General Discussion: Ideal job thread


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Rirawin
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9230 posts since 17/7/05

27 Nov 2007 20:16
Homer wrote: prolly


No degree required either Cool

My mate is out in NZ training to be an airline pilot with BA for a year. Gets his own apartment, car and leather briefcase Laughing out loud When he's fully trained and qualified he only has to work two weeks a month. Hoping to go visit him in Easter time.
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

27 Nov 2007 20:17
Rirawin wrote:
Homer wrote: prolly


No degree required either Cool

My mate is out in NZ training to be an airline pilot with BA for a year. Gets his own apartment, car and leather briefcase Laughing out loud When he's fully trained and qualified he only has to work two weeks a month. Hoping to go visit him in Easter time.

You have Pm (well once ive written it)
El Bongo
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2994 posts since 15/8/06

27 Nov 2007 20:18
Just out of interest; What is required, previous flying experiance I suspect?
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

27 Nov 2007 20:23
A large wallet or luck
Rirawin
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9230 posts since 17/7/05

27 Nov 2007 20:29
Yeah a large wallet helps. My friend was fortunate enough as a kid and through his teenage life to afford to have flying lessons. You need a set amount of time up in the air and familiar with flight instruments before you can even apply for the job. You've got flight experience ain't you Homer? going from some of the pics I've seen you post in the past.

My friend is a lucky cunt, came out with A-levels, never bothered with Uni, went to do some outdoors activity course, did some office work then got through to train as an airline pilot… Same age as me. Rather depressing Sad
El Bongo
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2994 posts since 15/8/06

27 Nov 2007 20:32
As I thought, I'll dream on. Cheers
Kingmob07
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8949 posts since 11/5/07

27 Nov 2007 20:33
Film critic, scriptwriter, film journal….something..filmy.
Homer
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27 Nov 2007 20:37
Rirawin wrote: Yeah a large wallet helps. My friend was fortunate enough as a kid and through his teenage life to afford to have flying lessons. You need a set amount of time up in the air and familiar with flight instruments before you can even apply for the job. You've got flight experience ain't you Homer? going from some of the pics I've seen you post in the past.

My friend is a lucky cunt, came out with A-levels, never bothered with Uni, went to do some outdoors activity course, did some office work then got through to train as an airline pilot… Same age as me. Rather depressing Sad

Yea got the first licenses so 40 odd hours
doo888
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1042 posts since 8/7/03

27 Nov 2007 21:32
Getting your PPL sorted is pretty much a head start already no?
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

27 Nov 2007 21:44
Definitely but its a long road
moog
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577 posts since 18/3/07

27 Nov 2007 22:20
A pilot came in to college on a careers day he reckoned about 80k to get the license you need to be a commercial pilot.
Popeye Doyle
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1979 posts since 26/1/07

27 Nov 2007 22:27
somebody i know, who is on the road to becoming a commercial pilot is being sponsored through uni - and then on through till she achieves what she needs to become a commercial pilot. So i'm guessing sponsorship is the best way to go…
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

27 Nov 2007 22:27
moog wrote: A pilot came in to college on a careers day he reckoned about 80k to get the license you need to be a commercial pilot.

Sounds about right, perhaps a tad high
Mr X
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7053 posts since 12/7/07

27 Nov 2007 22:42
Things must have changed a lot in recent years because my cousin is a female pilot (not many about) and has been for more than 15 years until she got pregnant this year.

She had to have a degree as well as many years of training. Pilots for all major airlines have to be tested on simulators routinely every two weeks I think. Waking up at odd hours and having to fly on call, stay in hotels for a few hours here and there. It's a hard job… you need to be very intelligent.

Rirawin wrote: No degree required either

My mate is out in NZ training to be an airline pilot with BA for a year.
Charles Winthorpe III
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5474 posts since 29/7/05

27 Nov 2007 23:11
Nokia Boy wrote: Things must have changed a lot in recent years because my cousin is a female pilot (not many about) and has been for more than 15 years until she got pregnant this year.

She had to have a degree as well as many years of training. Pilots for all major airlines have to be tested on simulators routinely every two weeks I think. Waking up at odd hours and having to fly on call, stay in hotels for a few hours here and there. It's a hard job… you need to be very intelligent.

Rirawin wrote: No degree required either

My mate is out in NZ training to be an airline pilot with BA for a year.

what you trying to say Laughing out loud

i expect the top airlines would give preference if you had a degree ..no?.. unless you wanna work for aeroflot, or if you're planning the doha to lahore route where i encountered amongst other things, a goat on the airplane and the pilot smoking whilst taking off?!?!

dream job - originally i wanted to be an actor, but it quickly dawned on me that i'm not charasmatic enough and my accents suck ass.. plus, just cos i played kenickie in our high school production of grease. it dont make me no vincent gallo. i'd say in a perfect world, i'd love to be a filmaker. however, again in reality my stories are shit and its been pointed out to me that everything i write has already been made or is another film in a different setting.. eg i wrote a story/treatment when i was younger which was basically die hard in a high school environment - see toy soldiers.



Oasisunit
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5169 posts since 8/5/03

27 Nov 2007 23:53
added to my list:

fashion photographer for a womens high fashion mag

actually any job that i can make alot of money and keep long hair and wear skinny jeans everyday is fine wit me
Hello World
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12100 posts since 7/3/05

28 Nov 2007 21:58
What are your skills? all of your ideal jobs are more specialised talent + luck. Long hair and skinny jeans wont be important when your 30.
Larry
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1980 posts since 9/9/03

29 Nov 2007 01:26
I've got my ideal "job", started up a company. Has its hard days, but mostly great fun and really varied, one week you could be thinking about new products, the next writing code, the next thinking up marketing schemes.
Oasisunit
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5169 posts since 8/5/03

29 Nov 2007 05:09
Hello World wrote: What are your skills? all of your ideal jobs are more specialised talent + luck. Long hair and skinny jeans wont be important when your 30.

My skills are very unpractical and are in the creative fields (I write music and some poetry,essays stuff like that) where yes you need alot of luck and talent to be successful and make a career out of it, i'm still going to give them a go as you only live once,etc. I am doing a degree in economics/marketing right now (economics degrees can get you alot of money in the States right now) just as a backup incase my real goals fail and I hate it really, but I don't want to end up getting a Mcjob.
kie
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1666 posts since 9/7/03

29 Nov 2007 10:50
Anything where I'd be interacting with people alot and get to travel. Obviously becoming a tefl teacher is more of a gap-year thing without much of a future but it seems to allow a far better quality of life than I'd be looking at having in this country in the foreseeable future, and meets my ideal job criteria I suppose. Think that's what I'll do for a while.

I was planning on leaving in January but decided I wanted to try and have a bit more money behind me before leaving because I don't really plan on coming back. Starting a job on Monday but besides getting to have free dinners with suppliers it sounds shite and they want blood for pretty shit money.

I made terrible choices all the way through but I figure that the tefl thing is a nice way of escaping and I'm sure that there are opportunities in lots of the countries (eg. Korea and Japan) that you could kick your way into, besides recruitment which is all I ever hear of people crossing over to.