Category: Dirty Jobs
The U.S. economy added over 2.1 million jobs in 2013, but many of those new jobs were in low-paying industries like administrative support and leisure and hospitality. With the growing gap between the richest and the poorest Americans, many fear that the middle class itself is dying out.
Think your job is tough? It could always be worse. A look at Lapham's Quarterly's matrix of the worst jobs in the history of man will make you happy to return to your 9-to-5.
Stressful jobs are the same, no matter where you live. If you're a heart surgeon or an air traffic controller, you're going to be a little tense from time to time. But some cities have higher concentrations of certain stressful jobs. PayScale's latest infographic looks at these.
Those of us who sit for a living are well-aware of how fitness-deficient our jobs tend to be. But some people don't have to worry about squeezing in exercise; their jobs burn all the calories they need.
Historically, when we hear a story about robots and the world of work, the news is bad for humans, who are losing jobs as bank tellers, customer service reps, and airline ticket agents, thanks to automation. But some manufacturers are adding robots to their lines -- and increasing the need for human workers as a result.