25 Of The Scummiest Occupations In The Modern World

Telemarketers

Telemarketers

We're particularly angry at the ones who prey on the elderly. Then there's scam artists who do the same thing. Not cool!

TV Doctors

TV Doctors

Not all of them. We're talking about the ones that use the fact that they have a medical degree to sell various health supplements on television. You know the ones!



Psychics

Psychics

Hey, if you believe in this stuff then by all means, go for it. But we're not okay with the ones that turn a buck on the sorrow of grieving people. Hitting people when they're vulnerable like this for the sake of a few dollars is extremely poor form!

Scientology Recruiters

Scientology Recruiters

Okay, so they're not necessarily preying on vulnerable, grieving people. But it's still a matter of getting out your wallet, right?



Televangelists

Televangelists

God is almighty and omnipotent, except when it comes to his finances. He always seems to need more money!

Patent Trolls

Patent Trolls

These guys buy patents and then make money by suing people. It's actually kind of funny, really. But the moral part of us disagrees with their ways, don't we?



Paparazzi

Paparazzi

Well, I don't have as much of a problem with them as say, Kanye West might. However, isn't this profession just a glamorized version of stalking?!

Professional Panhandlers

Professional Panhandlers

We're referring to the people here who are actually homeless and need your help. We're specifically talking about those who pretend to be homeless to take advantage of your generosity. It happens more than you might think!



Human Traffickers

Human Traffickers

People who sell people for the purposes of prostitution or other such things. It's horrific and these people are just about the scummiest people in Scumville.

Scam Artists

Scam Artists

I guess it could be argued that most of the types on this list are in one way or another, scam artists. However, we're talking about the old-fashioned scam artist who promises one thing or another and then just straight-up skips town.



For-Profit Colleges

For-Profit Colleges

They start these places and get people who legit want to better themselves to fork out their hard-earned money for a piece of paper that is pretty much worthless.

Slum Lord

Slum Lord

They charge as much as possible for rent but don't fix anything, or provide any of the basics. It's basically extortion.



Medical Debt Collector

Medical Debt Collector

It just all feels a little bit off, doesn't it? I mean yeah, people have got to get paid for the service they provide but ...well, you know, there's nicer people in the world than these guys.

Politicians

Politicians

Clearly we're not talking about all politicians - some of them got in to the game to make a difference and then continue trying to make that difference over eight years in office, while others just have a huge ego....



Personal Injury Lawyers

Personal Injury Lawyers

Lawyers might get a bad rap from time to time, but perhaps it's these snakish types that are responsible. Maybe it's way health care in the US is so expensive too.

Nigerian Princes

Nigerian Princes

As far as we know, Nigeria doesn't even have a need for a prince as it is Republic ruled by a tenured democratically elected President, just like the USA.



Lobbysists

Lobbysists

Once again, we're not pointing the finger at all of them, just the ones with an agenda that isn't necessarily one that's best for the people of the United States of A.

Timeshare Salespeople

Timeshare Salespeople

No matter how convincing they are, just run for the hills!



Loan Sharks

Loan Sharks

Just because it's a necessary evil doesn't mean it's not evil. You know what I'm saying...?

For-Profit Prisons

For-Profit Prisons

Think for-profit colleges except with even less freedom....



Salespeople

Salespeople

Sure, this is a very generalized banner to put people under and most of them are just doing their jobs. So we're honing in on those predatory scum that convince your grandma that it's a good idea she max out her credit card on whatever it is they're pushing.

Again, it's preying upon those who might be, if not necessarily vulnerable, but more susceptible, to the scam that has us angry.

Some In The Advertising Industry

Some In The Advertising Industry

This is once where we really feel the need to point out that we refer to only a small section of the advertising industry as a whole, who give others a bad name. We're talking about those who use little white lies and hidden truths to suggest something that they know very well is not how it really is.



Tow Truck Drivers

Tow Truck Drivers

As you've probably picked up by now, we're not talking about everyone engaged in a particular profession (for the most part) but we all recognize those who take advantage of a situation and act outside the boundaries of what we might consider moral or just.

Legislation continues to try and curb those doing exactly that in this particular profession.

Funeral Home Directors

Funeral Home Directors

The ones who upsell to grieving family. You know, like, "your mother deserves the best casket"-type stuff. How do they wash that dirt off themselves at night?



Insurance Brokers

Insurance Brokers

There's a reason why you pay for insurance - it's for that unfortunate situation where you need it because the financial burden might cripple you otherwise. It's especially of importance if we're talking about health insurance - you've got enough to worry about without having to stress over finance. So you buy piece of mind...

....Until the insurance company digs for a loophole long enough to deny you the claim. These people......these people are the absolute worst!!