Jobs Redditors Say Are a Lot Less Fun Than Most People Expect
You often hear that if you land a job you love and are passionate about, it sets the stage for a pretty happy life. But let’s face it, even if your job is a blast, it doesn’t mean it won’t have its tough, boring, or downright dull moments. Work is work, right? Everyone has their own ideas about different jobs. Some people might picture a gig as glamorous, rewarding, and loads of fun, even if the reality doesn’t quite match the hype.
Ever catch yourself sitting at your desk, daydreaming about a “fun” job, like cruising around in a Zamboni or brewing beer? Well, the truth is, no job is a non-stop party. Even if you’re head over heels for your job, tough days are just part of the deal.
There are probably aspects of your job that you don’t love as much,: annoying tasks, clashes with co-workers, and days that just plain suck. No matter how cool your job is, rough days happen.
Redditors Chime In.
This topic came up on Reddit recently, with someone asking, “Which job is a LOT less fun than most people expect?” One person on the thread brought up video game testing, saying, “Playing a video game is fun, but fighting the same boss over and over for two weeks straight is not.” Doing the same thing over and over gets old and repetitive. Another person threw in their job which is photography, claiming that 90 percent of it is sitting in front of a computer, editing out pimples and stray hairs.
Interestingly, a scuba instructor weighed in, saying it ruined the hobby for them. According to them, it’s like It’s “herding cats, and nursing someone with a sore ear because they can’t equalize.”
The thread also touched on other jobs like beer brewing, driving a Zamboni, working at Disneyland, and being a park ranger. Check out the full Reddit thread here.