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.
"Well, I come from a long, long line of smartasses. Smartass is allergic to dumbass. Itís actually a physical allergy, as in youíre repulsed by dumbasses."