- What would be your 'perfect' job
If logistical/family issues, financial reward, required training or availability wasn’t an issue, just what would you love to do?
I was watching Lost Land of the Tiger recently and I must admit that I would absolutely love to be an explorer/naturalist. They don’t ever suggest that one to you at school careers days though do they?Posted 7 years agotheotherjonvSubscriber
i often consider this point. I actually enjoy what i do; what i don’t enjoy is the stress that having to do it brings. By that I mean, I really need to keep this job in order to maintain the mortgage / std of living, etc. Hence when the other idiots ask me to do pointless and ridiculous things, I can’t call them on it, for fear of losing the job. If I had the safety net of not really needing to work, I’d probably be more likely to say what I thought (which is probably right / justified anyway) which would make it even more enjoyable.
As a halfway (because being retired would quickly also become boring) I’d like to drive the DHL van. Listen to the radio, chat up receptionists all day, and still get a wage. Again, i know van drivers will tell me it’s hard work and stressful too, but as above, not if you had enough money so you didn’t actually have to do it.Posted 7 years agoourkidsamMember
They don’t ever suggest that one to you at school careers days though do they?
I do occasionally wish that at school they had explained to me that doing science (which I was good at) could lead to all sorts of cool careers. I didn’t realise that, learned computers (which was always an effort) and now have an IT job 😐Posted 7 years agogravity-slaveMember
jimmy, he’s one very lucky guy!
I was close, very close, to doing all I could to make it as far as I could with skiing as a serious career. Fear of either not actually being good enough or getting there then blowing a knee out and being left careerless and pennyless stopped me though.Posted 7 years agonaokfreekMember
Well, having had enough of being a courier, 5 years 3 months and knowing full well it was always gonna be a short lived thing (5 years is 4 to many), i’m on a mission in the new year to do what i want to do. Riding for a living has had its moments, i know central London better than the back of my hand and the sights have been something else but painting and getting back into my music are where it’s at so yeah..artist and musician….allowing more time to ride for fun.Posted 7 years ago
This, should it go as i’d like, should afford me greater opportunities to see more and experience more. I hope.
Tis sock pulling up time.Surf-MatMember
Pro surfer would be good but useless if you have a family.
Royal Marine (did POC and AIB and passed) Officer seemed like the dream job in my late teens – but glad I didn’t go for it.
TBH this job offers flexibility, decentish money and we can operate it from home. It’s also very interesting (to us) so without realising, it may be the dream job.
Wouldn’t mind running a few hedge funds on the side though 😉Posted 7 years agoStonerSubscriber
Write long distance walk guides for Cicerone books.
* I actually have a great job that I find interesting and lucrative enough that being self employed I only need to work a day or two a week.
However I think doing a hobby or a dream as a job is a sure way of finding faults in your dream and turning yourself against your hobby eventually 😉Posted 7 years agogeoffjSubscriber
My brother in law is a mountain guide in the alps. On one level, it sounds incredible, but on another, he’s a glorified tour guide with a whole world of potential pain when things go pear shaped. He bases himself in Chamonix for the season, and complains about how many Tour de Mont Blancs he has to do – quite boring and repetitive after a while.Posted 7 years agoWaderiderMember
I’ve got it. House husband and full time student. Do a wee bit of maths here, bike ride, housework, bike ride, make the wife dinner as she comes in for work, do a multiweek bike tour, come home do some dusting, then go for a hill walk. Do some structural engineering, take a bottle of whisky to a bothy and have a big fire, clean the bathroom then write an essay. Followed by a bike ride.Posted 7 years agodon simonMember
Always wanted to be an architect, worked with and designed a few air con systems in the past and thoroughly enjoyed that, designing a building must be ace.
Current work is fine, the crisis no, but the work is fine when there is some!
Now I think about it, something with norks has potential.Posted 7 years ago
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