic controller but up there.
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The customers are so mad because some of you idiots try to rip us off.
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I agree! But any dealership! Long hours, irate customers, impossible goals, high pressure to meet unreasonabale goals. Customers are already unhappy when they bring their car in, then theres dealing with managment, dispatch, technicians, call backs, csi scores, estimates, meetings..long hours...worst job I've ever had!
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I have been a service advisor for 16 years. I have worked Ford, Gm, Chrysler and Toyota. I ran the Toyota desk for 6 months and truely wanted to kill myself!!!! Toyota owners are ridiculous!!!
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This should be a top 5 if not ten
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Service advisor at any dealership is stressful!
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And not just Toyota
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Coal Miner Report Abuse
45 points - added 4 years ago by tboneya - 3 comments
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Remember you have to deal with the lack of light, flooding, gas leaks (natural gas & methane), getting lost, caveins, mice, rats, snakes & many types of insects.
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True, a lot of people couldn't do this job. But the challenge is the physical aspect. It's not that stressful. Unless you're having Methane problems down there. And then you can panic.
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Most of you wimps couldn't last one full day at this job.....
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Social Worker Report Abuse
This has been the absolute most stressful job I have ever had. What you see the kids go through is unbelievable. The expectations which are placed on social workers by the state are unrealistic. You have to go to court and testifjy on a regular basis, against parents who you are expected to work with to try and reunify the family. You have expectations placed on you by the state, supervisors, coworkers, attorneys, children, parents, reporters, foster parents, judges, and the list goes on. And no matter what you do, you make some one angry at you, and they will let you know about it. You constantly deal with crisis situations, but are expected to take care of all of your other duties as well. The shortage of foster homes is unbelievable, and there are times when you spend a few nights at the office with children because no foster parent is willing to take them in. You work more hours than you can possibly imagine, and are not compensated for it.
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this or counselor is the worst paying job and in my opinion -being one-the least valued. After getting a master;s you can earn maybe $35,000 a year and for that they expect you to work well over a 40 hrs week with few benefits. In the hospital I work in they tell people to go home when the patient count goes down and then they make themn use the vacation for paid time off for going home. patient care is the LAST thing in the list of priorities there.
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My hat is off to you & I would pay you more but in this area you will never be able to win. I would not be a foster parent, even if you paid me a million dollars. There are way to many variables in this mess. The system is deseigned to fail & it almost always does.
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i am also stunned that it isnt higher on the list!
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I completely agree. I am a social worker and i often worry about when the **** hits the fan. We're the worker ants and will be sold out and blamed at any opportunity - by everyone. I often feel embarrassed to admit my job in 'social' situations - everyone hates social workers.
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Miners Report Abuse
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After seeing what happened to chilean miners we have to agreer that this job is rather difficult.
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Waiters Report Abuse
45 points - added 5 years ago by kris - 10 comments
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Keep in mind. We as servers and bartenders stand in the way of the most carnal of human nature. An animal and their food and an alcoholic and their fix. We are the lowest person on the proverbial food chain. Think of the things you ask your server to do and ask yourself what would you do if your client asked you to do the same would you do it. Would you clean up mushy crackers off the floor and half eaten spinach dip all over your conference table and bring their kids ice cream for a business deal that might make you in total profit 8 dollars?
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Serving is an extremely stressful job. I have read all the comments and everybody has a valid point so I will add my two cents(mostly because it's anonymous). I work for a year round busy, very popular, chain restaurant and I can tell you the daily pressure just to pay your bills is staggering. The atrocious behavior of guests is one thing that just boggles my mind. I have never in my life dealt with cheaper, and ruder individuals in my life. We have a saying in the business that goes like "I used to be a people person, but then people ruined it for me". EVERY single person that has served tables for at least year or more can relate. Not to mention how many people you have to rely on to do your job properly. Cooks - You have a cook that screws your order up, it's automatically your fault in the eyes of the person tipping you. Bartenders - Can't get your drinks out fast enough, you automatically look like an idiot in the eyes of the person tipping you. Busboys - If they are slow or just plain suck it's one more thing you have to do. Managers - Micro managers are the worst constantly breathing down your neck adding to the pressure of trying to make everybody happy. Ever heard the saying you can't make everybody happy, yea, well try having that be your job description.
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how would you like to work for sub minimum wage, outside in the florida heat in a high paced restaurant. always wondering if the "good ole southern folk" are going to tip you accordingly after you haved tabled slaved for them for a hour. rednecks are the worst. they dont hesitate to give you their joke of a verbal tip and proceed out the door. servers also usually have to tip out bartenders, food runners, and busboys out of their wages. sometimes even when a table is just sitting down to begin their dinner, you can tell they are going to screw you on the tip, but you still give them perfect service,hopeing, that they might prove you wrong, and not make you pay out of your own paycheck for them to have dinner. oh did i mention its 100 degrees and your trying not to sweat so you dont look like a pig. some tables search for just any old thing to complain about, just so they can get out of tipping you. or if you wont hook them up with something free, they will screw you. the only time the stress is not high is when you have a large table of 7 or more, and then there is a auto gratuity put on the check to protect the server. cheap people pull tricks like coming in together as a a large table but sitting apart from each other because they dont want to tip the auto grat. they will sit in two tables that are 3 feet apart from each other though, and still have the same server that they will run to death.
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Yeah Let's not forget those bully managers that "work" you like a horse and make a bunch of stupid bad decisions and then blame you for their failures all while you are trying to keep your cool
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I'm 18 years old , and last year my father opened a bar/mini zoo business. It's been blooming thanks to the exotic taste of it. So , in order to help the get-go of the project i was a waiter the first few months , and i still am on occasion. Thing is , even though i'm only a temporary worker , and it's my father's place , it is sometimes impossible to do my job properly , especially when there's a children's birthday party (which is 80% of the time). Don't let me get started on days when we were understaffed! People can range from understanding and polite to indifferent and uptight , and of course le cream de la cream - the douche bag parents. Oh , yes. Now those are people which have taught their children nothing about manners or common courtesy. Sometimes they had nothing to teach , as they're as obnoxious as the children themselves. So , yeah , maybe it's not a life threatening job , but it sure is one of the MOST stressful ones out there. And this is a list for STRESSFUL jobs.
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This job has to be a top 10 most stressful job. People will come in and challenge you and if one thing is wrong they will complain and sometimes if they find nothing wrong they will complain about nothing all in order to get a complimentary meal. If you held down the job for a while and get a complaint most managers will give you another chance, everyone will sooner or later at least get complaints from guests. Luck is the main factor if some major complaint happens or walk-out happens not the quality of the service or food. It almost feels like gambling at times.
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I agree that jobs where you hold peoples lives in your hands are the most stressful...but this one should be higher on the list. Some of the rudest and meanest people are dining customers! You meet hundreds of new people a week (20--30 at a time) and you have to adjust your personality, speed, manners and tone with every table...and unlike most other jobs...your income relies on this. Not a lot of other workers have to put up with being yelled at, insulted, demeaned and even being the stress relief target for others and still have to smile and apologize without having time to take a break and shake it off. Don't believe me? I challenge anyone to try it for a week!
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I have worked as a waiter for close to seven years now, in many different restaurants and concepts. I personally believe this position should rank in the top three on this list. It doesn't take a genius to wait tables, but you have to be very tough. The amount of ignorance and selfishness that some people insist on conveying on a daily basis, astounds me. Many people are rude just because you are payed to be polite. Not to mention that you have to deal with bratty children (not all),people that modify their entire order,computers that are complicated,cards that get declined, people that want checks split ten ways,people that want change,people that want to change their order,hosts that cant seat in rotation,cooks that are far from perfect, managers that instead of telling you "nice job," insist on riding you about mentioning and selling an array of complicated new or additional items, to every table!! Normally this is all going on at the same time and just when you think you are going to up and quit if it gets any worse....you get sat with another party of six.
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unless you have waited you will never know what it's like a lot of people think it's simple but there is a lot more behind the scenes. try taking care of 20 to 30+ people at the same time making sure drinks are filled food is put in right, comes out right, and that every person is happy, and if they aren't you don't get paid cause the 3.65$ they make only covers taxes.
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People try to get everything free most of the time just to not pay you not understanding that yoour tips is most likely what you live on
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Pilots Report Abuse
45 points - added 5 years ago by kris - 7 comments
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wicked job $457000 per year 3 week s off a monyh west jet rocks
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you guys retards they are talking about fighter pilots
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What?
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I don't think it is so stressful, emirates offers 3 days as holiday per weak! That's even better than most schools!
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Having to finance your own training, endless exams, flight test, medicals, fighting to get your first job. Paying for your type rating, taking a hit on your pay whilst under probation. Simulator check rides, operating proficiency checks. Oh not to mention Air Traffic slots on half hour turnarounds, missing bags, missing passenger, poor weather, medical emergencies, all with the pressure of time and fuel considerations. Stressful, you could say.
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How about the physical checkups and massive exams every six months, not including the jet lag and being away from your family for long periods of time. ****
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the 100k and the autopilot stress me the fark out!
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Working long hours, making sure things are made perfect, Very fast paced, risk of getting burned or cut, dealing with food allergies, dealing with annoying servers, and making sure everything is spotless and stocked up for the next days relentless work before you are able to go home and rest (usualy 2-3 AM).
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Inner City High School Teacher Report Abuse
44 points - added 4 years ago by guest - 11 comments
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But teachers have nothing, and they are supposed to be like that
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I have been a teacher for 25 years, and the profession has progressively worsened. Now society and government wants teachers to make up for all the lacks - poverty, lack of family and role models, learning disabilities, emotional problems as well as anger in the classroom, gang and drug behavior, delayed reading, writing, and math skills, celebrate birthdays, homework help and afterschool tutoring and finally. . .teaching. We are overwhelmed and often not perceived as professionals. Heaven forbid that we should have a pension or good health benefits in lieu of the higher salaries that most graduate degree professionals. And we have to constantly worry about litigation from parents, and sometimes poor administrative leadership and lack of classroom support. On top of it all, the world wants even more. . .get those scores up because teachers must not be doing their job. What happen to the after school programs, parents, tutors, monitors in the hallways and cafeterias -- well my friends, the lack of money has spoken. Teachers are now expected to be all those people. Yes, it is stressful in our schools, not only for teachers but for kids and other staff. It is a profession to be carefully considered. Would I become a teacher again if I had a choice? I am really not sure. . .I know my daughter has to listen to my complaints, and I know she will never be a teacher.
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I was a teacher in an inner city school, and it was the worst experience I ever had. I had no peer, administrative, or parental support in what I did. My first year as a teacher was awful. The students cussed me, kicked me, stabbed me with a pencil and treated me like garbage. I wanted to leave so badly but kept sticking it out , thinking I was the problem. No matter what I did, it didn't get any better. Now, after my fourth year of teaching in Nashville, I decided to leave the profession. I thought anything would be better. Little did I know that it would be impossible to find a job outside of teaching! I have been looking for almost a year and I am losing hope. I have been told by friends that I should go back to teaching! My college told me what a great experience teaching would be. I fell for it, and now I am paying the price. I have loans that I cannot repay because I cannot get a job. Worst decision ever!!!
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I have taught high school and middle school, left the field, went back and left again. It has gotten progressively worse over the years and there is in support, not to mention terrible pay. I loved my kids and teaching, but the stress and lack of support is out of this world. People think teacher's have such great schedules - HAH! I worked from 7:30 - 5 or 6 most days and went home and had to still worry about tomorrow. It is very stressful and I am not planning on going back again.
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Every human being has a definite idea of what stress really is. It is part of the human condition. The comparing of stress is so unproductive. Just because you're anonymous doesn't mean you have to be inhumane. If you can't say something uplifting, reserve your comments until later when you can.
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I'm a teacher, and I hate it! this is the worst decision I've ever made!
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the apple does not fall far away from the tree. thats what you are dealing with when it comes to bad parents and kids at school. teachers deal with this on a regular basis
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its not human vs computer or sitting at a cubicle all day and working when you you feel like it. you have to put on a happy face regardless of how you are feeling and deal with mutiple personalities and emotional issues while trying to teach kids who can disrupt your class at any given day throughout the year.
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NO idea.. try being a preschool teacher in charge of 20 children's safety and comfort every day from 7 to 6
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most people who have no clue wouldn´t survive a full day, nevermind come back for another.
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29th?? Really? I am a teacher. You guys have no idea what true stress really is.
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911 Operator Report Abuse
38 points - added 4 years ago by guest - 9 comments
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Police risk their lives, Dispatchers risk their hearts and minds
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I disagree with the ranking, but agree with the comments. My wife is a 911 operator. Ask an emergency services professional. These 911 operators are their absolute life line for not only the police,fire and ambulance but for the people calling in in distress. They must also listen to the person calling in screaming at the other end of the line and remain composed. How would you like to listen to a person on the other end of the line that has just lost a loved one talking to them all the while having to remain silent so they know that person isn't going to do something irrational. I think the person who rated these jobs seriously DIDN'T have a clue as to the real world.
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Are you kidding? This should be in the top 10. We work long hours with literally no breaks except to relieve bodily functions. We are basically chained to a console by way of a headset. We have to eat our meals at are consoles. And I've been a dispatcher for 24 years and have yet to be able to know what I had for dinner much less enjoy it. We are responsible for every police officer, firefighter, and ems person in the county. We must monitor other jurisdictions for major incidents in progress, and we are held to very high Aren't and are quality assured on all 911 calls. We are trained in emergency medical dispatch as well as emergency fire and police dispatch. And we must follow these protocols even when the caller is screaming foe us to JUST send an ambulance or place or fire depaetment. We are underapprreciated even by our own management and are always guilty until proven innocent when something goes wrong.
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This should be ranked a little higher. We have to endure alot from the general public, officers, and administrators. It can be very stressful getting yelled at by just about everyone-and you have to take it.
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absolutely stressful. i am professional firefighter and have worked in our alarm room filling in for 3 years off and on. i couldnt handle it. thank god there are people capable of doing this. the phone rings, the officers talking to you on the radio and if it is a multi rig alarm you are talking to a lot of people at the same time. then they need you to call police, hydro, gas company, and the like. there is a lot going on. very stressful and should be rated WAY higher.
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While I don't think we have the same type of stress as a police officer-after all, we don't face getting shot on a daily basis-we do however face many similar stresses and then some different ones. We have bad and/or long hours, have to deal with the public who are not happy to call the police and keep officers safe. We are held to the same higher standard of conduct, same laws, rules and regulations. If we make an error people can die-officers or citizens. We listen to people fight, scream at us or even kill themselves on the phone-and as soon as that call is done-go onto the next one. The larger the department, the worse it is. While I didn't take this job to get "have a nice day" at the end of the call, I think this job needs more recognition as a profession and given more respect and awareness.
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I do this in the UK - 12 hour days and nights, bad pay and more of less responsible of a situation until a crew arrives on scene. Take abuse from drunks, people who wont take the advice that they've called to receive and not to mention trying to give CPR instructions over the phone.
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I don't know if I'd compare this job to that of a Police officer. However, I do agree that it can be extremely stressful at times. Operators need some serious communication skills and definitely need patience and the ability to keep calm.
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I believe this should be ranked higher on the list; tied with police officer, actually. This person is responsible for so many lives and is held so highly accountable. The stress is enormous.
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36 points - added 3 years ago by guest - 2 comments
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I have to agree after watching ice road truckers on channel 5 - Fridays at 9pm
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AGREED! As a trucker myself, I realize that the stress comes from the fact that I have to constantly balance the amount of energy drinks I have with the sleeping pills I take while on the road. If I have too much energy, it usually makes me want to get up on the roof of my truck and reenact that similar scene from the Matrix. If I take too many sleeping pills, well I obviously go to sleep. So the trick is to get the perfect balance in between. Sometimes I also think the endless parties, harems of women and mountains of drugs are an additional source of the stress, but I suppose that just comes with the territory. When I get really stressed driving on icy roads, sometimes I like to pretend that I am Optimus Prime and all the other vehicles on the road are Decepticons driven by black people (nothing against black people, it was just the first thing that came to mind). I then proceed to run them off the road. I have come to realize that a great stress reliever while on the road is eating copious amounts of bacon and getting high fives from passing truckers. We in the trucking industry call this a trucker's cheer. This is accomplished by first seeing a fellow trucker approaching towards you, then through a series of very complicated gestures, horn honks and flare shots, we confirm that the trucker's cheer is underway. We then begin to drive as close as possible to the center lane and stick our left hands out to prepare for the high five. You get ranked based on how fast you were going as well as how close your trucks were to eachother at the moment of the high five. I got rank A one time and our trucks were 2 cm apart and we were both going 90MPH.
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work all day with giant pipes when you get home your so tired you say "f the shower theres a bed in the other room" this feild has had the most deaths in the last 5 years than most of these other ones...
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Trader Report Abuse
These guys work ridiculos hours, in front of heaps of computer screens with hundreds of millions of dollars on the line. One wrong move and heaps of money can be lost
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too tough
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A day trader should be first in the list
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Pharmacist Report Abuse
Employers who push you to do as many prescriptions as possible to make money. Work as hard as possible to not sacrifice safety for time. But still are kept up at night worried if they had made a mistake that might harm a person.
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I think most technicians don't realize the stress pharmacists are under. Every pharmacy is different, but the reasons techs are in place is so that they can focus on other things and handle the volume. Not all pharmacies have techs entering the prescriptions either. A lot of hospitals and independents have the pharmacists do it so they know it's right the first time. That way they don't fill the prescription and find something wrong just before they sell it. Also remember that independents still fill more than the chains so not everything is CVS or Walgreens World. Every pharmacist I see has to handle insurance problems and deal with angry doctors nurses and customers. They also have to deal with miserable techs who call out sick every day and motivate them to work hard and not get caught up in social drama. Additionally, pharmacists in chains get stuck with inexperienced techs poorly trained by corporate that impede the workflow. Once you have a solid team working, they pull your good techs to put somewhere else to help another store and you get stuck with newbies. In an independent pharmacy, the pharmacists do most of the work and manage the business. In chains, pharmacists do less data entry and filling, very little management, but get all the corporate goals, initiatives, and scores shoved down their throat. Chain pharmacy corporate administration is usually completely out of touch with what life in the pharmacy is actually like. It comes down to not enough time, not enough help, misdirected corporate goals, and impatient customers. Technicians also don't get stuck working 14 hour days and occasionally working 69 hour weeks. I don't want to belittle techs, they have very stressful jobs that require a lot of experience to become proficient. Most are underpaid as well.
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Technicians do "technical" work, require no formal education, are not required to be licensed, and have no liability when errors are made....my 16 yo sister could do the tech job....imagine being the single pharmacist responsible for the work of 3 technicians who don't care if the prescription dose is too high, there are significant drug interactions or if they guessed correctly that the doctor wrote to give that medication 4 times daily! My experience has been that techs are more concerned about working quickly, going to breaks, and leaving on time...and just don't understand the damage they could do on a daily basis if it wasn't for the pharmacist to correct their errors, let alone ensure medications are used safely / appropriately
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R u kidding!! Techs do everything, everything. Then when the customer thanks the pharmacist for calling 3 different insurance company's to get a mess figured out, when it was actually the tech that did all the work, the pharmacist says "your welcome, it was no problem! Tech pay sucks, get zero respect from pharmacist, management and customers...yelling, rude, customers. I'd love to go to their job and give it right back! ..Techs do it all!..at very very little pay.
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Oh, and for the technician at the top, I would love to come and work at your store. I have NEVER worked in a store where I got to just stand there and watch all day long. You must work in one of those "model" stores I have been told about that is actually given close to a reasonable number of hours. These are the stores they train new pharmacists and technicians in before throwing them into real world pharmacy where there is not even enough time to fill vials, file scripts, do returns, ect EVER unless you stay late. But, even staying late doesn't get the job done because 10 customers come by begging you to reopen and call corporate when you tell them you don't have a register anymore. Plus, if you make a mistake, your license won't be taken away at the end of the day. It will be my license that I went to school for 6 years to get. So, now we can add your attitude to the long list of things that make my job stressful. I'm sorry everyone else. I just had to get that off my chest.
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Any way you cut it there just needs to be more help in most pharmacies. It would not be nearly so stressful if we had more help. If we had the power to pay the good technicians more, we would not have to train new help all the time when they leave because of the stress. The pharmacist would also have more time to help with these other tasks if there were two pharmacists instead of only one responsible for filling 400+ scripts per day. Its kind of hard to answer two technician questions, answer the doctor calling on line one, answer the patient question on line two, counsel the patient out front about an herbal product, and fill CII script that just came in....not to mention all the waiters in between around 5pm. The lack of help sometimes makes us turn on eachother. Thank goodness I love my technicians where I am now. For the most part, we try to stick together and it makes the day so much better :) I have their backs and they have mine. I wouldn't trade them for anything in the world, and I make sure they know it!
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I use pharmacists just like doctors, even though they're not - for me, they're usually more informed than doctors, without the pay, etc. Are they qualified to be treated that way? If I were them, I'd lose sleep too
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I think there are some truths in the above comments, but the situation is quite different in Canada,..or at least in my province. Almost all pharmacy students work as technicians during the school year to gain experience in the pharmacy environment, and during the summers we do internships with the pharmacist in different settings. I think it's great because it allows them to learn the various tasks in the pharmacy while learning the theory, but it also allows them to experience the pharmacy setting from a different perspective (that IMHO will make for a more understanding pharmacist later on) I won't say that pharmacy technicians have an easier time because they don't, but I don't think it's appropriate to say the pharmacist has an easier job either, they're just different and require good communication so that the entire task can be completed effectively. The pay is also quite different here for pharmacy technicians. From my personal experience in pharmacy, whenever there was a rush, the pharmacist would help with the technical work/insurance if there were no patients waiting at the other end already. They're both hardworking components of a team that deserve the same respect.
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Yeah right, as a pharm tech turned pharmacist, I would say the technicians are definitely under the most stress. Most pharmacists have never worked as technicians, and have no idea how stressful it is. As a pharmacist I try to keep in mind how little the techs get paid when I b*tch and moan at them to do things.
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Pharmacists have just as many responsibilities as a pharm tech, but they're not as diverse. They do a lot of different things on the phone, they check and they take care of C II's and such. But, yes, technicans deserve to get paid more and this should definitely be moved up higher than #32 if you consider high volume pharmacies that fill more than 350 a day, such as mine.
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True, but it's the Pharmacist who is responsible for what happens in the Pharmacy. The liability is on them. The Pharmacist has to oversee the staff to make sure that everything is running appropriately, if not, they'll have to step in and handle it accordingly. Also, the Pharmaicist is the one who has to deal with upper management and their numbers. They also make any adjustments in staffing and their hours when called upon to do so, which isn't easy. Oh yeah, in between all that they have to make sure the drug is apporpriate and safe for the patient. Now, lets talk about flu shots....
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Actually pharmacy technicians enter the rx's, taking care of the customers at the counter, at the drop-off, and at the drive-thru all at the same time. I have never seen a pharmacist call on an insurance problem, the techs do this also. Tech's also take inventory, count the pills, organize tech staff, put rx's in bins and remove and credit insurance if not picked up after calling the patient. Make IV medications, oral extemps, run discrepancy reports and correct errors, etc. etc. Oh…yeah…and make around $20,000 a year. A pharmacists verifies orders and counsels customers. The techs do the rest. It’s a sad simple truth.
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As a pharmacist, you are multi-tasking like mad. You have doctors calling in scripts, patients waiting for their prescriptions at the counter, at the drop-off, the drive-thru, ...then there's the gazilliion insurance companies you have to contact for billing issues. Not to mention, after all that is out of the way, you have to make sure that the drug is appropriate, safe, and effective for the patient...oh, and can't forget drug shortages!! So next time you get a prescription, do not ask why it would take 20mins to do. And please don't ring up your milk at the pharmacy.
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Restraunt/Bar Managment Report Abuse
65-90 hours a week dealing with drunk, drug addicted and unloyal employees. Then you have the customers that think they know more about how to run a restraunt better the the person who has been in the industry for the entire life. On top of the petty things you have to run a place that will 95% of the time not make it past the first year. Do not forget about the cost managment on everything down to the penny (example: a 1/4 oz. over pour from on bartender 4 times a week for a month can cause a 3% to 4% cost jump. You will lose your job over this and you have almost no control over a 1/4 oz. over pour.)
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Not to mention that you have 80+ people working for you, with 80+ different personalities. You have to get along with, and make sure that they all get along with each other. With 3500 people a week coming through your doors and yes they are "always right".
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I have been in the restaurant biz for 23 years, 17 of them as a manger. The hardest part is that there are 100 things going on all at the same time and you have to be on top of all of them all the time.Taking care of pissed guest,stupid employees,lazy people, the drama, oh the drama, not to mention the pressure from above to hit all your monthy numbers, and all to the tune of 60+ hours a week. It's a greatjob if you find the right place, but if you are in a poorly run establishment or have an owner who is crazy, you can burn out real fast. It's a young persons game. Once you reach your 40's your pretty much shot.
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I guess that working as a bar or restaurant staff should be on a much higher position in this ranking. I've been doing this job for a while beside studies in a very known five-stars hotel chain. Working hours as mentioned above, a VERY BAD PAYMENT for the everyday staff (not me as a part-time helper) and a very high level of stress are reason enough for me to say that I definitely won't do this job for my whole lifetime because one get paid too badly for the stress one has to suffer. I've been really glad that I have decided for studies and not for this job, although that I love working with lots of people, are flexible in thinking and much more. Nevertheless, you should know that I am German and not British or American. I don't know the difference between the places, but I'm almost for sure that it isn't big when taking into account that guests or just guests - No matter where one works!
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any commission job can be stressful. But at least sellers can give themselves a raise. I assist the sellers in advertising. This is my field and I love it. stress.. only comes from the person i work for. there are a lot of things we are not allowed to do. like make friends with co workers, eat lunch with co workers help them... yeah i know catch 22... either way stressed ... not me.. out of my control can't let it pierce my skin! nor should you!!!
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This is by far in the top 3. And then when you get over 40 your ousted or "recycled" as they put it, only to be replace by a fresh college grad until they hit 40 and the cycle starts all over again.
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it should be one of top 5!
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This should be in the top 20.
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i cant believe this isnt in the top 10!!! thats just insane!!
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Claims Adjuster Report Abuse
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I started doing workers comp a little over a year ago and this has been the MOST stressful time of my life. People definitely don't understand the amount of work you have to do. I am on edge every single day. I stay late, come in early and even work on the weekends. There is no catching up! We have to wear so many hats (doctor, lawyer, counselor,coordinator,detective,teacher, politician) Oh get everything done....yesterday!!!!
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I have been a workers compensation adjuster for over 20 years. It is a very stressful job. Many people do not understand that just because something happens at work does not mean their job caused it. Everyone wants something for nothing.
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sometimes its easier to deal with the attorneys than an angry person because something will not be covered under this loss
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Dealing with people in their moment of crisis is never easy. People look to you to make everything better - NOW! and don't understand there is a process that has to happen. They transfer their anger about the situation to you and take out all their frustrations when you're just trying to help get them back to where they were.
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You try telling someone that everything they lost is not covered and walking out of their home!
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I cried every morning before going to work, and decided life is too short to deal with this amount of stress.
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commercial truck driver Report Abuse
NY,Ca commuter traffic
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i did this full time before my current profession and i feel it can be very stressful. with more and more cars on the road and a lot of people that dont know how to drive properly it can be maybe more frustrating then stressful. i have never been an owner operator but being one would for sure add a lot of stress to the job as you have to be aware of costs. its also a very important job to the whole success of the economy. so yes, i agree that it can be a stressful job, but its more of a frustrating job BUT its a VERY IMPORTANT job. look at all the trucks on the road. how do you think stuff gets to where ever its being sold, or used? so i would suggest to the 4 wheelers to be aware of the trucks and do your best to allow them the room they need.
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In my opinion, we truck drivers are too far down on the list. A lot of people think our job is easy for the simple fact that all we do is hold onto a steering wheel all day. Well, we do, but think about it, ALL DAY. It takes a special kind of person to be able to sit behind the wheel for 11 hours straight day in and day out. Not to mention the varied hours every day and night. Truck drivers can be compared to a swing shift worker in the way that we have no idea what hours we will be working from day to day or where our job will be taking us that day. Most drivers are home weekly nowadays but some are still away from home for 2-3 weeks or more. I, myself, like to think ofmy career as a combination of jobs, for instance, we are part ground traffic coordinator, public relations manager, bookkeeper, financial analist, and most of all, dispatcher. We drivers realize that we have chosen our career and don't want or expect pity. We would just like a little respect for doing a very important and thankless job.
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People under estimate the stress we go through. There are many people out there on the highways and by ways that are willing to die for 10 feet of pavement. We have angry dispatchers, a-hole drivers, weather, 10-18 gears we have to (work) through, 80,000 pound loads and time away from home. If we were to stop trucking, this country would shut down in 3 days.... No b.s, just plain facts man.
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armored transport Report Abuse
Being alert from the time you clock in, till the time you clock out, being responsible for your partners life, trusting your partner to be there for you if your life is in jeopardy, getting paid to make zero mistakes 1 mistake and your fired, no breaks no lunches, your in 70-80 places a day, you have a start time.. but ur finished when ur done.. cancel ur dinner plans!! Love this job! But the stress can be overwhelming!
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long term care nurse Report Abuse
you have to take care of 30-40 patients at one time, mostly 8 hour shifts, you have to give medications/pills to all 40 and then tons of paperwork . then if something bad happens then assessing and sending them to the hospital adding up more paperwork, unfortunately if somebody falls or have a skin tear ....add up more tons of paperwork besides calling the doctors and the families , in understaffed long term care facilities 2 aides are there for 30-40 patients , if one goes on break then u have to call the answer lights...if some thing u cannot do then u have to go all around the facility to find a CNA .....besides if the facility is not locked and patients are confused than u have to prevent them from going out by doing part time job as a gatekeeper in the facility.... all tihis you have to do in 8 hours .......... . :(
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I work as a social worker for older people and i agree with your example. I see for myself the stress of your job, that of the care worker also. And to make matters much worse... the pay is far too low.
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Platoon Sergeant Report Abuse
Taking care of 30+ soldiers all day, knowing their whereabouts at all times, making sure they get the training to defend their country, making sure they stay out of trouble, making sure they get to their appointments on time, ensuring they are physically fit, dealing with all of their personal problems, counseling them, making sure they get something to eat, making sure they pay their bills, making sure they do their job, making sure their house is clean, making sure, basically being a mom or dad to 18+ year old people all day long.
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thats what you have nco for...micro managing is stressful and decremental to morale
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Hotel Front Desk Agent (Guest Services) Report Abuse
Typically much more stressfull at the luxury service level, Front Desk Agents are expected to know and be everything. Perhaps surprising, we don't have advanced degrees in Accounting, Public Relations, Marketing, Business, Computer Science, Civil Engineering, and Swahili. If you cannot figure out why you're computer won't connect to the wi-fi, we likely can't either; you'll yell at us anyways. We are expected to be a front desk agent, an operator, a bellhop, houseman, guest service representative, housekeeper, sales coordinator, information specialist, entertainment critic, restauranteur, stock broker, referee, janitor, computer technician, plumber, ice-breaker, postman, babysitter, dispatcher, laundry cleaner, lifeguard, electrician, ambassador, personal fitness trainer, fax expert, human jukebox, domestic abuse counselor, and verbal punching bag. We must keep everything confidential and discreet. Oh, that reservation you booked at Hotels.com (note, folks, that all major hotel chains have a 'best rate guarantee' when you book with them directly) that you now want to change at the hotel; I'm sorry, you've paid Hotels.com, not the hotel. I understand your frustration and confusion but we cannot simply change an agreement you have with a completely seperate entitiy. Think of all that one asks of a hotel and who it all falls on.
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You don't even know the half of it. Imagine have a four year degree in Tourism and having to work as a "Gallery Host": a position that can best be summed up as front desk agent/concierge/waiter/chef/bartender/chauffeur/sales rep/maintenance/housekeeping/room service. All the stresses of a full service hotel put on a few brave souls in a LIMITED SERVICE HOTEL! One night your life will be threatened by an angry hockey dad, the next a drunk oil driller will cause a ruckus in your bar because his wife is too young to drink, the next you'll mistakenly put a top-tier rewards member into a room that doesn't meet EVERY detail of his preferences, and to cap off your week you'll receive a paycheck that doesn't cover both rent and groceries so you get to choose what's more important to you. And don't even get me started on airline crews, those greedy, needy, ignorant bastards can all burn in hell for all I care. They will call you from the air to let you know they need a shuttle and if its not there the second they walk out the door they will try to call foul and claim either a breach in contract or union agreements. I stress that they are completely IGNORANT! In the literal sense of the word, mind you. They never know their own contracts and they never seem to grasp basic concepts even when said concepts are presented in such a manner that a newborn baby could understand. The rewards of being in the hotel industry long enough do exist, which makes positions like this a bit easier to endure. However, if you don't plan on staying in the hospitality industry you should never take this job.
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Ppl are ass holes sometimes i just want to punch them in he face and say go to hell. Because the guest is always right regardless... yo guys have no idea. I am a front desk agent
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Cruise ships guest services where you actualy have people ask what language is spoken in England and if the stairs go down as well as up (note: STAIRS, not escalators) wheere drunk guests try to follow you to the crew area, vomit in the hallways, pass out in their rooms and then want to sue you because you didn't know they were in an alcoholic coma. Where people fight an 18 cent tip because they don't remenber aadding it to the bill. Where murderes and thives (not very inteligent ones mind you) board only to get caght by the FBI on the way back in. And where rude guests from all over the planet (especially in businness class hotels) ask if there is a hooker who looks like you or hit on you endlessly in a not at all apppealing way. But like it or not, it has great moments and you do become better at dealing with almost anything because you wll have to do a little of everything!
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Add the stress described in restaraunt/bar manager, waiter, and call center operator and you might be a front desk clerk... then you have to remember that at least those places ususally have closing times... a hotel 27 / 7 / 365.... the stress never ends... and all the jerks you deal with are staying in the building... so you know you still have to deal with them every time they pass you in the lobby. The front desk is like a prison with no place to run or hide.
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hahaha, reception in a nutshell! no-one will ever understand what the stress is like on the front desk until they actually do it, as well as everything above, expect minimal payment and regular freaking out!
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General Contractor Report Abuse
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119 ?!? Really! We got beat by fast food workers. So it's more stressful to serve tacos than to handle payroll, net 30 billing cycles, customers that are spending the cost of a value meal to the tenth power, paint colors, skyrocketing gas prices, the list could go on forever. Being a GC is very stressful.
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Engineer Report Abuse
working for idiots
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you'd be astounded at how much money management spends trying to make sure you engineers don't screw things up. Managing finances, people, and engineers (yes they are separate almost like children) is a huge responsibility
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You'd be astounded how much money engineers are responsible for. Managing finances and being liable for your engineering decisions is a huge responsibility.
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Engineers have the easiest job on earth, no one understands what they are doing, and they don't understand what others do ....
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I deepest upset but Its TRUE..
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Hairstylists Report Abuse
I find it demeaning to my profession that I pour my heart and soul in my training and take pride in my services which are grossly underpaid. We hairstylists love it when we are taking care of another client that has paid for our time, just for you to hoard in on us demanding a free consultation. Make it obvious you have no intention to pay the more than fair price listed for your haircut, by saying I don't want a full haircut, just the ends trimmed, last time I checked that was a haircut. I just love standing on my blistery feet all day practically giving away good service, and don't dare make someone 5 minutes late because if so you have underhandedly ruined their entire day. By all means scrutinize our price list and make us feel like we aren't worth the nickle you pay for an already low discounted price in which the stylist get no cut of that, only minimum wage, please complain and change your mind several times during the service to waste others time,because when you leave I get bitched at for taking to long and a tip was not given as punishment, oh yes that two dollar tip on your whiny kids head that took an hour to cut was totally worth it, because you cant correct your child but you can yell at service personnel for gaping up a head that wont sit still. Please remember that we are service professionals, that had to take many hours of instruction for state board, then many more of our own time practicing, so that what ends up on your head is something we both can be proud of, we are not dumb bimbos playing beauty shop because we are getting our kicks. Have some common respect, when your you are tying to get something for nothing, remember we have kids to feed and bills to pay too and we eat that loss, not the company, oh and taking a bath and removing unpleasant odor from your body and hair and scalp is just plain good manners, not a favor to us.
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Honestly, I do not think many hairstylists need a tip. Most of them (or at least the ones I have been to), always overbook and have you there 4-5 hours, as if sitting around waiting on them is the only thing you have to do. I would not mind giving a tip if one actually got to me on time and got me out of there in about 3 hours.
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I consider myself an artist, hair is my canvas. It is my passion, I keep myself up to date on the newest looks, with constant education, even after doing hair for 15 + years. HOWEVER , I do agree with most of the things said in the first comment. I've worked in high end salons to walkin salons. I agree if you can't control your own kids, why should we? We are not babysitters or Doctors. Also if you are getting your hair done, find a babysitter. It's not only Dangerous for children to be around chemicals, hot tools, & in our way, not to mention, bothering other clients & stylists. When the other person posted to work in a "real salon" , that was condescending and rude. You never know when your own business might go under. Walk in salons are real salons, with talented stylists. Just trust them. And about Tipping, it should be 15-20%. If your stylist doesnt do a proper consultation, just to assure u she/ he knows what they are doing, ask more questions until you are comfortable. Please, I hear this more than ever, if your stylist is doing the same thing on you every time you go, find a New stylist. Best way to find a stylist is if you see someone's hair you like, ask them where they go. Good luck. Keep Stylin
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Yea. Not sure where you are working OR getting two dollar tips but this is not the norm. I own my own hair studio and love every minute of it. It's VERY true that the hours can be long and the stressful toll it can have on your body isn't great but it's the I ly career I would ever think of doing. Kinda sounds like your a bit bitter and need to not work in this industry.
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Idk where the person that wrote this is employed but most hairstylists do not make minimum wage. I'm guessing great clips or some other walk-ins only place. They need to try working in a real salon, still stressful but better compensation for the stress :)
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Air Traffic Controler Supervisor Report Abuse
My dad is one of these VERY stressfull not only do you have to wake up at 4am everymorning but you have to look over everysingle controler in your section has your dad ever flown in Obama?....didnt think so
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Race Drivers Report Abuse
14 points - added 5 years ago by kris - 5 comments
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sad for earnhardt, jr. #88, always the famous nascar driver in my prayers evergreen, colorado.
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I have seen racers #2 on other lists, it has to be higher than they have it here.
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It may be a dream job, but it is very dangerous.
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please this is a dream job
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Certainly stressful if you drive for a factory team (e.g. Ferrari, Audi) because there is great expectation for you to do well but very less if you turn up to a race meeting with your own car, self finance you own stuff but then not many people do, which is why drivers needs sponsorship which means spending times chasing them up and the need to keep them happy. If you can't afford your own car, you can drive somebody elses, but then if it that car was a multi million dollar Ferrari racing at the Goodwood Revival or Monterey Historics which kissed the wall...surely it must be stressful if that car was yours....just think about how much these cars there are worth.
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military air traffic controller Report Abuse
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There is nothing called military air traffic controller. A controller is just a controller, let it be military or civil. So it should be ranked at par with Air Traffic controller.
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Commerical Printing Press Operator Report Abuse
Hard work with horrible schedules and shifts ,unhealthy working conditions . Printers usually age quickly from the stress ,are prone to alcohol and / or drug abuse and have been very underpaid since the early 1980's when the industry began going to hell in America much the same way as the Textile industry. Printing while once a good paying industry has sadly become a classic "dead-in job" in America with a very short return for the Printer considering the investment one puts into this incredibly stressful career.
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You can thank the internet for that, or just go back to school to learn web development.
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100% agree
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IT; Software developer Report Abuse
13 points - added 4 years ago by guest - 9 comments
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It is a very difficult job. A friend of mine is a PhD in Physics (the Standard Model kind of physics) and he was blown away by some code I showed him. I am not kidding. The job requires you to work hard, sometimes very hard, and to constantly practice and update your skills. Still I am glad I became a developer when I read about all the stress teachers and social workers have to deal with..
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I am a Java software developer and this week I was so stressful and I was wondering that if there is any job that is as stressfull as mine and the google brought me here.Most of time I am not stressed with my job, but sometimes I am very stresssed and I hate everything specially if testers found a must be fixed bug a week before deployment day....that week is the most stressful week in my life...
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deadlines is tooooo stressful, especially is the system is not yet ready for implementation
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Few people realize how stressful this jobs is
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I Was pilot for months and it's an easy job. Software developer is much more stressful than Airline Pilot....
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o.o; it should be at top 10... teaching is much easier...
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- excessive testing/debugging - stuff that used to work before suddenly stops working and u have to know why in a short period of time. - you have to use some impossible programming language. - missing out one comma crashes your software and you can't solve the problem for days. - you are constantly infront of a computer
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the jobs stinks. long hours. debuggin issues. really stressful. Should be at the top!!
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the job sucks literally debugging is an issue and a lot
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Single Parent with children Report Abuse
A single parents role encompasses that of Father, and Mother, looking after the children, and their needs requires enhanced skills that aren't taught by anyone, but are learnt from meeting the demands of the children. The hardest lessons to learn, are how to say no, and when to say no. The children ALWAYS come first.... but you need some me-time as well, and when there is a child who is ill in the house, you also need to keep yourself well. Skills and experience, make this "job" as rewarding as it is hard, and include the responsibilities, of both a mother, and father, and main carer.
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Why isn't this #1? It should be higher than dads or moms!
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Foreign Missionary Report Abuse
You move thousands of miles away from family and friends to a strange culture and are struggling to learn an unfamiliar language. In the beginning, embarrassment and awkwardness is an everyday thing. You are sick often as your body struggles to adjust to the food and unsanitary water. You are there to help people, but sense that they are suspicious of you and the process of gaining their trust can be slow and frustrating. You thought it would be like a vacation, but after a month or so, the vacation feeling wore off and reality set in. Add to all of this feelings of isolation, loneliness, homesickness, political upheavals; you get the picture.
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This is a 24/7 job and continually high stress. The variety of the work includes the stress of many of the other jobs listed above: social worker (plus cross cultural difficulties), doctor (without support of equipment and staff you are used to), teacher (with different sometimes unclear expectations), pastor (with cross cultural situations), pilot (with dangerous landing and take off conditions), moms (without cultural support base), etc.
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Lawyers Report Abuse
you most help people even when they did something wrong,
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Be content with your job! Report Abuse
Nothing is perfect we do not live in fairy land. Maybe your so stressed out because you think you should be. Take a deep breath.
11 points - added 2 years ago by guest - 3 comments
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amen. needed to see your post at this exact minute.
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Agree 100%. Healthy eating, exercising(even regular 1/2hour walking), socializing with positive people, as well as Thankfulness for good things in life will go long way in diminishing effects of daily job stress(most situations not that negative, focus on the the positive job interactions as well), :))
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I agree, and doing drugs and smoking shows you are incapable of handling your self and probably shouldn't have the job.
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crane operator is a very stressfull job Report Abuse
well your hanging off the side of a building working for a company that wants to save money an cut corners look at cranes falling off sides of buildings because of cheap non union contractors . i am union operator >
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Yes completely agree. Everyone is trying to save the dollar and the clock. You have signed a million pieces of paper and it all falls back onto you. That's if you survive. These are the things that go through the crane operators head. Should be in the top ten most stressful jobs. It would be much less stressful working in the safety of an office where you know you will go home that night
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signal , one bad move of a control or short in the system an people die equipment gets damaged an even your very own life can be taken so this should be under air traffic controller . same stress factor if not more people die but unlike an air traffic controller your own life is at risk .
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well you have people lives in your hands, moving millions of dollars of equipment with lives with in reach of the load your lifting . moving a few inches at a time in the blind with only a radio of a guy standing on a beam up by the load . the power of doing this with your finger tips like flying a jet aircraft (fly by wire ) on bad signal , one bad move of a control or short in the system an people die equipment gets damaged an even your very own life can be taken so this should be under air traffic controller . same stress factor if not more people die but unlike an air traffic controller your own life is at risk .
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Accountant Report Abuse
This job is a very stressful job. You might get think that you get a small a break from the heavy stress from prior to month end closings and month end closing but its not true. During the month, there are other tedious things going on such as paperwork filing, auditing, checking yourself to make sure all it up to par(as others above you are checking you). Also, if you are like me, you have 3 or 4 colleagues under you(Bookkeepers, Clerks, etc) that you have to check behind as those above you that are checking you (Controller,CEO). This is definitely not a run of the mill type of job. You never know what to expect on a daily basis as figures constantly are coming at you to get balanced...and you have the full responsibility of doing so.
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Yes, I remember a time that I was off by about $5000 on the general ledger due to transposing a number. I had not had an error in like 5 months but this put me in very hot water with my boss!!!
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Car Sales Report Abuse
Apparently none of you making this list have ever sold cars. It is one of the most stressful jobs you can have. The managers are just sales people who have been promoted with no actual traning for the position other then how to write a deal. If they can't teach you they just yell at the employees. I'm very supprise I don't see the dept of labor involved more in car dealers.
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Railway Engineer Report Abuse
Railway Engineering is known to be a very stressful job, note the lack of sleep. Shifts can be very long. It is also one of the top 50 jobs that causes workers to get involved with alcohol, to try and remove stress or traumatic events from their minds (hitting and killing people ...)
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Childcare provider Report Abuse
Unfortunately, alot ( not all) of the children's parents think you have a "gravy" job, staying home with their children while they go out to slave at a "real" job. Many parents tend to take advantage...disregarding pick up times (after all, you have their children...you should be having fun and you don't have any other life...do you?) They bring children to your home that miraculously start running fevers about 3 to 4 hours after their arrival...usually after the Tylenol wears off. "They were fine this morning when they got up!" Runny noses, fussy, diarrhea?...they're cutting teeth. I have some in elementary school whose parents STILL use this excuse. If my children or I end up sick because they bring their children sick and I have to take off to take them to the doctor, I have totally inconvenienced them. They sign contracts then act totally dumb-founded when I try to enforce something in that contract.
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YES to everything in the other comments about daycare provider...not sure why this isn't in the top ten. I work long hours doing physical labor of picking up and carrying kids all day for very little pay, all while the infants scream, cry, kick, and push against us while we try to care for them. Then the parents expect everything in the room to be perfect when they pick up and will blame us if their child doesn't take a nap even though they weren't tired and were screaming and kicking us, or if their child doesn't drink milk even though they refused it during our frequent attempts to feed them. The parents very rarely say thank you even though we spend long hours with their child, who should be the center of their world. Parents even will shove babies with poppy diapers at us first thing in the morning without stopping to think, this is my child that I decided to have- maybe I should change him since the teachers have other children to care for right now, and leave my child with a clean diaper during stressful morning dropoff at daycare. We spend more time with their children than they do but they simply can't see all that we do and sacrifice simply because we really love children!
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yes!! i work at a daycare center and the parents always think that we have no other lives besides taking care of their children. it can be a very rewarding job, but one of the most stressful jobs i've had. i get paid minimum wage and work very long, demanding hours. people (including the owner of the daycare) don't understand how tough it is to take care of 10 screaming infants with just 2 people in the room! and to keep track of all their belongings when the parents don't label them!!
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I totally agree. I worked for a non-profit daycare who constantly said it was OK, for a parent to "sliiiiide" on a payment or two...and then have the audacity to confront me, when they are 3 months behind, and demand to know "why haven't they paid?"...all I can say is, NO WONDER TEACHERS/DAYCARE CARE PROVIDERS HAVE THE # 2 HIGHEST ALCOHOLIC RATE IN THE COUNTRY...cuz if it ain't the kids, it sure as h*ll is all the adults!
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SCHOOL BUS DRIVER Report Abuse
Multi tasking while driving, and keeping all the children safe.
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I feel sorry for bus drivers - I taught and the kids are terrible and act even worse on the bus. They are trying to drive and keep them safe and the kids are wild.
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Taxi Drivers Report Abuse
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Was a NYC yellow taxi driver for 3 years and my IT job is 10 times more stressful..
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worst job in anyone can do
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Coast Guards Report Abuse
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Doorman/Bouncer Report Abuse
Dealing with the scum of the earth. Dealing with intoxicated people. Nobody likes you until they need your help. People want to 'go at you' to prove to their friends they are cool or tough. Always have to be alert and on the ball... Its stressful, but I love it. Best job in the world :)
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Retail Management Report Abuse
Not only are you the person that has to deal with the most irate customers, but you also have to manage the employees that work for minimum wage and push them to produce more by constant training. You report to customers, employees, and corporate all at once.
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Air Force pilot Report Abuse
1. Land a multi-million dollar plane. 2. Onto an Air-craft carrier 2. At night. That's stress!
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When do Air Force pilots land on aircraft carriers?
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AIR FORCE pilot. Not Navy. Air Force does not land on Aircraft Carriers, numbnuts.
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Maybe he was writing this while landing a million dollar plane?
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If u wuld have put 3 instead of another 2 on your list i wuld have took u more seriously
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Care Coordinator Report Abuse
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small buiness owner Report Abuse
do everything, paid nothing responcilbe for everything
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How is this stressful? You work for yourself, can choose how many employees to take on depending on type/size of business, and everything you put into it you can get back in earnings. My dad just opened a shipping business and works much shorter hours than he did at his previous job at a large company, where they took advantage of him and made him do the work of 3 other people they laid off. For him, his own company is far less stressful because he can make his own decisions/hours (even if he does make less money now). It was absolutely worth it to him to switch to this career choice and have less stress!
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ABSOLUTELY IN THE WRONG PLACE. You are responsible for all your employees as well as the customers. Should be in the top 15
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Surgical Technician/ Nurse Report Abuse
Without surgical technicians and nurses surgeries would not be possible. It is their job to provide the surgeon with the equipment and supplies needed to save patients lives.
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I have been a Surg Tech for 14 years and I tell you what it is extremely stressful. Dealing with different types of surgeons and surgeries and the pressure from the bosses to go faster. But, "patient safety comes first", yeah right. Working in a trauma center is also very stressful, dealing with life threatening injured patients every day. Scrambling around to make sure you have all the correct instruments and equipment for the surgery. I love my job in the basic sense, but could do without the "Big Brother" stuff.
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Crewman on an Aircrat Carrier Report Abuse
Aircraft landing and taking of all teh time, Huge cables that move and could snap, Prepping aircraft right next to an Air intake that could suck you straight in, possibility or an aircraft crashing, Ammo setting off, etc. i'd seek therapy for sure,
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Meeting Planner Report Abuse
We have it pretty damn tough sometimes! My client from some of the top Fortune 100 companies worldwide will call me with a meeting request. I will then reach out to 50 vendors/suppliers and make it happen! One stop shopping for my client... Pulling of a major event logistically is a bit stressfull. Try moving 8000 guests with 100 motor coaches and 15 hotels smoothly! Thank goodness I love what I do!
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Cable/Telecom Installer Report Abuse
Impossible targets to meet! you go into Customers houses who are drug dealers, Hoarders, Criminals. You see domestic violence, child abuse, and cruelty to animals! you are expected to work in all weather conditions including storms of all sorts. You also have to work in the dark. Along with all these conditions you are expected to install Tv's, phone jacks, and the internet wherever in the house the customer wants it. doesnt matter how dirty the place is. On top of it all the customer is always asking for free services and is mad at you whn you say no. By far one of the most stressful jobs out there
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It is a high stress job. You're being overworked, deal with angry customers, you get all kinds of ridiculous requests, and IT'S YOUR FAULT and MY HUSBAND KNOWS BETTER are the words you're gonna be hearing all day long
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You really dont know what you are walking into when you do residential work. You literally have to keep your head on a swivel while you do your job. Two weeks ago, a telecom tech was shot in the back running from some young punk who just asked him for some spare change. You want to be courteous and show some respect, but if being nasty and disrespectful keeps you safe, so be it. Most customers don't care anyway, just as long as their service is working once you leave the premises.
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Tool & Die Maker Report Abuse
Must work to very close tolerance always. No mistakes in work. A bad mistake may cause an expensive scrap, ect.
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Deputy Probation Officer Report Abuse
This job is unfrogiving and thankless when dealing with adults. You make home calls and do not know what is in the neighborhoods, or doors you are kncking on. You deal with people who lack basic education and attempt to motivate them to become law abiding citizens. Some days you fight with people both physically and mentally for 8 hours. You intreact with families and mental health issues that are over whelming. Then you have deadlines the court's the district attorney's and other professionals impose upon you.You wear two hats a lawenforcement officer, and a social worker. The issue is waht hat to put on at the correct time.
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cashier Report Abuse
you dont get paid much you work for idiots and you get bossed around alot.
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Astronauts Report Abuse
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Civil Engineer Report Abuse
It is the number one stressful job and not great pay. You have to work day plus night and full week. Even at home. Try this job yourself !
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Structural engineers - risk of building collapse / killing members of the public and going to jail for it (it's called Corporate Manslaughter)
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REAL ESTATE BROKER Report Abuse
I CAN NOT BELIEVE NO ONE HAS MENTIONED THIS???? HALF MY ****ING CLIENTS DONT APPRECIATE **** AND THE OTHER HALF EXPECT 40% MORE THAN WHJAT THEIR PROPERTY IS REALLY WORTH! WORST ****ING JOB I DECIDED TO TAKE, OK, I MADE 200K LAST YEAR BUT IS IT WORTH THE SLEEPNESS ****ING NITES!
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I have to agree with the OP. You may have great years and make a lot of money but in the long run, sometimes it's just not worth the stress. My experience especially in this "softer" market has not been as bad with buyers & sellers as it has been with other agents & brokers. I've felt more "on call" with them than with most clients. They think they are doing their due diligence by showing properties of mine that I can tell within minutes are already off of their client's list. Things have gotten pathetically desperate in the last four years. I had to leave a salaried, administrative office position (40 hr/week, benefits, no weekends) for sales and it is incredibly frustrating on this side of the fence with agents calling and emailing very early and late, making last minute appointments and clearly not having a handle on their clients or consideration for other people's time.
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Even prostitutes get paid before they get screwed. I am always exhausted. I work 7 days a week/365 days a year. The business runs you NOT the other way around. You will be MARRIED to the job/your clients who always want your time. You are their confidante/therapist/hired contractor until the deal is done. Try showing 203 homes to a Buyer who then decides to buy a car instead and hold off for 6 months. You don't get PAID until the very very very end. You want to talk about stress?!? We ALL have bills and mouth(s) to feed.
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wow!---the very basic spelling errors----too- much money- to too stupid people
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PLEASE, real estate agents do A LOT MORE than just opening doors. I'm sure you expect him/her to take you call at 10pm on Sunday, 7am on Monday, and anytime in between.
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AMEN!!! We are always at fault for something. Our job is one of the least respected out there, as the comments below illustrate.
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Not sure if I agree, Real estate agents complaining about the large pay offs after showing houses several times? Please.
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calm down
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I sold all my rental properties & I now hate real estate. I bought, sold & lost my but. People always play with you by making offers and counter offers that they don't really care about. The price is to HIGH when they are buying & TO LOW when they are selling or renting.
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Customer Service Personnel Report Abuse
These people are the bridge between the customer and the company. A lot of pressure is on them to deliver customer service par excellence and handle the thousands of complaints that customers call in with. This is surely a stressful job.
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I am doing client service/customer service call center job for the bank. It is all day stress, and especially stupid efficiency requirements force you to be on calls all the time and handle at least 45-50 clients per day. At the end of the day you might start to hate everything. most stressful job where you get the most unfair salary, banks pay you nothing for all this stress, just a paycheck to cover your bills.
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i second that, i also work in a call center as a senior adviser for an insurance company. Day to day people screaming and shouting at you. Its mentally straining!
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I WOULD AGREED WITH YOU. I WORK AT A CALL CENTER AS A SENIOR AGENT SUP, MY DAY IS FULL OF UPSET CUST EVERY DAY ALL DAY. I AM CONSTANTLY BEING CURSED OUT AND SCREAMED OUT. AND IT DOESN'T HELP WHEN YOU ARE ASKED TO BE FRIENDLY, RESOLVED THE ISSUE, WHEN THE COMPANY HAS SETUP RISK MODEL ON THE CUST THAT WE ARE HOLDING THERE MONIES, ACCOUNT AND THEY CAN'T GET THE FUNDS UNTIL THEY HAVE FAXED OR SENT IN INFO OR DOCS TO VERIFIED IF THEY WILL GET THE MONIES OUT OR ACCOUNT. WE HAVE A NO APPEAL STATUS THAT WE WILL HOLD DTHERE FUNDS FOR 280 DAYS. BUT YET STILL WE HAVE TO BE FRIENDLY AND HOPE THAT THE CUSTOMER WILL SEND IN A SURVEY ON YOU AND IT MUST BE GREAT. THIS IS CRAZY. I ALSO TAKE THE CALL FROM THE INTERNAL AGENT AND EXTERNAL CUSTOMER AND ALL OF THEM CAN SUBMIT A SURVEY ON YOU.
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Freelance musician Report Abuse
12-16 hour days. 7 days per week. Never know if/when you will work again. Miss a note--you're not hired again. Practice your instrument 4-8 hours per day from age 6 on. 30K miles of driving per year. No health benefits. Huge expense to buy a decent musical instrument.
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Lugging your equipment around when you're a percussionist. That usually means about 40-60 kilograms in drums. Plus i don't have a driving license
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Drinking every night, sleeping in until noon every morning, no paper work, no quotas, groupies... I've been there.
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pharmacy technician Report Abuse
Liability, HIPPAA, red tape
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I am a pharmacy tech and everything that was so stated above is absolutely true. It's the worst job you can have. Especially if you are working your way through school. It's constant stress, no breaks, and little to no appreciation from the customers you work so hard to help. Your the main job is to be the "fall boy" and get blamed for the patients unreliable insurance, unfair/ridiculous corporate policies, and any error that may occur( in result of constantly rushing).
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Worst job ever! Retail is a nightmare and hospital work is just awful. Pharmacy Tech’s are at the bottom of the pay scale for the medical field. Can someone please explain to me why an employee who admits patients is making more money than the person who made the patients IV drip? You have to deal with angry customers, patients, arrogant pharmacists and don’t get me started on the nurses and doctors. A day in the life of a retail certified pharmacy technician goes something like this: you walk in the door (anxiety level raises), before you have even put your things away a customer is hailing you, drive-thru bell rings (both lanes are full…hurry customers are waiting), counter has people lined up, drop off is 4 deep, phone is ringing off the hook (OH hurry…before the wait time turns red, management is watching), break what break, lunch what lunch, afternoon break..are you kidding me lol, ahhh insurance is denied have to call to fix (customer gets angry and blames you), on speaker hold because you have to help count or transcribe medication, oh they answered…”yes customer X’s prescription is not going through I was wondering if you could help me” (keep that smile on your face corporate name at sake), Insurance company needs prior authorization for medication because it is not considered an emergency and they need time to evaluate what the dr. wrote for (insurance has now become the healthcare professional), tell customer they will have to wait up to 72 hours for their insurance to review the claim (customer’s head just about explodes), customer complains while the line of customers continues to pile up, phone still ringing, hurry watch the wait time…..on and on and on for your entire shift. Oh yeah and you started there making anywhere from $9.00 if you are certified to $12.00 if you are lucky (if you are not certified expect to make $6.50 with a few dollar an hour raise once you pay for and pass the exam).
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as a pharmacy tech,we deal with allthe issues in a pharmacy as the pharmicists do.The tech deals with the customers in a one on one situation trying to work out problems they may have.we also have to answer phones while entering prescriptions in the computer and counting the medicine while most of the time the patient is standing there tapping their foot waiting on the meds.then comes all the insurance problems.I go home at night wondering if I sold the right med to the right person,did I read that last prescription right?.it a never ending thing.always in your brain even on days off.The techs do all the ordering of the medicines and sending outdates back.We basically run the pharmacy.
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Bomb disposal robot technician Report Abuse
Trying to fix a tracked robot , that has conked out, while knowing if you cannot fix it the bomb disposal officer will have to suit up and do it by hand . Time problems , fault finding stress, parts issues. Blazing heat, or hostile crowds throwing bricks, soldering iron burns. Guilt and fear. 24 hr call out. NEVER AGAIN
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Security officer Report Abuse
Most of the time nothing happening at work but when it does, things can get stressfull. Most of the time working with idiots who always trying to find a way to get you fired and since its not a union job its easy to get fired. Especially when working with young kids who are your superiors.
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PS: to the previous post: I work survelliance, mainly. That is my first duty. Prevention. I also excel at tracking offenders post-crime while on line with police until arrest. I am excellent at intervention. Speaking with suspects. I am not one to panic. Have intervened at flood and fire incidents successfully preventing significant damage. Have delt with violent and armed criminals in real-time with success and without injuries to suspects/victims. Have dealt with major event uprisings...without major damage. Controlled. Recommendations from police,etc...and full length video of major arrests/incidents available upon serious request. Thank you
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Tele-appointer Report Abuse
Making 100 calls a day to people who don't want to talk to you trying to make appointments for sales people who will go in and get the sale and get the commission..... Soul destroying!!
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Yes terrible job, I lasted 3 months!
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Driving Instructor Report Abuse
This by far the most stressful job I have ever had ,we deal with novice drivers along with the general public who are for the most part already bad drivers around us and our novice drivers ,every turn ,,every corner taken, could potentially be our last .Then we have to try and teach every kind of personality ,even those who do not listen to our directions ,and those who do not even understand the basic rules of the road for their lack of understanding of the english language..We have road rager's ,angry motorists ,police and pedestrians,around at all times ,as well as some people who are just stuck on stupid ..
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Billing/Collections Report Abuse
Chasing people for money constantly can be very stressful.
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BEST JOB ever - nothing more satisfying than calling people and getting them to pay money they owe. Loads of commission and bonus to earn just cause people cant manage their own bills - BRILLIANT
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Student Report Abuse
Dealing with people who treat you like garbage just because you MIGHT be "rowdy".
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Banker Report Abuse
There is the constant threat of being robbed, either by a bank robber or by check fraud. You are responsible for peoples money - solving problems, handling complaints, representing the company's policies and procedures. Not only do you have to know both the teller line and the platform, there are audits, and tests on banking regulations. A single mistake can have devastating consequences for both the customer and employee.
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Don't forget possible civil and criminal penalties by omission or commission and for the little we make it's really not worth it.
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razor thin profits at the branch level put stress on the no mistakes part
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All that plus we are constantly mystery-shopped both in person & on the phone. After 14 years. I like my clients, but not the job anymore.
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Nursery Nurse Report Abuse
You have to deal with children who have major separation anxiety from their parents. Sitting in a room with 12 babies screaming all at once. Then having to feed about 5 all at the same time. Making sure you remember all their allergies and dietary needs, one can't have dairy products, another is vegetarian, someone isn't allowed nursery baby wipes, someone else can't have a particular type of soothing cream. Some sleep on their backs, some sleep on mats instead of in cots, some sleep with a blacket, some won't go to sleep without being patted. ARGH! It's a nightmare! A horrible life long nightmare!
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Umm yes!! Agreed. I left a comment above on daycare provider. This is a stressful job and parents dont appreciate all we do to care for their children!
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Emergency Workers Report Abuse
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This is veery stressful and should be way up on the list,you never know what danger your going to face in the line of duty
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mri technologist Report Abuse
amount of schooling , and all the phicis you have to learn, and adapt to each individual patients, dealing with claustrophobic(having trouble staying in small spaces) pt's. being responsible for time managemnt,, being involved in emergency medical care of poss. stroke patients-life of death situations, irreversible damages to a stroke pt. if you don't do your job in timely mannor and use proper judgement. having to constantly deal with doctors, nurses, radiologists, respitory car, and ultimately be rsponsible for mri safety of every one in the dept, this job has to be listed as one of the top 20 atleast, if you are a good mri technologist working in a trauma center hospital that has a stroke certification
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I've been an MRI tech for 12 years. It's a real good job but hospital management sucks and I'm sick of patients complaining about me when they are the ones that are claustrophobic or can't hold still.
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Payroll/Human Resources Report Abuse
You are dealing with people's money. They don't get paid correctly they are ready to burn you at the stake!!! Trying to please the employee while explaining to them "oh well our insurance doesn't cover that." Even though you pay half your paycheck to have insurance they aren't very happy. People don't see anything you do other than I am eight hours short but I have been paid corrctly for the last 6 years but it's that B*%@* fault and now I will starve my family!!!! Really??? REALLY?????
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The payroll profession is way undervalued. Between IRS,State,Congressional regulations, mountains of forms, software that is complex, my hair is turning grey.
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I agree. I've been in payroll for six months and hate it! No sense of satisfaction except for the afternoon after payroll is run....then it all starts over all over again the next day. Every two weeks over and over again. People think it's all automated. Nothing is further from the truth. Very detailed and you must be very focused to catch small errors...or the. $)!)(@ units the fan. can't see myself doing this job for the next six months let alone years.
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Legal Assistant Report Abuse
You take the rap for anything and everything the lawyer does wrong while he/she takes none. Your expected to type a 30 minute tape in exactly 30 minutes (try understanding someone who belches, stutters, misprounounces and generally can't spell to save their life) while fielding calls, answering questions, asking questions, ignoring the obscene amount of noise around you and generally not going insane.
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This should easily make the top 50. I have been a Legal Assistant for over 5 years. The workload is enough for 3 people, there is no respect for the position, everything is last minute. Deadlines are usually yesterday and there is never a willingness to provide help. It's basically being thrown in a tar pit with the expectation to be quick and juggle like a master.
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Agree that a Legal Assistant is stressful. As a former claims adjuster, I think LA should rank higher in the high stress job category. The attorney's do not treat their LA's with respect and are very demanding....much more demanding than insureds or claimants in the claims adjusting career.
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litigation is merciless on secretaries. I have seen the toughest women cry serious, for real tears.
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Totally agree. I've been a legal assistant for over 3 years and it's caused me to want to go to sleep forever! I am usually outgoing, fun and enjoyable to be around! However, after dealing with the constant problems at the office which include, answering phones, typing long documents, handling client relations, answering discovery, drafting pleadings, research and dealing with the terrible personalities of attorneys, you find yourself totally beat down by the end of the day. Generally I have nothing left to give my friends and family. I highly recommend never becoming a legal assistant. Way too many expectations for way too little in return. I am in the process of a career change...
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Blackjack dealer Report Abuse
You are responsible for huge amounts of money...correctly paying bets..there are tons of cameras scrutinizing your every procedural move..you must be focused on every aspect of the game you are dealing..making sure no one is trying to steal or cheat while you have five or more people at any given time harassing you because they are drunk and just spent their entire life's savings on a game that they KNOW has terrible odds. They will curse at you and call you every name in the book and even some you have never heard and you must remain courteous and focused on dealing fast and not screwing up. I'd say that's stress.
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Weather forecasters Report Abuse
Trying to second -guess nature in advance-stressful and thankless !
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Health & Safety Professional Report Abuse
Neither employers nor workers want to listen to your good advice until there is an incident. Then it is your fault. Extremely high turnover. You know you are the scapegoat when you accept a job!. Absence of a reward system (measure what didnt happen)All smoke in mirrors.
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Professional Care giver -- (Paid, non-paid/volunteer) Report Abuse
I transitioned over from being a banker, making a salary, with an expected paycheck every two weeks, with full benefits paid for, 401(k) at that time matching up to 15% with $1.00 for $1.00 (1979), three weeks off, (paid) vacation, 12 personal days off for necessary child care, elder care, or personal days. Now, because of a choice of an emergency for 2 years I was the unpaid caregiver for my mother with Alzheimer's Disease, she now has declined to the point of needing 24 hour care, and burnout is especially high in this field. I am now a paid/non paid/volunteer for this same profession. Those that do this profession do not do it for the money. We typically start out, because of no choice, financial, then when time moves on, we realize the gratitude of this position, just helping one or two people in society (no benefits, no paid days off (if working as self-employed, then the agency does not get 1/2 of your salary). You can create your own hours, and this has to be the most fulfilling, and stressful job in my life. It will be what I do for the rest of my life. It takes a village, and I am part of that caring village.
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GRANT WRITER Report Abuse
Deadlines, And no help and the district I work for just wants money no thought process on how planning hekps contribute in wriring a good grant
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Spell check might help you land a grant or two.
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Truck dispatcher Report Abuse
it is very stressful! you have to deal with crabby truck drivers everyday
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