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Six scary jobs

Written by Kimberley Startup | October 31, 2013 | 0 Comments
Difficult-employees-300x257Happy Halloween! It’s officially that time of year again where children (and adults) across the world dress as zombies, ghosts and witches in an attempt to scare eachother.
But imagine if life was like this every day.
Now, we’re not suggesting that you stagger around your office dressed like a member of the undead on a daily basis but what if your job was truly terrifying?
Here at Webrecruit, we’ve conducted a little research and uncovered some of the scariest jobs across the globe.
Miner– Often working in dark, damp and cramped spaces, the mining industry can seem terrifying. We can all remember the amazing footage of the Chilean Miners being lifted to safety back in 2010 after spending 69 days underground. With risks of explosions, lung disease, fires and flooding, it’s no surprise that  some mining jobs can be extremely well-paid.

High Rise Window Washer

Washing windows? A piece of cake. But how about washing windows 80 floors up? With just a harness between you and a bustling city below, it’s enough to make anyone feel a bit queasy. However, if you love heights and excellent views, this could be the role for you.

Snake Handler

With over 600 types of venomous snakes in the world, it’s no wonder that they are one of the most common fears. However, if you’re not bothered by the hisses and the fangs, a snake handling job could be right up your street.

Communication Tower Climber

Taking the next step up from High Rise Window Washer, these climbers have to ascent up to 2,000 feet to perform repairs on communication towers, again, wearing just a harness. Not one for vertigo sufferers…

Farmer – Really? Yes!

Although the agricultural industry is made up of less than 1% of the UK’s workforce, it actually accounts for 20% of workplace deaths. So if your heart is set on driving that tractor, please be careful.


What could be a spookier workplace than a graveyard? Dangers include falling into a grave (a common nightmare) or, as this article details, accidentally putting your foot through a coffin.
It’s not just jobs that can be terrifying – the interview process can be scary as well. Check out LG’s footage of what could potentially be the scariest job interview ever.
What do you think is the scariest job in the world? Leave your suggestions in the comments below.
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