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"Controversial question" - which gender-atypical occupation could you/would you do?

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OK, this is a crazy question.

All of my college training deals is ultra-pratical -- how things go together and how to look at/evaluate money. Society stereotypes certain jobs as male (miner) and certain jobs as female (make-up artist), for example.

Is there an occupation typical of the other gender that you could do, or would do?

Since I asked the question, I'll go first. I practically live at Borders or Barnes and Noble, so I could have been a librarian (work with books and information all day, and get paid for it). It's far from my first occupational choice, but it's the only one that comes to mind that is not a male dominated field, not by a long shot. But could you imagine dealing with frustrated anal-retentive spinsters all day long? (I'm stereotyping). That part wouldn't be fun.

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Yes, i would love to take care of the house and the kids. I am kinda a slacker when it comes to making food and cleaning, but oh well, just well enough to make it look like i did something. I know its a ton of work, but i feel like it would be worth it. Plus i can teach my kids to be excellent video game players :D

sadly i have not found a girl who is willing to support my lazy ass to do so -_-

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I do not know about me. But I know one hot blonde girl that works on one of these on one of my landfill job site.

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Smokingly sexay. Let us just say that she can have a hoe down.

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Smokingly sexay. Let us just say that she can have a hoe down.

I hereby nominate Z-06 for worst pun of the year award.

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I hereby nominate Z-06 for worst pun of the year award.

You know those excavators are called back hoes or hoes in slang right?

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You know those excavators are called back hoes or hoes in slang right?

That would be what makes your statement a pun, yes. :P

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If I had the talent I'd love to be an interior designer, actually.

Chris

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Yes, i would love to take care of the house and the kids. I am kinda a slacker when it comes to making food and cleaning, but oh well, just well enough to make it look like i did something. I know its a ton of work, but i feel like it would be worth it. Plus i can teach my kids to be excellent video game players :D

sadly i have not found a girl who is willing to support my lazy ass to do so -_-

At this point, I am the stay at home Dad (illness prevents me from working for the past year). It's not a bad gig. I don't do laundry, make dinner, or do any "heavy" cleaning, as my wife still prefers to be the one that does it. My daughters do dishes 4 to 5 nights of the week, my wife does it 1 to 2 nights of the week, and if I am having muscle loss issues, my wife even mows the lawn. It is not uncommon for my wife to work 50+ hours each week and she doesn't mind.

I still wash the trucks and . . . uhhh, and . . . uhhh . . . well I . . .

Really though, I volunteer for many local needs, like being on the budget committee for our city. Since UPS won't let me come back, I have been out looking for a job that fits with my degree in accounting. Not working isn't all bad, as I only make a few hundred less each month than when I worked at UPS, thanks to personal disability insurance.

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I'll admit to being a slacker w/ housekeeping...which is why I have a yard service, pool service, and maid service (did when I was living in my condo also).

Libraries and books have long fascinated me, so a librarian--in a university research library --would be an interesting alternative reality career path for me.

Don't laugh, another one that is appealing to me would be to be a dog groomer.

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Since we're stereotyping people who work in specific careers, I'm a bit of a douchebag, does that mean I'd be a perfect architect?

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Just stay the course and go to law school. You'll fit right in. :P

I suppose I wouldn't mind cooking. There can be a certain art to it that gets lost when you've got to feed a room full of hungry mouths in between soccer practice, homework, etc. Ovens with timers can be a lifesaver. I've noticed that more men are taking it on, prefer to do it, and can even do a better job at it.

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Since we're stereotyping people who work in specific careers, I'm a bit of a douchebag, does that mean I'd be a perfect architect?

There ratio of douchebags to non-douchebags in the field of architecture is pretty high...

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There ratio of douchebags to non-douchebags in the field of architecture is pretty high...

Architects and designers always seem to have the coolest glasses, though.

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>>"You know those excavators are called back hoes or hoes in slang right?"<<

In slang, perhaps, but incorrectly. That's a track hoe (I've run a 300 myself); a back hoe is an entirely different animal.

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im a radiologic technologist (i take xrays), predominately female line of work (not a bad thing) but the worst part about it is... being called a nurse... :glare:

also hate it when people call me an xray technician. theres a difference. technicians only push a button. technologists do it all.

so if you come into anderson hospital and call me a nurse or a technician... expect no mercy or waiting for pain meds...

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so if you come into anderson hospital and call me a nurse or a technician... expect no mercy or waiting for pain meds...

Ill call you Radio Nurse Technician or RNT for short. Then i will make fun of how your made up name sounds like RENT which was a terrible movie.

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Ill call you Radio Nurse Technician or RNT for short. Then i will make fun of how your made up name sounds like RENT which was a terrible movie.

+500 damage :lol:

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Since we're stereotyping people who work in specific careers, I'm a bit of a douchebag, does that mean I'd be a perfect architect?

Yes. Like mustang said, the number of douche bags in architecture (either impractical while in school or too full of themselves while in the work world) is too big to escape detection.

On another note, many of them work at looking weird. That hurts the way those "paying the freight" perceive them, in my mind. But tell them that...

At least most lawyers look like their billing rates...not that that's a good thing...

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Victoria's Secret retail salesperson model.

...what?

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OK, this is a crazy question.

All of my college training deals is ultra-pratical -- how things go together and how to look at/evaluate money. Society stereotypes certain jobs as male (miner) and certain jobs as female (make-up artist), for example.

Is there an occupation typical of the other gender that you could do, or would do?

Since I asked the question, I'll go first. I practically live at Borders or Barnes and Noble, so I could have been a librarian (work with books and information all day, and get paid for it). It's far from my first occupational choice, but it's the only one that comes to mind that is not a male dominated field, not by a long shot. But could you imagine dealing with frustrated anal-retentive spinsters all day long? (I'm stereotyping). That part wouldn't be fun.

Do you have a response?

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I don't get the premise of your question. Maybe it's a generational thing, but I don't associate certain jobs as "male" or "female" jobs. And makeup artist is DEFINITELY a "male" job judging by the people at the cosmetic counters at the mall.

Maybe this is one of those things that doesn't translate well from Italian to English?

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I don't get the premise of your question. Maybe it's a generational thing, but I don't associate certain jobs as "male" or "female" jobs. And makeup artist is DEFINITELY a "male" job judging by the people at the cosmetic counters at the mall.

Could be...but there are certainly occupations, though, even today, that are predominantly male (construction worker, armed robber, computer programmer /software engineer (there are certainly women, but it's a tiny percentage), or predominantly female...

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Victoria's Secret retail salesperson

A friend of mine's wife was a Victoria's Secret salesperson when they met a few years ago. She's in telecom business sales now.

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And makeup artist is DEFINITELY a "male" job judging by the people at the cosmetic counters at the mall.

Maybe this is one of those things that doesn't translate well from Italian to English?

Or from looking at the credits at the end of a movie? But, still, you get the idea...

Funny @ the last comment...believe it or not, the stereotypes are fairly similar, with my relatives making smirky comments about male interior designers...

My attitude -- it's how YOU have to spend YOUR work day ... nobody needs to choose that for you.

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