What Are The Biggest Misconceptions People Have About Your Job?

Whether you're an archaeologist who's sick of explaining that most of your work really does take place in the library, or a cartographer who wants to explain how modern mapmaking really works, tell us what it is that most people have wrong about your work.

Share some of the behind-the-scenes knowledge from inside the labs, writers' rooms, libraries, shops, parks, classrooms, clinics, and wherever else it is that you do your work in the comments now — and let the rest of us in on what it is about your job that most people just don't know.