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NFT: your ideal job

snickers : 1/3/2019 5:19 pm
Having a conversation with the better half about our jobs. It made me wonder if people are satisfied with their employment?
I love what I do and would not change a thing and this is 35 years into the health sector. My wife feels the same. We believe we represent some people but I said I would ask. What would be your ideal employ if you were not at your present position? What would make you change your job? I guess we are fortunate because when I ask my children about what they do and also the spouses, I do not get a warm and fuzzy feeling. OK BBI what say you?
Working for the Football Giants  
Anakim : 1/3/2019 5:22 pm : link
Being the G.C. or G.M. of the Football Giants. It's been my dream since I was 14.
But to answer your other question  
Anakim : 1/3/2019 5:24 pm : link
I hate my job. I like the people I work with, money's okay, but I hate the field I'm in. But I also know it's better to have this than to not have a job and it's also a stepping stone to where I want to be: with the NY Football Giants.
Loved working on ships  
section125 : 1/3/2019 5:27 pm : link
until the company decided arm chair captains knew more than I did.

My ideal job would be Secretary of Defense. No chance in hell I get it....
Working for my hero...  
bw in dc : 1/3/2019 5:28 pm : link
John Mara running Jins Central.

And the monthly quick-connect with Accorsi to listen to his stroll down memory lane...
Body painting!  
Milton : 1/3/2019 5:29 pm : link
A recession is coming  
MetsAreBack : 1/3/2019 5:38 pm : link
Later this year or next. And with that much higher unemployment. So these conversations are fun... but savor what you have in the near term.
Iíll Play  
Trainmaster : 1/3/2019 5:39 pm : link
Beer taster  
bigbb : 1/3/2019 5:47 pm : link
I think I would be very good at it
Giants Memorabilia & Souvenier Store  
Howyadoin : 1/3/2019 5:51 pm : link
I just love that stuff
Boat tour operator  
Gregorio : 1/3/2019 5:52 pm : link
on a Carribbean island. I am my own boss, work when I want to, take time off when I want to, enjoy the island life.
Working by the beach  
spike : 1/3/2019 6:03 pm : link
And not have to worry about money
Interpretor  
mitch300 : 1/3/2019 6:16 pm : link
for the Yankees. I was at Wrigley and the interpretor for Tanaka was out shagging fly balls during B.P. How cool is that.
I have given this a lot of thought....  
EricJ : 1/3/2019 6:31 pm : link
and there are two answers to this. One that is realistic and one that is a dream...

Realistic - Get a job as a compliance manager for Marriott where I travel the world for them helping to improve struggling properties

Dream - Get paid by the state of Florida to help promote tourism by fishing every day and creating fishing and travel videos for them.
RE: Boat tour operator  
Diver_Down : 1/3/2019 6:34 pm : link
In comment 14246524 Gregorio said:
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on a Carribbean island. I am my own boss, work when I want to, take time off when I want to, enjoy the island life.


Sometimes, you don't realize that you are in your ideal job until you are no longer. That was the case with me.

I spent spring breaks in St. Croix diving. After graduation, I decided to take an extended vacation before joining the rat race. Never considered the possibility of working in the islands. I was just there to soak it up for awhile. The one guy who knew me from the previous years trips was talking with me the one night asking what I was doing for so long. Most visitors are there for a week to 10 days at most. He ended up introducing me to the owner the next day and I had a job as a dive guide. It was a good life.
On our honeymoon in Bora Bora  
DC Gmen Fan : 1/3/2019 7:14 pm : link
we stayed a couple nights at the Four Seasons and there was a "resident marine biologist" there who's job was to basically take guests snorkeling in the lagoon pointing out fish. If I could do that and fly seaplane charters between the islands I think I'd be ok with that.
I always thought being an airplane pilot would be cool  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 1/3/2019 7:17 pm : link
Seeing the world. Of course I would be terrified of actually flying a plane....
I love my job...now.  
trueblueinpw : 1/3/2019 7:29 pm : link
But for a long time I hated my job. Sometimes itís not the work, or the people you with, it can be the industry and the people you work for. (If thereís any young people reading this, I implore you, donít ever work for a big law firm if youíre not a lawyer.)

Now I work for a great company, progressive and socially responsible, and even though itís the same type of work, the environment and mission make all the difference in the world.
Milton  
Les in TO : 1/3/2019 7:34 pm : link
+1.
BBI Spellchecker  
Sammo85 : 1/3/2019 8:19 pm : link
Not my dream per se but at a nickel or heck even a penny per, I could clean up nicely.
The Royal Food Taster  
Bill L : 1/3/2019 8:29 pm : link
Imagine, your whole life you would only have one bad meal...
pie and cake  
BCD : 1/3/2019 8:53 pm : link
sampler.
Charter fishing boat Capt.  
Capt. : 1/3/2019 9:13 pm : link
in Key West. I know how lucky I am
Was just talking about this...  
dep026 : 1/3/2019 9:22 pm : link
If I had to do it again... Iíd go in communications/broadcasting.

And be Jim Nantz.

NFL
NCAA tourney
Masters

Lot of the summer off.
RE: But to answer your other question  
BleedBlue : 1/3/2019 9:53 pm : link
In comment 14246493 Anakim said:
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I hate my job. I like the people I work with, money's okay, but I hate the field I'm in. But I also know it's better to have this than to not have a job and it's also a stepping stone to where I want to be: with the NY Football Giants.


We share the same Dream...I've worked in football operations at collegiate level. What do you currently do?
Iíd love to direct......  
Reb8thVA : 1/3/2019 10:05 pm : link
Historical documentaries
Mine  
Boatie Warrant : 1/3/2019 10:23 pm : link
Walking in the woods, eating chicken wings and drinking beer

Hope the pay is good!
I'm doing it.  
Photoguy : 1/3/2019 11:33 pm : link
I'm a tour guide in an aviation museum, and although it's just a volunteer job, it's been the most rewarding thing I've ever done. Been there for 10 years, and meeting people from all walks of life, imparting the history of aviation and the various planes in our collection, and meeting so many people who worked on or flew warbirds in combat....it's been a helluva ride, and I can't wait to see what the future holds for me. I'm 70, and hopefully, I'll be able to continue this 'job' for many more years.
Making pizza pies  
rnargi : 1/3/2019 11:35 pm : link
In my own shop
RE: RE: But to answer your other question  
Anakim : 1/4/2019 1:11 am : link
In comment 14246713 BleedBlue said:
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In comment 14246493 Anakim said:


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I hate my job. I like the people I work with, money's okay, but I hate the field I'm in. But I also know it's better to have this than to not have a job and it's also a stepping stone to where I want to be: with the NY Football Giants.



We share the same Dream...I've worked in football operations at collegiate level. What do you currently do?


I'm an attorney
Sun, beers, reading the paper ...  
short lease : 1/4/2019 3:32 am : link

RE: Body painting!  
short lease : 1/4/2019 3:33 am : link
In comment 14246500 Milton said:
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Using the finger painting technique ...
Margi emerges!  
Beezer : 1/4/2019 4:55 am : link
HNY Robert!
Driving the...  
BMac : 1/4/2019 5:08 am : link
...Oscar Mayer Weinermobile.
RE: A recession is coming  
johnnyb : 1/4/2019 8:59 am : link
In comment 14246507 MetsAreBack said:
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Later this year or next. And with that much higher unemployment. So these conversations are fun... but savor what you have in the near term.


Did you see the employment numbers released this morning? A recession will come, it is inevitable, but not any time soon. This economy is on fire.
...  
Man In The Box : 1/4/2019 9:03 am : link
Rock star
RE: Charter fishing boat Capt.  
section125 : 1/4/2019 9:06 am : link
In comment 14246673 Capt. said:
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in Key West. I know how lucky I am


Yep. I was a deckhand in HS and sometimes in college(for a kid the best paying job). Great job. Went back and occasionally ran a cruise boat for the same family which I absolutely loved. Still one of the best jobs I ever had, although Chief Mate on a ship was my favorite.
If I could somehow  
pjcas18 : 1/4/2019 9:07 am : link
find a way to monetize procrastinating and underachieving I think I could do really well for myself and as a bonus I would feel fulfilled professionally.

I'd have a career doing something I'm passionate about.

That's not nothing.



RE: If I could somehow  
Bill L : 1/4/2019 9:52 am : link
In comment 14246956 pjcas18 said:
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find a way to monetize procrastinating and underachieving I think I could do really well for myself and as a bonus I would feel fulfilled professionally.

I'd have a career doing something I'm passionate about.

That's not nothing.


Run for Congress?
or any elected/appointed office, really  
Bill L : 1/4/2019 9:53 am : link
.
I want to start my own business  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 1/4/2019 10:23 am : link
I have no clue how to do it. I hate working for other people and have a few business ideas.
And it's never too late  
Anakim : 1/4/2019 10:52 am : link
I mean I remember what JonC and others told me when I needed career advice: take some risks. Take some chances. Especially if you have the means to.

And it's never too late.
Dealing weed living in Thailand  
RobThailand : 1/4/2019 10:54 am : link
that's my ideal job
RE: Charter fishing boat Capt.  
EricJ : 1/4/2019 11:00 am : link
In comment 14246673 Capt. said:
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in Key West. I know how lucky I am


I am an avid fisherman and usually drag my kayak all over. Key west is on my bucket list Capt...
RE: Iíd love to direct......  
EricJ : 1/4/2019 11:02 am : link
In comment 14246724 Reb8thVA said:
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Historical documentaries


The history of porn?
RE: ...  
Gman11 : 1/4/2019 1:12 pm : link
In comment 14246952 Man In The Box said:
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Rock star

Money for Nothing.....and your chicks for free.
You have to take risks in life  
JonC : 1/7/2019 4:39 pm : link
Career, jobs, women, you name it. The best things in life generally find you when you're taking risks.

I wish I'd taken more in my 20s and 30s. I was a proper hellion before I had to jump into my career, and it rocked.
Wouldn't change a thing at  
ctc in ftmyers : 1/7/2019 7:48 pm : link
66. still loving life. Have enjoyed the ride.
Speaking of which  
Anakim : 1/9/2019 1:35 pm : link
What's your elevator pitch? How do you stand apart from the rest?
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