This is my first post on 2+2. I felt the necessity to respond to this thread cause I am actually going through the same situation... I am starting to play poker for a living since a couple months. First it was easy to answer to that question cause I would say that I was Unemployed since I left my job but now it's starting to anoy me. I try to tell the truth as much as I can to the people that I care the most. Some accept the Idea of me doing this for a living and they support me, but others, they know but they avoid the subject. They never ask how well I am at my "work".. It should be normal .. I mean.. I know that there's a lot of negative things that are related to Poker (addiction, lack of legal sistem that recognize Poker as a Profession , no contribution for IRS etc). I understand all of that but damn.. Why do people judge so much?
50 years ago there were no website designers for example, or other jobs that today exist.. So I assume Poker is another "new" profession. They should adjust to that new reality!
Why am I starting to feel less accomplished than others? I'm also hating the fact that to the eyes of my government I just donīt exist and I always have to say that I am unemployed! it's getting frustrating! I do have a job! I work just like anybody else..
For example: The other day I wanted to rent an apartment but since I am oficially "unemployed" I couldnīt be the one to sign the papers. My friend had to sign although earns less money than me..
I am starting to get really tired of this. Last time someone asked me about my job I answered that I was an online database analyst (This is me saying I analyse my hud and interpret the information ahaha). Of course they didnīt questioned me anymore cause it sounded boring to them. Maybe I should answer this more often.. anyway.. maybe in a couple of months when regulation will be officially made in my country it will be easier to me. At least I hope..