9 Sitcom Characters You Turn Into When You Graduate
The life of a graduate can go one of a few ways. Before long, you’ll be looking more and more like the following sitcom characters.
1. Chandler Bing: The one whose job no one understands.
You finally secure that graduate job, but it’s so complex, so unknown, that you actually grow tired of it purely from explaining to absolutely everyone exactly what your job entails. “So what do you do now?” “Vertical transport engineer.” “Which is?” “Operate on transport that goes up and down” “Which is?” “Lifts” “Oh.”
2. Ted Mosby: The one who sees sense.
An outcome of The Trying to Live the Dream. You realise life is passing you by and you have to prioritise things. You turn to something different in your ‘field’ … often teaching. No one thinks you’re a failure, promise.
3. Ross Geller: The one who gets the job they’ve wanted since they were a kid.
You dream about this job when you sleep, you daydream about this job when you’re awake, you’ve got expensive collectibles, personal collectibles. You haven’t got a worry in the world when it comes to your career. FYI: you are secretly hated.
4. Robin Scherbatsky: The one whose career comes before their love life.
It’s just a phase but you don’t know when it will end. Saying that there’s always someone who, unknowing to you, pulls you out of it.
5. Joey Tribbiani: The creative one determined to make it.
Strapped for cash, borrowing from your housemates, working in a bar to compensate your auditioning and side projects. Can often be found lounging on the sofa.
6. Barney Stinson: The one who keeps their job a secret.
7. Rachel Green: The career ladder climber.
You move to the big city to start a ‘new you’ but it doesn’t immediately all go to plan. You start at the very bottom and struggle your way up. You come close to giving up a few times, but eventually you make it.
8. Marshall Eriksen: The corporate sell-out.
Determined to make a change but the only change you end up making is the sizeable sum of your bank account. No one blames you; deep down everyone, in some way, has thought about it.
9. Nick Miller: The career procrastinator.
You’re putting things on hold because a) you don’t think you can do it, b) you need more ‘life experience’ and c) you’re lazy.