Zo zie je maar weer, je bent niet de enige met misverstanden over je werk

Als er toch wel iets irritant is wanneer je het met niet-collega’s over je werk hebt, is het feit dat er al-tijd misverstanden over bestaan. Of je nu in het ziekenhuis werkt, een journalist bent, therapie geeft of in het onderwijs werkt: sommige mensen lijken jouw werk soms niet zo te snappen.

Misverstanden over je werk

Het moge duidelijk zijn dat je niet de enige bent. Twitteraar Louie vroeg aan zijn volgers om hun misverstanden te delen.

Louie on Twitter

What’s something that seems obvious within your profession, but the general public seems to misunderstand?

En eh, dat waren er nogal wat. Wij hebben de beste antwoorden voor je verzameld:

1. Archeoloog

Martin Rundkvist on Twitter

@Mantia Archaeologists don’t deal with dinosaurs and few of us ever excavate abroad.

2. Liefdes-, familie- en sekstherapeut

Maggie Gitu on Twitter

@Mantia Marriage, Family & Sex Therapist: – my marital status does not impact my knowledge, wisdom, empathy or ethics. – therapy takes time; maybe weeks, maybe months. Don’t expect me to help you “fix” in one session what took years to destroy. – sex problems are rarely about sex.

3. Auteur

Katharine Coldiron on Twitter

@Mantia Writing a novel is not remotely the same kind of work as writing 1) a high school paper 2) a press release 3) a grocery list

4. Spraakpatholoog

Pamela Terrell on Twitter

@Mantia I can evaluate the speech and language skills of a young child, before he/she utters the first real word.

5. Acteur

Seth Rogen on Twitter

@Mantia Entourage is not realistic.

6. Leraar

Lindsay on Twitter

@Mantia Teaching is an incredibly hard skill to learn and requires way more ongoing training than non-teachers (including many college profs, alas) think it does.

7. Leraar voortgezet onderwijs

Jay Bullock, #TeamKelda on Twitter

@Mantia Teaching high school is performing one or more new one-act plays every day, with reviewers who never see a show and an audience of hormone-riddled screen addicts who wouldn’t notice if you died mid-slideshow. I will never love anything more.

8. Neuroloog

Matt Wall #FBPE #StopBrexit on Twitter

@Mantia Psychologist = Scientist who studies the mind. Psychiatrist = Doctor who treats mental disorders. Neuroscientist = Scientist who stidies the brain. Neurologist = Doctor who treats disorders of the nervous system.

9. Frans-Engels leraar

Andrew Levine on Twitter

@Mantia A person who speaks multiple languages, and acts as an intermediary so that people who don’t speak the same language can converse aloud with one another, is not called a “translator”.

10. Lokale verslaggever

Still lost in Westworld on Twitter

@Mantia Local news reporters do not cover POTUS. They do cover city hall, crime, military, local economy, etc. They do not get paid more for controversial stories, but will be unemployed, and your local gov’t left unchallenged, if you don’t subscribe to digital editions and support them.

11. Elk beroep in de creatieve industrie

Aaron Rayburn on Twitter

@Mantia That working in the creative industry relies heavily upon your ability to sell ideas no one has ever seen before to people without an imagination

12. Massagetherapeut

Thatgermangirl on Twitter

@Mantia Giving a massage is not easy, no my hands don’t hurt unless I’ve been going for 5+ hours without a break, no you aren’t getting a ‘happy ending’, and no I’m not some kind of hippy without schooling.

13. Verpleegster

Michelle Chalfoun on Twitter

@Mantia Nurses are underpaid. We are not all sexy. We work outside of hospitals too. We are often hourly wage workers who don’t get paid if we don’t work, and insurance companies cover everything medical ( doctors, specialists, therapists, procedures, equipment) but not nursing hours.

14. Bibliotheekmedewerker

Cat Jones on Twitter

@Mantia librarians do, in fact, still exist

15. Röntgenoloog

Welke misverstanden hoor jij altijd over je werk?

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