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27th Dec '16 7:00:25 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* This topic comes up in an early dialogue within ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' when Aveline asks Varric if he actually does anything except "watch and talk." He answers that "coins flow when I talk and when I shut up. Like if you got paid to guard or unguard." When Aveline says he isn't making any sense, Varric simply replies "Good." If you're wondering what he actually does, he publishes short stories and ends up in charge of his family's businesses (though he avoids Merchant's Guild meetings if at all possible). Oh, and he may or may not have a spy network at his disposal (in Dragon Age: Inquisition, he confirms that he does have a spy network, but leaves it to Leliana because she's a much better spymaster than he is).

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* This topic comes up in an early dialogue within ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' when Aveline asks Varric if he actually does anything except "watch and talk." He answers that "coins flow when I talk and when I shut up. Like if you got paid to guard or unguard." When Aveline says he isn't making any sense, Varric simply replies "Good." If you're wondering what he actually does, he publishes short stories and ends up in charge of his family's businesses (though he avoids Merchant's Guild meetings if at all possible). Oh, and he may or may not have a spy network at his disposal (in Dragon Age: Inquisition, he confirms that he does have a spy network, but leaves it to Leliana because she's a much better spymaster than he is). His main job appears to be "information broker".
15th Dec '16 9:56:12 PM jtgibson
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* Depending on the employer, many security personnel are expected to do a very large number of administrative and menial tasks in addition to their more expected functions of locking, unlocking, inspecting, guarding, and patrolling buildings. Toggling blinds, turning on televisions, adjusting sound equipment, posting general management bulletins, and even light cleaning duties can be among them.
14th Nov '16 7:38:05 PM nombretomado
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* In Shizune's route of ''KatawaShoujo'', Hisao and Misha, Shizune's translator, have no official positions on the student council. Because of this, and the [[ClubStub size]] of the student council, [[AbusiveParents Shizune's father]] [[JerkAss Jigoro]] has no respect for it.

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* In Shizune's route of ''KatawaShoujo'', ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'', Hisao and Misha, Shizune's translator, have no official positions on the student council. Because of this, and the [[ClubStub size]] of the student council, [[AbusiveParents Shizune's father]] [[JerkAss Jigoro]] has no respect for it.
30th Sep '16 10:11:08 PM caffeinedelusions
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** The ultimate case is Milton, who hangs around at Initech for five years without even technically ''having'' a job there. This is somewhat forgivable, as no one told him he'd been laid off, and due to an error in Payroll he was still receiving a paycheck until the Bobs fixed it.
27th Sep '16 8:30:13 PM mattthelurker
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* While most of the characters in MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic have reasonably defined ways of supporting themselves, after five seasons Fluttershy's job still remains extremely vague. Is she a vet? Is she a ecologist? An animal trainer? A farmer maybe? She's been seen doing a bit of all of them, but what she actually gets paid for is anyone's guess.
30th Aug '16 8:05:46 AM LentilSandEater
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* Series/HowIMetYourMother: It's a {{Running Gag}} throughout the series that if you ask Barney what his job is he'll simply reply "Pfft, please." All that's known is that it's very high income, doesn't require Barney to really do any work, and it's very dodgy in terms of legality.
** Subverted when his job is finally revealed in the final series.

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* Series/HowIMetYourMother: It's a {{Running Gag}} throughout the series that if you ask Barney what his job is he'll simply reply "Pfft, please." All that's known is that it's very high income, doesn't require Barney to really do any work, and it's very dodgy in terms of legality.
** Subverted
legality. This get averted when his job is finally revealed in the final series.
30th Aug '16 8:04:45 AM LentilSandEater
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* ''ComicBook/GastonLagaffe'': Gaston is usually seen sleeping, clowning around or unwillingly creating accidents at his office. He is frequently criticized for not doing his job, but, then again, it is never made clear what he is exactly supposed to do.
** It was in fact the character's defining element for a long time: Before he got his own proper comics, Gaston was actually a character who sometimes appeared in the margin of the magazine "Spirou", with no explanation whatsoever of who he was or why he was there. It took some time before the two main characters of "Spirou et Fantasio" began to wonder what exactly was the purpose of his presence, and when they finally asked him, the only thing learned was that he supposedly had been hired by "some guy" to work here. Who was that guy, and what was the job that Gaston was supposed to be hired for remained a mystery, even for Gaston himself, hence why Gaston ended up being dubbed the "Hero-without-employment"

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* ''ComicBook/GastonLagaffe'': Gaston is usually seen sleeping, clowning around or unwillingly creating accidents at his office. He is frequently criticized for not doing his job, but, then again, it is never made clear what he is exactly supposed to do. \n** It was in fact the character's defining element for a long time: Before he got his own proper comics, Gaston was actually a character who sometimes appeared in the margin of the magazine "Spirou", with no explanation whatsoever of who he was or why he was there. It took some time before the two main characters of "Spirou et Fantasio" began to wonder what exactly was the purpose of his presence, and when they finally asked him, the only thing learned was that he supposedly had been hired by "some guy" to work here. Who was that guy, and what was the job that Gaston was supposed to be hired for remained a mystery, even for Gaston himself, hence why Gaston ended up being dubbed the "Hero-without-employment"
30th Aug '16 8:04:15 AM LentilSandEater
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** The whole village is shown having a poor grasp of monetary economy and paid work, especially in Asterix and the Cauldron. Those who have a trade, like Unhygienix the fish seller, are incompetent at it. It is safe to assume that Asterix hunts what he needs to eat and gets the other things from the villagers as rewards for constantly saving the village itself.
30th Aug '16 8:03:36 AM LentilSandEater
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** Justified Trope: Janson was Wedge's number two in Rogue Squadron. The general idea, is that Face and Kel will graduate to number one of Wraith Squadron, when Wedge returns to Rogue Squadron. Furthermore, Wes was the Number two during the founding. Falynn, similarly, is the back-up for...well, all the MasterOfNone positions.
30th Aug '16 8:03:12 AM LentilSandEater
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* In Shizune's route of ''KatawaShoujo'', Hisao and Misha have no official positions on the student council. Because of this, and the [[ClubStub size]] of the student council, [[AbusiveParents Shizune's father]] [[JerkAss Jigoro]] has no respect for it.
** Justified with Misha: She's Shizune's translator and interpreter.

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* In Shizune's route of ''KatawaShoujo'', Hisao and Misha Misha, Shizune's translator, have no official positions on the student council. Because of this, and the [[ClubStub size]] of the student council, [[AbusiveParents Shizune's father]] [[JerkAss Jigoro]] has no respect for it.
** Justified with Misha: She's Shizune's translator and interpreter.
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