For instance, ranked immediately above newspaper reporters and waiters/waitresses were meter readers, dishwashers, butchers and television and radio reporters. I mean, really -- television and radio reporters?
Ranked below us were enlisted military personnel, dairy farmers and loggers, the apparent Mississippi, Alabama and West Virginia of national ratings.
On the other side of the standings, software engineers, actuaries and human resource managers topped CareerCast's "Ten Best Jobs in America" list.
While I would enjoy receiving the income those jobs provide, the work would soon leave me yearning for the opportunity to get up early and saw down trees, get up early and milk cows, or get up early and shoot someone.
All in all, I think I'd rather sleep in a little and continue to live the dream. As the saying goes:
Old newspaper reporters never die.
They just get de-pressed.