This isn’t the same thing as asking what’s the worst job you have ever had (this has been done). This thread is for jobs you’d never want to take in the first place.
Disregarding pay and/or other benefits (though you may factor these aspects in if they support your reasoning), what are the jobs that you would never want to do just because of what the job itself entails? I think many of us would agree that telemarketing would be a terrible job because of all the verbal abuse (to which I am a contributor) that they must put up with every day. Even without the verbal abuse, the task of having to make dozens and dozens of calls and rejections before finally making a sale would take its toll on me pretty quickly. I’d also hate to being doing something that I know pisses a lot of people off, especially when getting called at dinnertime.
I don’t think I’d make much of a repo man. A friend of mine does this and he gets a lot of satisfaction from towing away some “deadbeat’s” car. I have too much of a heart and I’d hate to think of how greatly this would inconvenience the owner. I know what this is like from the recipient’s side since it happened to my sister. She and her husband are hardly deadbeats, but yet because her husband got screwed over royally by his former business partner (key word “former”) by embezzling all the company’s funds and skipping town, they got stuck holding the bag and were eventually forced into bankrupcy. Sometimes there’s more to the story, but of course the repo man won’t know this or care. The guy who took my sister’s car came into her place of work and embarrassed her by being a total jerk while explaining to her what he was doing. Add to this the danger involved in getting shot by the guy whose car you’re taking away.
Because of the constant danger and constant exposure to the absolute worst of the dregs in our society, I’d never want to be a police officer.
I wouldn’t want to be a prison guard for the reasons given in TGWATY’s thread (my hat goes off to him for having done this difficult but necessary job in our society, hence the inspiration for this very thread).
I could never be a bill collector. This ranks up there with telemarketing, only instead of harrassing people to buy something you have to harrass them to pay up, and you have to be aggressive, and agressiveness isn’t one of my strong suits.
Just about any job that required me to work outdoors in the heat of the summer would not appeal to me. I hate being out in the sun.