So You Think You Had A Hard Day at the Office!

by A Guest Author

All of us have a bad day at the office occasionally. There can be days when it seems as though nothing goes right and we just want the day to be over as soon as possible. Things go missing, customers have complaints and at times even your colleagues seem to be working against you. As much as we may try to make sure things always go your way, it is inevitable that things will not go according to plan some times. At least when we do have a bad day at the office we can still go home, have a refreshing cup of tea, put our feet up and get ready to have a much better day tomorrow. For some people though, going home and taking a break is not something that is always an option. For some people, a bad day at the office could mean a very good chance of meeting your maker. Many people in the world have jobs that are so dangerous that a bad day could be your final day.

The Claws of Death

Crabs are a very popular seafood with the tasty and tender meat a favourite ingredient in dishes across the planet, and many types of crab are relatively easy to catch. Catching crabs is a case of laying out baited traps which the crabs enter only to find that they are unable to get out. The traps are then retrieved by fisherman and the crabs find their way into supermarkets and onto our pates in restaurants. Fishing for crabs becomes problematic however when the ocean is wild, and storms at sea are notoriously perilous. Alaskan crab fisherman face extremely severe weather conditions and their jobs are known to be among the most dangerous in the world. With enormous waves that can quite literally sweep unsuspecting crew off the deck, every moment for an Alaskan king crab fisherman is potentially their last. Next time you are munching down on a delicious Alaskan king crab; remember that somebody went to extraordinary lengths to get it for you.

Birds’ Nest Soup

A dish made almost entirely of another animal’s saliva may not sound overly appetizing, but that’s exactly what bird’s nest soup is. Tiny swifts us their spit to make their nests and these nests are considered a delicacy in many countries. Getting these nests is not easy however and anybody looking to make a living from collecting them is putting their lives at risk. Collecting the nests requires extraordinary climbing skills as the birds choose to nest inside treacherous caves. Many nest collectors have succumb to perils of their livelihood and fallen to a grisly death making their jobs among the most dangerous in the world.

Fire Fighters

Most of us would run from fire, and rightly so. We don’t need to be reminded about the dangers of fire and once a fire has become out of control, it is advisable to keep everybody at a safe distance at all times. There are some people in society, however, that will instead rush to a fire and look to get as close to it as possible. In the instance of a fire we will nearly always call the fire brigade, whom will rush to our assistance to help extinguish the danger. Of course, fire-fighters are still human beings so even with the safety equipment available to them, they are still very much at risk and fatalities do occur. Thanks to the brave people that do help protect us against fire, our lives are much safer than they otherwise would be.

Even if you don’t have a job that might be categorized as high risk, you should still make sure you have term insurance in case of an accident.

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