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What do you wish people understood about your job?

Asked by laureth (27086 points ) February 2nd, 2009

What do people believe about your job that might not be true?

I’ll start. When I was a grocery cashier, people in my line always told me that they wish they had a job as easy as mine, because “All I do is stand there scanning stuff all day.” But that’s not exactly true – we also had to sweep, mop, know about what we were scanning in, front grocery shelves if we had a slow moment, and basically always be moving, plus dealing with customers. People think it’s an easy job, but it’s not.

What does the public misunderstand about your job? (It might also help to tell what your job is, for context.)

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