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kingtreelo 03-05-2016 06:16 PM

What are you employed as...and what do you want to be when you grow up?
 
I still always tell myself i never really know what i want to do, i currently work as a programmer and i love it, i fell into the job because i was doing it as a hobby and got spotted and poached

always wanted to be a policeman when i was little though, much prefer my job now :)

anyone ever want to really do something they never got the chance to do, or are you just gonna make the leap one day?

miltonfox 03-05-2016 08:08 PM

iam a plant mechanic but also have my taxi badge and this week just made the jump to purchase a black hackney business so will be taxing full time at some point this year as due to get made redundant


when i was young wanted to be a footballer :):)

1576 03-05-2016 08:31 PM

Run my own window cleaning business which keeps me out of trouble. Bit too old to say what do I want to be when I grow up but I'll just say more tattoos!!

athenajm 03-05-2016 09:42 PM

I'm a civil servant (booo!) which I never would have believed if someone had told 18yr old me this is what I'd end up working as. I was (am?) far too much of a wanna be rebel to fit into the civil servant image that I used to have.

If money was no object, then when I grow up, I'd love to have a sanctuary for animals that have been abused or dumped. Also a brat camp like that programme based in the US. I see so many 'entitled' little fuckers at work that have no vision for their future short of getting high and hanging out with their friends. It's kind of sad cause they just think the world owes them a living (normally benefits) and they've never been taught to have any ambition or dreams. I'd love to work with kids like that and break through their attitude and aggression and teach them that there's more to life than trying to get a name as a hard man and drug dealer. I'd say about 70% of the young people I see at work have criminal records for fighting, stealing and/or drug dealing. It's depressing that they see probation, court and prison as the norm, instead of a bad thing.

Oooh, and off my soap box now! I sound like a tree hugging hippy - eek! As an aside, I would be the one breaking them down and destroying emotionally, and then I'd pay someone to do the touchy feely hippy crap and build them back up into productive members of society.

InkedJames 04-05-2016 06:46 AM

I'm a security engineer specialising in retail and commercial security solutions. I work on intruder alarms, fire alarms, CCTV, access control, emergency lighting, electrical article tagging, tannoy systems.

When I was young I was certain I would be a marine biologist until I realised I wasn't that great at science and disliked all forms of schoolwork.

bigto88 04-05-2016 09:05 AM

I work as a business development manager for a Freight forwarding company by Heathrow. Helping ship stuff around the world and meeting new people can be interesting.

I wanted to be a therapist.

easy 04-05-2016 09:11 AM

I am an Operation Manager for an Orthodontics supplies company :drunk:

As a kid i also want to be a marine biologist, but was shit at school due to being in a band and fucked off most of my education in pursuit of a career in punk n ska! ended up being a fish farmer and running a fishery when we ended the band as i though thats what rock stars do lol!

Now been in this job for 12 or so years and i love it. Well trained in Orthodontics as we have to have the same knowledge if not a bit more but its all good, it keeps me in old VWs, holidays and ink. 3 of my fav things ]:):D:party:

dougal 04-05-2016 09:16 PM

I'm a marketing chap.

I wanted to be a palentologist when I was growing up. I like dinosaurs before they were cool.

When I finally get to grown up I want to be a writer.

Michaelshane 05-05-2016 04:46 AM

I'm an artist.

jamiebell 05-05-2016 06:03 PM

I make bespoke upholstery/furniture my dad did it so it's all I ever wanted to do,started my own buisiness when I was 24 and I'm 32 now and still going ,I employ 34 people and enjoy it most of the time stress dependant

keithski122 05-05-2016 06:31 PM

I kind of fell into jobs, when I was at school for some reason I wanted to be a mechanic.I had work experience at a garage, they offered me a saturday job, then an apprenticeship.when they closed down after a year one of my workmates offered me a job and I sort of shifted from one sort of motor trade job to another(never really had to work hard at getting a job).
I now work a few days a week at a car upholsterers(which I'm really enjoying) and a few days a week being a house husband.

eriskone 06-05-2016 08:58 AM

currently work in printing as a technician, but landed myself an apprenticeship so fingers crossed should be tattooing in the near future :D

Jayman1982 07-05-2016 12:38 PM

Financial analyst at a children's hospital....hate my job :) I basically go into robot mode to get through the day!

I'd love to open up a restaurant, something small, I'm really passionate about cooking....but I just can't seem to make the leap and ditch the security, pension and benefits that come with my current position....*sighs*

helheim 07-05-2016 01:53 PM

I'm a Trainee Occupational Health and Safety Manager for a manufacturing plant. Kinda fell into it and was kindly offered the training a year or so ago so though why the hell not :) I'm quite young still and don't really feel all that grown up yet, would love to be involved in the art industry full time one day though, whether it be training up to tattooing, freelance work, gallery work, graphic design work, anything that challenges me creatively and doesn't bore me half to death. :)

Rosco5 07-05-2016 01:59 PM

Wish I could say I have an interesting job, but I do correspondence and customer service for a big financial company. Every day is a simply waiting for five oclock scenario.

I'd have loved to write full time, or else work in filmmaking. I got into my current job simply by being too lazy.

mrsw 07-05-2016 03:41 PM

I'm in the wonderful world of retail. Used to design shop window displays, now I more customer service based. Desperate for a child and tattoo friendly career change.

Stretcher Monkey 13-05-2016 10:52 PM

Paramedic. Love the job when it's helping genuine people. Hate the lack of respect for the profession and the time wasters.

easy 16-05-2016 09:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Stretcher Monkey (Post 811400)
Paramedic. Love the job when it's helping genuine people. Hate the lack of respect for the profession and the time wasters.

I have nothing but love for you guys! :sexy:, seriously our country would be fucked without the incredible work and dedication you do. I salute anyone in this profession along with the doctors and nurses who help us to stay alive and well. mucho respecto ]:)

Stretcher Monkey 16-05-2016 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by easy (Post 811486)
I have nothing but love for you guys! :sexy:, seriously our country would be fucked without the incredible work and dedication you do. I salute anyone in this profession along with the doctors and nurses who help us to stay alive and well. mucho respecto ]:)

Very kind of you. Case in point when Jeremy Hunt referred to us as "Ambulance Drivers" like that's all we do!

brother10 16-05-2016 09:45 PM

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Originally Posted by easy (Post 811486)
I have nothing but love for you guys! :sexy:, seriously our country would be fucked without the incredible work and dedication you do. I salute anyone in this profession along with the doctors and nurses who help us to stay alive and well. mucho respecto ]:)

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Originally Posted by Stretcher Monkey (Post 811528)
Very kind of you. Case in point when Jeremy Hunt referred to us as "Ambulance Drivers" like that's all we do!

couldn't agree anymore with what easy said. sooooo much respect for your guys. even more so for what you're having to put up with from 'our' government at the moment.
jeremy hunt is a fuckwit.

Rosco5 16-05-2016 10:24 PM

My girlfriends dad is a retired paramedic. He's literally saved peoples lives on numerous occasions, brought people back with defibrillators a few times too. Massive massive respect to you for doing that job.

Jeremy Hunt (rhymes with a perfect description of him) is a bitter little Thatcherite Tory who couldn't even wound the NHS let alone break it. Be proud to be an 'ambulance driver' any day over bring a disgusting politician.

TeddyDalton 17-05-2016 08:49 PM

I'm currently employed as a kitchen porter/trainee chef, but I have no interest in pursuing it as a career, Just for the next few years while I try to grow my real passion, breeding reptiles and other exotic animals, into a viable business. My dream would be to have a large retail premises, more akin to a zoo then a traditional pet shop, and a separate breeding facility/farm/ranch off site perhaps at my home and I would do wholesale to other shops etc as well as retail.

jimmbob 18-05-2016 12:07 PM

Once I realised modelling was a soulless pursuit I took a chance to leave the country and go on a spiritual retreat in Tibet.
While there I learnt amongst other things, Shaolin Kung Fu, the teachings of Maitreya and modesty.

After 5 years of this it was time to see the world. I took a plane to Monaco, and had a ball. I won big on the Black Jack tables and bought a villa.

I'm sat here now. My lady friend Carmelia is typing this out while I dictate. She's quite the go getter. When we first met she was fresh back from Milan with an ass as tight as an orthopaedic mattress. She instantly took a liking to me so we had a few sun soaked days in the Mediterranean. Bless her heart, she can't speak a word of the queens, but she is very nice to have around in a pinch.
I think she want's marriage. I've already told her I'm not the sort to take a bride, but when she flutters those charcoal lids at me, I can tell you it makes me think perhaps. I even let myself think about what beautiful children we'd bless the population with, Christ, they'd be like art.
Then I remember that it's a full time job keeping her off the toot long enough to do the chores; let alone raise a couple of kids. We will see, after all, I'm an old romantic at heart.

kingtreelo 18-05-2016 07:39 PM

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Originally Posted by jimmbob (Post 811659)
Once I realised modelling was a soulless pursuit I took a chance to leave the country and go on a spiritual retreat in Tibet.
While there I learnt amongst other things, Shaolin Kung Fu, the teachings of Maitreya and modesty.

After 5 years of this it was time to see the world. I took a plane to Monaco, and had a ball. I won big on the Black Jack tables and bought a villa.

I'm sat here now. My lady friend Carmelia is typing this out while I dictate. She's quite the go getter. When we first met she was fresh back from Milan with an ass as tight as an orthopaedic mattress. She instantly took a liking to me so we had a few sun soaked days in the Mediterranean. Bless her heart, she can't speak a word of the queens, but she is very nice to have around in a pinch.
I think she want's marriage. I've already told her I'm not the sort to take a bride, but when she flutters those charcoal lids at me, I can tell you it makes me think perhaps. I even let myself think about what beautiful children we'd bless the population with, Christ, they'd be like art.
Then I remember that it's a full time job keeping her off toot long enough to do the chores; let alone raise a couple of kids. We will see, after all, I'm an old romantic at heart.

:(

Chris_ 01-06-2016 09:56 AM

When I was younger, I always wanted to become an inventor. When I got Lego or other toys, I rarely played with it but instead of building what was drawn on the instructions, I built something else, I imagined. I always liked building stuff.

After/while doing an apprenticeship I discovered programming and really loved the fact that you can build whatever you like and can imagine. Naturally I began with game programming and later studied computer science. I still love building stuff and creating new things. As an engineer I kind of feel like an inventor. It's more software based than hardware but in the end you see a problem and come up with a solution. :)

PulpB 01-06-2016 06:37 PM

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Originally Posted by dougal (Post 810769)

I wanted to be a palentologist when I was growing up. I like dinosaurs before they were cool.

Dinosaurs have always been cool! My first book in 1974 was a ladybird book of dinosaurs. :)

brother10 01-06-2016 08:58 PM

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Originally Posted by PulpB (Post 812470)
Dinosaurs have always been cool! My first book in 1974 was a ladybird book of dinosaurs. :)

i think i've still got my copy of that!! :D

PulpB 01-06-2016 10:40 PM

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Originally Posted by brother10 (Post 812476)
i think i've still got my copy of that!! :D

Amazing! I had mine for years then it vanished! Bet my mam threw it out, it was very tatty I read it so much haha wish I still had it.

PulpB 01-06-2016 10:44 PM

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Just found this picture on tinternet, I'm all nostalgic now!

When I did my general science degree I studied a whole module on dinosaurs :beer:

Mike C 02-06-2016 12:21 PM

Deck hand on a submarine.

Mike C 02-06-2016 12:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Stretcher Monkey (Post 811400)
Paramedic. Love the job when it's helping genuine people. Hate the lack of respect for the profession and the time wasters.

Much respect. My son is epileptic and you guys have peeled him off pavements a few times, and taken the verbal abuse that follows a seizure when he's confused and doesn't know what's going on.

oboogie 06-06-2016 06:53 PM

I'm new round here, but I'm a proofreader and copy editor at an advertising agency. When I grow up? I want to write for Mojo Magazine and write my novels.

Willy.B 09-06-2016 06:44 PM

I'm currently in sales, i sell industrial lubricant. If i ever grow up i want to sell something more exciting

jimmbob 09-06-2016 07:48 PM

Lubricant eh? Username checks out.

Rosco5 09-06-2016 08:23 PM

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Originally Posted by jimmbob (Post 812935)
Lubricant eh? Username checks out.

I'm sure that's what he tells the ladies.

On the doorstep.

In those films....

tjuckot 29-06-2016 09:02 PM

I help people quit smoking and other stuff related to tobaccoprevention :)

OrangeSport 31-08-2016 10:02 PM

Worked in finance all my life, but tired of that now. Left my job a few weeks ago. Spending some time chilling with the family through the summer holidays and starting to train to get my taxi license.

BlackRune 31-08-2016 11:38 PM

I have been trained to be a teacher of English as a second language, a Graphic designer but I'm a professional full time volunteer at the moment (and poor XD). I want to be a tattoo artist (and do Graphic design as well)

Shining Sparkle 11-11-2016 11:58 PM

For the current time I work as a copywriter but I'm planning of becoming an artist :-B

Provocajade 24-02-2017 09:41 PM

I'm living the dream running a cigar bar and social media manager on the side. This wasn't what I thought I'd be doing, but cigars definitely where I fit.


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