I find it difficult to explain what the title of this blog means. Basically, (mostly) everybody thinks that someone else’s job is neater/cooler than theirs. Most people don’t think their job is that interesting. If someone compliments them, they often say, “Oh…no…what I do isn’t cool. Doing (insert neat thing here) is cool.”
Now, some folks are totally content with what they are doing. That’s wonderful. Commendable even.
But the majority of folks think that someone else does something neater than they do.
So prestige is in the eye of the beholder. You may not think your job is cool, but someone else probably does.
Disclaimer: I love my job. I think it’s awesome. I think it’s cool. I also think other jobs are cool. But I am in no way unhappy with my job.