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Does your job make the world a worse place?

Does your job make the world a worse place?
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February 22, 2012 4:21 by



Like most people in the rat race, Kipp does think about what we bring to the bigger picture. We wonder if we are making a difference. Why are we doing these stories? What kind of impact are we really making here?

As much as we know that our snippy diatribes don’t quite, to use the words of Michael Jackson, ‘Heal the World.’

So maybe we don’t make the world ‘a better place’ in a conventional sense,  but,if there is one thing we are sure of, it’s that what we don’t quite make the world a worse place either…although we do have to say, it would be quite a chore trying to reconcile our wages to our conscience.

This is why we found the results of a survey from 30,000 workers by PayScale in the US to be rather interesting—one of the questions asked workers if they thought their job made the world a worse place…check out the findings below:

Job Title

Percent of occupation selecting “worse place” answer

Fast-Food Worker

42.3%

Bartender

5.8%

Senior Attorney

4.9%

Fashion Designer

4.1%

Associate – Investment Banking

3.8%

Legal Assistant

3.6%

Account Executive, Advertising

3.4%

Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator

3.3%

Personal Banker

3.2%

Petroleum Engineer

3.1%

From The New York Times

Now isn’t that quite a telling table? A whopping 42.3 percent of those working in the fastfood industry think their job makes the world a worse place. This is ten times more than lawyers, fashion designers and petroleum engineers. Kipp did think tobacconists would somehow factor in to the list somewhere. But looks like they’re a pretty satisfied bunch.

Granted this study has been conducted across the seas, Kipp can’t help but wonder if we’d get the same response here in the GCC. Do you think your job is making the world a worse place?

Job Title

Percent of occupation selecting “worse place” answer

Fast-Food Worker

42.3%

Bartender

5.8%

Senior Attorney

4.9%

Fashion Designer

4.1%

Associate – Investment Banking

3.8%

Legal Assistant

3.6%

Account Executive, Advertising

3.4%

Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator

3.3%

Personal Banker

3.2%

Petroleum Engineer

3.1%



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