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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Selena Gomez

career website recently released its rankings of 200 jobs.  Several factors were considered: working environment, employment outlook, income, and stress.

"Selena Gomez Standing Place Pointer" was ranked 3rd, surpassed only by "Actuary" and "Biomedical Engineer."  Apparently the pay is great, it's a decent work environment, there's high demand, and the stress is low.

Strangely, the "Selena Gomez" job, while generally desirable, was ranked only 35th, between "Respiratory Therapist" and "Astronomer."  The pay is excellent, but it's very stressful being told where to stand.

"Celebrity and Old Gum Photographer" was ranked near the bottom at 193rd, between "Roofer" and "Meter Reader."  No pay. Hanging around old gum all the time.  Low demand.  And brain-melting stress, let me tell you. 

I'm going to take some night school pointing classes and see what happens.


  1. Having spent a summer as "Harrison Ford Standing Place Pointer" during my college years, I can tell you the stress is more than you might think. Run afoul of the "PEAGs" (Paparazzi Equal Access Guidelines) and you're in a heap of trouble.

    1. Yeah, you're probably right. You know what they say: the gum is always grayer on the other ledge.

  2. Astronomers will have the difficult job of telling the rest of us when the big rock is coming to take us all out.

  3. This has to be one of your more pointless entries.

    *See what I did there?
    *Not confirmed