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The following is a guest post from Briana at 20 and Engaged.
This post was written as part of a “Yakezie blog swap” where members of the Yakezie Personal Finance Blogging Network pair up and exchange guest postings on a common topic. The topic of this blog swap was to discuss what each of us thinks would be the best AND worst jobs in the world. You can view my guest post live today over at Family Money Values’ site .
Worst Jobs in the World
Best Jobs in the World
How about you all? What do you feel would be the best and worst jobs in the world? What characteristics of those jobs are most important in deciding if they would be good or bad for you?
Share your experiences by commenting below!
Jacob’s Thoughts – Listed below are my random thoughts as I was reading this article.
- Great post here Briana! Thanks for participating in the blog swap. I especially like how you took the approach of describing the traits you’d look for in the best and worst jobs in the world, instead of just focusing on describing one specific job.
- For me personally, I think that one of the important traits in the best job in the world would be to have enough flexibility to suggest new ideas or ways of doing things. In other words, I’d like to feel like I could apply some of my own flavor/creativity to the job. In addition, it’d also be important for me to not feel too rushed all of the time that I feel like I can barely do a good job.
- @ High paying jobs with tons of hours –
- You make a great point with your description of how a high-paying job might not be the best job in the world, especially if earning that high income involves working 80-100 hours a week. The work schedule definitely must be taken in to consideration.
- @ People being bored and overqualified for their job –
- Unfortunately, I saw the “being bored” aspect of this all to often when I worked for 2 years after my undergraduate studies.
- Quite often, new college graduates would get hired in to the company, be paid a very comfortable salary for a young professional, but then would have very little to do day-to-day in their job. And, when they were given tasks, they would get them done in a very short period of time. Of course, this work arrangement made these young professionals feel fairly not very useful (not the best situation for anyone to be in).
- I especially saw this boredom/not-enough-work situation happening with internships of college students working over the summer at the company. Quite often, these students would have to resort to playing around on Facebook and the instant messenger all day, since they weren’t given any work to do.
- @ How good or bad a job is all depends on perspective –
- I definitely agree with this statement, as one job that would seem ideal to one person (such as being a doctor or lawyer with good pay, etc) can be hated by another person that is already doing that role. It all comes down to perspective.
- I am also certain that having different perspectives on what constitutes a good and bad job is absolutely critical for the world to work effectively. For example, I may think that being an engineer would be an interesting job and being a salesperson would be terrible, but the truth is that we need both roles to make the world go round!
- Because of this, I’m personally grateful that everyone has different opinions and is not the same!
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