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Do you think it's rude to ask people what they do for a living?

I always get "What does your husband do for a living" because I am a SAHM. What do you think? Is it rude?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:22 PM on Jun. 28, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • I don't see anything wrong with it - depending on how it's asked.....
    Mommy_0f_many

    Answer by Mommy_0f_many at 6:23 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • I think it depends on the tone of voice... generally I am not offended by it.
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 6:24 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • No, not at all. It's simply friendly conversation...
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 6:24 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • I think it's one of those "getting to know you" questions, I don't think it's rude.
    Scuba

    Answer by Scuba at 6:24 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • no it is kinda like a convo starter. liek how the weather how was your day.....when you first meet some one it can be an ice breaker.....i would be offended by it. no if they ask how much he makes of something to that extent i think i would tell them that is non of their business but asking what someone does for a living and/or what their job intels isnt IMO rude.....
    sweetestkitten

    Answer by sweetestkitten at 6:24 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • I agree with everyone else, as long as it is asked in a nice way, I don't see it as a problem.
    shanlaree

    Answer by shanlaree at 6:25 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • *wouldnt be offended.....
    sweetestkitten

    Answer by sweetestkitten at 6:25 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • It depends on the way its said. Some people are honestly just trying to make friendly conversation, and of course there are the bitches out there who ask it in a condescending way.
    Ash9724

    Answer by Ash9724 at 6:25 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • No, it's never bothered me before.
    LovingSAHMommy

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 6:25 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • I don't really see anything wrong with it. but like previous poster said, it depends on how it is asked.. And also the response of the person after being told.
    GavinsMommii

    Answer by GavinsMommii at 6:26 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

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