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another occupation

jasmine

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okay, here's another question, out of curiosity:

if you were to be in another career or occupation (other than urban planning of course), what would it be and why?
 

Budgie

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Definitely a high school teacher or college professor. I was studying to be an accountant until my junior year, when I realized that I love georgaphy and economics, which lead to Planning.

My dream job is to be a roadie.
 

SkeLeton

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I don't see myself studying anything else than geography.. so I don't know.. at least I know that an architect is something I just couldn't be. :p
 
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Rumpy Tunanator

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If the day ever came, a Professional Zombie Hunter;).

Actually I'd like to own a bar or brewery, or the ultimate job, running my own fishing charter.
 

Maister

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Either an anthropologist or civilian DoD airphoto interpreter.
 

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Tranplanner said:
I found my true calling on the weekend. If I had to do it all over again, I'd be a "Plasterer".
If this involves spending lengthy periods of time in dingy, smoke filled barrooms count me in! ;-)

I'm still waiting to see what Michaelskis posts for his alternate vocation of choice....oddsmakers around the office are betting 2:1 on 'cowboy' and 3:2 on 'spaceman'......
 
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Tranplanner

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Maister said:
If this involves spending lengthy periods of time in dingy, smoke filled barrooms count me in! ;-)

No, it involves spending lengthy periods of time slathering plaster/mud/drywall compound (whatever you want to call it) on newly-hung drywall and inhaling the dust while sanding. It's great fun, and I seem to have a knack for it. Runs in the family apparently.

I'm still waiting to see what Michaelskis posts for his alternate vocation of choice....oddsmakers around the office are betting 2:1 on 'cowboy' and 3:2 on 'spaceman'......

LOL - too funny! :D
 

H

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It would be hard to imagine myself outside of the planning or development field, but if I some how found myself indepently weathy I would be and artist and just travel around the world painting pictures of the interesting places I would find. :)
 

Suburb Repairman

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I'd love to be a college prof, but that is not necessarily outside of the planning realm. When I was a little guy I always wanted to be a weatherman (especially a stormchaser as I am a bit of an adrenaline junky).
 

jestes

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My choices (in no particular order)

1. Paint color namer
2. Donald Trump (minus the hair)
3. Cartographer
4. Attorney

Guess which one(s) are real.
 
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Occupations that I have the aptitude to perform but feel I missed my calling on:

College Professor - English Literature
Book Editor and/or Publisher
Fashion Industry insider - buyer, stylist, watch & jewelry designer
 

michaelskis

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Maister said:
I'm still waiting to see what Michaelskis posts for his alternate vocation of choice....oddsmakers around the office are betting 2:1 on 'cowboy' and 3:2 on 'spaceman'......

Nope....

Look at my User Name... I would be a pro ski racer, or a year round full time ski / snowboard instructor. Winter here and summer in Chile!
 

Doitnow

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Hmm if not an Urban Planner, I would be...

1. Regional Planner
2. Transport Planner
3. Environmental Planner.
4. GIS developer.

On a more serious note:
4.Doctor( too lazy to be a doctor)
5. Landscape Designer
6. Speaker(Which I am now- part time)
7. Teacher (Which I am now-part time)
8. Musician.
9. Egyptologist.
10. Historian.
11. Lawyer.( still want to be)
12. Defence Analyst.
13. SPace Scientist.
14. Physicist.
15. Chemist.
16.Biologist.
17. Geneticist.( I got admission)
18. Architect.( I got admission)
19. Dairy Development Scientist( I got admission)
20. Antarctic Explorer.
21. Astronaut.
22. ...
23. ...

Note : ABove list not at all in order of preference.

FRankly, I never thought about it. :p
 

PlannerByDay

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Professional Mountain Biker
or
Park Ranger/Adventure Tour Guide
or
Author who write books on travel, so I could travel the world
 

Grassroots

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good one trail nazi. like a rogue indiana jones huh? that certainly sounds like more fun than a college professor. or....how about a college professor that becomes a river pirate :p
 

Queen B

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Darn, started this reply once already.

Psycology is what my degree is in but there are to many crazy people working in that profession.

I don't care what type of work I do I would just like to get a little respect. Work went from good to bad to worse here and it is just sapping my self esteem.

I am looking at appraisal work but it will be my luck, they will hire someone else.
 

hindered

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Veterinarian
Archaeologist
Craftsperson/master of a trade -- the skilled trades fascinate me
Interior Designer -- doesn't everyone think they could do this?
Politician -- don't have the stomach for it, not slimy enough
Forensic Scientist
Teacher

There are others...I think my tendency to be fascinated by just about everything for a period of time contributed to my falling into a rather generalist occupation. In planning, you can be a master of one topic or dabble in as many as you wish, no?
 

Grassroots

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i was thinking more about this. I think maybe a mix between jeff goldblum's character in jurassic park and that biker in raising arizona? what career would that be?
 

eng_plnr_hsg

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Well, As career, though being a planner,, Iam already working as an Engineer,, still Iam asked for another choice,, i guess I would have become a lawyer...
 

eng_plnr_hsg

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Doitnow!! said:
Hmm if not an Urban Planner, I would be...

1. Regional Planner
2. Transport Planner
3. Environmental Planner.
4. GIS developer.

On a more serious note:
4.Doctor( too lazy to be a doctor)
5. Landscape Designer
6. Speaker(Which I am now- part time)
7. Teacher (Which I am now-part time)
8. Musician.
9. Egyptologist.
10. Historian.
11. Lawyer.( still want to be)
12. Defence Analyst.
13. SPace Scientist.
14. Physicist.
15. Chemist.
16.Biologist.
17. Geneticist.( I got admission)
18. Architect.( I got admission)
19. Dairy Development Scientist( I got admission)
20. Antarctic Explorer.
21. Astronaut.
22. ...
23. ...

Note : ABove list not at all in order of preference.

FRankly, I never thought about it. :p


Namaste
and
Hi!,

How are you doing?, Are you from India too? May i know about u?

viki
 
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Totally OT

eng_plnr_hsg said:
Namaste
and
Hi!,

How are you doing?, Are you from India too? May i know about u?

viki
Is Namaste an Indian word? I have friends who close their letters with it -- a shaman and a massage therapist. I am not sure I know the exact meaning... maybe I did at one time.

Just curious.
 

jasmine

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well, since i'm not an urban planner, i would like to go beyond being an enthusiast and into the field itself. as a designer and commercial planner, i think i would find it more exciting to go beyond the smaller concentration into something much bigger. and i'm totally excited about getting into the field. based on the readings i have done, it's not drastically different from what i do. it just encompasses a much bigger arena, as opposed to smaller concentrated areas i work on like retail and other commercial spaces. i totally see myself as an urban planner in the very near future (after grad school of course!).
 

eng_plnr_hsg

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Michele Zone said:
Is Namaste an Indian word? I have friends who close their letters with it -- a shaman and a massage therapist. I am not sure I know the exact meaning... maybe I did at one time.

Just curious.
Namaste is indeed Indian Word, In Hindi Language it means "good wishes".
 
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