do you feel shame to tell others about your job?

United States
September 2, 2009 3:14pm CST
For some people, they are not working in an office, or big corporate, or holding a high position, they might feel shame to tell others what they did. Once, their friends ask what actually do you do? it might be an awkward situation to tell the truth. He maybe a production line worker, with minimal wages. So, do you feel shame to tell others what do you do? Because of the job title, and the money you eanr?
8 responses
• United States
2 Sep 09
I fell ashamed to tell them I am not working right now. I have been out of work, and trying to start my own daycare business. It is not off the ground yet, and is taking forever. Everyone has been asking for a year, and finally now I am ashamed. It is taking too long!
• United States
2 Sep 09
Feel, hate typos! Wish I could fix it myself in the ealier post.
@Care4Pets (179)
• United States
2 Sep 09
No, not anymore. I don't make a lot of money, but I LOVE what I do and it is my passion. Finally, after over 10 years of various jobs, I have landed a job as a receptionist for a veterinary hospital. Animals have been my passion for many years now, so it was only natural that I eventually get a job where I can interact with them on a regular basis. With my pride, joy and love for what I do, I never have any problems telling someone what I do for a living. They may look down their nose at me because I don't make a ton of money and because I'm full of fur by the end of my shift, but I wake up everyday ready to start anew and grateful to have a job that I enjoy so much. :)
• United States
2 Sep 09
And that is so much more important than if someone looks at you distastefully for a few moments, you're the one who sleeps great at night and is excited about the next day. It is hard to remember in this modern world but it isn't how much money you make it's about how much difference you make. In the lives of your loved ones, community, pets, friends, and the world.
• United States
2 Sep 09
If you are ashamed of what you do and someone asks "What do you do for a living?" You could always ask back "Why, so you can pretend to be interested?" That's from Fight Club.
• United States
2 Sep 09
I like that response to the question. :)
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
4 Sep 09
There was a time that i was quite ashamed to tell my friends where i work... because i am a professional teacher who is qualified to teach in college... but i chose to work in the office... because i wanted to spend more time with my daughter which is quite impossible if i work as a teacher... Then i realized that a lot people will kill to have the my job... because of the flexible time... less pressure... and i work at my own pace... so now... everytime i am asked where i work... i immediately say it with pride...
@sredith (239)
• United States
4 Sep 09
I don't feel at all ashamed, even though people try to make me feel like I should be! I work for a text answers service, I'm in charge of my own schedule, so that makes me in charge of the amount of money I make or don't make, and I get to work in my pajamas, doing an easy job, and stopping whenever I want. I don't have to ask for a day off it I want it, I just take one. Plus I have all the time in the world to do the things that I like to do, and I can get my money whenever I want it, so really, I don't see a downside. Others, however, try to make me feel guilty because I don't leave the house to work, and they say that my job is a "real" job. It's ridiculous. If I do something for money, and I have to pay taxes, it's a real job!
@ucue2008 (926)
• Malaysia
3 Sep 09
Used to be I am, but now I don't care. At least I have a proper job even though it far from my degree, and many my friends have a very good job. My current job is not my stop in achieving more, so I plan to improve and for me, everybody should feel proud of their work, happy mylotting
@jimntam (93)
• United States
2 Sep 09
I do because I know I could have done better than barely over min. wage. I see all the "kids" that I went to High School with on face book and how they went to college and got real careers and how I started having kids right out of High School. Never really went to college except for a few classes at a community college. They applied themselves and got the good jobs.
@UK_Shree (3604)
2 Sep 09
I don't think anyone should be ashamed of what they do, no matter what it is. We are all different in terms of what we are capable of, so what's there to be ashamed of? I actually think if you do a job that may not be very high profile it is something to be quite proud about. It means that you are a hard-working and honest person.