Tell Us About Your Morning Routine and We'll Guess What Job You Have

By: Mark Lichtenstein

Tell Us About Your Morning Routine and We'll Guess What Job You Have
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About This Quiz

Are you the kind of person who wakes up with plenty of time to eat breakfast and read the paper? Not all of us are that organized, but good for you, overachiever! Learning about your usual morning routine can tell us a lot about you including how you bring home the bacon. 

Some of us get up the first time the alarm clock goes off; some of us never set the alarm at all. One of the most demanding parts of our lives is our job. On average, it takes up 1/3 of our every weekday. For many of us, it can be even more. No matter how much time you spend at your job, it has most certainly dictated when you sleep, run errands, or go out with your friends. 

But let's start with your morning. Share what you do with yourself when you get up, and we'll take our best guess about what kind of job you hold.

You don't need to punch a time clock to take this quiz. Unless, of course, your morning routine requires you to clock in. In any event, let us know how many cups of coffee you guzzle before your commute, and we'll figure out your occupation!

What morning preparations do you make before going to bed at night?
I lay out my clothes and prep the items I need for the next day at work.
I check my email one last time then put out my clothes.
I make my snacks and food for the day.
I don't do any.

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For what time do you set your alarm?
6 a.m.
6.30 a.m.
5 a.m.
I do not have an alarm.

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How do you feel when your alarm goes off?
Excited
Meh
Pumped up but also a little annoyed
If I had an alarm, I would mostly be annoyed.

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What do you have for breakfast?
Cereal and yogurt
Cereal, juice, and toast
Eggs
Whatever's handy

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What do you drink in the morning?
Coffee or tea
Juice
Protein shake
Coffee

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What do you read in the morning?
Industry trades
News
Nothing
Facebook

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What do you listen to in the morning?
Business news
Rock station
A playlist I made to get me pumped
Jazz

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Do you watch TV in the morning?
Only incidentally
I sure do.
No
If I feel like it.

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In what order do you take care of your morning ablutions?
Shower, then go!
Leisurely bathroom "me time" (so to speak), then shower.
Workout, then shower.
Whatever strikes my fancy.

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How long is your commute to work?
Only to my garage
45 minutes
20 minutes
I work at a cafe around the corner.

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What neighborhood describes the location of your work?
Uptown
Downtown
Park
Outer borough

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What essential electronics do you pack in your bag for work?
Phones, plural, plus tablet and projector
Phone, laptop
Sports kit
Laptop, paints, fliers

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What kind of bag do you carry to work?
Satchel
Backpack
Gym bag
Portfolio

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What writing implement do you carry to work?
Fountain pen
Stylus
Pencil
Fancy pencils

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Do you bring a journal with you to work?
I have a notebook.
No, that's just more work.
I have an app I use to track what I do, otherwise I don't have anything to write.
Sure, I might have an idea or a feeling to record.

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What shoes do you wear to work?
Cool sneakers
Loafers
Practical sneakers
Stylish heeled boots

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What kind of shirt do you wear to work?
Blouse
Starchy shirt
Tank
Something unusual

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Do you need to dress to a dress code at work?
I set the dress code.
Suits for me!
Yes, mostly for sensible reasons.
No, the point of my work is not to do that.

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Do you bring deodorant to work?
I don't need to.
Yes, just in case I get stressed.
Naturally
I can't think why I would.

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How do you like your eggs?
Omlette
Boiled
Copious - and scrambled
I only have time for eggs on brunch day, which is Sunday.

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What kind of yogurt do you like best?
Coffee
Fruit on the bottom
Plain
With some chopped fruit or honey in it

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Which breakfast treat is up your street?
Donut, but only on special occasions
Cinnamon bun
I do not eat treats, that messes up my routine.
Croissant

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If you were to adhere to a weird diet even at breakfast, what would it be?
I'd be willing to drink a power drink of some kind that had lots of essential vitamins and minerals.
I don't have the time or energy.
I already do, and it involves a veggie drink with 12 ingredients.
I'm not that organized.

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What do you do with your dishes from breakfast?
Put them in the dishwasher.
Wash them up.
Take them home to wash later.
Put them in the sink and hope my roommate does them, thinking they're hers.

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What kind of shampoo do you use in the morning?
Something combination as I want to be speedy.
I don't wash every morning, but when I do, just a regular one.
Anti dandruff
A luxurious keratin goo

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What kind of soap do you wash your face with in the morning?
A nutty one to peel off the grit off sleep
Whatever's handy, I'm not fussy.
Something invigorating that you have to squeeze.
An organic lavender one, to be kind to my skin.

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Do you get in a workout before leaving to work?
A quick one, yes
I might stretch.
Working out is work, brah!
If I want to.

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Who is most likely to derail your morning routine?
My adorable boo
Kids
Buddies
Me

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How many times do you hit snooze on your alarm?
None
One, but I budget for it.
I do not have an alarm with that feature, so that I cannot do that.
On the rare occasions I use an alarm, usually three or four.

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What item do you most commonly forget at home and have to go back for?
One of my several phones
Probably some work report or other that I didn't really care about anyway
Any new piece of kit that I forgot I have to bring as they do not have one at the gym
My journal or script

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