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Your dream job?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Darwin195, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. Skydog76

    Skydog76 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Captain of a game fishing charter boat in Aruba or own a big fishing tackle shop in town
     
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  2. Croc

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    My husband would like to own a fishing tackle place but only open mornings on sidecar his own fishery so he could spend the rest of the day fishing.
     
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  3. Skydog76

    Skydog76 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    now that sounds like a plan
     
  4. Croc

    Croc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am ashamed. I don't know where the sidecar came from. It was meant to be site of course.
     
  5. jay hay-char

    jay hay-char Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Not quite the same but there's a guy on St Martins (in the Isles of Scilly) who goes out fishing ,most days, comes home and serves whatever he's caught in his restaurant in the evenings, although I think he also sources some of his fish from other local fishermen, nowadays.

    He runs regular music evenings as well, all in a location just above a sandy bay on a virtually unspoilt island. The reality is that life can sometimes be too quiet in places like this, particularly out of season, but I'd give it a go :)
     
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  6. endocrinegremlin

    endocrinegremlin Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I would love to be a lecturer at university specalising in mordern European history such as the inter-war years in Weimar Germany, Nazi Germany and life under communism. I've already had to take 3 years out of uni because of the diabetes (on the pump waiting list and then getting settled with it) so hoping to steam forward now! Would love to see my book being sold to wide eyed keen students one day. Writing it would probably help on that front.
     
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  7. DeejayR

    DeejayR Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Formula 1 mechanic.
     
  8. endocrinegremlin

    endocrinegremlin Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    If only I could work with my hands, hell yes. Just never one that works on the pitstop. Do NOT want the blame for a 9seconder!
     
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  9. jay hay-char

    jay hay-char Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I recently met a guy who used to work for one of the F1 teams. There's a video clip online, that shows a car pulling out of the pits with the fuel line still connected and one of the pit crew, with lightning reflexes, disconnecting it, thus preventing a major disaster. It was this guy who prevented the disaster and he has a very expensive wrist watch which he was given as a thank you by the team.

    He's also - at a guess - in his early forties, and retired; he does the odd bit of work from time to time, including for some friends of mine, which is how I met him, but it's to keep himself amused not to pay the bills. I'm sure these guys are well paid but I think, because they're abroad so much, that they don't pay much tax, either.

    Nice! :cool:
     
  10. Brunneria

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    Luxury hotel and resort Mystery Shopper
    Best selling author
    Meditation retreat owner/manager
    Lady who lunches
    Dog walker
    Interior designer
    Personal Colour Analyst
    Pets As Therapy chauffeur and escort to the therapy animal
    Diabetes educator
    Reader of fiction
    Housewife
    Gardener (stately home walled garden, please)
    Support tutor

    Seriously. All of them.
     
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  11. satindoll

    satindoll Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Being a Grandma and Great Grandma, oh I already have the dream job. :happy:
     
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  12. eddie1968

    eddie1968 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've always wanted to be an astronaut - inno every boy thought of that at school lol. I often watch videos of the ISS looking down on our planet to music and it relaxes me.
     
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    I know someone who grew up to be a train driver. He wouldn't wish it on anyone!

    Jobs always look soooooo much better/easier/cushier from the outside, don't they?
     
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    Mike d Type 2 · Expert

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    http://esamultimedia.esa.int/multimedia/virtual-tour-iss/

    Suggest you take a look Eddie. :)
     
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    Anyone got a spacesuit that Eddie can borrow:hilarious::hilarious:
     
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    Undertaker or mortuary body burner. Honest, I would love to do those jobs...
     
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    A quiet & relaxing job.
     
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    jay hay-char Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well, it would be convenient; working in the Dead Centre of Town.

    The old ones are the best; I'll get me coat ...... :)
     
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    Commercial airline pilot. Though I don't fancy having to go through the RAF first.
     
  20. trinity0097

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    Doing what I do now, but with more pay and a different boss! In the absence of that I am applying for other jobs!
     
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