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Posted on Yahoo this morning, I figured I would go ahead and give a plug to some interesting surveys shown about some of the strangest jobs people have taken for work.  The list goes from A-Z and can be found here as well.

  • A: Autopsy assistant
  • B: Bartender at the Liberace mansion
  • C: Cat nanny
  • D: Donkey trainer
  • E: Elf at Santa’s workshop
  • F: FBI Fingerprint examiner
  • G: Grave digger
  • H: Hurricane hunter
  • I: Ice sculpture carver
  • J: Junk mail machine operator
  • K: Kitty litter box decorator
  • L: Laser tag referee
  • M: Magician’s assistant
  • N: Nuclear electrician on a submarine
  • O: Opera singer
  • P: Parachute tester
  • Q: Quality control/taster for chocolate factory
  • R: Romance specialist
  • S: Scratcher (scratched backs for patients)
  • T: Turkey wrangler
  • U: Undercover vice decoy
  • V: Video game tester
  • W: Wallpaper peeler
  • X: X-ray technician for zoo animals
  • Y: Yawn counter at a sleep clinic
  • Z: Zamboni driver

I’m not going to lie but some of these jobs seem pretty cool to be working for.  Like, Zamboni Driver, Romance Specialist, and Laser Tag Referee.  All of them are equally badass, and more fun that a librarian!

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As I was browsing over the current career choices available on classesandcareers.com, I stumbled across this link that gave the top 10 must dangerous jobs in the united states.  I’m going to copy the chart and provide a link to the actual article at the bottom of this post. Also, I want to tell everyone I can to please vote this election.  I don’t care for who or your reasons, just get out and vote and share your voice, no matter how small you think it is, just do it.

1. Fisherman. (118 deaths per 100,000) Fishermen endure storms, fog, wind, and hazardous working conditions, which constantly put them at risk of drowning. And if fisherman suffer serious injuries while at sea — such as injury, illness, or hypothermia — medical help isn’t quickly accessible.

2. Military Serviceman. (111 deaths per 100,000) Technically, the Bureau of Labor does not report statistics on military fatalities, but given the public record they are easy to deduce. And while potentially dangerous under any circumstances, military service has been especially dangerous in recent years due to rising conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq.

3. Logging and Timber Workers. (93 deaths per 100,000)The duties of logging and timber workers include cutting down and transporting trees. As such, the nature of their work puts them at constant risk of being killed by heavy, falling objects. Logging and timber workers also are at risk because they often work on steep hills and in hazardous weather.

4. Aircraft Pilots. (67 deaths per 100,000) This category includes flight engineers and pilots of both commercial and smaller aircraft including crop dusters and air taxis. Naturally, the primary dangers of flying relate to engine failure, which may lead to crashing.

5. Structural Iron and Steel Workers. (56 deaths per 100,000) These workers climb dozens of stories to lay the iron and steel beams that form buildings, bridges, and other structures. Despite strapping on harnesses and other safety gear, structural iron and steel workers face a high risk of fatal injuries from falls, not to mention the many injuries they receive from tools.

6. Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors. (44 deaths per 100,000) Although falling into the garbage trucks may result in injury — and often does — the primary cause of death for refuse collectors is being hit by impatient motorists who try to pass garbage trucks at inopportune times.

7. Farmers and Ranchers. (41 deaths per 100,000) While often perceived as a peaceful existence, farming and ranching actually presents great danger, mostly in the form of tractors and heavy machinery. In fact, non-highway vehicle accidents account for most of the casualties among farmers and ranchers.

8. Electrical Power Installers and Repairers. (33 deaths per 100,000) Power line installers and repairers climb poles and towers to get — and keep — electricity up and running. Power lines are typically high off the ground, so workers are at high risk of injury due to falls. Plus, these workers are often at risk of electrocution from contact with the high-voltage power lines.

9. Truck Drivers. (29 deaths per 100,000) Driving is perhaps the most dangerous activity people do, and the danger is only compounded for those who do it professionally. Every day, truck drivers face collisions, overturning, and jackknifing, all of which are more likely and more frequent given their large and clumsy vehicles.

10. Construction Workers. (23 deaths per 100,000) Construction workers perform a wide range of potentially hazardous tasks. They work with heavy objects, great heights, and bad weather. Some jobs expose workers to harmful materials such as chemicals, noise, and dangerous machinery, all of which contribute to injuries and death.

The link to this article can be found HERE!

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Ok, so I’m not gonna lie. I am breaking this habit of doing top ten’s for the last 3 posts. As of right now, I cant think of really anything witty to say, and nothing in the news really has happened. Oh yea, Steelers beat the Brownies. OSU, has no idea how to manage Pryor’s snaps, and the Charger’s were robbed yesterday. I guess its a pretty dirty job when your always looking at the backside of the Steelers(zing!) Sorry Browns fans, had to say it. Ok well on to the top ten dirtiest jobs ranked by career.com!

1.) Roadkill Collector
2.) Manure Inspector
3.) Portable Toilet Cleaner
4.) Crime-Scene Cleaner
5.) Pest Control Worker
6.) Ape Urine Collector
7.) De-construction Worker
8.) Zoo Cleaner
9.) Hot-Zone Superintendent
10.) Dentist

Hopefully I can get something else up today that is somewhat entertaining. Other than that, Digg if you like, in fact, please help Digg this and get me up there! Thanks!

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Well,  it’s Friday, quite possibly the best day of the week and I decided to add a top ten list to my blog!  I was reading and found it interesting that health magazine has a top ten list of most stressful jobs.  Some of these to me are shockers, I would figure like being in the Military would rank high, because it is a job, not just a duty.  But, I figured its a good tid bit to read!  I’ll post something else later today as well, probably something tech and or game related, but until then enjoy!

1 ) Inner City High School Teacher
2 ) Police Officer
3 ) Miner
4 ) Air Traffic Controller
5 ) Medical Intern
6 ) Stockbroker
7 ) Journalist
8 ) Customer Service/ Complaint Worker
9 ) Secretary
10 ) Waiter

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Big brother is getting closer and closer to controlling the masses folks!  Steve Jobs unveiled the new Iphone and boy does it look sleek and more affordable price.  Steve Jobs is quote as saying “We’ve learned so much with the first iPhone. We’ve taken what we’ve learned and more and created the iPhone 3G.”  I don’t know what I am more happy about.  The fact that every few months or so they release a new phone making it cheaper and more efficient.  Or the fact that whoever purchased the latest and best Iphone is getting screwed out of money due to the decrease in prices and new super releases of the same product.  Either way, its awesome.

I for one, don’t see why they can’t develop one Iphone with compatibility to just load everything off of the web.  I think that it would be more efficient as well as making their consumer pay more for the applications.  To me, it’s absurd that people are actually going out and buying these things up at such a fast pace.  This country is so upset about prices and economy, and our unwilling to cope with gas prices, yet we’ll go drop $300 bucks on a new phone because we have to have the latest and greatest…..is there something wrong there?

Call me crazy, but I see the problems that lie withtin there.  I forgot to mention how obessed society is with having the newest stuff to claim their social status.  Were all to blame though as well, its just as much our fault as it is the media outlet, because we eat this crap up like candy.

Hopefully it changes some day.  But, I worry as if something drastic has to happen before people even realize the total sense of hypocrisy they are living.

IWont

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