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Poll results: So you've been kicked out of Planning. Now where do you work?

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  • A job still involving some sort of planning - travel planner, event planner, etc.

    4 15.38%
  • A job that still involves working with the public - I'm a people person.

    7 26.92%
  • A job that doesn't work with the public - I've had enough of those yahoos.

    7 26.92%
  • Other - which I'm happy to describe below.

    8 30.77%
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Thread: If I ever get kicked out of Planning....

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          Downtown's avatar
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    If I ever get kicked out of Planning....

    Today I booked my little brother's christmas flight home from Los Angeles and it struck me that if I weren't a planner, I would love to be a travel agent. It made me so happy to research flights, wait for a good price, pick out his seat assignment and meal preferences (he's getting a Hindu meal - hee!) ( he's not Hindu). I just enjoy planning things - weddings, showers, parties, vacations. And I was thinking, what would other planners do if they were disbarred from Planning?

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    I'd be...

    ...a professional assassin.

    Does that count as "working with the public"?
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    I have always been the office/department party planner, so event planning would be a natural progression for me. If I were married to Mr. Rich and Wonderful, I would do event planning for play money while he worked to pay the bills................
    "A witty woman is a treasure, a witty beauty is a power!"

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    I would become an Evil Developer and propose new subdivisions in all your cities!

    No, really, it might be fun to work on the other side of the table once in a while - historic preservation, "green" development, etc. Alternatively, go back to college for the Ph.D. and become a teacher.

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    I'd be a mountain recluse with a stockpile of arms and dangerous literature instead of a suburban planner with a stockpile of arms and dangerous literature or I'd be a Volvo dealer/salesman/repairman.

    Police sharpshooter sounds good also.

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    I would like a job in music. I would consider myself a music nut, so some music related job would be ideal. Concert promotions, CD reviewer, concert reviewer, etc.
    "I'm a white male, age 18 to 49. Everyone listens to me, no matter how dumb my suggestions are."

    - Homer Simpson

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    i would be the executive director at a summer camp.
    Information necessitating a change of design will be conveyed to the designer after and only after the design is complete. (Often called the 'Now They Tell Us' Law) - Fyfe's First Law of Revision

    We don't believe in planners and deciders making the decisions on behalf of Americans. -- George W. Bush , Scranton, PA -- 09/06/2000

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    Originally posted by El Guapo
    Police sharpshooter sounds good also.
    Police sharpshooters don't get much action - too many liberals worried about "excessive force" and what not. I'd suggest going freelance, or maybe team up with Mastiff to form a business.

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    maybe...

    i would go into computers, or developing.
    Dude, I'm cheesing so hard right now.

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    Geek. Try to make some money from Web development, if that's even possible in the early 2000s. Maybe go back for my PhD.
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    Choices

    Ok then, how about Police Sharpshooter in Houston. The humidity sucks but on the up side you don't have to worry about the ACLU crowd there.

    Upon refelection maybe I could be the executive director of Planning Magazine, after all that is not a job in planning, right? Its more of an advertising promotion gig.

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    Re: Choices

    Originally posted by El Guapo
    Ok then, how about Police Sharpshooter in Houston. The humidity sucks but on the up side you don't have to worry about the ACLU crowd there.

    Upon refelection maybe I could be the executive director of Planning Magazine, after all that is not a job in planning, right? Its more of an advertising promotion gig.
    You sure you don't want to be a hit man for the mob?? They like to kill at will.
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    Humm Lawyer for a developer *hey id like to be the tough guy *girl* once in a while

    or maybe a fashion designer-on the mroe extreem end of course.
    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin

    Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO- HOO what a ride!'"

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    Happy Happy Joy Joy

    I'm really working on the kinder and gentler - thousand points of light - kind of El Guapo. Perhaps I can be a kitten handler at a children's literacy petting zoo.

    Kitten handler, hey that sounds sort of familiar....

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    Re: Happy Happy Joy Joy

    Originally posted by El Guapo
    I'm really working on the kinder and gentler - thousand points of light - kind of El Guapo. Perhaps I can be a kitten handler at a children's literacy petting zoo.

    Kitten handler, hey that sounds sort of familiar....
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    If we win the Mega Millions this week, Rob is going to buy an extremely run-down historic house around the corner from us, rehab it for me and we're turning it into a bed and breakfast open only during Saratoga Track season.

    We play the "What would you do with $50 mil?" game a lot.

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    Originally posted by KMateja

    We play the "What would you do with $50 mil?" game a lot.
    Don't get me started.

    I would buy practically every old historic home in Peoria and renovate them.
    Dude, I'm cheesing so hard right now.

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    Top Ten Dream Jobs

    1. Astronaut - old school, not the bus drivers that "pilot" the shuttle
    2. Warbird Restorer
    3. Professional Student
    4. Jazz musician - again old school (bop - not that Kenny G crap)
    5. Professional Loafer
    6. One of those guys who seems to know everything on "Antiques Roadshow"
    7. Somewhat related - historian
    8. Steve Thomas on "This Old House" - what a scam!
    9. Better yet, Norm Abram on "This Old House."
    10. Architect, but not if it involves designing post offices and industrial buildings
    "The fanatical Muslims despise America because it's all lapdancing and gay porn; the secular Europeans despise America because it's all born-again Christians hung up on abortion; the anti-Semites despise America because it's controlled by Jews. Too Jewish, too Christian, too Godless, America is also too isolationist, except when it's too imperialist." -- Mark Steyn

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    Re: Happy Happy Joy Joy

    Originally posted by El Guapo
    Perhaps I can be a kitten handler at a children's literacy petting zoo.
    I dont think I want you petting my children.

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    A sign

    I would be a full time land lord near some university so I could screw all the students the wat they screwed us. I would bar tend at nights just for fun.


    Moderators note: This was bturk's 666th post. -El Guapo
    Congrats bturk and Lucifer

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    Resolved: El Guapo will not pet bturk's offspring - legitimate or otherwise.

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    bturk has KIDS?

    God help them!
    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin

    Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO- HOO what a ride!'"

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    Originally posted by PlannerGirl
    bturk has KIDS?

    God help them!
    NO NO NO. It was rhetorical.

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    OHHHH

    ok

    sorry still tired from move, and date

    need sleep

    D is a dumbass
    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin

    Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO- HOO what a ride!'"

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    Originally posted by PlannerGirl
    OHHHH

    ok

    sorry still tired from move, and date

    After all, why would Hot Psycho Guy have kids before getting a wife? That's contrary to the mass murder plans... errr. matrimony plans...

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