(Closed) Dream Job vs Preferred Job vs Actual Job

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 32
2902 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Current Job: Creative Resource Manager

Preferred Job: Producer

Dream Job: Vet. I was happily on my way to being a vet but when I did work experience I kept passing out at the sight of blood and guts so that job quickly went out the window 🙁

Post # 33
10018 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m lucky to be working my dream job, now, as a supervisor in the fitness and health industry.  I went to college to be a psychologist but somehow landed here in a convoluted way.  I started as a fitness instructor and now have around 30 instructors and staff who work for me in this field, teaching healthy lifestyle and fitness programs to people of all ages – from preschool kids to adults.  Love it!!

Post # 34
322 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Dream Job: Whatever job will let me work when I want, do what I want, and still get paid. I would love to be a vintage shop owner or a blogger who gets paid to do DIY projects.

Preferred Job: History Professor or 4-H Extension Agent

Actual Job: I work in HR for the Federal Government

Post # 35
835 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

My current job: Stay at home mom (previously a phlebotomist)

Preferred job: Stay at home mom

Dream job: Stay at home mom til they’re older then back to school to stay in the medical field

Post # 36
846 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

actual job- unemployed (was laid-off from a radiation therapist position)

preferred job- radiation therapist

dream job- radiation therapist (or a stay at home mom if the fiance made more!)

Post # 37
1889 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Dream job: Poker pro

Preferred job: Something involving fashion and/or marketing that pays 6 figures

Actual job: 9-5 office job for the fed. gov’t

Post # 38
4521 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Dream Job: Freelance book editor (I do this on the side, but I’m thinking as my only job)

Preferred Job: Book editor

Actual Job: Proposal Coordinator/Proposal assistant for a federal contractor


Post # 39
1460 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Current job:  Senior Scientist with a defense contractor supporting the Army to eliminate chemical weapons stockpiled and recovered in the US and also working with another gov’t org to develop mobile labs for detection of chem, bio, rad, and explosive elements to be fielded all over the world.

Preferred job:  Pretty much what I’m doing now.  It’s an interesting and cool job.

Dream job:  Magazine editor…I write a lot for my current job but it would be fun to write short, entertaining pieces.

Post # 40
577 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Dream Job: Some crazy government security job

Preferred Job: HR Director

Actual Job: Insurance agent. Hopefully this job will be a gateway to something better!

Post # 41
731 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Dream job: pro drag racer

Preferred job: either higher up in the company I work for now, or a psychologist. Two very different things lol

Actual: Office coordinator and assistant to an account manager at an event production company

Post # 42
478 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Actual job: Publicity coordinator in public relations

Preferred job: Blogger/writer or freelance publicity for nonprofits

Dream job: Stay-At-Home Mom, volunteering at the animal shelter and with my doggies at our city’s pediatric hospital as therapy dogs — I got happy just typing that sentence

Post # 43
196 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Dream: Working for a large museum (Smithsonian, American Museum of Natural History) as an archaeologist or in artifact analysis and preservation.

Preferred: Archaeological work on ancient sites in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. At some point, I think I’d like to teach or go back to working at a library.

Actual: Librarian and archaelogical student. I really love my job at the library, but I feel like I should at least try to persue my dreams of being an archaeologist.

Post # 45
1597 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

 Dream Job: best-selling author of young adult fiction/chick lit and/or philanthropist for the arts/education

Actual Job: Unemployed (not by choice lol). I’ve been doing admin work for the last 6 years.





Post # 46
1091 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

This is great.


Real job: Mediator. No, it’s not as glamorous as Fairly Legal makes it look, although there are some similarities (I’m a lawyer who was terrible at actually practicing law).

Preferred job: I really don’t know.  I like my job.  As in, it pays the bill, provides amazing benefits and vacation and pension, and it’s super stable. And it’s 9-5, predictable, interesting, and I leave my work at work.  I’d like to think I could be Super Litigator, but I know it’s just not what I’m good at.

Dream job: Makeup artist for movies.  I’ve always loved that stuff.

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