Users in this career have rated it a 2.7 in terms of their own personal satisfaction with the career. This figure represents an average taken from the responses of 18 MyPlan.com users during registration.
Users were asked to rate their happiness in their current occupation as being either "Very Happy" (4), "Happy" (3), "Mixed / Neutral" (2), "Not Happy" (1), or "Miserable" (0).
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There are 19 users in this career group. They represent 6 different countries. You can see the list of users in this career group by clicking on one of the links below. You can also join this career group simply by selecting your current status and clicking "Add Me."
I've worked in the mining industry for over 25 years as an underground miner. It's a very challenging position, both physically and mentally. I enjoy my job and the men I work with, but the job does have it's cons. I'm constantly worried about safety while working underground. You're always wondering if the men next to you are following the correct procedure to keep all the miners safe. The pay is good and I would recommend this career to others, but I would also recommend that before going into the mines you take into consideration the dangers. I'm 47 years old and the job has taken a toll on my body, but in this area, mining is the best paying job and I would do it all over again.
In the 18th and 19th century, hatmakers used poisionous chemicals including mercury in their work. As result, many developed pathological symptons -- an estimated 10% went insane. Hence the term "mad as a hatter" and Lewis Carroll's character, the Mad Hatter.
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