- Some jobs have a reputation for being particularly exciting, glitzy, or lucrative.
- Occasionally, that’s partly because of inaccurate media depictions.
- Other jobs do boast a number of major perks, but they also come with trade-offs.
Glamorous jobs might seem enticing, but, at the end of the day, work is work.
And sometimes, jobs that sound especially fancy or thrilling turn out to have a less-than-luxurious side. Many have hidden tradeoffs, at the very least.
Here’s a look at the reality of certain glam-sounding jobs:
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What’s more glamorous than getting paid to travel? That’s the job description of a flight attendant in a nutshell, which comes complete with perks like flying standby for free or discounted prices and getting to explore exotic locales during layovers.
But the job isn’t a constant glitzy adventure, even if you’re working in first class. The job can be frustrating, as many passengers dismiss flight attendants as “waiters and waitresses on a plane,” according to longtime Delta flight attendant Danny Elkins. The reality is flight attendants are trained to ensure everyone’s safety aboard the aircraft.
And, while frequent travel is a great perk, many flight attendants don’t necessarily get to see the world on a regular basis. “Most layovers are short, and you barely have time for food and a good night’s sleep,” a flight attendant previously told Business Insider’s Rachel Gillett.
Source: Business Insider