League Tables that really count!
A Real League Table:
New Zealand’s Most Trusted Professions 2011
2. Rescue volunteers
6. Medical specialists
9. Armed Forces
15. Childcare workers
17. Bus/train/tram drivers
27. Shop assistants
28. Religious ministers
29. Charity collectors
32. Taxi drivers
33. Tow truck drivers
35. Financial planners
39. Real estate agents
40. Car Salesmen*
41. Sex workers*
* From 2010 Survey, appended to this list.
It seems a bit unfair that telemarketers are ranked below politicians. Telemarketers are simply trying to earn money to put food on their families tables.
And interesting that sex-workers rank above politicians. At least with sex workers, you know when you’re being ‘screwed’*?
At the same time, whilst politicians are second from the bottom of this League Table – teachers rate at #12, between Police and Scientists!
This blogger makes the point that politicians should be looking at themselves and why they rate lower than prostitutes, in the public eye, rather than constantly attacking teachers and our education system.
The only system that is ‘broke’ is not in our schools – it is with our elected representatives.
John Key may crow that his party won the ‘biggest victory’ under MMP – but he’s missing a salient point. People only voted for him and/or National because a whole bunch of voters couldn’t be bothered fighting against misleadingly high poll ratings.
Ok – politicians are at the bottom of this League Table of professions.
So what do they intend to do about it?
* No offence intended to sex workers.
Acknowledgement for idea for this blogpost
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