Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Do you want my job? Apparently, some folks do.

So, some poindexters did a study to figure out the best profession, and it turns out the answer is neither rock musician or porn star. According to this article in the Wall Street Journal, the best job is mathematician. The criteria used in this study were environment, income, employment outlook, physical demands and stress.

Using these same criteria, the worst job is lumberjack. This study totally ignores the fact that no one will ever try to sell more paper towels to lonely housewives by putting a mathematician on the label.

Also, no one will ever tell you, "I really like that new mathematician shirt you bought."

But, as it turns out, I'm a mathematician and I'm okay.


CDP said...

Have a lemon scone with your tea, Professor!

Matty Boy said...

I'm a mathematician and I'm okay,
I work a reasonable number of hours and therefore do not need to oversleep.

Wait... that doesn't scan. Or rhyme.

Parody of professionally written comedy is harder than it looks.

Ed said...

How about a re-write of The Logger?

"I can see you are a mathematician
And not just your average bum
'Cause nobody but a mathematician
Stirs fractal images in his coffee with his thumb."

Sorry, I'm not a mathematician, so that probably didn't make any sense.