The “Hardest” Job in the World

“My” candidate for President of the United States, Hillary Clinton, often says that the presidency is “the hardest job in the world.” News flash. It is not the hardest job in the world. It is a hard job; no question. But it is not the “hardest” job.  Among the hardest jobs in the world, I would list (in no particular order):

“Doctors Without Borders” working in plague-ridden and war-torn parts of the world…

Coal miners who descend to the lowest parts of the earth, in danger every, single day…

Inner city high school teachers who are expected to be surrogate parents, counselors, role models, and enforcement officers all rolled into one…

Farmers who work 24/7 and are at the mercy of nature’s cycles and whose crops are worth less, the more they grow…

Emergency room nurses who may work swing shifts, for very little money, and must be prepared on a moment’s notice to confront traumatic injury, pain and sudden death…

Construction and power company workers who may be called out at any hour of the day or night in freezing weather or burning heat to repair roads and downed electric lines…

Air traffic controllers on duty in some of the busiest airports in the world and who daily have thousands of lives depending on their skill and judgment…

Almost any single mom who must balance work, parenting, and life itself often making the kind of minimum wage which means that a blown tire can mean the difference between affording dinner and paying the water bill…

And I could go on and on…

The Presidency of the United States?

A hard job.

Not the hardest.

 

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