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easy and simple. Just name your dream career and how much income you want to make!
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Current Job/Salary: Network Administrator/Infrastructure Development -- Too much.
Dream Job/Salary: Stocking groceries - Whatever amount.

When I was working three jobs at the same time, two of them were stocking groceries. Daytime stocking is pretty annoying (eventually became manager of the store - but I was stocking dairy/frozen foods and people would ask the most asinine questions). Night-time stocking is probably the coolest and most mellow job I've ever had. Throw on your music (mp3 player/phone), throw on your headphones, and stock all night long without anyone so much as saying one word to you (managers are gone for the night).

Of course, it's not a job that would allow me to go all gung-ho and buy all the things I tend to buy. But, on the flip side, that's why it's a dream job.

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Dream job would probably be making movie, anime, and fantasy replica props, making enough to cover living and material costs. Right now I do contract video game programming, which is also a lot of fun and pays well, but I enjoy creating physical stuff as well.
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Dream Job: Stay At Home Husband, idk what the income would be if anything at all
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Author - just a handful of people loving my story would be enough for me. Anything extra would just be icing on the cake.
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Dream jobs - Graphic designer for Viz Media (or another manga publishing house) or private chef
Income - whatever an actual living wage + enough to have some savings and money for fun would be for the city I ended up in (so probably about $50k for the Bay Area, where Viz is)
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20 / M / Temple of Yaoiism
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Dream job: Professional slacker - you only do whatever you want to do
Salary: $1,000,000 a year
Posted 12/9/16
I want to give 20 min speeches with no substance for $250,000 a pop like the Clintons.
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Dream/Current Job (Depending if Trump fucks me over with the Government freezing or he reneges): Civilian Geologist with Army Corps of Engineers

Salary: $77,000 - $115,000 is the pay after roughly 10 years of work. Starting is $45,000.

Secondary Dream Job: I have the option of accepting an civilian internship with NASA currently. It would be a 5 month internship. If that works out I could work as a civilian for NASA.
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Isn't "how much do you want to make?" a silly question to ask? At least as far as dream jobs and imagining if you could make whatever you want doing whatever you want - more money is always good no matter what you'd want to spend it on (if you have more than you'd ever want to actually spend, having extra money to donate to the charities you want is better than not), so the answer is "arbitrarily much".

Since "arbitrarily much" is not a number, I'll set my dream salary to $Graham's Number, and I'll leave the question of how to actually transfer that value to me in any meaningful sense up to my hypothetical employer.

Continuing that kind of impossible level of aspiration to the actual "dream job" question is harder. Something where you go on thrilling adventures, save the world and get the girl, and don't need to do any actual training or whatever inbetween so you can just vacation for weeks or months inbetween them. But it seems to my mind that an essential element of that sort of "perfect life" recipe is variety, so if I just say "giant robot pilot" with those caveats, I might get bored of the mecha genre as the years go on...

Oh, wait, I've got it: professional Main Character. That leaves open a variety of genres so it doesn't get stale, although obviously I'd want to rule out horror genre or other such things I wouldn't want to participate in.

Okay but there is the less out-there interpretation where dream job refers to jobs that actually exist in some form in the economy, where the biggest stretch you can really go for is something like "astronaut". In which case, my dream job is to be some kind of minor internet celebrity (blogger, vlogger, podcaster, something like that) supported via patreon, making enough that I can be justified in not trying to get a "real job" - let's say £20,000 a year.
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Posted 12/9/16

Rowan93 wrote:

Isn't "how much do you want to make?" a silly question to ask? At least as far as dream jobs and imagining if you could make whatever you want doing whatever you want - more money is always good no matter what you'd want to spend it on (if you have more than you'd ever want to actually spend, having extra money to donate to the charities you want is better than not), so the answer is "arbitrarily much".

Since "arbitrarily much" is not a number, I'll set my dream salary to $Graham's Number, and I'll leave the question of how to actually transfer that value to me in any meaningful sense up to my hypothetical employer.

Continuing that kind of impossible level of aspiration to the actual "dream job" question is harder. Something where you go on thrilling adventures, save the world and get the girl, and don't need to do any actual training or whatever inbetween so you can just vacation for weeks or months inbetween them. But it seems to my mind that an essential element of that sort of "perfect life" recipe is variety, so if I just say "giant robot pilot" with those caveats, I might get bored of the mecha genre as the years go on...

Oh, wait, I've got it: professional Main Character. That leaves open a variety of genres so it doesn't get stale, although obviously I'd want to rule out horror genre or other such things I wouldn't want to participate in.

Okay but there is the less out-there interpretation where dream job refers to jobs that actually exist in some form in the economy, where the biggest stretch you can really go for is something like "astronaut". In which case, my dream job is to be some kind of minor internet celebrity (blogger, vlogger, podcaster, something like that) supported via patreon, making enough that I can be justified in not trying to get a "real job" - let's say £20,000 a year.


I don't know, "how much do you want to make?" seems to reveal a bit about people's inner thoughts when asked. I mean - are you after lots of cash, or are you just looking for enough to live on while enjoying life? After cash that would be earned due to experience and value perceived, or just pointing out things as an excuse to attack others? Looking at the answers in this thread has been interesting, at least to me.
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Programmer

90k a year

Easily do-able here as programmers make 100-120k on average.


All i would spend it on is a small apartment that's cheap
Steam games (rarely do games i like come out)
Food

So i will have alot of savings for the future if i want to go out on a trip.

I like to live kinda frugal when it comes to living costs.
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23 / M / Birmingham, UK
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Posted 12/9/16
Dream Job - Getting paid to sleep
Current Job - Night Shift in retail

My dream seems so far away
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28 / M / Louisville, KY
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Posted 12/9/16 , edited 12/9/16

Ryulightorb wrote:

Programmer

90k a year

Easily do-able here as programmers make 100-120k on average.


All i would spend it on is a small apartment that's cheap
Steam games (rarely do games i like come out)
Food

So i will have alot of savings for the future if i want to go out on a trip.

I like to live kinda frugal when it comes to living costs.


Edit: I noticed you don't live in USA, maybe they make much more where you live.

Programmers make on average around 50k - 120k depending on your position.

Entry (0 - 5 Years): 30k - 70k (this is basically a trial period, most companies won't pay you too much as you are a newbie in their eyes - most companies will stay around the middle so 50k~ starting, maybe more if they like you or you have a Master's degree or previous experience)
Junior Developer (5 - 10 Years): 70k - 90k (after several major projects under your belt you'll get closer to that 90k figure you want - the average experience where I work is 8 years and they make around 80k a year)
Senior Developer (10 Years+): 90k - 120k (you'll make closer to 120k as you approach time to retire - this is more of a leader role, not quite manager, but most of your time will be mentoring and making the bigger decisions)

Just don't go into the field thinking you'll start anywhere close to 90k a year even with a Masters degree.
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28 / M / Ark-La-Tex
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Posted 12/9/16
Dream job: Lead anchor on SportsCenter

Salary: Scott Van Pelt makes $1 MM a year, so I'll take that.
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