futuresdpdcop
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Jobs You Wanted As A Kid

Tue May 02, 2006 1:36 am

What kind of job/s did you want when you were growing up?

As for me, when I was 4 years old, I wanted to be a garbage truck driver.
At age 6, I wanted to be a commercial airline pilot.
At 14, I wanted another type of job.  Silly
And at 18, I wanted and still want to be a cop.

How about you? What did you want to be?
 
Newark777
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RE: Jobs You Wanted As A Kid

Tue May 02, 2006 1:38 am

I wanted to be pilot.

Now I want to design planes instead.

Harry
Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
 
Daleaholic
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RE: Jobs You Wanted As A Kid

Tue May 02, 2006 1:53 am

When I was like 9/10 I wanted to be an Astronaut. Now I want to be either a PC technician or a Pilot.
Religion is an illusion of childhood... Outgrown under proper education.
 
andz
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RE: Jobs You Wanted As A Kid

Tue May 02, 2006 1:56 am

Hmmmm, train driver, fireman and cowboy come to mind! Then I wanted to be a digger driver or a crane driver (my dad is a civil engineer). Then I wanted to be a civil engineer too. Then I grew up!
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
 
planespotting
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RE: Jobs You Wanted As A Kid

Tue May 02, 2006 1:59 am

letseee (in chronological order)

Pilot
Lawyer
Engineer
Pilot
Journalist
Lawyer
Bum
Do you like movies about gladiators?
 
ArmitageShanks
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RE: Jobs You Wanted As A Kid

Tue May 02, 2006 2:18 am

In as best order I can remember:

Stunt Man7-10
Camera Man 9-12
Airline Pilot 12-20
Photographer 19-Current
Lazy ass Current
 
Cadet57
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RE: Jobs You Wanted As A Kid

Tue May 02, 2006 2:21 am

fireman 4-8
doctor 8-13
bum 13-16
Photog 18-
Mortician 17-18(still in my mind if being a pilot dont work.)
Pilot 1-
Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
 
gordonsmall
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RE: Jobs You Wanted As A Kid

Tue May 02, 2006 2:31 am

I wanted to suffer from a life-long mental illness, or as some people call it, "being a pilot".

Oh how the young are foolish ....  Silly

Somehow I've managed to get myself (temporarily) stuck on the IT treadmill along the way though. Sad
Statistically, people who have had the most birthdays tend to live the longest.
 
san747
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RE: Jobs You Wanted As A Kid

Tue May 02, 2006 2:40 am

Up until March, I pretty much wanted to be a pilot. Then I discovered my partial colorblindness would prevent me from ever being a commercial pilot, and now I have to rethink what I want to do with myself...
Scotty doesn't know...
 
Thom@s
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RE: Jobs You Wanted As A Kid

Tue May 02, 2006 4:34 am

Aged 8 or something: Author. (WTF?)
Aged 15: AFIS / ATC.

Current occupation: AFIS.  Smile

Thom@s
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mhodgson
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RE: Jobs You Wanted As A Kid

Tue May 02, 2006 5:53 am

I wanted to be a train driver until I was ten
Then wanted to become a pilot, which is actually going to happen.

I did also go through various phases of wanting to do other things - lawyer (about 15), and ATCO (Something I'd still consider doing).
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bushpilot
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RE: Jobs You Wanted As A Kid

Tue May 02, 2006 6:46 am

I wanted to be a fighter pilot when I was a kid, its still a dream to fly in one. I was like 5-6 years old when both Iron Eagle and Top Gun came out, very impressionable to me, so was watching the F15s over Elmendorf AFB in ANC.
Pro hockey player, that was dashed upon reaching my teenage years. Highschool history teacher, now Im going to be inbetween jobs here in a month.
 
redngold
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RE: Jobs You Wanted As A Kid

Tue May 02, 2006 6:46 am

I've been "into" a lot of things in my life...

I wanted to be a medical doctor (now I'm going to school to be a nurse)
Army strategist (until I realized I was a pacifist)
Marching band director or music teacher
Musical composer (I still am, but I don't sell my pieces)
Speedskating champion
Ski jumping champion (see the Winter Olympics theme here?)
Swimming/butterfly champion (can't forget the Summer Olympics)
Karate expert (I still have a mean side kick from a couple of years' lessons)
Actress (who called me a "drama queen?")
Writer (I still am, haven't had anything published quite yet)
Lawyer
Health ethicist (almost went to graduate school for that)
Patient care advocate (that will come with the nursing)

More will come to mind once I post this...  Wink
Up, up and away!
 
sushka
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RE: Jobs You Wanted As A Kid

Tue May 02, 2006 7:03 am

4-6 carwash man
7 vet
8-current pilot


I got my chance to be a carwash man and I hated it.  Smile
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deltagator
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RE: Jobs You Wanted As A Kid

Tue May 02, 2006 7:40 am

I've always said if I was....

6" taller I would be in the NFL.
6" shorter and I would be in the circus.
6" longer and I would be in porn.

Unfortunately I have been cursed in all of these so none of these childhood aspirations have come true.
"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
 
thepilot
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RE: Jobs You Wanted As A Kid

Tue May 02, 2006 7:54 am

4-5: Airline Pilot
6-9: Airline Pilot
10-11: Pushback Truck Driver
12: Air Traffic Controller
13-present: Airline Pilot
From YVR
 
DeltaRules
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RE: Jobs You Wanted As A Kid

Tue May 02, 2006 10:03 am

In chronological order:
Pilot
Astronaut
School bus driver (Kindergarten)
Pilot
Sports (NASCAR or the NFL) announcer
Air Traffic Controller
Airline dispatch
Pilot

DeltaRules
A310/319/320/321/333, ARJ, BN2, B722/73S/733/734/735/73G/738/739/744/757/753/767/763/764/777, CR1/2/7/9, DH6, 328, EM2/ERJ/E70/E75/E90, F28/100, J31, L10/12/15, DC9/D93/D94/D95/M80/M88/M90/D10, SF3, SST
 
L-1011Alpha
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RE: Jobs You Wanted As A Kid

Tue May 02, 2006 1:53 pm

Pilot

Astronaut

Police

NFL Player

Pilot

(Airforce)

Air Traffic Controller

Airline Manager

Bank Manager

Pilot

** Once, when I was little, always wanted to be a ghost hunter..Like GHOSTBUSTER**  Smile
"For Us, Sky is not the limit.. Its Ground" / L-1011Alpha.
 
bill142
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RE: Jobs You Wanted As A Kid

Tue May 02, 2006 4:43 pm

I think when I was 16 I was going to start my own political revolution and I would be the dictator in control. Failed to get any sort of following.
 
gunsontheroof
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RE: Jobs You Wanted As A Kid

Tue May 02, 2006 4:45 pm

paleontologist
pilot
basketball player
 
atco2b
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RE: Jobs You Wanted As A Kid

Tue May 02, 2006 7:12 pm

Fireman
Policeman
Commercial Pilot
Air Loadmaster (RAF)
Airline Cabin Crew
'Ambulanceman' - Paramedic  Wink (Just had selection day!)
Air Traffic Controller (Just had interview!)
Hey, you want to go out for pizza and some sex? What, you don't like pizza?
 
QANTASforever
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RE: Jobs You Wanted As A Kid

Tue May 02, 2006 7:32 pm

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 18):
I think when I was 16 I was going to start my own political revolution and I would be the dictator in control. Failed to get any sort of following.

Interesting.

Tell me more, oh dear leader.  Wink

QFF
Fighting for the glory of the Australian Republic.
 
CPDC10-30
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RE: Jobs You Wanted As A Kid

Tue May 02, 2006 7:41 pm

In order from a young age to current:

Airline Pilot
Submarine Officer
Airline Ops Management

Now, I'm happy to whore myself to whatever job pays well. I've worked in IT for almost nine years now, but I've never really enjoyed it. I wish I had the money when I was younger to pursue dream job number 1, but its way too late now  Sad
 
Delta767300ER
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RE: Jobs You Wanted As A Kid

Tue May 02, 2006 7:45 pm

In no particular order:

-The President
-The guy who pumps the gas
-Fireman
-Trucker
-Monster Truck Driver

-Delta767300ER
 
FLYtoEGCC
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RE: Jobs You Wanted As A Kid

Tue May 02, 2006 7:59 pm

4-6 years old - Doctor
From 6 years old to present - Pilot. For which, barring any disasters between now and August, I'll be starting my training.
Come fly with me, let's fly, let's fly away...
 
57AZ
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RE: Jobs You Wanted As A Kid

Tue May 02, 2006 8:27 pm

Always wanted to be a railroader and got to do that for ten years. Also thought it would be neat to be a lighthouse keeper/coast guard officer but never did much to make that happen.
"When a man runs on railroads over half of his lifetime he is fit for nothing else-and at times he don't know that."
 
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KaiGywer
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RE: Jobs You Wanted As A Kid

Tue May 02, 2006 8:59 pm

As far as I can remember:

  • Cop
  • Truck driver
  • Airplane mechanic
  • Pilot
  • Anything in aviation that doesn't take schooling
  • Cop
  • Paramedic
  • Cop in Norway
  • Cop in the US
  • Norwegian Military
  • Cop in the US <- This is where I'm at right now
“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, an
 
bill142
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RE: Jobs You Wanted As A Kid

Tue May 02, 2006 9:02 pm

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 21):
Interesting.

Tell me more, oh dear leader

Well, as long as I was kept happy there were no issues. From that you can probably pick where I failed.
 
ABfemme
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RE: Jobs You Wanted As A Kid

Wed May 03, 2006 12:41 am

Vet
Vet
Vet


Nurse - oh well
Women do not have hot flushes, they have power surges
 
mhodgson
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RE: Jobs You Wanted As A Kid

Wed May 03, 2006 12:56 am

Oh yes, I went through a 'vet' phase too - was obsessed with 'Animal Hospital' for a few years. I did go through short phases of other jobs too (which I have remebered):

Lorry driver. I liked being able to see more from the motorway (not realising seeing the same view daily would be a little boring!)

Fireman. Though now the thought of going into a burning building is quite scary, I find! Not helped by an episode of 'London's Burning' (I think, it was a firefighters drama anyway) with a cinema burning down while a load of people were inside. It just really freaked me out for some reason!

Plumber. When it was in the news a few years ago that they could earn over £40k - but that one passed very quickly!
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malmoaviation
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RE: Jobs You Wanted As A Kid

Wed May 03, 2006 1:23 am

1-16 yrs; Pilot

That's life.
 
Thom@s
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RE: Jobs You Wanted As A Kid

Wed May 03, 2006 4:46 am

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 26):
Norwegian Military

No no, we're talking about JOBS here... where you'd actually have to do something, and earn money for it.  Wink

Thom@s
"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
 
BMIFlyer
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RE: Jobs You Wanted As A Kid

Wed May 03, 2006 7:27 am

I wanted to be a fireman Big grin


Lee
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
 
CO7e7
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RE: Jobs You Wanted As A Kid

Wed May 03, 2006 7:39 am

truck driver (5-6)
pilot
pilot
pilot
fire fighter
air traffic controller
anything in aviation
cop
 
alphafloor
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RE: Jobs You Wanted As A Kid

Wed May 03, 2006 7:41 am

The first job I wanted as a kid was to be a doctor and I still have a great admiration for those who work as doctors.
Whatever
 
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KaiGywer
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RE: Jobs You Wanted As A Kid

Wed May 03, 2006 8:13 am

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 31):
No no, we're talking about JOBS here... where you'd actually have to do something, and earn money for it.

Haha  Wink My friend is a Fenrik (2nd LT) and makes 250,000 kr or so base pay  Smile
“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, an
 
TuffGong
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RE: Jobs You Wanted As A Kid

Wed May 03, 2006 8:25 am

as a kid I wanted to be an NHL player
Meet you at the Ol' Yacht club for a pint.
 
Thom@s
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RE: Jobs You Wanted As A Kid

Wed May 03, 2006 6:13 pm

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 35):
My friend is a Fenrik (2nd LT) and makes 250,000 kr or so base pay

Ah yes, it's just the national service which pays crap. "£10 a day? Your having a laugh..."

Thom@s
"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
 
ZKSUJ
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RE: Jobs You Wanted As A Kid

Wed May 03, 2006 7:31 pm

Airline Pilot pretty much through out my life. However I did want to be a cop at one stage after watching Polce Academy. But now, still airline pilot

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