It seems like the latest fad on talk shows and the like is to put stay-at-home moms on the top shelf as having the hardest job in the world. That's a lie. Anybody who IS a parent not looking for a Munchausen handout knows that being a stay-at-home parent is NOT as hard as morons make it out to be, though it's not easy either. I KNOW what the hardest job in the world is, because I did it for three years: flatroofing. The hardest physical labour job you could possibly think of that has no military association. You work with either hot tar which is six times hotter than boiling water, or you use rolls and propane torches, which heat up over 3500 C. By the time lunch rolls around, in -30 winter you'll be working in your t-shirt. PLUS it's back-breaking in a way the words cannot describe. PLUS the old roof you tear up may have "pitch" in it, which is corrosive to human skin. PLUS you work with the worst people on the face of this earth. PLUS the pay is shit. PLUS you come home filthier than a chimney sweep with a deathwish and even after you shower your eyes are shadowed from the tar sticking to your lashes so you look like a Pirates Of The Carribean cast member pretty much all of the time. PLUS tar follows you into your car, home and everywhere else you go. PLUS there's about three thousand ways to die horribly on the job. I could go on until infinity ends. Flatroofing is the Voltron of everything that is shitty about work. Stay-at-home parenting is the toughest job in the world? What person with suffering from a stroke thought that up? Focus: What is, by and large, the worst job you've ever had? What about it made you despise it more than any other place that you've worked?