10 Mariah Carey clapbacks for those dreaded job questions your family is bound to ask

When all you want for Christmas is to not be asked about your job and money—or your lack thereof—here’s how you can channel your inner pop diva.

10 Mariah Carey clapbacks for those dreaded job questions your family is bound to ask

What causes more anxiety than an interview with a recruiter? An interview with your entire family over Christmas dinner.

So since we know you’re going to ask, yes, we’re still single, and no, we don’t always drink this much.

Year after year, there are certain questions that, without fail, your family will ask during the holiday season. The status of your employment seems always to be on their list.

You can already see how it’s going to go down: You’re trying to enjoy a nice home-cooked meal with the people you love most when suddenly, bam! Grandma whacks you over the head with a hard-hitting question about why you can’t find a job. Yeah, we love you, too, Grammy.

When all you want for Christmas is to not be asked about your job and money—or your lack thereof—allow Mariah Carey, queen of Christmas and shade, to help you craft the best responses to those dreaded job questions your family is bound to ask.

How’s the job search going?

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Did you hear back after that interview?

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So, why can’t you find a job?

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Oh, have you heard what amazing thing [insert the favorite child’s name here] is doing?

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Why don’t you ask for your old job back?

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Why don’t you ask [insert distant relative’s name here] about working for them?

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Why don’t you go back to school?

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So, what do you do, exactly?

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You don’t wear that to work, do you?

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When are you going to get a real job?

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