Looks like most of the jobs considered "overrated" are the same that
typically are featured in popular entertainment and movies. I bet if they did a
study they'd discover this to be true. Hollywood sets unrealistic
expectations about pretty much everything it touches...
I was very fortunate. I found out early that the best job is a job in a large
organization that appreciated people with broad experiences and where changing
jobs is the key to satisfaction. Early on I found that a new job was exciting,
challenging and a learning experience. I also found that when the job became day
to day work, it was a bore and it was time to find something more challenging in
a totally different field.I retired at the top of my game (and pay). I
never assumed I would get rich. I assumed correctly, but live comfortably now
and sometimes miss the work and wonder what could have been next.
@patriot:I'm not disagreeing with you, but "demand"
decides what people are paid.The city of Detroit received millions
in tax revenue from sport teams, and car manufacturers. One of the wealthiest
cities at one time.It was the political leaders which caused the
economic mess, and the ones eating from garbage cans effected the voting.Athletes are not at fault for someone eating out of garbage cans. This
is the result of personal decision making.
This article is stupid .. it doesn't give any worth while facts..
The fans for the Lions come from Auburn Hills and Grosse Point.
It's pretty simple Patriot. People are willing to pay more for
entertainment than for education. Besides that fact there only a few thousand or
so professional athletes that make any kind of big money like that whereas there
are hundreds of thousands of teachers. So when you think about it more people
are paying into a pot that gets divided among less people. Of course the
athletes are going to make more money. I don't see a reason to be disgusted
with that. It's simple economics.
I will tell you what is sickening. Seeing professional athletes in cities like
Detroit sign 100 million dollar contracts. What is wrong with this county??
People in Detroit are eating out of garbage cans and yet the city hosts teams of
millionaires. I have no idea how the Lions - for example - fill a stadium let
alone the Tigers or the Pistons. Teachers get 30k per year and pitchers get 25
million per year. Go figure.
Without context, this list is useless.
I looked at the list, and my career is nowhere to be found. So I guess Sales
Executive Territory Manager, Regional Sales Manager, Technical Field Sales are
all UNDERRATED.For the last 20 years, I have worked mostly from
home, setting my own schedule, been available for kids' events, been able
to participate in the community, and have seen steady income growth from $35K in
1993 to six figures plus currently. I work with a wide variety of customers and
products, and have the satisfaction of being one of the cogs that keep our
economy on the move.Keep your 'upward mobility',
desk-jockey, clock-watching, minutiae-oriented careers (biologist, accountant?
Puleeze!!) I want to retire as a salesman.