Top 5 Most Loathed Jobs in the US

In a recent poll of 30,000 employees, PayScale asked respondents to answer the question “Does my job make the world a better place?” Possible answers included “very much so,” “yes,” “a little,” “no,” and “my job makes the world a worse place.” The New York Times’ Catherine Rampell got PayScale to divulge which soulless jobs inspired employees to admit that their occupations actually made the world a worse place, and we’re here to share them with you.

The overwhelming worst-rated job was fast-food worker. 42.3 percent of fast-food employees answered the survey by saying that their jobs made the world a worse place. Yikes, no wonder its hard to get good service at fast-food restaurants these days- the employees hate themselves. A distant second was bartenders, of which 5.8 percent gave the poorest response. From there, the percentages trickle downward  to round out the top five starting with senior attorney at 4.9 percent, fashion designer with 4.1 percent, and investment banking associate  at 3.8 percent.

The study is of course not without its flaws. The respondents opted to take part in PayScale’s database rather than being randomly selected. Those that volunteer their input might differ slightly from the type of person who only responds when asked. PayScale also sorted their responses by industry and tobacco manufacturing was number one in industries who believe their work is bad for mankind. It strikes me as odd that more fashion designers view their work as detrimental to the world than other occupations who didn’t make the list, like say casino workers, but that’s just me. Are there any loathsome occupations that you think should have been on this list?