Jobs you thought sounded glamorous or exciting when you were a kid...

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Marine biologist ... until I became one.
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Meter maid - or as they are now called, Parking Enforcement Officer
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I haven't got the slightest idea how to change people, but I still keep a long list of prospective candidates just in case I should ever figure it out.
^^That's kinda mean of your parents.
Originally Posted by LAwoman
LOL it wasn't really mean but more of a hell no! I was embarassed though because I didn't get it. Yea I guess it was mean. They should've explained why.
What's wrong with being a secretary?

i wanted to be the prez of the USA. I thought that was the coolest job ever. I thought the POTUS controlled everything. what he said, goes. i wanted that power!

i'm glad i found out otherwise before beginning a career in politics.
What's wrong with being a secretary?
Originally Posted by thelio
Umm they wanted better for me lol. I was so young though, they shouldn't have taken me seriously, I know they didn't really ..o wells. I just remember that.
I always thought that I'd only "arrive" once I became a waitress. Or, a receptionist, or a cashier.

I was a receptionist for quite some time, and it was not all it cracked up to be. I'm not a waitress, but I'm close enough to it, and I'm pretty sure I'd hate being one!

However, I tried out cashiering during training at work, and it was THE GREATEST THING EVER! I always find myself wistfully staring at the cashiers at work, like "omg, I wish I was you..." I think I'm the first and last person to do that.
Originally Posted by SCG
The girl who rang up our humongo sale at Toys R Us this weekend mentioned how she loved going to the Children's Museum as a kid and play on the cash register and now she got to do it all the time! Which was awesome for us because we had 6 carts! It was our annual Toys 4 Tots run.
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I wanted to be a school bus driver. I couldn't wait to drive when I was a kid. I used to pretend the grocery cart was the nose of a bus and I was driving it around the store. My first grade classroom had a parents day and they asked all the kids what they wanted to be. I was SO excited to say 'a school bus driver!!' and when I did I thought my mom was going to fall off her seat. My teacher laughed. I was embarrassed
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As a kid, there were so many things I wanted to be...

model/actress in Hollywood

singer like Whitney Houston

ballerina

writer

fashion designer

entertainer on Broadway

manicurist or makeup artist

beauty contest winner like Ms. Universe (not a job, but I wanted to be pretty!)

teacher/professor

surgeon

dentist

phlebotomist
Marine biologist
astronaut
oceanographer
writer
actor
singer
engineer
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What's wrong with being a secretary?
Originally Posted by thelio
Umm they wanted better for me lol. I was so young though, they shouldn't have taken me seriously, I know they didn't really ..o wells. I just remember that.
Originally Posted by Josephine
That's so sad for you.

My cousin is head receptionist of the oncology department at johns hopkins hospital. she makes more money then most of the nurses and some of the doctors. she has been there so long the doctor's goes to her for advice. She runs that place, LIKE A BOSS!
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What's wrong with being a secretary?
Originally Posted by thelio
Umm they wanted better for me lol. I was so young though, they shouldn't have taken me seriously, I know they didn't really ..o wells. I just remember that.
Originally Posted by Josephine
That's so sad for you.

My cousin is head receptionist of the oncology department at johns hopkins hospital. she makes more money then most of the nurses and some of the doctors. she has been there so long the doctor's goes to her for advice. She runs that place, LIKE A BOSS!
Originally Posted by thelio
But that's Hopkins. I think Josephine's parents were thinking secretary more like Jane Hathaway for Mr. Drysdale on the Beverly Hillbillies.

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Umm they wanted better for me lol. I was so young though, they shouldn't have taken me seriously, I know they didn't really ..o wells. I just remember that.
Originally Posted by Josephine
That's so sad for you.

My cousin is head receptionist of the oncology department at johns hopkins hospital. she makes more money then most of the nurses and some of the doctors. she has been there so long the doctor's goes to her for advice. She runs that place, LIKE A BOSS!
Originally Posted by thelio
But that's Hopkins. I think Josephine's parents were thinking secretary more like Jane Hathaway for Mr. Drysdale on the Beverly Hillbillies.
Originally Posted by curlyarca
my supervisor was just telling me about a lady she knew who was a secretary more along those lines. She end up marrying her rich boss. She could had quit, but she stayed his secretary until they both retired.
What's wrong with being a secretary?
Originally Posted by thelio
Umm they wanted better for me lol. I was so young though, they shouldn't have taken me seriously, I know they didn't really ..o wells. I just remember that.
Originally Posted by Josephine
That's so sad for you.

My cousin is head receptionist of the oncology department at johns hopkins hospital. she makes more money then most of the nurses and some of the doctors. she has been there so long the doctor's goes to her for advice. She runs that place, LIKE A BOSS!
Originally Posted by thelio
No not sad for me. Sorry it offended you. Most receptionists in general dont make more than nurses and doctors, and of course it's not only about the money. If I had kids, i would not encourage or support them to be an office admin/receptionist/etc. If life ends up that way, nothing wrong with that either. And obviously sometimes it's not so bad.
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I'm kind of feeling offended. My job isn't glamorous or exciting but why is it so poorly regarded? I have a fancy title but basically it's admin work.
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Ballerina or writer.
Originally Posted by nynaeve77
Those are still my dream jobs.
Originally Posted by Fifi.G
Ditto.
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I'm kind of feeling offended. My job isn't glamorous or exciting but why is it so poorly regarded? I have a fancy title but basically it's admin work.
Originally Posted by curlypearl
Hey, I thought you were a famous Hollywood Vamp!
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I'm kind of feeling offended. My job isn't glamorous or exciting but why is it so poorly regarded? I have a fancy title but basically it's admin work.
Originally Posted by curlypearl
Hey, I thought you were a famous Hollywood Vamp!
Originally Posted by Speckla
That was when I was young and gorgeous and vampy. It was actually pretty glamorous and exciting, I must admit, but it was also tough, ferociously competitive and insecure. I traded that life in for life as a secretary, so that I could be sure of a paycheck every week. I'm probably oversensitive because I received such a s^itload of negative comments when I gave up acting for secretarial work, but now I'm financially secure - not rich, but safe, and I'm glad I made the switch.
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Lawyer. Not remotely glamorous.
Originally Posted by LoloDSM

LOL, I think it is! (depending on what kind, I guess.) And if not glamorous, exciting!
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I'm kind of feeling offended. My job isn't glamorous or exciting but why is it so poorly regarded? I have a fancy title but basically it's admin work.
Originally Posted by curlypearl
Hey, I thought you were a famous Hollywood Vamp!
Originally Posted by Speckla
That was when I was young and gorgeous and vampy. It was actually pretty glamorous and exciting, I must admit, but it was also tough, ferociously competitive and insecure. I traded that life in for life as a secretary, so that I could be sure of a paycheck every week. I'm probably oversensitive because I received such a s^itload of negative comments when I gave up acting for secretarial work, but now I'm financially secure - not rich, but safe, and I'm glad I made the switch.
Originally Posted by curlypearl
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