The Least Trusted Profession?

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Least Trusted Profession

  1. Mechanic

    22 vote(s)
    16.1%
  2. Car Salesman

    41 vote(s)
    29.9%
  3. Lawyer

    25 vote(s)
    18.2%
  4. Doctor

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  5. Politician

    80 vote(s)
    58.4%
  6. Police Officer

    11 vote(s)
    8.0%
  7. Home Contractor

    6 vote(s)
    4.4%
  8. Other: Please Specify

    13 vote(s)
    9.5%
  1. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    "Insurance claims agent" I like that one--sorry I didn't list it in my poll. But we got your vote ;)
     
  4. Xfujinon macrumors 6502

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    politicians?

    I am not sure how this would work. Insofar as trust, the ones requiring the greatest investment of trust on the part of their clientele are doctors, lawyers, and clergy. So violation of that trust would be more severe. Car mechanics, for instance, don't have the same burden to keep their client's information secret or sacrosanct, so trust isn't as big a factor in the job they do.

    Interesting survey, but not sure what to make of it.
     
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    Unfortunately I listed "Politicians" twice and can't change it. Believe it or not this was not a Freudian slip. The other profession I intended to list was "Home Contractor." Can a Moderator please make this change--pretty please :apple:
     
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    You have Politician on the poll twice. Which they deserve, but it's going to screw up the poll.
     
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    As much as I'd love to say bankers, politicians have been crooks for far far longer...
     
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    Doctors: A lot of people believe that they are out to make a buck. That they want to push patients through to make money and hardly listen to needs. This is unfortunately partially true since many have a set limit of time to spend with each patient per day ratio.

    Lawyers: As stated in the link I provided above one reason is:

    Car Mechanics: There are obviously some places that will try to take you for one over. They will lie about parts that you need (when you really don't) and will charge overpriced labor rates etc... I will testify that since I have someone in the auto-service industry in my family that there are plenty (people under him as well as himself) that are honest and hard-workers, working to provide the best service for the customer.

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    It seems your idea of trust is someone keeping a secret.

    In reality there are many other factors included in trust (cost of service, job well-done, guarantee on work or service, ability to take the time to understand and fix the problem...).
     
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    Politicians, car salesmen, and anyone in the insurance industry are right up at the top for me.

    Also, let's not forget those sketchy gym membership salespeople.....
     
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    I like how the OP put politicians in the poll twice.:p I voted for one of them.;)
     
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    I've added Home Contractor and merged the other two :)
     
  14. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    Had to say car salesman.

    I've been lied to on so many occasions that I find them hard to believe anymore.

    One example: I had a burning smell at random times while driving at low speeds. I took it to one shop that couldn't find anything and then to a second that told me my rotors were warped and my brakes were so low that they wouldn't last the month. I change my own brakes so I took the car home, removed two of my tires, the brake pads and the rotors and all was well. They lasted me almost a full year (the pads, rotors are still good).

    Another instance was when I took my car in for new tires. I paid for the tires, mounting and balancing, and the alignment. The mechanic came out toward the end and told me he couldn't fix my alignment because a bolt was locked up and he broke his socket wrench trying to force it. They wanted to charge me another $800 or so dollars to replace the part (don't remember what it was) because they were going to have to drill through it to finish. I told them to leave it and the next time I went in for an oil change I asked for another alignment (bought the guarantee package just for this reason) and they had no issue whatsoever. Is it possible driving loosened that bolt up? I don't think so.
     
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    As a car (and Apple - not the eating kind) collector,
    I got as far as Car Salesman and clicked. :eek:

    ggggggrrrrrrraaaaahhhhhhh - stamps his foot repeatedly (expletive deleted)
     
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    I'd put real estate agents pretty high up the list too. That's one profession I invariably hate interacting with.
     
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    politicians:

    Nixon

    former Senator Cranston

    soon to be former Senator Bunning (so he can sign baseballs legally) ;)
     
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    Hey, don't you want a washboard stomach and rock hard pecks?
    No, I want a flabby gut and saggy man breasts.
     
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    Tea Party Organizers

    Home Contractors

    Comic Book Editors
     
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    To be fair it's hard to find an honest contempory dealer as well.
     
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    It's a toss up between crack dealer and elephant proctologist in my book
     
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    LOL! :D oh man good way to end the day.
     
  24. Antares macrumors 68000

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    I choose, other: Scam Artist

    I personally believe that professional scam artists are among the most least trust worthy people on the planet.
     
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    Is there such a thing as an honest elephant proctologist?LOL I would lie if I had that job
     

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