(Closed) Which comments/attitudes from others about your profession do you dislike most?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 77
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

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@starfishnight:  It did thanks! Tragically the stuff I have seen is a lot of “throw meds at it until compliant!”. CBT is so interesting! 

 

Also, why in the world do people think/want stupid teachers? Especially elementary teachers,  its hard to get into most any profession later in life if your teachers were just “baby sitters” instead of teaching vital things like how to read,  or do basic math,  or to have a basic knowledge of the world around you at minimum. I come from a family of teachers,  and I see how hard and thankless their job is,  I couldn’t do it for sure!  At least for sure not kids,  college maybe.  

Post # 78
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

“oh a social worker, you take people’s kids away right?”

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@AirForceWife78:  whaaat!? Seriously? Who thinks that its okay to make comments like this? I’ve always thought that profession was really admirable. I consider you guys the ones that often save children

 

I’m a federal investigator. Most people assume I’m an overpaid government employee that does nothing all day. I also get, “Why do you think its okay to listen to our phone conversations?!?!” Haha umm… I’m not personally listening to anyone’s conversations. As if they’d be saying anything of interest to me anyway ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 79
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’m a data analyst for our state’s department of human services, specifically I work lin the aging services side to help keep elderly and disabled people in theor homes instead of going to a nursing facility.  ‘You work for DHS? so you’re a baby killer.’ I finally got annoyed enough that I replied to someone, ‘no, I work in aging. I kill grandma instead of babies.’

 

Also, data analysts are socially awkward,  linear thinkers who have OCD and look like Dilbert. I’m sure its disappointing to see I don’t have tape-adorned glasses, a pocket protector, or high water pants.

 

Post # 80
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

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@AirForceWife78:  haha yea I studied social work and did a placement in the men’s prison, no kids involved there!!! Thank god ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 81
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Honey bee

I work in K-12 school administration, so I do a lot of operations management and help ensure the school stays open/has the funds needed to operate. It’s not exciting, but support staff is necessary. 

However, I constantly hear from teachers that 1) my job isn’t that hard and 2) that we should be more “lean” in the administration department. Ok, I work 50-60 hours a week (at work, plus I work from home) and have 5 weeks less vacation than they do. Oh, and some of the teachers make more than me. I also arrive earlier and leave a lot later.

We actually do lots of teacher appreciation stuff at school, but have never done admin appreciation stuff.  It takes a lot of hard work, energy and talent to operate a school on a daily basis, and my team deals with a lot of stuff so teachers don’t have to. I just wish they would recognize that.

Don’t get me wrong, I respect and appreciate teachers, but both of our jobs are needed and should be valued equally. FWIW, my husband is a teacher. ugh, end rant.

 

 

 

Post # 82
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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@starfishnight:   I worked at planned parenthood. You can’t even imagine the horrible things people say to you. Seriously vile things get spewed. Some of the tame ones, I have had people tell me that I force abortions on people and that I also cause teen pregnancy by giving bc… wtf?!

 

I had a co worker who when she was pregnant had a protester tell her that they hoped her baby died like the babies you kill everyday. For real. Vile vile shit.

Post # 83
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Fiance and I are both in school, but I HATE the negative comments towards my major I get from his friends. He’s in pharmacy school, so they’re all insanely smart science geek types, which is awesome. I, however, am a social work major who hates anything that has to do with science or numbers. One of his friends said “Oh, is that even a real job? It’s a good thing you’ll be marrying someone who can actually make money.” 

 

I wanted to punch her.

Post # 84
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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@ddstobe2015:  i actually love my dentist! he’s pretty awesome.

  

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@SarahCF:  i work at a law firm (i’m not a lawyer) and i know even though the attorneys at my firm are making 6 figures, they’re all still paying off their law school loans so they really don’t have as much money as people think they do. i admit before working here, i assumed all attorneys were rich. :-/

 

my current job is a jill of all trades at a small law firm. i started out as the receptionist (and still am but now do a bunch of other stuff in addition) and people assumed i was uneducated because i was “just the receptionist”. receptionists are severely underappreciated. 

Post # 85
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have a BA in animation and game design so EVERYBODY assumes that I have a degree in art and I get a lot of “Oh, you can make money doing that?”….why yes…yes you can.

 

And Fiance was in the Marines for 4 years and now he is in his IRR portion of his service and some of the things we hear about that are insane! Civilians just don’t know how to react, there was a girl in his class who asked him if he has killed anyone! WHAT!!!! WHO SAYS THAT?!!?

Post # 87
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Honey bee

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@MissParrot:  my husband is a physical education teacher and his class always gets bumped from the gym for various activities because it’s not “that important.” Ok, how can he teach about healthy choices and active lifestyles when he doesn’t even have a space to do it?

Post # 88
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

Currently,  I work at a pizza chain.  I am SO TIRED of people treating me like I am dumber than a doornail or some sort of hick because of where we are located (middle of nowhere).

I have a bachelor’s degree and a real estate license,  but I moved out to the boonies with Fiance to support his career. There are very few options here for work,  and I would love to be doing just about anything else,  but it is temporary.  

People are so rude to me because they assume I haven’t finished high school and that this is the only job I can get.  In reality,  I am extremely over qualified,  and them treating me that way only makes me hate my job more. 

Post # 90
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’m a realtor – people act like I just waltz in a house in a pair of stilettos, say ‘this is the living room’ and collect my percentage at closing. Girl, please it ain’t that easy.

And if I hear ‘···on HGTV’ or ‘···Zillow’ one more time I’m going to punch someone in the face! :p

 

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