Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?
1. People really donít give a damn about what people, outside their field, do to earn their living. I'd say: People really donít give a damn about what folks, outside their field, do to earn a living.
2. If I were to meet you five years ago I wouldn't give a flying **** to the fact that you were/are a systems administrator.Had I met you five years ago, I wouldn't have given a flying **** about the fact that you were a systems administrator.
3. They would refer to all other professions as clerks. ( I was talking about some old folks) Looks OK.
Student or Learner