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What would you like to quit your day job to do?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on September 3, 2007

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Photo of Mike Sander

“It’s strange; I quit my day job to get a real job. I used to run a comic book store, and now I work for the man. I would go back to doing that if I could make enough money.”

Photo of Hannah Luetke-Stahlman

Travel the world doing humanitarian work with the Red Cross.”

Photo of John Rogers

“Probably just spend more time with my wife and son, write and travel - in that order.”

Photo of Kate Repp

“I would probably like to be a news broadcaster. I would like people to recognize me from TV.”

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justfornow 6 years, 7 months ago

A very highly paid porn star.

Peter Duncan


acg 6 years, 7 months ago

hehee, kneejerk, you put the wrong emPHASis on the wrong syLLAble. :)


kneejerkreaction 6 years, 7 months ago

acg (Anonymous) says: Highly paid ass ass in.

Let's see if the LJW removes this syllabic reorganization.


acg 6 years, 7 months ago

Yeah I would definitely put ammo in the budget, then. :)


logicsound04 6 years, 7 months ago

You know that question the high school guidance counselor always asks--"what would you do if you had a million dollars?"--the idea being that the answer should be your career path because you would choose to do what you truly loved if money weren't an issue. Well, with me, my answer would be "nothing". If I had a million dollars I'd like to do absolutely nothing.

Yeah, well that's a false question anyway, because no one ever says they'd like to clean up sh*t if they had a million dollars


staff04 6 years, 7 months ago

Two chicks at the same time...


PatKirk 6 years, 7 months ago

What I did. Publish my book "One Touch from the Maker". if you are interested and if LJW lets this go in.


RETICENT_IRREVERENT 6 years, 7 months ago

acg, Always the violence... I assume you have included ammo in your budgeting?


mom_of_three 6 years, 7 months ago

If I could quit my day job, I would like to stay home more and be there when my kids got home from school.
I would also like to finish my bachelor's degree, and be a historical researcher.
I don't want to write a book, but be someone who helps research it.


manyblessings 6 years, 7 months ago

Wow, I think being a housewife and stay it home mother is the best job ever. I wouldn't trade it for the world! I wish more mothers were able to stay home and work things out so they could be with their children more.


Kookamooka 6 years, 7 months ago

Chewyfally! Go FOR IT!! It's not too late. Kids need band instructors who really want to be band instructors.

I love that they actually interviewed a horse jockey! That would have been MY dream job.


soiledbrown 6 years, 7 months ago

i would steal from target and sell it to yellowhouse. then we would turn the cameras off and smoke pot and clean guns.


chewyfally 6 years, 7 months ago

High School or Junior High band teacher (or music instructor)


yellowhouse 6 years, 7 months ago

I would become a POLICE CHIEF! :}


devildog 6 years, 7 months ago

"Next to being the political adviser for the President, I'd like to be the LJWorld's "Managing Editor for Convergence," whatever that is:"

"Convergence" is merely an euphemism for "monopoly."


H_Lecter 6 years, 7 months ago

Follow all of Rick Steves' videos..


Pywacket 6 years, 7 months ago

I would become a perpetual student, taking any class in any subject that interested me. A lot of them would be art classes. I would learn to work with glass and metals, learn more about watercolor painting, become good at making ceramics, and learn a lot more about the history of art & architecture. I'd study evolving photographic techniques from the 1800s beginnings to the present--and learn to take great photos myself.

I'd take more anthropology classes, brush up on math (I used to love doing quadratic equations), study historical peroids that perticularly interest me, such as the early 20th century decades embracing the world wars...

I'd learn more about horticulture and plant genetics--maybe try my hand at breeding new rose or iris varieties, and more about hardscapes and landscape architecture in general..

Since this is fantasy, my studies would involve a great deal of travel and I'd get to see some of the timeless art, architecture, and gardens around the world.

I can't imagine ever getting tired of reading about and learning new things. Now, if only I could be adopted by some rich philanthropist who would pay for my continuing education while expecting nothing but gratitude in return.


JJE007 6 years, 7 months ago

I would become a licensed trash recycler and explore a multitude of creative wastes of time, becoming a certifiable Lawrence Looney. In my spare time I would be a hunter/gatherer, world traveler, student of physics and talk show host or parasite. Weekends would be spent in a haze of drugs and booze. The second week of my new life would find me dead and/or living under the bridge.


ms_canada 6 years, 7 months ago

Being a house wife is the worst job ever. What would I like to do instead? Let me think about that for a minute........... I think I would just go back to the job I had before I became a housewife/mother. I would go back to emerg. room nursing. I liked that a lot. Never a dull moment.


Kat Christian 6 years, 7 months ago

Sing my heart out to the world. Almost got started there...just too many obstacles in the way and it just wore me out. So now I just sing to myself and my grandchildren. Yahoo, not a bad deal either.


gl0ck0wnr 6 years, 7 months ago

Holy crap! It's Comic Book Store Guy. Worst. Job. Ever.


Dixie Jones 6 years, 7 months ago

i love all 3 of my jobs wouldnt wanna quit any of them but if i did i would want to be a trauma nurse/flight nurse


Sigmund 6 years, 7 months ago

Next to being the political adviser for the President, I'd like to be the LJWorld's "Managing Editor for Convergence," whatever that is...


classclown 6 years, 7 months ago

Play an instrument poorly on a street corner for change.


cutny 6 years, 7 months ago

bcman--or you could just continue working your day job and writing lame repsonses to OTS quesitons. That way everybody wins!


nobody1793 6 years, 7 months ago

The comic store guy looks exactly like the comic book guy in the Simpsons. Ha Ha. "Worst OTS ever."


sgtwolverine 6 years, 7 months ago

I kind of already did that. Well, I didn't really quit my job; they had to let me go. But now I'm doing something I actually want to do.


thebcman 6 years, 7 months ago

write witty headlines for the Journal-World.


sunflower_sue 6 years, 7 months ago

Go shopping for bug eye glasses...and eat bon bons on the couch while watching some horrid soap opera...with my bug eye glasses on.


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