Every once in a while people find ways to see humour in their otherwise grunt and tedious jobs. Other times, people realise that stock photos can be meme goldmine. This Twitter trend marries the two.
People from across the world are sharing Stock Photos that worst describe their jobs. Fictional or otherwise. And the descriptions are hilarious!
Check out some of the best from the #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob trend.
1. This is why everyone loves going to the gynaec
I always give a thumbs up after a pelvic exam, it’s so not creepy at all #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob pic.twitter.com/wzOW0ULr1f
— Jennifer Gunter (@DrJenGunter) May 6, 2018
2. The librarian with a curious finger placement
Most people don’t realize this, but an important part of being a librarian is poking computer screens. #badstockphotosofmyjob #librarian pic.twitter.com/6NtawDCVb5
— Kristin Wright (@The_Wright_Book) June 23, 2020
3. This is why the employee surveillance softwares are on a rise
As a manager I sneak up on my subordinates and use a binocular to check for non work related stuff on their computer screens. #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob pic.twitter.com/2uUAiS1AX6
— Jan (@Bumix) June 22, 2020
4. College professors, they’re just like us
As a college professor I find it to be a best teaching practice to quietly read a book with my back to the class during lecture. #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob pic.twitter.com/hC2bMOA3Hy
— Maire Ford (@FordMaire) June 24, 2020
5. All pharmacists would vouch for this, clearly.
All pharmacists know the best way to dispense medicine is just to throw all your pills into the air and just see what happens #badstockphotosofmyjob pic.twitter.com/1qhtb4DZcB
— Melinda (@melindajames_) June 24, 2020
6. Optometrists exactly know how to not see the right way to do things
As an optometrist, I like to hold my ophthalmoscope really far away and also the wrong way round so the light shines directly into my own eye. #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob pic.twitter.com/N7JtUe6Tgi
— LK Frank (@be_frank_) June 24, 2020
7. Architects weigh in…
I use my worst sketches as large-scale wallpaper to punish myself into dreaming of better designs.#BadStockPhotosofMyJob pic.twitter.com/x1dcAKWhK2
— new nomad | نو خانہ بدوش | नया बंजारा | بدوی جدید (@talkistania) June 20, 2020
8. Weather reporters keeping it simple
I find people are confused by weather maps/forecasts. All those locations, colors, symbols…
Instead, I like to keep it simple and point at absolutely nothing when communicating the forecast. #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob pic.twitter.com/4qjMIwXSCS
— Elizabeth Leitman (@WxLiz) June 23, 2020
9. Train engineers leading safety protocols by example
As a train engineer, I always stand on the tracks looking at my laptop instead of being aware of high speed trains. (Without my safety specs and the wrong colour hat.) #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob pic.twitter.com/Ms7FDcFuvg
— Liz Waters (@emswaters89) June 23, 2020
10. Balance sheets, Profit and Loss statements, what’s that? This is really what accountants do.
A very important part of my job as an accountant is carefully stacking up quarters while I lean importantly over printouts of various charts and graphs.#BadStockPhotosOfMyJob pic.twitter.com/1nBMyIKXkU
— Lauren Aquino (@lap014) June 22, 2020
Didn't you know that all accounants carefully arrange their glasses on their laptop while using a calculator in 'off' mode and drawing aimlessly on pie charts?#BadStockPhotosOfMyJob pic.twitter.com/7LvQs1HoYC
— Lauren Aquino (@lap014) June 22, 2020
11. Offered without comment
#BadStockPhotosOfMyJob Looks like I am Nancy Drew searching for neurons in a ball of ground beef. pic.twitter.com/RZJCOpSIj3
— Dr. J. LeBlanc (@GreyMatterPhD) June 22, 2020
12. Project managers doing important important project management things
As a project manager, I, too, stare creepily at an off-screen camera while typing on a laptop that's powered off. #badstockphotosofmyjob pic.twitter.com/cZ3aCQ6Xcf
— Jackie (@Xxtayce) June 24, 2020
13. Environmental Researchers are just stars waiting to be discovered…under a lens.
As an environmental researcher, I often use the microscope with black sunglasses while my colleague stares into the void. #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob pic.twitter.com/ZKAkTdj0QX
— Shardul Prabhu (@prabhu_shardul) June 22, 2020
14. Chefs know what it takes
As a chef, I can confirm to get maximum flavour from celery for your base stock, you must feed them cherry tomatoes and treat them like your first born! #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob pic.twitter.com/EZ6Zm7Bejc
— ? Dave (@chef09876) June 21, 2020
15. Really all corporate whiteboard markings in the board room boil down to this
Look, everyone! I drew this random blue line with a dry erase marker and now: I'm pointing to the side of it with a ballpoint pen! Ta da! Academia! pic.twitter.com/Ssc4uJcin0
— Susan Glover (@SusanKathGlover) June 22, 2020
16. Doing God’s job here
Every priest is secretly Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Only the desperate use two hands. #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob pic.twitter.com/twEc94rbyy
— Hannah (@violinvet) June 22, 2020
17. Canvas artists sometimes double up as theatre artists
Some other days, I hide behind the canvas, stalking it silently like the creep I am. Then I jump out of it's back right to it's side to scare that fucker.
Canvas need to be predated before you paint on them, everybody knows that. Duh.#Artist #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob pic.twitter.com/Skm3FD9ipX
— Bea Albir ?lávate las manos? (@BeatrizAlbir) June 23, 2020
18. Writers will relate with this accurate description of their workflow
If you haven’t traded in your furniture for a wind machine and oh-so-comfy stack of books that barely hide your mouldy walls … are you even a writer?#BadStockPhotosOfMyJob pic.twitter.com/oK9Vom7PKS
— Tess Burton (@tesscatiful) June 24, 2020
19. Are you even a games designer if you don’t look like one of its characters?
Yes, we typically all wear our VR goggles to videogame design meetings, I guess so we don't have to read the seven sticky notes on the giant empty whiteboard. #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob pic.twitter.com/qjNvnDZ31v
— Brian Reynolds (@TheGameChief) June 24, 2020
20. Harambe died for this.
This is exactly how I wear my uniform when giving park tours. #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob pic.twitter.com/CuGhqY6q99
— Sharon Stiteler (@birdchick) June 22, 2020