I don't have a dream job, but i wish I did. Funny this should come up today. I've been struggling with this kind of subject for over a month now. In a half an hour I'll be telling my shrink about a possible new opportunity for me. After that I'll be telling my mom, and I can only hope she will not be a dream smasher.
I like my current job fine...I do bookkeeping for my mom's business, which could someday be mine. But I sooooo do not want it. I used to, but then I realized it was a future I was simply settling for and not something I actually want to do. If it were, I would have gotten my Real Estate License by now. But, just because I don't wanna own the place doesn't mean I wanna quit anytime soon. It's very comfortable here, I make good money for the hours I work, my schedule is flexible and my boss-mom babysits my kids when I need to work late. However. The business is simply existing and surviving, which is actually great considering the economy, but! It means I won't be getting a raise anytime soon and my hours will not increase. I'm on salary based on 30 hours a week...I average about 20 and take the rest out of vacation pay (I have hundreds of hours and can't afford a real vacation) I'd take another cut and go down to a salary based on 20 or 25 hours, but I'm already broke as fuck. So for now, I'll stick with the vacation pay thing.
At this rate, I'm never going to be able to afford to live on my own (which I currently have no desire for, but in a few years, yeah), I can't afford to fix my car or buy a new one, I can't afford to pay off my credit cards which I am currently dodging phone calls for.
So, I'm hoping this opportunity works out. It would be nice to have a goal, something to work for, some kind of future, instead of just...existing. It wouldn't be my dream job, but I would be more fulfilled by it for sure.
I suppose if I could do ANYTHING as a job and be guaranteed pay, regardless of qualifications, I would be an artist. I have SO much to learn as an artist and there's no way in hell I could make a living off of it.
That, or I would do set design for TV, movies and plays. When I went to school for interior design I was introduced to that kind of job. Unfortunately, I'd have to move to a big city and I just can't do that...I'm rooted here, I like it here, I wouldn't uproot my kids and I don't have the qualifications anyway...but it sounded fun :)