Do you look down on people because of their jobs/careers?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
6449 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@PositiveThinking:  I don’t. I respect people like you that will take a job that isn’t in their field because you want to be more independent/you don’t want to sit at home. Even if you were a minimum wage worker at McDonald’s, I still wouldn’t look down on that (I think is interesting that you seem to be looking down on that given the topic of this thread).

I think everyone contributes in one way or another and should be respected for that.

Post # 5
8677 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Nope. Honest work is honest work. Some people just end up with an unfortunate job.

Post # 6
2670 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

@PositiveThinking:  I try really hard not to look down on anyone for ANY reason, but I especially would not look down on someone because of their job. That’s messed up. This is a problem your friend has with her way of thinking (and extreme insensitivity when expressing thoughts she ought to be keeping to herself.) This is *not* *your* problem. It’s hers. If I were you, I’d seriously consider telling her that you didn’t appreciate her judgmental attitude and words and that in the future you’d prefer not to hear such things again.

Post # 8
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I don’t look down on anyone for any type of employment. To me, a job is just something that everyone has to do to keep food on the table and have the money to pursue other things. It doesn’t define a person or really mean anything more than you want it to. Tell your “friend” to shove it. 

Post # 10
1463 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I love it when people who have a generous lifestyle handed to them make these kinds of comments (NOT!).  It’s not our place to judge people; we don’t know everyone’s life story and circumstances … and guess what?  It’s not our business!  I have worked as a legal assistant for many years but, back in the day, when I was just starting out, I worked at a law firm during the day and a pizza place at night.  It was exhausting working from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. five days a week, but I paid my bills; no one handed me a damn thing.  I did not consider it beneath me. 

Post # 11
1002 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

No way. It’s hard to get a job right now in the US and to me any job is a good job. I have two masters degrees and it took me forever to find a job so during that time I worked as a waitress.  Let me tell you, that job gave me a new outlook on a lot and I respect anyone out there working hard. 

Post # 12
6525 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@PositiveThinking:  i dont. 

If you are happy and your bills are paid on time, who the hell is anyone to tell you otherwise? Your friend is rude

Post # 14
309 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I look down on investment banking douche bags that hit on me at bars and act like they are smarter than me because they play with other people’s money for a living.  Actually, just anyone that has a superiority complex about their job, especially people that think they “work harder” because they make more money.

Post # 15
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I agree! I respect you WAY more for taking a job to pay the bills than I would for sitting at home and waiting for the perfect job to come to you!

The job market is BAD. Most people don’t have the luxury of waiting for their dream job to show up!

Post # 16
721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

@PositiveThinking:  Wow, that was really shitty of your friend to say. I’m sorry 🙁  I don’t look down on people or judge. People judge me, though. I’m a nanny, and people ask me when I’ll get a real job, too. I just politely smile, and say sweetly, “while you’re sitting at a desk, working at a place you hate, I get to play all day.” That usually shuts them up haha. Don’t let people get you down! 🙂

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