Happy Valentine’s Day: These Jobs Increase Your Chances of Divorce

by Evil HR Lady on February 14, 2019

On February 14 we celebrate love in the name of St. Valentine, who was beaten, stoned, and decapitated because of his support of marriage. So, basically, it’s always been a bummer of a holiday, which brings us to divorce. 

Here are, according to a 5-year study, are the professions most prone to unhappily ever after.

  1. Gaming managers 52.9 percent
  2. Bartenders 52.7 percent
  3. Flight Attendants 50.5 percent
  4. Gaming Services Workers 50.3 percent
  5. Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, metal and Plastic 50.1 percent
  6. Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 49.7 percent
  7. Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 49.6 percent
  8. Telemarketers 49.2 percent
  9. Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Operators 48.9 percent
  10. Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 48.8 percent

To keep reading (including the 10 positions least likely to end in divorce), click here: Happy Valentine’s Day: These Jobs Increase Your Chances of Divorce

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

grannybunny February 14, 2019 at 12:57 pm

I think one major contributing factor to the difference in divorce rates is that those who end up in careers or professions requiring more education tend to delay marrying until a later age than those in jobs requiring less formal education.


BethRA February 14, 2019 at 5:48 pm

Was going to say the same thing.

IIRC from other studies, one of the biggest factors in divorce rates is age at marriage – people who marry later are less likely to divorce. And one of the prime causes of divorce is conflict/tension over money, Looking at these lists, both of those would come into play.


Mr. Cajun2core February 14, 2019 at 4:42 pm

That would not surprise me if that were the case.


Mr Unimaginative February 14, 2019 at 5:08 pm

Could be like the old joke about the hookers in Vegas complaining about the engineering convention… all the attendees had only one thing on their minds: engineering. Maybe that’s what happens when you find what like and stick with it.


MariaRose February 15, 2019 at 12:54 am

It really doesn’t depend on the job status but on how much the job affects the home life experience in time spent. Again marriage is a contract between two partners and whenever a divorce situation occurs, something broke down the contract. Maybe age, education, etc. may have some effects on longevity but the career not as much because even high earners will divorce.
Both partners in the marriage should realize that marriage doesn’t stagnant in the romance honeymoon period but undergoes different levels over the years especially when children are added to the mix.


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