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7 Most Hated Jobs in the World

Updated on January 29, 2013

What do you think are some of the most hated jobs in the world? If you thought that being a sales representative or front desk executive got on to your nerves, wait till you read about these jobs. You may actually be surprised and start liking your jobs more.

A few months ago, I wrote about some of the most boring jobs you can find on earth (look for the link at the end of this article). I was happy and pleasantly shocked to see that a part of this article was considered being added to one of the course modules from Cambridge University Press. Well, that is what inspired me to write this hub. Another reason is that, I myself have experienced a job that most people deny they hate, nonetheless, still hate. I have included that too in this hub.

So, without delay, here is a list of 7 most hated jobs in the world, in the order of least to most hated job.

1) Marketing Manager

Marketing managers are the key people who oversee advertising and promotion of a company’s product. They are responsible for developing strategies to meet sales objectives based on different studies. The job responsibility is nothing less than challenging, whichever industry they belong to. However, this job ranked 10th in the most hated jobs list according to Forbes and CNBC. The reason? Marketing managers often cited lack of direction as the primary source of job dissatisfaction.

2) Technical Support Analyst

When you had issues with your laptop or your refrigerator, did you call up Mr. John from the company technical support team? And you heard some funny sounding voice from India, didn’t you? Yes, he is the technical support analyst/executive who assists you in your technical problems. Trust me; as much as you hate his voice and the technical questions he asks, Mr. John (not his original name) too hates his job equally. He receives a thousand calls a day he needs to answer. And certain calls he deals with are so ridiculous, for example, the caller just forgot to switch on the power of the printer or refrigerator. And these poor people work in rotating shifts and sometimes over weekends. Do you ask for that kind of life?

3) Law Clerks

A law clerk is a person who assists the judge as they write their opinions. Surprisingly, this is one of the most sought after jobs in the legal profession. It is usually people who are at the top of their class in law school that make it here. This job is something that can beef up your resume. With all these perks, clerks are still a dissatisfied lot. The simple reason is that, it involves long and grueling hours. The clerk may also have to deal with the whims and mercurial personality of the judge. It is also not a job that can make you rich (with a median salary of $39,780 a year). Career advancement within this position is virtually none.

4) Technical Specialist

According to CareerBliss, a technical specialist "leads the analysis, definition, design, construction, testing, installation, and modification of medium to large infrastructures". The job roll does look quite important and serious. However, these technical specialists had some major things to complain about. Their major complaint was that despite their expertise in the field, their inputs were not taken seriously by the higher up. They also complained that they were treated with palpable level of disrespect.

5) Software Professional

Ah!! This was the job I was talking about at the beginning of the hub. You must be thinking, why would a person working in the Silicon Valley drawing an enviable salary at the end of the month/year hate his/her job, don’t you? You wouldn’t say that if you saw the ugly side of the coin: work pressures, late and rotational shifts, additional work, annual appraisals, weekend shifts, nepotism, being abused by the client and the manager, skipping food, lesser time with family, an extremely unhealthy lifestyle… Huff!! Do you want me to continue? How many of you in the Information Technology (IT) industry can relate to this? Do you still love your job?

6) Director of Sales and Marketing

I wouldn’t be surprised if someone told me that this is one of the most hated jobs you can find. This actually ranked second in the most hated jobs one can find, according to Forbes and CNBC. A director of sales and marketing is responsible for planning and implementing efforts to promote and generate business to the company. Some responsibilities involve public relations, budget management and employee training. The major reasons for job dissatisfaction among them were absence of room for growth and lack of direction from upper management.

7) Traffic Warden

According to Mail Online, being a traffic warden is the most hated profession in UK. Actually, this is the most hated job by the public. This hatred stemmed from a bill that proposed to give traffic wardens new powers. According the Traffic Management Bill, traffic wardens could fine the drivers up to £100 even for even minor offences.

So, these are some of the most hated jobs in the world. Do you have a job that you really hate? Why not share it here?

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    • karthikkash profile imageAUTHOR

      Karthik Kashyap 

      7 years ago from India

      Rachael: I agree with you. It is the same state in India as well. Especially for truck drivers who drive from one end of the country to the other.

    • RachaelLefler profile image

      Rachael Lefler 

      7 years ago from Illinois

      I briefly considered being a truck driver. The problem with that is they get very little time at home. They work long hours and hardly ever see their families, at least in the U.S. They have problems with a lack of sleep, exercise, and nutritionally good foods are hard to find at truck stops.

    • karthikkash profile imageAUTHOR

      Karthik Kashyap 

      7 years ago from India

      Thanks a lot Rajan :) That is the story of the corporate :)

    • rajan jolly profile image

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      7 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Very interesting list! I personally feel a job that one does not love doing because it either is a dead end for further advancement or has no direction and a clear cut direction becomes a hated job.

      Voting up and interesting.


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