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What's your dream job?
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#61
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own a bunch of homes to turn them into gaming houses, thus having sponsored teams use them
need more money

own a bunch of homes to turn them into gaming houses, thus having sponsored teams use them
need more money
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#62
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Psimy dream job is to be a grammer grill wearing a tank top while streaming Dota and ditching the game to just open the just dance app and getting donations while people request me to dance "despacito".

its not like it never happens with any other game or anything! Original idea amirite boyz

I feel like you wrote this thinking it would get upvotes.

[quote=Psi]my dream job is to be a grammer grill wearing a tank top while streaming Dota and ditching the game to just open the just dance app and getting donations while people request me to dance "despacito".

its not like it never happens with any other game or anything! Original idea amirite boyz[/quote]
I feel like you wrote this thinking it would get upvotes.
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#63
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getting paid to travel the world
anything that wouldn't make me slave my life away for the next 40-50 years

getting paid to travel the world
anything that wouldn't make me slave my life away for the next 40-50 years
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#64
16 Frags +

my dream job is to fix roads in latvia

(yes, they are that trash)

my dream job is to fix roads in latvia

(yes, they are that trash)
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#65
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Wanted to be pro esport athlete will be a lab rat

Wanted to be pro esport athlete will be a lab rat
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#66
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i would love to be a rally driver. that shit looks so cool

i would love to be a rally driver. that shit looks so cool
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#67
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writing/illustrating comic books

writing/illustrating comic books
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#68
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experimental electronic funk band player

experimental electronic funk band player
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#69
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flight attendant

flight attendant
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#70
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team 10 vlogger

[b]team 10 vlogger[/b]
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#71
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MarxistHistory has lots of great jobs related to it outside of teaching, you just have to be willing to accommodate yourself to the fact that you will never have much money and that you may need a "day job" at least part-time to sustain yourself, or a money making hobby here are a few, but I should forewarn you that I'm only really familiar with the US's history related jobs:

Reenactor: Honestly a great job for a student, there are historical sites ALL over the place that require people to be on site who are paid either through donations, grants, or public support. You'll also likely learn some interesting skills. There are also whole groups of people who tour areas, do convocations at schools, and charge admission as various historic persons. For example there is a guy here named Murray who just travels the country pretending to be Abraham Lincoln - or folks who do historical reenactment work on youtube even.

Research Historian: Think-tanks, news organizations, historical societies, libraries, some city, county, and national governments, as well as Universities all can employ research historians. You need to be able to deal with, track down, process, and communicate huge amounts of primary source information on a very fluid set of topics ranging from genealogy to matters of state, or business transactions, to architecture.

Archival work: Generally the whole field of library sciences is pretty much the business end of the historian's profession lol. You get to look up whatever you want and write about it in your spare time, or help other historians find the stuff in your collection + organize/preserve it.

Museum work: Museum work, depending on the size of the Museum, could mean just about anything - and it's super easy to get into as a field because virtually any Museum will gladly accept, and train, volunteers.

Journalistic work: Many newspapers and local TV news stations (and some national ones too) employ a writer specifically to do history related stories.

And none of those are being a history teacher - if it's not what you want to do, though it's a fine job in itself I'm sure.

I presently work in a Museum and it's bad ass - mainly because every day is different (mainly for lack of funding for additional staff lol). On any given day, I'll be doing carpentry (I put a roof on an historical (play) house, and helped to build said play house), case design, metal fabrication (to hold the stuff in the case or build the hooks and stands), archival work, data entry, research, genealogy, public speaking, journalism, tours, write pamphlets, administer essay contests, and answer general questions, as well as sell people baubles from the store, preservation, and even calling the bomb squad to detonate live WW1 ordinance lol.

My only other advice for the history field is:

1. If you're socially awkward or have trouble talking to people you really need to work on that because you *have* to develop a gregarious persona to find the best stuff and make the right contacts. Your social role is often one of story teller and you need to hook diverse groups of people.

2. You need to understand your alcohol tolerance - I've yet to be to a meeting of any sort where alcohol wasn't freely served.

another interesting part-time one would be historical advisor to films (though most directors seem to ignore them)

[quote=Marxist]History has lots of great jobs related to it outside of teaching, you just have to be willing to accommodate yourself to the fact that you will never have much money and that you may need a "day job" at least part-time to sustain yourself, or a money making hobby here are a few, but I should forewarn you that I'm only really familiar with the US's history related jobs:

Reenactor: Honestly a great job for a student, there are historical sites ALL over the place that require people to be on site who are paid either through donations, grants, or public support. You'll also likely learn some interesting skills. There are also whole groups of people who tour areas, do convocations at schools, and charge admission as various historic persons. For example there is a guy here named Murray who just travels the country pretending to be Abraham Lincoln - or folks who do historical reenactment work on youtube even.

Research Historian: Think-tanks, news organizations, historical societies, libraries, some city, county, and national governments, as well as Universities all can employ research historians. You need to be able to deal with, track down, process, and communicate huge amounts of primary source information on a very fluid set of topics ranging from genealogy to matters of state, or business transactions, to architecture.

Archival work: Generally the whole field of library sciences is pretty much the business end of the historian's profession lol. You get to look up whatever you want and write about it in your spare time, or help other historians find the stuff in your collection + organize/preserve it.

Museum work: Museum work, depending on the size of the Museum, could mean just about anything - and it's super easy to get into as a field because virtually any Museum will gladly accept, and train, volunteers.

Journalistic work: Many newspapers and local TV news stations (and some national ones too) employ a writer specifically to do history related stories.

And none of those are being a history teacher - if it's not what you want to do, though it's a fine job in itself I'm sure.

I presently work in a Museum and it's bad ass - mainly because every day is different (mainly for lack of funding for additional staff lol). On any given day, I'll be doing carpentry (I put a roof on an historical (play) house, and helped to build said play house), case design, metal fabrication (to hold the stuff in the case or build the hooks and stands), archival work, data entry, research, genealogy, public speaking, journalism, tours, write pamphlets, administer essay contests, and answer general questions, as well as sell people baubles from the store, preservation, and even calling the bomb squad to detonate live WW1 ordinance lol.

My only other advice for the history field is:

1. If you're socially awkward or have trouble talking to people you really need to work on that because you *have* to develop a gregarious persona to find the best stuff and make the right contacts. Your social role is often one of story teller and you need to hook diverse groups of people.

2. You need to understand your alcohol tolerance - I've yet to be to a meeting of any sort where alcohol wasn't freely served.[/quote]

another interesting part-time one would be historical advisor to films (though most directors seem to ignore them)
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#72
3 Frags +

Detective

Either financial or a criminal detective, eventually ending up as a superintendent or higher is my end goal.

Detective

Either financial or a criminal detective, eventually ending up as a superintendent or higher is my end goal.
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#73
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#74
7 Frags +

cage fighter

cage fighter
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#75
2 Frags +

For a while I wanted to be an announcer/commentator, but since then I've realized that I don't really have the voice for it.

However, streaming full time and doing eSports writing on the side is certainly something that I think I would really enjoy doing

For a while I wanted to be an announcer/commentator, but since then I've realized that I don't really have the voice for it.

However, streaming full time and doing eSports writing on the side is certainly something that I think I would really enjoy doing
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#76
TFCL
5 Frags +

This thread has made me realize that I don't actually have a dream job. Or dreams. Or a job. Or a life for that matter.
Though if I'd have to come up with a job that doesn't suck, I suppose something involving music. My mother was a manager for a major record label, and my father was a DJ. So I guess it'd be natural to get into the music industry myself. Perhaps starting up my own record label, and signing some local indie bands that may not get signed otherwise. Bands with unique sound but no major market appeal. To be able to make their dreams of stardom come true, with no bullshit or whatever. That sounds like a great job to have.

I've also wanted to run a small arcade and game store for pretty much all of my life. It's a dying market, but I think with the right location it could work out well enough. I'd host game nights every week, and provide lan parties for esports and such. Just generally offer up a good time for anybody interested in video games.

This thread has made me realize that I don't actually have a dream job. Or dreams. Or a job. Or a life for that matter.
Though if I'd have to come up with a job that doesn't suck, I suppose something involving music. My mother was a manager for a major record label, and my father was a DJ. So I guess it'd be natural to get into the music industry myself. Perhaps starting up my own record label, and signing some local indie bands that may not get signed otherwise. Bands with unique sound but no major market appeal. To be able to make their dreams of stardom come true, with no bullshit or whatever. That sounds like a great job to have.

I've also wanted to run a small arcade and game store for pretty much all of my life. It's a dying market, but I think with the right location it could work out well enough. I'd host game nights every week, and provide lan parties for esports and such. Just generally offer up a good time for anybody interested in video games.
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#77
4 Frags +

I want to work on open source software :)

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but I can't because everyone expects me to be rich from working in computer science and to work in open source software I'd need to take a massive pay cut :(
I want to work on open source software :)

[spoiler]but I can't because everyone expects me to be rich from working in computer science and to work in open source software I'd need to take a massive pay cut :( [/spoiler]
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#78
3 Frags +

Probably a research position in microbiology

Would be cool to find cool stuff to do with the little bastards that live inside of us, and our own cells, of course.

Probably a research position in microbiology


Would be cool to find cool stuff to do with the little bastards that live inside of us, and our own cells, of course.
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#79
6 Frags +

i want to be a heavy weapons guy when i grow up

i want to be a heavy weapons guy when i grow up
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#80
3 Frags +

janitor at fancy food joint

janitor at fancy food joint
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#81
5 Frags +

[redacted]

Kinda want to learn programming or move onto something else that still in the realm of Technology and Computers.

[redacted]

Kinda want to learn programming or move onto something else that still in the realm of Technology and Computers.
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#82
1 Frags +

Honestly whatever Guy Fieri does in DDD.

Or what Anthony Bourdain does in No Reservations... that's life

Honestly whatever Guy Fieri does in DDD.

Or what Anthony Bourdain does in No Reservations... that's life
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#83
TF2Pickup
3 Frags +

Quite happy with my job as a web developer, but to be it the dream job it'd be to jsut do the parts/projects that actually interest me :P

Quite happy with my job as a web developer, but to be it the dream job it'd be to jsut do the parts/projects that actually interest me :P
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#84
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#85
2 Frags +

Astrophysicist

Astrophysicist
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#86
2 Frags +

Charity work

Charity work
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#87
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nfl head coach

nfl head coach
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#88
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catman1900I want to work on open source software :)
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but I can't because everyone expects me to be rich from working in computer science and to work in open source software I'd need to take a massive pay cut :(

No you don't. There are very large corporations that specialize in OSS (and if not the whole company, then at least some division of the company). I can personally vouch for working at Red Hat. Great pay, amazing people and culture, and tons of open source work.

[quote=catman1900]I want to work on open source software :)

[spoiler]but I can't because everyone expects me to be rich from working in computer science and to work in open source software I'd need to take a massive pay cut :( [/spoiler][/quote]
No you don't. There are very large corporations that specialize in OSS (and if not the whole company, then at least some division of the company). I can personally vouch for working at Red Hat. Great pay, amazing people and culture, and tons of open source work.
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#89
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Doctor

Doctor
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#90
1 Frags +

I think being a musician that actually has enough financial stability where I can afford to just go explore nature for months instead of having to promote myself would be cool.

Currently a check-in agent/ground attendant and boy I don't like working 250 hours a month/60 hours a week.

I think being a musician that actually has enough financial stability where I can afford to just go explore nature for months instead of having to promote myself would be cool.

Currently a check-in agent/ground attendant and boy I don't like working 250 hours a month/60 hours a week.
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