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Thursday, July 07, 2005

Top Ten Most Unpopular Jobs in Malaysia by Simon

Last I heard there are plenty of unemployed graduates out there. However, some jobs in Malaysia still stay unpopular for a variety of reasons, no matter what the economic situation the country is.

(Disclaimer: Before I get spam from trade unions accusing me of deriding their profession, let me clarify that all I’m saying is that the jobs are UNPOPULAR, not BAD. Heck, I used to work in some of these jobs.)

Top Ten Most Unpopular Jobs in Malaysia by Simon (who’s own job is only slightly less popular than these listed below…)

  • External window cleaner for Twin Towers, KLCC.

  • Male nurses.

  • Credit card sales personnel in shopping centres.

  • Portable toilet attendant (those used for carnivals, outdoor expos and construction sites)

  • Ma piu poh.

  • Opposition party worker.

  • Personal finance / home loan telemarketer (actually, ANY kind of telemarketer…)

  • QA/QC supervisor at Proton plant.

  • Subtitle translator for local TV stations.

  • Custodian at the Turf Club stables.

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  • Unpopular jobs TO Malaysians in Malaysia, you mean.. LOL

    By Blogger Solbi-wan Kenobi, at 7/07/2005 09:24:00 am  

  • another to the list... the toll booth guy that hands out tix. at least the ones taking money need to use brain to count lah. so much for job satisfaction! !!!

    By Blogger violet wings, at 7/07/2005 11:51:00 am  

  • Wei, wei, last time hor, my first job was to count diamonds. And if one got blown away by the draft or my sneeze, I got to pay. Like that also counted as unpopular job or not?

    By Blogger 5xmom, at 7/07/2005 12:24:00 pm  

  • akcually, any toilet attendent job is unpopular, portable or not portable. only thing about portable toilets attendents is get to travel outstation more often.

    By Blogger yuin, at 7/07/2005 03:11:00 pm  

  • I go with Voilet Wings. I can't imagine a job more unmotivating than just handing out tickets to drivers. I'm quite sure retired circus monkeys can be trained to do the same thing with less pay.

    By Blogger fishtail, at 7/07/2005 03:47:00 pm  

  • solb1 kenobi - unpopular for Malaysians, to Malaysians, by Malaysians, in Malaysia... :)

    violetwings - i can imagine toll booth ppl have well toned and muscular right hands, whereas their left hands are normal...

    5xmom - but if got one extra one, you can take back home...!

    yuin - the portable ones you have to desludge everyday...

    fishtail - and the exhaust fumes...bleech.

    By Blogger Simon, at 7/07/2005 04:01:00 pm  

  • eh, i thought the subtitle translator job is fun what? they always have funny translation going on....

    By Blogger mudslinger, at 7/11/2005 03:40:00 pm  

  • mudslinger - i think translating subtitles takes a lot of creative writing, emphasis on CREATIVE here...

    By Blogger Simon, at 7/11/2005 04:34:00 pm  

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