(Closed) Dream Job vs Preferred Job vs Actual Job

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 17
2447 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Actual Job: Buyer

Preferred Job: Buyer in apparel but without all the headaches that come with being a buyer in apparel Laughing

Dream Job: Costume designer for film and television. The Fiance is trying to get me on set to assist so I can join the union but the walkies intimidate me. That and I don’t have the proper schooling, I’m self-taught…

Post # 19
8037 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013


Dream job: CEO of my own successful business.

Preferred job: This is a bit of a tough one… I think I may be working my preferred job since nothing really appeals to me other than being a CEO. I guess if we’re being completely pretend here, I’d like to be a chef… but that would mean going to culinary school and stuff which I doubt will ever happen, and I’m not sure I’d want to work the hours a chef does. I say my actual job is my preferred job because based on the degree I have, the work I do, and the pay, I think it’s about as good as it could get at this point in my career.

Actual job: It’s not too bad. Well paying office job, but the subject matter isn’t too interesting to me. I get to use my brain, I have some independence, and am not mico-managed and like most of my co-workers. I just am hating the 9-5 thing and always trying to figure out how to get my company going.

ETA: I forgot to mention that my impossible dream job would be F1 driver. I’m too old, too female, too chicken, and totally not qualified to ever do that though 😉

Post # 20
5219 posts
Bee Keeper

Actual job: sales

Preferred: own and operate a dude ranch

Dream: accomplished author. My back up dream job is anything that makes me filthy stinkin rich + beautiful 🙂

Post # 21
2399 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Actual job: Construction Job Costing Rep

Preferred: Cosmetologist

Dream: Stay at home mommy(:

Post # 22
945 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Dream job: Working for an ad agency; Preferred job: Anything in marketing; Actual job: Customer Service for a transportation company. But only for 5 more months. Then I’ll start looking for my dream job.

Post # 23
11231 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Actual: admin assistant at a plumbing supply company. (I actually kind of love my job and coworkers, but the pay sucks.)

Preferred: something in a good environment that pays better.

Dream: blogger, home designer/decorator, accomplished author, personal shopper, owner of a successful coffee shop, project manager, etc. I’m open to anything.

Post # 24
9134 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Dream Job: Country Music Singer

Preferred Job: In-House Counsel

Actual Job: Senior Attorney for State Entity

Post # 25
9482 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

  • Dream job: No job at all.  I’d much rather be a Stay-At-Home Mom.
  • Preferred job: Elementary education – which I did major in, but no jobs.
  • Actual job: CNA at a pysch hospital.  Promoted to another position that I’m waiting to start after the holidays it seems.

Post # 26
1659 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Dream job – Real Housewife, so I can wear Louboutins to the charity benefits I host.

Preferred job – I’ve always wanted to try being a waitress.

Actual job – corporate recruiter 🙂


Post # 27
595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

What a fun thread!

Dream Job: Owner of a successful independent children’s bookstore

Preferred Job: Teen or Children’s Librarian

Actual Job: Library Page//Grad student in Library Science so I’m on my way to preferred job! Yay!

Post # 28
11744 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@howtobeawife:  you basically just buy houses, fix them up quickly and sell them!  I am obsessed with the shows Flip That House, and Flipping Out!

Post # 29
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Dream job: Housewife!


Preferred job: My current job paying a hell of a lot more they currently do


Actual job: my “I can’t afford to have my dream job” job

Post # 30
5107 posts
Bee Keeper

Dream Job? Flight attendant.

Preferred Job? Nurse (am working on it!)

Actualy Job? Medical Scribe.. LOVE IT! (not a transcriptionist…)

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