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2014-01-11 08:35:32 PM  

TomD9938: BigOle8point: But no, no more "drill press operators". Bullshiat list is bullshiat.


I took "drill press operator" as a generic term by the writer to mean "machinist".

At least that's what I hope he/she meant.


If that's what the writer meant, the writer doesn't know what they're talking about. Comparing a CNC machinist to a drill press operator is like calling the cook at McDonalds "Chef".
 
2014-01-11 08:35:53 PM  

BigLuca: Benevolent Misanthrope: BigLuca: Benevolent Misanthrope: es librarian a welcoming career option for the bookish.

If I had a nickel for eery "bookish" person who thought they would make a good librarian and dropped out of library school because of the reality of the profession...

Do you ... do you really call it "library school"?

Yes.  Usually "School [or College] of Library and Information Studies [or Science]" is the official name.  But yes, we call it Library School, and our degree is Master of Library Science, or Master of Library and Information Science.

There's a movement afoot in some places to call it "I-School", after the "Information" part.  I've always felt that was too apple-ish for me.

Interesting.  I mean I understand what the job entails because I saw the Noah Wyle movie, but it didn't cover some of that.


I used to hang out with a trained and degree'd in library science professional librarian who worked in, and was paid well enough, to afford to live comfortably in Washington DC.

hanging out and chatting with her about her job changed whatever notions I had about being a librarian and what being a librarian meant.

I gotta say.. it's a dream retirement job for me.. and I don't mean being old and it's something to do in my spare time.. I mean as something to make a living at when I will no longer be able to physically do the manufacturing job I do now.
 
2014-01-11 08:36:10 PM  
Customer Account Executive for Comcast for three years. I am almost immune to the calls, but there are some that still have me wanting to pull out my beard.
 
2014-01-11 08:37:28 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: What makes being a Librarian a great job is that it's a relatively pleasant working environment (indoors, heated/cooled) with generally intelligent and pleasant colleagues, in a profession where you feel great job satisfaction because you know you make a positive difference in someone's life, in some small way, every day.  That makes it worth the low pay (relative to education required), the idiot patrons, the screaming children, the "my god, can the stakes get lower" politics, the incompetent IT (no good IT folks take Library salaries) and the constant assumption that being a librarian is like being a full-time library patron - all we do is read all day and relax - when the behind-the-scenes work that goes into making a Library run is incredibly time-consuming and specialized.

That said, I certainly wouldn't want to do anything else.  I wouldn't have said that, though, when I was in private industry or University libraries.  I only found my bliss when I went to work in Public Libraries.


I know a woman with a master's in library science and she can't find a job to save her life, and hasn't been able to for over five years.  She keeps going back to school.

I imagine being unemployable is pretty stressful.  I don't know what the market is like elsewhere, but the DC area seems to have waaaaay to many librarians, even in a city that has a shiatton of libraries compared to elsewhere.
 
2014-01-11 08:41:01 PM  

BigOle8point: TomD9938: BigOle8point: But no, no more "drill press operators". Bullshiat list is bullshiat.


I took "drill press operator" as a generic term by the writer to mean "machinist".

At least that's what I hope he/she meant.

If that's what the writer meant, the writer doesn't know what they're talking about. Comparing a CNC machinist to a drill press operator is like calling the cook at McDonalds "Chef".


I think that the notion that of every profesion that the writer listed as being low stressed that a Farker with actual experience in any of the said field has chimed in to say that the assessment is bullshiat leads me to the notion that the writer doesn't know dick about jack shiat, and it looks like the article originated from some kind of professional job placement service..

the fact that they put a low paying entry level manufacturing job that really doesn't exist any more into the top position of least stressful job is a glaring example of not knowing what the fark they are talking about.
 
2014-01-11 08:45:56 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: LIBRARIAN

A peaceful atmosphere

You've never, ever worked in a Library, have you?

and unlimited access to literature

that we never have time to read...

makes librarian a welcoming career option for the bookish.

If I had a nickel for eery "bookish" person who thought they would make a good librarian and dropped out of library school because of the reality of the profession...

Librarians have many careers paths at schools, colleges and universities, city/county funded libraries and in corporate research.

Really?  Because every one of those sectors is cutting their library funding.  Libraries in the US are faced with layoffs and diminishing service hours, because people think "any kid with an Internet connection can do it."

MEDIAN SALARY: $54,500

Where?

JOB OUTLOOK: 7%

Where?

JOBS RATED STRESS SCORE: 10.58

I'd love to know what that means.

 TFA is an unmitigated crock.

What makes being a Librarian a great job is that it's a relatively pleasant working environment (indoors, heated/cooled) with generally intelligent and pleasant colleagues, in a profession where you feel great job satisfaction because you know you make a positive difference in someone's life, in some small way, every day.  That makes it worth the low pay (relative to education required), the idiot patrons, the screaming children, the "my god, can the stakes get lower" politics, the incompetent IT (no good IT folks take Library salaries) and the constant assumption that being a librarian is like being a full-time library patron - all we do is read all day and relax - when the behind-the-scenes work that goes into making a Library run is incredibly time-consuming and specialized.

That said, I certainly wouldn't want to do anything else.  I wouldn't have said that, though, when I was in private industry or University libraries.  I only found my bliss when I went to work in Public Libraries.


This, that, and all of it.  Let's see what I had today.  There was the woman with whom I had to spend ten minutes explaining that the "book store" she wanted to go to was not actually a book store but was in fact a book distributor and that, if she went there, she wouldn't be able to buy anything but if she had a particular book in mind she could call them and they would send it to her.

"So can I buy books there?"
"Well, no, but if you call them with an order they can send it to you."
"So can I buy books there?"
"No, but if you CALL THEM, they can send it to you."
"So can I buy books there?"

Rinse, repeat, for 10 minutes.

Then there was the regular who went off his meds and decided today was the day he'd start swearing at everybody.  We had to kick him out, unfortunately.

And then there was the girl who was researching Miranda v Arizona and I got to show her the wonderful world of electronic databases and made both her day and mine.

I love being a librarian, but I wouldn't call any job where you have to regularly deal with the public "low stress."
 
2014-01-11 08:46:57 PM  
I would think Lighthouse Keeper would be on that list.
Looks pretty chill:
captainkimo.com
 
2014-01-11 08:47:08 PM  
No porn star?
 
2014-01-11 08:53:30 PM  

Lsherm: Benevolent Misanthrope: What makes being a Librarian a great job is that it's a relatively pleasant working environment (indoors, heated/cooled) with generally intelligent and pleasant colleagues, in a profession where you feel great job satisfaction because you know you make a positive difference in someone's life, in some small way, every day.  That makes it worth the low pay (relative to education required), the idiot patrons, the screaming children, the "my god, can the stakes get lower" politics, the incompetent IT (no good IT folks take Library salaries) and the constant assumption that being a librarian is like being a full-time library patron - all we do is read all day and relax - when the behind-the-scenes work that goes into making a Library run is incredibly time-consuming and specialized.

That said, I certainly wouldn't want to do anything else.  I wouldn't have said that, though, when I was in private industry or University libraries.  I only found my bliss when I went to work in Public Libraries.

I know a woman with a master's in library science and she can't find a job to save her life, and hasn't been able to for over five years.  She keeps going back to school.

I imagine being unemployable is pretty stressful.  I don't know what the market is like elsewhere, but the DC area seems to have waaaaay to many librarians, even in a city that has a shiatton of libraries compared to elsewhere.


Tell her to sign on with LSSI, CoreStaff, or another contractor.  It may not be what she wants, but it can tide her over until she can find what she does want.  If she's willing to give up her morality and sence of honor, she can stay with LSSI permanently and ask to be sent to their next takeover.
 
2014-01-11 08:53:46 PM  

Lsherm: Benevolent Misanthrope: What makes being a Librarian a great job is that it's a relatively pleasant working environment (indoors, heated/cooled) with generally intelligent and pleasant colleagues, in a profession where you feel great job satisfaction because you know you make a positive difference in someone's life, in some small way, every day.  That makes it worth the low pay (relative to education required), the idiot patrons, the screaming children, the "my god, can the stakes get lower" politics, the incompetent IT (no good IT folks take Library salaries) and the constant assumption that being a librarian is like being a full-time library patron - all we do is read all day and relax - when the behind-the-scenes work that goes into making a Library run is incredibly time-consuming and specialized.

That said, I certainly wouldn't want to do anything else.  I wouldn't have said that, though, when I was in private industry or University libraries.  I only found my bliss when I went to work in Public Libraries.

I know a woman with a master's in library science and she can't find a job to save her life, and hasn't been able to for over five years.  She keeps going back to school.

I imagine being unemployable is pretty stressful.  I don't know what the market is like elsewhere, but the DC area seems to have waaaaay to many librarians, even in a city that has a shiatton of libraries compared to elsewhere.


What I tell every potential library school student is that, if you are unwilling to relocate, you will not find a job.  Every librarian wants to work in a big city, obviously, but each city can only support so many librarians.  And things are even worse if it's a city with a library school.  I know of nobody in my class who ended up with a job in the town where our school was.  We all spread out to go to different states because there just aren't enough jobs to support an entire class of library school graduates.  But if you're willing to be mobile and go anywhere in your search, and you have library experience beyond the degree, you're usually okay.
 
2014-01-11 09:05:23 PM  

BigOle8point: Cerebral Knievel: brandent: loonatic112358: Cerebral Knievel: There are still drill press operators in the States?

Maybe in union shops?

Yeah don't know.  Never met one and never heard of a job called 'drill press operator'.  Aren't most machinist jobs related to CNC and other technologically more advanced things?

And how exactly (other than pulling it straight from the nether regions) does drill press operator end up on any kind of list with librarian?

Oh no, drill press operator was very much at one time a job related to mass fabrication and it would have been a low paying manufacturing job. It would have entailed, standing at a drill press, and drilling out  "X" amount of holes of the particular size of cutting tool that was in your press.  then the widget would be passed on to the next guy who would be in charge of drilling out the next sized hole in the widget and down on the assembly line it goes.

that job has been replaced with CNC machines that can fabricte the entire widget itself, OR... farmed off to countries that pay slave wages for such an occupation.

there is really no such thing as a drill press operator anymore in the United states. A machinest would be close, but there is a vast difference between a machinist and a drill press operator.  and a machinist nowadays is more likely to be the guy who operates the CNC machine. and by operating the machine, I mean loading the engineers program, mounting the material stock and hovering around the big red "OHshiat!" button

Nailed it. What we used to call button pushers are CNC machinists now.

Though if you spend enough time pushing buttons and then looking at the screen, you're bound to learn some G or N-code.

But no, no more "drill press operators". Bullshiat list is bullshiat.


I was born with the G code embedded in my blood. Don't make me grab the chopper, N code.
 
2014-01-11 09:11:53 PM  
For those that don't remember, this is actually from January 2013. Forbes had a whole piece on it (which is basically a copy/pasta and then had a whole thing on the poor methodology later after the university professor side went "lulz what"

Old Forbes link: Link
 
2014-01-11 09:30:02 PM  

BigOle8point: Cerebral Knievel: brandent: loonatic112358: Cerebral Knievel: There are still drill press operators in the States?

Maybe in union shops?

Yeah don't know.  Never met one and never heard of a job called 'drill press operator'.  Aren't most machinist jobs related to CNC and other technologically more advanced things?

And how exactly (other than pulling it straight from the nether regions) does drill press operator end up on any kind of list with librarian?

Oh no, drill press operator was very much at one time a job related to mass fabrication and it would have been a low paying manufacturing job. It would have entailed, standing at a drill press, and drilling out  "X" amount of holes of the particular size of cutting tool that was in your press.  then the widget would be passed on to the next guy who would be in charge of drilling out the next sized hole in the widget and down on the assembly line it goes.

that job has been replaced with CNC machines that can fabricte the entire widget itself, OR... farmed off to countries that pay slave wages for such an occupation.

there is really no such thing as a drill press operator anymore in the United states. A machinest would be close, but there is a vast difference between a machinist and a drill press operator.  and a machinist nowadays is more likely to be the guy who operates the CNC machine. and by operating the machine, I mean loading the engineers program, mounting the material stock and hovering around the big red "OHshiat!" button

Nailed it. What we used to call button pushers are CNC machinists now.

Though if you spend enough time pushing buttons and then looking at the screen, you're bound to learn some G or N-code.

But no, no more "drill press operators". Bullshiat list is bullshiat.



Not only that but - anyone having any knowledge of manufacturing would never make this statement (FTA)

"drill press operators typically have the ability to work at their own pace"

Umm...no, i doubt it. A drill press and its operation are fairly simple. There is little skill involved, the machinery is simple to operate, and typical operations are fairly quick. Quotas are typically set and operators are required to keep moving. Would be stupid to pay unskilled labor operating antiquated machinery, to work at their own pace.

in my experience drill press operation is automated, the bit and depth are set, the operator places the part in, presses a button and the machine does the rest, take the part out, rinse repeat, 10, 000 times a day. monotonous as hell...
 
2014-01-11 09:44:58 PM  

Cerebral Knievel: BigOle8point: TomD9938: BigOle8point: But no, no more "drill press operators". Bullshiat list is bullshiat.


I took "drill press operator" as a generic term by the writer to mean "machinist".

At least that's what I hope he/she meant.

If that's what the writer meant, the writer doesn't know what they're talking about. Comparing a CNC machinist to a drill press operator is like calling the cook at McDonalds "Chef".

I think that the notion that of every profesion that the writer listed as being low stressed that a Farker with actual experience in any of the said field has chimed in to say that the assessment is bullshiat leads me to the notion that the writer doesn't know dick about jack shiat, and it looks like the article originated from some kind of professional job placement service..

the fact that they put a low paying entry level manufacturing job that really doesn't exist any more into the top position of least stressful job is a glaring example of not knowing what the fark they are talking about.


Did you happen to notice the ads at the bottom of the screen? The 3 local companies that are hiring into said positions? Of course it was written by a job placement service!
 
2014-01-11 11:39:47 PM  
dictyboy:
Did you happen to notice the ads at the bottom of the screen? The 3 local companies that are hiring into said positions? Of course it was written by a job placement service!

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