Did you get the job you wanted when you were young?

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Did you get the job you wanted?
Yes - I got the job I've always dreamed of 15%  15%  [ 2 ]
Yes - I got the job I wanted as a teenager 8%  8%  [ 1 ]
Yes - But I don't like the job as much as I thought 15%  15%  [ 2 ]
Sort of - I got a job akin to what I wanted and like it 15%  15%  [ 2 ]
Sort of - I got a job akin to what I wanted and don't like it 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
No - I didn't get the job I wanted, but I love my job anyway 8%  8%  [ 1 ]
No - I sadly didn't get the job I wanted as a teenager 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
No - I sadly didn't get the job I've always dreamed of 31%  31%  [ 4 ]
I never really aspired to be anything 8%  8%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 13

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01 Feb 2016, 7:10 am

Out of curiosity, how many people got a job they wanted when they were younger, or something akin to that?



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02 Feb 2016, 7:14 pm

Not even close to my pre-teen dream jobs. First I wanted to be an astronaut, then I wanted to be a marine biologist and teach dolphins to talk.

After that, I wanted to be an illustrator, which didn't really pan out either, but I am in web site design, which is sort of related. And I still draw for fun.


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02 Feb 2016, 7:57 pm

LOL...no one aspires to be a "career data entry operator."

But that's exactly what I became when I was 19--and I still have the same job at 55.

It's not exactly being a doctor or an astronaut, etc....but it pays the bills.



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29 Feb 2016, 1:05 am

only in my dreams did I ever get anything remotely like what I woulda been had I some functional free will in the situation. closest I got was [FINALLY!] in my 40s, on disability, I was OJT'd in being a hospital ward secretary/billing coder, but it was specific to the military hospital I worked in and not directly transferable to other hospitals which would only hire folks with degrees [for the coding]. got laid off after a year of that. but it was the only clean job I ever had where I could wear nice clothes and not have to drip sweat in the course of a workday.