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"So.... what do you do for a living?"

August 13, 2017

Gaaaaah! This question irritated me to no end back in the day. Usually asked within the first 15 minutes of sitting down, one of the first things to come out of a woman's mouth are these probing questions about my personal life.

And it's clear that all she's doing is trying to measure up your financial potential, disguised as "polite conversation". It's not even like they give a shit about what you do, unless it's exciting like firefighting or something. That's like me asking "do you spit or swallow" right as we start the date.

And of course you could never call them out on it, because they'll just deflect and say they were trying to start a conversation. But really? Out of all the possible things you could ask, it has to be "how much money do you make?", never mind actually getting to know the guy, they just want to know his bank account.

That's one of the reasons I went MGTOW, because how the fuck can a guy find love when there's this many vultures out there?

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Title "So.... what do you do for a living?"
Author ManIsWalking
Upvotes 24
Comments 43
Date August 13, 2017 11:10 PM UTC (5 years ago)
Subreddit /r/MGTOW
Archive Link https://theredarchive.com/r/MGTOW/so-what-do-you-do-for-a-living.564358
Original Link https://old.reddit.com/r/MGTOW/comments/6tii0o/so_what_do_you_do_for_a_living/
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[–]Alocaco24 points25 points  (2 children) | Copy Link

I have a buddy that works in a warehouse loading trucks with a forklift, he calls himself a 'product relocation specialist'.

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

Yeah Im a dishwasher so I get loads of referrals for wet work.

[–]febreezing_hobos[🍰] 8 points9 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

"Aqua-Ceramic Engineer"

[–][deleted] 19 points20 points  (3 children) | Copy Link

its always the 27-33 crowd of women who love asking this question.

[–]IslandicFreedom7 points8 points  (2 children) | Copy Link

I've never had a woman not ask me this question within 15 minutes of a date or online chat.

[–]ManIsWalking[S] 3 points4 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

Did we just discover the unicorn test?!

[–]IslandicFreedom5 points6 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Either this or she's she male or mentally retarded.

[–]Nezborn0212 points13 points  (2 children) | Copy Link

Ask her what she does for a living before she can ask you. That will drive her nuts

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Last week one girl asked me first "what do i do?". So i asked her next: What do you LOVE to do? Her responce: I do not work. I am a student...

All hope is lost

[–]cyborg_type_darkness2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy Link


[–]carterrockhouse10 points11 points  (2 children) | Copy Link

I immediately ask "why? You a gold digger?" And after a few blah blah blah and they ask again, I tell them to guess.

Their "gueses," especially in my case, show what they are looking for. They want to steal my status. They think I'm a cop, a firefighter, ex military, bodyguard, etc. They name off all these excited jobs that women get wet for. And the look of disappointment that comes over their face when I tell them I'm a lowly mechanic....PRICELESS!

[–]ManIsWalking[S] 8 points9 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

Idk dude, no homo, but grease work makes me wet. Sure a figherfighter walks into a burning building to save people, but does he even know what a distributor cap is? When was the last time you saw a cop turn a coked out 6 cylinder running at 30% efficiency into a road monster?

Also, I've been told that mobile mechanics make some serious coin.

[–]carterrockhouse2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Most women that ask me this question want a man they can brag about to their friends. Like "he is a marine, he is a cop," etc. It amazes me how narcessitic these women are. But yeah, I make pretty good money, 71k last year, might break 80k this year, and it keeps going up. Huge shortage of guys that can do what I do. So jokes on them

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

I am working in a low wage paid job and every time they stopped talking when I told the truth or they just blocked me.. No wonder men lie to get into their pants.

The funny thing now is I am still working that same shitty job, except now I am loaded because of investments. I will keep doing the job for retirement money and insurance reasons for a while until I have fuck you money. I am still the same person keeping my expenses low, while stocking up.

I work in the city center where a lot of women are outside drinking on the terrace. I can't wait for the day that I go outside in my low wage working uniform and then take an expensive suit out of a Porsche GT3 RS I bought and then dress outside, while rubbing it in these sluts their faces. Goodbye shallow bitches the car will be more exciting than your pussies!

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

lol exactly, man, they're measuring your money making capacity, might as well ask "so... how much money can you make, earner-torso?"

[–]EndlessPontification6 points7 points  (2 children) | Copy Link

lol @ looking for "love"

Love isn't real. Men "love" sex and being a provider, and women "love" resources. I mean really, how could a man's love be legitimate when it is derived from a completely superficial and shitty being?

[–]ManIsWalking[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy Link

I can't agree to that. I love my pets and my family with all of my being, doesn't mean I want to sleep with them.

But now days I will agree that men can never love a woman, mostly because women don't know what love is.

[–]EndlessPontification0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Love for pets and family is different than love for a woman, which is based on a much stronger drug addiction.

[–]apathworthwandering3 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

I have always answered with 'male stripper' . I was redpilled long before these forums I suppose lol

[–]IslandicFreedom2 points3 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

It's their way of sizing you up, plain and simple. But the question is pertinently re-asked by the savvy MGTOW.

Answers you don't want to hear :

  • Nurse (You'll never see her)
  • Hooters waitress (enough said)
  • IT Manager (or anything involving her being a manager/super bitch)
  • She owns her own business (She'll be wanting all kinds of favors from you for free)
  • Massage therapist (Most likely she fucks her clients too)

One thing I would like to add is PUA's know about this question and know how to use it to their advantage. If you want to get pussy and can pull it off - Always answer airline pilot to this question.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Is waitress a new respectable word for escort?

[–]dirtydog1133 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

I have always said I work in porn...asked if they may have seen any of my movies. gets the hampster really running

[–]MGTOWIAN3 points4 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

The correct answer is "How many sexual partners have you had?"

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

YES!!!!! Gonna use this next time :)

[–]TB4093 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Eat, shit, sleep, breathe just like everyone else. What more do you need to know my government issued name? Social security number? What are you a cop? sniff sniff mmm bacon.

[–]mthrowaway522 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

I just walked away last time this was asked to me.

Its barely worth spending even a breath on a woman.

[–]casra8882 points3 points  (2 children) | Copy Link

I used to say, "Oh I hate talking about my work. What do you do?" Jaws would drop and they would stammer trying to figure out what to say. They'd push on demanding to know what I did for a living. I woudl ask if they were an IRS agent. More jaw dropping and stammering. I'd say point blank, it's none of your concern and you should change the subject. If they didnt, i'd walk away. They would REALLY freak them out. Often they would chase me down demanding to know what I did for a living.

[–]ManIsWalking[S] 2 points3 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

That conjures up an image of a guy walking down the street, a woman dragging behind holding onto his ankles and screaming "but what do you dooooooo!!?"

[–]casra8881 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Not really very far off. I'm still amazed. I can only imagine that since I refused to say, that I must be super wealthy and she was not going to lose out on that.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (2 children) | Copy Link

Highway Avacado Salesman

[–]ManIsWalking[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy Link

Exotic produce procurement

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Haha nice. Heard you get stock options with that position.

[–]cyborg_type_darkness1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

I live on the streets, car, moon, dungeon, woods.

That's interesting why do you ask that?

I already have a woman living with me. Why do you ask?

What do you do for a living.(ask the question back)

walk away.

[–]Ohboohoolittlegirl1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

I always say I test sitting equipment, or that I am a garbageman.. fuck those people

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

I'd ask her "how much do you weigh?".

[–]Pk_s_to_the_yizzle0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

I ALWAYS SAY one of the following.

  1. "I'm a clown broker. I find unemployed Clowns work."


Once you say why do you want to know? Like that, the usually drop it or scurry off.

You can kill a man, but you can't kill an idea.

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