If you have been complaining about your office job, you might think again and appreciate the idea of working in front of the computer all day. Work is the pits, but some jobs are worse than others. No matter how insufferable your job may be, at least you aren't chest high in poop. And if you are, we’re just sorry for you!
Here are 5 of the world’s worst jobs ever.
Most of us think our job stinks – but not literally. When it comes to poop smell, everyone gets grossed out. Imagine having to deal with these odors on a daily basis? Well, a sewage worker has to do just that in order to ensure that sewers work properly and keep our cities clean.
Portable Toilet Cleaners
Portable Toilet Cleaners are also known as Porta-Potty Technicians. Yes! Someone has to do it, and this is a real, disgusting job! Porta-Potty Technicians clean portable toilets. As gross as they can be, they'd be worse without the folks who clean them for a living. They remove waste from toilets, hoses down the unit and clean the inside of the entire unit, all so legions of drunk concert fans can line up again the next day to pee all over the seat.
Gastroenterologists, also known as GI doctors, specialize in the process that most of us wish would remain mysterious – they are physicians diagnose and treat diseases of the digestive system. Nobody likes to talk about their digestive problem. Whether it has to do with gas, abnormal stools or a pain in the rear but if you ever do, they are the one to go to. And because of the nature of their work, these docs are elbow deep in intestines and fecal samples every day.
Guard at Buckingham Palace
One of the worst jobs in the British army is guard duty at Buckingham Palace. Soldiers spend several hours each day cleaning and pressing their uniforms and polishing their boots to look their best. Besides the fact that they have to look 100 percent tops at all times, they have to stand for hours and no laughing or talking is allowed. Buckingham Palace guards do have an amazing ability to always keep a straight face.
Believe it or not, some people actually make a living out of smelling other people’s armpits. The work requires both a good sense of smell and a willingness to smell someone else's sweaty body. Armpit sniffers work for cosmetic companies and smell armpits to determine the effects of new products, like deodorant.
Good news: The longer you stick with it, the wealthier you'll be. Salaries range from $19,000 to $52,000 a year, varying with experience and seniority.
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