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View Poll Results: Have you worked in the first job you wanted to as a kid?
Current job and I like it. 10 18.87%
Current job and do not like it. 3 5.66%
Past job liked it. 5 9.43%
Past job did not like it 0 0%
No, have never worked in the job I wanted to as a kid. 35 66.04%
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Old 10-07-08, 04:48 PM   #1
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What you wanted to be when you grew up?

Are any foosters currently or in the past working in the proffession they answered "What do you want to be when you grow up?" The first one you ever thought of? And do you enjoy it?

For example the first job I can think I ever wanted to be was a truck driver. I currently am a truck driver, through a strange series of events, but I do like it.
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Old 10-07-08, 04:55 PM   #2
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President...? Not gonna happen... although I am moving to DC.
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Old 10-07-08, 05:32 PM   #3
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Few kids have any clue as to what is available, so I don't see it as a bad thing that I never worked at any job I dreamed about as a kid. I wanted to be a garbage man because you get to drive a cool truck. Thankfully, my parents weren't the sort of chowderheads who nurtured every idiotic idea that popped into my impressionable mind.

I also thought being an astronaut or firefighter would be exciting. Having met people in those professions, I'd much rather do what I do now.
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Old 10-07-08, 05:38 PM   #4
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honestly I didnt expect to live to make it 24. the fact I made 25 with a unknown disease isn't surprising.

but my life has still reeked of awesome.
but I miss being a motorcycle mechanic in a speed shop. and I enjoyed working in a vintage bike shop.

I just applied for an intelligence officer with the navy. I hope I get it.
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Old 10-07-08, 05:39 PM   #5
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Old 10-07-08, 06:22 PM   #6
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Old 10-07-08, 06:24 PM   #7
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Um...well, I'm not grown up yet, so it's a little soon to be asking me what I wanted to be.
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Old 10-07-08, 07:04 PM   #9
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Yes, when I was a kid I dreamed of being a warehouse manager!

Seriously though, I wanted to be a fireman, then later an engineer. Toward the end of high school I didn't know what I wanted to do, and over a decade later I still don't know, which is why I only went to college for two years. I'd go back if I could think of something to go back for!
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Actually, I'm 26, and still not sure what I want to be when I grow up. Its easy to dream when you're a kid, because everything is idealized and all perfect. Jobs I thought were great back then might still carry some intrigue but more than likely not something I would want to do now. Heck, even being a pro-football player still seems cool, but that takes such a toll on your body, that I'd almost rather not do it.

But I'm currently happy in my field. I just took a new job which specializes in something I do only part of the time now but love. Plus much more money.
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Old 10-07-08, 07:18 PM   #11
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I'm still trying to figure it out.
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Being Asian, you don't actually ever decide what you want to be. Your parents pick for you for "family honor". So ever since I was 4, I was groomed to be a doctor. Well, I rebelled at some point and told her I wanted to be a sanitation-engineer. I ended up being neither.
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My Dad worked for a helicopter service and there were Vietnam movies aplenty so I wanted to be a helicopter pilot. Several helicopter rides and chartered boat trips into my childhood I realized my susceptibility to motion sickness and that dream died.

I also idolized Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris and wanted to be a martial artist but several street beatings later I realized I didn't possess the necessary reflexes and mental fortitude to accomplish that craft.
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I wanted to be a sportsperson or an adventure and much later on, in HS, an architect.. not even close..
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Got close, but not quite.

Is 41 too old to try a career as Batman?
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I wanted to be a scientist since I was a kid and got to see my dad work at his lab. I became a research scientist straight out of college, went into manufacturing as a production specialist, now I'm in manufacturing engineering for biotech.

Livin' the dream.
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I wanted to be a teacher. I started going that way for a while, then realized that I just cannot handle the sound of dozens of people all talking at once. I wandered around for a while, figuring things out, then got the bright idea that I should be an EMT.

I tried it, liked it, got pregnant, couldn't lift, and moved in to the dispatch center. Surprisingly, I absolutely love it.

I think I finally figured it out: I want to (continue to) be a dispatcher when I grow up.
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I made a vow to buck the trend and always be a kid, grown-ups are overrated...
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Seriously though, I wanted to be a fireman, then later an engineer.
There are actually young kids who want to be engineers?

My father was a cartoonist and I inherited his drawing ability so I started college as an art major intending to do biomedical art (this is before illustrations were computer generated). I plugged along just fine until I found out I had to take anatomy classes that involved cadavers. I somehow ended up with engineering.
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Wanted to build buildings and be an architect. I'm almost there... 9/9 on the ARE and have the CSE scheduled for Feb '09.
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Way back when, this little Baron once wanted to be a police officer.

This dream faded quickly one day when my father said to me "It's bad enough you have access to power tools... I'd hate to see what you'd do with a gun and authority".

I still can't see why he was so upset, he was planning on rebuilding the garage anyway.

I may get older, but I refuse to grow up!
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First wanted to be a scientist/inventor. Then a fighter jet pilot. I ended up working in IT. I did flew a cesna 150 once...
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There are actually young kids who want to be engineers?

My father was a cartoonist and I inherited his drawing ability so I started college as an art major intending to do biomedical art (this is before illustrations were computer generated). I plugged along just fine until I found out I had to take anatomy classes that involved cadavers. I somehow ended up with engineering.
Oh yes... specially when the current ones keep designing crappy things that don't work. You sure wanna grow up and be the one designing the stuff.
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I wanted to be a father when I grew up. It hasn't happened yet, but I'm still hopeful that someday I'll live out my childhood dream. Secondly, I hoped to be a doctor or <gasp> a scientist. Decided not to go to med school and to pursue scientific research instead. So far, that's working out okay. But my main goal of having a little kid or two (or three!) to play with hasn't come true.
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