Anyone who’s ever waited tables on a Sunday morning or worked the line on a hot summer night knows that the food industry is not for the faint of heart. Food service is a taxing profession. According to a recent top-10 list, it ranks as one of the unhealthiest professions there are, just above enlisted soldiers and bus drivers. And it’s even worse for women.
These physically stressful front-of-the-house positions can be “thankless and unrewarding.” And according to an article on Health.com, women in the food-service profession, as well as those in retail, are more likely to be depressed than those in other careers.
Also on the list of unhealthy professions: police officers, firefighters, desk jockeys, manual laborers, lawyers, healthcare shift workers, enlisted soldiers, and transportation workers.