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What do you do?

What do you do? I hate this question. I’ve never hated this question more than I do now at my current stage in life. When I was in university, my answer was simple: “I am an English major.” Somehow this five-word response satisfied any and all further inquiries into my personal life, besides, perhaps, the inevitable follow-up question: “so what are you planning to do with an English degree?” (which is – I’ll begrudgingly admit – a valid question for any liberal arts major in this economy. 600 more words


To do list: What are you doing?

What are you going to do with your life?

This is one of the worst things someone can ask me right now.

It actually keeps me up at night sometimes. 1,234 more words


"What do you do?" or "What is your job?"

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When someone asks you What do you do?, they’re asking about your job. In English, people don’t actually say… 78 more words

Formal & Informal Ways Of Speaking

You Ate What To Protect Your Brother?

It is all about the adventure. Yesterday afternoon I discovered I don’t have to be in the driver’s seat to enjoy an adventure. I probably already knew that, but the reminder was refreshing. 1,465 more words

Question to Ask Instead of “What Do You Do?”

Absolutely love this post on medium on what to ask instead of ‘what do you do?’

I find it a hard question to answer because I do so many different things. 52 more words


What do you do?

This question fills me with fear. Not because I sit at home doing nothing, but because I feel like anything I say will somehow not meet the expectations of the person asking me this loaded question. 642 more words

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I stopped turning out a CV years ago but whenever I meet someone new the #2 question remains, “So,tell me, what do you do?”

It appears that once we know the answer to that question our brain can quickly profile that person to give us a handle on… 572 more words