Question: What is the only job on this planet that you can be wrong 99.9% of the time and not get fired?
Answer: A Weatherman
It amazes me on a daily basis. How can you be so wrong and get paid so well of it? Rewind to 1993. The northern half of the state of Georgia is enjoying a regular week in March. Like most winter/spring transitions in the southeast United States, there is NO SNOW. We are lucky to get even enough to dust the ground during the winter…much less anything that actually sticks. The weatherman on March 12th forecasts light rain as we head into the night. What do we wake up to the next morning? One of the largest blizzards in the countries history! Not even close man! Seriously?
We see it on a daily basis.
- You are leaving the house in the morning with the expectation of a nice day because you watched the weather channel that morning and about noon…the sky falls and you have no umbrella.
- Better cancel the weekend plans at the lake! Joe Schmoe the weatherman says its going to be raining all day. Half way through a beautiful Saturday afternoon you realize that you could have gone to the lake and today is a waste!
I know of no other job on this planet (maybe a DMV worker) where you can be wrong this much and keep your job. On top of that, you are paid well above the median wage to complete your task! Can you imagine going to a restaurant expecting your food to be wrong most of the time and being ok with that? How about only getting a car that actually runs 7 out of 10 times you purchase an automobile? What if you could to to work everyday and not worry about being wrong? Then…when you were wrong…you got a raise! The madness has to stop!
You would think…if we can put a man on the moon in 1969, we would be able to figure out the weather in 2009! You can have better results by standing next to a window and taking a look for yourself…