People Break Down Which Professions They Believe Are Filled With A-Holes
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Some people can sense the kind of jobs do based on their temperament.


Restaurant servers are often infectiously charismatic and very personable. Are they actors? Chances are—at least in New York City or Los Angeles—the answer is yes.

Extroverts at a party can steal the show at a cocktail party, and one might conclude they are actors as well.

Maybe they are, but they might also be into sales.

These examples of job-linked personalities are stereotypes, of course.

But while we're on the subject, there is another cliché that is the topic of this Reddit thread.

Here is one in which Redditor Sauced_Penguin asked:

"What's a job that you just associate with jerks?"

The world of sales apparently can get pretty aggressive.

Stealing Customers

"Any job where you can steal customers from your colleague. Salespeople can be one."

pk1950

"Put. That. Coffee. Down. Coffee is for closers"

drawkbox

Long-Term Marketers

"MLM's on Facebook. Girl I haven't talked to since high school: 'hey girl!! Long time no talk! Guess how I've been losing weight?! You should try this product too!'"

"Like… ya. Ok thanks"

murphy_girl

"You're Hired!"

"3rd Party Recruiters. False charm, constant lies, ghosting people, spamming, terrible attention spans and an inability to simply read a darn resume to see what people actually do rather than just 1 keyword. 'Hey are you an Engineer or Artist? We have a role for you!' OK buddy, way to narrow things down…"

Significant-Dog-8166

Insurance Agents

"Whoever calls the shots at the insurance company."

– finney1013

Driven

"Worked in car sales for 2 years. Couldn’t get out of it fast enough. I felt like a sleaze ball, and I was the most honest salesman on the lot by a country mile."

– bigpancakeguy

Some people viewed those who represent artists in the entertainment industry as a big turnoff.

Putting On A Show

"I work in entertainment. Talent agents and managers top the list, then some talent themselves."

BitterPainting8429

The Band Manager

"Sh*t howdy that's true. I worked in the music industry until a little bit before [the virus] and some of the most baffling behavior I've ever seen comes from talent/ managers. I once was running a show where it was more or less a metal music showcase for NAMM years ago. There were some pretty big names on the list like Yngwie malmsteen, and a few other medium names in metal plus a bunch of smaller bands. Well it was supposed to be a showcase. 17 bands, 15 minute sets, supposed to be over before 10pm, started at 5 pm. No biggie I've had gigs like that before, but not with all this management there. Because it was a NAMM show there are a ton of sponsors and other bands, like on different stages as well. Long story short I get a few managers that try to fight for more time because their bands need it more. My spidey sense is tingling because a couple of the bands don't even talk to me they just send their manager to check in. Weird. Cut to the first band that plays over the set, just like 10 minutes over. Whatever.

"Well everyone noticed that and decided nothing mattered. The first few bands go 5 or 10 over which was manageable but not ideal. As soon as we get to the first 'big' act they just keep playing. 5...10...20 minutes over the set time. I go up to their manager and say if they don't get off now I'm turning off the stage and they'll look stupid ( no lights, backing tracks, keys or stage monitors at that point its really hard to keep playing) manager goes up in between songs and comes back to my booth and says 'they only have 2 more songs' and shrugs. I called security back to my booth, then shut down the stage and let them slowly realize they can't hear themselves and that they're all sliding out of sync. I get ran up on by the band and their manager after the show telling me how unprofessional I am and that they play over time all the time and nobody cares (which is bs). I just point at my 17 band list and told them to leave. Nobody else played over their time and that band got banned from playing NAMM events in the future so really super not worth it for them. I have so many more stories that's just the first that came to mind."

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"The video where Tobey Maguire is trying to pull out of a parking garage but they're blocking him in pretty much sums it up"

– DankieKang

Reps For The Stars

"I used to do event catering (big concerts) and almost everyone was cool, even the artists, except Alan Jackson who seemed to go out of his way to be an ahole. But once in a while someone who worked for an artist was just flat out sh**ty. I get that in a way that's their job so the 'star' doesn't have to, but it was so unnecessary. By far the worst example of this I ever witnessed was a tour manager for Dolly Parton. Now Dolly herself was very gracious (and short, like I knew she was short, but not THAT short) but her employee was horrid. Also cool: Bonnie Raitt, Steve Miller and Robin Williams. And none of their 'people' were jerks."

Pinkbeamoflight

The following people are in professions that look after your physical and mental health but can leave little to be desired in the personality department.

Fitness Trainers

"Personal trainers at a lifetime. Had this one incident where this trainer kept blatantly laughing at me whenever I I did my next set of deadlifts and it honestly disheartened me so much. I already had some hesitancy of getting on the stage area because it was so out in the open. Don't miss that particular place."

JmyKane

Body Coaches

"BeachBody coaches. Bleh"

averagebutgood

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They Can Go Either Way

"Every surgeon I've ever met was either one of the kindest, noblest, most intelligent people on the planet or a damn sociopath."

Relative_Count6087

"Surgeon here, for everyone saying 'yeah I wouldn't mind having an overconfident sociopath work on me' trust me...you do."

"The cocky surgeons are the ones who take the biggest risks and feel the least amount of empathy when considering the potential consequences. Not to mention they crush the morale of their support team which can often psych them out at critical moments. My talent comes from years hard work, not unearned arrogance, and more importantly I am comfortable enough with my own fallibility to double/triple check instead of just rolling the dice. Not controlling your ego is what gets people hurt and makes for a miserable work environment for everyone else around you. It's a shame that surgeons are associated with being jerks and it's an even bigger shame that most of them deserve it."

RunsWithApes

God Complex

"Worked for/with surgeons for 4 years. I confirm this. Also age doesn't mean anything. God complex is really a thing in that field."

paulethanol

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