Tuesday, November 8, 2011
In a recent poll, amusement park ticket attendants and workers ranked in the 10 lowest-paid jobs, raking in around $19,000 annually. As you can imagine, this pains me. The park attendants I've met across the country are, in general, very proud of the parks they work at and love their jobs. And they often act as the park historian, with a wealth of knowledge and stories you'll never forget.
In an age where the middle class is shrinking in size and impact, I think it's very vital to remember that it's folks like this ticket booth operator who provide sparks of color in a rather dreary world.