What is your dream job/salary?

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  1. Dodgeman macrumors 65816

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    Just curious as to what career/job/salary you have know vs. what you would rather be doing or making.
    (Some people may love what they are doing now)
    Also feel free to list the pros/cons of the career/job as well.
     
  2. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    go around to companies and learn new jobs. learn the details of a job then move onto the next one.
     
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  4. SoggyCheese macrumors 6502

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    Right now my dream job would be something stress free. Salary whatever that job would normally pay.
     
  5. flyinmac macrumors 68040

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    Pretty sure laying in a hammock with a margarita isn’t a paid position.
     
  6. SoggyCheese macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, should have been clearer there. “Something with a lot less stress than my current job” would be a better wish for.
     
  7. hawkeye_a macrumors 6502a

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    Surf. I'd do it for food and shelter(Been way too long since my last go out).
     
  8. AlliFlowers, Jun 8, 2018
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    I love what I do now. I'd like to take my acct on the road though, and share my expertise with other teachers/schools.

    Of course, what I'd most love to do would be depose Betsy Devos and become Secretary of Education.
     
  9. SoggyCheese macrumors 6502

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    Damn, that’s a good one. Also gives me an idea for my less stressful option. I’d have to do some extra certs, but diving instructor at a tropical resort sounds perfect :cool:
     
  10. Volusia macrumors 6502

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    I had the dream retirement job a few years ago. I actually got paid to play with up to 30 dogs at a Doggie Day Care. They had five different yards, a pond with a waterfall and a smaller pool for smaller dogs. I had to pick up the poop, but it was great. People often worried about having so many dogs together but it was rarely a problem. Just like with people you quickly learned who the trouble makers were and addressed it. Would spend up to six hours per day, and got paid! Sadly, the lady who ran it, while she had a big heart for the dogs, did not have the head for business and it went under.
     
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    Now I'm jealous.
     
  12. ProTruckDriver, Jun 8, 2018
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    I'm living my dream job now. Collecting Military Retirement, Social Security and Trucking retirement checks for the rest of my life. Excellent Health Care, all I pay is Medicare (Tricare4Life) monthly deductible and the rest is covered by the military. Free prescriptions from the military base. Shop on base for food, computers, clothing etc. everything is Non Taxable. Every day is a Weekend for me. Go to bed and wake up when I want. Love collecting and spending those retirement checks! :D
     
  13. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    I'd like to be a full time photographer paid the same as a premier league footballer with the holiday of a teacher.
    Oh and the job security of a judge!
     
  14. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68040

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    Lottery winner. Does that count?

    Always wanted to be a stand up. Never had the balls to try it. I think it would have been fun years ago. Then get a sitcom on NBC and live off the royalties for the rest of my life.
     
  15. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    That's a good one. I have done it a few times, and it can be fun. Not for 20 years or so though.
     
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    Pornstar + $1m annually + bonuses for doing threesomes and foursomes
     
  17. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    Not for all the money in the world thanks.
     
  18. Dodgeman thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Must be nice. So you had a pension from trucking?
    Probably pulling in a full working mans salary a year with those checks huh?
    What do you buy?
    Probably have whatever ya want.
     
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    That's what I said 10 years ago :D
     
  20. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    You probably want the holiday of a pro footballer too. Teachers don't get the holiday time most people think.
     
  21. Dodgeman thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Teachers only do light work if they work at all during the summer.
     
  22. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    I'd settle for the salary and the photography bit. I can get by on 5 weeks a year like I do now if I'm doing those two things.
     
  23. A.Goldberg macrumors 68020

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    My only goal in life is to be “comfortable”. I make a comfortable salary with my day job, and have a healthy business venture on the side. Most importantly I enjoy my work despite the stress (which can be motivating) and heartbreak of working in medicine (a part a life and what comes with the territory). I can afford everything I need and more, and can put aside savings for the future.

    I’m open to wherever my career aspirations take me and don’t really have a “goal” salary. I think most everyone would always be preferred to paid more/believe they deserve to be paid more, but people who chase money tend to be miserable in my observation.
     
  24. Dodgeman thread starter macrumors 65816

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    What do you do currently?
     
  25. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    OMG exactly what I was going to say.
     

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