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New Cult King
02-01-2008, 01:45
My dream job is a Hypnotherapist.

I have been studying Hypnotherapy by correspondence for nearly a year now, and I've become very bored with the course. Today though, I signed up for an intensive, hands-on, and most importantly fun 3 day seminar in March that will certify me as a Hypnotherapist. I know two people who did the course last year, and they swear by it. As a bonus, because I signed up early I got a discount of $300.

So as of today, I have taken a huge step towards my dream job.

What your dream job, and is it attainable? I know being the body oiler for an international swimsuit model tour would be pretty rad ;)

requiem
02-01-2008, 02:01
Yes, that would be awesome ;).

But my dream job would be to lecture in a country other than Scotland. I wanted to lecture for a few years now but never really put any *real* thought into it, now I think its time to plan my career. Lecturing politics in hot country? Yes please :p.

Congrats on getting everything on the right track, I hope you have fun and make lots of money! :D

Penitent
02-01-2008, 02:16
My dream job would be to run an eco-tourism business in Asia, with options for Mountain Biking, Backpacking and maybe Sea Kayaking. Perhaps most importantly, I'd want to employ locals who know the area, and pay them fair wages; something which can be rare in that part of the world.

The process has started, with some investors in line to provide start-up, some contacts on the ground, and my own, personal knowledge expanding.

der_lex
02-01-2008, 02:29
My true dream job would be having no job at all... just spending my life enjoying myself, traveling the world, meeting interesting people and experiencing every delight known to man. What can I say, I'm a hedonist :D

I guess as far as real jobs would be concerned, writing fiction would top the have something to try and get published one day. Still, it's an awfully long shot in today's cluttered fiction market, and my current job takes up a lot of my creative energy as it is.

As far as attainable dream jobs go, I'm pretty much working in mine. Translation and copywriting each appeal to different aspects of my creativity in their own way, and the fact that 90% of my work involves subtitling for the Dutch/Belgian dvd market is the icing on the cake... I'm pretty much paid to watch tv and movies for a living, and it's pretty cool to know that a lot of people will be watching my work (even though subtitlers don't sign their name under dvd translations). Add to that that I'm self-employed, so I don't even have to leave the house to go to work and don't have to put up with annoying co-workers or, worse still, management of any kind, and I'm pretty much working in my dream job already.

What it took to get there was my university education, a couple of mails to the right people and the willingness to take the plunge and start my own company. I'm seconding requiem's sentiment in congratulating you, NCK...the main thing you need to attain your dream job is initiative, and you just took a good step.

RomanCommander
02-01-2008, 04:12
I would love the job of Jeremy Clarkson on top gear.

MrP
02-01-2008, 05:20
My true dream job would be having no job at all... just spending my life enjoying myself, traveling the world, meeting interesting people and experiencing every delight known to man. What can I say, I'm a hedonist :D

It gets a bit boring if one doesn't have a job, I fear. I speak from experience.

Mm, probably the Army - although I fear that's unlikely if they have anything against people who fall into a two-year pit of depression and end up on anti-depressants. Ho-hum! ;)

Adept
02-01-2008, 05:27
I would like to star in porno flicks. At least for a while.

dr.oetk3r
02-01-2008, 06:01
I would like to star in porno flicks. At least for a while.

Wouldn't we all?

I'd wanna be a US senator. Those bastards have got it made! Aristocracy baby, whoo hoo!

Jedi152
02-01-2008, 10:04
I'm unusual in that i seem to have no dreams or aspirations, at least where a career is concerned. It's quite sad, and made it very hard to choose my A-Levels and Degree.

At school in our careers lessons i never knew what i wanted to do, and at the ripe old age of 27, i still don't. I don't see the job i'm in now as being a career, but i have no dream job.

BrianC
02-01-2008, 10:19
I've done my dream job but sadly it doesn't pay enough money to do anything I like out side of work.

The job in question? Groom at a private stables. Being paid to ride somebody elses competition class eventing horses all day on either indoor or outdoor menages. Best. Job. Ever. And I've had a few over the years.

I guess I'd like to be a successful SF author if I could be injected with the talent to be the next Clarke, but I'd rather not bother if I was going to be the next Goto. :chrome:

moose
02-01-2008, 10:40
I'm currently an auditor for Pricewaterhouse Coopers so i guess alot of people would aspire to work there. But i've always fancied investment banking - so anything along those lines would take my fancy!

Although if we're going crazy, hey, i wanna be a fighter pilot =D. I wonder if a 6ft6in guy can fit into a eurofighter jet hmmmmmm....

Luke
02-01-2008, 11:25
My dream job? Ok lets assume I would make enough to pay my bills and have some cash to splash. Also lets assume the nanny-state UK govt would let me.

I would run my own coffee and cigar bar selling nothing but the finest coffee and the finest cigars.

Some guy (UK)
02-01-2008, 11:27
I'm unusual in that i seem to have no dreams or aspirations, at least where a career is concerned. It's quite sad, and made it very hard to choose my A-Levels and Degree.

At school in our careers lessons i never knew what i wanted to do, and at the ripe old age of 27, i still don't. I don't see the job i'm in now as being a career, but i have no dream job.

I'm in the same spot. I'm comming up to the point in the next year when I have to decide on a course(s) for University, despite having no idea of a career I'd like to do, never mind a dream job.

MrP
02-01-2008, 11:29
I'm unusual in that i seem to have no dreams or aspirations, at least where a career is concerned. It's quite sad, and made it very hard to choose my A-Levels and Degree.

At school in our careers lessons i never knew what i wanted to do, and at the ripe old age of 27, i still don't. I don't see the job i'm in now as being a career, but i have no dream job.

Art thou my long-lost twin? ;)

Satan
02-01-2008, 11:30
Since I'm studying to become a project managera I'd most likely want to work with that at either a PR or design firm or with a printing company.

The dream job would most likely be quality improvement/assurance consulting for odd types of business - the media industry with games and films foremost. They could do with some of that. Might be I'll end up for a job at Det Norske Veritas once I'm done.

Chaos and Evil
02-01-2008, 11:31
Wouldn't we all?



I wouldn't!

Plus I think my GF might have something to say on the subject too heh.


My dream job would be working as a Games Designer... fat chance of that happening! :p

evil
02-01-2008, 12:05
Three words, First. Sea. Lord.

Best title ever.

I can see it now:
them: So, what do you do for a living?
me: I'm the First Sea Lord, I am Lord of the sea.
them: [stunned silence] Is that like Lord of the Dance?
[them executed by my naval minions]

Failing that Drug Czar wouldn't look too bad on a business card.

Mahwell Skel
02-01-2008, 12:12
"Chief Taster for Walkers Crisps?":D

When I was 11 it was editor of WD. Looking at the posts about WD I dont think I want that job now!

Kohhna
02-01-2008, 12:24
Professional Revolutionary

The 'professional' bit is the problem, its more like a hobby for me these days.

Arianwen
02-01-2008, 12:28
I would love to be a fetish model, like Dita Von Teese or Masiumi Max. Being paid to wear ludicrously expensive underwear and corsets all day long sounds like utter bliss to me. Alas, being 5' 3", I fear this has little chance of ever happening.

When I was younger I wanted to be a paleontologist, then an astronaut, then an ornithologist, then a dancer, then a nurse, then an archaeologist, then a pathologist, then a scene of crime officer (hmmm, a lot of ists in there). Evidently, none of these have come to pass as Uni and I didn't get along and I now sell soap to ignorant idiots.

I'd quite like my own shop though. I'd sell fetish wear and corsets. And underwear. And play Nine Inch Nails all the time, because I'm not allowed to at my present job.

RobC
02-01-2008, 12:36
I would love to be a fetish model, like Dita Von Teese or Masiumi Max. Being paid to wear ludicrously expensive underwear and corsets all day long sounds like utter bliss to me. Alas, being 5' 3", I fear this has little chance of ever happening.Without wanting to get this thread Wasted or deleted... wouldn't you be a little concerned about the fact the world and its dog can find pictures of you online and do with them as they wished?

As for me... something creative. It always has been my dream job. But I'm lazy and avoid doing stuff too often, so I'm stuck with telling creative people that they've made mistakes. It's quite a nice second-best so I won't complain.

Arianwen
02-01-2008, 12:41
No, not really. It's all about getting to wear corsetry for me, and looking good for myself, so I'm not bothered about the world and its dog. Besides, it's never gonna happen.

EVIL INC
02-01-2008, 13:04
My dream job? Well, so long as I am dreaming...
Winning the lottery, opening a large game shop in my hometown. Plenty of gaming supplies and room to play, new people to play with, the ability to hire my friends on as staff so I would have constant help, opponants. A uber computer server to also take care of my computer gaming needs.
For "nightlife" an attached bar/danceclub. (something tells me I would spend less time there.
Chance are, I would not make a lot of money at all but as I would be rich, I wouldnt need to actually MAKE money, just enjoy puttering about keeping myself busy.

Crube
02-01-2008, 13:34
Hmmm, for me - Author (although as has been mentioned - an overcrowded market makes this tricky - still, I am working slowly on my first novel so....

Alternatively, subtitler, or film censor / classifier

Something where I could work from home, and still earn enough to pay the bills...


Anywhere but here really :( i really should do something about it...

inq.serge
02-01-2008, 13:39
My dream job is Architect/UFC fighter/Porn star/ actor/ daemon lord.

Hideous Loon
02-01-2008, 13:48
If we disregard the fun-but-slightly-ludicrous ones, such as Evil Combine Overlord of City 17, my favourite job is the one I am learning right now, a teacher. Of teachy things, such as English, History, and The Fine Arts. Stimulating, you have the chance to make people's lives better and make them functioning members of society. And besides, if there were no teachers, there would be noone who passed over knowledge between the generations, and no "controlled general consensus" concerning knowledge.

Two pennies distributed.

RevEv
02-01-2008, 14:00
I'm doing mine - but what it is is classified!

Second best job - Keytimer at GW:)

The pestilent 1
02-01-2008, 14:43
From the moment I could talk til about two years ago I wanted to be a Palaeontologist.

These days, I aspire to work for a nice big University in the states in their Astrophysics department.
I have the smarts, unfortunately between being easily stressed and having the attention span of a dust mite, I'm having to put off my A levels til I can get it all sorted.
(And for once I've taken the steps to do that, this month is going to be busy busy starting.. Friday)

EVIL INC
02-01-2008, 15:25
My dream job is Architect/UFC fighter/Porn star/ actor/ daemon lord.
LOL, with the dangers inherent in the porn industry, I am not so sure I would want that job. I find it funny you listed that seperate from actor lol. Daermon Lord, trust me, its not all its cracked up to be. I am constantly having to fight, maim and kill, I have to constaly be lecherous and evil. That gets old after a while. Not to mention you cant take a vacation or get holidays. Holidays are actually some of my busiest times.:(



my favourite job is the one I am learning right now, a teacher. Of teachy things, such as English, History, and The Fine Arts. Stimulating, you have the chance to make people's lives better and make them functioning members of society. And besides, if there were no teachers, there would be noone who passed over knowledge between the generations, and no "controlled general consensus" concerning knowledge.


I got my degree to be a social studies teacher. I thought it would be fun and great. During my student teaching period, I found that I did not like working in the setting provided by teachers. You have to constantly step on eggshells so that you dont say something you arent supposed to. I found that I actually got into trouble for teaching the truth rather then the crap they put into the kids books. Too much of history is watered down or politically altered for my taste and the internal education politics were too much for me. If you can work in that environment and still help the kids and find a way to get the truth to them, more power to you and I will hold the highest respect for you. Of course, some subjects like math and grammer dont have to worry about the politics that social studies have to.
I find that I greatly enjoy using my degree to work in the related field of counseling. I am a Job Corps career counselor and greatly enjoy working with the kids in the way I do. Course, I work with killer, rapists, just plain poor, those hiding from thier gangs, illiterate and street tough, but these kids nead and deserve respect and help as much as any other. I find the challenge to be welcome and the rewards.... very rewarding. To know that I helped someone leave the streets and thier gang behind and go on to a career or college helps me feel good about myself. When they realize that I helped them and come back and thank me, that makes me feel good and commit the sin of having pride in myself and what I do.

theunwantedbeing
02-01-2008, 15:44
Dream job?
*shrugs*
Something easy and high paying and not boring.
Sculptor would be nice, doing big sculpts for 50,000 each spending a month or 2 on each project.

I expect this thread to get locked pretty soon due to people stating over adult jobs.

Professional footballer.
All I need to do is get injured somehow in training before my first game and I get paid the same but dont have to do anything. And by injured I mean "roll around on the floor and claim to be hurt".

Count Zero
02-01-2008, 15:48
Pro Tennis player

Hideous Loon
02-01-2008, 19:38
EVIL INC: I can understand a social studies teacher, especially in countries where the gov't extorts a higher degree of control over the stuff teachers ramble about in class, feeling hampered and not being able to say a lot. Which country are you from? Because as long as no minority/religious group is offended (and if you want to offend minorities/religious groups, there are plenty of places on the Internet for that), you are pretty much free to say what you want to say, and not deviate from the general guidelines of teaching, 'course.

But as you say that you used your degree otherwise, my argument feels slightly unnecessary.

ServanoTomasin
02-01-2008, 19:38
Dream job?
Well, I've had lots, and only being 15, I will have many, many, oh so many more.
Lets start at the basics: Up to about 6 years old, I wanted to be a train driver. Then, I sadly relised, Thomas and his friends, no longer live and work on the railways any more. However, volenteer train driver at a preserved line will do...
Fighter pilot. Then I remembered, my dream fighter plane, the BAC Lightning (preferably F2-A or F6) was no longer flying. ANYWHERE.
Writer. Then I relised, I had next to no litterary talent. That, however has changed, and I am at A/A* GCSE level, so there may still be hope.
The guy who drives R2-D2. However, I was just that little bit too tall. Even when I was 9...
Current Dream Jobs:
Artist for GW :which, since I actualy have artistic talent, may actualy happen
Recovery Mechanic, Captain in the 3rd Bat, REME: However, my asthma may slow me down (in more ways than one....) I mean, whats more fun than sitting in the cuppola of a ChallengeR (2) Armoured Repair and Recovery Vehicle (CRARRV) and retrieving damaged tanks. It doesn't matter how good I can shoot, I'm sitting inside 62+ tonnes of tank.
Tank commander: Again, a captain, in the 1st RTR. Challenger 2, is a nice tank.
MP: well, look at how much money these hipocritic gits get on alowance alone! I'll be sitting pretty in one of my 3 houses, whilst telling everyone else that they need to pay more taxes to fund my pleasure trips to 5 star hotels! Or, as I shall put it, improve the NHS.... Then I shall get back to the MoD and increase funding to it. And by the army lots of new toys. Everyone has fun.
However, the captain in REME will do. Nice pay, a bit of action, visiting lots countries and driving a heavy tank, is my dream job.

If we are going to put 40k/fantasy jobs, mine is techmarine in the IH. But, only if I get the full servo harness. Just imaging all the power you have! You can crush a man's head with an arm!

ServanoTomasin.
Hopefully Captain S.T, 3rd Bat, REME...

Xisor
02-01-2008, 20:08
Dream jobs? I think I have a few...

Author

I'm a terrible writer, but I do enjoy writing. It's a sad state of affairs knowing there's a world out there that you'd love to be in but, as Crube mentions:
1- It's too crowded already
2- You'd not be good enough even if it wasn't.

I 'spose that's why it is a dream though, huh?

Researcher

Closer to possible. I think I'd really enjoy being a researcher, but the truth is I'm not that good at any particular subject. Sure, I can hopefully wangle a degree in physics, but I sincerely doubt I've the capability in physics to do succesful research.

* In a manner of speaking, I'm sort of 'in' my dream job. I do love being a student. And if, by luck, I graduate in my degree, I'll be Xisor...Master in Physics! (Sortof like First Sea Lord, or Time Lord...)

Captain

I do think I'd enjoy being a captain or some sort of officery type in the Navy of the RAF. Unfortunately I don't think I'd like much at all what'd have to happen between now (layabout student) and then (reasonably well promoted officer) to achieve it.

So, in that respect, you can imagine that my dream job 'requirements' would be:
- Something reasonably difficult on the old brain-meat
- Something that allows me not only a bit of freedom, but relies on me being able to exercise that freedom
- Something with a bit of responsibility. Responsibility is a good 'kick up the rear end' to make sure I'm doing something productive. Being a student and only responsible to (largely) myself isn't a terribly good motivator anymore
- Interesting. The job itself has to interest me. I can learn to be interested in things, sure, but I doubt Investment Banking will ever get me...

Corrupt
02-01-2008, 20:10
RAF/AAC/FAA Pilot
Ie get the British Governtment to pay me to fly, preferebly Air Arm or RAF Fighter jets, but helo's could be fun

Other than that my aspirations are none existant.
Any crappy job that pays the bills and I dont have to think about after 5pm until the next day. Same as school really:)

*Hopes his officer selection board interviews go well*

Stahlgeist
02-01-2008, 20:24
No, not really. It's all about getting to wear corsetry for me, and looking good for myself, so I'm not bothered about the world and its dog. Besides, it's never gonna happen.

"Suicide Girls" has some petite models IIRC. Never say never! :)

So me, I'm pretty much doing my dream job - creative work in several disciplines, good pay, work w/ scientists, engineers & the military. If I could get someone else to write performance appraisals, I'd be in hog heaven. :chrome:

Freak Ona Leash
02-01-2008, 20:29
Political activist.
I think I have some good ideas regarding politics. Nothing really new I suppose, but I think they are good. I want to change the world for the better, and I want to do that by helping others. I want to do this by getting them to change themselves, and better themselves through education and reform. The current government of my nation (USA, for those who care) is horrid in my opinion. It could be so much better, it has so much potential, but it is limited by itself. The government isn't going to change itself, it needs the people to do it. It needs the people to be educated, to be their OWN leaders, not to be content being lead around by rich men and women who think themselves our "betters." We are the revolution, many of us just don't know it yet.

ryfitz13
02-01-2008, 20:34
I'd have to agree with the idea of being independently wealthy and opening a gaming store for fun.

Though teaching would also be quite rewarding. I'd have to take a pretty significant pay cut from my current profession, and my addiction to living indoors prevents me from going that route...

My current profession (I like to refer to myself as a professional computer geek) isn't all that bad either.

Kaze
02-01-2008, 21:19
Programmer at a small but successful game-developer (Naughty Dog / Insomniac / Bungie style). But that's really the top spot in my dream list.

Other than that, the more "down-to-earth" version of it is doing what I do now (researcher) but at the same time teaching a few courses at college (might become true after I get my PhD) and have loads more money to buy cool equipment to do my research. That basically sums it.

Luke
02-01-2008, 22:06
Yeah porno actor would be cool. If I was only younger and cuter. If someone offered me some money to do porno I probably would but that is just dreaming.

Brotherdraagor
02-01-2008, 22:34
My dream career is to be an actor and/or presenter; stage or film, it doesn't really matter to me (though of course seeing my name on a film trailer would be one Hell of a buzz) as long as I can act. I've been doing it for as long as I remember, and enjoy it immensely, but don't really have the funding for a drama school and cannot dance to save my life. Still, my current 'realist' plan is to be a teacher post-English and Linguistics degree so I guess that's something similar.

Angelwing
02-01-2008, 22:35
paleontologist, or professional golfer, or international playboy.

Hausdorff space
02-01-2008, 22:44
Researcher in mathematics... and it's pretty likely to come true. Hooray!

whiteshields1830
02-01-2008, 23:15
Being on the board (CEO/CFO/chairman) of a Investment bank. Those areas sure pay well. *cough* Goldman Sachs chairman has a $61million salary*

realistically i just wish to work for a IB when i graduate.

Snoozer
02-01-2008, 23:25
To be a programmer, maybe for some game developer, but I guess I don’t really care that much about it as long as it is programming.

I can always make games on my own time :p

:D

Adept
03-01-2008, 11:59
I'm currently an auditor for Pricewaterhouse Coopers so i guess alot of people would aspire to work there.

:eyebrows:

You're being sarcastic, right?

How on earth could someone want to sit in an office and work with numbers all day? Yeah, the money might be OK, but the job satisfaction? I think I'd kill myself.

Notorius
03-01-2008, 12:13
Computer Forensic Analysist.

Getting paid to look through peoples computers to find evidence would be great fun. The downside though is if said person happens to be a sick pedo as I'd then have to look through every sick photo on the system. :(

I'm doing a degree in computer forensics atm so hopfully it'll get there.

BrianC
03-01-2008, 15:29
:eyebrows:

You're being sarcastic, right?

How on earth could someone want to sit in an office and work with numbers all day? Yeah, the money might be OK, but the job satisfaction? I think I'd kill myself.Working with numbers can be fun if you like that sort of thing. Working the hours that an investment bank or management/accountancy consultant works is far from fun. I should know as I've worked at an investment bank, although they had the good sense to keep me away from any numbers.

The pestilent 1
03-01-2008, 15:44
:eyebrows:

You're being sarcastic, right?

How on earth could someone want to sit in an office and work with numbers all day? Yeah, the money might be OK, but the job satisfaction? I think I'd kill myself.

I like working with numbers?
Hell, I do quadratic equations for relaxation sometimes.
(And no, I aint kidding)

der_lex
03-01-2008, 21:22
You'd still have to put up with an office environment, though, which is something I personally detest. Petty office politics, the inevitable incompetent managers/bosses you'll get during the course of your career, and the feeling of being just a little cog in a big multinational corporation who couldn't care less about you as a person aren't exactly what I'd envision in my dream job, so I fully agree with Adept on this.

Of course, I'm a desk monkey in my own way, since I work behind desk and a pc as well, but at least it's my own desk in my own house, where I can listen to my own music as I work, I get to choose my own hours (including just saying 'to hell with it' and taking a day off, as long as I meet the deadlines that I've set with my clients, of course), all the profits I make go directly to me (great incentive for overtime, that) and if it's a nice day out, I just grab the laptop and go work in the park.

I'm sure the job at a big corporation'd pay better than what I make now, but I'd never give up my independence and the general carefree nature of being your own boss for that.

Scanno
03-01-2008, 21:50
Well, on Monday week I'm into the 3rd round of assessment for my dream job; design engineer with Jaguar. Yes, designing the next XK, XF S-type, X-type etc.

Other than that... wouldn't mind design engineering for any of the large defence companies.

Or, as someone said earlier, Jeremy Clarkson's job; I'm very tall, slightly overweight, with curly hair and love cars, but less arrogant, I'll be honest.

Kohhna
04-01-2008, 04:24
Political activist.
I think I have some good ideas regarding politics. Nothing really new I suppose, but I think they are good. I want to change the world for the better, and I want to do that by helping others. I want to do this by getting them to change themselves, and better themselves through education and reform. The current government of my nation (USA, for those who care) is horrid in my opinion. It could be so much better, it has so much potential, but it is limited by itself. The government isn't going to change itself, it needs the people to do it. It needs the people to be educated, to be their OWN leaders, not to be content being lead around by rich men and women who think themselves our "betters." We are the revolution, many of us just don't know it yet.
That one's perfectly achievable, but not something you can usually make a career out of. At least you can't just walk into a paid job as Political Activist like you could a normal job. Out of all the activists I know the ones who can do it more or less full-time have day-jobs that also happen to be related to the stuff their into, or are members of an organisation that can support them financially as a paid organiser, this is usualy not very well paid - I was offered a position as the Student organiser for my party in Dublin and the money I was meant to live off was pretty bad (though that wasn't the reason I turned it down). Anyway, its not to hard to get into by starting at the bottom. See what's going on in your local community, go to the meetings of any local political groups whose politics or activities you more or less agree with. If there's any independant candidates in the Election running in your area that you like then just ask them what you can do and they'll probably be glad to have you, I worked on PB4P (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People_Before_Profit_Alliance)'s election campaign in West Belfast and it was the best craic I had all last year. There's bound to be a local Anti-War group doing stuff, whatever it is there'll be something.

starlight
04-01-2008, 04:29
Freelance writer/photographer. :) Work from your backpack, live where you want, travel the world.

Oh wait, that's what I'm starting to do...:D

Inquisitor_Matt
04-01-2008, 06:38
Firearms tester. No reviewing, just shooting guns all day and blowing stuff up.

hallowed_are_the_ori
04-01-2008, 07:37
proffesional drinker..

Fenriz
04-01-2008, 08:55
"Suicide Girls" has some petite models IIRC. Never say never! :)

They let just about anyone in. Most of them arent that good looking. Though some of them on there are crotch-tighteningly beautiful. :eek:

Im doing my dream job. Im a tattooist. Huzzah! :D

Mad Doc Grotsnik
04-01-2008, 11:54
No, not really. It's all about getting to wear corsetry for me, and looking good for myself, so I'm not bothered about the world and its dog. Besides, it's never gonna happen.

Perhaps you are related to my Girlfriend?

Me, I want to be a writer. Got a few good ideas in my head, but sadly, it is hampered by a total lack of talent.

Notorius
04-01-2008, 12:16
Well, on Monday week I'm into the 3rd round of assessment for my dream job; design engineer with Jaguar. Yes, designing the next XK, XF S-type, X-type etc.

Other than that... wouldn't mind design engineering for any of the large defence companies.

Or, as someone said earlier, Jeremy Clarkson's job; I'm very tall, slightly overweight, with curly hair and love cars, but less arrogant, I'll be honest.

If you get the job, tell Ford where to stick it and let Jag design a decent car for once.

Sojourner
04-01-2008, 13:02
I have the smarts, unfortunately between being easily stressed and having the attention span of a dust mite, I'm having to put off my A levels til I can get it all sorted.

Speaking as someone who's in their final year of a physics degree, do not underestimate how hopelessly, pathetically miniscule the current sum total of your knowledge is. All that taking an undergrad degree serves to do is give you some barest comprehension of how completely and totally ignorant you are - and how you will remain for many, many years - but the significance of this is that it allows you to learn how to discover some of those things. Your ability to acquire and understand new information accelerates so rapidly once you have some understanding of the position you're in that by the time you're getting paid to do what you do, you have some chance of actually contributing something useful To be taught by a proper academic with some considerable experience under their belt is one thing, but to actually discuss science on a personal level with them is incredibly humbling.

Ahem.

Programming for a living sounds appealing - but perhaps in the sense of working with the logic of programming, perhaps game AI.

Zardoz
04-01-2008, 14:30
Everything I'm good at and loved doing...is illegal almost everywhere.

Or, in the case of normal artistry, doesn't pay that well.

I have been really thinking on doing a children's book with the son who's a decent artist also and into snakes. He got a python for Christmas.

'Mr. Snakey Meets Mr. Mousey'
A mature children's book...About snakes...Eating.

I'm a half way decent writer and he's got the gimmick of being a 10 year old who draws snakes eating things very well.

Dengar
04-01-2008, 15:37
Id like to be a weapons tester im not going to be a mega star out of it or be the next Richard branson but who cares when you get to play with all the new toys. Your never going to be out of work weapons evolve all the time plus as an added bonus nobodys shooting back at you.

McMullet
04-01-2008, 16:04
Well, I'm currently doing research into spacecraft engineering which is sort of what I want to do the problem with engineering is that for every new and exciting piece of kit on a new and exciting mission there are 500 tedious communications satellites floating around the same tedious orbit with the same tedious gubbins making them tick. Having to work on the (comparatively) tedious parts of something that's obliquely related to something interesting can be a bit demoralising.

So I'd like to be a spacecraft engineering researcher, just a different type. In order to do that I guess I have to do some tedious gubbins first.

Being a National Park ranger of some sort (walking around hills all day, driving a Land Rover, etc.) would be fun too. Carpentry is also fun.

If anyone knows of a vacancy for a rock star (with training) could you let me know?

Travman
04-01-2008, 17:01
I actually am doing my dream job.

I am a construction project manager for a large cancer hospital. There is some time in the office, and some time in the field. There is tremendous freedom with respect to day to day activities…as long as I get the job done on time and in budget.

There are constantly curve balls that must be dealt with and problems to solve, not only with construction issues but with people as well.

It really is a lot of fun and my projects support the research for curing cancer….the pay is not bad either.

Stahlgeist
04-01-2008, 20:28
Though some of them on there are crotch-tighteningly beautiful. :eek:

Im doing my dream job. Im a tattooist. Huzzah! :D

QFT. Also, you remind me that I need a barcode tattoo on my head.

Scanno
05-01-2008, 01:39
All that taking an undergrad degree serves to do is give you some barest comprehension of how completely and totally ignorant you are

QFT, as a recent graduate myself currently undergoing a spate of interviews, there's nothing more demorallising than having to say, yet again, 'no, my course didn't cover that'.

Other cool jobs out there include Hugh Heffner's, Matt Bellamey's (although that one takes a hell of a lot more talent than I've got) and piloting, although I'm too tall and myopic for that one.

gibon
05-01-2008, 13:58
Lecture Ancient History.
Sweet action to be had there...

Terminatorphoenix
05-01-2008, 15:25
Breast massager....

Captain of Earths first faster than light warship(Enterprise, Aurora or The Orion)

Rockstar.

Author.

Aura.

mistformsquirrel
05-01-2008, 17:24
My dream: I want to be a novelist.

I'm a horrible procrastinator though; so I rarely get very much written. I like to think I write well at least though.

Slaaneshi Slave
05-01-2008, 18:05
Id like to be a weapons tester im not going to be a mega star out of it or be the next Richard branson but who cares when you get to play with all the new toys. Your never going to be out of work weapons evolve all the time plus as an added bonus nobodys shooting back at you.

Except your own weapons. :p Man portable missile launchers have a tendancy to not fire correctly when they are first tested. :p

Anyway,

I'm already in my dream job. I get to help people, I am part of the only team that matters, I get to run about in fields and woods, and I get paid holidays in hot sandy places! Who could want more? :p

Grazzy
05-01-2008, 18:14
My dream job would be some kind of super high paid job in the city (London) - i love snap decisions and pressure. I might like to do some service in the TA or something too to keep fitness and maybe do my bit for my country.

Slaaneshi Slave
05-01-2008, 18:20
If you want to serve to keep your fitness up, don't bother. You need better reasons that that to put your neck on the line.

Karloth Valois
05-01-2008, 18:44
Working in the games industry.

On a side note I start as an environment artist at Ubisoft on monday :D

mistformsquirrel
05-01-2008, 18:51
That's awesome Karloth <^,^>! Congratulations!

Gaz
05-01-2008, 19:51
I'm probably one of the few people who doesn't five a flying fig what the job is. As long as I am in a job that pays well (Or, at least well enough to cover bills and for me to enjoy myself), and feel like I'm making a difference (Regardless of the scale). I hate my current job (Call centre monkey), I'm just another faceless operator at the end of the phone. It wouldn't be so bad if it felt like I was making a real contribution to the company though. I don't care how 'big' my contribution is, just as long as I'm not one of a thousand people droning day in and day out. Even if its just being in a team of ten and making the company thousands of pounds in investments every week (Or in one case, 12,000,000)...Oh, wait...it's not as good as it sounds lol.

Ok, so:

Pay sustains me
I can have fun
I feel useful
Preferably not a call centre
and not dealing with gits with too much money to spare :D

I think that makes sense, Im sat about 4' from the screen with failing eyesight so don't pick on me :D lol

Stahlgeist
07-01-2008, 22:50
Working in the games industry.

On a side note I start as an environment artist at Ubisoft on monday :D

Color me jealous! Congrats :D

horzaman
07-01-2008, 23:07
Batman.

At the moment im Barman, well actually a barman but with R and T right next to one another cupled with clumsy typing...

hilarity ensues, especially on my UCAS form.

silence
07-01-2008, 23:10
Real ale taste tester for a supermarket. Eversince I heard about this position I have coveted it, you get to drink ale (it has to be swallowed unlike wine!) for free all day, and then have to write about it and recommend how many thousands of cases you want to buy. Yeah I think I could handle that :D

Otherwise I think being a gamekeeper on a large estate would be interesting, I've done some gamekeeper work and loved it but sadly there are few full time positions around and it pays quite poorly.

Khorghan
07-01-2008, 23:50
Pyrotecnician of course!

NaT
08-01-2008, 06:10
My dream job involves expensive suits, lunches/dinners with clients of wealth/fame/influence, fast cars and large money deals.

I've nearly got the suit part down, and I'm getting larger and larger money deals. Now i just need to sell myself/products to those important people.