should i be a detective — no (-7)

pros

  • interesting work situations (+15)
  • you get to use your brain and think about things at length (+8)
  • It is a respectable job. (+4)
  • help people (+3)
  • self paced work (+2)
  • good salary (+2)
  • might make a lot of money (+2)
  • Exciting work (+2)
  • Should be easy to do in the internet age (+2)
  • you get to meet a variety of people (+2)
  • possibility for travel (+1)
  • can work as a police or private detective (+1)
  • I could be my own boss (+1)
  • exciting career (+0)
  • meaningful work (+0)
  • It is an interesting job. (-1)
  • super fun career (-1)
  • I'm pretty good at solving mysteries (-1)
  • help solve crimes and protect public safety (-2)
  • independence (-2)
  • get job (-2)
  • fun (-2)
  • You can detect so many hiding things (-2)
  • It is a nice profession which is respected by all (-2)
  • gets you respect (-2)
  • Fun work (-3)
  • exciting job with many challenges and rewards (-4)
  • It's good money. (-4)
  • good job (-4)
  • detectives are pretty cool (-4)
  • select when you work (-5)
  • It's exciting (-8)
  • You can think creatively (-9)

cons

  • pay isn't as good as you might think considering all the extra work you'll end up doing (-7)
  • You may have to work after normal business hours. (-6)
  • long hours (-6)
  • potential for danger (-5)
  • prerequisite police work recommended (-5)
  • dangerous (-5)
  • non-uniformity of pay (-3)
  • considered more dangerous than other jobs (-2)
  • You may be threatened for your life (-2)
  • Family members may reject you wish of being a detective (-2)
  • competitive associates/organizations might slander you or make life tough (-2)
  • potential for lack of work (-1)
  • physically and mentally demanding (-1)
  • must build clients (-1)
  • potentially very dangerous career (-1)
  • it's dangerous (+0)
  • less freedom (+0)
  • long work hours (+0)
  • It could be dangerous. (+1)
  • requires training (+1)
  • I don't know how much demand there is for detectives (+1)
  • might be hard to find employment (+1)
  • might entail very strange hours of work (some days, some nights, etc) (+1)
  • Can be dangerous (+1)
  • time intensive (+2)
  • could get shot (+2)
  • You could make enemies. (+3)
  • Could be engaging in illegal activity (+3)
  • I might not be smart enough (+4)
  • probably more mundane than you think (+6)
  • Not stable work (+9)
  • You can not live your life happily as you wish (+10)
  • hard work (+10)

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