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    Professional beer taster at a brewery . Is that blue collar?


    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis
    I also think that it would be fun to be a military sniper, an assassin, or a boxer. I know... I have anger management issues.
    One of my younger cousins was a Marine sniper (he's back in civilian life now after 10 years in the Corps and a couple of tours in the Middle East). I used to beat up on him when we were kids. Now? Not so much...
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    Professional beer taster at a brewery . Is that blue collar?
    Maybe RED - NECKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally posted by CosmicMojo
    ...or own a funky junky thrift/antique shop
    Yep. I'd do this to supplement being an artist - some sort of sculpting, I think -- clay or welding or some such thing. (I may still get there yet...)
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    Hmm i actually didnt want to be a planner at first, i couldnt get into the course i wanted to do (which was media arts and communication) so i wouldve liked to be in tv or film, but i guess that aint too blue collar?

    Otherwise i would like to...

    Be a photographer
    Run my own cafe or bar
    or be a florist
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    I wanna be one of the guys who holds those "stop" signs in construction zones.
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    Quote Originally posted by jordanb
    I wanna be one of the guys who holds those "stop" signs in construction zones.
    There is technical training involved here:
    http://www.nsc.org/train/chapter/cou...m?cid=68&id=85

    besides you could get killed doing that job.
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    Either I'd be a Buddhist Monk or I'd go back to blowing **** up in other countrys for Uncle Sam. You know, either side of the coin works for me.

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    My favorite job was working in a nursery (plant). I also really enjoyed working landscape construction. I always thought I would love to make maple sugar and run a crosscountry ski center.
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    I used to be a photographer... guess I'd pick that up again. I've always wanted to own/work in a used bookstore (like Powell's)... that would be groovy.

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    Quote Originally posted by tsc
    My favorite job was working in a nursery (plant). I also really enjoyed working landscape construction. I always thought I would love to make maple sugar and run a crosscountry ski center.
    OT: our sugar is running like crazy up here - tasted the first batch the other day, it's awesome - we thought Maine would have a bad sugaring season because of the weird winter we are having but it's running now! yeah!
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    Hmm.....

    I'd like to think that I'd be a grunt working for an engineering firm or surveyor in the field.....

    I'd like to hear from some of those PhD types on this one
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    Quote Originally posted by el Guapo
    Either I'd be a Buddhist Monk or I'd go back to blowing **** up in other countrys for Uncle Sam. You know, either side of the coin works for me.

    Off-topic:
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    I'd go back to golf course maintenance. Sunshine, fresh air, sitting on a tractor all day going about 2 miles per hour, chewing tobacco and getting buzzed.

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    Well.....

    Quote Originally posted by The One View post
    I'd like to think that I'd be a grunt working for an engineering firm or surveyor in the field.....

    I'd like to hear from some of those PhD types on this one
    I've gone on to prove that working as a Conductor/Remote Locomotive Operator for Freight Rail is my answer to this thread
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    I'd be face down in a drained pool somewhere.

    Or... ski patrol or instructor.
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    I was a restaurant manager. I'd probably go back to doing that. Or construction.
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    I worked a photo lab before going back to school. It was pretty cool.

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    I see landscaper pop up here a lot. Add me to that list. It's like planning, only you get to create order with things that stay where you put them and don't complain about that water-guzzler in the bed next to them.

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