Thread: Jobs you dreamed of having

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    When you were in high school, or before that time, what kind of jobs did you dream of having?
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        elementary school:
        monster truck driver (still dreaming)
        dragster or funnycar driver
        custom car builder

        middle school:
        pro BMX rider
        custom car builder
        hockey player
        rock star
        artist

        high school:
        i gave up on life and didn't care anymore. didn't think about it, didn't care.

        looking back, i might have set the bar a little high
        still living in 1995
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          For some reason in elementary, an astronaut.
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            Marine biologist, specifically working at Sea World with teh dolphins haha.
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              When I was really young my dream was to be a secret agent, I had so much spy gear! Then I wanted to be an actress. Then I became interested in Film and something in the Film industry is my goal now
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                Shortstop for the Oakland A's or Blue Jays, a police detective
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                  I've always had an interest in broadcast operations.
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                    Comic book artist. Or teacher.
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                        I'm with eddstar88 (the synergy between our interests and screen-names is astounding), I always saw myself in broadcasting or television production, even as a kid I was super interested in those things. I remember being entranced by those full sized VHS camcorders, video toasters, and character generators in the old Sears Wish Book catalogs.
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                          While I would like to be a writer, I'm training to enter the Navy SEALs
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                            Nasal hair fabric decorator.
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                              Video game tester
                              Film director/screen writer
                              SNL cast member
                              Dog Breeder
                              Graphic Designer
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                                video game maker
                                video game tester

                                then realised it's actually a lot of work.
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                                  Quote by thecrow174
                                  in high school, or before that time, what kind of jobs did you dream of having?
                                  Before high school a famous scientist, but then I discovered it generally requires years of expensive education (Ph.D. & Postdoc) in competitive graduate programs, and scientists no longer get riches and recognition, companies and universities they work for get that.

                                  High school and after: a Hollywood writer/producer/director.


                                  Quote by zilly
                                  I became interested in Film and something in the Film industry is my goal now
                                  I almost went the Hollywood route, met a couple of people out there and had a script produced as a short by someone notable, but life took me another way briefly, and then I decided not to. I didn't feel like sleeping on a stranger's couch for 5 years, having no health insurance, and eating 89 cent burritos from 7-Eleven waiting on my chance at fortune (not just actors, everyone).
                                  Not to discourage you or be negative that just seems to be the reality of it, so if you go that route be sure to make the 5-year plan and have some contacts out there of some type. My understanding is that nepotism very much reigns in Hollywood.

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                                  video game tester
                                  then realised it's actually a lot of work.
                                  Yeah, video game QA looks like it would be a lot of fun, but I heard you have to be tenacious, or have the acumen for it, or it will be miserable. Also, I get the impression that unless you're a superstar programmer you probably start out in QA.
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                                      Quote by darthmunk
                                      video game maker
                                      video game tester

                                      then realised it's actually a lot of work.

                                      A lot of us dream of being a video game tester.
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                                        http://www.cracked.com/article_17066_6-dream-jobs-that-would-actually-suck.html
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                                        It's sort of like getting a job testing various sex lubrication formulas, only to realize that the goal is finding out which ones make your dick break out in an angry rash. The entire point of play testing is to find the parts of the game that are horrible, frustrating and broken, and play them over and over and over and over.

                                        The life of a games tester is ruled by strict guidelines from the developers which condemns you to playing the same small section of the same game for your entire eight hour shift. Each time you hit a glitche, you write up a small treatise describing exactly how you found it. They'll try to fix it, you'll go back the same spot and play it over and over again to make sure. This goes on for weeks.

                                        Also keep in mind that sometimes you won't even get to play games, but, rather, will be asked to test the hardware itself which includes such life-affirming assignments as turning the console on and off hundreds of times while carefully timing and documenting how long it takes to power-up each time.

                                        Also, the "perk" of being able to play games long before their commercial releases is quickly corrupted when the realization hits that the further ahead of the release date you are, the more unfinished and irritating the product is to play.

                                        Unfinished levels, features that are only halfway implemented, rampant bugs and glitches mean that by the time the game actually makes it to shelves, the very thought of it will make you break into a cold sweat and scream "FUCK YOU!" every time you pass an EBGames (if you don't do that already).
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