Re: Could I become a Niner? hmmm....
There's an episode in season 2 called "Necessary Evil" that is one of my favorite episodes in all of Star Trek and it should shed some light on the occupation.
"Can't you hurry this up a bit? I hear they eat dinner in Hades at twelve sharp and I don't aim to be late."
Black Jack Ketchum, just before he was hanged in Clayton, New Mexico on April 26, 1901