Even the happiest employees have days where they day dream of walking away from their job and never looking back, it's just the nature of work.
While every job has its frustrations and emotional liabilities, some jobs place people in physical danger regularly, and the risks can far outweigh the paycheck. Having a job with wild stories sounds fun in theory, but can be unsustainable in the long-term.
In a popular Reddit thread, people who have worked dangerous jobs shared stories of their scariest experiences on the job, and they all deserve raises.
1. From storebrand:
I worked in a shipyard off the Great Lakes on tankers and cargo ships. I'll preface this by saying I loved and miss this job every day. I work in an office now and it's boring.
One time I was working in a bilge tank with another guy named Ryan. We repaired a section of a bulkhead (cut out and replaced a section with new steel). We had the old 4x4 piece of steel tied up, made sure our knot was secure. He went up top to pull it up and I stayed down on the catwalk to help the load clear the ladder. Halfway up the rope snapped and the steel fell about an inch from me onto the catwalk, barely missing my head. I look up at Ryan for confirmation that I almost died. I pick up the piece to tie up and try again, and the catwalk collapses under the combined weight. Just another day though.