When it comes to 'work', what is your dream job?

@bizness (841)
United States
November 26, 2012 10:31pm CST
I am very fortunate that I have 2 loves in life when it comes to my job or profession. I love animals and I love advertising, and I do both! I own 2 businesses, 1 is a website that is about marketing and advertising; the other is I am a pet sitter. I love both!
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17 responses
• Philippines
27 Nov 12
Oh, good for you. You have two jobs. I have a job right now but I guess it won't be forever. I am eyeing a position from my high school Alma Matter. I want to be permanent public school teacher. I guess with our situation right now, it's hard to get one. People who have the authority have the right to choose their favorite candidates. For us, we just have to wait until we are called. They're only calling us for substitution. Permanent positions are offered to their family, relatives, friend's children, etc.
@nicanorr (1789)
• Philippines
27 Nov 12
Don't lost hope. You're quite fortunate. In our place, choice, vacant and new teaching positions go to the highest bidder.
• Philippines
27 Nov 12
Really? Your place is more terrible. There's a rumor here that you can buy an item (or position). I guess rich applicants can buy. I don't want to use money. I am just waiting for God to give me one with a clean conscience. I hope God will give me soon. I'm not getting any younger. I've been waiting for six consecutive years now and I'm sometimes losing hope. I wanna try going abroad but I don't know what will happen to me there. It's risky.
• Indonesia
27 Nov 12
Money talks, it happens on this crazy world all the time and it sucks!. They give more value to the money over someone's skill. Currently i'm still in college (IT,Computer science) and i plan to graduate in the next year, then i plan to build my own business, i really love designing and programming,,, Everything is risky, and you will never know what will happen if you never take a new step (with the risk) in your life..
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@Guit08 (597)
• United States
27 Nov 12
Good for you! It is good to enjoy your job no matter what it is! My 'dream job' would probably be automotive journalist. That way I can combine two of my interests (cars and journalism) into a career where I get to write about cars and car related news. Plus, getting to test drive cars would be cool! :)
@bizness (841)
• United States
27 Nov 12
That's awesome! Have you looked into some journalism courses?
@bizness (841)
• United States
9 Oct 13
@bizness I can't believe it's been almost a year since I posted! How is everyone out there?
@jambi462 (4598)
• United States
28 Nov 12
I have multiple dream jobs some of them a little unrealistic and the other ones very easily achievable if I can continue to work hard. The things that I really enjoy doing are playing music and basketball unfortunately I'm not even six feet tall so I doubt I'll make the NBA anytime soon and I don't have a band but I'm really super happy just being able to play music as a hobby. My dream jobs that I think I have a great chance at achieving are as a farmer, holistic doctor, and a nutritional and medicinal supplement maker. I'm working hard at school right now and saving money from working two jobs to try and make it all happen. It's one of my biggest forms of motivation to keep working hard just to know that I could actually do those things.
@bizness (841)
• United States
29 Nov 12
Wow! That's fantastic! What a great dream! I will keep you in my prayers and wish you much success!
@neelia27 (896)
• Philippines
28 Nov 12
for now i`m a stay at home mom so i am not working anymore.. but before i had a child i am in the marketing and i love what i am doing.. i do misses my work but i love taking care of my baby so i have to choose and i choose to be with my son.. maybe after 2 years i will go to work again.. work can wait but seeing my son grow is an accomplishment for me..
@bizness (841)
• United States
29 Nov 12
Kudos to you! That's great, and as you said, work can wait. Being with your child is important and a dream as well...watching him grow and become a young man. Enjoy it while you can. (oh and marketing is what I do!)
@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
28 Nov 12
That is very good. We must really love our work. I'm a freelance design architect and I really love to design houses. How I wish and pray every month I have projects. :-) I always see to it that I will design houses according to the clients interest. I want them happy for their houses. Thanks for this discussion. Have a nice day!
@bizness (841)
• United States
29 Nov 12
That sounds like such a wonderful career! And you sound like you reallly enjoy it! You are lucky to have both!
@rubrub (166)
• Philippines
28 Nov 12
My current job is okay, but it's not my dream job though:( I always have this dream of putting up my own business. I wanna have all my friends who doesn't have a work to work for me. hehe.. Right now i also do online jobs and i'm kinda liking it. I also do an mlm job that i think would give me great income in the future. In the mean time, i'm gonna stick first to my current jobs. When the time comes i will put that dream business :)
@bizness (841)
• United States
29 Nov 12
Awesome! Well sounds like you are on the right track.
• Philippines
27 Nov 12
Wow! I am happy to know that you really have the passion towards what you are doing and not only that, you're able to do what you really like and love to do. In my case, I love my job for it's about communicating with other people. It's always been my passion to communicate with other people, share ideas and listen to them as well. I'm always thankful to God for giving me this kind of work. Yet, it's not only the work that I wanted I also want to own a small business. Or an entrepreneurship, like a small restaurant (carenderia) and a sari-sari store.
@bizness (841)
• United States
29 Nov 12
Well sounds like you are on your way! I wish you much success! Plus it sounds like you are half way there (already working 1 job you love!)
@acey76 (1278)
• Philippines
27 Nov 12
My dream job is to be an artist anything that is related to art I'm a frustrated artist,and I guess a veterinarian cause like you i love dogs.
@bizness (841)
• United States
27 Nov 12
Wonderful! Well by all means....draw!! I mean, you could start by drawing a picture or two and try to sell them on line. You never know!
@elsino91 (443)
• Poland
27 Nov 12
My dream jobs change over the years, until now I have thought about being an accountant which may seem boring to a lot but I really like to work with numbers and figures. But recently, I have learned more about how brokers work and particular companies in my city. The payment system has really attracted me and the thought of retiring after just 10 years of work is really appealing to me. They make lots of money but it's very hard work and can be too stressful for those who can't handle stress. Fortunately I am really good with numbers and figures, like I said. Plus I'm quite the relaxed person who keeps his cool in situations when others start to panic so I think I could probably handle the work. I very much support the idea of working really hard for a shorter period of time so as to have more free time later on in life.
@bizness (841)
• United States
27 Nov 12
Absolutely! I say Go For It!!! It sounds as though you will do well!
@tedifa (1235)
• Indonesia
27 Nov 12
I have 2 own business that make more money for me,First,offline business,i sell frozen food product,second,online business,i write many articles to make more money.I have to manage my own business with same portion everyday.
@bizness (841)
• United States
27 Nov 12
Sounds great! I wish you luck! and thank you for responding!
@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
27 Nov 12
Hi bizness! I would accept the fact that my permanent job is not really that of my line. I work in the government. But it's okay, I can manage. Actually, I consider it as a blessing. But if I have to choose what kind of job I want, it would be something about designing. My online job, especially with myLot, is my way of escaping the realities in life. I can express everything in here. I enjoy the things related to online work so I can say that even if my permanent job is not as enjoyable as I want it to be, I am already happy that I was able to discover online work. All about online matters is a great challenge for me so I am trying my best to discover everything.
@bizness (841)
• United States
27 Nov 12
I understand what you mean about your 'permanent' job. Unfortunately, sometimes, more often than not, we end up in a career that was not our choosing, so-to-speak. Money plays such a huge part in all of our lives. We have to have it to survive!
@AKRao24 (21173)
• India
27 Nov 12
That is a wonderful discussion you have started dear Bizness! I am a Veterinarian by profession and I am working as a Senior Resident Vet, n a Stud farm, where we breed the Thoroughbreds for the purpose of breeding. Though I like my profession and am very much dedicated to it, I some times get frustrated because of some casualties they occur in my profession. This profession of mine is with full of challenges and I work practically 24 x 7 on the farm. Though I love and this profession is passion for me I feel that I am always under pressure and this keeps me tensed. No doubt this profession has given me name, fame and money. I am also a Ventriloquist and I have staged more than 1000 shows so far. Though this is my no full time profession I used to charge for staging the shows. Though I have many other hobbies which I may use to get money like Cartoon Sketching and free lancer journalism, I mostly enjoy the performing on the stage as a Ventriloquist. It has been always a wonderful experience for me to stage a Ventriloquism show. In India we have very limited number of Ventriloquists and from that lot there are very few literate people who have shown interest in this art form and performing on stage. Because of this there is no much awareness about this art form in India. It has been my experience in my all 1000 shows which I have presented all over my country, I enjoyed the confused expression on the faces of my audience. When ever I used to start my show along with my dummy that I call as 'Johnny', people used to get astonished to see that an inanimate dummy is talking like a human being. By the time they could settle down themselves or consoling themselves that some electronic gadget or some tape recorder is big used to make this dummy to talk. I used to involve the audience into my show through my dummy. I used to wish the audience appreciate their dresses or make up or I used to talk with some audience who enter late into the auditorium through my doll. Some times I used to call a kid on the stage to talk with my dummy ‘Johny’. This would crash their concept of using tape recorder or electronic gadget to make my dummy talk. They all used to get once again wonderstruck about the thing happening in front of them. Mean while like any other Ventriloquist I always used to give punch dialogues to my dummy and because of which I was subjected to either some embarrassing situation or I was made a laughing stock by my dummy. It is very to laugh at others and my confused audience would laugh at me with open hearts. I think perhaps by doing this way they used to get out of the confusion state. I used to continue the show for another few minutes where the audience forgetting about the mysterious part of the show would start enjoying the show as a comical show. At the peak or climax of the show which I used to get after 50 minutes or one hour I suddenly used to conclude the show. That too, with the help of my dummy where he used to say that he must leave the show urgently to meet his appointments. He used to say good bye to the audience abruptly and the show would conclude leaving the audience spell bound. Having staged the show after packing my dummy into my in the big suit case, when I used to out of green Room I used to get practically surrounded by many people. They used to be so curious to know about the fact that how my dummy talked on the stage. I used to feel very happy and proud about this. I used to explain in brief about the art of Ventriloquism to them and they used to appreciate me a lot for they could never make out that I was talking for my dummy on the stage. I used to get fairly good money for my shows. I would have been very happy to take this as my profession as during the performance I always used to be in some other World along with my dummy whom i used to treat like a living partner, Of course today also I would do the something if I stage a show. But, though this is my dream job, I would like to take up, I couldn't do so because it was difficult to sustain financially on this job. It is difficult to get regular shows of Ventriloquism and by giving few shows per month it was difficult to meet both the ends of life. Though the things are different today, as there are many event managers who can organize the shows for Ventriloquists for various occasions still I feel that I need to depend on them and this makes me uncertain to take this job as a full time profession. Though my shows have been appreciated many times by many local and National News Papers and I have been warded with various Awards by Various Cultural Organizations I really can't dare at least in India to take up Ventriloquism as my profession! Thanks a lot for the discussion! I liked participating in it!
@bizness (841)
• United States
27 Nov 12
And thank you so much for a great story! I love ventriloquists! It is brave that you persue such a career in India. I am sure it can be difficult but oh, so enjoyable! You are right, the look on their faces must be wonderful! Plese continue doing your shows if but for 2 reasons: 1, so that people can see, laugh and enjoy them, and 2, so that you may also bring joy into your heart as well. Now as for the Vet part, what another great profession! I am a huge animal lover and advocate here.
@Raine38 (9195)
• United States
27 Nov 12
Oh you're so lucky! Good for you. Well, to be honest I want to be an astronomer, but I ended up being an accountant. I know, that's like miles apart. But back when I was getting enrolled in college, I let the practical side of me take over so I took up Accountancy. But now, I have learned to love my profession. It's got its moments of pure torture but I am quite satisfied with it. I still get fascinated whenever we go star gazing, but I have no regrets with my chosen career path. After all, this is what pays all those star-gazing trips.
@bizness (841)
• United States
27 Nov 12
LOL What a great attitude you have! It's wonderful you've learned to love your job! And yes, it pays for those trips....so basically, you still have the best of both worlds!
• India
27 Nov 12
Hi friend, good to know you get your dream job, not every one is blessed to do their dream job. I am interested with computer related jobs, now i am doing my own business and doing online jobs in my free time.
@bizness (841)
• United States
27 Nov 12
Kudos to you! What type business are you doing if you don't mind my asking?
@hanson15 (13)
• United States
27 Nov 12
My dream job is to cook. To be a chef. But i don't like the idea of after you cook you will also clean the dishes etc. Because my hands will get numb. But if given a chance I want to be a good cook. Where i can create my own menu and dish. It will be a fulfilling to me. If i won't be a chef then i can have a catering business for events. I also love to design for an event. But i am a software engineer and get bored all the time
@bizness (841)
• United States
27 Nov 12
You should start with some side catering. You can bring in people to do the clean up and then you can just concentrate of the event itself. There's good money in it and you can build a successful business from it.
@mohkanari (1957)
• India
27 Nov 12
It is better to select job or profession that suits one's interests. I desired to get teaching as profession is science. But had to be employed in a bank. I found no thrills there and gradually turned negative to office matter. Now I haven't that job after years of service. I think my decision to join the bank was a big blunder.
@bizness (841)
• United States
27 Nov 12
Well unfortunately money talks and the careers we start with are not usually the ones we'd like to actually be in. Maybe now you can move on to something else.
@joliefille (3696)
• Philippines
27 Nov 12
You are lucky to be living your dream. More power on your business! I wanted to be a radio dj after graduating college but fate was not kind haha. I had a degree in Psychology but never got to practice it professionally. If I had pursued it I would have loved to become a psychoanalyst or a psychotherapist since I love studying people and their complexes as described in their dreams. The reasons why I didn't proceed with that was I was tired of going back to school and study again, I also was too young at the time and was afraid to face my internal demons. You know, we cannot help others if we cannot help ourselves.
@bizness (841)
• United States
27 Nov 12
Well, have you thought about trying it now? You could go back to school if need be. There are great careers out there in your field.