The Worst Job In The World?


Will Truman

Will Truman is the Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. He is also on Twitter.

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5 Responses

  1. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    I’ve allowed the internet to drain enough of my soul already, thank you very much.Report

  2. Avatar Mike Schilling says:

    I still think it’s this one.Report

  3. Avatar j r says:

    The job doesn’t sound that bad to me. In fact, I would much rather have a job looking at uncomfortable images of sex and violence than say, a job that involved monitoring Twitter feeds and Facebook walls. I’ve been seeing sex and violence in some form or another my entire life (and my life isn’t particularly out of the norm). I’ve built up some immunity to that. Social media is brand new, though. I’m not fully vaccinated.

    This would be an interesting study. Monitor some people who moderate sites for explicit content and monitor some people who work as social media managers. It’s not clear that the latter will have better mental health outcomes than the former. And that’s really scary when you think about the number of people who have jobs that require active engagement with social media.Report

  4. Avatar Phaedros says:

    I have very real concerns similar in nature in relation to first responders.
    Someone has to go find the little girl’s head after the car wreck, then put the little card next to it to photograph it, walk off the distance with the tape, etc.
    On the one hand, we like to pretend this sort of thing never bothers those people, largely because they are “those people.”
    On the other, we probably would never want them on the job if they were inhuman enough to never be bothered by it.
    But then we impose professional penalties where any one of them would seek counseling of any sort.
    Shame on us.Report