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Most Depressing And Unhappiest Jobs Of 2017
By Chioma Okwu

Did you know?

People employed in personal care and service occupations experience higher rates of major depressive episodes than any other occupations with an estimated 10.8% a year. 


What do you regard as the unhappiest and most depressing job? What kind of job would you take on and it would feel like the universe is crashing down on you and you just need to take a really long break?

Some of us might have been lucky to not have done one or two depressing jobs before finally landing our dream jobs while most of us go through such jobs before landing our dream jobs.

Like my cousin, Laura; she did a series of part-time jobs as a sales representative, customers service agent and a typist before finally getting her fashion designing career on track.

The point is, there are jobs you should probably pray to avoid and there are some others you should pray to get.

This data is built on info from CareerBliss, a fulfillment-focused job search site with more than six million independent company reviews and salary comparisons, and more than three million job listings.


Based on employee reviews, see the top 4 Unhappiest Jobs of 2017 and probably for life.


- Topping the list of unhappiest jobs is Customer Service Representative. Those who toil in this capacity deal with call after call from strangers – some of them quite cross – on subjects ranging from grievance to rote instructions or product information, and they only get an average annual salary of $28,887 to do it. This job received a score of 2.198 out of a possible 5.

- The next two job titles on the list provide even lower salaries for workers who hold them. In the second place, Retail Cashier earns its practitioners a mere $18,000 annually and received a score of 2.201 out of 5.

- In third place, Retail Salesperson scored only slightly higher, at 2.203 out of 5, earning a salary of $18,800. 

- The next most depressing jobs are in the food preparation and serving occupations and the community and social services occupations with 10.3% and 9.6% respectively.

In compiling its report, CareerBliss had to score a long list of job titles, and in doing so assessed a total of 25,000 employee reviews. Each job title required at least 50 reviews in order to be eligible. The evaluation gauged an employee’s relationship with his or her boss and co-workers, the work environment, job resources, compensation, growth opportunities, company culture, company reputation, daily tasks, and job control over work performed on a daily basis.

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