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Saturday, December 12, 2009

And You Thought YOUR Job Was Bad!!!.....


Those with weak stomachs, just go ahead and SKIP this blogpost.

(Heck, I almost skipped it myself).

But when I saw this article about some actual GROSS jobs...


you know ME.

I just HAD to share them with YOU.

So here is the article, of course with MY COMMENTS written in bold italics:


* "Anal-wart researcher" (visual inspection being the only way to
detect anal cancer from the human papillomavirus) heads Popular
Science magazine's second annual November list, in 2004, of the
worst jobs in science.

The "worst job in science" anal wart researcher.

Wonder what they get paid?

Wonder if their job is a pain in the a--?

Wonder if they get demoted, what would be a worse job to be demoted TO?

However, "worm parasitologist" can be just
as challenging, especially for anyone studying the Dracunculus
medinensis (which can settle in humans to a length of three feet
and then must be removed carefully after its thousands of offspring
burst through the skin).

Why do I feel a sudden urge to go fishing?

Why is my stomach suddenly feeling, umm.."active"???

They didn't just say "thousands of offspring burst through

the skin", DID they???

Other contenders: "tampon squeezer" for
the study of vaginal infections;

(I think I just lost a few MEN Followers

with THIS one!) Let's just move on,

shall we?

a Lyme-disease "tick attractor"
(who must sing, to keep bears away, while trolling in the woods);
and "monitors" at warm-climate landfills (where garbage has been
reduced to steamy, liquid condensates). [Popular Science,
November 2004]

Why doees my skin feel creepy-crawley right now?

All together now...let's say: EEEE-ewwwww!!!

So, NOW....

you aren't going to complain about YOUR job today, ARE you????

Consider that an early Christmas present from me to you. Because I'm nice like that.

You're welcome...


Unknown said...

I think the worm thing would be even grosser than the anal wart thing! Either way, thank goodness I'm retired! But then the tampon squeezing is gross, too. At least tampons aren't alive.

Ellie Kings said...

Too funny! and gross at the same time. Thanks for the, well, huh... you know! :) Enjoy your Saturday!

Lesley said...

I love my job I love my job I love my job ... thanks for the perspective!

Anonymous said...

ARE YOU HOME??? If so, this is what you come back with??? all that Florida weather and R & R and this is what you give us??? HA!! Where DO you come up with this stuff!!!! Yep, our job isn't bad at all!

VaBookworm87 said...

Oh, I dunno... athletic trainer could really fall into that list lol I have to touch more disgusting feet, test more dehydrated urine, and come into contact with more mid-practice, stinky, super sweaty athletes than I care to reflect upon...

DJan said...

You are right: eee-ewww! Gross jobs for sure!

Brian Miller said...

man, my lunch tasted so much better the first time around...yeah, i'll keep my job.

Joy Tilton said...

Ok, you creeped me out and I've got a pretty strong stomach! I did a post the other day on the resurgence of bed bugs and I did a disclosure too! We need to know these things!
joy c. at grannymountain

Nancy/BLissed-Out Grandma said...

Oh, my. I wonder whether the people who do these jobs find sources of satisfaction, e.g., being really interested in the science involved, or getting to be out in the woods.

Bernie said...

You are soooo funny, I am still laughing....where do you find these things...luv ya....xoxo

Insanitykim said...

I probably won't sleep tonight...


lotusleaf said...

How horrible! Thank God for my job of a teacher. Thanks for the Christmas present!

Lucy said...

My job is great considering what I do and what they pay me. I'm inside, sitting down and can wear jeans and t-shirts. I'm lucky!

The Retired One said...

Eva: Let's HOPE they aren't alive. ha (and ick) ha again.

Ellie: that was gross...but when I saw the article I just knew I had to share it with my blog family. :-}

Lesley: Even as a nurse, I didn't have to do this type of thing all day long in and out. Yuck.

Cathy; Nope, not home yet. We are still in Florida, and will be flying back tomorrow to the U.P. I heard it is really snowy and very cold at home. We FINALLY got warm weather and sun here today and up to 80...a perfect beach day. It is going to be rough going back straight into winter...we had only a dusting of snow when we this will be like stepping straight into the arctic again.

VaBookworm: Oh, try nursing some see more body fluids than you care to remember.. ha

DJan: Yes, it was so gross I had to share it with all of you. ha I will try to refrain myself for a while again...

Brian: Oh, no! I hope you didn't lose your lunch over this little report. ha

Joycee: Oooo...bedbugs gross me out to the max...I don't know if I want to read about them or not. ha I will be careful when I get back and read all the blogs that I am behind in, when I get to THAT one. ha

Blissed Out: I suppose SOMEONE has to do those jobs...I hope they get paid well. ha

Bernie: The stuff I read, right??? It makes for some interesting conversations though, right? I will try not to gross out my blog family too much with it in the future though. ha

Insanity: Sweet dreams, girlfriend! But is something itching on your butt? h a

Lotusleaf: Being a teacher can probably seem as hard sometimes, though, right? ha

Lucy and Dick: Yep, everyone is lucky that doesn't have one of THOSE jobs....!!

Anonymous said...

ok, my job isn't this bad, but I'm so ready to be a cubicle warrior!!

Diane Garnick, lead me to a better way!!! 2010 here I come!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Those are some nasty jobs!

I'm out of town all next week without an Internet connection so I'll catch up on your posts when I return. Have a great week.


Sue said...

Would you TELL people what you do for a living if they ask? Eesh. Anal Wart Researcher. I don't think I'll be shaking hands with him!

The Retired One said...

Anonymous: Well, a cubicle warrior is better than a anal wart inspector, no?

Joanna: Not a problem..have fun out of town! I am wayyyy behind reading blogs from being away on our Florida trip! I JUST got home and we are tired!!!!

Sue: that is funny...yes, just a wave hello would do.ha I should HOPE they wear gloves when they work, right? ha

dreamwalker said...

Perfect timing - Monday morning and I am dreading going to work. Now, I can't complain!

Loree said...

Gross but hilarious. Yeah I think I won't complaint about my job anymore.

The Retired One said...

Dreamwalker: I used to hate Monday mornings when I worked too...Sunday nights too, because I dreaded going to work the next day. Now? Sunday nights and Mondays are some of my favorite days because I am retired.

Loree: Gross, indeed. ha

SquirrelQueen said...

Ewww, ick and gross! OK, I feel better now that I got that out of my system. Can you imagine a small child saying to his parents, When I grow up I want to be a Anal Wart Researcher?

Rick (Ratty) said...

This makes me remember reading about a guy who had worms, and the treatment to get rid of them. Basically they gave him something that poisoned them. The worms don't just dissolve though. They have to come out. The guy said in the article that that was the worst part.

The Retired One said...

SquirrelQueen: Ha. Considering some of the OTHER ways people making a living (prostitute, drug dealer, porno maker) I guess that would be okay. ha

Ratty: Yikes!!! THANKS for THAT visual. ha

Maniacal Mommy said...

Yikes!!! And I thought being a nursing assistant had its moments!

Thought of you today when I heard Da Yoopers on the radio!

The Retired One said...

Maniacal: I was a Nursing Assistant before I went back to NMU to get my degree in Nursing and become an RN. The CNA's have the hardest job and it is very hard on your back. Good ones are hard to find. I bet you are wonderful at your job and very much appreciated for your work and compassion. You heard the YOOPERS?
Their lead singer is a friend of mine, I was in Rotary with him. He is a complete NUT. ha

Brittany said...

I will NEVER, EVER complain about a job again!!! That's sooo yucky!

The Retired One said...

Brittany: Can I have that in writing?

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