Friday, May 10, 2002

Mammas, don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys -- Really!

Employment as a cowboy ranked a measly 248th out of the 250 jobs reviewed in the latest "Jobs Rated Almanac".

"Despite the idyllic image, cowboys are paid about $31,000 a year, have limited prospects for advancement and face some of the greatest physical demands..."

Even though my father, grandfather and great grandfather were all cowboys, and I have worked a few roundups myself, I appear to have made the correct choice by not pursuing "cowboying" as a career. ("Cowboying" is actual term cowboys use. They tend not to have degrees in English.)

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