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Slightly embarrassed about my job

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian W. Barrett Mar 12, 2013. 25 Replies

Now I know that a job is a job I'm well aware of that but I can't help but be embarrassed about what I do. I'm a 21 year old single male, and I work at an abattoir (slaughterhouse). Arguably not the…Continue

 

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Brian W. Barrett replied to Jake D. Ripley's discussion Slightly embarrassed about my job
""So what do you do?" "I'm a mattress tester." They usually get the point of I don't want to talk about it or its not important, or a "poking" ensues where we make fun of each other. Make a game of it…"
Mar 12, 2013
Betz replied to Jake D. Ripley's discussion Slightly embarrassed about my job
"The only thing that is wrong with it is it is awkward and tiresome having to have those conversations defending my profession in social settings frequently.  I'm not really sure what your concern is beyond that."
Mar 6, 2013
Glendale Eugene replied to Jake D. Ripley's discussion Slightly embarrassed about my job
"You're right Mr. Bauer, He didn't. Nor did he say Falsely. He of course had no reason to plead guilt or innocence. None of us should feel compelled to plead fogivness or understanding for being who and what we are. Obnoxious people be…"
Mar 6, 2013
Jack Bauer replied to Jake D. Ripley's discussion Slightly embarrassed about my job
"What's wrong with being falsely accused?  Self-answering question. He said it was awkward, not debilitating.  People are obnoxious.  Obnoxious people cause awkwardness.  Not-so-obnoxious people have to deal with, or…"
Mar 6, 2013
Will replied to Jake D. Ripley's discussion Slightly embarrassed about my job
"I don't see a problem.  If you think the image of an abattoir might put someone off her lunch, maybe. I think joking about it's fine, as long as it's not gross. "I work at an abattoir.  I'm a vegetarian.  Now…"
Mar 6, 2013
Glendale Eugene replied to Jake D. Ripley's discussion Slightly embarrassed about my job
"Accused? Excuse me but what is so wrong with being accused? Unless being fascist or racist for defending the 5-O is wrong, un-American or illegal these days? Perhaps we all need to stop fretting over being accused of beingwrong  instead of…"
Mar 6, 2013
Betz replied to Jake D. Ripley's discussion Slightly embarrassed about my job
"I live in a very liberal community (San Francisco) and I am an attorney for police officers.  That often becomes awkward since most people in the Bay Area are very anti-police and you often get accused of being a fascist or racist when you…"
Mar 6, 2013
Joey replied to Jake D. Ripley's discussion Slightly embarrassed about my job
"The fact that a woman would be taken back by your working at a slaughterhouse is a testament to just how shallow our women are these days. She might have been just as taken back if you would have said: "Oh, me? I don't work! I'm on…"
Mar 3, 2013
Nate Thallas replied to Jake D. Ripley's discussion Slightly embarrassed about my job
"A vegetarian working in a slaughterhouse... Out of respect, i will avoid making a joke on the subject, although i'm sure you've heard them all and wouldnt mind. There is no reason to be bashful about your employment, and a previous comment…"
Mar 3, 2013
Rich T replied to Jake D. Ripley's discussion Slightly embarrassed about my job
"Just tell them you are a rendering specialist and leave it at that. If they continue to question tell them that it has to do with the production of cosmetics. She might be wearing some of your products."
Feb 18, 2013
Rebekah replied to Jake D. Ripley's discussion Slightly embarrassed about my job
"I agree with the consensus. Also, do your best to get over the embarrassment. Easier typed than done, I know. But yours sounds like honest work. No reason to be embarrassed."
Feb 18, 2013
AdamR replied to Jake D. Ripley's discussion Slightly embarrassed about my job
"Obviously it doesn't sound like you will be doing this for the rest of your life since it probably isn't your passion, but I think the kind of woman worth marrying will be happy that you are willing to do things you don't like to…"
Feb 18, 2013
Milo Morris replied to Jake D. Ripley's discussion Slightly embarrassed about my job
"I don't give out advice about relationship matters with women. But seriously...where the hell do they think meat comes from??"
Feb 18, 2013
Nick H replied to Jake D. Ripley's discussion Slightly embarrassed about my job
Feb 18, 2013
Jack Bauer replied to Jake D. Ripley's discussion Slightly embarrassed about my job
"Ever thought about just calling yourself a "butcher" at the outset, rather than a "slaughterhouse employee"?  I know there's probably a difference.  But, people probably understand butchers better.  You can…"
Feb 18, 2013
Jack Bauer replied to Jake D. Ripley's discussion Slightly embarrassed about my job
"Heh.  Well played. JB"
Feb 18, 2013

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