Careers I Would Never Attempt (despite the allure of imagining a salary above the Section 8 "very low income" bracket)
Not too many girls, it occurs to me, gaze dreamily into the distance at the age of eight and sigh, "After four years of expensive private education, oh gosh, I hope I become a secretary!" At least I know I didn't. Still, all things considered, I'd rather answer phones and make coffee for the next sixty years than attempt any of the following jobs.
Lawyer: I like the idea of tinkering with words every day, but, dude, if anyone ever expects me to have an informed opinion on federalism, I'll punch 'em. Then they will sue me. But joke's on you, lawyer-dudes, 'cause this lady is broke!
Salesperson: Things I feel qualified to make decisions about: puns and portmanteaux; John Cusack's hotness; the enduring relevance of "To Kill a Mockingbird" in America's ever-changing social milieu. Things I do not feel qualified to make decisions about: your money and how you spend it.
Consultant: What do they even do?! Please, somebody tell me.
Game Show Host: Do you think Pat Sajak really wanted to be Pat Sajak? How many years do you think it took before he resigned himself to a lifetime of making jocular little banalities about consonants and vowels? Lord please help me never find out first-hand.
Billionaire: Large quantities of money make me nervous. Guess I'm in the right industry after all..
What jobs are at the bottom of your career aptitude tests?
Posted by TKOG from Not That Kind of Girl.
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