What is your dream job?

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Parker, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. Parker

    Parker New Member

    My dream job would have been a professional hockey player minus the political ****. Getting paid for staying in shape and playing sports.

    At one other time it would have been a mountain guide.

    Early on it would have been a forest ranger.
  2. buddy

    buddy New Member

    Parker, I think my son would love to hang out with you.....first he wants to be a NASCAR driver if not then a wrestler if not then a hockey player.

    I dreamed forever of working in an orphanage in a third world country. I'm sure the reality would not be the same as my childhood dream, but I still would at least like to do a volunteer stint in a situation like that, probably Haiti.

    If I could just redo my life and be anything? I'd probably work in adult education, especially English as a second language. I am considering getting an additional teaching cert. in that area when i can go back to work instead of working in Special Education. I used to volunteer doing that when in college and I loved it. The people I met and the amazing friendships....I really enjoyed that.
  3. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    I am lucky enough that the field I work in is perfect for me. It IS my dream job.
  4. Parker

    Parker New Member

    The dream of being a professional hockey player is that of many a Canadian boy....are you sure you're not Canadian? :D I have a certificate in Adult Education. I really enjoyed the course...there was a book by Stephen Brookfield titled "Critical Thought" that I got a lot out of. I recommend taking the course if ou're thinking about it.
  5. Parker

    Parker New Member

    Price checker at a dollar store? :D
  6. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Yes! That's it.
    And my part time job as a Fresh Air Inspector.
  7. SuZir

    SuZir Well-Known Member

    Hockey player? Much too much ice bags and knee, groin and shoulder operations in that.

    Mountain guide sounds more like it already.

    I could also go with my difficult child's dream job: ice cream taster.

    But if I would need to choose again now, I would likely go with academic career, either in my current field or with something else. Meteorology would had been interesting, I think.
  8. Californiablonde

    Californiablonde Well-Known Member

    My dream job would be a drug/alchohol counselor. Sorta tossing around the idea of going to school for it later on once the kiddos get older.
  9. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    I am one of the lucky few who actually got to do my "dream job". All I ever wanted to be was a stay at home Mom.

    It wasn't always so "dreamy" but most of the time I truly enjoyed it and knew how lucky I was.

    Right now I'll just settle for a job that pays the bills and be thrilled. lol
  10. muttmeister

    muttmeister Well-Known Member

    Veterinarian. When I was young, girls almost never did that but if I could go back and do my life again, I'd go for it.
  11. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    I could never settle to just one dream. I did want to be a park ranger-naturalist at one point. Then I spent a stint working in laboratories. After that I was an editor then research assistant for a medical journal. I originally wanted to be a teacher but I'm glad that one never worked out, I would probably have been bad at it.

    Now I'm a writer, but I use my science background too, in my writing. It really helps the research techniques! I'm also an activist - but that is not a career choice. I think I was born fighting officialdom...

  12. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    It's a toss up between Cat Herder, and sloth racer.
  13. Mattsmom277

    Mattsmom277 Active Member

    Hmmm, it used to be a lawyer and/or advocate for at risk youth (street involved). I did get to do the latter, and it was a wonderful experience. Nowadays, I want to be a work from home book reviewer. Get paid to lounge at home in comfy jammies and curl up with a cup of chai and a stack of books. Now THAT would be purely divine! As of now, I have the job, minus the salary. Bummer
  14. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    Matts mom - check the salary on Cat herders......I'm telling you if you learn to ride and rope a runaway Russian blue? You'd make enough money on the side to help all those street youth. :hi5: (immitates Gil Favor on Rawhide......HEAD 'Em up....MOooooooooove Em out)
  15. Mattsmom277

    Mattsmom277 Active Member

    ahhh, but can I ride AND rope AND read? See the problem? Not enough hands.
  16. svengandhi

    svengandhi Well-Known Member

    I pretty much have my dream job. I'm a civil trial attorney and I love it. If I had to do something else, it would be children's Special Education advocate.

    My truly dream job would be weight watchers instructor because that would mean I've actually lost weight!
  17. Nancy

    Nancy Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Svengandhi my husband is a criminal/civil trial attorney and loves it too. He's been doing it for many years and still says there is nothing he would rather be doing.
  18. HMBgal

    HMBgal Active Member

    I'm lucky enough to have my dream job. I didn't get started at it until I was 48, but that's okay. I'm an adapted PE teacher by day, Zumba and Spinning instructor by evening and weekends, and active in my grandkids lives in between coming home from work and heading off to teach classes. I pick them up from school and play, do art projects, help with homework, make a nice snack for them, and just enjoy their company. Even the difficult child.
  19. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I would probably enjoy being a lawyer but I dont have enough time for the schooling needed left in my life.

    I got to do my dream job for a little while but I had no idea it was what would be my dream job...or at least part of what my dream job would be until I had it.

    I was a fraud investigator for close to 5 years. I would have never known I had a calling in that area until I got the job. Now I would give anything to have that job back.

    I would love to do something to be like a forensic fraud investigator. If they had the college classes back when I was in school for forensics like they do now, I would have been working for a CSI unit. I might not be able to be Abby on NCIS but I can investigate the heck out of cases. I have a nose for fraud. I would love to work for the Inspector General's office or Workman's comp or even the police investigating cases. Back when I was young you would have never convinced me I would have wanted to work with the police...lol. I went to college for accounting! I have never had a job using that degree.
  20. PatriotsGirl

    PatriotsGirl Guest

    Comedic actress, most definitely....