Police who tell parents (over the telephone, and with a mouthful of Krispy Kreme) their kids died in a car wreck.
Software Development used to be a safe place, but dammit, every place is going "Agile" now, which requires daily face-to-face meetings and lots of interactions. Ugh.
Just let me live in my cave and code like the good old days, dammit.
Airline pilot used to be a glamourous job. A friend who was downsized by Delta is now workng at a Midwest regional carrier for $25,000.
I'm an accountant and I deal with asshole people every damn day, especially at this time of year.
I have two uncles in these kinds of careers:
1) I have one uncle who is a radiologist. When asked why he became a radiologist, his answer has never varied: "I don't want to have to deal with people."
2) Another uncle was a night watchman for sixty years. I don't think in all that time he had a co-worker, a boss, a client... absolutely no one to interact with.
R17, I know a surgeon who says he chose his profession because he only wants to deal with people who've been anesthetized.
He sends someone else to talk to the families after surgery.
Rather than work with a major corporation, a proctologist said now he only deals with one asshole at a time.
Good line, R21. I knew a urologist who said he dealt with the most interesting thing about most people.
Surgeons often have lousy people skills -- they patch folks up and that's it - no need for any kind of "relationship" like a G.P.
Is that a good job, FBI agent? You get to travel around and stuff? I mean, better places than this?
Sometimes you do.
Freddy was so happy for me when I got this job at the bank. Toaster giveaways and Barry Manilow on the speakers all day. She thought it was such hot shit. What did she know? Big dummy.
Except for retail or fast food, most office work was once good for people-haters, but then Team Work reared its ugly head.
Staff attorney/clerk for a state or federal court.