How to answer what do you do for a living?

Sep 04, 2019 at 20:45
4,865 Visa
64 Replies
Medlem sedan Nov 06, 2018   8 inlägg
Sep 04, 2019 at 20:45
I do not wish to discuss this very much misunderstood activity of trading in social settings or with new friends I don’t know well just yet. I am looking for some kind of friendly answer that is specific and uninteresting enough not to arise any more questions. Saying i work from home doesnt solve the issue, because it is immediately followed by “what do you do” question. I don’t want to lie completely, just want to avoid the trading part. Do you have any ideas?
Medlem sedan Jan 28, 2017   1 inlägg
Sep 05, 2019 at 04:58
😁Tell them to mind their own business in a 'friendly' way 😁 ... jokes aside, you can say you a 'risk manager'!
Medlem sedan Sep 05, 2019   1 inlägg
Sep 05, 2019 at 10:49
you can say that you are working as a Freelancer.

Freelancer means works as per project who get his project from online source.

stesens
forex_trader_525186
Medlem sedan May 29, 2018   11 inlägg
Sep 05, 2019 at 10:59
Best answer for me: I run my business about investments. An Ultimate Business....
Medlem sedan Jan 05, 2016   1189 inlägg
Sep 06, 2019 at 01:17
I just tell people I do quantitative analysis related to international finance.
If they press for more information, I simply tell them 'I don't want to talk about it.'
If it looks too good to be true, it's probably a scam! Let the buyer beware.
Medlem sedan May 29, 2019   7 inlägg
Sep 07, 2019 at 06:38
you can say you're an analyst or researcher.
Medlem sedan Nov 06, 2018   8 inlägg
Sep 07, 2019 at 17:48
i like analyst. very vague and very true 😁
Medlem sedan Aug 19, 2017   8 inlägg
Sep 07, 2019 at 20:30
Tell them -

I wish i could tell you but if i did, i will have to hide your body at the bottom of the river !
😎
carpe diem.
Medlem sedan Aug 19, 2017   8 inlägg
Sep 07, 2019 at 20:31
“When in doubt tell the truth. It will confound your enemies and astound your friends.” ― Mark Twain.

'If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember...' - Mark Twain

😇
carpe diem.
Medlem sedan Jul 11, 2019   9 inlägg
Sep 08, 2019 at 06:25
kaxx posted:
I do not wish to discuss this very much misunderstood activity of trading in social settings or with new friends I don’t know well just yet. I am looking for some kind of friendly answer that is specific and uninteresting enough not to arise any more questions. Saying i work from home doesnt solve the issue, because it is immediately followed by “what do you do” question. I don’t want to lie completely, just want to avoid the trading part. Do you have any ideas?

you r correct
Medlem sedan Aug 08, 2019   2 inlägg
Sep 10, 2019 at 11:42
Online buying and selling stuff i found interesting
Medlem sedan Sep 11, 2019   10 inlägg
Sep 11, 2019 at 11:11
I say I develop software for financial investments
Medlem sedan Sep 12, 2019   1 inlägg
Sep 12, 2019 at 22:24
Foreign Exchange Analyst
Medlem sedan Sep 17, 2019   8 inlägg
Sep 17, 2019 at 12:37
Analyst for investment products
Medlem sedan Feb 22, 2011   4862 inlägg
Sep 18, 2019 at 06:49
kaxx posted:
I do not wish to discuss this very much misunderstood activity of trading in social settings or with new friends I don’t know well just yet. I am looking for some kind of friendly answer that is specific and uninteresting enough not to arise any more questions. Saying i work from home doesnt solve the issue, because it is immediately followed by “what do you do” question. I don’t want to lie completely, just want to avoid the trading part. Do you have any ideas?
Just be honest, that would filter real friends from the rest.
If you need workaround just say I am doing computer business.
Medlem sedan Sep 06, 2019   19 inlägg
Sep 18, 2019 at 13:35
Give them information on the need to know business
Never assume anything.
Medlem sedan Jan 05, 2016   1189 inlägg
Sep 18, 2019 at 22:05
Just be honest about it.
If you don't want to talk about it, then simply tell them you don't want to talk about it.
If it looks too good to be true, it's probably a scam! Let the buyer beware.
Medlem sedan Dec 15, 2016   1 inlägg
Sep 19, 2019 at 07:32
I throw in big words like CFDs, bullion and indices when I want to kill the topic
Elimination method
Medlem sedan Aug 27, 2017   994 inlägg
Oct 30, 2019 at 16:49
Simply: A Forex trader! Forex is a popular business in my area, so I have no issue!
Medlem sedan Jan 25, 2010   1360 inlägg
Nov 03, 2019 at 23:44
Answer 1:
Professional4X posted:
I just tell people I do quantitative analysis related to international finance.

When pressed for further information:

Answer 2:
Ndwigah posted:
I throw in big words like CFDs, bullion and indices when I want to kill the topic

And if they still don't believe you:

Answer 3:
I am a maverick trader, currency speculator, professional gambler.

johnnybean16 posted:
“When in doubt tell the truth. It will confound your enemies and astound your friends.” ― Mark Twain.
'If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember...' - Mark Twain
Logga in / Registrera dig to comment
You must be connected to Myfxbook in order to leave a comment
*Kommersiell användning och skräppost tolereras inte och kan leda till att kontot avslutas.
Tips: Om du lägger upp en bild/youtube-adress bäddas den automatiskt in i ditt inlägg!
Tips: Skriv @-tecknet för att automatiskt komplettera ett användarnamn som deltar i den här diskussionen.