Can We Guess What Kind of Job You Have?

By: Bri O.

Can We Guess What Kind of Job You Have?
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About This Quiz

There's an adage for those who are looking to get ahead in business, "Dress for who you want to be, not who you are." That's a bold statement and in many ways true. How you dress can be an indicator of what your job is or what kind of job you want to have. From your shoes to your shirt and even how dirty you get your hands when your working, all these details will help us identify what kind of job you have. 

How long did you go to school, or better yet does your job require a special degree to get started? Are you in a male or female dominant position, or does it really just not matter? Do you have a social job which requires regular face to face interaction or are you stuck in a cubicle in the basement trying to protect that coveted red stapler? 

While some people like to just put in those eight hours, others love their overtime, and then, of course, you have the despised on-call list. But, ultimately your job comes down to one thing, am I making money? So, what is it, are you hourly or salaried? People work years to reach a threshold of salary, only to wish for their hourly jobs once they get it. 

Curious how good we are at figuring out your work situation? Take this quiz and see if we can guess what type of job you have!

How old are you?
Under 18.
18-27.
28-39.
40+.

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How long have you been working at your current job?
Less than a year.
1-3 years.
4-7 years.
8 or more years.

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How often do you get your hands dirty, in the literal sense?
Never.
Rarely.
Sometimes.
Often.

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How do you feel about institutions of higher education in the U.S.?
I think they're necessary.
I think they're over rated.
I don't have much of an opinion.
I hope to go to one.

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Are you a union member?
Yes.
No.
I don't think so.
I'm not in a union, but I'm it other professional organizations.

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Does your job require a certain educational background?
It requires at least a high school education, but usually an associate's or bachelor's.
No, but it requires trade school or on the job training.
It requires at least a bachelor's.
It requires at least a high school degree.

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Would you say you're working in a male-dominated field?
Yes.
Maybe, but it's pretty even.
No.
Mostly, yes.

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How long do you plan to stay at your current job?
As long as I can.
For a little while, but I don't want to do this long term.
Until I can find something else.
I plan to stay in this field if it continues going well.

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Does your job require any customer service skills?
Not really.
Some yes.
Yes, a lot.
It depends on the day, really.

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How often do you interact face-to-face with other people when working?
Mostly just co-workers.
A couple times a day.
All the time.
It depends on the day. Sometimes a lot, and sometimes not at all.

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How many days a week do you work?
5 days a week.
4-5 days depending on what's going on at work.
I work 5 days, but take work home with me and work on my days off.
Anywhere between 3-7 days a week depending on the schedule.

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How many hours a week do you work?
Anywhere between 40-60 hours.
About 40 hours a week.
About 50 hours.
It's supposed to be 40 hours, but it can reach upwards of 70 or 80 hours a week.

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What shift do you work?
The early shift.
A typical 9 to 5 shift.
Whatever shift I'm scheduled to work.
9 to 5with occasional evenings or weekends.

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Do you receive benefits through your employer?
After a certain period of time working there, I got benefits.
Yes, but there not good.
No.
Yes.

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Do you wear a uniform?
Parts of my work outfit are a uniform.
No, but there's a dress code.
Yes.
No.

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Does your work provide any of the following: company car, cell phone, computer?
I have a car I use while I'm at work provided, but I can't take it home.
I have a work cell phone.
None.
Yes, I have those.

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Do you ever work from home?
Not usually.
Occassionally.
No.
Yes, I can when I need to.

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How flexible is your schedule?
I get a little bit of leeway.
A bit flexible.
Not at all.
I can have some flexibility.

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Do you get any vacation time?
Yes, I'm allotted some.
A very small amount.
No.
Yes, it's a part of my benefits.

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Does your job require an advanced degree?
Not usually.
It doesn't hurt.
No.
Yes.

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Does your job require any technical training?
Yes.
Kind of, yes.
No, just basic training.
In certain respects, yes.

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Are you required to follow a specific code of ethics in your field?
There are standards for the field.
No.
Not that I'm aware of.
Yes.

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Does your job ever require you to be "on-call?"
Occasionally.
No.
No, but its not uncommon to have be called in to work last minute.
Yes.

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Would you say your job is physically demanding?
Yes.
No.
Somewhat, yes.
It can be, but not always.

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Is there room for upward mobility in your job?
Sure.
Yes, but there's a lot of office politics to deal with.
A little bit.
Yes.

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Are you salaried or hourly?
Hourly with hopes of moving to salaried position.
It depends on the position at my employer, most of us are salaried.
Hourly.
Salaried.

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What type of employer to do you work for?
Non-profit.
Small business.
Large corporation.
The government.

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What type of shoes do you wear to work?
Work boots
Dress shoes
Sneakers
Shoes with a lot of support

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Do you work at a fixed location?
There's a headquarters, but the actual work site is always changing.
Yes, for the most part. I'm required to travel on occasion.
Yes.
For the most part, but I move around throughout the campus often.

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Most of your friends have what type of job?
Most of my friends are blue collar laborers.
A 9 to 5 office job
Many of them are in the service industry.
A professional job

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