If I was to make a list such as this, I would have stuck nursing in the top five. But that's just me. In the field of medicine, you are dealing with people that are suffering from some kind of physical or mental impairment. It's a thankless job and patients are more prone to become cross because being in pain pisses most of us off. My wife and both of my sisters are trained in the health care profession. My wife worked in orthopedics. My sisters both work in a hospital environment, one being a respiratory therapist and the other, a nurse in the intensive care unit. The latter, works with critically ill patients AND their family on a daily basis. Not only would I suffer from mental breakdowns caused by watching patients pass on, I would also be unable to keep my foot from harshly entering the ass of know-it-all family members that happen to be visiting said patient.
9. Food Services Staff
I am going to leave this one alone. Kind of. The lunch lady that plopped food on my plate in elementary school still has me waking up during the dead of night, disoriented and begging my mommy to pack my lunch so I would not have to face that wretched woman. I contend, even still today, that classmates didn't "move far away." They were served as hamburgers on Fridays. She was such a savage.
8. Social Worker
Another no brainer.
Let me get this straight. Your responsibilities may include one or all of the following.
- Work with children that have been abandoned, beaten, etc.
- Confront "parents" of said child.
- Take children from their family and place them in foster care, if warranted.
7. Health care Workers
6. Artists, Entertainers, Writers
Again, no brainer. Throughout history, many artists, philosophers, entertainers and writers have suffered from some form of mental illness, whether it be O.C.D., Bipolar Disorder, Social Anxiety, Clinical Depression, etc. Vincent Van Gogh, Friedrich Nietzsche, Howard Hughes, * Many musicians have been diagnosed with clinical depression. Two that come to mind are Shannon Hoon, (Blind Melon) and Kurt Cobain (Nirvana). I would imagine that Shannon and Kurt suffered from more than depression alone, but I am no doctor.
I agree with this one making the list, as teachers are asked to babysit children all day long, and if that isn't enough, they also have been charged with educating our little monsters. I couldn't teach, for I have very little patience. I know what you are thinking. Your are thinking, "but, your a dad." Yes, I am, and I am working on patience. One is okay. Twenty in the same room would put me in a wooden box.
4. Administrative Support Staff
This is no surprise, as administrative staff are surrounded by company brass all day, everyday. I know that painting C.E.O.'s and the like with the same brush is wrong, and I know that there are good men and women who own business's that truly do care for and respect their employees. I just haven't met many.
3. Maintenance & Grounds Workers
This one surprised me, as I would not have even thought of this field as one that was considered to be a breeding ground for depression.
2. Financial Advisor & Accountant
Duh. Let's see here. They are responsible for investing peoples hard earned money into stocks, etc. and if said stock goes into the toilet, these gambles turn into issues that (will) affect peoples lives negatively. I don't even trust myself with my money, why would I trust someone else to mess with it?
1. Sales Representative
One word people, Commission. If you sell, you get paid. But if you don't sell, "no soup for you."
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