You may hate your job, but have you ever had a job that you actually felt guilty about? A job, for example, that required you to do things day in and day out that actively made the world a worse place? A lot of people work in industries or businesses that are inherently “dirty,” and call for some sort of questionable action. But there are gigs out there that employees feel are actually hurting the world at large.
This can be difficult to grapple with on a personal level and can make it easy to want to quit. When it comes to making and selling guns and ammunition, tobacco, and even pesticides, a certain level of guilt can wrack the conscience of just about anybody. You know what they say, however: “Somebody’s gotta do it.”
A recent report from PayScale digs deeper into this topic by naming specific jobs that workers feel actively make the world a worse place. Over the course of two years, PayScale’s team asked nearly 468,000 workers whether they felt their job made the world a better place and gauged the responses. There were several factors that played into how workers felt (median pay, for example), but overall, only 1% responded that they felt their job made the world worse.
The report revealed a lot of interesting data and is worth taking a few minutes to read through. But if you want to see the specific jobs that PayScale’s team found make the world a worse place? Here are the top 10.