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AskReaders: What profession was once highly respected, but is now a complete joke?

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  1. Zack says:

    Anything Social Science oriented. Their authority essentially derived from “There once was a study like this situation, and if we did it again the results would be completely different, and there are a number of other studies that contradict it anyway, but I’m not going to tell you that.” Now the information is readily available from the Web, and social isolation has been ameliorated by Social Networking.

  2. Juan Pablo Thomson says:

    Really, an Airline Pilot job is a joke? Wow, a captain making nearly 300,000 a year flying 737s in China would hardly qualify as a joke. Then again, maybe you’re thinking about regional airline pilots that are paid chicken feed in the U.S., but that is an industry problem that is very particular to the U.S. Trained pilots are in very high demand, specially in Asia and the Middle East. So you gotta move there, away from mama. Too bad.

  3. Clovis says:

    Mainstream Journalist

    It used to be a respectable. Nowadays, most of them are purveyor of sensational fake news – sold to the highest bidder.

  4. Harold says:

    Any Journalist.

    Someone mentioned mainstream journalist but regional papers used to be hugely important and journalist a solid way to make a living. However with the internet anyone can get new from all over the world instead of their local paper or even the big national papers. News now comes from bloggers all over the world.

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