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Joined: 1/28/2005
Msg: 51
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I agree with proliberate. I have a friend who is a lawyer and he's a great guy. My parents had a friend who was a mortician and he had a really hard time meeting people. He finally met a woman at a funeral - go figure - who realized that he became a mortician because he is painfully shy around people and finds conversation difficult. I think you need to look at the person/profession to see how it impacts on you. To simply write off a group of people based on a certain profession seems rather silly.
Joined: 4/20/2006
Msg: 52
What professions are a turn off?
Posted: 5/25/2006 9:15:33 AM
cops, lawyers, politicians, morticians, male nurses or male hairdressers,
strippers, gangnsters, musicians and laborers.
I would feel too sorry for someone who worked in a strictly labor occupation
to date them.
There may be more... but I think what you do says a lot about someone.
Joined: 5/20/2006
Msg: 53
What professions are a turn off?
Posted: 5/25/2006 9:35:23 AM
I would have to say the following:

A police officer (although there is one I would probably make an exception for...)
An accountant
A stripper
Joined: 5/19/2006
Msg: 54
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What professions are a turn off?
Posted: 5/25/2006 9:37:35 AM
what is wrong with factory labor? shit, all i've ever known has been hard me, hard work won't kill ya....i hate these kids who have it all and don't ever have to bust their asses to work
Joined: 10/27/2005
Msg: 55
What professions are a turn off?
Posted: 5/25/2006 9:38:45 AM
under cover cops who pretend to be hookers
talk show host
consumer advocates
mailman.. nothing sexy about those outfits
sheep herders
Joined: 10/11/2005
Msg: 56
What professions are a turn off?
Posted: 5/25/2006 9:42:33 AM
Proctologist by day, caterer by night

Honestly so long as the person is HAPPILY employed and not draining my bank accounts, I couldn't be happier
 Summer Teeth
Joined: 3/9/2006
Msg: 57
What professions are a turn off?
Posted: 5/25/2006 9:49:33 AM
Who cares as long as the person works regularly and works hard?
Joined: 3/1/2006
Msg: 58
What professions are a turn off?
Posted: 5/25/2006 9:50:25 AM
^ way to go.

Who cares, the job description does not make my choice for me.
Joined: 9/11/2005
Msg: 59
What professions are a turn off?
Posted: 5/25/2006 9:53:02 AM
Nice points gallivanting. I figure if a person is happy with what they do, I’d rather be around them rather than someone who's miserable and complains all the time about their job. I know people who cover the whole spectrum - construction and factory workers to artists and lawyers to nurses and morticians to cops and business executives to entrepreneurs in any number of businesses. They all enjoy what they do, are happy to go to work (how many can truly say that?) and they’re all intelligent, interesting people. I've never cared what someone does for a living, as long as they enjoy what they're doing; and I always support and encourage them to follow their dream. The advantages they receive - such as confidence, happiness, contentment, etc., from achieving their goals and doing what they love, are wonderful to see and to be around. An honest day's work, and any job well done, is something to be proud of, whether it's working in a factory or creating a new technological marvel or cleaning a house. IMO, letting a person's profession turn one off is as bad as only being interested in someone for their looks.
Joined: 10/22/2005
Msg: 60
What professions are a turn off?
Posted: 5/25/2006 10:07:09 AM
^^^^What she said!

I have a degree, I used to teach school. Now I do property management and have a cleaning biz for Beach rentals. As well as do restaurant work for fun. So. I am a manager, a maid, a waitress/bartender/hostess/salesperson.
Hmmm...guess I am a few of those "not such hot professions".... All rolled into one.
Joined: 11/9/2005
Msg: 61
What professions are a turn off?
Posted: 5/25/2006 10:11:06 AM
Well I honestly had never realized I thought about this before but I guess I did. As I read down peoples preferences I saw a couple professions that kind of turned me off.

I have to say though first before I list them, I don't know what all the flack against morticians is about. There was this guy I talked to all the time online, really sweet and funny, and was a funeral director. I thought his job was so fascinating! He told me about all these crime scenes and interesting things about human anatomy and the process of enbalming. I don't know, maybe I'm a weirdo, ok, I'm definitely a weirdo, but his observance of human nature was astounding. All the people and families he's helped and the varying degrees on peoples reactions to death and traditions made for some very long and absorbing conversations. If he hadn't been so far away and other circumstances.. I would have definitely dated him.

Anyways, yea I wouldn't be terribly keen on dating a police officer as I like a little recreational weed and would get all bent out of shape about my free cable.
With police, firemen and more active positions in the military I think it would be difficult to date them, for fear that things get serious and I'd be constantly scared they're going to get killed on the job. Anyone can go at anytime. However as admirable as it is to put your life in danger for your fellow man, it'd be hard to love someone like that, always fearing they won't come home.

Obviously not a stripper or a prostitute/escort. Not so much because of the moral question of the job, but because I'd have to wonder how much you really value yourself if you'd put your body on display or use for money.

As far is this whole sales people debate. I think there's a big difference between like, 'call center' sales, higher up professional sellers and buyers, and some guy that tells me he works at "the local jean store".
I like to date older men, and if some guy in his early 30's tells me he works at the local mall selling tshirts, I'm going to think for myself....umm....your how old? It's one thing to be in management or something of that effect, but if your literally a guy that bugs customers and puts them in fitting rooms and your older than 16? You have a maturity issue. Same goes with fast food and gas stations.

I'm kind of leery of cab drivers. Around here anyways. It's one thing if it's an extra job between jobs or for a little while to make a bit of extra money, but if this is your fulltime gig, again, maturity issue.

Obviously no criminals, drug dealers. I don't think I'd dig the witness protection program, or visiting you in jail.

Any job the guy complains about CONSTANTLY, obviously pays him crap, and he's over qualified for, but too lazy/gutless to find something better.

I've had some pretty lame jobs in my day, believe me, but it was a process on the way to my career, it wasn't my ENTIRE career. I kind of expect by the time a guy reaches a certain age (the age I like to date anyways), he should know where he's headed, or be there.
Joined: 4/5/2006
Msg: 62
What professions are a turn off?
Posted: 5/25/2006 10:31:18 AM
Their was a time when your job said a lot about you . Butcher , Bus Driver , Hitman , But these days , least in the states , You do what you can for the cash it offers . Get by and keep your head above water is the name of the game . I've met dozens of people who went to school for years for a job they hate but make great money . If i could take it with me when i died , i would to . but you can't . I used to run kitchens . for years , long thankless years . Guess what pays more for usually less hours . everything .lol . My point being . Being forced too adapt was not my choice . I wanted to be called a Chef . A noble occupation . People need food . But since , i've done everything from Garbageman to Roofer to Bartender and more . Sometimes two at the same time . These days . The job does not make the man . As long as you make your money and not sponging off the populace . Why should someone be knocked . Yea i knew a Mortician he was a nice guy with a very good head on his shoulders . Any man with access to an incinerator is one to be respected same as pig farm . And i've dated a couple Strippers some are nice girls . and they all don't turn tricks . You should just be glad your man/women makes his/her money and doesn't bring work home with him/her or bum cash of you .
 cuppa mojo
Joined: 5/25/2006
Msg: 63
What professions are a turn off?
Posted: 5/25/2006 10:35:35 AM
Any job the person doesn't like, but still keeps
Any job that involves harming others (hitman, police, military, prison guard, bounty hunter)
Corporate executives and professional managers
Department store perfume sprayer
Administrative Assistant
Bill Collector
Joined: 1/31/2006
Msg: 64
What professions are a turn off?
Posted: 5/25/2006 10:43:45 AM
Machine shop
The free sample person at the grocery store
Avon lady
MLM salesperson(Amway, fullerbrush, etc)
Vacuum or encyclopedia salesperson.
Joined: 3/4/2006
Msg: 65
What professions are a turn off?
Posted: 5/25/2006 10:51:28 AM
Oh LORDY if i win this upcoming municipal election that will make me undatable !!

No one wants to date a female politician !!

*** considers falling back on her criminology masters


Joined: 12/13/2005
Msg: 66
What professions are a turn off?
Posted: 5/25/2006 10:55:50 AM
Any job that involves harming others (hitman, police, military, prison guard, bounty hunter)

Poor Dog... and I thought all the ladies found him to be hot

btw Amway is not a profession unless your a professional sucker

and why not a bill collector? You can be f*cking them while they are f*cking everyone else
Joined: 2/1/2006
Msg: 67
What professions are a turn off?
Posted: 5/25/2006 10:59:25 AM
And what is wrong with sales people? I was educated as a pharmacist in Europe but because I couldn't practice pharmacy in California (strict laws) I ended up in retail
and stayed there for 20 years until forming my own business. I always had integrity,
treated every customer with respect whther they wore T-shirts or suits and was never pushy. So don;t put all eggs in one basket. Judge people as individuals and stop generalizing.
Joined: 9/10/2005
Msg: 68
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Posted: 5/25/2006 11:15:46 AM
Quite a few interesting lists here. Though I am surprised I haven't seen the words "janitor" or "garbage man" show up too often....

Jobs DON'T make the individual.
Joined: 10/14/2005
Msg: 69
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Posted: 5/25/2006 11:30:07 AM
No illegal or immoral jobs or careers. All jobs that are done by a man, woman or child are edifying to your soul are a plus. I don't hate my job, but, I'm not doing what I really want to do with the rest of my life. And, I kept my job for 28 years, in order to support my two kids. Since their dad never sent me any money when he wasn't living with us. Which was most of time. Anyhow, So, I need wrist and bariactric surgery. And am waiting for the insurance to authorize it. Then, off we go. To night law school. To begin my 2nd career in life. With God's blessings and His strength and help and His wisdom. And I'm 51. You are never too old to start over and make a new life for yourselves.
Joined: 2/24/2006
Msg: 70
What professions are a turn off?
Posted: 5/25/2006 11:33:34 AM

Jobs DON'T make the individual.

For the most part no, but a guy in the porn industry, or a hitman (someone mentioned a hitman) does to me, tell me alot about what that individual is made up of.
Joined: 5/21/2006
Msg: 71
What professions are a turn off?
Posted: 5/25/2006 11:43:43 AM
hey people,
what would you think of a 32 year old who bags groceries/pushes carts for a local store and delivers newspapers for a living? Let me know
Joined: 9/4/2005
Msg: 72
What professions are a turn off?
Posted: 5/25/2006 11:50:07 AM
I don't think I'd have a problem with any kind of a profession except a mortician, I dunno that would be too freaky..Oh yeah and a stripper....I just couldn't do it.

As far as a lawyer, my brother is a corporate lawyer and he's a great guy, but I would probably wonder about a criminal lawyer...they are defending criminals and I think moralisiticaly, I just couldn't go there...

As far as male hairstylists...I've worked with some amazing men (straight and gay), and they were all great. If its the fact that many are gay, well then thats just having an issue with sexuality not profession. But artistically they are all geniuses...JMO

EDIT: I was in sales, and people liked me because I was sincere and honest. Won national awards also...The trick is to really believe in what you're selling..
Joined: 4/30/2006
Msg: 73
What professions are a turn off?
Posted: 5/25/2006 11:50:49 AM
I don't know.....even though I spent/misspent 12 years living in Nevada.........
Not sure I could date a hooker...........some things are hard to share

Mortician........Nothing to worry about.......until ya see the bathtub full of ice.
Joined: 3/4/2006
Msg: 74
What professions are a turn off?
Posted: 5/25/2006 11:51:26 AM
I would think that hes doing what hes gotta do to survive ..
Maybe he likes this work ..

At least hes working and not being lazy ..

I think its admirable

I dont judge based on occupation because it happens to me so much

Joined: 5/19/2006
Msg: 75
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Posted: 5/25/2006 12:04:27 PM
cops carry cuffs...that is enough for me anyhow
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