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Women Poke Fun At How Inaccurately Their Professions Are Portrayed In Media

Everything always looks better in the movies. Women have naturally blown-out hair, flawless skin, and super cool professions that they're crazy passionate about. In the media world, there's never a dull day at work, which we all know couldn't be farther from the truth. A Reddit user started a thread about what media gets wrong about people's jobs, and the women of Reddit really pulled through on this one. Scroll down to find out if everything you've been seeing in the movies has been one big lie. 

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    Art - Posted by u/MostlyALurkerBefore 1 day ago What do you do for a living and how accurately is your profession depicted in media? What do people get right? What do they get totally wrong?
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    This question got me thinking - all the cool jobs I've seen in movies and TV shows don't play out like that IRL? Let's dive into the thread below! 


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    Font - sebeed 1 day ago being unemployed what they get wrong: its fun and relaxing all the time! you get to do whatever you want! no stresses! yay! play video games all day and party all night! what they get right: if you dont force your life into some sort of structure (like getting up and going to bed at the same time) your interpersonal relationships, mood, and lifestyle habits (showering, dressing, etc) go to shit what they then get wrong: that it only takes 2 weeks or less to get to this po
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    We're starting this one off with unemployment, essentially the opposite of a profession. IT really is easy to get back into a routine if you try hard enough, so enjoy the FUNemployment while you look for a new job. 


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    Font - frenchdipsandwiches 1 day ago Engineer/manager. As a 48 year old woman engineer..we barely get depicted at all.

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    Human body - _lovelylovely_ 1 day ago HR, I promise we're not all a bunch of Toby's.
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    Font - 2 Meretneith 1 day ago · edited 1 day ago I'm an archaeologist. No, we don't do dinosaurs. No, we are not treasure hunters out for gold in amazing trap-filled caverns. Most of our work is pottery fragments and dirt in different colors. No, bringing "that weird bone" you find in you backyard in central Europe to an Egyptologist will not result in them telling you exactly what it is and how old it is. It's like going to a dentist with heart problems. I could go on for quite a while. EDIT wi
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    Human body - 2 drunkenknitter 1 day ago I'm a librarian. I have literally never touched a physical book in my job. I don't have cats. I'm not shy and withdrawn. The cardigans are pretty spot on though.
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    Font - RosesAndPoinsettias 1 day ago I work in the fashion industry as a designer and stylist. The media has no clue what working in fashion is like. They get parts of it right, and others spectacularly wrong. They seem to think you can just swan in, draw a few dresses and get paid. No. It takes hundreds of hours, demanding clients, so much paperwork, hundreds of NDAS, conferences, design samples, travelling all over the country, consultations with every bloody person alive.

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    Font - sunnyfel 1 day ago · edited 22 hours ago Marketing executive And let me tell you the most recent one that infuriated me : Emily in Paris. Because it's full of cliches on bith marketing and on France (my country). Most of the times, the movies depict someone that • does drugs (cocaine seems to give so many genius ideas) • doesn't work that much (hello going to work at 9-10 and leaving early to go "socialize") • shows up with a whole marketing campaign in 5min with no consideration on budge
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    Font - florallover 1 day ago Im a primary school teacher. No the kids don't sit and wait for us patiently while we walk into class. No the kids don't all sit there and listen without interrupting. No us teachers don't just write things on the board while the kids copy it down. In reality teachers work long hours, do so much overtime to prepare resources, plan lessons, mark assessments, reply to emails, make sure we meet curriculum standards outside out of the school hours. The kids are constantl
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    Font - bluepanda159 1 day ago I am a doctor in a hospital (rotating around specialties atm) • one-in-a -million cases do not come in every day • our average patient is over 70, not 20-50 and very attractive -Most patient's do not die- and the ones who do were already dying I.e. cancer or very old etc. Fit, young healthy people rarely drop dead • Routine surgery is routine. Usually no major dramas with patient's coding and hemorrhaging everywhere. If it was that dangerous we wouldn't do it quite
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    Font - sunshineandhail 23 hours ago I'm a nurse and was going to say the same thing about the attractiveness of everyone. About 5% of doctors/nurses/healthcare staff I have worked with I would consider very attractive, 10% attractive and the rest just average looking people. I've also never ever known anyone to be getting it on at work. I'm not sure what the culture is anywhere else but in the UK you would straight up get sacked for it. Also who's got the f-ing time? You're lucky to get a lunch
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    Font - bagoice 1 day ago I'm a flight attendant. Yes I get to travel and meet new people. No I don't cheat in my monogamous relationship, I'm not drunk every night of the week, and I don't care to talk to pilots most days. Customers are hard to handle and I miss a lot of holidays. But hey free flights, health benefits, and 401k
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    Font - TenaciousToffee 1 day ago · edited 1 day ago I mean bartenders are always just in the background and you get maybe one line. Really my bar is more about relationships and I'm often talking all day to folks. I hate how in TV characters go "get me a beer" and they get poured a (often light) beer. Even in the shittiest bar we have more than one beer. I will ask you to really tell me what you want or else I'll pour you my most expensive craft beer. Every bartender in shows are model hot, Ken
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    Font - YoureNotAGenius 1 day ago Medical Scientist. Whenever they film our lab, they make us put coloured water in vials and move it around with pipettes. All fake
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Abby is a wandering soul who is incapable of staying in one place for too long. Her passions include travel, dance, karaoke, meditation, and cheesy fries. When she's not clacking away at her laptop and talking shit on the internet, you can find her tearing up the dance floor on a night out on the town.