Tell Us About Your Job and We'll Guess What Kind of Dog You Have

By: Zoe Samuel

Tell Us About Your Job and We'll Guess What Kind of Dog You Have
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About This Quiz

Some jobs are heavily incompatible with having a dog. If you have to live in the middle of a major city and you make terrible money, you'll probably have a tiny apartment and no outdoor space. That means you will generally fear that keeping a dog might be quite cruel, unless it's a very lazy and extremely small dog - or if you do keep one, you'll have to figure out all sorts of ways to ensure that it gets outside as much as possible and enjoys companionship.

After all, one of the reasons dogs are such great friends for humans is that they are, like us, pack animals. They need to be around friends. They need to get out and explore the world or they get cabin fever. If they don't get plenty of fresh air, exercise and socialization, they can become depressed and neurotic, and even get sick. That's why doggie daycare and dog walkers can be so essential for city dogs, while a good garden and a fellow dog in the house or next door are so great for suburban dogs. Country dogs, of course, are all set: they already live in doggie paradise. 

Fortunately, different dogs need different levels of all these things, so depending on what your job demands of your lifestyle, you need a dog that meshes with what you do! Let's figure out what dog you have, based on your career!

Do you spend a lot of time out of doors?
Most days, all day.
Not much, alas.
None really.
It depends on the gig.

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How lonely is your job?
Very!
Not a bit.
I'm surrounded by people but dying inside. Is that what you mean?
It comes and goes.

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Do you make a lot of money?
Enough, but not a lot.
Oh, yeah.
No, it's pathetic.
I make so little money you wouldn't believe it.

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Do you like your job?
Very much!
I love it and it is my calling.
I hate it.
Sure, when I'm doing my real job, but I hate my day job.

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Do you like your co-workers?
I only have a couple and they are nice.
Yeah, they're my employees and they're great.
They are all monsters.
Some are great, some are awful.

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Do people understand what your job is without you explaining?
Mostly yes.
Of course.
I think so.
No.

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Does your job require a degree?
Nope.
Postgrad is more usual actually.
Yes but only an associates.
It shouldn't, but it does.

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Is your job part of a clear career path?
It's just a job, but it's the job I want.
Yes, I am rising on up!
Nah.
It's a path, but it's not clear!

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Do you work a predictable schedule?
Yes, very.
Usually.
Not really.
I wish!

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How many hours a week do you work?
45.
50.
55.
60.

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What's the best perk of your job?
The outdoors!
The money.
There are none.
I'm following my dreams... sometimes.

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Does your job come with benefits?
Yes, they're OK.
Yes, they are top-notch.
Yes, they are terrible.
LOL, no.

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What type of tired are you by the end of a day's work?
Physical.
Mental.
All kinds.
Emotional.

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Do you work in an urban area?
Nope!
Yes, but I live on a great commuter route out.
Yes, it's very dense.
Mostly, yes.

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Is your job project-based?
It's more seasonal.
Yes, mostly, so sometimes it's slower.
No, it's always the same.
Yes, it's contract work only.

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Could you freelance at your job?
Not really.
Probably, but I don't want to yet.
Definitely no.
I already do.

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What do you wear for your job?
Jeans and walking boots.
Nice slacks and a shirt.
A suit.
Uniform or stage blacks/costume, depending which job you mean.

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Do you have a boss?
I do, but I never see them!
I'm the boss.
Yes, they are a monster.
I'm self-employed, so either I have many bosses or none, depending on how you see it.

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How far do you commute?
My job is outside my door.
A long way some days, but I work from home on Wednesdays.
Over 40 minutes.
I'm a gig worker, so all over the place, constantly.

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How's your job security?
Very good.
Rock solid.
Decent.
Non-existent.

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How long have you had this job?
A decade.
Years.
Months.
Days.

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How do you eat during work?
I bring a sandwich.
I get a salad and bring it back.
I pop to a cafe.
I go to the kebab van.

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Is your job environment safe and secure?
Not really, but I can handle it.
Yes, nicely so.
Yes, boringly so.
To the extent it can be when there are people moving around a lot.

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How much do you have to network outside of regular hours?
Never.
Sometimes.
Often.
Constantly.

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Do you have to watch your social media presence?
Not really.
Somewhat.
Intensely.
It mainly just needs to be substantial!

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Do you often have to work late?
Rarely.
Sometimes.
Often.
Always.

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Do you often consider a career change?
Never.
Sometimes.
Constantly.
Rarely.

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Does your workplace contain a lot of allergens?
Millions, but the good kind, if you know what I mean.
I don't think so.
Yes, and carcinogens.
Probably.

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What view do you have from your desk?
Mountains - and it's not a desk!
Park.
Brick wall.
There is no window.

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Does your job involve a lot of driving?
Not really.
Yes.
No.
Sometimes.

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