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#21
Feb 20, 2013
 
Toj wrote:
So, Tonka. What's your dream job?
And the peanut gallery? If you could get a job doing something you really love, what job would that be?
I have too many interests to pick just one.
Something I would like would be archeology. That would be cool -- going on digs all over the world.
I would like to be a stay at home mom, or perhaps homemaker would be a better title.

I'd not lay around eating bon-bons, tho. I'd have some volunteer gigs and help at school and the PTA. And I'd have the tidiest apartment EVER!

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Feb 20, 2013
 

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So, Tonka. What's your dream job?
And the peanut gallery? If you could get a job doing something you really love, what job would that be?
I have too many interests to pick just one.
Something I would like would be archeology. That would be cool -- going on digs all over the world.
I have been a number of things in my life: radio DJ for a year and a half , landscape architect, contributing author and editor for an encyclopedia, but I very much like what I do now and have been doing for 38 years.

I tried working the corporate side of my field but I do much better in the trenches.

I get lost in libraries and might like to be a historical researcher or a landform geologist.

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Feb 20, 2013
 
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I have been a number of things in my life: radio DJ for a year and a half , landscape architect, contributing author and editor for an encyclopedia, but I very much like what I do now and have been doing for 38 years.
I tried working the corporate side of my field but I do much better in the trenches.
I get lost in libraries and might like to be a historical researcher or a landform geologist.
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#24
Feb 20, 2013
 
LW1: Once your husband gets settled and is employed, he should be able to negotiate a better interest rate for the credit card debt. Or you can take a line of credit on your house and get a better rate plus a tax write-off for the interest.

LW2: I once worked with a young woman who followed her boyfriend from the East Coast to the West Coast. Unfortunately for her, the relationship fizzled, but I give her props for taking a chance. I say go and give it your best shot.

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Feb 20, 2013
 
Toj wrote:
So, Tonka. What's your dream job?
And the peanut gallery? If you could get a job doing something you really love, what job would that be?
I have too many interests to pick just one.
Something I would like would be archeology. That would be cool -- going on digs all over the world.
I don't have one. I view work as simply a way to pay the bills. I can think of any job that I would look forward to doing.

My dreams are more about lifestyle and possessions. Big house. Pool. On the water. Boat. Fishing. Nice restaurants nearby. Vactioning in cool places. Lerning to surf. Cooking/ cooking out for friends regularly. A full size fridge just for cider.

Doesn't matter what job I have. I'd be looking forward to when it was time to go home. Unless you know of a job that would pay me handsomely for leisure activities.

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Feb 20, 2013
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>I don't have one. I view work as simply a way to pay the bills. I can think of any job that I would look forward to doing.
My dreams are more about lifestyle and possessions. Big house. Pool. On the water. Boat. Fishing. Nice restaurants nearby. Vactioning in cool places. Lerning to surf. Cooking/ cooking out for friends regularly. A full size fridge just for cider.
Doesn't matter what job I have. I'd be looking forward to when it was time to go home. Unless you know of a job that would pay me handsomely for leisure activities.
I see nothing wrnog with your ultimate satisfaction coming just from living well. People born into lots of money live that way.

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Feb 20, 2013
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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I see nothing wrnog with your ultimate satisfaction coming just from living well. People born into lots of money live that way.
unfortunately, I was not born into money

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Feb 20, 2013
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>unfortunately, I was not born into money


Same here. And I wont' get my inheritance for another 20 years.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

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#29
Feb 21, 2013
 
While I agree with Tonka about work, since we do have to work, there are definitely some jobs that are way better than others. Coming from a construction backround I can tell you all that it is much better to work IN the AC than to actually install it.

And as for white collar work, I am currently living the dream. I can think of no better position than the one I am doing.

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Feb 21, 2013
 
RACE wrote:
since we do have to work, there are definitely some jobs that are way better than others..
Definitely. Just nothing that I would consider a "dream job".

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#31
Feb 21, 2013
 
How about "best case scenario" job?
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<quoted text>Definitely. Just nothing that I would consider a "dream job".
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#32
Feb 21, 2013
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>unfortunately, I was not born into money
I wasn't born into money, either, but I consider it a blessing that I had to learn how to make it.

Toj

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Feb 21, 2013
 
Kuuipo wrote:
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I wasn't born into money, either, but I consider it a blessing that I had to learn how to make it.
I'm grateful that I know how to live on next to nothing. Doesn't mean I want to (not saying you do).

I'd like to give the other side a shot. I would like to find out how it would be to be born into money. I'd like to try that out for awhile.

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Feb 21, 2013
 
Toj wrote:
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I'm grateful that I know how to live on next to nothing. Doesn't mean I want to (not saying you do).
I'd like to give the other side a shot. I would like to find out how it would be to be born into money. I'd like to try that out for awhile.
First line: I agree. I can live very meagerly. Key factors: Knowing how to cook (Yeah, you can eat cheaply without cooking, but after a while, sandwiches and scrambled eggs get old); not wanting/needing cable TV.

Second paragraph: My mom's mom was born into money. My grandma (born 1905) went to college and had a job in the city in the 20s -- had her own apartment, was living the high life. Then she had to move back home when her brother's wife died and left behind a 1yo baby. Then she got coerced into marrying and having kids of her own. Then the stock market crashed and they lost pretty much everything.

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Feb 21, 2013
 

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RACE wrote:
How about "best case scenario" job?
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High pay. Low stress. Easy work. Nice co-workers. Easy to leave work AT work when you leave for the day. Flexible schedule. Good amount of vacation. Desirable city.

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Feb 21, 2013
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text> High pay. Low stress. Easy work. Nice co-workers. Easy to leave work AT work when you leave for the day. Flexible schedule. Good amount of vacation. Desirable city.
Flexiblity/freedom to post online during working hours. ;)
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Feb 21, 2013
 
Toj wrote:
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I'm grateful that I know how to live on next to nothing. Doesn't mean I want to (not saying you do).
I'd like to give the other side a shot. I would like to find out how it would be to be born into money. I'd like to try that out for awhile.
Someone once said, "I've been rich, and I've been poor, and I can tell you rich is better."

When I think of people born into money, I think of Paris Hilton. She always has that vacant look on her face. I think it would be great to have all of the money I need for the rest of my life, but I have acquired a lot of skills and knowledge while trying to make a living and I would hate to not have that.

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Feb 21, 2013
 
Kuuipo wrote:
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Someone once said, "I've been rich, and I've been poor, and I can tell you rich is better."
When I think of people born into money, I think of Paris Hilton. She always has that vacant look on her face. I think it would be great to have all of the money I need for the rest of my life, but I have acquired a lot of skills and knowledge while trying to make a living and I would hate to not have that.
I'd rather get rich (even unexpectedly, like an inheritance) at age 40 than be born into it or get it at 20. I'd do better with some life experience first.
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Feb 21, 2013
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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I'd rather get rich (even unexpectedly, like an inheritance) at age 40 than be born into it or get it at 20. I'd do better with some life experience first.
Since I don't have any relatives with money, my only hope is the lotto.

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Feb 21, 2013
 
I'm gonna marry red in 20yrs.
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Since I don't have any relatives with money, my only hope is the lotto.

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