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What is your dream job?

Ronald Zeeman

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After a lifetime of adult employment, I have no such dreams. Some jobs I liked more than others in an unending highly dynamic work environment. Where I had little control over my destiny in terms of employment.

So I suspect the next best thing is retirement. Yeah. I'll settle for that. :cool:
That is typical for thew majority of the population, reason my dad left his job bought a farm.


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He never worked for anyone else for the remainder of his life raised six kids. had 10 grandchildren.
Ironically my last job before retiring was as a personal investor nearly ten years. I never worked for anyone else and always on my own time. That was nice. However the downside being having to risk my own capital. A job that simply put is not for everyone on a number of levels.


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I've been able to work at three of my dream jobs:

My original dream job was teaching. It took me until my mid-40s to complete my education and I ended up only getting to teach for about 10 years. I loved teaching adults English language courses both in China (for 1 year) and in the US. I only stopped because the college where I was last teaching had a massive re-organization and I was one of many whose jobs disappeared with no warning. It broke my heart! I didn't even try to get another position in the community college system because that kind of thing happens quite frequently to untenured adjuncts -- and there are very few tenured positions teaching English language.

Off and on through the years, I've wanted to be a professional actor. Mostly I've done community theater, with a little semi-pro regional stuff, and a small part in an indie movie. However, I like the intense rehearsal period much more than the acting onstage for an audience part. I think that's because it's a way of being on a team with a shared goal without the boring meetings that go nowhere. Also, I really disliked the community theater habit of having the actors stand around available to meet the audience. The audience already got what they paid for when they watched the play. Why do I have to then give them something for free that they don't really have any right to expect -- my real self.

Now I'm retired and am working to realize my third dream job -- writing a novel. If it is ever published, it'll only be an e-book and I'll offer it for free or low cost. I would be miserable having a publisher, editor, agent telling me how to write, making me promote a book, having to read my own words in public at book signings.

Other dream jobs:
- pilot then astronaut
- archaeologist
- history professor
- elected representative
- defense attorney
- judge then SCOTUS
- sheep farmer
- architect for affordable, sustainable, environmentally responsible/responsive housing
- diplomat (probably not the best job for an autistic person -- I always think if everyone would just be DIRECT and HONEST, there wouldn't be wars and strife -- naive, I know)
- police officer (which makes no sense because I've often not been a big cop enthusiast, even though I've known and been friends with more than one)


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Currently WADA, World Anti Doping Agency
Or anything related to research in areas of biochemistery and molecular biology.


You know, that one lady we met that one time.
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Homebirth midwife/ Herbalist visiting families, everything from birthing, to doing lil checkups and giving herbs and supplements for different ailments.


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I wish to be a supermodel.
Not seriously would it not be cool to be able to dress up gorgeous every day in heels and beautiful dresses like margot Robbie
Maybe some days it would be a hassle but I could try it for a year.

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