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if you could do any job, what would it be?
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#1 pinkcupcakes

Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:25 AM

ok, so i know there's been similar threads in the past but that was then and this is now. happy.gif
so what is your ultimate dream job?( real or fictitious.)
for me, i would love to be:
a special effects movie makeup artist biggrin.gif
a tasterperson for the new magnum flavours at the magnum factory happy.gif mmmm
something like a diving instructor but that required you to travel to lots of exotic locations to "work." cool.gif

#2 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:30 AM

Clearly for me I'd be some insane cat rescuer.

Seriously though I think I'd be a writer, like Paulo Coelho style. But I have no talent for writing so that career was never going to take off.

Something that involved freedom and travel and the ability to contribute something meaningful would be nice.

#3 pinkcupcakes

Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:34 AM

lol! laughing2.gif yea, who would think you could love kids and pets, all at the same time!sunnycat=catwoman?! ph34r.gif anyway back to topic, naughty me... carry on ppl!

#4 blueberrymuffin

Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:34 AM

Major league baseball camera operator.

#5 Jane Jetson

Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:35 AM

I think I'd like to be a Malcolm Gladwell. That would be fun.

#6 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:35 AM

Something like a secret shopper but in the travel industry, going around the world testing out the service and facilities of hotels, tours, attractions, bars, restaurants etc.....

#7 Exhaustedbuthappy

Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:36 AM

part time university lecturer - not very exciting, I know.

#8 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:37 AM

A movie reviewer...I love watching movies, and I'm opinionated ....what better job could there be for me?! I could also be a restaurant critic, as I love eating, but I have no self control so would end the size of a house....

#9 girltribe4

Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:38 AM

A maternity nurse blush.gif

#10 Buggylicious

Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:39 AM

Maybe the host of getaway or something. Trophy wife of a very rich man sounds appealing.

#11 lizzzard

Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:42 AM

I'd be a travel reviewer/writer!

#12 fruitbat72

Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:42 AM

Archaeologist - I wanted to do this when I left school but my parents didn't have the money to send me to Sydney to do it

Probably not as exciting as I think it would be

#13 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:43 AM

QUOTE (Buggylicious @ 02/12/2012, 10:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Trophy wife of a very rich man sounds appealing.

Scrap my previous answer, this is what I woud do.  biggrin.gif

#14 PattiODoors

Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:45 AM

Astronaut without a shadow of a doubt.

Or a pilot.

#15 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:52 AM

QUOTE (Buggylicious @ 02/12/2012, 11:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Maybe the host of getaway or something. Trophy wife of a very rich man sounds appealing.

A VERY rich, VERY old man with no other heirs?

#16 Jane Jetson

Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:55 AM

If I get rich doing my chosen career, can I haz trophy husband?  biggrin.gif

#17 BadCat

Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:11 AM

Tiger handler
Owner, creator and CEO of "FB is dead, use my much better social network" social network

Edited by BadCat, 02 December 2012 - 11:13 AM.

#18 Beanbag Warrior

Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:12 AM

Movie music composer.  Unfortunately, I have absolutely no talent for composition, only the ability to recreate someone else's.

So, my more realistic option is Remedial Massage.

#19 raone

Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:13 AM

Boring i know.But in a zoo.

#20 Lyn29

Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:16 AM

I'd like to be an archivist at the Vatican Museum.

#21 Duck-o-lah

Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:17 AM

Agree a travel reviewer would be awesome, I would get paid well enough that DH wouldn't have to work and my family would travel with me (at my discretion, and only when they are well behaved!)

I would love to be a vet, but at a clinic where animals only ever needed check ups and were never gravely ill or injured.

I'd love to work for Mythbusters!

#22 SarahVandooo

Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:17 AM

QUOTE (girltribe4 @ 02/12/2012, 11:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A maternity nurse blush.gif

This! Always wanted to do this biggrin.gif

#23 Gudrun

Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:36 AM

lecturer in linguistics/linguist
stage actor
novelist (to use names lol)
athlete (gymnast/swimmer/diver/runner)
costume designer
education director

Edited by Gudrun, 02 December 2012 - 04:14 PM.

#24 Froger

Posted 02 December 2012 - 12:30 PM

This is maybe going to sound a bit w**ky, but I'd love nothing more than to be a lawyer for the Aboriginal Legal Service or Prisoner's Legal Service.

Failing that I'd absolutely love to be a High School teacher. I really find teens to be absolutely fascinating and lovely people.

Or a policy writer and/or researcher for government (any level). That would be an interesting job as well.

Edited by SarahM72, 02 December 2012 - 01:43 PM.

#25 Sweet like a lemon

Posted 02 December 2012 - 12:35 PM

I wanna make movies and rule the world.

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