What is the most under appreciated job in society?

What is the most under appreciated job in society?

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  1. Janitorial staff. I work in creative which usually means a lot of small staffs but for 6 months I’m working for an org that employs thousands and I work at the so called “Mothership,” and our head of janitorial is the nicest, sweetest guy and has passions like photography that we share war stories over/compare notes/ideas, etc. Jamie is the fucking man.

  2. Gotta be teachers. Such a vital job and yet they’re seemingly all underpaid, underfunded, and overworked. If they point this out, a certain segment of society will immediately demonize them.

  3. software developers; they build the tools that help run the world, from traffic technology, payroll, phones, consumer electronics and personal computers, water treatment systems, financial systems, etc., and you never hear their names.

  4. I’d say loggers. One of the most dangerous professions in the world, but society would crumble pretty fast without them. Often they are pretty unfairly given a reputation for being either unintelligent, shady, or both.

  5. Auto Mechanics, they have to understand some of the most complex systems on the planet and people think they are thieves. It is the only profession I can think of that people feel the need to use the word honest in front of the name of the profession. Ie he is an honest mechanic. If it wasn’t assumed they were dishonest there would be no reason to use that phrase.

  6. It is unequivocally social workers in the US. They deal with the very worst situations, they are hated by anyone they have to deal with because they have to advocate for people who cannot advocate for themselves. They are not treated well by other people (like judges or police officers). They have unreasonable case loads. They make almost no money, often so little that they themselves qualify for things like foodstamps.

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