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This contractor spent a year tracking down and watching the worst of the worst, dark content on the web that might pop up anywhere in Google's growing product line. This content included everything from necrophilia to decapitations and all things in-between. He estimates he was scanning upwards of 15,000 gross, disturbing, just-look-away images every day. Hey, someone has to do it to keep it away from the rest of us while we're Google searching for shoes and cute cat videos.
Needless to say, the endless stream of disturbing images got to him after awhile and he says that he needed therapy. Worst of all, he claims that Google wouldn't hire him on as a full-time employee when the time came to decide.
Anyway, if you think your job sucks lately, then read his story and you might feel a little bit better. And thank these workers for their service to humanity.