The singers here describe a job that is so terrible and that only a disgusting person could possibly take it. (For those who haven’t seen this clip before, I won’t spoil the fun by ruining what job they’re discussing. It’s funny.) For jobs that are dangerous or not-enjoyable, workers usually must be paid a higher wage to work that job. That’s called a compensating wage differential and this theory explains, for example, why many plumbers earn higher salaries than social workers.

Discussion Questions for “What Kind of Man”

Link to Lyrics for “What Kind of Man”