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Professionals We Love to Hate

Updated on September 11, 2014

The Professionals...

At one time or another many of us will encounter a professional. We might do so by choice. We also might do so because we are in need of assistance.

Over the years I've had experiences with many professionals. Most experiences were pleasant. Then again, some weren't.

I've also listened to friends about their trials and tribulations. I've heard about their fears and anxieties. Yet, they have also shared their success stories after dealing with the professionals listed below.

I'm not saying we actually dislike these professions by any means. We just dislike what they represent. But, we do need their expertise. Their professions are needed within our society.

Without these Top Ten Professions our world couldn't function as smooth as it does.

We would miss them tremendously, but in the meanwhile we just have a tendency to hate them, but in a nice way.

The professionals we love to hate
The professionals we love to hate

Top Ten Professions We Love to Hate:

10. The Mail Carrier because they deliver stacks of unwanted bills, but we appreciate all their hard work and love them when they deliver favorable parcels. They always manage to accomplish their daily tasks and allow no obstacles to get in their way. Neither heat, rain, sleet, snow or growling dogs stop the mail carrier. If only they could not deliver unwanted letters.

9. The Solicitor who rings the doorbell or telephones us pretending like they are our best friend, until you say you are not interested and their tone gets nasty! I understand they are just doing their job, but when I ask for their phone number to call them back at a time that's more convenient for me, I wish they wouldn't hang up, that's not a wise business move. I'd gladly call them back during a busy time of their day.

8. The Car Salesperson who stalks us. Hey genius, we are on the auto lot for a reason, to buy a car. There is no need to try to convince us to buy what we are already looking for. Do they really have to hound us like a dog in heat? How about some breathing room and allow us to come to them with questions. We understand that they are in sales and are hoping for a sale, but trust me when I say stalking us only pushes most customers away.

7. Most medical professionals that end with the suffix "ologist" which means: a person who studies or has knowledge of a particular kind of health issue. Why is it that an "ologist" frightens us so much? Could it be because they are specialists who specialize in areas that we prefer to keep private. Amen, we need these professionals, but it's just something about that suffix that makes everybody's anxiety level soar.

6. Retail Clerks When will they realize that customers are their paychecks? Without us they won't have the job that they detest. Talking on the phone, smacking gum or ignoring us during a transaction is not going to make you like your job any better. Your obnoxious attitude is annoying. For just one day try to smile, no matter how bad you think your life is and watch what happens. Just maybe, you actually might begin to enjoy your job. And your life. If not, then I suggest finding a job you might actually like.

5. The local news (from newscasters to the weatherman). Why don't they ever share good news with us? Why does it always have to be negative? Granted it's the news, but I would like to be able to say Awwwww instead of OMG once in a while! Also, why can't the weatherman ever get the weather correct!? In addition, please tone down the wardrobe. When did newscasters, especially in Orlando begin dressing like they are going to the club? Just stop it. Dress is success. Tone it down.

4. Auto Mechanic ... Why is it when they see us pull up in the parking lot they don't see people they see dollar signs. Why can't we just come in to their establishment for an oil change and they just do an oil change? I suggest once in a while not to mention the to-do list unless our lives are in danger such as, you found explosives hidden under a wheel well!

3. Politicians ... They always claim they want the best for us until their elected and then all of a sudden they forget all their promises. Do they truly think we are that gullible? We remember every promise and vow that you make. Heads up....don't bother to will always get caught. Consider the American people your daily reminders until your promises are put into action. Or, do something out of the ordinary and keep your word and it should be smooth sailing.

2. The Boss ... We either love them or hate them. I don't see a gray area for this profession. The commander in chief is in charge and makes the rules. As long as the boss doesn't allow their position to go to their head all should be well. We hope.

1. The Dentist ... The most dreaded professional. I feel for the dentist. The abundance of patience they must have for their patients is overwhelming. They know we dislike their profession, but not them professionally because seriously who would actually trust a dentist they dislike with the care of their pearly whites? Nobody I know.

Professionals are appreciated...

And there you have my list of the Top Ten Professionals We Love to Hate.

Feel free to add your input in the comment section below.

I'm curious to hear about other professions I didn't might have overlooked.

Disclaimer: To all above mentioned professionals, I truly appreciate all the hard work and dedication you put forth into your profession.

If I should need your assistance in the near future, I wanted to make you aware that I didn't write this article, it was written by my alter ego Sue.

Thank you for all you do. You are appreciated.

Have you ever encountered a professional who you hated?

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© 2011 Linda Bilyeu

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    • Sunshine625 profile imageAUTHOR

      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi CrisSp, those are very good "ologists" to visit...continue to enjoy:)

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      6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Great write as expected!

      I'd like to mention though that the only professional with the suffix "ologist" I love visiting is my cosmetologist (and dermatologist at times). (:

      They pamper me every two weeks. Guilty pleasure: foot spa/manicure/pedicure. Lol!

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Daisy ~ Michelle ~ LoveDoc ~ Dianna ... Thank you for your comments and adding the professionals you love to hate.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      I see some hear that I agree with, nothing personal but the profession I abhor!

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      6 years ago

      Great hub! very interesting too.

      Linda, you are so right about this. I receive so much unwanted mail regularly especially pre-approved credit card applications. I have stacks of junk mail to shred. As far as car salesmen, this is very true. I'm thinking of buying a new car at the end of the year. I would like to test drive it first, but I know that I will be harrassed just like I was years ago when I bought my Honda. Bosses are the worst. You either like them or you don't. I've always worked for tough bosses.

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      Michelle Liew 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Well, I agree with your list! Thanks for sharing it, Linda!

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      Daisy Mariposa 

      6 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)


      You're a very keen observer and have created another great list. May I add *customer service reps who are working off-shore who can barely speak English*? It's very frustrating having to deal with such a person.

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      7 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Lucky Cats, Lawyers reside on their own planet. I've never trusted one, have you? Thanks for your adding your favorites!

      Alecia, No one likes an attitude. I don't even like my own on some days!:)

      Mary, I 2nd the lawyers! I do know a few good ones though who are my neighbors:)

      Keith, I agree we do need them!:)

      Vibesites...I totally agree!

      gsidley, excellent addition! I understand they are just trying to make their quota, but being too pushy is never a good thing.

      Thank you for your comments! :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      7 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thanks Janine!

      Tills...we are lovers, not haters!:)

      Julio, I was just listening to Mitt Romney in the background as I read your comment...I totally agree! Thanks!

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      7 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Jools, I'm glad you are pain-free once again. The dentists do come in very handy at times.

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      7 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Rasta, I agree the "Collectors" are not well liked. At all. I can't imagine you being one of them! Thanks for sharing.

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      Dr. Gary L. Sidley 

      7 years ago from Lancashire, England

      Entertaining hub - I really enjoyed it.

      Could I suggest an addition to your list: insurance sales staff. Charming and generous until you try and make a claim - then all you hear from them is the list of items/circumstances that are not covered by your policy!

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      7 years ago from United States

      Some are just doing their jobs, but some are just really annoying. Fantastic hub, keep it up! :D

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      7 years ago

      I dread the doctor and politicians, but their needed! LOL Can't even imagine where we'd be without them! Love to hate and need them (just like money!)

      Great Hub, Linda!

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      Mary Hyatt 

      7 years ago from Florida

      I love your list, but due to some bad experiences of my own I would add "lawyers". (Hope I don't offend any of our good Hubbers who are lawyers).

      super Hub!

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      Alecia Murphy 

      7 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      I don't hate the dentist. It's actually a feel good experience for me. My teeth feeling clean is one of the best feelings I could ever have. But then again I didn't mind getting shots either at the doctor so I know I'm in the minority.

      Any professional with an attitude is someone I choose to ignore- wish I could avoid them but I can't. And I hate anyone soliciting me- the other day in the mall someone tried to give me a flier for something and I said no thanks before they could give it to me. If you want to solicit my business, be nice and not pushy.

      A well-needed hub, indeed!

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      7 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Hi Sunshine!! Your list is very interesting. I'd like to add several more:

      Lawyers! Because they manipulate and convolute the law to the extent that it is no longer recognizable by the "reasonable" mind. It appears that the entire judicial system is complicit in the art of confusing and twisting logic to the point that it's like that game "twister." As in: What the definition of "is" is.

      On the flip side; they can get us out of some pretty sticky situations using the very arts mentioned above...I guess it depends upon which side of the issue one stands!

      Realtors: Now, don't "hate." And I don't "hate" any of those who make a living from these careers / professions but, oh PLEASE! 6% in a sellers' market is a giveaway and, even in a buyer's's still 6%...of course, if two realtors are involved (buyer's and seller's), then, they each get 3% and, of course, the "broker" gets his/her slice...too.. I believe it's 1%...either / anyway...those who seek a home or those who seek to sell a home are held captive by this marketing plan

      And, of course, walking through the home on the market; one is given a "put lipstick on the pig" kind of takes a stealth detective to see beneath the carpet, between the walls and under the find the real truth.

      Actually, though; honestly, my favoite neighbor and one of my best friends are realtors so; this is more of a laugh than an absolute.....and..lastly:

      What is UP with all the women "talking heads" going platinum and Ash blonde? Roots and all! I thought we were in the 20th century (oops! ala Biden! LOLO) I mean, 21 century! Who thinks that bleached blonde on tv is the optimum presentation??????

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      Julio E Olmo Sr 

      7 years ago from Florida, USA

      Politicians are the worsts! hahaha They're nothing, but walking "Sound Bites" promising the sky to get your vote and when they can not deliver on their promises they turn on the "Excuse Mode"

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      Mary Craig 

      7 years ago from New York

      My biggest love to hate is people coming to my door telling me what religion I should believe in. It is fine for them, but not for me, so leave me alone.

      I loved this hub (with no hate). You made great points as always!

      Voted up, funny, and interesting.

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      Janine Huldie 

      7 years ago from New York, New York

      Couldn't agree morew with your list, Linda. Seriously, #1 still is my least favorite person to pay a visit to. You always are so right on the mark and this one is no exception to that rule. Have of course voted up, shared and tweeted too!!

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      Jools Hogg 

      7 years ago from North-East UK

      Linda, great list though I was my dentist's best friend last week after two weeks of pain shooting through a crowned tooth which he fixed using his drill and what not :o( They changed the mail delivery system in the UK a few years ago and now we rarely see our postmen but they carry those heavy bags so I kind of like them. I don't like politicians and I'm not keen on cheeky retail clerks (though my daughter now works at French Connection so I better whisper that...) :o)

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      7 years ago from Universe

      Very interesting Sunshine625

      Earlier in my life I worked collections,I even sent people out to repo cars. Those guys are really hated.

      Nice hub!

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      7 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Audrey, I appreciate my mailman also. He's a good guy who always delivers a smile no matter how his day is going. I often pay for his coffee when we happen to be at our local 7-11 at the same time. Collection agencies are a nice add! Thank you!

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      Audrey Hunt 

      7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Hi Linda - You've hit all of the professions I love to hate except for the mailman. Mine is so nice that I treat him to hot cocoa in the winter and cold lemonade in the summer and I give him a Christmas Card with some greenbacks.

      I hate most county workers and telemarketers. Oh, yes and add collections agencies to that list. :) Loved the hub!

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      7 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Sky! Thank you for stopping by to read 8 months ago! I appreciate your comment :)

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      7 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      You are simply the best , and the people that you love to hate , this was you voicing all our opinions and I give you high praise , for neatly putting them together is such a thoughtful descending order.

      Great hub keep smiling. I was looking for the men but Huey Lewis is good enough.I 'll get the news


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      Linda Bilyeu 

      7 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I enjoyed all your comments and the professionals that you added! Thank YOU all for the smile :)

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      Liz Elias 

      7 years ago from Oakley, CA

      LOL--right on target...but I think I'd have to do a switcheroo and put politicians at the #1 spot...if a politician's mouth is moving, chances are, he (she) is lying!

      Lawyers...yeah...they need to be right up there with the politicians...running a tie for #1, or at least at #2. They are the reason there are so many frivolous suits tying up the court system, and why the purchase of a house has gone from a dozen pieces of paper to sign, to almost a full ream! Talk about seeing $$ signs instead of people!

      Thanks for the chuckle...voted up & funny. ;-)

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      7 years ago

      You forgot lawyers!!!!!!! =)) This was really funny! When I first read the title, I got a little nervous therapist/counselor would be on there! I guess some people would put that under the category of "psychologist," though. =) haha I know absolutely nothing about cars and auto mechanics always try to make me think the world is about to implode on my car for some reason or another and give me this list of things I need that I can't afford...I always get so worried and call my dad to ask what all the things are they tell me I need to fix and he just laughs at me and says, "They got you again!" =) (Thankfully, I never agree to ANY of the extra things until I've seeked advice elsewhere!) AMEN to your bit on politicians!!!! =)

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      Kristin Trapp 

      7 years ago from Illinois

      I have been putting off making a dentist appointment and now I want to put it off even more.

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      Cousin Fudd 

      7 years ago

      Sunshine, this is great. I could never be a salesman and about every time I've bought a car or truck, I always leave feeling I have been snookered. Enjoyed the read and voting up all the way across.

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      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      very rightly put the dentist on the num 1 position!! i truly dread visiting the dentist!! :O EWwWWww

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      7 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hump your leg!! Thanks for the great add MM!! It's going to be fun following a fellow Nassau County girl :))

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      Susan Reid 

      7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Very uplifting treatment of what could easily be a downer of a subject. I so relate to you on ANY salespeople (and don't get me started on customer service representatives!).

      Still chuckling about the car saleman following the customer around like a dog in heat (I've had some I really thought were gonna hump my leg!).

      Voted up. Very enjoyable.


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      8 years ago

      Sunshine625, that is quite a list. Glad you didn;t include teachers. But I wouldn't have been surprised to see assistant principals there (HaHa). No question about the car salesman though. And there is nothing worse than someone who is expected to provide good customer service but who cops an attitude about it. I actually wrote a hub about the importance of good customer service (check it out). You definitely had me laughing with this one. Voted up and funny.

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      8 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hello Seeker7! Thank you for the many laughs! Much and I think alot alike! Looking forward to the follow :)

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      Helen Murphy Howell 

      8 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      Hi and fantastic hub!!

      Being a nurse I definately appreciated the medical profession one!!LOL!! I have to say I work with some of these 'professionals' and I can honestly say that some of them are just totally incapable of speaking without using jargon. You can see the signs on the patient's face - beginning to glaze over as the brain shuts off. I usually just wait until 'professional' has finished with their 'ologies' and then explain it to the patient in plain speech.

      As to weathermen/women - why do they always smile when crap weather is coming??? We have a sweet,young weatherman on Scottish Television, Sean - and he grins like a cheshire cat when the thunder and lightening comes, the storm clouds come etc. I would say he grins at the rain coming, but being in Scotland where it rains daily just about, it would be hard not to grin at least sometimes, so I'll let him off with that one. But Scotland has just had the coldest summer since 1998 or something and every evening, there are these weather people with huge grins on their faces????? Very irritating!

      As to politicians (and the heads of banks)- to me they are a swear word. I won't degrade myself or your wonderful hub by using the kind of language to describe them that I really feel like using.

      Loved this hub. Voted up + awesome!!

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      8 years ago from Kansas, USA

      Great Hub. I can definitely relate to this. It seems like we always get our mail on time but the one time we are expecting something in the mail it seems that the mailman mysteriously doesn't show up or drops it off days later. I'm sure he has nothing to do with why we don't get it on time but he gets the blame anyway. Love the part about "ologist" and I will probably think about that with a giggle everytime I go to see one of them.

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      8 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you for @fennelseed and @sharyn for sharing your opinions ... I like my mail carrier even though they change routes often, I don't like the bills he delivers :))

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      Annie Fenn 

      8 years ago from Australia

      I can relate to all of these, thank you Sunshine. I don't mind the mailman, he is only doing his job. Its the pushy professionals I loathe, the ones that are chummy and all smiles until they realise that I am just shopping around or are just not interested in what they are pushing, then they pack up their smiles quick fast. Great hub, my votes to you.

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      Sharon Smith 

      8 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA


      You crack me up. Very funny! I agree with all of them except the mail carrier. I like mine. He always stops to talk and he's cute.


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      Movie Master 

      8 years ago from United Kingdom

      Great list, dentist number 1 - love it, perfect!

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      8 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you for your points of view Cogerson. Well stated!! I appreciate all the above professions ... especially the boss since I married two of mine (at different times of course) :)

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      8 years ago from Virginia

      Great thoughts on your 10 jobs we love to hate.

      10.Mailman...without those unwanted letters/ads...there would be no revenue for the UPS to survive...they are already lossing billions of dollars

      9. The Solicitor...that is a tough job....I used to be one of those solicitors..I worked for Arbitron Ratings....they even gave me a fake name to use...I was Paul Stevens

      8. Car Salesman....another tough job....I do mystery shops on car dealerships....if they are not somewhat pushy they score low on the mystery shops...they are caught between a rock and a hard place

      7. Just talking about medical professionals makes me I will move on to #6

      6. Retail clerks...I can safely say....rude cashiers = bad management either at store level or company levels

      5. Local my dad a newspaper man for 50 years always said...."Good news does not sell newspapers"

      4. Auto mechanics....this is why when you find a trustworthy stick with him ....luckily we have a great mechanic we deal with

      3. Politicians....once a politician starts to think more about re-election than what is the right thing to do....things start to go really bad

      2. Boss....being a stay at home dad....I can say I love my boss....she is very good to me.

      1. Dentist....having lost my two front teeth in a swimming accident when I was 10....I know that dentists can bring great pain with them....but most are caring people as they bring pain to your mouth

      Great hub was fun to read and share my thoughts on the ten different jobs....voted up and awesome.

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      8 years ago from Orlando, FL

      @cardelean ... Terrific idea! Both of my daughters, my stepson and stepdaughter are all teachers and they deserve to be recognized more!

      @Cloverleaf! I had the taxman but opted for The Boss even though I'm my own boss I have many friends who complain about theirs.

      @Susie ... Caller ID is the way to go and if that fails turn the ringer off! :)

      @MichS ...boooo to nasty solicitors!

      Thank you all for sharing your opinions :))

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      8 years ago

      Hi! I would definitely move #2 to the top of the list. We've gotten to the point where we don't answer the phone if it that dreaded 1-800 number. Nice hub, Sunnie.

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      8 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Hi Sunshine, great hub! I love to hate the tax man. It just makes me feel better :-)


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      Arlene V. Poma 

      8 years ago

      Oh, my, my, Sunshine. What am I missing? I have a female OB-GYN with this wicked sense of humor. Which is why I get the posters and you get the beef!!!

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      Mich S 

      8 years ago

      Lots of people we love to hate! We had a young guy come to our door tonight to ask if we could help him win a trip to Hawaii...and then he said we had to buy a magazine subscription. When we said no, he got all pissy. Lame! but I liked your hub :)

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      8 years ago from Michigan

      Great list Sunshine but in this day and age I think that politicians have put teachers at the top of their list and so I will reciprocate by putting them at the top of mine! :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      8 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Arlene, In my case the landscapes are on the ceiling and my doc is the beefcake! Haha! NOT kidding ya!

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      Arlene V. Poma 

      8 years ago

      Sunshine, I am told by my women friends that there is no secret in finding a good OB-GYN. The best OB-GYNs have posters Hollywood beefcake on their ceilings. No landscapes for me, thank you very much.

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      8 years ago from Orlando, FL

      You are very welcome Deborah :))

      I was very tempted when I consider lawyers such as Baez and Mason who give the good lawyers a bad, bad name.

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      Deborah Neyens 

      8 years ago from Iowa

      I thought for sure I'd see lawyer on here. Thanks for cutting my profession a break. : )

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      8 years ago

      well, I'm related to a former realtor, so...

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      8 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Great list Flora!! I considered lawyers and realtors but I figured we don't use them very often and we can't really rely on them so I cut them some slack. Thank you for adding them to the list of Professionals We Love To Hate :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      8 years ago from Orlando, FL

      @marellen....thank you I haven't watched Letterman in years but I do enjoy his Top Tens!

      @mentalist ... very valid point :))

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      8 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Arlene! I'm going to email this to my dentist, GYN & Doctor. They all have a great sense of humor and they are accustomed to my opinionated persona!! :))

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      Arlene V. Poma 

      8 years ago

      Well-written, Sunshine! I like my dentist and my OB-GYN, but not enough that I would like to visit more frequently. Wesman, you'd be a very popular man in Sacramento when the heat usually rises to 115 degrees in the summer. That is when you can name your price because most Sacramentans are just begging to stay out of the heat!

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      8 years ago

      Everyone's list will vary a bit in who gets included and what order they're listed. I would put most politicians up there as number 1. As such I will list mine going from 1 to 10. Number 2 I would put lawyers. number 3 I would put Realtors. Number 4 I would put Telemarketers. Number 5 I would put Door to Door sales people (something I don't need to worry about anymore in a condo, but they have switched to the telephone, so... Number 6 I would put sales people in stores who get paid by commission rather than by the hour. Number 7 I would put the Collection agency. Number 8 I would put Company CEOs. Number 9 I would put whoever decides that electronics have to be out of date after 6 months. Number 10I would put people on TV who insist God wants you to send them money.

      I may hate going to the doctor or dentist, but I love doctors who decide to stay here in Canada instead of moving to the states where they could make more money.

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      Mentalist acer 

      8 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      I,ve found a new professional(known as the social media consultant)as many and mostly unneeded.

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      8 years ago

      Your list was good and putting the dentist at number 1 was so correct and I have no complaints about the others. Good top 10....Letterman would be proud.

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 

      8 years ago from Kaufman, Texas


      You got lucky with the A/C Sunshine!!! Having an a/c man for a neighbor! WHEW! He's gotta do ya right!

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      8 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Paula! I thought about the can of worms and then thought what the heck...nobody is perfect. We live and learn. Thank you for stopping by amiga! :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      8 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Wesman I bet you were an awesome solicitor!!! I bet you hounded all your potential customers and it most likely worked for you! Some sales professionals can't take a hint. I'm in sales...I hound some but I know when to draw the least I hope so, I'll know more if someone comments that I don't! :)

      We love A/C repairmen and appreciate them more when they don't overcharge us like mine...he's also my neighbor! You rock Luis (just in case he reads this)! Thanks for the suggestion with the bold and italics I'll look into it!

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      8 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Ohhhhhhhhhh, Sunshine girl, have you opened up a big fat can of worms or what?? There isn't enough time in the day for me to start listing. You hit the nail on the head, though,'s not the "profession" per se, it's the P E R S O N representing that profession. Think this may speak to how many people are not truly happy with their chosen career....or they're just miserable by nature?! Great hub!

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 

      8 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

      Definitely! I've been a door to door salesman before - that's about the worst job in the world. The only people who can do that gig have to have some kind of something special to make good money at it - usually, it's beauty that works - for females.

      I've been a car salesman, and I LOVED it. I was primarily even a USED CAR SALESMAN! I TOTALLY LOVED THAT JOB! I quit because it was a long drive from where I lived, and because the economy was tanking.

      Hey, you should hit "edit" and put your categories in BOLD and ITALICS - just my opinion.

      Besides door to door and car sales - I'm in Texas, and my primary job in life has been the world's LEAST loved profession (in the South) AIR CONDITIONING REPAIR MAN!!!!

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      8 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi MiAmore, I actually thought of you when I wrote #6 and like I told you I bet you are one of the bestest clerks! I'm blessed with a great dentist and staff BUT their profession, not them is the most disliked. It's a good thing they don't take it personal because we NEED them :))

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      8 years ago

      Once again Sunshine, you have hit the nail on the head! #6 is definitely not my idea of being a retail clerk-I try my hardest to be the opposite! #1 is the only one on the list that I really do not have an issue with. I've been through quite a bit with the dentist, so I have grown to appreciate their work and what they do-especially after my results. Thanks so much for speaking so much of what is on my mind regarding the list of professionals above! Voted up, useful, and interesting! Great work! :)


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