Beware of Falling Trees: The Best and Worst Jobs in America
Lumberjacks are celebrated in folklore (hello, Paul Bunyan) and in song (hello Monty Python), but as a career choice lumberjacking leaves something to be desired. At least according to the Jobs Rated 2012 report released earlier this week by CareerCast.com, which ranked lumberjack as the worst job in America. At the top of the job heap? Software engineers, who make great money sitting on their behinds in environments in which falling trees are relatively rare. So how did the CareerCasters arrive at their rankings – and do they really make much sense?