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What is your dream job ?

Post by frugal » Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:48 am

Hello,

I would like to know what is you prefered job or part-time that at the same time allows you to earn money.

Looking forward to read you.

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Post by lordmetroid » Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:13 pm

I had my dream job for the last four years as an in house production artist. It was fun and I learned a lot of useful and interesting skills, know-how and the ins and outs of the industry I worked in. Towards the end it started to get boring as there were less and less new things I needed to do.

I am now emplyeed in another dream job as an embedded system developer, programming and learning new interesting skills and know-how and the ins and outs of the industry I work in.

I am a very happy person.
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Post by Mountaineer » Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:13 pm

frugal wrote: Hello,

I would like to know what is you prefered job or part-time that at the same time allows you to earn money.

Looking forward to read you.

Regards!
For me, it is one in which I continue to learn and do new things, have the freedom to perform the job as I see fit (and know that I am responsible for and will reap the consequences thereof, good or bad, depending on how well I performed per agreed upon expectations) and have respectful and ethical coworkers, subordinates, and managers.  I was fortunate to work in a large company where this was the case, most of the time.

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Re: What is your dream job ?

Post by technovelist » Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:25 pm

Working on my own software project that I create and own from start to finish.
That's my "side job" right now; if it turns out to be salable, then it may be my full-time job one of these days pretty soon.
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Re: What is your dream job ?

Post by pugchief » Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:12 pm

What? No one wants to be a porn star?  ;D
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Re: What is your dream job ?

Post by Pet Hog » Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:38 pm

My dream job would be one where every ounce of effort I put into it would benefit me materially, physically, and spiritually, not just (or maybe even not at all) financially.  Ultimately, that means complete self-sufficiency and financial independence.  I would love to use permaculture techniques to live off the land, harvesting rainwater and sunlight to grow my own food.  Not quite homesteading, not quite farming.  Unfortunately, as a complete city slicker, I have developed few of the skills required for such a life, but we're talking about a dream job, right?

In the meantime, I'll just continue my dreary day job as a porn star.
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Post by sophie » Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:46 pm

I'd say my current job, minus the following:

- Administrators with high school diplomas who tell me I have to ask their permission to do anything more complicated than go to the bathroom.
- The endless array of federal regulations (Obamacare-related, HIPAA, etc) and medicolegal necessities
- The endless stream of "nastygrams" ("fill out this form/take this online course by next week or we will fire you!" kind of letters)
- The "Lake Wobegon" RVU system for evaluating job performance (deep pay cuts threatened for anyone who isn't above national average in amount billed/earned)
- The ability to work from home on occasion instead of having to put in "face time"

And a few nice things like a common work area for me & collaborators & students.

In other words, aside from a few minor annoyances I really do have one of the world's most awesome jobs...I count myself very lucky.
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Re: What is your dream job ?

Post by madbean » Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:42 am

Cooking and cleaning house and otherwise playing "Mister Mom" while my younger wife continues to work.

Expecting this dream to come true when I retire in 23 months and 5 days.
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Post by dualstow » Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:11 am

Good luck, madbean, I hope it comes true!

My dream job would probably be Tyler's job, industrial design, but for that I would need my dream brain. With that, I'd probably try everything out there: forest service, gas station attendant, etc., just to see what it feels like. And, I've got a friend from college who did just that.
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Post by Ad Orientem » Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:22 pm

Vice-President of the United States -$230k per annum + free housing and transportation for attending the occasional funeral.
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Post by Pointedstick » Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:20 pm

Ad Orientem wrote: Vice-President of the United States -$230k per annum + free housing and transportation for attending the occasional funeral.
And no real work to do, either! ::)
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Re: What is your dream job ?

Post by Mountaineer » Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:26 pm

Pointedstick wrote:
Ad Orientem wrote: Vice-President of the United States -$230k per annum + free housing and transportation for attending the occasional funeral.
And no real work to do, either! ::)
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