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Paul Scott comment: "The worst job in the world"

Posted: Wed, Jun 5, 2013 2:26 PM

I have just figured out who holds the worst job in the world—the job there is no way I would want to have.

Of course, every job has its dirty tasks, the jobs that you really don't want to do.  For instance, I used to work as a news reporter in a bigger city and it seemed like I was always the one who got the call from my boss, saying "There's been a fire in town and I'd like you to go over to the scene so that all your clothing, your hair and everything about you will smell like the inside of a cigarette smoker's mouth."  Of course, you weren't allowed to say, "I'd really rather go back to bed."

But fortunately I live in a town where the biggest threat seems to be "an overly aggressive coyote."  That's bad, but not like getting assigned to cover a riot or a war.

Or having the job of Jim Cantore of The Weather Channel.  Now I'm sure when Jim Cantore reads this article (he's a big fan of, he'll argue that he LOVES covering the weather.  Yes, but in order to cover the weather, Jim has to go to South Dakota in the winter or Oklahoma in the spring or Florida whenever a hurricane comes ashore.  Think of it—the phone rings and it's your boss, telling you it's possible the worst tornadoes in the history of Oklahoma may touch down today—and it's your job to go find them!  Or that you should stand on a shoreline somewhere as a hurricane brings its storm surge and 200-mile-an-hour winds ashore.

So the next time you complain about your boss, remember this—at least he or she doesn't ask you to stand outside in the cold during a blizzard!

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