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What's your dream career? Are you in your dream career now?

 

My dream career is in the waste and recycling industry. I would like to tackle recycling issues, like curbside recycling. I either want to start my own trash company, or get hired by Waste Management or Republic Services. Right now, I'm a once-in-a-while volunteer at my local recycling center, and I'm an aspiring recycling/waste advocate at my local Smith's (where I work as a Courtesy Clerk).

 

I'm excited to read what the career passions of fellow aros are!

 

P.S.,

To you asexuals, there's also a trash company called "Ace"!

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My ideal career would be in sustainable development and would allow me to have more contact with both nature and people.

About recycling and reuse, there are a lot of upcycling initiatives in my city, from furniture to clothes or electronic appliances. This is good because it reduces the overall carbon footprint, relocalises workforce and provides cheap products to people in need.

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i'm aiming for a career in the arts, either as a graphic novelist or somewhere in the animation industry.

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Writer/editor. I love stories.

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Conservation Ecologist in Endangered Species. Aiming for that cuz I love animals more than people.

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Im doing a masters in environmental consultancy now and hope to do environmental research either though a PhD or in a company

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professional chess player <3 

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1 hour ago, Ice Queen said:

professional chess player ❤️

Do you want to compete for championships? I think that'd be a thriller with a whole range of emotions, from anticipation (from earning an opportunity to compete in a championship match) to excitement (from winning a championship) to sadness (from losing the championship to someone else).

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Linguist/Philologist 

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Hard question!
I'm a urban planner and I find it very interesting and meaningful but also very frustrating and draining. So it's a weird mix. My dream job would probably be to work as a kinda activist/lobbyist in urban planning so that I could work to change the things I find frustrating.

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Being a judge! Because judges here are fucking assholes 

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On 5/14/2020 at 5:52 AM, Blake said:

Conservation Ecologist in Endangered Species. Aiming for that cuz I love animals more than people.

I work in veterinary medicine for the same reason, haha. I'm a veterinary receptionist, ultimately hoping to become a veterinarian, though I've been considering going to school to be a tech instead.

Part of me feels like my actual dream job would more creative, like in the arts, but I think the reality of having to worry about making my art marketable enough to pay the bills would ruin my passion for it. It's probably better as a hobby for me. Being a vet is my dream because I've always had this strong desire to help animals, but even just working in the field as a receptionist is insanely stressful for my anxiety disordered self. Sometimes I think it would be nice to go back to working in a field where there aren't literally lives on the line, but this is important to me so I don't want to give up on it.

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As a child, I wanted to be a billion things, but one never change : become a writer. I just had so many stories in my mind, I love to write them, make them consistent, and see how people react to it; somehow give life to the characters.

However, I don't know where you live, but where I am, it is almost impossible to live only as a writer. People who does write a lot and live on conferences or talk they do, in particular in school for the people who write book for children/teenagers. It's a lot of work, and not well-paid. But one day, if I have the chance, I wish I could live on my writings. You say dream career after all.

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Applied mathematician.

My job now is being "malemployed" as a full-blown software engineer because my aspie IT nerd boss thinks I am one since I studied math?!

It is basically like this:

Spoiler

To me, there's an innate frustration in programming. It doesn't stem from having to work out the solutions to difficult problems. That takes careful thought, but it's the same kind of thought a novelist uses to organize a story or to write dialog that rings true. That kind of problem-solving is satisfying, even fun.

But that, unfortunately, is not what most programming is about. It's about trying to come up with a working solution in a problem domain that you don't fully understand and don't have time to understand.

It's about skimming great oceans of APIs that you could spend years studying and learning, but the market will have moved on by then and that's no fun anyway, so you cut and paste from examples and manage to get by without a full picture of the architecture supporting your app.

It's about reading between the lines of documentation and guessing at how edge cases are handled and whether or not your assumptions will still hold true two months or two years from now.

It's about the constant evolutionary changes that occur in the language definition, the compiler, the libraries, the application framework, and the underlying operating system, that all snowball together and keep you in maintenance mode instead of making real improvements.

It's about getting derailed by hairline fractures in otherwise reliable tools, and apparently being the first person to discover that a PNG image with four bits-per-pixel and an alpha channel crashes the decoder, then having to work around that.

One approach is to dig in and power through all the obstacles. If you're fresh out of school, there are free Starbucks lattes down the hall, and all your friends are still at the office at 2 AM, too...well, that works. But then you have to do it again. And again. It's always a last second skid at 120 miles per hour with brakes smoking and tires shredding that makes all the difference between success and failure, but you pulled off another miracle and survived to do it again.

I still like to build things, and if there's no one else to do it, then I'll do it myself. I keep improving the the tiny Perl script that puts together this site, because that tiny Perl script is unobtrusive and reliable and lets me focus on writing. I have a handy little image compositing tool that's less than 28 kilobytes of C and Erlang source. I know how it works inside and out, and I can make changes to it in less time than than it takes to coax what I want out of ImageMagick.

But large scale, high stress coding? I may have to admit that's a young man's game.

(source)

I also always wanted to become a philosopher, but I was too afraid to make this decision. Probably I'm not a good enough writer for it (before you nod in agreement, it's not so bad in my native language...).

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My home life is garbage, but actually I'm technically in one of my dream fields. Social work. Though you're often contending with an environment that views the people we serve as "inferior." 

I've recently thought, what with gentrification choking us all, "what if I'd become a financial advisor (etc)" Not for me. I'm not that type of person. 

Anything better would be me owning a radio station that plays '60s-'90s music from anywhere in the world in any language all together because segregation needs to die in a fire and it's not like it's untranslated stories (DJs would speak English because US, widest reach), a complementary AM station for early recorded popular music through 1950s, a complementary TV station because we all miss MTV, and profit would fund the buying up of all these luxury apartments that are just Air BnB fronts and artificially creating unlivable markets, and turn them into pleasant and affordable accommodations for at-risk and uncared for populations, like queer people who are not youth and non-citizen immigrants, etc.  

 

But that takes a lot of money to start up...

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