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Dream Job?

What is everyones dream job?



Mine:

Working from home. I don't care what it is... just working from home. I would be able to wake up whenever, and I wouldn't EVER have to worry about business casual CRAP!!!! I am probably asking too much... but that is what I want to be able to do... one day. I just wish I could invent something, or think of something that will allow me to work at home.

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Mine would be designing, fabricating, and testing automotive mechanical and electrical systems.

And/or build automotive "systems" that utilizes the exact same components but in different configurations to serve different purposes. (for example the brake rotors are the same from a 60 mpg “commuter” all the way to a 1 ton truck.)

p.s. Did you receive the speedometer and check?

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mine would have to be building/restoring old cars. i love old cars and building rods.

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Either working from home or being a full time student.

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As much as I love cars and computers, I'd have to say singing. Especially praise and worship and contemporary Christian stuff. Nothing makes me feel more complete than leading and joining with others in the worship of our Lord and Saviour. I don't know that I'd ever get a job doing that, so I guess building custom street rods and show cars.

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Mine would be designing, fabricating, and testing automotive mechanical and electrical systems.

And/or build automotive "systems" that utilizes the exact same components but in different configurations to serve different purposes. (for example the brake rotors are the same from a 60 mpg “commuter” all the way to a 1 ton truck.)

p.s. Did you receive the speedometer and check?
I have received your check and package. I have already repaired the speedo. I will test it out this weekend, and ship it back to you Monday. I will have to ship the speedo and cluster separately (which I think you already knew that was going to happen). So do not fret if you receive one of the packages before the other.

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come on sir will you could be the next big christian rock star!

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come on sir will you could be the next big christian rock star!
While I'd certainly love that, I'm not holding my breath. If God wants me there, He'll make the opportunity available to me. So far I have no leanings toward stardom.

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Like most test driving cars would be right up there. But I'd love to be able to build model ships for a living. I'm already pretty good, by no means a model master, and I love doing it. Though some of those pieces which are about 0.3mm wide kinda suck.

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I would have to say car customizer (something like Boyd Coddington, Chip Foose, etc.) That is my dream job.

Plus I could really play around the the cougar

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If I felt I had enough talent, I would love to be a Car designer.... not necessarily in the concept artist aspect of it, but certainly not just the engineering side either... ideally I would be in management, with some opportunity for hands on design work and power to decide what cars make it to the market.

I have sketched cars and machines in general for as long as I know... it is one of the few areas (other than debate and driving fast) that I have a passion for.

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I would have to say car customizer (something like Boyd Coddington, Chip Foose, etc.) That is my dream job.

Plus I could really play around the the cougar
I could do that^^^

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I've always wanted to build custom cars. Pretty much anything involved with the automotive performance aftermarket would be a dream come true for me. Be it sound, visual or actual performance, I'd love it. My ultimate dream is to just flat out build cars from the ground up.
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I want to be an architect who designs great buildings that will last through the ages. Most buildings built these days are only expected to last 50 years before they're torn down for something new.

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even though I know being an architect, you can't be stupid.

I feel the same way as Black_97, only the reason I want to change the landscape is to stop the uglyness that is todays warehouse design. There really has to be a better way to configure a shopping mall to make it look decent.

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I'd like to be a Dad. It's not fancy, but to have someone to look up to you and love you no matter what your "paying" job is would make it worth it. As far as money goes, I'd pretty much follow some of the suggestions here- Hot rod/custom car designer. I have a lot of potential, just no money to try it. Everyone that I do work for on the side says I should open my own garage and they'd all be customers. Maybe someday I will look into it, but it's probably just a pipe dream anyway.

Either that or design/build BMX bikes for a living. I have the architectual skills to design frames and components, and have many drawings already done, to scale, with all the correct blueprints. Sadly, no one will make one for me. Most shops laugh, or want too much to try and weld one up. I'd like to have at least one frame/fork made so I could see one of my dreams come to reality. My wife has prodded me for years to have one made, but the $$ isn't there. Anyone good at welding aluminum or chromoly tubing??

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I would like to be a pilot or the chairman of the FED,, you know the man that controls interest rate,, second most powerful man of the states

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If anyone here ever saw the making of the C6 corvette on the Discovery channel, and saw the part where the guy (the performance engineer) had to pretty much drive the car from one end of Germany to the other at full bore on the autobahn to make sure it "was fast enough", yeah that would pretty much be my dream job there . . .

Right up there next to it would be designing and building massive suspension bridges. But I am going to school for civil engineering, so who knows?

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I'd like to get serious about building cars. Don't have the time or funds right now (just a nice big shop with a lot of tools). I plan to graduate, work for a company as an Industrial Engineer for five - ten years, then quit that job and get serious about building custom cars. That is my dream job.

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Fordman...what kind of budget you have? What are the drawings done in? I could probably do it, but it wouldn't be cheap. Drop me a line and we can talk more.

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What is everyones dream job?



Mine:

Working from home. I don't care what it is... just working from home. I would be able to wake up whenever, and I wouldn't EVER have to worry about business casual CRAP!!!! I am probably asking too much... but that is what I want to be able to do... one day. I just wish I could invent something, or think of something that will allow me to work at home.

-Kornhaus
Guess I'm fortunate. I do that.

But I would have to say Stuntman, driving.
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I want to be a Repo Man again! I used to do it and it was like no other jobs I've ever had. The thrill of hunting down deadbeats whos spents their time trying to evade you is great. But holds no comparison to the feeling of finally locating them and getting the car. NC's laws governing repossession are quite simple. You can tell me to leave your property and I have to leave, but you can tell me whatever you want as Im hooking up to your car at the grocery store and there isn't a thing you can do or say to stop me. I have been know a time to two to follow people to a gas station, wait for them to fill up, leave it running as they go in to pay and I get in and haul a$$. Unfortunately a car accident left me permanetely disabled so I can no longer do that type of work. No I'm a used car dealer, which is good. I still get to hunt the people down who dont pay but unfortunately I have to leave the actual taking possession up to my brother.
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