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Newspaper Reporter Now Only Second Worst Career

Good news, newspaper reporters of the nation, your job is now only the second worst career choice a person could make. CareerCast’s annual survey of the top 200 jobs placed newspaper journalist at 199, barely edging out lumberjack, at 200. In last year’s survey, newspaper journalist was ranked dead last.

The best job, according to the report, is mathematician. We don’t know how doing math for a living is better than reporting, but hey, you can’t argue with the supreme authority that is CareerCast.

Here are some other jobs that are supposedly better than newspaper reporter:

  • Appliance repair person (#73). The Maytag Man? C’mon.
  • Zoologist (#91). Cleaning chimpanzee poop is probably better than having to quote anonymous sources.
  • Dishwasher (#124). We think CareerCast is just trying to be mean here.
  • Meter Reader (#183). Yeah, this is just getting downright rude.

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Newspaper Reporter Named Worst Career of 2013

In a new survey, newspaper reporter is ranked as the worst career to have in 2013. The research was conducted by Careercast.com, which listed 200 careers, based on “physical demands, work environment, income, stress, and hiring outlook.” Newspaper reporter came in at 200 out of 200.

Here are some jobs supposedly better than working for a newspaper:

    • Cashier (No word on where, because working at a Walmart has got to be worse than being a reporter. Right? Right???)
    • Oil Rig Worker (Even dudes stranded in the ocean covered in oil are thankful they’re not working for a paper)
    • Taxi Driver (A cabbie in midtown would rather take you to Mt. Vernon than write for a newspaper)
    • Podiatrist (Nasty feet are somehow preferred over a boring beat)
    • Disc Jockey (We refuse to believe this)