If you were called a fool in the middle ages you were doing well

Thursday, 9 February, 2012

A list of occupations spanning the likes of government, military, religious, commercial, and even criminal domains, during the middle ages.

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If you study philosophy will you find work practising philosophy?

Thursday, 13 January, 2011

Derided by some as a less than realistic “career” option, working as a philosopher is a surprisingly popular occupation, and ranks at number 16 on the Jobs Rated 2011 Report.

While the work environment collects a relatively low score (which is based on the experiences of practising philosophers I imagine), stress levels are low, the pay is acceptable, and the hiring outlook is promising.

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Engineers have a knack for engineering marriages that can last

Wednesday, 29 September, 2010

Engineers practicing in the agricultural, sales, and nuclear fields, tend to make for more reliable marriage partners, as instances of divorce are low amongst such professions.

What do you infer about people who do a job associated with a low divorce rate? Are you impressed and attracted by their reliability, or do you snicker that they are losers no one wants to tempt away from their marriage? How do you think most folks react?

If you’re looking to make a couple of trips along the aisle in your time though, you may prefer the company of massage therapists, bartenders, and dancers or choreographers, these being examples of occupational groups that tend to experience higher rates of divorce.

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There are three types of worker in the world

Monday, 16 November, 2009

Which one are you?

I’d rather be a maker than an employee. I’d rather craft products than nurse a job. And I’d rather be a customer than a boss.

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Changing work and occupation trends since 1850

Monday, 28 September, 2009

While based on US census data, this graphic depicting changing occupations and work roles is probably reasonably similar in a number of other areas.

What I found interesting though was the rise in the number of clercial work roles (in the 80 to 90% region of the graph)… with increasing automation I’d have thought that sort of work would have likewise gone the way of farm work.

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