Since we’re brought up in a country where medicine, engineering and accountancy are considered ‘real’ professions, people have a hard time understanding (or accepting even) the unconventional jobs. They don’t get why we’re constantly on the laptop, in need to be connected to the social media via mobile devices or have to travel so much. They might not understand why we do what we do.
Here are a few things that people do when they don’t understand your job.
1. You are asked, a number of times, what your job entails
“So, where do you work again?”
2. And you’re geared up to respond to their queries regarding your job
They ask pretty silly questions sometimes.
3. You have almost given up on making them understand what you do
“Yes, I goof of for a living.”
4. You’re used to people asking you, “so THIS is what you get paid for?”
“Oh, yeah! Totally!”
5. When some people actually understand what you do, you feel a sense of accomplishment
“Finally, someone who gets it!”
6. Because you’re so tired of explaining, you come up with a simple word to make them understand
“I do Facebook.”
7. Some people even think that your job doesn’t make sense
“So, you upload videos on YouTube and get paid?”
“Yup, that’s exactly it.”
8. They assume that just because they don’t understand your job, you have a lot of free time
9. If your job requires you to work from home, people assume you’re jobless
“Oh, so you DO have a job!”
10. You feel a little bit sad about the fact that you can talk about your job only to people of the same industry
but, you appreciate it when you can.
11. Even though people don’t know what you do, they’re the first ones to ask you for a treat when you get a raise/get promoted
12. Despite all this, though, you love the fact that people think you’re cool for having a different job
13. And no matter what, your loved ones support you and give you good advice over how to do well
At the end of the day it doesn’t matter if the exactly get or job or get it at all, the important things that they support you. And, that’s more than enough!
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