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Old 10-18-2009, 01:15 PM   #21
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My dream job would be to be a writer . I picture myself working and living in a brownstone or another old house somewhere in New England .
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Old 10-18-2009, 02:50 PM   #22
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I always wanted to be a pro baseball player. I'm starting to think I'm too old and not good enough for that.
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Old 10-18-2009, 03:23 PM   #23
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I really don't know. I have a lot of hobbies that I rotate out in in. Then pick up new ones, lose interest, move on. Not sure there is something I'd really like to do as a dream job.
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Old 10-18-2009, 03:25 PM   #24
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I wanted to be a seismologist when I grew up, studying earthquakes and volcanoes and doing data collection out in the field. USGS was my target as an employer, or an oil exploration or geophysical service companies as second tier choices.

I had to settle for engineer, stuck behind a desk, going to meetings, running contracts. But I did manage to stay in the laboratory 50% of the time.
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Old 10-18-2009, 03:52 PM   #25
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Maybe a Park Ranger. Have no idea about the hours or pay. But the view would be great. And you get to meet folks from all over (and they think you're an expert )
My original "perfect" job was to be a Ranger, spending long periods of time in a smoke tower, communing with nature, taking care of the environment, and in general being paid to be a hippy. Marriage pretty much put an end to that particular fantasy.
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I really don't know. I have a lot of hobbies that I rotate out in in. Then pick up new ones, lose interest, move on. Not sure there is something I'd really like to do as a dream job.
+1 Some of my bosses used to talk about "finding your passion" and turning it into a job or applying it to the job you have. I envy people who can find their passion in the first place, let alone make a living at it -- they are truly blessed. I like to do lots of things, from computers to drawing, windurfing to cycling. But the interest sems to wax and wane. And I always thought turning an avocation into a vocation would spoil the avocation. Something I enjoyed would become just a job. Of course, none of those things I enjoyed were ever a real "passion" so maybe having one of those makes all the difference.
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Old 10-18-2009, 05:33 PM   #27
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Old 10-18-2009, 06:01 PM   #29
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Only if I can choose my client(s).
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Old 10-18-2009, 06:40 PM   #31
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As an airplane nut and private pilot, I always dreamed of being an airline pilot...I've also talked to enough airline pilots to know that for many of them, it's seldom as glamorous as my vision.

Hankster, it was great early in my career but went downhill from there with the race to the bottom. Large paycuts, furloughs, work rule changes, frozen or dissolved pension plans, regional jets, lack of restful sleep led to my early retirement. You didn't miss anything.
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Old 10-18-2009, 07:05 PM   #32
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I had visions of being a famous painter or writer. Then I realized those occupations didn't pay.

But I still would like to fulfil those dreams in ER!
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1966-1996(tossing in some jobshopper stints). Various tasks as a grunt R&D, mfg engineer on the Space Program. Of course along the way it slowly morphed into a job job and the romance/bubble faded.

The shortest was 1st summer out of high school in a logging camp working as low man on the survey crew(not choker setter thank goodness). I still remember the food and all you can eat steak night.

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Umm... I never golf, and never will. But I can't think of a gotcha here. Do golfers suffer any injuries like tennis players with their elbows? Adversaries hitting them on the head with a golf club? Hazard of stray balls? Anything?
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This hits pretty close to home. I decided in my late teens that I didn't really have enough talent to make a living at art or writing. I do both for personal pleasure, while my job pays the bills.

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I had visions of being a famous painter or writer. Then I realized those occupations didn't pay.
Also, I'm a bit of a ham (though not many know it), and love to run my own show (though that's hard to achieve). I have a fantasy of being a motivational speaker.

Third choice would be to do some of the jobs I've actually had, but for only about 20 hours a week

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I wanted to be a seismologist when I grew up, studying earthquakes and volcanoes and doing data collection out in the field.
I dunno man looked what happened to that girl in the movie Tremors. Is it worth that kinda risk?
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My dream job would be riding on the hurricane hunter airplanes! I am a weather junkie and would love to fly into the eye of a hurricane. That would be a dream job.

I would love to do logistics for some relief organization after natural disasters where I could make sure that the right stuff got to the right place afterwards. I've looked at Red Cross and Oxfam, but mostly they have staff jobs where you have to be in some dreary place most of the time.

I did want at one time to be a Catastrophic team insurance adjuster (me and the hurricanes, right?) but I realized it would not be conducive to any sort of home life.

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I wanted to be an astronaut when I was a kid. Now I'm looking to do some part time GPS/GIS data collection - preferably in the Grand Canyon
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