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Subject:Re: We're Number 13! We're Number 13! From:voxwoman <voxwoman -at- gmail -dot- com> To:Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com> Date:Thu, 7 Jan 2010 07:46:33 -0500
The linked articles explain what some of the jobs are. "Roustabout" in this
context is working on oil rigs and similar heavy, dangerous
construction/maintenance jobs where you can be away from home for extended
periods. The methodology article is also an interesting read, as they
explain how they arrived at the rankings (which take many factors besides
salary into account).
On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 7:56 PM, Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
> 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
> 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.
> --- On Wed, 1/6/10, voxwoman <voxwoman -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> > 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.
> > -Wendy
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