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Posted: 9/29/2005 2:33:05 AM EDT
What was the career you always wanted to have?

Did you pursue it in any way?

And what do you do now?


For me, I always wanted to be a Marine Biologist or Oceanographer - never pursued it after I got out of school, and am now a Police Dispatcher.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 2:50:36 AM EDT
I wanted a job in the lucrative field of porn my screen name BUCK NAKED
Now I am a contractor for the Navy
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 2:53:18 AM EDT
I wanted to be a:

chopper pilot
Marine Biologist
naturalist
park ranger


now i just play with monkeys
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 3:15:29 AM EDT
Wanted to be a Pilot. Did some flying but not for long. Worked installing electronic warfare training devices, then computers, management.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 3:56:53 AM EDT
I wanted to be President of the United States...or at least an astronaut.

But I grew up and figured out that wasn't going to happen so I became a Civil Engineer
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 4:05:08 AM EDT
I always thought it would be cool to be a police dispatcher or to manage radio equipment for some Law Enforcment departments.

Now I have a degree in Electrical Engineering and I draw pictures of lighting layouts and conduit runs for other people to build. I hate it, but that is not related to the "what" part of what I am doing. If I could find another job for the same pay I would walk out tommorrow.

Dan

Link Posted: 9/29/2005 4:13:03 AM EDT
I always wanted to be a "Rock Star"

"Money for nothing and chicks for free.."

Link Posted: 9/29/2005 4:17:38 AM EDT
FN USA weapons tester!!!
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 4:17:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dan12:
Now I have a degree in Electrical Engineering and I draw pictures of lighting layouts and conduit runs for other people to build. I hate it, but that is not related to the "what" part of what I am doing. If I could find another job for the same pay I would walk out tommorrow.



I did that for 9 months out of college, just to get to Dallas, then went into electronics because I hated designing water treatment plants and it was not advanced enough - electrical and electronics are totally different applications of "electrical engineering".
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 4:19:44 AM EDT
stunt-cock
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 5:10:51 AM EDT
Ever since I was five I dreamed about being a Marketing Programs Administrator. Now my dreams have come true!
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 5:12:48 AM EDT
I am 47...........when I grow up I want to direct porno flicks!!....My Wife will be my willing asssssistant!!!
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 5:17:11 AM EDT
My mother tells me that I wanted to be a fishfinger when I grew up.
I tried to practice by climbing into the refrigerator but luckily, it was too small, and I couldn’t close the door.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 5:17:14 AM EDT
I wanted to be an attorney. I was accepted to law school and found out I was preggo with my first all in the same week. Oh well, we have enough attorneys in the world. Now I would love to be paid to run a game preserve in Montana.

Patty
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 5:24:00 AM EDT
Already doing it. Wheeeeeeeeeeee!
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 5:27:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/29/2005 5:28:33 AM EDT by Mr45auto]
I'd like to be Mike Dillon's personal assistant and gun tester It would be hard work playing doorgunner on the side of a huey shooting up targets that dont shoot back.

www.vampirebat.com/war/gatlinggun.wmv

Instead I sit here dealing with crooks. On the bright side only 13 years to go I get to retire at 50. I wonder if Mike will be hiring .......
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 5:27:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By benelli90p7:
stunt-cock





I wanted to drink beer on the beach with the Sweedish bikini team. I sent in my application, but haven't gotten an interview yet.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 5:32:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/29/2005 5:33:32 AM EDT by Backstop]
<--------- See avatar. Play pro baseball.

KC offered me a minor league deal when I was 17 - my dad wouldn't sign - wanted me to graduate HS, then go to the AF Academy.

Wrecked my dirt bike shortly thereafter - broke arm in a coupla places - got a big old clump of Cortisone there now - but still play.

Spent 20 years in the military straightening paper clips - did a damn fine job at it, too.

.Gov taught me a bunch about medical stuff (and paper clips).

Was first registered with the NREMT-P in 1980 - maintained until 1997 (IIRC - cards in safe deposit box), so when I came back to the States in 98, figured I'd try to get on with a FD or something. I was too old for that - max hiring was 37 or so - I was 41. Bunch of crap.

So I went to work for HEB. They hired me as a Pharmacy Trainer. I could not stand being cooped up in a small area with a bunch of whiney women and spineless men - so I bailed after 6 months. I have zero ability to deal with office politics. Zero.

I have worked as an electrician, and first got a Journeyman's license in 81, so I went back to work at that.

Link Posted: 9/29/2005 5:34:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bumpusjm:
What was the career you always wanted to have?

Did you pursue it in any way?

And what do you do now?


For me, I always wanted to be a Marine Biologist or Oceanographer - never pursued it after I got out of school, and am now a Police Dispatcher.



Hey...Me too! I shit you not.
I always wanted to be a marine biologist. I love the ocean.

I currently live in Kansas....So much for following your dreams.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 5:35:22 AM EDT
I get to play in the woods most of the time. Though life as a forester is sometimes stressfull and the pay isn't great but I have a lot of freedom in my job as well.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 5:37:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/29/2005 5:39:02 AM EDT by freemanesq]

Originally Posted By pattymcn:
I wanted to be an attorney. I was accepted to law school and found out I was preggo with my first all in the same week. Oh well, we have enough attorneys in the world. Now I would love to be paid to run a game preserve in Montana.

Patty



See there. I wanted to run a game preserve in Montana and I ended up being an attorney. However, I don't practice anymore. Now I own a software company that makes a borning niche product for health care.

R.

edit for spelling.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 5:39:25 AM EDT
I would love to be paid to be me!
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 5:40:39 AM EDT
I always wanted to become a gynocologist.....now I have settled for being an amatuer Gynocologist.

I likes pie!
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 5:43:29 AM EDT
Railroad engineer. No I haven't persued it. Should have when I was younger. Looks like a railroad museum is my only hope. Northern Wisc. resort owner would be second. Traveling college cheerleader gynecologist would do as well if the first two never pan out.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 5:48:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/29/2005 5:49:50 AM EDT by w4klr]
A professional hitman

ETA: Nope, didn't pursue it yet, can't find a legal way to do it

So now I'm a Human Resources Manager.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 5:51:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/29/2005 5:52:09 AM EDT by rmdye]
well i had two dream jobs. one of them i ended up with. boy was i wrong.

i wanted to be a computer programmer, well i got it. it was the only thing i was good at, since i was in 5th grade i had been writing code.

well move up the ladder to analyst and the director then move back down the ladder to senior analyst.

same old stuff after 16 years im tired of the Whole IT thing. i wait for 4 more years to get my retirement at 36. then i will go back to school and do something i want.

come on 4 more years.

it pays some time to start a job at 16. and work thru college at the same place.

Ronald
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 6:06:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By w4klr:
A professional hitman

ETA: Nope, didn't pursue it yet, can't find a legal way to do it

So now I'm a Human Resources Manager.



I always thought a Human Resources Mgr and a Hitman were the same occupation.




HA! You knew someone was gonna say it, right?
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 6:10:47 AM EDT
"Professional" Musician
Major League Baseball.
FBI Agent
USA F1 Driver that wins
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 6:17:12 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 6:39:15 AM EDT
I'm about to get one, I think. Now we'll see if what I think I want is actually what I want.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 6:41:40 AM EDT
I wanted to be a profesional de-flowerer. THat did not pan out too well, so I not have a degree in elementary education, and bust tires at the local costco.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 6:43:25 AM EDT
Hedge fund trader or manager
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 6:47:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By w4klr:
A professional hitman

ETA: Nope, didn't pursue it yet, can't find a legal way to do it

So now I'm a Human Resources Manager.



Close Enough!
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 6:47:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/29/2005 6:54:53 AM EDT by PeteCO]
Gynecologist.....
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 6:52:17 AM EDT
Slot lubricator at Harrah's casino.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 6:55:26 AM EDT
don't need a job...I'm movin to new orleans
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 6:57:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Backstop:

Originally Posted By w4klr:
A professional hitman

ETA: Nope, didn't pursue it yet, can't find a legal way to do it

So now I'm a Human Resources Manager.



I always thought a Human Resources Mgr and a Hitman were the same occupation.




HA! You knew someone was gonna say it, right?



Yeah, I was expecting it. HR managers are like lawyers, nobody likes them until they need assistance.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 7:57:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Specop_007:

Originally Posted By bumpusjm:
What was the career you always wanted to have?

Did you pursue it in any way?

And what do you do now?


For me, I always wanted to be a Marine Biologist or Oceanographer - never pursued it after I got out of school, and am now a Police Dispatcher.



Hey...Me too! I shit you not.
I always wanted to be a marine biologist. I love the ocean.

I currently live in Kansas....So much for following your dreams.



Indiana isn't much better than Kansas =) Now all I can do is dream of Retiring on a nice small yacht. Figure if I can afford it, I'll start in the gulf, and work my way North during the winters, and South to the Keys during the summer. But that's a loooong way off
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 8:02:58 PM EDT
Always wanted to be a Cop

Got hired by the college PD, quick process, only a month...

Wasn't dedicated enough to get myself into better shape...

Academy was a fucking train wreck for me (NOT emotionaly)..

went into a state of SEVRE depression, and am now a truck driver...
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 8:05:52 PM EDT
I'm halfway there. Ideally, I'd do nothing but trials. I'd get the file about 10 days before jury selection (though I've successfully tried them less than 24 hours after being retained), some monkey would be responsible for placing witnesses at my beck and call, and I'd do final prep and try 'em. That's a lot of my job, but sadly I have to do other things to make a living.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 8:11:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/29/2005 8:12:10 PM EDT by bumpusjm]

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:
I'm halfway there. Ideally, I'd do nothing but trials. I'd get the file about 10 days before jury selection (though I've successfully tried them less than 24 hours after being retained), some monkey would be responsible for placing witnesses at my beck and call, and I'd do final prep and try 'em. That's a lot of my job, but sadly I have to do other things to make a living.



I thought you guys just sat around, made up catchy rhyming phrases, and slept with your assistants! Kidding!

I got an offer from the prosecutor here, said that if I'd get my JD, he'd guarantee me a DP job (family friend). I just couldn't bear the thought of leaving the wife for two years to finish the JD. Good on ya!
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 8:12:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/29/2005 8:13:04 PM EDT by FLAL1A]

Originally Posted By bumpusjm:

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:
I'm halfway there. Ideally, I'd do nothing but trials. I'd get the file about 10 days before jury selection (though I've successfully tried them less than 24 hours after being retained), some monkey would be responsible for placing witnesses at my beck and call, and I'd do final prep and try 'em. That's a lot of my job, but sadly I have to do other things to make a living.



I thought you guys just sat around, made up catchy rhyming phrases, and slept with your assistants! Kidding!

I got an offer from the prosecutor here, said that if I'd get my JD, he'd guarantee me a DP job (family friend). I just couldn't bear the thought of leaving the wife for two years to finish the JD. Good on ya!



Prosecuting in a well-run office is the shit.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 8:22:14 PM EDT
+1 on the hedge fund operative or commodities trader.

or lawyer. Working on that (this weekend is LSATurday for me). Doubt it will pan out though.

A friend's dad looked at being a govt hunter in the 70s, but there is a lot of traveling and such. You do get paid to shoot, trap, and poison though.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 8:30:18 PM EDT
... Designing military aircraft systems

Oh wait ...
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 8:39:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By crazyquik:
+1 on the hedge fund operative or commodities trader.

or lawyer. Working on that (this weekend is LSATurday for me). Doubt it will pan out though.

A friend's dad looked at being a govt hunter in the 70s, but there is a lot of traveling and such. You do get paid to shoot, trap, and poison though.



I have a few friends that are government trappers. Cool job but not paid well. Patty
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 8:41:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pattymcn:

Originally Posted By crazyquik:
+1 on the hedge fund operative or commodities trader.
.



I have a few friends that are government trappers. Cool job but not paid well. Patty



... Sweetie, that's trader, not trapper
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 9:09:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf:

Originally Posted By pattymcn:

Originally Posted By crazyquik:
+1 on the hedge fund operative or commodities trader.
.



I have a few friends that are government trappers. Cool job but not paid well. Patty



... Sweetie, that's trader, not trapper



Traders get to shoot, trap and poison? That sounds like its up my alley! Patty
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 9:20:52 PM EDT
Photographer for PLAYBOY!!!

Got an "F" in highschool in photo shop.......

Fly in helos.....
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 9:22:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MTUSA:
USA F1 Driver that wins



That or a Ninja

or a professoinal BadAss
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 9:22:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pattymcn:
Traders get to shoot, trap and poison?



Yes, but they are subject to strict regulation by the Seeing Eye Cat.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 9:26:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/29/2005 9:30:11 PM EDT by drew5337]

Originally Posted By Backstop:
<--------- See avatar. Play pro baseball.

KC offered me a minor league deal when I was 17 - my dad wouldn't sign - wanted me to graduate HS, then go to the AF Academy.

Wrecked my dirt bike shortly thereafter - broke arm in a coupla places - got a big old clump of Cortisone there now - but still play.

Spent 20 years in the military straightening paper clips - did a damn fine job at it, too.

.Gov taught me a bunch about medical stuff (and paper clips).

Was first registered with the NREMT-P in 1980 - maintained until 1997 (IIRC - cards in safe deposit box), so when I came back to the States in 98, figured I'd try to get on with a FD or something. I was too old for that - max hiring was 37 or so - I was 41. Bunch of crap.

So I went to work for HEB. They hired me as a Pharmacy Trainer. I could not stand being cooped up in a small area with a bunch of whiney women and spineless men - so I bailed after 6 months. I have zero ability to deal with office politics. Zero.

I have worked as an electrician, and first got a Journeyman's license in 81, so I went back to work at that.




Are you sure you really would want to be a Royal right now?


18B-Weapons Sergeant, US Army Special Forces. Sounds like a damn close to perfect job for me. If I could get details like close protection of Maxim covergirls, then it would be perfect.
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