You've probably been asked this question more times than you can count. It's a small talk go-to question because it's not too personal and the question doesn't seem complicated.
I'm not trying to make small talk with you all, I'm just trying to get to know you better. We spend so much time discussing job issues around here, and I'd love to know what you're up to Monday through Friday. So, tell me, what do you do for work?