I had such an episode last night. Retirement has a lot going for it, but its good points are negatives in a pissing contest.
Most countries have a variant of the TV show "worst job in the world". In it someone who knows better gets to try out lots of nasty jobs, all for the joy of being on television. Mostly the jobs are those you wouldn't wish on your brother in law, but smiling host finds the pleasure of changing lightbulbs on top of 100 story buildings, or cleaning outhouses. Our discussion last night turned to a variant of that program, but I trumped.
I have discovered the nearest circle to hell. The job to end all jobs, so miserable that interns must be compensated to endure it. Wanna know what it is?
Picture this. Ever watch an entertainment or sports or.... show, when the news is (something like this) "big star tweeted today that they are unhappy making only $50 million" or "big star tweeted that they want to make a movie with....
Some unfortunate mother's child must monitor tweets of idiots to extract what passes for news and pass it on to us in these enlightened times.
Picture the offices of Central Monitor, LLC.
An office area much like the steno pool from central casting. Rows upon rows of desks, each occupied by a kid whose's a subject matter specialist. Baseball players A-D, Football NFL East, Female TV actors Network, Female actors Cable..... 24/7 day in day out forever.
And we wonder where the work ethic went.