What Does Your Mother Think You Do? - Fresh Egg Blog

What Does Your Mother Think You Do?

Marketing and communications coordinator

It’s an age-old joke in our business that nobody outside the industry knows what we do, especially not our parents. So with Mother’s Day approaching this weekend, we‘ve asked around here at Fresh Egg to find out what our Mums, Grandmas and the rest think we do for work. Assumptions ranged from fixing computers to professional commuters. Take a look:

Kayleigh Rogers

"Kayleigh works on the internet."
"Kayleigh works on the Google."
"Kayleigh fixes computers."

Kayleigh Rogers, Junior technical web analyst 

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Nate Wood

"My son thinks I’m a professional commuter. Apparently all I do is get the train in to London, hang out for a bit and then come home. Sounds like a good job, actually!"

Nate Wood, Head of biddable media

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"Mum knows there are lots of acronyms, but can never remember what they mean."  

Susie Cox, Social media strategist

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-My family believe I should know (1)

"My family believe I should know everything about computers, technology and the internet because I work on computers. I managed to explain ‘the Google’ to my Nan as a library that isn’t in alphabetical order."

Mark Longhurst, Inbound marketing assistant

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Jennie Excell

"Explaining to my Nan was a tricky one. She got lost at "you know the internet?"
I told her it was kind of like being a librarian but online....She explains it as one of those new types of jobs"

Jennie Excell, Account Director

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Tom Brennan

"My five year old son thinks that I fix computers. Every single day as I head out the door he says “Have a good time fixing the computer”. He even drew a picture of me fixing computers last night."

Tom Brennan, Business development manager 

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Laura Ward

"My Nan nodded knowingly when I told her I worked in digital marketing, saying: “The internet is everywhere these days…” Fairly insightful for someone who hasn’t used a computer in her life."

Laura Ward, Marketing and communications coordinator 

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David Grace

"My mum assumes it has something to do with websites and doesn't ask any further questions."

David Grace, Software developer

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Sarah Penycate

"I remember the first time I got business cards my Nan thought I’d made it in the world."

Sarah Penycate, Resource manager  

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David Sewell

"I remember my mother calling me for help once. I found her with the computer mouse on top of her head, tangled in her hair. She explained that after running out of desk, she’d gone up her arm, over her ear and had nowhere else to go. The ‘little arrow’, apparently, was stuck in the middle of the screen."

David Sewell, Head of innovation

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What does your Mum think you do? Leave your comments below - we'd love to hear from you! Or why not check out our current job vacancies and give your family a new job title to remember?

 


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