12 Borning Jobs You Shouldn’t Take Even if You Need the Money

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Have you ever been so desperate for a paycheck that you accepted a job you knew deep down was an absolutely terrible idea?

We’ve all been there at some point – bills are due, the fridge is empty, and those student loans won’t pay themselves.

In moments of financial panic, it can feel like any option is better than no option at all.

But some jobs out there are so dreadful, so soul-crushing, that they should truly be an absolute last resort.

As the old saying goes, money isn’t everything.

We’ll share 12 of the most absolutely boring jobs you should avoid like the plague, even if you feel like you have no other choice.

Some opportunities may seem like they offer stability during hard times, but they could seriously jeopardize your long-term mental and physical well-being.

So before you settle for soulless survival, be sure to consider if there might be a slightly less miserable alternative.

Your future self will thank you.

#1. Any Manual Labor Involving Heights

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Heights are a common fear for many, and quite a few jobs involve being suspended in the air.

If you’re afraid of heights, some of the jobs you should automatically avoid include tower climbing, window washing, and even high-rise construction (specifically steel handling).

#2. Call Center or Telemarketer Jobs

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People who work at call centers are often required to work long hours, deal with ridiculous quotas, try to be kind to rude customers, and do all this on a very meager salary.

Even if a call center job might look like the best option, see if you can find a chat job that doesn’t require you to be under constant surveillance as rude customers bombard you.

#3. Hospital Jobs

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It’s important to remember that medical jobs pay considerably more than other career paths and can sometimes benefit individuals who want these roles.

That said, many urge others to stay away from hospital jobs.

Besides the enormous amount of work that goes into it, the constant stress, trauma, and long hours can become a problem for you over time.

#4. Content/Community Moderator Jobs

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Every social media platform needs community and content moderators to make sure that people are being decent and that no content gets through that shouldn’t.

Unfortunately, those at the front lines have to witness an enormous amount of content that causes severe mental distress throughout their day-to-day.

Most people are not made for this job, which is why it’s always best to turn it down.

#5. MLMs

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Multi-level marketing schemes (MLMs) aren’t jobs, but that’s not what will be pitched to you when someone tries to sell you on them.

The only people who make money in MLMs are those at the top who run the company and the people who have created a massive downline of hopefuls looking to make more money.

Most people who join an MLM end up with a ton of debt, regardless of whether it comes in the form of products you must buy or materials you must purchase to try to make money with the company.

#6. Unpaid Internships

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Unpaid internships have become extremely common as some organizations seek to take advantage of free labor without necessarily providing anything of value.

Worse yet, people sometimes feel like they have to take these positions because the entry-level jobs in their field aren’t entry-level.

If you can, avoid unpaid internships at all costs.

#7. Middle School Teacher

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This opinion is going to depend heavily upon which grades teachers dislike most.

That said, middle school is an awkward year where we start to see more rebellion, and overbearing parents might be more everpresent as they try to figure out why they’re not doing as well as they should be.

Overall, middle school teaching jobs might be the jobs to shy away from.

#8. Slaughterhouse Jobs

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Very few people are prepared for the work that a slaughterhouse job entails.

It’s pretty messy and not very pleasant.

Unless you’re used to that environment, it can take a toll on you quickly.

#9. Fast Food Jobs

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Fast food jobs have become notoriously worse over the years.

Many establishments pay as little as possible and operate with a skeleton crew, which results in a toxic work environment that rarely offers much in return.

Add to this the fact that most people act terribly in public, and it’s easy to see why most turn away fast food jobs entirely.

#10. Medical Collections Jobs

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Medical collections jobs are naturally soul-sucking because you’re pursuing people who likely needed life-saving treatment and cannot pay it back.

Add to that that most workplace cultures are extremely negative according to those who have or have had these positions, and it’s one of the least wanted roles out there.

#11. Sewage-Related Jobs

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Sewage-related jobs are necessary but come with a great deal of risk and the handling of unpleasant materials.

Unless this is the only opportunity you can take, you shouldn’t sign up for any job involving the handling of sewage.

#12. EMT Jobs

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You would think that people in emergency service roles would be treated well, compensated fairly, and given the most for sacrificing their lives and well-being to support others.

The reality?

This couldn’t be further from the truth.

EMT jobs pay extremely low and demand the most from you physically and mentally.

If an EMT job is a stepping stone to something else, turn down that offer.

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