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Alternative career
janet - 16-10-2008 at 21:30

Assume for a moment your life has been very different - and you could chose any career you've ever heard of (or imagined!). Assume you had the talent and training... for whatever it is.

What career would you chose?

Why?


Swish Checkley - 17-10-2008 at 09:19

Museum archaeologist. Why? Because I think it would be really interesting.
Though more recently I've thought it would be great to get paid to write letters of complaint!


marymary100 - 17-10-2008 at 09:35

Psychologist - it's interesting to look at "What makes people tick" and find a way to support them through a problem.


Badgergirl - 17-10-2008 at 11:36

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Originally posted by Swish Checkley
Museum archaeologist. Why? Because I think it would be really interesting.
Though more recently I've thought it would be great to get paid to write letters of complaint!


That's what I'd like to be from my unemployed position.

Sometimes I wonder if I ought to have done ether Law or Geography at Uni.


SRD - 17-10-2008 at 11:49

Son of a multi-millionaire. :D


Quaver - 17-10-2008 at 13:08

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Originally posted by SRD
Son of a multi-millionaire. :D

Good one:D

Failing that, musical actor/ress.
I wonder how it feels to sing/live through a musical every night for years and years? And getting paid, having understudy if you are ill, own dressing room, fans...:love1)


LSemmens - 17-10-2008 at 14:10

LAw has interested me, but realistically, I'd have loved to have been an astronut (sic), failing that, a pilot!


shywitch - 17-10-2008 at 15:15

Forensic Science...


Quaver - 17-10-2008 at 22:54

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Forensic Science...

Watching too much CSI?waggyfinger


the bear - 17-10-2008 at 23:11

A musician, volinist, guitar player, I love music but I'm a little tone deaf.
It would be good to bring joy and pleasure to other people though my music.
It would also be fulfilling to have a "passion".

A close second would be a writer, To be a name everybody recognises, another JK Rowling.


Regards the Bear


Dreamweaver - 17-10-2008 at 23:31

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Originally posted by shywitch
Forensic Science...


That is something I would love :) To look deep within in someone else and their make up, to find their background etc.....

Heaven!!


the bear - 17-10-2008 at 23:40

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Originally posted by Dreamweaver
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Originally posted by shywitch
Forensic Science...


That is something I would love :) To look deep within in someone else and their make up, to find their background etc.....

Heaven!!


Not for me, I couldnt stand all the goo.


Regards the Bear


Theravad - 18-10-2008 at 09:54

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Originally posted by janet


What career would you chose?



I should have done law but being chucked out of school at 15 and told I was an idiot was not a motivating start :D

I am wondering if I might like to teach - I have only ever done a tiny bit of this at post-grad level but am more interested in primary now.

Otherwise I would shave my head and go live in a Theravada monastery for the rest of my days (of this life).:D

T


marymary100 - 18-10-2008 at 10:14

Ooh teaching is something I'd recommend. waveysmiley Every day is different and there is a real sense of accomplishment at the end of the academic year when you look at how much they know "now" compared with what they knew "then". Secondary is different because they have so many teachers but you can still inspire and change lives and the truth is that for many young people their teacher is the best part of their day.

The teen is doing law as part of her degree and is loving it so far. She's even spoken about converting it so she can practise if it continues to be as interesting. She dreams of being paid for writing though and her first choice is journalism. Sadly I think that there will be less and less need for journalists as we move towards the day of the blogger. Newspaper sales in this country at least are reducing every year.


shywitch - 18-10-2008 at 10:26

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Originally posted by Quaver
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Originally posted by shywitch
Forensic Science...

Watching too much CSI?waggyfinger


Not really... I was always reading about it before CSI came along (on the TV).


Swish Checkley - 18-10-2008 at 17:35

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Originally posted by Badgergirl
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Originally posted by Swish Checkley
Museum archaeologist. Why? Because I think it would be really interesting.
Though more recently I've thought it would be great to get paid to write letters of complaint!


That's what I'd like to be from my unemployed position.

Sometimes I wonder if I ought to have done ether Law or Geography at Uni.

I did study Archaeology (and am doing so at postgraduate level) but it's a hard field to get paid in and not as secure as my current job. If I hadn't studied Archaeology I'd have done Geography :)


Arwenna - 19-10-2008 at 10:19

At the moment, I am training to be a make-up artist, am doing a full time diploma in theatrical and media make-up and a part-time course in cosmetic make-up then hope to follow this with a uni and take more short hairdressing courses. It was what I wanted to do before I left school, but left home at sixteen and did another things instead, which I donít regret. :D


marymary100 - 19-10-2008 at 10:56

Oh, interesting choice. :)