What Would Your Answer Be If The Jobs Genie Materialised And Asked What You Would Like To Be Your Perfect Job?

August 30th, 2010

What is the idyllic occupation? For everyone asked that question, the answer will be different. The range will be vast but I imagine some trends will emerge. Football or some form of sport will most likely feature heavily (as long as it is accompanied by Premier League remuneration). Others will of course revolve around the entertainment industry with lots of people wanting to be the singer or guitar players for their favourite band, tv or movie star and lots of men will want to be porn stars although how many female leads they will actually find to ‘work’ with may turn out to be a disappointment.

For me, the answer will have to to do with being able to Work From Home since I have always despised travelling and I’ve done jobs that have involved being away from home all week due to the distance beforehand and I absolutely don’t want to go back to that again.

Previous jobs that I’ve had that allowed me to Work From Home have included having an Internet Business where I operated a record shop on eBay which was great fun, buying people’s old vinyl record collections and then selling the individual records although you quickly find that where Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones and Velvet Underground albums can go for plenty of money, you also wind up getting saddled with dozens of copies of Eurythmics, Bananarama and Wham! records. What I hadn’t calculated was the expenditure of relisting when records didn’t sell first time around and eventually had to call a halt.

I’ve also had several Online Jobs which are excellent because the internet, software and technology that are operated on it make it an excellent environment to establish as an Internet Business and people can Work From Home with few technical expertise.

But I suspect that on the whole, I’d like a mixture. Some which pay rather well and these would very probably be Online Jobs of some description that would be wothwhile to do such as Search Engine Optimisation, with the rest of the time spent being a professional railway modeller. That sounds sad, but actually involves a wide array of jobs from design, carpentry, electrical and structural engineering (a smaller scale obviously but much safer than the real thing) not to mention God like abilities to sculpt a landscape and the topology on it. A good model railway is often fantastic to behold and completing one must come with a huge feeling of satisfaction. And of course, because it’s my ideal job I’d be the most famous in the world and can charge vast fees for my work.

I’d also like to be a professional cricket supporter which will entail travelling with the England team on tour around the warmer parts of the world in British winter. Having Online Jobs would naturally of course mean that I could multitask by doing those simultaneously wherever I was in the world, so I could graciously demand lesser fees for my services to the Barmy Army and make up the rest by working for my Internet Business.

But alas, the world doesn’t do it that way for the majority though of course many will say that their job to be their perfect one. But for the rest of us the only thing to do is to make the best of what we have. That is aimed at someone else by the way, not me as funnily enough I think I do have my perfect job. So there!

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