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Ten jobs you’ll avoid if you’re smart


A reader writes, “Bob, I’m looking for a career, but I get bored reading all the fine print in online job postings. Are there any shortcuts?”

jobs combo 200 this oneWell sure.¬†What you do is set up a filter so that job descriptions containing certain words or phrases just don’t show up at all, thus freeing up much more of your time for watching “Starsky and Hutch” reruns. The trick is to block just the right stuff, so use my list, which is based on years of career advice.

10. OSAMA BIN LADEN: If a job involves going around looking like that guy, whether it’s for kids’ birthdays, mall openings or whatever, you don’t want it. I’ll admit he’s lived a lot longer than I expected, but one of these days he’s going to order a Big Gulp at the wrong 7-Eleven, and you don’t want to be there when it happens.

9. OF DEATH: Don’t work anyplace that has the phrase “Of Death” in the title, whether it’s the “Thrill Ride Of Death,” or just the “Frozen Yogurt Stand Of Death.”

Who wants a plush vacation?


Blog Guy, I heard there is a special travel agency that will show your stuffed animal a good time. Now that I’m grown up, I think my dear childhood companion, Mister Bubba, deserves a nice vacation.


You’re talking about the Toy Travel agency, in Prague. As you can see in these photos, you send them your stuffed toy, and they shoot it with iconic backdrops such as Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge…