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And the best job in America is

  1. Jan 12, 2009 #1

    Math Is Hard

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    ..Mathematician!

    at least, according to this site:

    http://www.careercast.com/jobs/content/JobsRated_10BestJobs

    I can think of worse jobs than lumberjack.
     
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  3. Jan 12, 2009 #2

    Kurdt

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  4. Jan 12, 2009 #3

    Gokul43201

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    Calculators are prerequisites for Mathematicians???
     
  5. Jan 12, 2009 #4
    (Math "best alias in America" Is Hard didn't write that, careercast did.)
    Beware of studies that bear out old adages.
     
  6. Jan 12, 2009 #5
    Its good practice to not pay attention to studies performed by .com's.
     
  7. Jan 12, 2009 #6

    mgb_phys

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    Have you seen the accident statistics (at least in the US) for lumberjacks!
    All mathematicians have to worry about is being hunted by Shadowing lemmas.
     
  8. Jan 12, 2009 #7
    lumberjacking is a good way to die. fisherman ain't so great either.
     
  9. Jan 12, 2009 #8

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    At least at sea they make an effort at some safety.
    I work as a consultant occasionally in mining and you have to jump through all sorts of safety hoops even in less 'economically developed' countries.
    Lumberjacks and small scale construction projects always look like they are competing to find new ways to kill themselves.
     
  10. Jan 12, 2009 #9
    How could this possibly be dangerous?



    Then again :surprised

     
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  11. Jan 12, 2009 #10

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    I always thought it was the high heels that made lumberjacking so dangerous.

     
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  12. Jan 12, 2009 #11

    Kurdt

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    Aww, they missed the army guy in the tutu.
     
  13. Jan 13, 2009 #12

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    Try this!

    Australia offers 'best job in world' on paradise island
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090113/od_afp/lifestyleaustraliatourismoffbeat_20090113032028

    But watch out for Irukandji Jellyfish, Stingrays, Blue-Ringed Octopus, Snakes, Cone Shells, Stonefish
     
  14. Jan 13, 2009 #13

    Kurdt

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    Did you miss my post astro? :wink:
     
  15. Jan 13, 2009 #14

    Ivan Seeking

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    Tsu has worked with many loggers who sustained terrible crush injuries. She has been in the medical field for over thirty years. She has also worked at a number of world-class hospitals where she saw many horrible, horrible injuries. But she will tell you that logger injuries are some of the worst.

    Funny, but rarely if ever have I heard the word "lumberjack" since I moved to Oregon; or for those not familiar with the great NW, Oreegun. :biggrin:
     
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    I did that work when I was in college (and fire fighting too). It is fun, but you are right about it being dangerous. Engineering is better.
     
  17. Jan 14, 2009 #16

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    Yes, I did. :rolleyes: I saw the .uk and thought it was about something in the UK.

    Meanwhile - Demand for "best job in the world" crashes website
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090114/lf_nm_life/us_job_dream_website
    Too much of a good thing, eh?
     
  18. Jan 14, 2009 #17

    Kurdt

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    Hey, didn't you know we own Australia. *hides*
     
  19. Jan 14, 2009 #18

    mgb_phys

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    Actually since the link was to the telegraph - they probably think they still do!
     
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  20. Jan 14, 2009 #19

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    Once upon a time. :biggrin:
     
  21. Jan 14, 2009 #20

    mgb_phys

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    Step 1 - ship troublemakers to distant colony.
    Step 2 - give colony independance.

    Worked 2 out of 3 - they should have kept Canada!
     
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