WORST JOBS IN HISTORY – YOUR JOB LOOKS GOOD
Pros: Working outdoors. No skills needed. Constant work.
Job Description: just walk by a riverbed and collect leeches on body parts. You get rewarded with pay and thanks from the medical profession who used leeches to ‘cure’ diseases.
Drawbacks: becoming sick often – and having doctors use the leeches on you!
Pros: Boasting of working for god and the rich and famous.
Duties: Pleasing the boss. Hours of praying for the good health of a Pharoah and other members of the royal family.
Drawbacks: being buried alive with dead Pharoah.
Pros: Small portions of fine food and wine.
The rewards: being the faithful servant of powerful king/queen/leader- the adrenaline rush that follows survival. Drawbacks: death by poisoning: Constant fears from enemies made by King by war, royal family feuds, and disgruntled noblemen
Pros: Sense of public pride – less poop on city streets. Wages paid by tanners
Drawbacks: Use of hands for scooping. Constant diarrhea when hands were not washed properly.
Pros: Sense of pride in contributing to the fashion world of leather. Posssible promotion to owning one’s own tannery. Casual dress as work involved handling
animal excrement/feces/poop to make lime . This in turn removed the carcass and hairs of cows. Possible left over beef.
Drawbacks: No one will sit next to you at the dinner table. Wife will want quick sex and the necessity to roll over and face the wall.
WANTED A FULLER
Job Description: wading and using your feet in urine all day to make fabrics strong and soft for the rich and famous.
Pros: Pride that your smelly job contributed to the pride of the rich upper classes. Pride in knowing your place in society as part of the wretched on the earth. Religious pride in being humble.
Drawbacks: Yellow feet and no toe nails.
DESIGNER OF THE TAJ MAHAL
In 1631, Shah Jahan, emperor during the Mughals period of greatest prosperity, was grief-stricken when his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, a Persian princess, died during the birth of their 14th child, Gauhara Begum.
Pros: The knowledge that your work will be marvelled at for countless generations.
Drawback: Being blinded so that you could never design a better work than the Taj Mahal.