File Under: It could have been worse, I guess?

Lapham’s Quarterly provides a matrix of historical Worst Jobs. So I guess it could always be worse? I would have just been your bog-standard scullery maid I’m pretty sure. Which sounds way better than most anything listed here except maybe Leech Gatherer. Which yes, totally disgusting, but maybe not so bad? The modern equivalent is probably social media marketer, amirite?