I think it would be a little odd to assume that I, or any of the Hessians or Metalheads that I know, had a job at all, given our standard manner of dress. I'm pretty sure most people generally assume that we're all the "burnout", school-dropout types, or juvenile delinquents, as far as the younger ones are concerned. It's always an absolute delight to see the looks on people's faces when they suddenly realise that we're (that is to say, the people I spend time with) far more intelligent and far more well-read than them, with a much greater understanding of both general and specific fields of knowledge.
All of this talk about "not wanting to be grouped with the burnouts" is either a crock of crap or a hideously poorly thought out decision. Do you not, when you look at entirely "normal" people, think "Hell, look at these fucking simpletons, with their consumerist capitalism, failed educations, willfull mediocrity, people fit only for the pyres"? Others, when they look at us, think "Hell, look at these outsiders, they don't conform to our accepted norms, thus they must be inferior, and will never amount to anything". I don't revel in being "different", I revel in being better, and also in being antagonistic. As far as I'm concerned, I'm engaged in an odd form of war against the "common man", and I'm proud to display my colours, regardless of the opinions of others.
Then again, I'm still a teenager, and can very easily get away with this.