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Kibi

Babeasaurus Sex
Does your job role confuse people?

Do people often mistake what your role within a company is?

For example I do marketing - I am not a sales person I am a communications person but people get it wrong all the time.

I find it frustrating and disheartening!
 

sunrise

aka ginger warlock
V.I.P.
I do find it funny when people find out I work in IT and they comment "oh really? well I have been having problems with my pc, I think its when I plug something in it goes wrong, what do I do?", erm, as you have told me nothing and I can't see you computer how am I meant to know?! Also when I used to work for IT Support at a well known Mobile Phone Provider people would ask me about tariffs etc, they were very confused when I told them I did not work in sales so therefore have no idea about tariffs...
 

shelgarr

Registered Member
I do QC/QA of data and reports in preclinical and clinical research in the development of drugs. Yeah, it is very difficult for people to crasp my job. A few times I've gone through a sequence of tasks for people so that they can get better feel for it. Despite what I say though it isn't clear to people why it all exists in the first place. LOL.
 

Oooh_snap

Living on the 0th floor
V.I.P.
People don't really get confused about my position at work so much as it is straightforward when i explain to them what I do. However, what is disheartening to me is when I tell people I work from home, and they translate that into "I sit at home watching tv, surfing the internet, and touching myself all day."

In a typical week, I work well over 40 hours a week, while going to school, and I don't get paid hourly, I get paid per how much work I put out, so I don't just sit around all day in my house raking in money that I'm not working for. Most people don't know what my job is before I explain it, but they get it after that.. It is just the people that assume I don't have a real job that bother me the most.
 
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