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When it comes to work, we've all got perfectly reasonable expectations about how it's supposed to go. Unfortunately, those expectations usually get dashed within the first hour. That's the kind of surprise nobody wants, so we asked our readers to show us the unexpected realities of their jobs, compared to how they figured those jobs were going to go.

So now we all start our jobs with properly-aligned expectations.

Entry by Mike Kohnke

SCHOOLTEACHER WHAT IT SHOULD BE: Preparing children for their futures through education and nurturing WHAT IT REALLY IS: A baby sitting job CRACKED CO

Entry by Sonny Time

911 Operator: What is your emergency? HOW IT SHOULD WORK Caller: 0 need help. MY husband is having a heart attack. HOW IT WORKS BuR E Caller: I just w

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