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Dream Job

Old 31st Oct 2002, 12:28
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Dream Job

If you could not be a pilot, what would you be?
I know (guys) that a sun cream applier on Baywatch or Holly Valance's underwear selector are good, but if you seriously had to choose a career, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
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Old 31st Oct 2002, 12:55
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Bed tester, working nights.

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Old 31st Oct 2002, 13:06
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Astronaut...does that count?
Old 31st Oct 2002, 13:09
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Bl00dy he11, Elvis, d'you want to ask a hard one next time???

I really couldn't count the number of people I know who are unhappy in their current career, who know they want to get out, but don't have a clue what they want to do instead. I was in this situation for quite some time before I eventually decide to start training for an ATPL and become a pilot - something I always said I wouldn't do, because flying was something I wanted to always be able to enjoy. Eventually I figured that I spend more time at work than any other place except possibly my bed, I may as well do something I really enjoy and get paid for it, even if it does have an impact on my recreational flying.

A friend of mine has told me, several times, that she'd love to pack in her job to teach yoga. Unfortunately, until you build up enough of a reputation for students to start coming to you, the money which yoga teachers earn makes low-hours pilots look well-paid, so she's stuck in her marketing job for the forseeable future.

Sadly, far too many people stay in jobs they don't like simply because there is no answer to your question - my friend and I, who both have an idea of what we'd like to spend our time doing, certainly seem to be in the minority.

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Old 31st Oct 2002, 13:36
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maybe I am an aviation nerd... but.. ATC ??

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Old 31st Oct 2002, 13:39
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Always wanted to be the guy that built space probes
Now I just build robots and try to work on areas that could be used for planetary probes
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Old 31st Oct 2002, 13:58
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Ball boy for the Oakland Raiders. Not big/strong/fast/clever/young enough to play, not smart enough to coach. I think I can organise balls though.....
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Old 31st Oct 2002, 15:54
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Work for NASA has always appealed but don't have an engineering and mathematical orientated brain i'm afraid. Faniced running my own bar once but you don't get out much then do you really? Freelance journalist, oh problem here i don't bend and manipulate the truth in the name of a good story. Finally MI6 spook always intrigued me, as long as it could be like Andrew Osnard out of the Tailor of Panama, oh boy do i likeCatherine McCormack......................................
Old 31st Oct 2002, 16:07
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I would aim for Air Traffic Control,

but It would depend on the reasons for not becoming a pilot.

If its medical
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Old 31st Oct 2002, 16:33
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Consultant cardiologist/cancer specialist, subject to me having enough brain power (bit dubious in that respect--duhhh).

MUCH more worthwhile than flying !
Old 31st Oct 2002, 19:40
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I would love to run an airfield. Somewhere like Compton Abbas... Small grass strip, and lots of nice a/c homed there (which I'd have free access to of course)...
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Old 31st Oct 2002, 20:27
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Some job which means you get free access to all a/c types, and that requires you to have an airfield in your back garden

But the Holly Vallence idea aint bad either

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Old 1st Nov 2002, 00:13
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Some one asked me the other day what I would do if I could do anything, and I was stumped....

either I'm v happy, or don't have a clue about what I really want....

I hope it's the former and not the latter.....
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Old 1st Nov 2002, 06:53
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What I am now!
But for the CDC in America, I wanna play with Ebola and Lassa but they wont let me play with them here in NZ.

But thats just till I "grow up" cos I want to be a medical missionary when I "grow up."

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Old 1st Nov 2002, 08:00
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Professional cricketer in the summer, professional Ice Hockey player in the winter.

Shame I was crap at cricket and didn't discover hockey until it was much too late.

Always had a hankering to be one of you pilot chappies when I was younger but at the time Hamble was closing and a load of pilots were on the dole.
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Old 1st Nov 2002, 09:41
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Receptionist in a knocking shop? But seriously, things I have seriously considered: butcher, blacksmith, farrier, paramedic, horse trainer or game keeper. I reckon that I am a better doer than manager.

As for 'why?' any of those, well, why flying? Not completely sure.
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Old 1st Nov 2002, 10:26
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There are men in Guam whose full-time job is to travel the countryside and deflower young virgins, who pay them for the privilege of having sex for the first time...

Reason: under Guam law, it is expressly forbidden for virgins to marry. (LETS JUST THINK HERE FOR A MINUTE; Is there any job anywhere else in the world that even comes close to this?)
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Old 2nd Nov 2002, 05:22
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Hmmmm, lets see now...

First professional pirate astronaut?

World chess champion?

Own a little book store in the south of Ireland and drink tea all day?

I can't decide they all seem the same to me.
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Old 2nd Nov 2002, 18:44
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Smile Dream Job.......

.... to be the author of a bestseller!

Maybe, just maybe one day,.... who knows?

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Old 2nd Nov 2002, 18:59
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I always fancied being a gold prospecter for some reason.
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