What is the most parasitic profession?

Updated on : December 3, 2021 by Zane Anderson



What is the most parasitic profession?

Sales agents, specifically real estate agents.

Although selling is a skill, the process of selling a home is fairly straightforward. Real estate agents make it look extremely difficult and therefore have the audacity to ask for outrageous fees for simple things like printing a contract.

Real estate agents make you feel like shit to make up for your lack of self-esteem. The problem I have with these parasites is that their added value to the economic process of selling / buying a house is minimal for the buyer / seller, however, in percentage terms, these guys get a lot for basically a pretext.

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Sales agents, specifically real estate agents.

Although selling is a skill, the process of selling a home is fairly straightforward. Real estate agents make it look extremely difficult and therefore have the audacity to ask for outrageous fees for simple things like printing a contract.

Real estate agents make you feel like shit to make up for your lack of self-esteem. The problem I have with these parasites is that their added value to the economic process of selling / buying a house is minimal for the buyer / seller, however these guys get a lot for pretending to do a lot of things. works. Open house - looking at websites - printing contracts is not work. They benefit from personal drama, like a divorce and all that. Full-fledged parasites.

I've never met a chain store realtor who wasn't full of shit. It is too obvious. Every transaction I made was through private agreements and "via-via", as it is not worth giving someone else such a large percentage of the price.

Before the internet, the car salesman would be a good news, but the internet has ensured that its role (selling a car) has declined significantly over the last 20 years.

Another horrible parasitic profession is the debt collector. There are TV shows in the UK where these debt collectors knock on the door (pretend it's open) of couples who owe someone money, do a lot of drama while pretending to know the ins and outs of the law.

(Can't Pay To Go - UK TV Show)

This can destroy people. Work like this must be done with care. Unfortunately, people with a certain set of "attitude and muscle" join these programs.

I once saw this happen when I was a teenager, where my neighbor was evicted because he did not pay his rent. His wife had just died and he was still in shock. He just forgot. These types of debt collectors trashed your house and dumped everything outside. They would put it in a "storage locker" ... right ...

We ran, paid a few months' rent, and yelled at those assholes for destroying their house.

The police could not do anything because the boys had left before they arrived. There is no evidence ... I have even recently dealt with debt collectors for a friend. He had similar problems, he forgot, but the additional fee from the debt collection agency was already double the original debt. I emailed them: I will pay the original debt in full, if they eliminate the silly fees for those gorillas knocking on their door. That is all. They agree.

On the other hand, we live in a world where there is a demand for brainless real estate agents, as well as hardened debt collectors. As long as there is demand and people are willing to pay these ridiculous agent fees, these parasites will continue ...

Lobbying. Anything else is a distant second runner-up.

This is the definition of a "parasite" from the Center for Disease Control: A parasite is an organism that lives in or in a host and obtains its food from or at the host's expense.

The etymology of the word "parasite" comes from the Greek and means "a person who eats at someone else's table". I can't think of a closer comparison to what lobbying is.

Lobbying is the anathema of President Kennedy's famous phrase in his inaugural address: Don't ask what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. Lobbyists don't ask what they can do for their

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Lobbying. Anything else is a distant second runner-up.

This is the definition of a "parasite" from the Center for Disease Control: A parasite is an organism that lives in or in a host and obtains its food from or at the host's expense.

The etymology of the word "parasite" comes from the Greek and means "a person who eats at someone else's table". I can't think of a closer comparison to what lobbying is.

Lobbying is the anathema of President Kennedy's famous phrase in his inaugural address: Don't ask what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. Lobbyists do not ask what they can do for their country, but what their country can do for them in the form of favorable regulation, tax treatment, subsidies, etc.

  • Lobbyists are the reason American citizens pay more than the world price for sugar.
  • Lobbyists are the reason unions can harass and threaten the children of contractors who hire non-union labor in California, Nevada and Illinois.
  • Lobbyists are the reason Americans pay more than the rest of the world for pharmaceuticals,
  • Lobbyists are the reason why the American public has to put ethanol in their gas tanks even though it is less fuel efficient than pure gasoline, it is more destructive to the environment (corrosive to parts of the engine, requires trucking from the agricultural Midwest to Gulf Coast refineries, artificially increases demand and land use for corn, etc.), and only inexpensive due to subsidies.
  • Lobbyists are the reason Americans pay some of the highest cell phone rates in the world.
  • Lobbyists for the Jones Act from General Dynamics Corp., Crowley Maritime Corp., and TOTE Maritime are why ocean shipments between U.S. ports, for example, Baltimore to Miami, Houston to Boston, Los Angeles to Hawaii, or Corpus Christi to Puerto Rico, being on US-made, US-owned, US-manned ships. Fewer than 100 ships meet these criteria, making this form of domestic shipping in the US very expensive (especially for Hawaiians and Puerto Ricans), distorting cost and forcing customers to use other means . On the other hand, trucks, trains and planes produce orders of magnitude more carbon than shipping by ship.
  • Pennies cost the American taxpayer more to earn than they are worth, yet repeated attempts to remove the penny have been thwarted by the zinc lobby. Zinc lobby keeps pennies in pockets

You know that these things were not added (and are maintained) in the laws and regulations because some altruistic legislators naively think that they benefit the majority of the citizens of the country.

Nothing they do creates economic value. Their only job is to try to get as much of the cheap pie as they can.

Lawyers. They will not protect you in court, they will keep you in court as long as possible to get money from you. If they could do 3 things at once, they will do them separately so you keep paying. And it's not about months, it's about years or even decades. If you are suing someone or are being sued, it is not uncommon for you to contact the opposing attorney to keep both parties in a never-ending fight so that both of you can earn more money. Other professionals have a sense of duty and a commitment to something greater (doctors work for people's health, veterinarians work for animals, scientists work

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Lawyers. They will not protect you in court, they will keep you in court as long as possible to get money from you. If they could do 3 things at once, they will do them separately so you keep paying. And it's not about months, it's about years or even decades. If you are suing someone or are being sued, it is not uncommon for you to contact the opposing attorney to keep both parties in a never-ending fight so that both of you can earn more money. Other professionals have a sense of duty and commitment to something greater (doctors work for people's health, veterinarians work for animals, scientists work for the planet and for the progress of humanity, teachers work for training. respectful and productive citizens). Lawyers work for themselves and nothing else. They don't give a damn about justice or people's suffering. They won't lift a finger without the usual outrageous pay, even if someone is buried in misery and could easily help out. They don't respect you as their client, they don't take care of you, they lie to you so that you keep paying them and they don't even have to worry about you finding out because they know the laws and the “justice” system. and you do not. They are the most immoral beings on this planet.

This is an interesting question. I think an important distinction needs to be made, and then an answer will flow from there.

That is, there is a difference between a profession that is innately parasitic and one that has only become that way because of how it is commonly practiced.

It is difficult to find an example of the first type. Almost all professions became professions because someone found their service valuable enough to pay for it.

The last type has abundant examples. Those involved in the political sector are frequently cited examples. Having people to manage the affairs of state is

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This is an interesting question. I think an important distinction needs to be made, and then an answer will flow from there.

That is, there is a difference between a profession that is innately parasitic and one that has only become that way because of how it is commonly practiced.

It is difficult to find an example of the first type. Almost all professions became professions because someone found their service valuable enough to pay for it.

The last type has abundant examples. Those involved in the political sector are frequently cited examples. Having people to manage the affairs of state is a valuable service. It is only the way these professions have been commonly practiced that earns the title of "parasitic."

Even people who manipulate money add real value. Speculators in the market buy risk from those who want less. Accountants perform a necessary legal task. CFOs manage corporate risk. Managing financial assets has value.

However, I can think of a profession that falls into the previous category: it is innately parasitic. As in, it is a profession that does not add economic value in the form of real goods or services. That profession is the clergy.

However, not all clergy fall under this charge. Clergymen who teach meditation, for example, add immense real value. Those who preach ideology and do little else add nothing.

Hands down, number 1 in America's most parasitic profession are these companies of HR shop personnel and the people who work for them. These people want to act like they offer some kind of value, but they do nothing for the applicant, but somehow they get around 50% of the money.

  1. They add zero value to the requester. They are 100% in the pocket of the company.
  2. All they do is beat you up on money and fees.
  3. They claim that everything is your fault.
  4. They go out of their way to cheat you out of money, claiming that their expenses come from yours.
  5. They speak as if they want experience and excellence.
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Hands down, number 1 in America's most parasitic profession are these companies of HR shop personnel and the people who work for them. These people want to act like they offer some kind of value, but they do nothing for the applicant, but somehow they get around 50% of the money.

  1. They add zero value to the requester. They are 100% in the pocket of the company.
  2. All they do is beat you up on money and fees.
  3. They claim that everything is your fault.
  4. They go out of their way to cheat you out of money, claiming that their expenses come from yours.
  5. They talk like they want experience and excellence, but they won't turn around or fight for more money when they get experience and excellence.
  6. They are inserted into a transaction and provide a zero value. They only do it for themselves.
  7. All the supposed training they provide is useless.
  8. Make promises they have no plans to keep.
  9. They are much more ideological than real.
  10. They tend to be rude and think they are the key to success.
  11. They think it's just their ability to sell.
  12. The contracts are completely one-sided and generally attempt to get you to transfer all of your intellectual property to them.
  13. I think I'm supposed to give you all my contacts.

The result of having these companies is that money and prices increase without a corresponding increase in value to anyone but themselves.

This is probably unique to the UK, but "PPI Reclaim" companies.

For people outside the UK they probably need some explanation.

PPI is payment protection insurance.

When you get a loan (mortgage, personal loan, etc.), the lender will often offer to sell you insurance that is supposed to cover your repayments in case you get sick or become unemployed.

That all sounds good, right? Well yeah, except that the PPI systematically under-sold.

People who sell financial products are supposed to go out of their way to make sure it's right for you.

PPI was sold to freelancers, despite policies

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This is probably unique to the UK, but "PPI Reclaim" companies.

For people outside the UK they probably need some explanation.

PPI is payment protection insurance.

When you get a loan (mortgage, personal loan, etc.), the lender will often offer to sell you insurance that is supposed to cover your repayments in case you get sick or become unemployed.

That all sounds good, right? Well yeah, except that the PPI systematically under-sold.

People who sell financial products are supposed to go out of their way to make sure it's right for you.

PPI was sold to freelancers, even though the policies would not be valid if you were self-employed.

It was sold to people with pre-existing medical conditions and they were told it would cover them, when it wouldn't.

Many people were told that they had to buy the PPI from the lender to be accepted for the loan. This was illegal under UK law.

Many people had PPI added to their loans without even being informed about it. In many cases, the full premium was charged at the beginning of the loan and added to the principal borrowed. Therefore, in addition to paying interest on the money you are borrowing, you also pay interest on the PPI premium.

And to top it all, the PPI was often provided by a third-party company, and the lender only acted as an agent for that company, but they got a huge commission for the "sale." It was not unusual for more than 70% commission to be charged. Since then it has been decided that 50% is a "reasonable" maximum commission to charge.

There were many cases where adding PPI more than doubled the amount a borrower had to repay.

Since a lot of these policies sold poorly, people have been claiming the amounts they paid. Usually thousands of pounds per claim. Legally, all you have to do is write to the lender, tell them that you think they sold it poorly (providing some justification), and as long as you have a legitimate claim, the lender is supposed to pay you back. They will usually reject your initial claim, but if you insist and threaten to take them to the Financial Ombudsman (which is free), they will generally pay. If they don't, the CB will usually rule in their favor. It is an easy process and there are many "how-tos" online.

However, there are certain "claims management" companies that will try to tell you that this process is complicated, difficult, and so on. and they will offer to do the work for you. For a fee, which is usually 30% to 50% of the amount claimed.

They are making thousands of pounds for sending some form letters.

PS: While writing this, I thought of another example. Personal loan companies.

These are companies that will lend money to people with a relatively bad credit history, but at very high interest levels. One step ahead Wonga, Sunny, Quick Quid, etc. I don't see how anyone can justify annual interest rates of 1500%. No, that is not a typo. However, I suppose it is a bargain compared to Wonga's original rate of over 3000% (they were forced to reduce it to an "acceptable" level a while ago).

I am adding this answer here in protest to others.

My mother is a wonderful person, but other than that she has a very good reputation as a real estate agent for being genuinely passionate about her job and for doing whatever she can to close the deal.

First, let's get this out of the way. Real estate agents are as important to their clients as investment bankers to their banks.

Face-to-face communication is something that machines will never replace. The process of investigating a lawyer is slowly being automated. Does that mean we don't need lawyers?

As I write this answer, I can hear my mom laugh

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I am adding this answer here in protest to others.

My mother is a wonderful person, but other than that she has a very good reputation as a real estate agent for being genuinely passionate about her job and for doing whatever she can to close the deal.

First, let's get this out of the way. Real estate agents are as important to their clients as investment bankers to their banks.

Face-to-face communication is something that machines will never replace. The process of investigating a lawyer is slowly being automated. Does that mean we don't need lawyers?

As I write this answer, I can hear my mom laughing on the phone with a client. Some of your former clients become your closest friends. She puts a tremendous amount of effort into trying to be honest and open with anyone she works with. I often see her up at one in the morning with circles under her eyes from a deal she's trying to close.

True sympathy for others is something that is rare anywhere, but she has it in excess. She really loves what she does and would never consider loitering to let someone else do her job.

I once asked my mother why she went into real estate when she majored in music at Harvard, and she told me that she loved people much more than a piano.

There are bastards and freeloaders in every profession, not just real estate.

I love you mama!

I will say, public union leaders and representatives.

You see, the public sector has taxpayer funding, which means there is a lot of money to go around. And the purpose of the union is to get a better deal for its members. Private sector unions push for better hours, better wages, and better benefits, but they can't push too hard, otherwise the business will just shut down because they can't meet those demands.

Public sector unions can push for more, as taxpayers pay for these services. Agreements pushing public sector unions have gotten so out of hand that t

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I will say, public union leaders and representatives.

You see, the public sector has taxpayer funding, which means there is a lot of money to go around. And the purpose of the union is to get a better deal for its members. Private sector unions push for better hours, better wages, and better benefits, but they can't push too hard, otherwise the business will just shut down because they can't meet those demands.

Public sector unions can push for more, as taxpayers pay for these services. Agreements pushing for public sector unions have gotten so out of hand that they are bankrupting the local economy. And they can do it because the public sector has no real competition. In effect, public sector unions make public services more expensive and of less value than something that would be provided by a private company.

It's not a single profession, but the most parasitic business is health care and for-profit health insurance. In the United States, this huge and lucrative industry has been developed specifically to make money from human suffering.

All the individuals who work in that industry are not bad. The downside is that we tolerate an inefficient system, dragged down by a massive layer of accountants and lawyers, so that giant corporations and their shareholders can benefit.

In my country, Croatia, they would be the notaries public.

First, the total number of notaries public is limited. You cannot start a new notary public office until another office is closed.

So, you are legally required to obtain various documents stamped by a notary public: when buying / selling a property, taking bank loans with mortgages, opening a business, etc. notaries in Croatia are actually a poster with the same prices.

Third, for some of your services, like stamping mortgage documents, you won't be charged

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In my country, Croatia, they would be the notaries public.

First, the total number of notaries public is limited. You cannot start a new notary public office until another office is closed.

So, you are legally required to obtain various documents stamped by a notary public: when buying / selling a property, taking bank loans with mortgages, opening a business, etc. notaries in Croatia are actually a poster with the same prices.

Third, for some of your services, such as stamping documents for the mortgage, you are not charged a flat fee, but rather a fee that is a percentage of the total value of the contract. So for the same work they do, you pay more if the property you are buying is more expensive.

And what do they do? They verify your identification and verify that it was really you who signed a contract.

Parasites

Oh, it's so difficult to answer right, so easy to offend everyone.

So I'll start with consultants, who consult with people who don't know anything about business, to teach them how to sell a business concept, who teach people who don't know how to do business, how to do business. They suck worse than any vampire.

Uplines of network marketing. These are people who are deceived or stupid, who actively deceive the most stupid people. Not cool.

Start leeches. They hang around tech start-ups, they speak the language and everything, but it's all for show. Massive time wasters who pretend to be

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Oh, it's so difficult to answer right, so easy to offend everyone.

So I'll start with consultants, who consult with people who don't know anything about business, to teach them how to sell a business concept, who teach people who don't know how to do business, how to do business. They suck worse than any vampire.

Uplines of network marketing. These are people who are deceived or stupid, who actively deceive the most stupid people. Not cool.

Start leeches. They hang around tech start-ups, they speak the language and everything, but it's all for show. Massive time wasters pretending to be technical.

Insurance companies. I was left homeless 7 years ago, but we are very happy to take my money before then. (Long story)

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