About My Job: 'Being a Stay-at-Home Dad Is Like Unemployment'

By The Editors

We're asking readers to tell us what the public doesn't understand or appreciate about their jobs. Here are 11 of the most concise responses over Twitter or in comment sections.

The Dispatch
People don't understand that I need more info than "just send someone" to get help started

The System Administrator
I am a system administrator who runs big iron. No, I cannot fix your Vista issue. Geeks aren't fungible.

The Customer Support Worker
Yes, I do work in Customer Support and no, I am not in India. In fact, I am a real person, too!

The Pastor
Being a pastor doesn't mean working just one day a week. What do I do the other six? The list is too long.

The Slacker
Idleness has been considered a virtue by many philosophers.

The High School Teacher
I don't work "part-time."

The Social Media Guru
There's more to being a social media specialist than tweeting all day.

The Teacher
Good teaching requires hours of work in the evening and on weekends to prepare lessons and provide feedback to students.

The Physician
I wish people understood how much you have to really love others to be a physician.

The Psychotherapist
Three therapy sessions is not the charm.

The Interpreter
I translate ideas, not simply words.

The Stay-at-Home Dad

Being a stay-at-home Dad is like unemployment.


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