Whatever your job is, if you’ve been doing it for awhile, you’ve probably heard it all. As soon as you say whatever it is, someone will comment on it like they know all about your life. Well, you don’t. Being a blogger contains multitudes, okay?
Designer Louie Mantia asked his followers what people most often misunderstood about their jobs, and there are a lot of people who are incredibly frustrated with the general public.
What‘s something that seems obvious within your profession, but the general public seems to misunderstand?
— Louie (@Mantia) July 1, 2018
There are the overworked and underpaid college faculty:
Half your college teachers are adjuncts with no job security & will be gone by the time you need a recommendation. 1/4 are on the tenure track & bleeding out their eyeballs with overwork. The other 1/4 have normal jobs but they all have PTSD https://t.co/jAsK8oJbAO
— Eleanor Courtemanche (@ecourtem) July 2, 2018
Folks whose job it is to criticize popular culture—key word is job. They aren’t just complaining:
Journalists have been getting a really bad reputation the last few years, as we all know, and the truth is they’re mostly not all that elite:
Just because someone works for Netflix doesn’t mean they can control Netflix::
Reverends don’t have six days off a week, did you know?
Just because someone’s work involves a computer doesn’t mean the computer is doing the work:
Libraries are all stocked up on The Da Vinci Code, thanks:
We already have multiple editions of Jane Austen, Dr. Seuss, and the bestselling novel of eight years ago. If you donate another copy to us, we will not add it to the collection. Consider donating books to prison libraries, hospital libraries, and other libraries in need of them. https://t.co/7KdkJqoEUF
— Vromis, Metadata She-Dragon (@marccold) July 2, 2018
Stop complaining about video games taking so long to come out (which I guess is something people who play video games do):
During development, most video games aren’t especially fun and look very basic: It all comes together at the end. If we’re not showing to the public it’s because what we’d show wouldn’t impress you. If a game is delayed, trust me, you didn’t want to play the non-delayed version. https://t.co/fVH46CtZU7
— Dan Lowe (@danlowlows) July 2, 2018
Just because it sounds awesome doesn’t mean it’s not a real gig, with work involved:
Studying religion and being religious may relate, but they’re not synonymous:
Biblical scholarship is a rigorous academic pursuit comprising a number of disciplines.
Reading, reciting, and memorizing the bible is not biblical scholarship.
Biblical scholars can be religious and do critical scholarship on their own scriptures.
The bible isn’t a book. https://t.co/6VZydzKkXl
— Wil Fight Back (@WilGafney) July 2, 2018
The Earth is what’s going to kill us, according to this scientist:
Don’t ask your friends who do graphic design to draw you:
1. Service jobs are almost always understaffed so please be patient
2. Tipping service workers keeps them alive
3. The worker you’re yelling at is often likely to not be the person responsible for your complaint so please keep it low https://t.co/APGREiQfPh
— 🌊🦈BIG HEMIDICK ENERGY🦈🌊 (@cronchyshark) July 2, 2018
This is honestly something I hope everyone knows:
But this I cannot accept:
Archaeologists don’t deal with dinosaurs and few of us ever excavate abroad.
— Martin Rundkvist (@mrundkvist) July 2, 2018
If digging up old bones isn’t super cool, there’s no longer any point to blogging my way through archeology school.