How Cool Is Your Job Really?

By: Talin Vartanian

How Cool Is Your Job Really?
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About This Quiz

Take a good look around you. Almost everyone that you know of most likely has a job, from your friends and family, to strangers walking on a street. A job is a necessary part of life that provides money in exchange for one's time, effort and energy. While some people hate their job, there are thousands of others who really love their job! Some would even go as far as to say that their job is "cool" or "one of a kind." So whether you show up to work with enthusiasm or dread saying "hi" to your boss, this quiz will determine how cool your job is!

When you think of the word "job," you may think about standard career paths like accounting, food service, marketing, engineering or hospitality. But there are many other types of careers that you've probably never heard of, such as a private island caretaker, food critic, fortune cookie writer, toy designer and a Hollywood stunt double. Although these types of jobs may require a special set of skills, you can certainly transition into them if you receive proper training and/or certifications. But you don't have to be a professional video game player to take this quiz, as we're just eager to find out how cool your current job really is!

Many employees have to commute between 30 minutes and one hour to get to their job. How far is your commute to your job?
A few minutes
About 20 minutes
Between 30-45 minutes
Way over 45 minutes

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Can you wear whatever you want to your job, or are their specific uniform standards?
I can wear whatever I want!
I can wear what I want, but it has to be professional.
I have to wear a uniform, but it's not that bad.
I have to a wear a really ugly uniform.

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If you asked your boss for a pay raise right now, what would they say to you?
"Of course!"
"Maybe, I'll think about it."
"You're not ready yet."
"Haha. You're fired."

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Do you receive any benefits from your job, such as health, vision or dental insurance?
Yes, all three.
I receive some benefits.
I only receive one benefit from my job.
Nope, I don't receive any benefits.

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Are you the type of person who gets along with their coworkers, or do you just hate everybody at your job?
I get along with everyone at my job.
I have a few friends at my job.
I only like one or two people at my job.
I can't stand the people at my job.

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Why do you think you were hired for your current type of job?
Because my boss thought I was a cool person at the interview.
Because of friend referrals.
Because I was the right person for the job.
I have no idea.

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If you asked your boss for a longer break at work, would they be OK with it?
Absolutely
If I only took an extra five minutes, they would probably be OK with it.
It depends on what kind of reason I give them.
No chance

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What time do you normally have to show up for your job?
After 10:00 am
Between 8:00-10:00 am
Between 7:00-8:00 am
Between 6:00-7:00 am

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Can you live comfortably off of your current job, or do you have a side hustle that brings home more bacon?
I can live very comfortably off of my current job.
I can live somewhat comfortably with my current job.
I'm barely making ends meet with my current job.
I definitely utilize a side hustle.

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Do you get Saturdays and Sundays off, or does your boss make you work through the weekend?
I always have the weekend off.
Sometimes I have the weekend off, but sometimes I don't.
I only have to work Saturdays or Sundays, not both.
I always work on the weekends.

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Does your current job align with your passion(s) in life, or are you just in it for the money?
I'm definitely passionate about my job.
I'm somewhat passionate about my job.
There are some cool things about my job, but I wouldn't say I'm passionate about it.
I'm definitely just in it for the money.

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On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being the highest), how much do you love your job?
9-10
7-8
4-6
1-3

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Have you ever been declared as "employee of the month" at your job?
Yes, almost every month!
Only once or twice.
No, I've never been employee of the month.
Nope, we don't have that at my job.

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Would you describe your current job position as a difficult one to acquire, or can anybody just walk in and get it?
It's pretty difficult to acquire.
It's somewhat difficult to acquire.
I guess it depends on how you look at my job.
A monkey could do my job.

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Do you receive any free food at your job, or do you have to bring your own meals?
I always receive free food.
Sometimes my boss surprises me with free food.
I get a discount on food at my job.
I have to bring my own food.

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Some jobs have an on-site gym for their employees. Does your job have any cool perks like that?
Yes, my job has many cool perks.
We have a few cool perks.
We have only one cool perk.
No, we don't have any cool perks.

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Would you describe your job as "work from home" or "telecommute?"
Yes, my job is definitely telecommute.
I can work from home some of the days, but I usually have to physically go to my job.
My job has an option of working from home, but I'm not interested in that.
No, I have to physically go to my job.

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Have you ever received a promotion at your current job, or are you still in the same position?
I've received several promotions.
I've received one promotion so far.
I'm currently next in line for a job promotion.
I've never received a promotion.

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Is your job based around numbers, art, hospitality or something else?
Art
Numbers
Something else
Hospitality

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When you think about staying at your current job on a long-term basis, does this idea make you happy or depressed?
It makes me very happy.
I feel indifferent about it.
I feel a bit annoyed by it.
It makes me very depressed.

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Does your job provide you with any discounts on their products or services?
Yes, I receive many amazing discounts at my job.
I receive a pretty substantial discount on many products and/or services.
I receive a small discount on some stuff.
No, I don't get any discounts at all.

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Do you typically talk to customers at your job, or do you only have to interact with your coworkers?
I typically only have to interact with my coworkers.
I occasionally have to talk to customers.
It depends on the type of day at work.
I have to talk to many annoying customers.

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Think about an average shift at your job. How many hours do you typically work per day?
Less than 6 hours
6-7 hours
7-8 hours
8-10 hours

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Does your job come with ample vacation time, or is that a foreign concept to you?
Yes, I receive lots of vacation time at my job.
I'm allowed to go on vacation one or two times per year.
It depends on how many hours I put in.
Vacation time? Never heard of such a thing.

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Would you describe yourself as the boss of your own company, or do you work for many other people?
I'm my own boss!
I have one boss that is above me.
I know a few people that are ranked above me.
I'm definitely at the bottom of this food chain.

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Your boss just caught you pulling a prank on one of your employees! What would they probably do?
Join me on my prank.
Laugh and pretend they didn't see anything.
Tell me to get back to work.
Fire me.

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Is your boss cool with time off requests, or do they typically give you a hard time about it?
I can take off of work whenever I want!
They're typically cool with my time off requests.
It depends on how far in advance I request the time off.
My boss always gives me a hard time about it.

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Are you mostly indoors at your current job, or do you get to work outside as well?
I can work wherever I please.
It's 50/50.
It's mostly indoors, but I can occasionally go outside.
It's 100% indoors.

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You're feeling under the weather today and you need to call off from work. Would this be OK by your boss?
Absolutely
Yes, unless I called off on a really busy day at work.
I would probably need to show them a doctor's note.
No, they would probably make me come to work.

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Pay raises are often rewarded to hard-working employees. How many pay raises have you received at your job?
I lost count.
Several
One or two
None

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