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LHStarAlliance
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RE: Honorable Professions

Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:53 pm



Quoting Toast (Reply 49):
Priest, televangelist, mullah - 1

come on I don't give them even a 1 ... -10 ..
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Rara
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RE: Honorable Professions

Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:58 pm

Police Officer - 8
Corporate Lawyer - 4
Criminal Lawyer - 5
Surgeon - 7
Accountant - 7
Engineer - 8
Politician - 6
Soldier - 5
Teacher - 9
Marketing - 4
Journalist - 9
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RE: Honorable Professions

Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:27 pm

Honorable professions:

Police officer
Firefighter
Doctor/Surgeon/Nurse
Teacher
Soldier
Accountant

All rank very high with me.

The ones that rank low:

Ambulance chasers (different than lawyers)
Politicians
Televangelists
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Blackbird1331
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RE: Honorable Professions

Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:46 pm

You left out the support services.
HVAC
Trash collection
Cleaning
Building maintenance
The people that serve your morning coffee
Farmers
Store clerks
And so on.

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RE: Honorable Professions

Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:07 am



Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 13):
Corporate Lawyer - tbh this depends on the issue - If a lawyer is representing someone over hot coffee spillage then 0 - but if someone were to fall at work on the fault of the employer and become paralysed I think the lawyer would be a 5.

AAhhhhh... that's is so out of context! McDonalds actualyl was negligent, there were many internal memos showing that they intentionally made the coffee much hotter than what would be normal/safe in order to minimize refills, since people would wait until after they left and drove to work so that their coffee is at a drinkable temp. They also had many complaints from previous people who were burnt by the coffee. The lady asked McDonalds to pay her medical bills but they refused...and in the end, only pocketed about $45,000.

Quoting Pope (Reply 14):
please. The notion that FA's can do no wrong and are the glue that hold our society together is pure crap. What's "honorable" about being a FA? Yes they have a safety related role in the operation of aircraft but it's no more important than a teacher, a doctor, a school bus driver, or a day care provider.

C'mon now...board a Skybus flight and tell me that an FA isn't more honorable than a firefighter or a doctor...

Quoting Analog (Reply 41):
Criminal Lawyer - 0 (Defense) 8 (Prosecution) - there IS a difference.

So would you refuse counsel if you were charged with a crime (that you did not commit)?

Well said!
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MCOflyer
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RE: Honorable Professions

Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:13 am

school bus drivers. They put up with a lot when they deserve better.

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Farnborough24
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RE: Honorable Professions

Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:00 am



Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 34):
Quoting JCS17 (Reply 20):
For women, there is only one honorable profession: housewife.



Quoting Fridgmus (Reply 23):
Do you have a Death Wish?

I don't think it's a death wish as he has not a clue what he's talking about. He's too young to have a clue....

Come on guys, think you need to turn your sarcasm detectors up. He's gotta be joking. SURELY...?
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RE: Honorable Professions

Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:33 am



Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 55):
school bus drivers. They put up with a lot when they deserve better.

kinghunter



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RE: Honorable Professions

Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:46 am

real estate agents - 0
parking wardens - 2
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IADCA
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RE: Honorable Professions

Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:56 am



Quoting Luv2cattlecall (Reply 54):
AAhhhhh... that's is so out of context! McDonalds actualyl was negligent, there were many internal memos showing that they intentionally made the coffee much hotter than what would be normal/safe in order to minimize refills, since people would wait until after they left and drove to work so that their coffee is at a drinkable temp. They also had many complaints from previous people who were burnt by the coffee. The lady asked McDonalds to pay her medical bills but they refused...and in the end, only pocketed about $45,000.

Yeah, but the lady who drove with hot coffee in her lap was also pretty damn negligent. As New Mexico is a comparative negligence state, that should have lopped a LOT off the damage award. As it was, it got reduced by remittitur, as it should have.

I'll add my list:

Police Officer - Too much of a range. There's a lot off difference between hard-working cops who walk a beat honestly and doughnut munchers who don't keep up on their weapons training and lazily and arbitrarily pursue their duties. I'd give officers as a whole a 6, but with a good number of zeroes and 9s mixed in.
Corporate Lawyer - 5. Work very hard, get paid very well in general, but often part of morally dubious or ultimately valueless in societal terms activities. Again, a big range: anywhere from a zero to about a 7.
Criminal Lawyer - Anywhere from a zero (Mike Nifong) to about an 8.
Surgeon - 6. I respect the medical residents more. That's a crappy job.
Accountant - 1. Useless bean counters.
Engineer - 4. The number of water-headed, moronic engineers I've encountered unfortunately vastly outnumbers the good ones. The good ones get about a 7, as what they do has a lot of value.
Politician - 0. These people make plaintiff's lawyers and corrupt prosecutors look like angels. They're all either in it for the fame or the dirty money.
Soldier - 7. I particularly respect the career guys who go in and stay in.
Teacher - 5. There are good ones and bad ones, but getting several months off per year makes it pretty attractive.
Marketing - 2. Pushing shit people don't need or want on people is not honorable.
Journalist - 4. Most that I've encountered are annoying, pushy, and self-important. Baby lawyers, except that a lot more people would make competent journalists.
Nurse - 9. Hard work, sometimes bad hours. People joke about dealing with others' crap all day. For nurses, it's literal.
Firefighter - 7. 8 for volunteers.
Sports star - 1. The best job in the world. The travel sucks, but true stars can retire at 35 and drink martinis for life.

In general though, I'd knock 3 off any individual in any profession who thinks he should be given respect merely because of his profession. People should be judged as individuals.
 
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RE: Honorable Professions

Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:32 am

Police Officer - 10
Corporate Lawyer - 4
Criminal Lawyer - to wide a range to say for sure
Surgeon - 8
Accountant - 7
Engineer - 8
Politician - 3
Soldier - 10 to infinite
Teacher - 8.5
Marketing - 7
Journalist - 6
Firefighter/EMS- 10
Care worker- 10
Athletes/Actors- 2
Blue collar workers- 9-10
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RE: Honorable Professions

Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:39 am

Police Officer - 8
Corporate Lawyer - 2
Criminal Lawyer - 4
Surgeon - 8 -- some have a real God complex, though
Accountant - 6
Engineer - 9 -- especially CAD modelers/drafters Big grin
Politician - 2
Soldier - 10
Teacher - 9 -- unless you're a radical, tenured college professor, then it's a -765
Marketing - 3
Journalist - 7
Firefighter/EMS- 10
Care worker- 11
Athletes/Actors- 6 -- some do good things with their fame, others are just pompous a-holes
Blue collar workers- 8
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RE: Honorable Professions

Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:52 am

Police Officer - 9 if clean. 3 if dirty. up to them.
Corporate Lawyer - 4
Criminal Lawyer - ?
Surgeon - 10 - hard work. real accountability. no life.
Accountant - 7
Engineer - 8
Politician - 3 average
Soldier - 10
Teacher - 6 to 7 - easy job, no accountability, pays ok, 4 months off. it's not being a surgeon for chrissakes
Marketing - 3
Journalist - 3 to 10+.
Firefighter - 7
EMS- 8
Care worker- 8
Athletes/Actors- 2
Janitors - 8
Professors - 8 to 10
Scientist - 9 - they are useful...
MBA corporate tool / consultant - 3
Human Resources Professional - 0.01
Full-time mom - 3 - 1 or 2 kids is not enough "product" to keep our society going.

[Edited 2008-03-09 19:55:14]
 
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RE: Honorable Professions

Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:02 am

I don't know how you can put in "Surgeon" as a profession but not a Medical Doctor...sooo I'm going to write in that category.

Police Officer - 10
Corporate Lawyer - 7
Criminal Lawyer - 5
Surgeon - 9 (there is a joke that Surgeons don't know anything but can fix you, Medical doctors know everything but can't fix you, and Psychiatrists don't know anything and can't fix you)
Medical Doctor - 10 (patient care without the Jock-ish mentality of surgeons)
Accountant - 7
Engineer - 7
Politician - 4
Soldier - 9
Teacher - 9
Marketing - 6
Journalist - 7 (depends on the Journalist)
 
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RE: Honorable Professions

Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:14 am

I think you have to separate honorable and respectable. To me, an honorable profession is one that serves a higher purpose-one that helps others, benefits society, etc. A respectable profession is one that has a recognized value, and one that one can be proud of. However, I wouldn't say that it is done for the benefit of society.

I think all of the following are respectable professions, and anyone who serves as one should be respected as a professional individual.
Here we go (Honorable):
Police Officer -10
Corporate Lawyer -5
Criminal Lawyer - 8
Surgeon - 8
Accountant - 6
Engineer - 7
Politician - Depends
Soldier - 10
Teacher - 8
Marketing - 6
Journalist - 6
I'll add:
Firefighter - 10
EMT/Paramedic/EMS Personnel-these guys don't get enough credit - 10
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RE: Honorable Professions

Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:04 am

Police Officer - 9 - Not 10 because of the bad eggs out there
Corporate Lawyer - 2
Criminal Lawyer - 1 (Defense) 8 (Prosecution)
Surgeon - 9
Accountant - 2
Engineer - 7
Politician - -185394316134896
Soldier - 9999999999999999
Teacher - 6 (depending on the teacher)
Marketing - 2
Journalist - 0
Nurse - 8
Firefighter - 10
Sports star - 3
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Flighty
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RE: Honorable Professions

Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:24 am

Why are accountants so disliked???

Accountants are very very important. They are not corporate steallionaires but middle-paid, dead end jobs for the most part. They are just like nurses or soldiers. Doing what they are told, with care, and doing it well.

Dishonest accountants are more in line with tax lawyers or corporate fraud people. Most accountants are honest.



Adding one:

Judges - 8-10 depending on the person/rank.

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