04/25/10 108 W - + 8 - 5 Firefighter As Most Stressful Job


Mrs. Blogger found an interesting article from Career Cast, listing their rankings for the top ten most stressful occupations in 2010. Firefighter is tops, and beats Corporate Executive, Surgeon, Police Officer, Highway Patrol Officer, and even Commerical Pilot. Their description of Firefighter stress: "Firefighters frequently work irregular or unusual hours, or remain on call throughout the night. They risk heat exhaustion, smoke inhalation, and serious injury while on the job, and even the state of anticipation preceding a major threat can be highly stressful in itself. Firefighters are also sometimes required to spend long hours outdoors in bad weather." Read the article.



I need my wife to read this article. Maybe her to-do-list will get smaller on my days off.
Nate - 04/25/10 - 16:19

I just informed my wife of the article. It somehow did not have the effect I had hoped. She laughed…
A.C. Rich - 04/25/10 - 21:27

Laughter is a known response to stress. Just visit any firehouse. She is obviously deeply empathetic.
Legeros - 04/25/10 - 21:28

She’s got too much of her father in her. The laughter is REAL and full of sarcasm!!
A.C. Rich - 04/25/10 - 22:39

AC- I feel your pain. I got the same response!! Where is the compassion?!
Goose - 04/26/10 - 14:04



  
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