Which job is a LOT less fun than most people expect? from AskReddit
Video game tester.
You aren’t spending your time playing completed fully realized games. You are playing the same level of a game over and over seeing if there are bugs.
Archaeologist. Did it during my twenties and that was more than enough. Long, hot days… living out of cheap motels on shit pay, and you typically find nothing more than some pieces of glass and broken pottery. Every once in a blue moon you find something cool, but those items generally end up getting stored away in a box full of other artifacts never to be seen again.
I went to George Washington’s boyhood home near Fredericksburg, VA, where they were sifting through dirt. I was a tourist by myself, and watched them dig from a distance, nothing amazing. What DID amaze me though was the amount of people that asked “What’chya diggin’ for?” I ended up asking the intern how many people ask that, and she said “too many to count sir…” I felt so bad!
After reading through this thread for 20 minutes I’ve concluded that every job sucks
I think doing anything for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week would probably get tiresome.
After working in 2-3 hour blocks interspersed with home cooking, walks, naps, and little tasks around the house these last few months, I’m having a hard time accepting that I’ll probably have to endure 5 consecutive 8-hour days again.
Seriously though I’m not ready to go back to switching between work and exhaustion with no time to focus on anything else. Even my weekends are just errands and chores. I’ve been taking classes, working out, cooking and I haven’t been this stress free since I was a kid.
Accounting isn’t the adrenaline rush that most people think it is
But the glamour! The perks! The respect!