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Posted: 12/14/2001 8:27:45 AM EDT
from people who've never done the job? My picks in no special order: 1. Police 2. Teachers 3. Pro Athletes 4. Journalists 5. High ranking military officers 6. Clergy 7. POTUS
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 8:30:42 AM EDT
Actually, a profession of faith in Jesus Christ, and the Biblical account of creation will get you LOTS of criticsim. Sorry - I couldn't help myself. [}:D] Oh, your question. I'll rearrange the numbering. 1 - 3 - 5 - 6 - 4 - 2 - 7.
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 8:33:53 AM EDT
Lawyers.
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 8:36:23 AM EDT
Don't forget: Physicians Mental health professionals computer tech support
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 8:36:30 AM EDT
Lawyers, until someone needs you, then you are their all-knowing hero, until they don't need you any more, when they magically know more than you and you are a snake.
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 8:37:08 AM EDT
A pastor's spouse Pastors government officials anyone in the public eye (actors, athletes, etc, etc.)
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 8:38:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DScott: Don't forget: computer tech support
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I can relate to this, almost ten years experience[:D]
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 8:58:17 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Happyshooter: Lawyers, until someone needs you, then you are their all-knowing hero, until they don't need you any more, when they magically know more than you and you are a snake.
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And that happens here quite a bit, apparently. When it's general discussion of lawyers, they're scum. But if *anything* bad or unpleasant happens, the first response is "sue tha bastards!". Pretty funny!
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 9:09:25 AM EDT
Lawyers! Of course! I just hate the way that 95% of lawyers give the rest of us a bad name! Eric The(RealisticallySpeaking)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 9:25:07 AM EDT
TOMMY by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) I went into a public-'ouse to get a pint o' beer, The publican 'e up an' sez, "We serve no red-coats here." The girls be'ind the bar they laughed an' giggled fit to die, I outs into the street again an' to myself sez I: O it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, go away"; But it's "Thank you, Mister Atkins", when the band begins to play, The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play, O it's "Thank you, Mister Atkins", when the band begins to play. I went into a theatre as sober as could be, They gave a drunk civilian room, but 'adn't none for me; They sent me to the gallery or round the music-'alls, But when it comes to fightin', Lord! they'll shove me in the stalls! For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, wait outside"; But it's "Special train for Atkins" when the trooper's on the tide, The troopship's on the tide, my boys, the troopship's on the tide, O it's "Special train for Atkins" when the trooper's on the tide. Yes, makin' mock o' uniforms that guard you while you sleep Is cheaper than them uniforms, an' they're starvation cheap; An' hustlin' drunken soldiers when they're goin' large a bit Is five times better business than paradin' in full kit. Then it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, 'ow's yer soul?" But it's "Thin red line of 'eroes" when the drums begin to roll, The drums begin to roll, my boys, the drums begin to roll, O it's "Thin red line of 'eroes" when the drums begin to roll. We aren't no thin red 'eroes, nor we aren't no blackguards too, But single men in barricks, most remarkable like you; An' if sometimes our conduck isn't all your fancy paints, Why, single men in barricks don't grow into plaster saints; While it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, fall be'ind", But it's "Please to walk in front, sir", when there's trouble in the wind, There's trouble in the wind, my boys, there's trouble in the wind, O it's "Please to walk in front, sir", when there's trouble in the wind. You talk o' better food for us, an' schools, an' fires, an' all: We'll wait for extry rations if you treat us rational. Don't mess about the cook-room slops, but prove it to our face The Widow's Uniform is not the soldier-man's disgrace. For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Chuck him out, the brute!" But it's "Saviour of 'is country" when the guns begin to shoot; An' it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' anything you please; An' Tommy ain't a bloomin' fool -- you bet that Tommy sees!
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 9:33:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 9:37:41 AM EDT
Hookers. Get No respect I tell ya. No respect at all. I'd say Cops are most often critisied publically, But military and clergy are the most critisized overall. Teachers, Journalists, and lawyers all get some mild critisism, but not the good azz-woopings they desirve! (All admit, there are a FEW good lawyers/teachers, and hey, there's a FEW winning lottery tickets too. . .). Oh my! I'm not being critical now am I? [whacko] -Justin
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 9:37:59 AM EDT
Lawyers, hands down. People use them because they have to, I guess they are a necessary evil. I know of very few people that ever think of their lawyer as an all knowing hero.
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 9:40:58 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Happyshooter: Lawyers, until someone needs you, then you are their all-knowing hero, until they don't need you any more, when they magically know more than you and you are a snake.
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The only profession that has created a need for itself. Lawyers are the reason people need Lawyers.
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 9:48:54 AM EDT
Remember, a town that's too small to support one attorney can always support two! [>]:)]
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 9:51:16 AM EDT
You left out #8. Politicians
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 9:56:24 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 9:57:51 AM EDT
You listed some easy targets: > 1. Police It's easy to be critical of anyone who has the job of taking away our freedoms. > 2. Teachers They influence our children, and we're hypersensitive to that. > 3. Pro Athletes Easy to pick-on them, because they are highly paid. Ditto lawyers. > 4. Journalists Easy targets, because they so often don't know what they're writing about, or because they have an agenda. I have a couple of relatives that write for papers in this state. They aren't idiots, but they often appear that way from reading their articles. When they aren't allowed enough time to do research or verify facts, it makes them, rather than the editor at fault, look bad. Also, they don't have an agenda, but their editors do, so their articles end-up with a spin no matter what they do. > 6. Clergy It's the job of clergy to tell you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear. > 7. POTUS Most people seem to always hold the person at the top responsible for everything, whether you're dealing with a church (the pope), a company (the CEO), or a country. The same could be said about Wayne LaPierre.z
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 10:00:26 AM EDT
None of the above. I would have to say MPEG2 Compression Engineer :)
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 10:07:35 AM EDT
Originally Posted By schapman43: None of the above. I would have to say MPEG2 Compression Engineer :)
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Let's take this one step further and say [b]ANY[/b] engineer.
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 10:12:28 AM EDT
Yes, Computer support is up there!!!! I mostly deal with stuff behind the scenes now, BUT, dealing with end-user (especially those Fat, un-happy cause thet can't get laid desk ladies!) sucks!
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 10:17:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2001 10:10:08 AM EDT by Carbine_Man]
I'd say that if you profess to be a drag queen, you'll get a lot of well-deserved criticism. Oh, you mean [i]JOBS!?!![/i] Lawyers don't get enough. Politicians need far more than they get. Sadly, these bozos call the shots in our benighted land. [:(]
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 10:18:30 AM EDT
How about car salesmen? I love how they are your best friend until the deal id done then they don't know who you are. Even worse are the Finance guys. You walk iin with one payment you agreed to and all of the sudden that earlier payment was w/o "tax, title and liscense". I especially hate these two groups because I spent 4 years being both. Now when I go buy a car, I flame these guys hard. If anybody needs help just e-mail. I've got word tracks for every situation....it'll save you lot's of money!!
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 10:25:43 AM EDT
CPA's. When we do our job well, we are nerds. When we do our job wrong, we are blamed for the downfall of whole companies. Worse yet, we have NO TV shows (dramas or sitcoms) about our profession. WHy do docs and lawyers get all the media attention???? [>Q]
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 10:33:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By garandman: Worse yet, we have NO TV shows (dramas or sitcoms) about our profession. WHy do docs and lawyers get all the media attention???? [>Q]
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You win garandman - even engineers get "Junk Yard Wars" - how glamorous. [:D]
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 10:42:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By JTR: Hookers. Get No respect I tell ya. No respect at all. I'd say Cops are most often critisied publically, But military and clergy are the most critisized overall. Teachers, Journalists, and lawyers all get some mild critisism, but not the good azz-woopings they desirve! (All admit, there are a FEW good lawyers/teachers, and hey, there's a FEW winning lottery tickets too. . .). Oh my! I'm not being critical now am I? [whacko] -Justin
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[soapbox] I resent your comment on teachers. If anything, you have but to look at the current salaries teachers get paid (especially in the southern states) for the reason you may see a proliferation of "bad" teachers, especially in public schools. My mom is and has been a teacher for 16 or so years, in a variety of grade levels. She's won multiple teacher of the year awards and has even been in state teacher of the year competitions. She loves her job and loves doing the best she can do in making children into better people. It's sad with the amount of bullcrap she has to put up with from not only parents (who think that raising and disciplining THEIR children isn't THEIR own job but rather hers), but also other teachers and staff. It's sad to see that in this fine nation, wife-beating football jocks can get paid millions a year, while those who take up the 2nd most important job (after being a parent) don't get both the respect and the payment they deserve. And most of all, it's sad to see people like you say that most teachers deserve a good "azz-wooping". Get a life. Robby
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 10:58:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By a3kid: You win garandman - even engineers get "Junk Yard Wars" - how glamorous. [:D]
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Hey - I love that show!!!!! Engineering in teh buff (so to speak) Cool show. See? Why can't we have a show about rogue accountants taking over the fifth floor of a local office building, and forcing everyone to align their columns of numbers, and properly foot and subtotal their spreadsheets??? I smell an Emmy!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 11:07:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DScott: Don't forget: [b]computer tech support[/b]
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A-men brother! wannabe
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 5:01:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2001 4:56:09 PM EDT by JIH]
Accountants. --- Edit: Actually, take that back. We don't get mistreated. We get neglected. No one really considers accounting an important business function except accountants.
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 5:12:07 PM EDT
I am sorry to disagree but you've all missed the boat on this one. # 1 Profession which is frowned upon by the most people in this country is truck driver! If you don't believe me, just try it for a week or two.
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 5:17:05 PM EDT
Rocket scientist or an AR15.com MOD. [:)]
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 5:27:40 PM EDT
Correctional Officer – dangerous job, low pay and everybody’s seen “Cool Hand Luke”.
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 5:58:11 PM EDT
You all are missing the obvious one: UPS Drivers. I'm one and I've noticed not a week goes by without a post against us.
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 6:33:05 PM EDT
Auto Mechanics. People are very distrustful of auto mechanics because they don't understand the problems they have in the first place. If people would only be patient enough and build a relationship with one mechanic they trust, rather than bargain shopping, they would save a lot of money, and gain a lot of peace of mind.
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