Disappearing Jobs

The worst jobs in history

Chau Tu May 2, 2013

A few weeks ago, career guidance website CareerCast.com revealed its list of the worst jobs of 2013, based on pay, outlook, work environment and stress. At the top: newspaper reporter — thanks to shrinking newsrooms and budget cutbacks. It was closely followed by lumberjacks and enlisted military personnel.

But those professions will simply join a long list of lousy jobs people have endured over history. Lapham’s Quarterly put out this handy chart for what they consider the worst jobs in the world:

Wool fuller? Leech gatherer? Now reporting doesn’t seem so bad, does it?

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