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"They Don't Pay Me Enough For This Job"




Have you ever said that about your job?

Here is a list of the top stressful jobs that pay poorly.  Number 5 on the list is "Music ministry director"

5. Music Ministry Director
Median pay: $40,800
% who say their job is stressful: 67%
You may not think of people who plan, direct and conduct performances for religious services as being under a particularly high amount of stress. But they also choose the appropriate psalm or hymn for every wedding and funeral -- only some of the most important events in a family's life. And those stressful situations can create some demanding clients.

"Every now and then you'll get a strange request," said Dan Fenn, Music Ministry Director at St. John's Lutheran Church in Northfield, Minn. "A couple of years ago I got a request to play the Beer Barrel Polka at a funeral. You have to ask yourself, is this appropriate for a worship service?"


If I was making this list, I would put Youth Minister at the top.  No pay, no glory, all the grief!

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