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Here Are 20 Instances From Various Professions Where People Said “That’s Not How It Works”

There are often many misconceptions about various careers…

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Assumptions about certain occupations abound, some of which may or may not be accurate. This occurs because people are either unaware of them or hold false beliefs about them.

Therefore, someone on Reddit asked, “What’s your profession’s myth that you regularly need to explain “It doesn’t work like that” to people?” to dispel those misconceptions. Numerous experts from a variety of fields clarify common misunderstandings about their work. In the following, you’ll find a selection of their replies.

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#1 Alleged Cruelty Of Pet Euthanasia

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Death with dignity for companion animals. A viral post claims that animals left at a facility for euthanasia “look around for their owners” and immediately recognise that they have been “abandoned.” Until the day I die, I will continue to defend the practise of clients voluntarily cancelling their services, because it is absurd.

I have witnessed firsthand the consequences that arise when owners avoid saying goodbye. It could take days or weeks for the animal’s body to give out. I’ve seen a dog literally rot from the inside out while still managing to stay alive, but its owner was too ambivalent about euthanasia to put an end to its suffering.

Everyone has boundaries to what they can handle. It doesn’t help pets the way you think it does to require an otherwise loving, doting, responsible owner to be present when it was all they could do to make the appointment.

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And in my nine years of experience in the field, I have never once encountered the situations described there. Ever. Most of my coworkers agree with me. We give them lots of hugs and assurances that they’ve been a good boy all the way up to the end. ** If you follow the reasoning of that post, you’ll never want to fall asleep during a procedure requiring sedation or anaesthesia again (with sedation). How can an animal know its time is limited? Actually, no. **

When you shame pet owners, you’re not helping the animals, and the majority of my professional peers in my area agree with me that.

#2 Something About Weight Loss Surgeries

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Surgery to reduce body fat is not a panacea. Stomach reduction surgery is not a simple procedure because it messes with your metabolism, eating the wrong things can cause severe pain, and you’re stuck on the medication you were put on for the rest of your life. An extremely limited diet. It’s important that you get all the nutrients you can, even though your stomach is small.

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Medication to aid in weight loss is not a panacea, either. The patient’s cooperation is required for any success, and even then it can take weeks or months to find the appropriate medication regimen. Not to mention eating well and staying active are necessities.

To sum up, being obese is tough, and losing weight is tougher still, so when you see an obese person, assume that they are trying their hardest and could use some compassion.

#3 About “Skeleton Keys”

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Skeleton keys are not available. There is no such thing as a “universal key.” Master keys are carefully installed into a building’s locks, and while some of them may be able to open all of the locks, only those with the highest level of mastery will be able to do so. No skeleton keys are available. As a locksmith, I have specialised equipment for unlocking doors. I’ve got a tonne of them in a big bag. There are a wide variety of tools available, including picks, jiggle keys, bump keys, 2in1 Lishi keys, and more. I was able to quickly enter your home, yes. Why? Because I’ve studied your lock and know exactly how to pick it. I did not arrive with a working key, though I sometimes do because I keep records of codes for buildings and cars I’ve worked on, and I can get codes from dealers before I even show up.

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#4 Journalists And That ‘Off The Record’ Phrase

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Something being ‘off the record’.

You cannot simply tell a journalist that your conversation is “off the record” and then start spilling the beans. You and the journalist must have previously agreed that you will not be quoted.

#5 What University Professors Do In Summer

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College teacher I do not have any time off during the summers.

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Only about a third of my time is spent actually lecturing to classes. Everything else is devoted to direct instruction of postgraduates. Writing research proposals and papers. The summer is when I have the most free time, so that’s when I get to do everything else.

#6 Defibrillators And Heart Restart

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Unfortunately, we cannot “shock” (defibrillate) your loved one because their heart is not actively beating.

Defibrillators don’t actually “restart” the heart, but they do “reset” an abnormal heart rhythm. CPR and medication are our only options until the heart starts beating again if it isn’t already.

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Sincerely,
Tired Medic

#7 Something That Isn’t Stocked On The Shelf Isn’t In The Back

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You can’t expect me to conjure up an item from thin air if I tell you it’s not in stock and it’s not on the shelf. in any case, if you are a d**k, I might also tell you that it isn’t behind the door.

#8 About Your Laptop Being In “Good Condition”

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Even if your old laptop, tablet, or smartphone is in good condition, that doesn’t mean it’s any good to use in 2019.

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#9 Setting Up Machines At The Factory

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I’m a worker in the factory. When properly adjusted, a machine can run flawlessly for hours on end. Nope. Steel’s hardness can vary even within a single coil, as shown here. Components can deteriorate due to moisture, heat, and tool wear.

#10 Antibiotics And Viral Diseases

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Viruses can’t be treated with antibiotics.

#11 Child Welfare Investigators And The Essence Of Their Work

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Child welfare investigator here

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The perceived difficulties of my job, such as frequent contact with and interviews of abused children, are overstated.

Most of the time, it’s just bitter exes calling each other up over nothing, and fielding calls from irate grownups is a drag.

#12 Psychologists And Their Own Mental Problems

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My profession as a psychologist does not make me immune to the emotional pain and suffering that accompany mental illness.

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#13 Pros And Cons Of Owning A Bookstore

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I used to run a used bookstore before I retired. Everybody kept saying, “Oh, I’d love to own a bookstore. You could spend all day in a bookshop. Um, no. There is a lot of bending and reaching involved (books come in heavy boxes). Then there’s the paperwork and the store cleaning. It’s not a walk in the park to be a store owner.

#14 About Sold-Out Items

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Retail. If a worker informs you that they are out of the latest must-have sale item. Suffice it to say, they were quickly purchased. They aren’t hiding them away because, f**k you, we don’t care. You’re the tenth person in the past 20 minutes to inquire about purchasing one, so they’re well aware that they’re out of stock.

#15 Chefs And Cooking At Home

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I’m a former pastry chef who is now employed by a hotel. Absolutely not, because I don’t have a knack for cooking. Cereal, sandwiches, and chocolate bars are the only things keeping me alive at this point. If I’m in a fancy mood, I’ll make myself some pot noodles.

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Also, most people in the business turn to drugs or alcohol as a means of surviving the nonstop demands of their jobs. Some members of my family still can’t believe I put in as many hours as I do each week.

Additionally, weddings are fun to attend but a major source of stress for us as event organisers.

#16 Shorter Railings And The Minimal Allowed Height

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People often requested that I make railings on their decks shorter so that they would look better. I agree wholeheartedly, but if 42 inches is the bare minimum in this state, then that’s what we’ll do.

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#17 Hospice Work And Treatment

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No, your dying grandma is not “becoming addicted” to the painkillers she is taking. To the best of our abilities, we have made sure that she is as comfortable and as dignified as possible as she nears the end of her life.

#18 Teachers And Students’ Learning

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Students are responsible for their own education, no matter how good a teacher I am. Sadly, I can’t help them.

#19 Computer Animation And Who Actually Does It

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By no means does “computer animation” imply that a computer is actually performing the animation. I do.

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#20 What Are Tax Professionals Really For

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Tax professional.

A common misconception among consumers is that the best tax pros always result in the largest refunds. In the event that your refund is less than usual, there could be a number of reasons for this, including but not limited to changes in the tax code, a decrease in your payments, or a decrease in your itemised deductions. If a person is so bored by a discussion of tax law that they have glazed over while you’re talking to them, there’s no point in trying to explain anything to them.

Changing tax preparers in hopes of a larger refund could lead to an audit if you’re not careful.

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However, the worst tax myths come to light when con artists pose as IRS agents and call unsuspecting victims on the phone. People are threatened with arrest and jail time if they do not pay a debt they claim to have. The real IRS will never call you unless you have previously contacted them and are expecting a return call. The IRS will not accuse you of tax fraud because of a text message. A letter claiming that you have underpaid your taxes will be sent to you regardless of whether or not they have reasonable grounds to suspect that you have committed tax fraud. They are going to give you a shot to make your case. If you don’t comply or pay what they say you owe, they will take legal action against you by Levying your bank account or other assets. To put you in jail, they will not come to your home. If a con artist ever contacts you via phone, please do not give them any personal information or money. Report them to the real IRS by calling them.