Tell Me What People Don't Understand About Your Job

By Derek Thompson

The Atlantic is launching a new feature, and it's all about you.

Picking up where Conor Friedersdorf left off last year, we're asking all of our readers to send us a paragraph or two in response to the question: What's the one thing people don't understand or appreciate about your job?

Last year, the entries astounded and impressed us. We heard from lawyers and teachers and historians and journalists. We want more. No matter your profession or industry, we want to hear from you.

Type your response in the comment section below, or email us at aboutmyjob1@gmail.com*. All submissions will be published anonymously. (If you really want us to include your first name so you can demonstrate conclusively to friends that it's you, we can do that, too.) We hope to roll out the first batch of responses later this week.

Thank you! We look forward to reading your responses and publishing them here at The Atlantic.

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*We're collecting Tumblr responses here, as well.

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