The Independent Contractor

Certain types of people make me suspicious. For example: people who list five occupations on their online profiles.

I wonder if they actually get paid to do any of those things. I suspect they suck at most of them. There’s nothing wrong with sucking at something. To paraphrase a smarter person than I: anything worth doing is worth sucking at. That’s what hobbies are all about. But we don’t generally use job titles to describe hobbies. People who like cooking at home don’t usually describe themselves as chefs. People who post funny pictures on Tumblr don’t usually call themselves internet journalists. I suspect these multi-jobbers aren’t happy with their real jobs and don’t want to be associated with them.

Most of all, I suspect their Arby’s shift supervisor would be pissed about the omission.