Dairy Farming Named #2 Worst Job

CareerCast just ranked dairy farming as the second worst job in America, behind lumberjacks.

Makes sense to me. It’s a perfect storm of awfulness that entails:

  • Terrible job security.
  • Dirty, unpleasant work.
  • Long hours.
  • Guilt over animal treatment.
  • Constant stress over profit margins.

America has a shrinking pool of people willing to raise dairy cows for a living, and the fact that there are plainly easier and more reliable ways to make a buck doesn’t bode well for the dairy industry’s future. Link.