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Remember "take your kid to work day?" This is explain your work to kids day. Try to not scare them too much.

husk39939 asked Redditors to channel their inner genius: Einstein said "If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself." How would you explain your job?

Submissions have been edited for clarity, context, and profanity.


Living the dream. Any guesses?

Giphy

I don't actually do anything, I just keep a track of when other people are doing things.

fantalemon

Ahh management.

RusskiRoman

Or payroll.

ThatOneKid1995

Definitely payroll.

JoseSweet

What six-year-old wouldn't want this job?

I dip donuts in frosting and sprinkles, then put them on trays so you can pick them yourself! Pretty easy one, imo.

sn0wgh0ul13

Assembly line worker.

nichonova

Pretty much. We call ourselves pack off. We're the ones you talk to when you walk up to a in-store Bakery :)

sn0wgh0ul13

Some kids need to know that it does get better.

Giphy

I answer the phone and help kids who have been hurt by their parents.

ladyofmtg

Thank you.

questionthis

Legos make everything understandable.

I make the Lego instruction booklets, but for boats.

tracerbullet__pi

Legos is the only way to explain engineering

johnnysauce78

For kids in Oregon and New Jersey, this could be relevant.

I pump gas into cars and sweep up garbage. I almost wrote weep, but then realized it is in fact an essential part of it too.

Edit: damn guys! Well I'm currently working as I write lol I'll get back to all y'all after. For anyone asking I work in Canada, and it's one of the last "full service" sites in n.s., everybody else pumps their own gas.

gladwinorino

As grown-ups, we can go to jail for breaking promises.

Giphy

I write down the promises two companies make to each other, make sure they understand them, and provide them both with a copy of the papers they signed.

PMmecrossstich

Pinky swearer.

cankin

This is the correct answer.

PMmecrossstich

Most kids run and hide.

clean your teeth because you won't.

Throwawayabc1010

Dentist or Dental Hygenist.

thisisnotacat

Or a really weird janitor.

GillbergsAdvocate

Or a really weird bartender currently.

Sydosys

What a suspicious use of "currently."

MuchAmaze

Try teaching a kid to say 'phlebotomist.' 

I take people's blood in the hospital to try and help the doctors figure out what is wrong with them and how to make them feel better.

boing345brooke

Phlembotomist.

Threedog667

Essentially yes! I also do data entry and prep samples for testing.

boing345brooke

Mmmmm. Bread. Though the ingredients seem a bit off...

Giphy

I bake bread. One of the perks of my job is that it's easy to explain.

SugarFlourButterEgg

No salt. Bread needs salt, otherwise it's cake. And yeast.

E: CAKE CAN HAVE SALT?! WHO KNEW!? NOBODY KNEW! CAKE IS GREAT. I LIKE CAKE. CAKE LIKES ME. CAKE KNOWS I'M A GREAT GUY.

Jestar342

That's why he goes to Reddit, to get the salt.

thanos_spared_me

Hard to imagine any six-year-old today needing IT help in the future.

I try not to lose my temper all day whilst fixing the same problems that the same people have with their computers.

IBYCWOWTM

I don't lose my temper but people can irritate me. Strangely that's reduced in recent years and people seem happy to just let me fix what's broken.

I just tell people I'm a glorified repairman even if I do get involved in planning, setting up servers etc.

battraman

I don't understand my job either. What could this be?

I accept the fact that I don't understand my job.

agreeingstorm9

Programmer?

PhilGerb93

Software developer!

Magicalunicorny

Sounds fun.

Giphy

I draw connect-the-dot mazes for electricity, then test them to see if they work in real life.

ICantSeeMyChin

I draw connect-the-dot mazes for electricity,

Electrical engineer?

then test them to see if they work in real life.

Oh nevermind.

Beltox2point0

Perfect.

When a car gets a booboo I make it better.

hatsnatcher23

Auto Body Tech?

thisisnotacat

Computers will be people one day.

I write very specific instructions for others in their own language. Those other guys are computers.

TIL_TED

...is there a guy inside my computer too?

2HornsUp

Yes. Make sure he has plenty of water to drink.

keyboardsoldier

We have a winner.

Giphy

I give sick kitties lots of love and give them medicine to make them feel better!

JiyaRose

Cat pimp / catnip dealer.

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