Glassdoor.com recently identified the top ten employment opportunities for staying fit, so it got me to thinking about a career switch. After all, if my job could carry some of my healthy-living load, I wouldn’t have to spend so much of my precious spare time at the gym. I did a quick pros/cons list of the careers on their list…
Benefit – Access to fitness equipment and surrounded by people working toward their healthy living goals.
Downside – Might get myself as client.
Benefit – Opportunity to spend great deal of time outdoors doing physical labor.
Downside – Have you seen my yard?
Retail Sales Associate
Benefit – Not stuck in a chair all day. Get chance to talk to people.
Downside – People I get chance to talk to probably ignorant, stupid and/or angry.
Benefit – Really get to help people, run through red lights and slide down pole. Plus, gives my chance to use my “getting dressed fast” skills.
Downside – Might have to fight a fire.
Benefit – Nontraditional means to get in lots of exercise during day.
Downside – Parents may get mad if I lose one of their kids at park.
Benefit – Lots and lots of walking.
Downside – Pretty sure I’d just make up “facts” about everything.
Benefit – Get to run around and be extremely active during workday.
Downside – I don’t have a camera.
Benefit – Get chance to spend day outdoors doing strenuous labor.
Downside – Gravity.
Furniture Delivery Driver
Benefit – Lots of heavy lifting. Chance to get behind wheel of big truck and menace other drivers.
Downside – Makes my back hurt just to think about it.
Benefit – Serious sprinting. Decent tips.
Downside – Dammit! Where’d I park that dude’s Porsche?