We all hate our jobs sometimes. If you’re reading this on a Monday, you might be hating it currently. Did you bruise your hand punching the steering wheel again while you were stuck in traffic? If only people would simply give you money for being awesome and leave you alone, right?
Well, until that happens, you may as well be happy. So here are 9 reasons your job is better than you think it is:
1. You could be a pet food taster.
It actually exists, and it’s worse than whatever you’re going to do today. Guaranteed.
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2. You could be determining the gender of baby chickens.
Read Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything for a fuller description of this job – but basically, it’s important for farmers and poultry factories to separate baby boy chickens from baby girl chickens, and all of their differentiating organs are internal. You can pretty much figure out the rest.
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3. You could be a snake milker.
It’s how we get serum, and I promise it probably won’t get you killed. But maybe!
4. You could live in Beijing, Mexico City, or Johannesburg.
Those cities have the worst commutes on the planet. By comparison, New York City ranks 17th.
5, Your job probably doesn’t smell this bad.
At least not compared to the travails of San Diego zookeepers. Fun hint: Jabba the hippo poops a lot, and his tail is kind of like a windmill. Fun for everyone!
6. You could have no need for air-conditioning .
The people who work in Antarctica certainly don’t need it, since their summer temperature averages -30 degrees Celsius, but this guy is obviously making the best of it.
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7. You could have to measure the growth of crystals.
Don’t get me wrong; these things are ridiculously pretty. But they grow the width of a human hair every year. Oh, and the cave they’re in is 113 degrees, and if you take your protective hazmat suit off you’ll die from breathing poisonous air. Yum!
8. You Could Have Worked For George Pullman.
Or George Steinbrenner, or a few other horrible bosses not named George.
9. You could have to sit next to this guy every day.
I’m sure he’s nice and all, but he sure does look weird.
So get back to having a great day! Or at least a day slightly better than any of the people you just read about.
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