What are the 10 most harmful jobs?

Needull in a haystack

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Do you work in any of these?

But which careers are the worst?

Here we try to guess which mainstream jobs are most likely to do significant harm. As almost no one we know is considering careers of this kind we have limited our investment in this research; it’s an initial exploration of the topic, based on general knowledge and a review of the key figures.

Here are the criteria:

  • The job has to be legal. Needless to say, organised crime is a harmful career!

  • More than one in a million people has to work in the job in the OECD, so it can’t be incredibly obscure or specific.

  • It can’t be harmful only if you’re particularly incompetent (for example, being a bad teacher), deliberately trying to do a bad job, or violating the profession’s code of ethics.

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Robert Wiblin — 80,000 Hours

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Train track media narratives

Media Inequality

When a political event unfolds, you would expect that each media outlet, and each political journalist might report that event from a different angle. You would expect a diversity of opinion and commentary in the stories, depending on the subjective and independent analysis of the individual journalist. But, my research into the stories told by the media shows this is not how political journalists behave. Instead, a media narrative springs up immediately to explain the what, why, how, when and who, and this narrative is adopted as given by the rest of the pack, with very few, if any, journalists willing to look at the story from a different perspective. Simply put, it is much more common for the political media to all tell the same story, and democracy is the loser.

I wrote recently about the success Alice Workman from Buzzfeed had in questioning the facts behind the AFP’s…

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OUR—TRAIN AND TREE!

By the Mighty Mumford

Our train and tree,
Extra details to see…
Sparkly barns
And young Jesus’ charms,
We decorate mutually!

I set up the train,
And tree in the middle twain…
Station and store,
A whole lot more,
The old tree on the table remains!

I think I will unplug
trains so they won’t fall on the rug…
But leave the tree on—
Glorious till dawn,
lights on the ceiling–look up!

–Jonathan Caswwell

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England: New $3 Billion Dollar Aircraft Carrier Has A Huge Leak

(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF THE BRITISH NEWS PAPER ‘THE SUN’)

 

The vast warship is letting in 200 litres of water every hour due to a faulty seal around one of its propeller shafts

THE Royal Navy’s new £3.1billion aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has a leak so serious it may need to go back into dry dock — for repairs that will cost millions.

A faulty seal around one of the vast warship’s propeller shafts means 200 litres of sea water pour in every hour.

The Royal Navy’s new £3.1billion aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has a ‘significant’ leak that may cost millions

Insiders said there is a “significant” defect with the stern seal, an inflatable rubber ring that fits around one of the propeller shafts.

The problem was spotted during sea trials.

Top Brass are furious because the carrier, the UK’s largest ever warship, had the fault when it was delivered by ship building partnership the ­Aircraft Carrier Alliance.

That means the manufacturers will have to pay for the repairs, not the Ministry of Defence.