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What's your opinion? Your Popularity and Your Job.

  1. Jul 2, 2009 #1
    Here's just a bit of a general question:

    What job would you do, if you wanted to get as popular as possible?

    I mean, what would sound better: 'Hi, I'm an astronautical engineer' , or, 'Hi, I'm conductiong research in the field of biogenetics'

    I hope you get the general idea of the question- you know, 'what sounds coolest?'. If you could just give your opinions about this kind of thing.

    Its quite braod thing- just post your comments and opinions.

    Oh, and please answer the poll too.
     
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  3. Jul 2, 2009 #2

    cristo

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    If you go into a career because it "sounds the coolest" you are bound to fail!
     
  4. Jul 2, 2009 #3

    Andy Resnick

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    If wanted to be as popular as possible, I would run for political office.
     
  5. Jul 2, 2009 #4

    Chi Meson

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    You should see people shrink away from me when I tell them I am a "high school physics teacher." Apparently "not popular."
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    Maybe I shouldn't yell it.
     
  6. Jul 2, 2009 #5

    George Jones

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    An astrophysicist once told me that, on planes, he responds to the question, "So, what do you do?" with:

    "I'm a physicist." if he doesn't want to be disturbed;

    "I'm an astronomer." if he feels like chatting.
     
  7. Jul 2, 2009 #6
    I'm a software engineer, but I tell people I'm a famous movie star.
     
  8. Jul 2, 2009 #7
    Rock Star.
     
  9. Jul 2, 2009 #8

    Office_Shredder

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    Male porn star

    Remarkably, this works regardless of your actual gender
     
  10. Jul 2, 2009 #9
    An incredibly well-endowed aristocrat. I leave it up to you to determine what I mean by well-endowed
     
  11. Jul 2, 2009 #10

    Danger

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    Pimp.
     
  12. Jul 2, 2009 #11
    You could always release a poor quality sex tape. That seems to help for getting popularity.
     
  13. Jul 2, 2009 #12

    Pengwuino

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    What was his/her name??? My astronomy prof had a similar saying for when people talked to him on a plane. He said:

    "If you don't want to talk to them, say you're a physicist"
    "If you REALLY don't want to talk to them, say you're a nuclear physicist"
    "If you REALLY REALLY don't want to talk to them, say you're an ATOMIC physicist"
     
  14. Jul 2, 2009 #13
    Since when do people find physicists boring??:confused:
     
  15. Jul 2, 2009 #14
    Ever since physics gained acceptance over religion among intellectuals.
     
  16. Jul 2, 2009 #15

    RonL

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    I finally landed that tough job of being retired and spending my kids inheritance.:smile:
     
  17. Jul 2, 2009 #16
    Perhaps a related graph.

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  18. Jul 2, 2009 #17
    Nice chart but I wouldn't agree with the part that say skill required. You can't measure the difficulty of professions different things are easier for some people than others. I would doubt that Einstein was able to act or play and write music like other people.
     
  19. Jul 2, 2009 #18

    Pengwuino

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    Awesome sense of humor.
     
  20. Jul 2, 2009 #19
    X Celebrity's therapist = popularity + strictly personal information.

    I'm responsible for 99% of celebrity rumors.
     
  21. Jul 2, 2009 #20
    I prefer stability [don't want to work with different (competitive) people each year] and challenge [so don't want a boring stable job] more than popularity/money.
     
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