So I’ve heard a lot of different opinions and what people think are the most dangerous jobs out there these days. I kind of always thought there were the obvious but there are some that I looked up last night that I was surprised to see. So before I looked at this list my top 3 in order of what I thought was the most dangerous first:
I have to say that I would never have put a fisherman as one of the most dangerous workers but I think by now everyone has at least heard of the TV show The Deadliest Catch and has heard that it is one of the most dangerous jobs out there right now. I really didn’t like the show at first but the more I watched it the more I liked it. I honestly cried when that captain on one of the boats died and his son became the new captain. I’m not even ashamed to admit it. That was one of the saddest things I can remember seeing on TV and I felt so bad for the son. My dad used to take me fishing when I was a kid all the time and it used to be one of my favorite things in the world. We would just go to nearby lakes and take trips sometimes but I have never, and would never, go fishing on the ocean in one of those boats on the show. I honestly get nauseous and terrified just seeing it on TV. No thank you.
So before I go to bed I usually just surf the internet and usually end up on some random site that I have never been to don’t even know how I got there. Well last night I ended up on forbes’ site and found a top 10 list of their most dangerous jobs. There were a few on there that was not surprsising, like a firefighter but then there were some that I have never heard of people saying it was dangerous. The first one they listed was an airplane pilot which really shocked me. Now I’m not the biggest fan of flying and I have gotten actually pretty nervous the couple of times I have flown but I think I’ve heard that flying is like 100 or something times safer than getting in a car and driving anywhere. I was also surprised to see lumberjack on there. Now I don’t consider myself a lumberjack by any means but I do work with trees so it was interesting to me.
Wasn’t there a really old movie where someone was shoved into one of these things? That really makes me cringe thinking about it now that I have worked with these things before.
I really have never heard of any true complete horror stories of anyone falling into a chipper in real life or anything like that, but some of the older guys I work with definitely have some stories and injuries throughout the years. Most of them complain about the pain they go through every night before bed and how it only gets worse. Most of them have broken at least one bone and one even broke his collar bone from a falling branch one time. I don’t really get scared when I go to work and I think most people don’t like to think of the bad things that could happen wherever they are. I think I would just rather block out negative thoughts about my job and stay positive.