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When you were 10, what job did you want to do ?


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I wanted to be one of the idle rich. Totally failed at that, wrong parents for a start. 

My aspirations weren’t quite as high as that but at a very early age I was pretty sure I didn’t want to do anything that involved hard work, I just wanted to be a lazy b@stard and for the 51 years sin

I got over the train driver/astronaut thing quite early. To be an astronaut when I was 10 you had to be American or Russian, and where I lived lots of trains went to places like Manchester and Birming

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I got over the train driver/astronaut thing quite early. To be an astronaut when I was 10 you had to be American or Russian, and where I lived lots of trains went to places like Manchester and Birmingham.

I still fancied being a pilot or a cruise ship captain, but discovered that you needed maths; and I quickly realised at senior school that I was useless at maths and science. 

To my surprise I found that I was good at languages. I thought about doing translating/interpreting but most of the subject matter was deadly boring.

So I taught languages for 40 years.

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I wanted to join the navy, so I did, you'll not last 3 years says my mum... stuck it for 27, when another opportunity came knocking.

I quite fancied being a train driver too, I revisited that idea once I had left the navy only to find I was too old.

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1 hour ago, Biker said:

I revisited that idea once I had left the navy only to find I was too old.

Ah yes, all the train drivers I see are young, fit, active sorts of people!                      :taz:

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19 minutes ago, spinynorman said:

I wanted to be one of the idle rich. Totally failed at that, wrong parents for a start. :biggrin:

My aspirations weren’t quite as high as that but at a very early age I was pretty sure I didn’t want to do anything that involved hard work, I just wanted to be a lazy b@stard and for the 51 years since I was ten I’ve more or less succeeded.

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I wanted to be a cop and completed my time, retiring last year. Whilst I have many fond memories, it is like all the other jobs with ups and downs. At the end it had changed that much it hardly resembled the job I started.  I’m sure the young un’s will be happy with one less dinosaur (even though I was only 48) in the job.

Do gooders gone mad a tell ya, a society of children who want for nowt and have too much to say!

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Wanted to be a vet early on but after being allowed to watch some procedures at the local vets surgery gave that idea up pretty rapidly...too much ess-aitch-eye-tee involved. Eventually got a job in research at ICI Plant Protection, specialising in entomology, but only stuck it for 7 years as research is soooooo boring. Spells in engineering and carpentry followed, culminating in retraining as a horticulturist. That lasted 21 years until I retired. Like @BondandBigM, I generally thought of work as a nuisance...preventing me from just lazing around. I clearly remember the feeling I had after my first days work...'Christ! Is this what I've just let myself in for, for the next 48 years'...

Still, I got there in the end and can finally 'laze around' doing whatever I like, when I like. Should have done it years ago....:laughing2dw:

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God knows - can't remember that far back!! I had vague aspirations (delusions?) when I was in my teens of becoming a photographer but ended up going to a local college to study Food Technology (not sure how those two are linked). I did a year or so working in the industry & decided I hated it. In 1987, after an utterly depressing stint of pushing trolleys around & packing bags at Sainsbury's, I applied for a job at another local college (now a university) for the post of a science technician. I've been there ever since & consider myself lucky as, on the whole, I really do enjoy the job :thumbs_up: 

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At 10 I think I wanted to be a railway signalman

At 6 I wanted to drive steam trains

Never in my young mind did I ever envisage doing what I am doing :laugh:

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All I wanted to be was a football player and to be fair went pritty far until a injury forced me out off the game when I was 17 years young oh well , Im happy and loving life would I feel the same in pro football probably not 

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52 minutes ago, WRENCH said:

Before I went to school I wanted to be a ;

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I can sort a day on one for you 

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At my new recycling works they have about a dozen bin lorries that go out and collect trade waste, mostly glass from pubs and cardboard, they just took delivery of a nice 70 plate Merc artic as well. They are always looking for people to go out on them with a driver.

 

 

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2 minutes ago, BondandBigM said:

I’ll take the new Merc every day of the week. It even has cameras instead of wing mirrors.

 

 

Here's the latest tech in timber loading,

 

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14 hours ago, BondandBigM said:

I can sort a day on one for you 

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At my new recycling works they have about a dozen bin lorries that go out and collect trade waste, mostly glass from pubs and cardboard, they just took delivery of a nice 70 plate Merc artic as well. They are always looking for people to go out on them with a driver.

 

 

So have you given the engineering trade the hoof now then?

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8 hours ago, Biker said:

So have you given the engineering trade the hoof now then?

Yes I have, after the furlough I went back but we were only there a few weeks and the company decided to have a full shutdown and forced us to use our holidays. They were paying people off and trying to cut people’s wages. Just the usual, we were supplying parts to the yellow goods manufactures and it has tanked, not many people queuing up to buy £100+k big yellow diggers so when I got the chance of this job I jumped at it rather than wait until every man and his dog is unemployed and looking for work.


 

 

 

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32 minutes ago, BondandBigM said:

Yes I have, after the furlough I went back but we were only there a few weeks and the company decided to have a full shutdown and forced us to use our holidays. They were paying people off and trying to cut people’s wages. Just the usual, we were supplying parts to the yellow goods manufactures and it has tanked, not many people queuing up to buy £100+k big yellow diggers so when I got the chance of this job I jumped at it rather than wait until every man and his dog is unemployed and looking for work.

Sounds like a wise move... Good for you.

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