Changing Times

Many years ago, when I was comparatively new to the publishing game, I clipped a list out of a magazine. It’s been on my bulletin board ever since, because it’s one of those things that’s funny but, um, not.

It goes like this:

The Worst Paying Jobs with the Most Stress:
1. Fisherman
2. Book author
3. Cowboy
4. Taxi driver
5. Sailor
6. Dairy farmer
7. Newscaster
From the Jobs Rated Almanac, edited by Les Krantz (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1992.)

Last weekend, when I redid my work schedule which hangs on my bulletin board, I noticed the clipping in the course of rearranging things. I threw it out, because it’s not true anymore thanks to indie publishing.

I wonder how the other six occupations are working out.