The best and worst jobs in the world: a comparison

31 March 2009

Feeling despondent by a crappy job, or just regret not submitting your application for 'The Best Job in The World'?

I know... especially when the final candidate short list seems full of annoying people.

Some just look misplaced from the audition for the next American idol. Why, oh why, am I not blessed with such talents in life...

I'm not jealous, really.

But as The Telegraph points out via a picture that speaks a thousand words, how 'good' a job you got is really just relative:

This is Ramesh Sahu, and he works in the sanitation department of Calcutta, cleaning out the city's sewers.

It doesn't help that India is the home of curry, meaning that the rising number of manhole worker deaths every year there were unlikely to had been pleasant ones.

Whether protective gear could save more lives or not, as The Telegraph points out, the next time we want to complain about how bad we got it, perhaps we should spare a thought for this guy.

Especially when listening to this very enthusiastic girl yap on:

It's just for a minute though, so try not to blow your brains out before it's over.



  • Mike H.
    That's one hell of a marmite motorway that lads got himself in, no wonder he looks pissed, I wouldn't be happy crawling out of Jade Goody's ass either...
  • Gus
    he looks pissed and crapped!
  • acecatcher3
    altho my job doesnt inclde going thru sewers, it has been made 10x worse by not being able to comment on hukd :(.....but bitterwallet will have to do for now eh?! i didnt apply for the best job in the world, i have a fear of the sea and sand so it would have been a complete nightmare.
  • the B.
    Eat Australian food????? WTF is she on? Does she think they eat Koala or something? Or does she mean Violet Crumbles, Tim Tams, Cherry Ripes, Pavlova (although it’s probably Kiwi). Fuck me, stupid and irritating and they want to send her to a deserted island? Sounds perfect to me.
  • acecatcher3
    bob u ever done a tim tam slam??? now thats heaven!!!
  • The B.
    I had no idea what on earth a Tim Tam slam was, but now I do, and no, never donw one as I'm not a fan of biscuits, including tim tams, I do like violet crumbles and cheese twisties though.
  • Briton: B.
    [...] in late March, we compared the best and worst jobs in the world, but the schadenfreude did not last [...]

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