What are the common reasons behind having a bad day. For most people is is a bitter coffee, a traffic jam, or a bill that is larger than expected. Whenever you think you are having a particularly bad day, think of these people. Here’s an uncommon reality check.
Any Counter Worker at a Major Grocery Chain
These employees are expected to maintain a smile, adhere to OSHA and corporate standards, while enduring low pay and irregular hours. Uniforms, hair nets, gloves, dangerous machines and picky consumers make this job far more stressful than average compensation should allow.
Boy Band Bodyguards
Besides going deaf, they constantly have to fight off tons and tons of screaming, insane young girls who want nothing more than to just rip the hair off of the newest teen sensation boy band group.
A Detroit Real Estate Agent
This city was once the gem of industrialized America. Now, it is in decay. A year’s worth of hard-earned commissions in this city will rarely amount to one large sale in other parts of the country. Realtors in Detroit are literally trying to move mountains to pay their own bills.
Someone Who Has Deciding to Leave the Job Market
Despite the mainstream news of an economic recovery, there are thousands of people each day running out of unemployment benefits and all job prospects. Their only alternative is to swallow any pride that is left and consider themselves unemployable. This condition is age and region-blind and a difficult reality to swallow.
The constant threat of terrorism and crashing must be covered-up with a smile, and an adherence to strict rules for looks and physical size. As if this job description couldn’t get worse, a flight attendant must serve drinks, clean vomit and respond to annoying little lights for hours on end.
A Victim’s Advocate Case Worker
This person sees the worst in human behavior every day. Few jobs convey a mistrust and fear of humanity that someone who manages the fallout from domestic crime including murder, assault, rape, abuse and neglect.
A Sudanese Toddler
One of the shortest expected average lifespans on the planet exists in the people of the Sudan. Infant mortality rates are near 70%. If a child makes it to the age of two or three, they will almost certainly deal with disease, starvation, abandonment, sectarian violence and war.
Any Citizen of North Korea
Every aspect of life in North Korea is strictly determined by the ruling Communist regime. A full citizen can be sentenced to a life of imprisonment and hard labor, or execution simply for attending a religious ceremony on a non-approved date.
A Career Adult Film Actor
The amount of money made doesn’t compare to the requirement of violation on demand. Low self-worth and desperation lead to actions and contracts which perpetuate these same feelings day after day, for hours on end. Adult film stars choose to give up their humanity to appear as animals for oglers who consider them no more valuable of a commodity that raw meat or illicit drugs.