Anybody ever have a "dream job"?
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|Sun, 06-23-2013 - 10:42am|
Why I'm asking - as I posted before, my son quit his job with Liberty Mutual Insurance in Boston and now he's working for NBC Sports Network, Tell me, what 24 yr. old male or female wouldn't want a job working for a sports network (i.e. ESPN) where you & I know employees get to attend games, travel & get some pretty nice perks. Whether it's working for Google, Apple or some other dream job - let's face it - working for "certain" companies does have its advantages. Especially even if the salary is lower, the "perks" make up for it. Briefly, I visited my Mom yesterday & apparently my son talked to her because he prefers "grandma's" advice or me, his mother. Apparently, he thinks an 89 yr. old grandmother has more wisdom & advice than a 59 yr. old mother. Well, whatever. So, my Mom told me yes, he had 2 job offers. Guess what the other one was? He turned down an offer with Harvard Medical School. Really??? Then I thought about it & if you're 24 yrs. old, yes I would probably choose NBC Sports over Harvard Medical. Unless you're into meds & science - which my son is not. I will have to say, NBC Sports does beat out working for an insurance company. I'm hoping he will be happy & not screw it up.
As for me, my only "dream job" was in my 20's working for Webb Institute of Naval Architecture in Glen Cove, NY. At the time, I was the same age as the college students. The dream part was during the summers, a co-worker & I would spend our lunch time on the beach & sunbathe for an hour. In addition, we got invited to several dances & working there was a blast.
Fast forward to today - I want to let everyone know I passed both exams to getting my real estate license. The exams were hard but I studied well. Now I'm encountering the difficult part. I've been interviewing with several brokers & what I'm gathering is given the high unemployment & recent recession, real estate brokers are not so quick in hiring. I'm in limbo at the moment waiting to hear from a few brokers. If nothing pans out, I start Plan B - giving my application to property management companies. Plan C = getting a regular job. Wishing I had the luck or ease my son has in finding a job - or better yet - wishing I was 24 yrs. old again - not.