Although most jobs can be corrupted by the wrong person, there are some positions that most people agree are more susceptible to abuse than others. And then there are other positions that are bad no matter how you look at it. This list will contain a little bit of both. These are 25 Of The Most Scummy Jobs In The World.
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Telemarketers who focus on the elderly
Or even better, scam artists who focus on the elderly
Physicians who use their credentials to sell “supplements” on TV
Especially fat busting supplements that do actual harm
Psychic mediums who cash in on people’s sorrow
Tricking people into believing that you’re talking to their dead grandma? Not cool…
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Televangelists preaching the “prosperity gospel”
For those of you that don’t know, this is basically the theology that if you have enough faith, God will make you rich.
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They buy patents and make money off suing people.
It’s basically legal stalking
We’re not talking about legit homeless people. We’re talking about people with jobs that pretend to be homeless.
Whether it’s to get someone across a border or to sell someone into slavery, scum is scum
So you make money by signing up other people to make money by signing other people up? Sounds legit. Now just tell them that they’re their “own boss.”
People who start for-profit colleges
And get vulnerable people to take out massive loans for worthless degrees. And then become president. Wait a second…
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These guys basically try to maximize profits by charging extortionate amounts for rent and never fixing anything when it breaks.
Medical debt collector
Fortunately, this job doesn’t exist in most places
Not all…but definitely some
Personal injury lawyers
While not all lawyers are bad, these guys are at least part of the reason why healthcare in the US is so expensive.
There are probably some okay ones, but for the most part their reputation has been ruined by the internet.
As with politicians and lawyers, this doesn’t apply to all of them. Just some.
Just believe us when we tell you to steer clear.
Yes, we know. It’s a necessary evil. But it’s still an evil right?
For profit prison owners
It’s almost worse than the for-profit colleges.
Salespeople who get grandma to max out all her credit cards
Just because you don’t have any money doesn’t mean you can’t max out all your cards! This is a great business opportunity!
Some advertising/marketing jobs
As usual…not all, just some. We’re talking specifically about the ones that play on people’s insecurities or use white lies to influence behavior.
Some tow truck drivers
Let’s just put it like this, there has been a lot of legislation passed in recent years to prevent tow trucks from abusing the system.
Funeral home directors who take advantage of grieving people
By trying to upsell them on caskets
Insurance brokers who look for reasons to deny legitimate claims
Insurance is useful. The insurance we just mentioned, not so much.
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