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    Default Best of jobs, worst of jobs

    For some reason I'm fascinated by the INTP job problem, so I haunt this board frequently. Something just struck me, why is it that INTP's seem to go for both the best of work (e.g. research scientist, novelist) or the worst of work (bus driver, military), but little in-between? I don't recall anybody trying out for financial consultant, teacher, or carpenter. We seem determined for the best we can get, or failing that we'll only take the worst. Maybe because the two extremes have some meaning for us, but being a bank teller wouldn't.


    At any rate, give us the best job you ever had, and worst.

    Best
    Present one, software engineer, I have a lot of autonomy to solve problems as I wish, and they're interesting, hard ones.

    Worst
    Working on a farm 'bucking' bales of hay. Basically humping after a tractor and tossing the bales on the back.
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    Best
    Artist/painter and pro poker player.

    Worst
    Starving artist/painter and pokedonk.
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    best:
    making donuts, eating donuts, getting tips and operating drug trade from back door

    worst:
    being one of twenty people running the same job delivering food to the dumbest customers alive, with a smile is too hard
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    Best: Trader.

    Worst: Car Salesman. Being a waiter at Applebee's was a blast by comparison.

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    Best: Freelance... whatever.
    Worst: Desk clerk, waiter, postman, housekeeper. Most of all though, desk clerk.

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    Best
    Research; Engineer; Problem solver

    Worst
    Anything in sales or service

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    Best
    Being a parent

    Worst
    office jobs ALL OF THEM.; I'd rather clean the office when everyone's gone, then work their all day long with them. Plus, you know, all that damned PAPER WORK despite having computers, it drives me insane!

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    Best Mosquito Abatement (long hours on ATV's by myself in open fields and ranches with barely anybody out there)

    Worst Helicopter Flight Instructor

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    Best: none

    Worst: all of them, fast food, various forms of clerks, retail. most jobs are ruined by the presence of people.
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    Best: Student
    Worst: Truck Driver--though in the beginning it was exciting in the "This is an important prototypical job job" sense. Then I started chain-smoking and gained 200lbs in a year from boredom eating.

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