Sometimes we need a good viral hashtag to see our jobs in a new light. The trending #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob has got people appreciating what their gigs are actually like, because the stock photo versions are too ridiculous:
Everyone is sharing what the stock photo companies and photographers of the world think their average work day looks like, and it's pretty ridiculous.
We've got the weirdly sexual pics:
The insanely incompetent pics:
A pediatrician, shown here about to test the primitive eye poke reflex, also known as the Three Stooges reflex. If present, the baby will place their hand vertically against the nose while saying nyuk nyuk nyuk. #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob pic.twitter.com/5yXFb5kxHa— Clay Jones (@skepticpedi) May 7, 2018
And a bunch that are just...confusing....
But one problem that popped up for women in certain careers was that they couldn't even really find a stock photo of another woman doing their job, bad or good:
I am a farmer.— Sophie Barnes (@SheepishSophie) May 6, 2018
Therefor I’m obviously 35+ yrs old, male and only wear checked shirts.
I like to stand in paddocks inspecting my crops with my arms folded.#BadStockPhotosOfMyJob
Not one picture could be found of a young female farmer. I should be shocked... I’m not. pic.twitter.com/cHdaAewhEu
Give the ladies some better options, stock photographers, so we can at least laugh instead of cry!