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I have to wonder exactly what they mean by "roustabout." There's two jobs by that name. One is a laborer in an old time canvas circus, the other is a laborer in an oil field, someone who connects and services producing oil wells. I've been latter, and it sucks. I'm willing to believe both versions suck.
Being a roustabout does have one great psychological advantage over office work. Out in the oil field, when things reach the point where you believe that a piece of equipment or a coworker needs to be belabored with a 2 by 4, other people understand that.
> From: voxwoman <voxwoman -at- gmail -dot- com>
> Subject: We're Number 13! We're Number 13!
> To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
> Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2010, 3:00 PM
> >From a WSJ article about the 200
> best and worst jobs of 2010 - Technical
> Writers ranked 13 out of 200. "Roustabout" ranked 200.
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