Your dream retro job?

Discussion in 'The Chatterbox' started by richgem, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. Azarius

    Azarius Must have had his WHEATies

    Entering the Priesthood before WWI and serving as Chaplin for 30 plus years.
  2. PadreTex

    PadreTex Well-Known Member

    It's interesting how many of us would actually like to do exactly what we're doing right now. That's pretty mature I think.
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  3. Azarius

    Azarius Must have had his WHEATies

    My current job didn't exist, as the Internet is still in it's infancy...but once a Marine, always a Marine, although technically Chalpins are Squids, but well loved Squids :D
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  4. PadreTex

    PadreTex Well-Known Member

    How did you guess that when I was in High School I fully intended to join the Corps? I got my acceptance letters from college and took them to Gunny Davis, who told me go to college and we'll get you squared away in OCS. Then I began to get a sense of vocation. My blood still bleeds scarlet and gold. Ooh rah! Semper Fi!
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  5. Azarius

    Azarius Must have had his WHEATies

    That was wise advice from the Gunny. My recruiter, SSGT Tobias just wanted numbers. He lied so much to me that it was pathetic. I showed up to boot camp with 4 cartons of smokes and a blow dryer. I know laugh about it, as I feel like I was a male version of "Private Benjamin". I still recall standing in that room being yelled at, looking at my brother across the table unloading our personal gear and thinking "man, what did we just get ourselves into". The odd thing was as much as I hated boot camp, I recall looking at MCRD San Diego from the Airport Terminal thinking how much I was going to miss it.
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  6. wlmcad

    wlmcad cleaning TSD Route 5

    I currently work as an engineer for a company that makes implants and instruments used to correct spinal deformities. The type of job I do now did not exist at the turn of the century. But I love old houses and I started out as a draftsmen for an architect many years ago. I think my dream retro job would be as an architect drawing houses and office buildings or a carpenter bringing those plans to life.
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  7. Ryan B

    Ryan B Knight of the Soapocracy

    I've never met an honest recruiter. They're all cut from the same mold. I almost joined the Marine Corps, but figured the National Guard would be better since I wanted to go to college.
  8. Switchermike

    Switchermike Active Member

    True! My butcher tells me how to cook different cuts of meat (cuts I normally wouldn't buy). Saves me money and gives great, quick and easy recipes, and is always quick with a good joke! Make friends with your local butcher!
  9. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    "... or a light o' your smoke. But, there's someplace that he'd rather be...."
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  10. Switchermike

    Switchermike Active Member

    True also.....His names not Elton but it would fit him! He could come over to my place have a beer and a nice salad!
  11. Ryan B

    Ryan B Knight of the Soapocracy

    I've been meaning to make a trip to the butcher's store. I'm tired of the Wal-Mart meat.
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  12. Switchermike

    Switchermike Active Member

    Wal-Mart meat? I buy a lot of things from there but no meat. If your gonna spend money on meat find a good butcher! Well worth the few extra dough! And if there's something your intested in but don't know how to prepare he/she can give you great advice.
  13. gregindallas

    gregindallas Rolls Razor Revivalist

    I was well on my way to Concordia (I'm LCMS) when I heard a clear voice sayith unto me, (UT Dean - engineering school) our engineering degree plan doesn’t require a foreign language. And we don’t make fun of slide rules and we’re getting an IBM 360! All things considered, probably a good thing. :D
  14. pitrow

    pitrow New Member

    Well, since my current job wasn't even a thought in anybody's head "back then", I'd probably have to say Blacksmith, or maybe whitesmith. Just something about causing metal to bend to my will appeals to me.
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  15. Ryan B

    Ryan B Knight of the Soapocracy

    I don't buy it there, my parents do... I just eat it.
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  16. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    Then, as now, I would be a teacher. Or (for those who have read "Harpo Speaks") King Alfonso's Anthem Man
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  17. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    a Butler. That would be my dream job.
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  18. tomnat

    tomnat accepting applications

    I think I would have to go with a butcher as well; just like my Grandfather.
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  19. Falcon43

    Falcon43 Active Member

    Back in my Great-Grandfathers time the family owned a general store and movie theater. I think I could really get into that!
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  20. johnus

    johnus Well-Known Member

    Same as now...Retired!(;-)

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