When meeting new people, one of the first questions you’re asked (other than your name) is usually something along the lines of, “so what do you do for a living?” While it’s easy to just give a run-of-the-mill answer without any detailed explanations, professionals on Twitter are giving a new spin to their answers with #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob. Stock photos are a gold mine of hilarious memes and these badly portrayed jobs may or may not accurately describe a profession:
I always give a thumbs up after a pelvic exam, it’s so not creepy at all #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob pic.twitter.com/wzOW0ULr1f
— Jennifer Gunter (@DrJenGunter) May 6, 2018
This may be a tweet from two years ago but it’s the one that started it all. A visit to the OB/GYN is probably one of the most awkward and intimate things you’ll ever have to put up with. What would you do after braving through minutes of awkward small talk as you’re being examined and receive a thumbs up? Okay, thank you… Heh.
As a manager I sneak up on my subordinates and use a binocular to check for non work related stuff on their computer screens. #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob pic.twitter.com/2uUAiS1AX6
— Jan (@Bumix) June 22, 2020
Now, this is another level of micromanaging. Oh, to be a manager whose only task is to sneak up on their employees. Have you encountered a boss like this? Don’t worry, we won’t tell.
This profession has one of the funniest entries:
A very important part of my job as an accountant is carefully stacking up quarters while I lean importantly over printouts of various charts and graphs.#BadStockPhotosOfMyJob pic.twitter.com/1nBMyIKXkU
— Lauren Aquino (@lap014) June 22, 2020
That much barya would’ve been really useful in our daily commute before the quarantine. Also another situation: that familiar coin-counting bonanza as a kid at the end of the year when you finally crack your piggy bank open.
Gotta find that fraud! #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob pic.twitter.com/NqhF2Ns07I
— Chris Kelly (@cjkelly86) June 23, 2020
Magnifying glasses are truly essential in an accountant/auditor’s life. It makes them solve cases faster just like a true detective.
Didn’t you know that all accounants carefully arrange their glasses on their laptop while using a calculator in ‘off’ mode and drawing aimlessly on pie charts?#BadStockPhotosOfMyJob pic.twitter.com/7LvQs1HoYC
— Lauren Aquino (@lap014) June 22, 2020
Because they probably always need to make their workspaces Instagram flat lay ready.
Voice Over Artist
IS THIS CLOSE ENOUGH
CAN YOU HEAR ME IN THERE
I JUST DRANK A LOT OF WATER AND MY MOUTH IS ALL WET AND SPRAYING SPIT
SPIT IS GOOD FOR MICROPHONES RIGHT
THIS MICROPHONE TASTES EXPENSIVE
IS THIS MICROPHONE EXPENSIVE
THIS IS GONNA SOUND AMAZING YOU GUYS#BadStockPhotosOfMyJob pic.twitter.com/l6NMlvIKjA
— No Studio In Particular (@NSIPstudio) June 24, 2020
The ASMR tingles you’ll get when a voice artist is about to record. “1-2-3, mic test” followed by aggressive mouth sounds. *Claps* because that’s the cue you’re about to start, right?
All pharmacists know the best way to dispense medicine is just to throw all your pills into the air and just see what happens #badstockphotosofmyjob pic.twitter.com/1qhtb4DZcB
— Melinda (@melindajames_) June 24, 2020
Just imagine buying your prescribed medications and the pharmacist starts giving them to you this way. Are you really at a pharmacy or at a Candy Corner branch? Kuya, 100g of pills, please.
Content Team Lead
As content team lead, I have to wear a red cape and pose on a coffee table to the cheers of my team for their motivation and productivity. #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob pic.twitter.com/5f4CB0vgIs
— Room for Improv (@DonPatric10) June 22, 2020
Because as a team lead, this is how you boost morale especially when everyone’s stressed over a deadline. Wear a cape and start dancing on the table!
I ALWAYS work on a typewriter in suspenders in a blank room while smoking a pipe and casting smoldering looks (except when I write with my quill, but smolder stays). And no matter what, I always eat my work at day’s end. #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob pic.twitter.com/EVpZTaxM0f
— Heidi Cullinan (@heidicullinan) June 24, 2020
I’m totally writing this article using my typewriter and I’m looking forward to printing this at the end of the day and have it for dinner. Yum! Better invest in a pair of suspenders and a smoke pipe because I have to look this edgy when writing.
When you’re writing romance, sure. But a crime writer like you always keeps a hand grenade in a hollowed out book by your typewriter #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob pic.twitter.com/ad0MiJxytv
— Tim Kimber (@Tim_Kimber) June 21, 2020
Legend says the greatest crime novels were written with a typewriter. Also, you definitely need that grenade hidden in a book for more inspiration.
I’d make a joke about how this isn’t what writers and editors do all day, but it is actually absolutely accurate. #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob pic.twitter.com/JXSPJu2j5R
— Jessie (@IndyJessie) June 23, 2020
My editor [hi!] and I all day. LOL!
As an electrician I can absolutely say don’t do this. #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob pic.twitter.com/DqKDFDklTc
— Yet Another That Guy (Possibly the OG, Doubtful) (@picknamealready) June 24, 2020
You don’t have to be a professional to know that this is a terrible idea.
If your job were a bad stock photo, what would it look like? Tell us below!