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Surely has to be travel blogger/journalist. Though I'd take football.

Probably not as in terms of a realistic career I'm probably going to go into something like social work, healthcare, psychology....something I can move abroad with essentially.

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I have too many interests to have a dream job and career :D :/ 

Science Research (especially Natural Sciences)
Mechanical Engineering/Automotive Engineering/Aerospace Engineering
Photojournalism/Wildlife photography
Archaeology
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
Wildlife Conservation

Ideally, I would have a passive income stream that would take care of my basic needs monthly, and give me enough time to pursue my interests as I desire. One can dream... xD 

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1 hour ago, nudge said:

I have too many interests to have a dream job and career :D :/ 

Science Research (especially Natural Sciences)
Mechanical Engineering/Automotive Engineering/Aerospace Engineering
Photojournalism/Wildlife photography
Archaeology
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
Wildlife Conservation

Ideally, I would have a passive income stream that would take care of my basic needs monthly, and give me enough time to pursue my interests as I desire. One can dream... xD 

It would be hard to pick just the one pursuit I must admit... So many different types of ideal work or job role out there that even if you think you had the ideal dream job already that I am sure you could be caught every now and then looking out of the window somewhere wishing for other things... I don't think we were designed to be tied to any one thing when there is so much variety to explore, I would rank satisfaction as a major influence on what I considered a dream job... I would like to think that the job I did made a serious difference to people or the planet.. I wouldn't be too hung up on the money either, I could quite happily do something on a wildlife reserve somewhere helping to protect endangered species... Just give me a gun and some grub at the end of the day and I could live with that... 

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Dream job is to be a composer, or a conductor of an orchestra.

Would also love to be a writer, on stuff like politics and current affairs. 

However my real-world career aim, based on my education and training so far, is to be a partner in a reasonably-sized law firm.

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4 hours ago, RandoEFC said:

I am very happy to already be doing my dream job. I can't think of anything I'd rather do than teach.

Personally am going through a “do I want to do this forever?” feeling. Love my class, but I’m in a pretty tough environment and trying to teach 9 odd subjects in a week is just a load of shite. (That’s not including PE, Science and Computing).

I am sure I will feel better after our 2 hour staff meeting after school. 🙈

I would have loved to have been a professional footballer. I never really fulfilled my potential there and it would’ve been very hard to crack. I had significant talent and could’ve done better than I did (with a bit of luck). 

As a kid I wanted to be a detective. Portrayed pretty glamourioisly but in reality probably not. 

Something to do with travel or hospitality could be an avenue in the future as I’m pretty certain I won’t teach for 30 years. This is my 5th year now. 

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I wouldn't mind being a male porn star ☺

To be serious though I really like the job i have now (equipment engineer at a major plant site) but ideally I'd roll back the clock to where there were more interesting industrial, chemical and manufacturing sites within reach of my place so i had more opportunities to move companies/ sites when i got bored...

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13 hours ago, Toinho said:

Personally am going through a “do I want to do this forever?” feeling. Love my class, but I’m in a pretty tough environment and trying to teach 9 odd subjects in a week is just a load of shite. (That’s not including PE, Science and Computing).

I am sure I will feel better after our 2 hour staff meeting after school. 🙈

I would have loved to have been a professional footballer. I never really fulfilled my potential there and it would’ve been very hard to crack. I had significant talent and could’ve done better than I did (with a bit of luck). 

As a kid I wanted to be a detective. Portrayed pretty glamourioisly but in reality probably not. 

Something to do with travel or hospitality could be an avenue in the future as I’m pretty certain I won’t teach for 30 years. This is my 5th year now. 

I'll be honest, I don't know how things are in Australia but certainly in England if you question your enjoyment of teaching and start having negative thoughts about the job then it can end up being a very difficult and surprisingly lonely career.

I've worked with some people who have been teaching for 20-30 years who used to love the job but are now trapped in a career they hate due to the mass changes in workload, meetings, responsibilities and expectations, but have a family to support so aren't in a position to go and risk their steady income on a career change in their 40s. They get so negative in some cases that you hear horror stories of people going up to 20 year old bright eyed trainees and say that you've got to be totally insane to go into teaching now and genuinely try and talk them out of what is a dream career for some of them.

You don't want that to be you, a lot of people say that you have to love teaching to commit your life to it. I think it's a wonderful job but it's not for everyone for a whole litany of reasons. If you have serious doubts having taught for as long as you have then there's a good chance that you're making the right call if you jack it in. This is just the opinion of an internet guy you've never actually met but those are my thoughts.

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9 hours ago, RandoEFC said:

I'll be honest, I don't know how things are in Australia but certainly in England if you question your enjoyment of teaching and start having negative thoughts about the job then it can end up being a very difficult and surprisingly lonely career.

I've worked with some people who have been teaching for 20-30 years who used to love the job but are now trapped in a career they hate due to the mass changes in workload, meetings, responsibilities and expectations, but have a family to support so aren't in a position to go and risk their steady income on a career change in their 40s. They get so negative in some cases that you hear horror stories of people going up to 20 year old bright eyed trainees and say that you've got to be totally insane to go into teaching now and genuinely try and talk them out of what is a dream career for some of them.

You don't want that to be you, a lot of people say that you have to love teaching to commit your life to it. I think it's a wonderful job but it's not for everyone for a whole litany of reasons. If you have serious doubts having taught for as long as you have then there's a good chance that you're making the right call if you jack it in. This is just the opinion of an internet guy you've never actually met but those are my thoughts.

Oh, I don’t hate it. As I said, I love my class. Tuesday’s (when I posted that) is just my toughest day where I have to teach Japanese to everyone and 95% of the kids don’t care. However, we made it through with no fights or swearing!!!

I should’ve elaborated. The stress is high. It’s incredibly stressful at my school at the moment. Sometimes I think, even though there’s definitely still stress involved, that specialising in teaching one subject could be the way to go in the future. The negative thoughts about trying to fit in a million subjects and the curriculum could be more of a primary school thing, no teacher I’ve ever met has had positive thoughts about that. The best way to try deal with it is “do your best”. It’s still shit to feel like you haven’t covered everything. I can just see myself not in the classroom in 20 years. Whether that be a career change or stepping into admin. If I hated it right now I’d be gone next school year - which isn’t the case. 

And I completely agree with almost everything you’ve said. We’ve got a bloke 2 years away from retirement and you can tell he’s just had enough of it all. Definitely think if I’m ever that way I’d walk way, it’s in the best interests of the students. 

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On 03/09/2018 at 22:23, Inverted said:

Dream job is to be a composer, or a conductor of an orchestra.

Would also love to be a writer, on stuff like politics and current affairs. 

However my real-world career aim, based on my education and training so far, is to be a partner in a reasonably-sized law firm.

That's very interesting. I don't really know too many people who like it even when they are composers themselves. Do you play any instruments? 

Dream Job List

  • Dive Master. I don't know why but I think I'd really enjoy and the disconnect from the mainland for a bit is something I've done on a lot of occasions and it makes me happy.
  • Level designer for a gaming software company. I'm not interested too much in the fancy look and feel of things but level designers do a lot of crazy problem solving and it pays peanuts mostly but the joy of watching things come together is the lure for me
  • Run a Studio and watch people gig and make music. I can do this for hours but getting things setup is a pain and then you have to also realize that in a realistic sense you'd be making very little till you somehow made a name for yourself.
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22 minutes ago, Mel81x said:

That's very interesting. I don't really know too many people who like it even when they are composers themselves. Do you play any instruments? 

Dream Job List

  • Dive Master. I don't know why but I think I'd really enjoy and the disconnect from the mainland for a bit is something I've done on a lot of occasions and it makes me happy.
  • Level designer for a gaming software company. I'm not interested too much in the fancy look and feel of things but level designers do a lot of crazy problem solving and it pays peanuts mostly but the joy of watching things come together is the lure for me
  • Run a Studio and watch people gig and make music. I can do this for hours but getting things setup is a pain and then you have to also realize that in a realistic sense you'd be making very little till you somehow made a name for yourself.

I play saxophone and drums, and am passable on piano and guitar. I've never been a very rigorous practiser, though, which has always limited my progression as a performer, so my interest in music has always leant more towards the theory side.

I had the grades to go and do a theory-based music degree at the Royal Conservatoire in Glasgow, but I ultimately shat it and picked Law instead.

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17 hours ago, Inverted said:

I play saxophone and drums, and am passable on piano and guitar. I've never been a very rigorous practiser, though, which has always limited my progression as a performer, so my interest in music has always leant more towards the theory side.

I had the grades to go and do a theory-based music degree at the Royal Conservatoire in Glasgow, but I ultimately shat it and picked Law instead.

We're kind of in the same boat really. Spent my formative years learning guitar (classical) and bass but then I kind of lost interest in it along the way just because school and work got to be such an overload I gave it up. Gotten back into it over the last three years and I am now finding that while I do tend to like theory more than actual practical application the part of my post about the dream job of having a studio and help others achieve things is where I really think my interest has aligned. 

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58 minutes ago, Mel81x said:

We're kind of in the same boat really. Spent my formative years learning guitar (classical) and bass but then I kind of lost interest in it along the way just because school and work got to be such an overload I gave it up. Gotten back into it over the last three years and I am now finding that while I do tend to like theory more than actual practical application the part of my post about the dream job of having a studio and help others achieve things is where I really think my interest has aligned. 

Yeah that's fair enough. I'm most interested in classical music, so I also think that's partly why I gave up the idea making a living with music - I knew that I couldn't really do anything I would really want to with saxophone and the drumkit, which realistically were the only two instruments I was ever going to be able to reach an advanced level in.

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