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11/6/2013 3:45:15 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Owning a multi-million dollar company that is so well structured and staffed that it is self-sustaining and requires no input from me to generate money and jobs.
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11/6/2013 3:46:49 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Okay, being realistic now, custom knife making is what I'm going towards. This includes doing collaborations with big name companies.
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YYW
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11/6/2013 3:55:31 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/6/2013 3:10:57 PM, Cermank wrote:
What would be your ideal job and why? What are strict no-nos in your prospective job?

Just curious.

International coffee buyer/trader for a global corporation would be cool.

I wouldn't mind hosting a travel show.

Consulting detective would be interesting, also.
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11/6/2013 6:12:33 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
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11/6/2013 6:14:24 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
No-nos? I would never tolerate children. So no babysitting or teaching for me (a teacher actually got fired from my preschool for hitting me- I don't remember it, but my mom insists it happened).
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11/6/2013 6:28:18 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Supreme Court Justice, Appellate Court Justice or U.S Senator

They're all ambitious enough to be good life goals, but out of the three Supreme Court justice is both the least likely (not that they aren't all pretty unlikely :P) and the most exciting. I love hearing about Supreme Court cases all the way since U.S history in 9th grade - if there's something disgusting happening in history or in Congress, the Court just swoops down and rectifies it - even though they have in many cases caused more harm than good. The idea of such a freely operating, deliberative, and powerful body influencing history in such a striking manner is awe-inspiring to me.

I think I could get the same experience in Congress, but the thing is I'm not currently a fan of democracy, don't really believe in voting, I find ethics indefensible in debate even though I do adhere to ethics and judge others by it, I don't believe freewill is logically or physically possible, and lastly, I'm an atheist... so the odds are stacked against me. But we'll see what happens :)

"Career no-nos":
1. cubicle
2. manual labor
3. desk job
4. the arts - even though I love most art forms and am skilled in some of them, I refuse to use it to earn money
5. No opportunity for advancement
"A stupid despot may constrain his slaves with iron chains; but a true politician binds them even more strongly with the chain of their own ideas" - Michel Foucault
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11/6/2013 7:08:38 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/6/2013 6:28:18 PM, 000ike wrote:
Supreme Court Justice, Appellate Court Justice or U.S Senator

They're all ambitious enough to be good life goals, but out of the three Supreme Court justice is both the least likely (not that they aren't all pretty unlikely :P) and the most exciting. I love hearing about Supreme Court cases all the way since U.S history in 9th grade - if there's something disgusting happening in history or in Congress, the Court just swoops down and rectifies it - even though they have in many cases caused more harm than good. The idea of such a freely operating, deliberative, and powerful body influencing history in such a striking manner is awe-inspiring to me.

I think I could get the same experience in Congress, but the thing is I'm not currently a fan of democracy, don't really believe in voting, I find ethics indefensible in debate even though I do adhere to ethics and judge others by it, I don't believe freewill is logically or physically possible, and lastly, I'm an atheist... so the odds are stacked against me. But we'll see what happens :)

In 2050 the world may be a leetle different.

"Career no-nos":
1. cubicle
2. manual labor
3. desk job
4. the arts - even though I love most art forms and am skilled in some of them, I refuse to use it to earn money
5. No opportunity for advancement

You realize that this is basically presenting your @ss for darts, right?
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000ike
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11/6/2013 7:12:42 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/6/2013 7:08:38 PM, Eitan_Zohar wrote:
At 11/6/2013 6:28:18 PM, 000ike wrote:
Supreme Court Justice, Appellate Court Justice or U.S Senator

They're all ambitious enough to be good life goals, but out of the three Supreme Court justice is both the least likely (not that they aren't all pretty unlikely :P) and the most exciting. I love hearing about Supreme Court cases all the way since U.S history in 9th grade - if there's something disgusting happening in history or in Congress, the Court just swoops down and rectifies it - even though they have in many cases caused more harm than good. The idea of such a freely operating, deliberative, and powerful body influencing history in such a striking manner is awe-inspiring to me.

I think I could get the same experience in Congress, but the thing is I'm not currently a fan of democracy, don't really believe in voting, I find ethics indefensible in debate even though I do adhere to ethics and judge others by it, I don't believe freewill is logically or physically possible, and lastly, I'm an atheist... so the odds are stacked against me. But we'll see what happens :)

In 2050 the world may be a leetle different.

How different can the world be that one who questions ethics, freewill, and democracy is electable? I'll begrudgingly grant you an increased tolerance for atheism (albeit I doubt it would reach a level that makes irreligiosity acceptable on the national stage), but everything else is permanently unpopular.

So what exactly is your point?

"Career no-nos":
1. cubicle
2. manual labor
3. desk job
4. the arts - even though I love most art forms and am skilled in some of them, I refuse to use it to earn money
5. No opportunity for advancement

You realize that this is basically presenting your @ss for darts, right?

I don't understand what you're saying.
"A stupid despot may constrain his slaves with iron chains; but a true politician binds them even more strongly with the chain of their own ideas" - Michel Foucault
ClassicRobert
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11/6/2013 7:22:57 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/6/2013 3:10:57 PM, Cermank wrote:
What would be your ideal job and why? What are strict no-nos in your prospective job?

Just curious.

I plan to go into politics. The higher up the chain of command, the better. But first I want to be a professor.

A no-no for me would be a job that does not involve the creation of new knowledge, education, or being able to influence people to change.
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11/6/2013 7:27:40 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/6/2013 7:12:42 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 11/6/2013 7:08:38 PM, Eitan_Zohar wrote:
At 11/6/2013 6:28:18 PM, 000ike wrote:
Supreme Court Justice, Appellate Court Justice or U.S Senator

They're all ambitious enough to be good life goals, but out of the three Supreme Court justice is both the least likely (not that they aren't all pretty unlikely :P) and the most exciting. I love hearing about Supreme Court cases all the way since U.S history in 9th grade - if there's something disgusting happening in history or in Congress, the Court just swoops down and rectifies it - even though they have in many cases caused more harm than good. The idea of such a freely operating, deliberative, and powerful body influencing history in such a striking manner is awe-inspiring to me.

I think I could get the same experience in Congress, but the thing is I'm not currently a fan of democracy, don't really believe in voting, I find ethics indefensible in debate even though I do adhere to ethics and judge others by it, I don't believe freewill is logically or physically possible, and lastly, I'm an atheist... so the odds are stacked against me. But we'll see what happens :)

In 2050 the world may be a leetle different.

How different can the world be that one who questions ethics, freewill, and democracy is electable? I'll begrudgingly grant you an increased tolerance for atheism (albeit I doubt it would reach a level that makes irreligiosity acceptable on the national stage), but everything else is permanently unpopular.

So what exactly is your point?

Trollin'.

"Career no-nos":
1. cubicle
2. manual labor
3. desk job
4. the arts - even though I love most art forms and am skilled in some of them, I refuse to use it to earn money
5. No opportunity for advancement

You realize that this is basically presenting your @ss for darts, right?

I don't understand what you're saying.

I'm tired right now.
"It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book."
Eitan_Zohar
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11/6/2013 7:28:32 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/6/2013 7:22:57 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
At 11/6/2013 3:10:57 PM, Cermank wrote:
What would be your ideal job and why? What are strict no-nos in your prospective job?

Just curious.

I plan to go into politics. The higher up the chain of command, the better. But first I want to be a professor.

http://en.wikipedia.org...
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Andromeda_Z
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11/6/2013 8:14:35 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I'm going to work in a lab. I'm not sure what I'd do in said lab, but I'm going to work in one because I've had a few jobs so far ad that was the only one I was happy with.
YYW
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11/7/2013 5:01:28 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Oh, I didn't post my career deal killers...

1. I can't work for someone less intelligent than I am. I know that sounds horrible, pretentious, etc. (and it is), but it's the truth. I can not be happy answering to someone who I know is stupider than I am... especially if the gap is quite profound.

2. No travel would keep me from taking a job.

3. I need something that's challenging. If it's not challenging, then I'll get bored and I'll either move on to something else or find a way to entertain myself. Boredom isn't something I can easily deal with...

4. I can't work in a job that I know is pointless. A job for me that is just a paycheck is the kind of job that will make me want to do something else. If I can't say why I'm doing what I'm doing, and the answer to that question isn't something more than "because I like to be able to afford nice things" then I've got no interest in the work.
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11/7/2013 10:35:59 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
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