No matter what your job is, people will probably have some pretty weird misconceptions about what you do.
Your friends and your family might support your career wholeheartedly, but do they really know what you do on a day-to-day basis? Probably not.
It’s a universal pet peeve that the only people in your life who really understand your daily grind is your colleagues and a recent viral tweet has proven that fact.
Louie Mantia, an icon designer from America never expected his simple tweet to resonate with so many.
What‘s something that seems obvious within your profession, but the general public seems to misunderstand?
— Louie (@Mantia) July 1, 2018
The tweet garnered thousands of retweets and replies. Employees across the world saw it as their chance to set the record straight and demolish once and for all the common misconceptions that exist about their role.
Here we have rounded up just a few of our favourites.
librarians do, in fact, still exist
— Cat Jones (@__ccaatt__) July 2, 2018
Good teachers will not magically undo 15 ish years of bad parenting.
— Sue! (@Wander_Ponder) July 3, 2018
Archaeologists don’t deal with dinosaurs and few of us ever excavate abroad.
— Martin Rundkvist (@mrundkvist) July 2, 2018
That being great at Math doesn’t necessarily mean you can teach it well. The whole process entails knowing the concepts, using the correct pedagogical tools/methods to teach the concept & knowing how students learn. Also, that one method may work one day and not at all the next.
— Ella (@laminating_bg) July 2, 2018
Most companies have a major part of their process run via a complicated spreadsheet that was written by a clever but weird guy who left several years ago and all attempts to replace it are doomed.
— Chris Smith (@ChrisSamsDad) July 2, 2018
A). A mom doesn’t sit around all day doing nothing. B). A writer doesn’t sit around and do nothing. C). A mom who is a writer rarely can find enough time in the day to get everything accomplished.
— Jenny (@themightyscribe) July 2, 2018
Lawyers usually specialize in a certain field of law. So that means I may not be able to adequately answer your question about business formation, drug charges, civil rights violations, your grandfather’s mesothelioma case, trademark infringement and second degree murder.
— rubi elle (@RubyWooEsq) July 3, 2018
Being a graphic designer doesnt always mean that we excell in every single aspect of design. I got a friend who is excellent at typography, another who is better at logo design, I am more of an illustrator. We can do some things others do yet we all got our weaknesses somewhere.
— ????Sir McFuckleberry (@Sarkyfancypants) July 3, 2018
Most psychologists don’t want to read your mind or analyse you.
— Dr Glen Pennington (@Dr_GP_PhD) July 2, 2018
Even very good entomologists have a hard time identifying that bug you took a picture of with your cellphone camera from 10 feet away.
— Zoe Getman-Pickering (@Herbivory1) July 3, 2018
Not all corporate attorneys have sold their soul to the devil and greed. We’ve just sold all our free time.
— Russell Knowles (@RCannolis) July 3, 2018
Dental treatment isn’t as expensive as dental neglect.
— Tony J. (@JustTone4) July 3, 2018
Just because a coach played big time college ball doesn’t mean he is a great coach.
— Coach Mitchell Thornton (@mithornton74) July 4, 2018
DNA does not come back in a few hours like it does on TV.
— RoboCopDiva (@RoboCopDiva) July 3, 2018
PR is completely different from advertising. I cannot pay an editor to run a story about you ethically or legally
— Jena Luckman (@JenaLuckman) July 3, 2018