Neil deGrasse Tyson The Crappiest Job I've Ever Had Was ...

5/28/2014 9:22 AM PDT

Long before Neil deGrasse Tyson was an astrophysicist ... Neil deGrasse Tyson was an asstrophysicist.

The famed scientist and host of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" was out in New York Wednesday when we asked about the best and worst jobs he's ever had -- and boy does he have some stories to share.

Check the video ... Tyson gives Mike Rowe a run for his money.

Here's a hint: Tyson's been an expert on Uranus for longer than he'd like to admit.