Among the many things the media has glamorized for us, today, we talk about some jobs that are nowhere near as glamorous as often portrayed by the media.

I know you probably have a long list. But let's look at this Reddit thread and some more sources to identify more such jobs. 

1. "Ad agencies - They pay shit and grind their employees to a pulp. You're far better off working for a company that works with ad agencies like a media buying shop as they pay substantially higher. I tell college kids this all the time, and they ignore me because they don't have a clue what the real world is like. A mid-tier media buyer makes around or more an MD at an ad agency. But media buying isn't as "sexy" so they still apply to places like BBDO or Ogilvy."

Answer Source - Reddit

2. "Doctor. Hard work, long hours, often gross, you miss earnings potential when young, and some specializations are just enormously stressful, putting people's lives in your hands, and being around death constantly."

Answer Source - Reddit

Source: India Today

3. "Being a writer. It's mostly just sitting in your office, staring out the window, thinking of the right way to say something. Also, film editor. A lot of the time it's just yelling at your computer for not working and accidentally overwriting a good cut you just made."

Answer Source - Reddit

4. "Social work, human services, charity work."

Answer Source - Reddit

5. "Archaeology - You get very dirty and might get heat exhaustion, and some of the most exciting things you'll find will just look like rocks to most outsiders."

Answer Source - Reddit

6. "A lot of science is waiting. And waiting. And repeating the same experiment with one little change. And waiting."

Answer Source - Reddit

7. "Engineer. There are a lot of types, so it varies, but in general, the Tony Stark's of the world are in a lab somewhere. And the rest of us are mostly doing paperwork and trying to figure out mundane things like 'how to make more plastic forks using the small molding machine' or 'how long it will take to build widget A'. And the widget could be anything from a jet engine to a novelty toilet seat."

Answer Source - Reddit

8. "Of course, flight attendants and runway modeling. Seen as a glamorous but toxic environment and culture IRL."

Answer Source - Reddit

9. "I strongly suspect being a make-up artist is actually pretty challenging given people's expectations that they'll look in the mirror at the end and be thrilled. AND you're on your feet all day."

Answer Source - Reddit

10. " Being the President or Leader of any country, seems like you're basically going to be hated by one or more groups of people no matter what you do."

Answer Source - Reddit

11. "The entertainment industry. Not a job exactly, but it is full of them."

Answer Source - Reddit

12. "Investment banker. Idk how many people realize that IB is a thankless job where you’re working 70-80+ hours a week. The work mostly entails doing mindless crap and in many cases taking abuse from your superiors."

Answer Source - Reddit

13. "Pretty much anything in music- roadies, session musicians, managers/agents, songwriters, PR, A&R, lawyers, you name it- a LOT of work and coordination goes on behind the scenes to get an album, concert, tour, merch, etc."

Answer Source - Reddit

14. "Corporate IT - 90% procedure and documentation, 5% basic file/app/SQL operations, 5% a vendor doing basic operations for me."

Answer Source - Reddit

15. Side hustles sound easier than they really are.

16. So you thought being a YouTuber is cool?

17.  Being a paramedic looks very different on TV.

 18. "Principal - “Because the Principal comes to college, sits in his cabin, goes for two-three rounds and then again sits in his cabin and then goes home…so happy job Madam. He is served tea or juice also, whenever he presses the bell, the attendant is ready to answer, and everybody respects him” Principal’s job appears very glamorous. But I know as a Principal’s wife how stressful it is. Sometimes he thinks of quitting also because of the workplace politics but, you need to go on."

Answer source - Quora

19. "Modeling and acting because even though you are in the spotlight. You also are under a microscope as far as always having to look and act a certain way. There are long hours of rehearsals, new takes, and always having the general public trying to get close to you to get autographs, talk with you and take pictures. You do not have a lot of privacy or private time with your family because you are in the public’s eyes."

Answer source - Quora

20. "I would say architecture. I’ve worked with probably a dozen architects and what they do for a living is pretty dreary, tedious, mind-numbing work. And working with indecisive “clients” is depressing. A lot of clients can’t decide if their life depended on it."

Answer source - Quora

21. The job of the teaching staff at school sure looks easy. The reality isn't so.

22. Being an artist paints a pretty picture, but it isn't.

23. There's more to being a technician than meets the eye.

Which job do you think the media has glamorized?