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(Never did I think I’d get a short title with 9 S’s in it…)

   According to the New York Times¹, jobs vary considerably according to the stress they generate.

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The three most stressful are

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1.  U. S. President

2.  Firefighter

3.  Sr. corp. executive

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For the 10 most stressful and the 10 least stressful, use the DOOR.

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   The National Business Employment Weekly Jobs Rated Almanac once evaluated 250 occupations considering factors such as deadlines, confinement, public meetings, hazards, environmental conditions and degree of stamina required. Scores were adjusted to reflect the average number of hours per week a job was likely to entail. These jobs surfaced as most and least stressful².

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MOST STRESSFUL

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1.  U. S. President

2.  Firefighter

3.  Sr. corp. executive

4.  Race car driver (Indy class)

5.  Taxi driver

6.  Surgeon

7.  Astronaut

8.  Police Officer

9.  NFL football player

10.  Air-traffic controller

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LEAST STRESSFUL

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1.  Med. records technician

2.  Janitor

3.  Forklift operator

4.  Musical instrument repair person

5.  Florist

6.  Actuary

7.  Appliance Repair person

8.  Medical secretary

9.  Librarian

10.  Bookkeeper

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   ¹ The New York Times Practical Guide to Practically Everything, edited by Amy D. Bernstein & Peter W. Bernstein (St. Martin’s Press, 2006, p. 391.) As stated, this info was collected by the National Employment Weekly Jobs Almanac.

   ² I am almost completely convinced (but not absolutely so) that these lists are rank ordered. Please don’t overlook that this information is about 11 or 12 years old.