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.— Wil Fight Back (@WilGafney) July 2, 2018
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
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— 🌊🦈BIG HEMIDICK ENERGY🦈🌊 (@cronchyshark) July 2, 2018
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
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.
I grew up in a marginally superstitious family who brought some beliefs and hocus-pocus superstitions from the old country. I couldn't make too much noise late at night for fear of attracting a "jinn." I couldn't point at cemeteries or stare into a mirror for too long or my face would become deformed, and heaven help me if I was ever mean to or disobeyed my parents or grandparents, because then I'd be looking at a cursed life that would ruin me until the day that I died.
But the idea of "back luck" or stepping on cracks, walking under ladders, or stealing a black cat's macchiato isn't something that my family really bought into. Sure, we believed in supernatural stuff and the idea that karma gets back around to mess with you or your kids, but "bad luck"?
No honey, it isn't luck that's ruining your life, it's an unseen species of metaphysical monsters that exist in a different plane we know little about—but they are mentioned in the Quran, so be careful!
There are phenomena so unfortunate that simply looking at images of them will cause the same bad luck to befall you. So on this Friday the 13th, gaze upon these pictures with extreme caution.