'I'm just doing my job, ma'am' - Page 3

Careers & Ed: Canvassers, telemarketers, and parking control officers talk about doing work people hate
Illustration by Jason Crosby

If people have dropped out of school or come on a tough time, people can come here, build up some skills, and really build their way up."

Though these interviews were enlightening, I can't say I want to do any of these jobs any more than I did before. And I can't promise to be less annoyed the next time a canvasser butts into my private conversation or a PCO ruins my morning. But I do hope I'm at least a little more compassionate.

Of course, compassion would be so much easier, officer, if you just let me go. Just this once.