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:
2. Book author
4. Taxi driver
6. Dairy farmer
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.