Emolument, a UK employment specialist, surveyed 1300 professionals to find the most boring jobs in the world:
1. Legal Jobs – 81% say their job is boring
2. Project Management – 78%
3. Support Functions – 71%
4. Finance Control – 68%
5. Consulting & Accounting – 67%
6. Financial Services & Banking – 67%
7. Engineering – 64%
8. Sales – 61%
9. Marketing & Communications – 60%
10. IT – 56%
11. Human Resources – 54%
12. Education – 50%
13. Executive Management – 49%
14. Research & Development – 45%
What???? Radio DJ didn’t even get an honorable mention? I want a recount!
Here's Our Text Therapy conversation of the week and poll! See if you can help!
I'm an attractive 34 y.o. female (or so my friends say, lol) who never seems to get asked out on a second date. I've met a lot of nice men through online dating but they only ever take me out once and never call again. I don't think I have any annoying habits, so what could the problem be? PS: I don't "go-there" on a first date if you know what I mean and in case that might make a difference.
ME: ARE YOU FOCUSING ANY OF YOUR CONVERSATION ON THE SUBJECT OF LONG TERM COMMITMENT, MARRIAGE OR HAVING KIDS?
HER: I never bring the subjects up. Sometimes my date will ask if I ever want kids and I'll answer the question but I don't go on and on or anything.
ME: PLEASE FORGIVE US FOR GETTING A SOMEWHAT INDELICATE HERE, BUT SOME LISTENERS ARE ASKING IF ARE YOU MIGHT HAVE ANY PERSONAL HYGIENE ISSUES?
HER: Not that I'm aware of. I'm very clean and neat, I spent a fortune to have perfect teeth lol - and everybody always compliments me on how good I smell from perfume and body sprays and stuff.
Georgia teen goes to the laundromat once a month to do strangers' laundry for free.
What a great story!
The Full Story:
On the second Friday evening of every month, you can find Caroline Gowan doing what she likes best - hanging out at her Warner Robins, Georgia, neighborhood laundromat. The 16-year-old comes with quarters, detergent, and dryer sheets and pays for strangers to have their clothes washed and folds it, too. She calls her effort Loads of Love.
It all started two years ago as a Girl Scout project that she started when she learned not everyone has a washer and dryer and that washing clothes at the laundromat gets expensive quick. And the teen had such a good time meeting people in her community while washing clothes with them, she joined with her church to keep the free laundry going.
Gowan thought she’d be helping homeless people at first, but mostly she helps people who have jobs, but they’re barely making ends meet. "It's taught me to have compassion,” she says. “A lot of compassion for other people, and to be thankful, because we are so blessed.” She adds, "Come in with dirty clothes, and leave with a renewed spirit."
Source: USA Today
Smartphones are actually stressing people out!
- According to a new survey, 86% of people say they either constantly or often check their email, texts and social media accounts
- The so-called “constant checker” reported an average stress level of 5.3, as compared to those who aren’t frequent checkers, who had a 4.4 stress level
- 42% of constant checkers say political and cultural discussions on social media have left them stressed, with only 33% of non-checkers agreeing
It’s hard these days to find people who aren't checking their cellphones constantly, and while you may not see the harm in being so connected, it could actually be stressing you out.
According to a new survey, 86% of people say they either constantly or often check their email, texts and social media accounts, and a new report by the American Psychological Association suggests all those people could be dealing with higher stress levels than those who don’t.
On a scale of one to ten, where a one is “little or no stress” and a ten is “a great deal of stress,” so-called “constant checkers” reported an average stress level of 5.3, as compared to those who aren’t frequent checkers, who had a 4.4 stress level. Add work into it and the stress levels are even higher, with workers who constantly check their email, even on their days off, reporting a stress level at 6.0.
Not surprisingly, social media is also having a huge effect on folks' stress. The survey finds that 42% of constant checkers say political and cultural discussions on social media have left them stressed, with only 33% of non-checkers agreeing. Meanwhile 42% of them are concerned about the negative effects social media has on their physical and mental health, while only 27% of those who don’t frequently check their accounts say the same.
- All this stress is making people realize that they should try and disconnect at least somewhat, although whether they do it is another story. In fact, 65% of people agree that taking a “digital detox” is important for their mental health, unfortunately only 28% of people actually do it.
Our own Flynn is a bowling nut...and he's really good at it too! (Bowling, that is!) Flynn found this trick shot video featuring some of Bowling's greats!