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Unread May 18th, 2011, 12:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I don't know about everyone but I don't like people know what I do for a living. Before anyone jumps to conclusions no its not pornography its something that pulled out at the last minute

Anyways I constantly get asked what do you do? I just tell them I have an agreement with a person that I will complete certain skilled or arduous tasks in exchange for monetary or exchange of services. They usually don't ask after that. Some think I'm a dick for not telling them but I dislike having to discuss the intricacies of my work and who I've met or what I saw blown that day.

Do you guys think its a big deal to know what everyone works as?

(Yes, I know there's a lot of innuendos thats just the way I talk.)
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Unread May 18th, 2011, 02:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't see the problem. It's up to you to decide whether you want to tell something to someone.

So, what do you do?
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Unread May 18th, 2011, 07:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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whats the bet, you're in porn industry?

and no i dont really care what people think of me when i tell them what i do for work.
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Unread May 19th, 2011, 10:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Do you guys think its a big deal to know what everyone works as?
No, but you can't blame people for trying to do small talk or for being interested in knowing what to do. If you don't feel like sharing, just don't. Unless it's your partner, I don't think most people will really care that you would rather not talk about it.
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Unread May 19th, 2011, 06:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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asking for your profession is just simply small talk. I don't think your problem is that people ask, it's that you don't want to tell them.

also, what do you do?
(sorry, but you're begging for this question)

and why exactly do you not want people to know about it?
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Unread Jun 5th, 2011, 10:00 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Okay, you're either works as a man-slave, a butler, in a mensclub, in a BDSM dungeon or as a fixer/cleaner; big deal!

Picking up on lilacfairy's post, I feel it's mostly that you're still kinda uncomfortable about your job.
I mean, there's a ton of bs excuses you could use for not telling any specifics about the people you work with (non-disclosure agreements being the easiest one).

The industry you work in has a certain stigma, which you're afraid to bring onto yourself and on the other hand also peaks people their curiousity.

Which ultimately gets us to the question... do you feel comfortable with the job you're doing?

For what it's could always tell them that you work on one of those trucks inspecting or cleaning the sewer pipes.
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