Who do you trust?

Who do you trust?

CarDealerPicThe poor misunderstood car salesperson has copped it once again in the annual Readers Digest survey of the most trusted professions in New Zealand.

Car salespeople are once again ranked in 46th place out of 49 professions.

However, they can take some solace in the fact that they are rated ahead of politicians, sex workers, door-to-door salespeople, and telemarketers.

One salesperson we talked to says he believes most people are jealous of the money made by car salespeople – “and the flash cars we drive”.

He adds that it is good to see car salespeople “on top of hookers”.

In the same survey, truck drivers and mechanics rate higher than accountants and bankers.

While firefighters and paramedics top the list, as usual, truckies show up mid-list as more trusted than lawyers, clergy, CEOs and journalists.

Here is the full list of New Zealand’s trusted – or mis-trusted – professions:

1. Firefighters
2. Paramedics
2. Rescue volunteers
4. Nurses
5. Pilots
6. Doctors
7. Pharmacists
8. Veterinarians
9. Armed Forces personnel
10. Police
11. Teachers
11. Scientists
13. Childcare workers
14. Farmers
14. Dentists
16. Bus/train/tram drivers
16. Flight attendants
18. Chefs
18. Electricians
20. Hairdressers
21. Architects
21. Plumbers
23. Builders
23. Postal workers
25. Authors
25. Waiters
27. Mechanics
27. Truck drivers
27. IT technicians
30. Accountants
31. Shop assistants
32. Cleaners
32. Bankers
32. Personal trainers
35. Taxi drivers
36. Charity collectors
37. Lawyers
37. Airport baggage handlers
39. Clergy (all religions)
40. Financial planners
41. CEOs
42. Call centre staff
43. Journalists
44. Real estate agents
45. Insurance salespeople
46. Car salespeople
47. Sex workers
47. Politicians
49. Door-to-door salespeople
49. Telemarketers

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