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Do You Tell People What You Do For A Living?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Vicky, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. Vicky

    Vicky Active Member

    I used to but now I think its no-ones business.

    I'm starting to think though I need to come up with something creative because i keep getting people asking me lol
  2. BlackJacket

    BlackJacket Well-Known Member

    I tell them I do work for Government programs. Then I walk away...
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  3. borbole

    borbole Well-Known Member

    Yes, when I get asked about it by someone I usually tell him/her what I do for a living.
  4. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Reason for my existence:
    (1) Try to keep the wife Happy.
    (2) Play the Wii (my son)
  5. John L.

    John L. Well-Known Member

    If I tell them my title, I will get confused looks. I typically just say "I build web sites."
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  6. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    ditto (y)
  7. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

    I tell them
    "I do many Volunteering" or "currently, I don't have a job" other times I tell the truth. It always depend on who you are talking too
  8. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  9. petertdavis

    petertdavis Well-Known Member

    I used to say something like that too, but then people started referring web design clients to me and that's not what I wanted so I just tell people that I work for "a startup" instead. Most people can at least get that concept a little bit.
  10. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    I broadcast video game tournaments over the internets. Lots of people, for some odd reason, enjoy watching other people play video games online.
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  11. BlackJacket

    BlackJacket Well-Known Member

    Thats weird... :D
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  12. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    So you are a Broadcaster ! :)
  13. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    Yes, I am setting up right now for a broadcast at: http://twitch.tv/8wayrun
  14. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I left after hearing "ULTIMATE MARVEL vs CAPCOM 3" for the 100th time ! :)
  15. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    When I worked for The UN (United Nations) I was so very proud of myself and excited to have that job. But I learned that telling people you work for The UN or even placing that on your resume... People think you're crazy or making it up.

    The Sum of All Fears --- good movie. One of my favorite cips from it is when he tells his girlfriend who he really works for. Simply put, that is exactly the response I use to get.

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  16. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Heh. Pretty funny stuff.
    Great job.
    I thought the commentators were pretty great !
  17. Fred Sherman

    Fred Sherman Well-Known Member

    No, they never understand it
  18. 0xym0r0n

    0xym0r0n Well-Known Member

    I used to tell people I was a DTP (Desktop Publisher) and then went on to Web Developer. I find most of what I've done is not something that most people understand. Even when I sat down with clients to discuss a project - Some of them that I knew C++ or whatever is needed to make actual programs for the computer >.>

    Now I mainly stick to saying I'm a simple store manager. I've sort of given up on being a web dev/designer of any sort. Most of what I produce is for hobby and I can't help but wonder wtf half my clients are thinking when they want certain jobs done.... There's a comic somewhere describing what made me quit freelancing.

    Some people wanted sites done in a week and at my rate I was like o_O find someone else. I'm not a slave! My fave part was how I was doing all this work in HS while my friends were still surviving off an allowance given to them. They dismissed my job as some sort of ugly chore and now that they're all 'professionals' they want free hook-ups! BAH! So I'm 'retired'.
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  19. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    When I managed my own web hosting company and I told people I was a web host ..... Ya, that was a long conversation on how the Internet works.

    So I later told them web master and some of them understood that, but still were puzzled. So I told them I made web sites (excluding the title) and most people figured that was a dead end job, with no further, and something only teens in Jr. High School did. o_O:confused:

    Ironically, most people (here) still see it that way. :rolleyes:

    And yet.... When they want something done who do they call? :ROFLMAO:

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