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13 Funny Job Descriptions

Scott Adams, creator of the Dilbert comic strip, asked visitors to his website to describe their job in one sentence. Here are some responses from his site and from our readers.

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Scott Adams, creator of the Dilbert comic strip, asked visitors to his website to describe their job in one sentence. Here are some responses from his site and from our readers. My job is to: Spend most of the day looking out the window.

— Pilot

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My job is to:

Run away and call the police.

— Security guard

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My job is to:

Ensure that stupid people stay in the gene pool.

— Lifeguard

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My job is to:

Copy and paste things on the Internet.

— Student

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My job is to:

Talk in other people’s sleep.

— University professor

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My job is to:

And here are our Facebook fans’ responses:

Shoot couples on their wedding day!

— Photographer

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My job is to:

Provide therapy for laptops abused by their human owners.

— Helpdesk at an all boys high school.

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My job is to:

Be a professional amateur, always wading into areas that I hardly know anything about.

— Social communications researcher

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My job is to:

Be so fly!

— Flight Attendant

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My job is to:

To get your message across in advertising, you pay; in PR you pray.

— PR practitioner

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My job is to:

Show up even though nobody called me, get paid for an answer they knew already and to a question they never asked.

— Consultant

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My job is to:

House people in.

— Property Agent.

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My job is to:

Lie with statistics.

— Statistician

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