Journalists everywhere were insulted when earlier this month CareerCast.com ranked journalism as the fifth-worst job in America. Yeah, sure, the pay sucks, the hours are long, and the public trusts prostitutes more than they trust journalists but journalists love what they do. In fact, it’s hard to believe that only four jobs (oil rig worker, enlisted military soldier, dairy farmer, and lumberjack) are worse than reporting the news.
So we found 10 additional jobs that are worse than being a journalist.
10. Microsoft Security Response Center Engineer
9. medical waste biohazard cooker
8. shark repellent tester
7. Indian toilet cleaner
6. nurse who does the physicals at the prison
5. cow artificial inseminator
4. cloth diaper cleaner
3. Newt Gingrich’s press secretary
2. anything in public relations
1. the guy who mops up the semen at the porn shop (on second thought, he probably gets a pretty good deal on merchandise)