Tech writer vs. programmer job stress

Subject: Tech writer vs. programmer job stress
From: Phil Block <pblock -at- EXECPC -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 9 Apr 1996 22:54:54 GMT

The next time you're on deadline, feeling pressure, and hearing from
the code cowboys about how tough _their_ life is, consider this
copyrighted article. It ran in the 4/8/96 issue of Computerworld (p.
4).

JOBS RANKED BY STRESS

"The folks who came up with this ranking had to work around the clock
on a software project that was two months behind schedule, with users
constantly asking for changes and the chief information officer's job
on the line.

JOB - STRESS SCORE
U.S. President - 176.550
Firefighter - 110.936
Surgeon - 99.453
Police officer - 93.893
Air-traffic controller - 83.138
Airline pilot - 68.727
Teacher - 51.003
Undertaker - 46.982
Garbage collector - 42.760
Market research analyst - 42.060
TECHNICAL WRITER - 36.506
Electrical engineer - 36.448
Ticket agent - 36.195
Secretary - 34.238
Philosopher - 30.497
Bartender - 30.352
Bank teller - 30.120
Waiter/waitress - 28.944
Maid - 28.418
Computer operator - 28.230
Telephone operator - 26.993
COMPUTER PROGRAMMER - 26.580
Cosmetologist - 25.994
Computer service technician - 25.817
Dishwasher - 25.326
Cashier - 25.117
SOFTWARE ENGINEER - 25.000
Barber - 23.621
Bookkeeper - 21.462
Janitor - 16.320

Among the criteria used for scoring: overtime, quotas, deadlines,
competitiveness, physical demands, environmental considerations,
hazards, initiative required, stamina required, win/lose situations
and public contact. The scores don't include an individual's working
conditions, boss, co-workers, mental outlook, or other unqualilfiable
stress factors."

- Computerworld


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