The trustworthiness of some professionals.....

  • grnranger99

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    Jul 06, 2012 10:39 PM GMT
    A new Gallup Poll on the trustworthiness of various professionals shows real estate agents in the middle of the occupations cited - well below doctors and teachers but still above members of Congress and lawyers.

    Here is how the occupations rated when consumers were asked which professions had "high" or "very high" ethical standards.
    1. Pharmacists, 84 percent.
    2. Medical doctors, 73 percent.
    3. High school teachers, 70.
    4. Police officers, 54.
    5. Clergy, 52.
    6. Funeral directors, 44.
    7. Accountants, 43.
    8. Building contractors, 26.
    9. Journalists, 26.
    10. Real estate agent, 25.
    11. Bankers, 20.
    12. Lawyers, 19.
    13. Business executives, 18.
    14. Labor union leaders, 18.
    15. Stockbrokers, 12.
    16. Advertising executives, 11.
    17. Telemarketers, 8.
    18. Car salespeople, 7.
    19. Lobbyists, 7.
    20. Members of Congress, 7.

    Funny, I thought that the clergy would have been lower.
    It is interesting that labor union leaders and business executives are tied
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    Jul 07, 2012 12:34 AM GMT
    Mechanics?
    Computer repair guys?
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    Jul 07, 2012 1:20 AM GMT
    SkinnyBitch saidMechanics?
    Computer repair guys?
    0 and 0 respectively.
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    Jul 07, 2012 1:23 AM GMT
    grnranger99 saidA new Gallup Poll on the trustworthiness of various professionals shows real estate agents in the middle of the occupations cited - well below doctors and teachers but still above members of Congress and lawyers.

    Here is how the occupations rated when consumers were asked which professions had "high" or "very high" ethical standards.
    1. Pharmacists, 84 percent.
    2. Medical doctors, 73 percent.
    3. High school teachers, 70.
    4. Police officers, 54.
    5. Clergy, 52.
    6. Funeral directors, 44.
    7. Accountants, 43.
    8. Building contractors, 26.
    9. Journalists, 26.
    10. Real estate agent, 25.
    11. Bankers, 20.
    12. Lawyers, 19.
    13. Business executives, 18.
    14. Labor union leaders, 18.
    15. Stockbrokers, 12.
    16. Advertising executives, 11.
    17. Telemarketers, 8.
    18. Car salespeople, 7.
    19. Lobbyists, 7.
    20. Members of Congress, 7.

    Funny, I thought that the clergy would have been lower.
    It is interesting that labor union leaders and business executives are tied


    With exception to #1 and 2 you realize that you go lower the pay is higher, right?

    What is this world coming to
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    Jul 07, 2012 1:27 AM GMT
    Hapuna saidWith exception to #1 and 2 you realize that you go lower the pay is higher, right?

    What is this world coming to
    I noticed that too. The world has been that way since the dawn of money.
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    Jul 07, 2012 3:05 AM GMT
    I think it's funny that lawyers are so low, considering how stringent their professional standards and ethics are.