Reruns of the beloved TV show MythBusters are still going strong on Discovery, and while this show deals with breaking scientific myths, nobody has done a show about busting career myths. A group of Internet users share some home truths in a discussion about what happens in their profession — which isn’t always pretty.
1. Veterinary Medicine Is Painful
Many vets enter their chosen fields due to a love for animals, but many people don’t know that being a veterinary doctor is sometimes horrifying. Having to put down pets because their owners can’t afford the treatment must be a form of torture for animal lovers — many of them clock out early, which is a sad euphemism.
2. Anesthesiologists Cut to the Truth
Some professionals negate the idea that when you go into surgery, they put you to sleep. An anesthesiologist assures us all that when you are anesthetized, you are not asleep. Somewhere, part of your brain receives those pain signals — you just don’t remember them. Gulp.
3. Handmade Airplanes
We all know that car assembly lines are almost entirely robotic, but airplanes differ. That 250 tons of aluminum, reinforced carbon, and titanium keeping you at cruising altitude? An engineer reveals it is almost 96% made by human hands. However, we must wonder how long before those hands lose their human form.
4. Librarians Don’t Touch the Books Much
One reason anybody chooses a profession surrounded by books is that they adore them. However, some librarians reveal how little book-handling they do anymore, with their days consumed by fiddling with computer systems, dealing with borderline street characters, and logging nefarious individuals onto the Internet.
5. Teachers Have Little Autonomy
With the onset of mass testing, advocacy, diversity training, and unreasonable grading quotas each evening, it’s no surprise teachers are losing their autonomy. Many claim they have little influence over their school’s operations, instead following orders from the leviathan network of administrators, counselors, and HR departments in their school districts.
6. Dentistry Will Damage Your Neck
Some dentists make good money, retire with a healthy pension, and are financially comfortable for most of their careers. The problem with dentistry is the angles — a human can lie down, but they still require a specialist to crook their neck to inspect their mouths, resulting in neck and back pain. Moreover, staring down strangers’ throats all day must take its toll.
7. Magicians Don’t Get Hella Girls
Contrary to popular belief — and forgetting David Copperfield’s obvious Claudia Schiffer connection — magicians are not surrounded by beautiful assistants they make disappear. One such professional claims he only makes women disappear when he tells them he is a magician.
8. Therapy Is Mutual
A therapist drops in with their ten cents’ worth for anybody considering using their shrink as a sounding board. Part of seeing a therapist is knowing you want to make a change, which takes goals, discipline, and willingness to see where you want to be. Hollywood tropes aren’t helpful in this regard.
9. Scientists Are Not Corrupted
Believe what you will, but many scientists leap to their reputations’ defense with a wake-up call for those losing faith. Many PhD-wielding thread members assure the masses they are not colluding with Big Pharma to hide the cure for cancer, nor are they planning the next pandemic. You heard it here first.
10. Male Firefighters Don’t All Deserve a Calendar
Some honest flame-fighting heroes share their humorous take on how well-perceived their profession is. In reality, most of them have the bleary-eyed sleep cycle of an infant and, in one joker’s description, look like a bulldog chewing a thistle. Sorry, ladies — they are still heroes; does that make a difference?
12 Best College Life Hacks That Are Life-Changing
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Balancing academics, social life, and personal responsibilities in college can be a difficult juggling act. Fortunately, numerous life-changing college life hacks can help you navigate these challenges and maximize your college experience. Whether you are a first-year student or heading into senior year, these tips can help you streamline your workflow, save time and money, and achieve your goals.
10 Affordable Hobbies You Can Pick Up in College That Could Fill Your Pocket Too
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College is an exciting time full of new experiences and opportunities but can be financially challenging. Finding time and room for hobbies and interests in your budget can be difficult between tuition, textbooks, and living expenses. However, having a hobby can be a great way to relax, unwind, and enrich your college experience. The good news is that plenty of affordable hobbies you can pick up in college won’t break the bank and potentially earn some money as a side gig.
17 Excessively Weird Gen Z Trends We Find Challenging To Understand
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Every generation has its distinction despite overlapping with other generations. Young people of all ages act feisty and aggressive compared to their parents and grandparents, who have more life experiences than their underlings in their teens and 20s. However, Generation Z, having been raised in a digital world since they were in diapers, is shaping their culture in ways that appear excessively weird to the rest of us and challenging to understand.
College Graduates: Avoid These 13 Common Money Mistakes in Your 20s and Beyond
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Congratulations on graduating college and landing your first job! It’s an exciting and scary new chapter all rolled into one. You’ll make some serious money for the first time in your life, but you’ll also be responsible for some adult-sized bills. Before signing a lease for an apartment or purchasing a new car, avoid the most common money mistakes college graduates make. We have assembled a list of blunders to steer you towards a financially fit future.
10 Things Millennials and Gen Z Surprisingly Copied From Boomers
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How we live, dress, and interact with the world constantly evolves. Each generation brings its unique perspectives and preferences, yet there are times when younger generations find inspiration in the habits and choices of their predecessors. Millennials and Gen Z, known for their distinct characteristics, have surprisingly borrowed a few things from the Baby Boomer generation.