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Old 01-16-07, 02:53 PM   #1
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The Perfect Job

Rule 1: Money is not an issue for consideration, it is only about what "excites" you the most.
Rule 2: It has to be real job (e.g. No answers like "professional sun bather" allowed)

What would you choose as the perfect job?
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Old 01-16-07, 02:55 PM   #2
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I'd like to be a racer. Whether it was bikes or cars or anything I like the excitement of a good race!

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Old 01-16-07, 02:57 PM   #3
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I'm working on that, Clinical Psychologist
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In all seriousness, and in no particular order, one of the following:

Writing.
Singing, perhaps country or blues.
Pure technical engineering work with no chance of being forced into management.
Teaching engineering.
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DJ. Did it briefly and loved it but couldn't make enough money in a small market and wasn't experienced or good enough for a large market. I had other skills I had to take advantage of or I might have persisted.

I'm still thinking about doing it again when I retire from the current gig.
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Bike tester. Definitely, hands down.

Either that or a food critic.
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I'm not sure what it says about me, but right now, my ultimate job would be doing something that i am really passionate about. BIKES. Owning, selling, repairing, I don't care, I'd just like to be doing bike stuff. Maybe I could lead cycling tours across the awesome state of Kansas.

I can see it now, ( near the state border speaking via loudspeaker) "attention cyclists what you are now seeing is a long blacktop road with brown vegetation and no trees. There is a grain elevator off in the distance. Please enjoy the scenery as we continue our destination. I will update you via this loudspeaker the next time we pass something of interest." At that point I would toss the loudspeaker in the ditch and we would all ride off down the yellow brick road.
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Atleast you were able to do it for a little while. And he did say money not an issue. I think it would be a kick in the pants.
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DJ. Did it briefly and loved it but couldn't make enough money in a small market and wasn't experienced or good enough for a large market. I had other skills I had to take advantage of or I might have persisted.

I'm still thinking about doing it again when I retire from the current gig.
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Atleast you were able to do it for a little while. And he did say money not an issue. I think it would be a kick in the pants.
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Believe me, it was a kick in the pants. Besides being able to spin records, I felt connected with the news at the fingertips.
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Here are a few that come to mind...not sure I could order them just yet.

Writer and/or Poet
Running a quiet coffee shop/book store
Song Writer (lyracist)
Food Critic
Movie Critic
Music Critic
Travel Writer/Critic
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I'd love to be a long haul trucker if I didn't know for a fact it would make me fat.
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photographer ala john harrington. the guy knows his stuff. his workflow is amazing.
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My perfect job would to be a bum!

Other than that, it would be cool to own a bike shop.
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Here are a few that come to mind...not sure I could order them just yet.

Writer and/or Poet
Running a quiet coffee shop/book store
Song Writer (lyracist)
Food Critic
Movie Critic
Music Critic
Travel Writer/Critic
You write 'em, I'll sing 'em. But you gotta stay in my genre.
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Rule 1: Money is not an issue for consideration, it is only about what "excites" you the most.
Rule 2: It has to be real job (e.g. No answers like "professional sun bather" allowed)

What would you choose as the perfect job?
Professional Bicycle Tour Guide.

In my spare time I'd get back to writing the great epic novel and singing in ***** tonks.
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I'm hoping to work my way out of my current role and get back to doing on-calls (which earns the following week off) I'm about to the point where I could use the off-time to write my books (I have two planted in my brain), and to ramp up my riding.
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Hey, chip. How 'bout a duet in the local *****-tonk?
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I'll second Chip's choice. A professional bike tour guide. The problem, I'd work too late and some days forget to come home.
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You write 'em, I'll sing 'em. But you gotta stay in my genre.
You said country or blues? How about both?

My favorite band is the Cowboy Junkies whom I'd describe as Country/Folk/Blues.
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Hey, chip. How 'bout a duet in the local *****-tonk?
There isn't anything I love more than singing a duet with a pretty gal.
Sometimes it's sexier than sex
and a way to make love with a gal without gettin your butt shot by her old man or him even knowin that you're doing it.
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something with bikes or a Brewmaster at my own brew pub
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I had a dream career as a music producer for LaFace/Arista in my 20's.

Now I'm working on my dream career as a bookwriter in my 30's.

I have to live my dreams, nothing else matters. Funny...I was just thinking about this this morning, as I am about to take some out-of-pocket risks in order to do just that.
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Career and careen sound so much alike.
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Dancer
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Zookeeper
Zoologist
Botanist
Raw food chef
And whatever job there is where you study animals all day.
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Political analyst?
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