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PostSubject: Whats your dream job?   Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:39 am

Mine would be to own a huge (gym-sized) indoor/outdoor free-flight aviary in town where people could come and interact with all kinds of tame, flighted birds. In the same place, I'd like to have a flight area open to the public - perhaps even make it indoor/outdoor as well for days when the weather is nice. I'd combine it with a breeding program, store, and a small rescue/sanctuary for birds who are really in need of a place to recover - kinda like birdie rehab. Smile  

Man, I'll have to win a HUGE lottery, huh?  

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PostSubject: Re: Whats your dream job?   Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:50 am

My dream job would of been to be Steve Irwin's assistant. Fat chance of that happening.

My dream is to be able to open a therapy farm. I want to help people heal through animals. It's a big dream, but if you are going to dream, might as well dream big!

I also want to be able to open a sanctuary for unwanted budgies. They are the most underrated and unappropriated bird. I could spend hours looking up local ads of people trying to get rid of their budgies. People see them as something replaceable. I think they are just as precious as the smartest Grey or the biggest Macaw and deserve respect.

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PostSubject: Re: Whats your dream job?   Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:44 pm

I used to say I had my dream job, but it's more like a nightmare anymore.

If I knew, I'd be doing it... right now, I'm inclined to fantasize about writing a best-selling pulp mystery novel series. Set my own hours, do something creative, get to travel, get to work at home with the birdies... There are no series involving a parrot detective that I have found. Or how about a parrot vampire?
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your dream job?   Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:21 pm

Parrot vampire? scratch Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your dream job?   Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:36 pm

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I used to say I had my dream job, but it's more like a nightmare anymore.

If I knew, I'd be doing it... right now, I'm inclined to fantasize about writing a best-selling pulp mystery novel series. Set my own hours, do something creative, get to travel, get to work at home with the birdies... There are no series involving a parrot detective that I have found. Or how about a parrot vampire?

a parrot vampire...i have an amazon named willie that fits that description...drew blood from me many times....lol

best job for me is towel boy at womens spa...yessssss...lmao


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PostSubject: Re: Whats your dream job?   Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:40 pm

oops did i say that out loud...lol


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PostSubject: Re: Whats your dream job?   Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:20 pm

Exotic animal trainer. I've wanted to do that my whole entire life. My parents got my this animal encyclopedia when I was in kindergarden, and they said I would carry it everywhere and tell them about all the animals for as long as anyone would listen haha.
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your dream job?   Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:21 pm

dusty wrote:
oops did i say that out loud...lol


dusty

LOL

hannahbird wrote:
Exotic animal trainer. I've wanted to do that my whole entire life. My parents got my this animal encyclopedia when I was in kindergarden, and they said I would carry it everywhere and tell them about all the animals for as long as anyone would listen haha.

I was the same. My grandmother would buy me National Geographic tapes and I'd watch them over and over again. My childhood hero was Jane Goodall.

This Spring I get to handle an adult cheetah Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Whats your dream job?   Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:52 pm

I had it last decade - I worked with parrots and educated people...I really miss it some days - it kept me busy (and I had better posture Wink ), but the pay kept me at the poverty level, despite being a manager.

For now I'll stick with my Clark Kent Day job, and dream of opening a feathered & furry animal toy store and work it full time & have the ability to bring our fids to work!

So for now I live the dream by evening/nights/weekends. I love what I do as Super Woman Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your dream job?   Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:43 pm

Best selling author with several retreat homes I could get to in a moments notice... Tuscany, Ireland, Scotland....and an aviary at each one. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Whats your dream job?   Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:52 pm

ScooterNScotty wrote:
If I knew, I'd be doing it... right now, I'm inclined to fantasize about writing a best-selling pulp mystery novel series. Set my own hours, do something creative, get to travel, get to work at home with the birdies... There are no series involving a parrot detective that I have found. Or how about a parrot vampire?
LOL, parrot vampire. Have any of you ever read that kids book about the vampire bunny?

dusty wrote:

best job for me is towel boy at womens spa...yessssss...lmao


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I'm with you, SnS, in the novel fantasizing. Fiction of some sort, a Dan Brown-esque fantasy adventure would be incredible, IMO. And Vikki - totally want the whole "best selling" thing to be a part of that!

I don't really have a dream job yet. I want to be a jack of all trades, at least for a little while, because I want to try waitressing, teaching and babysitting/daycare, but so far I don't know which will make me a happy clam. And then there are a zillion other things that would be interesting: international couriering, personal assistant, English teacher abroad, cultural anthropology, shrink (sorry, therapist or counselor), anything in another country, restaurateur, and on and on the list goes... and it changes and gets longer every once in a while. There are just too many professions...

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PostSubject: Re: Whats your dream job?   Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:05 pm

Vikki wrote:
Best selling author with several retreat homes I could get to in a moments notice... Tuscany, Ireland, Scotland....and an aviary at each one. Smile



Oooh, that sounds nice Very Happy

You can always hire your staff taking care of your aviaries from PPF Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your dream job?   Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:12 pm

Naturally I would need help... and someone at each location to properly socialize my fids.

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PostSubject: Re: Whats your dream job?   Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:01 pm

I just about have my dream profession flappinhappy
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your dream job?   Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:14 pm

GlassOnion wrote:
I just about have my dream profession
What is it, if I may ask? (Sorry if you've said before and I've forgotten... Smile )

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PostSubject: Re: Whats your dream job?   Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:26 pm

zazanomore wrote:
dusty wrote:
oops did i say that out loud...lol


dusty

LOL

hannahbird wrote:
Exotic animal trainer. I've wanted to do that my whole entire life. My parents got my this animal encyclopedia when I was in kindergarden, and they said I would carry it everywhere and tell them about all the animals for as long as anyone would listen haha.

I was the same. My grandmother would buy me National Geographic tapes and I'd watch them over and over again. My childhood hero was Jane Goodall.

This Spring I get to handle an adult cheetah Twisted Evil
Haha I had those kind of tapes too! My heros were(stil are) Jack Hannah, Steve Irwin and Jane Goodall (:
And lucky!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your dream job?   Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:33 pm

EC, I'll give you the advice they gave me at your age: "Go to a good liberal arts school". I wound up where I am basically by following my nose. I went to UNC-CH (because NC was as far away from home as my parents would let me get) and when they forced me to declare a major, I declared the subject I was enjoying the most that semester, which happened to be physics. It may take time to figure out what really engages you, but it is worth being genuinely interested in what you do. In the meantime, a good education will stand you in good stead and expose you to a lot of options.
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your dream job?   Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:50 pm

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EC, I'll give you the advice they gave me at your age: "Go to a good liberal arts school". I wound up where I am basically by following my nose. I went to UNC-CH (because NC was as far away from home as my parents would let me get) and when they forced me to declare a major, I declared the subject I was enjoying the most that semester, which happened to be physics. It may take time to figure out what really engages you, but it is worth being genuinely interested in what you do. In the meantime, a good education will stand you in good stead and expose you to a lot of options.
Yeah, that's pretty much what I'm waiting for: education and experience. When I get to that point I'll figure out what interests me and go from there. Thanks for the advice Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Whats your dream job?   Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:53 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Whats your dream job?   Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:48 pm

ScooterNScotty wrote:
EC, I'll give you the advice they gave me at your age: "Go to a good liberal arts school". I wound up where I am basically by following my nose. I went to UNC-CH (because NC was as far away from home as my parents would let me get) and when they forced me to declare a major, I declared the subject I was enjoying the most that semester, which happened to be physics. It may take time to figure out what really engages you, but it is worth being genuinely interested in what you do. In the meantime, a good education will stand you in good stead and expose you to a lot of options.
Shoot, since EC's homeschooled, you want to be her ad hoc guidance counselor? She's to be starting JC come spring semester.

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PostSubject: Re: Whats your dream job?   Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:29 pm

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Shoot, since EC's homeschooled, you want to be her ad hoc guidance counselor? She's to be starting JC come spring semester.

Be careful what you wish for!
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your dream job?   Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:18 pm

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patdbunny wrote:

Shoot, since EC's homeschooled, you want to be her ad hoc guidance counselor? She's to be starting JC come spring semester.

Be careful what you wish for!
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your dream job?   Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:44 am

patdbunny wrote:
ScooterNScotty wrote:
patdbunny wrote:

Shoot, since EC's homeschooled, you want to be her ad hoc guidance counselor? She's to be starting JC come spring semester.

Be careful what you wish for!
I'm clicking the heels of my ruby slippers and I'm not wishing for home. . .
Takes a village to raise a child.

Oh boy, does it ever. A local village would be ideal, but a virtual village is a great backup plan!

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PostSubject: Re: Whats your dream job?   Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:20 am

I am currently working my dream job....so.... coldtrance
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