Jay Baruchel and Nic Cage have it good. Who wouldn't want their jobs as Sorcerer and Sorcerer's Apprentice? But there's a flip side to that coin. Here, we present some of the worst jobs in recent movie history...times may be tough...but they're even tougher for
the poor creatures stuck in these 9-to-5 nightmares...
Executive Assistant - The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Count on your life being a living hell when your boss is satan in a power suit. Meryl Streep is the
steel-faced, pumps-wearing editor-in-chief who takes pleasure in asking her subordinates to complete
impossible tasks, personal errands and demeaning duties - all in the name of high-end fashion.
Mall Cop – Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)
As hilarious as Kevin James makes it look being an on-patrol mall cop guy, we're not sure the endless
slushees and junk food, and stopping folks from ripping off the Border's Books would be that exciting.
Plus, you'll look ridiculous riding those segways. Actually, that might be cool.
Two sisters (Amy Adams and Emily Blunt) start up a crime-scene clean-up biz, scrubbing down murder
scenes and suicide sites. The bloody awful smell alone is enough to keep us away. It might pay well,
but...yeah, no thanks.
Washed Out Wrestler - The Wrestler (2008)
When your wrestling heyday has long since passed, your heart is failing, your estranged daughter hates
you, and your other source of income is slicing meat at the grocery deli, you might start to question
your choice of career path. Or, like Mickey Rourke, maybe you'll just don the spandex and get back in
Salesman – Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
Want to develop an ulcer? Check out what Jack Lemmon has to endure via a scathing - extremely memorable - attack on his manhood delivered by
Alec Baldwin back when he was skinnier. The movie - David
Mamet's classic about the world of salesmen - will make
you appreciate the fact that you don't ever have to go on a pitch session with these guys, or buy real
estate from them.
Office Worker – Office Space (1999)
Some estimated 80 million U.S. citizens work in the corporate world, meaning there's a good probability
that you're reading this from a gray-walled, fluorescent-lit cube farm where your main source of
entertainment is the mail clerk's daily copy machine beatdown and "The Bachelorette" updates at the
water cooler. Office workers everywhere comiserate.
Garbage Man – Men at Work (1990)
They know when something smells funny, and so do you when these guys don't come on a holiday and your
trash sits out that extra day. Here, Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen take their dirty job to another
level by spying on their neighbors and unwittingly becoming witnesses to a crime that results in more
than just trash in their truck. Hmm…what to do with that dead body?
Air Traffic Controller – Pushing Tin (1999)
The pay may be fabulous, but consumer reports show that working the mic as an air traffic controller is
one of the most tense jobs a human being can assume. John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton are fantastic as
the cocky rival controllers who vie for the best flight plans and the affections of Angelina Jolie and Cate Blanchett. While we may envy their status, we've got a hearty aversion to the duties that earn them
that street cred.
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