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14 job titles that callers can't take seriously

"What do you do for a living?" is a pretty common question when meeting new people and introducing yourself in social circles.

But some professions tend to get more respect than others.

Presenter Eusebius McKaiser threw out a question to listeners about the careers that people regard as 'bogus'.

Here are some of the job titles that callers tend to dismiss:

1. pastors

Pastors are bogus, because you just need a suite and doom. That's my two cents.

Peter, caller

2. trend analysts

Trend analyst? A glorified sangoma telling me what will be cool in the summer of 2018. How do you know? I can't

Eusebius McKaiser

3. motivational speakers and speech writers

4. deejays

5. lifestyle advisors

6. management consultants

7. election pollsters and political analyst

8. social media influencer

9. weather forecasters

Their job is absolutely pointless, all they have to do is throw out a random number like 30% chance of something and it could go either way.

Julian, caller

10. doctors and dentists

11. lawyers

They are legalised crooks at top of the crook list.

Adrian, caller

12. journalist

Journalists are highly overrated... You can put 30 journalists outside a window and they can tell 30 different stories.

Peter, caller

13. Insurance brokers and salesman

They take your hard earn money and promise you might get it back. It's fear based and they don't keep their promises.

Chris, caller

14. Food critics

Some of these guy will eat things you will never eat in your life, and make you feel bad if you don't like it... If I want my steak medium, and someone tells me medium rare (or I'm wrong) then go fly a kite.

Johan, caller

Take a listen to callers vent their frustrations:

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