Are you a professional?

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#1
Are you a professional? How does one act as a professional?
 

Ronreddog

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#2
I am a professional asshole, does that count? :icon_mrgr

I consider myself a professional in the IT field. I have been working in the field for 7 years, supporting end users, and also, working on servers, desktops, laptops, and wireless devices. I have been in a customer service type position for over 20 years.

Professionalism is all on how you present yourself, IMO.
 

LiddyRules

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Jun 1, 2005
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#3
My incompetence, lack of skills and utter defeatism prevents me from being or becoming any sort of professional.
 

sbrainb

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Jul 27, 2007
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#4
I'm a professional.... a professional geek. I basically get paid to be nerdy.
But seriously, my field is a relatively small one and there aren't a lot of people who understand or can do what I do, so yeah, I guess.

Am I professional as I work? I would say yes. Occasionally we drop some f-bombs around here if we're getting stressed, but the whole department does it. However I do conduct myself professionally. Sometimes in meetings when I get the floor I sound all professional-like.
 

krisko

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#7
um...well i'm a professional bill collector in that it is my current profession. in aprill i'll be a political scientist...woop
 

nolajersey

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#9
I am a professional when dealing with the accounts here. I am also the Customer Service manager so I am very professional on the phones. However when we are not on the phones we are a bunch of children.
 

Ronreddog

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#10
One of the key points I left out is separating personal from professional. Here is an example, that I dealt with yesterday:

I called a Field Case Manager, someone that works from home, who was having problems with their all-in-one Brother printer. I only got involved with the ticket, because my manager asked me to call. She had called on 1/7, and called almost daily, and escalated it through management.

Now, I spent an hour on the phone with her, walking her through the steps we needed to go through, according to the User Guide, to fix a paper jam. All the time, she is swearing, and saying shit like "I am going to quit this job", and "do you know how much money I bring in for this company".

Well, I know it was not a personal thing, so I acted professional, and resolved her issue, She was grateful, and I felt the sense of accomplishment. I was mentally exhausted after the call, though.

Sorry for the rambling, I think you get my point, though.
 

Chino Kapone

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#12


"I am a professional"
 

SatansCheerledr

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#13
I am a doctor of psychology. I take my profession very seriously and when I am with a patient I am 100% professional in every sense of the word. The rest of the time I am a stark-raving lunatic.
 

BCH

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#14
Yeah, you ought to see me in a meeting. I'm super prepared has every answer, know it all guy. It's sickening really. When a technical issue comes up, I'm the person everyone somehow ends up listening to even if the problem isn't with my equipment. I have this sort of other self I turn into but only when the situation truly demands it of me. People tend to think I'm taking it easy until they've worked with me a couple of times when the shit has hit the fan. Then they learn.
 

cigarsandscotch

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#15
Yeah I'm a professional.
Old ladies are notorious for accidentally ripping loud farts while transferring from their stretchers to my catscan table. I pretend that I don't notice neither the blast nor the smell, all the while maintaining a straight face. After I leave the room I laugh my ass off (where they can't see or hear me).
 

THE FEZ MAN

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#16
i like to think i am, my problem is were i work, the long standing problem is the lack of professionalism, im the weird one, to the rest of the guys i work with, most of them treat every customer like an idiot, and every time i make an "executive decision" i catch a bunch of shit from my owner, so i have a tendency to professionally pass the buck to my boss
 

Zeroman

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#17
Yeah I'm a professional.
Old ladies are notorious for accidentally ripping loud farts while transferring from their stretchers to my catscan table. I pretend that I don't notice neither the blast nor the smell, all the while maintaining a straight face. After I leave the room I laugh my ass off (where they can't see or hear me).
you need a trophy for that........i dont think i could hold back :clap::clap::clap:
 

Sct Ptersns Twn

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#18
Yes I am. I professionally kiss my bosses ass everyday and drink with him when asked. Plus I love my job.
 

HummerTuesdays

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#19
I am a professional and have letters after my name that say I'm a professional. :) I do attempt to be professional, but it's difficult when I'm perpetually fighting the "it's not my job" line when it so clearly is their job. I do my best to remain calm & rational, but people are just fucking idiots.
 

TheLittlerJimmy

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May 24, 2007
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#21
I do P.R. for the federal government.

I like to think I represent our country professionally, but it's hard to take myself seriously when I generally have to mute O&A cock jokes when dealing with the press or congresspeople.