The 5 Worst Jobs in America
While most folks hate the grind -- why else would it be called a grind? -- there are definitely some jobs are worse than others.
The jobs website CareerCast has ranked 220 jobs, and found the 25 worst ones, based on criteria including stress level, job security, and salary, among others.
Here are the Top 5 worst jobs in the U.S. according to their list:
1. Taxi driver - This job has the negative trifecta: low pay -- often under $30K a year -- coupled with high stress, and an "undesirable work environment," making it the tops of the worst, on CareerCast's list. Competition from Uber and Lyft are also devastating taxi drivers' bottom lines.
2. Logger - The second most dangerous gig in the U.S., coupled with low pay and employee replacement by machines, makes logging the second-worst career in the country.
3. Newspaper reporter - Gone are the days when this was a glamorous gig. Low readership and salaries, coupled with the stress of deadlines, negative feedback from readers, and declining job security are all to blame for the low rank.
4. Retail salesperson - Between low salaries, dealing with customers, and the physical toll of the job, this gig ended up near the top of the "worst jobs" list.
5. Enlisted military - Involves high risk, time away from family, and low pay: Many enlisted personnel make under $30K a year.