Fantasy Jobs that I have always wanted to Try

Do you have a fantasy job or jobs that you have always wanted to try? I’m not talking about the ones you wanted for your career but the jobs where you sometimes think “Hmmm… what would it be like to be in his or her shoes?”

I have. And still do as some of my younger days, I often fantasy roles that I would love to try my hands on but not necessarily have the passion of. You know, just to feel like walking in their shoes for a couple of days, weeks.

Here are some of my fantasy jobs to share with you…

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L’OrΓ©al Glampuss Receptionist
You know those kind of perfectly coiffed ladies in their smart grey suit, black killer 5-inch heels, carefully manicured nails and red lipsticks that stare you down at the entrance of L’OrΓ©al as if you are naked. Yup, I would love to be one even though I hate wearing heels. I did get to have a taste of being a receptionist last month, but that is a story for next post. Keep a lookout for it!

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Starbucks Barista
I don’t drink coffee, but the aroma smells so good I don’t mind being surrounded by it all day. I was a bartender during my school holidays some twenty years ago, and it had been nothing but fun. I don’t know if I still have the energy to keep up the pace but I would love to try out for a week or two just to reminisce the good old days and learning to make great coffee is a useful skill that I’m pretty sure my significant other will deeply appreciate.

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Second Hand Bookstore Minder
Or sales associate. I don’t know what you call them. Sadly, Singapore does not have much of these bookstores left even in Malaysia, it is hard pressed to locate them, and most of what is left are tended by their owners. Too many of the readers have turned their backs away from paperbacks and hard copies, choosing e-reading instead, leading a slow, steady death of brick and mortar bookstores. The thing is that I really love second-hand books and I have a healthy collection of them. So I really would like to be surrounded by the dusty, moldy smell of old books all day and all night.

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Traffic Warden
Maybe it is a fetish of mine to see drivers dashed across the road so they can reach their cars in time before I issue a summon for wrongful parking. Or it may be derived from the satisfaction that I will get when I issue fines to inconsiderate drivers who park at handicap lots when they are abled bodies. Somewhat strange, given that I don’t drive at all and I feel so strongly about equality road use and road safety.

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Door Bitch
She’s the queen of the hottest clubs. She will either make you shrivel and die in front of your so-called good buddies when she denied you entry to the coolest club or give you instant access without having to queue (and beg) for hours. Yes, I want to be in her shoes even just for a night. To be the judge of who makes the cut and who stays in the line. It’ll be so out of character for me for once to let the bitchy side of me reign free.

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DJ
Maybe I had too many decent day jobs and not enough night jobs to quench my thirst for night jobs. I would really love to be a DJ for a night, playing a mix of retro, house and radio pop music. The real satisfaction comes from folks bobbing their heads and grooving to the beat. But I guess there are too many technicalities involved, and I’ll gladly settle for a door bitch instead. At least, I know I don’t have to practice my killer glare. I do it all day with my cats when they are naughty.

So there you have it! 6 fantasy jobs that I would love to try my hands on. Calling all companies out there if you have a vacancy for the above positions and don’t mind exploiting free labour for a day or two, I’m game to try.

Do you have a fantasy job as well? Come and share it with us in the comments below!

53 Comments Add yours

  1. thiaBasilia says:

    O little one! You are a trip & one half! Laughter! I do have a sort of ‘fantasy job’ but, you do not have such fantasy! Don’t blame you. This life of mine is not a fantasy job at all, but! It’s a dream come true for me. Much love.
    BTW I am now an author in https://yoursuccessinspirer.com/

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    1. Kally says:

      Congratulations, Thia!! I’m so happy that you’re an author!!

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      1. thiaBasilia says:

        Hoopie! My head is swelled up but! My ego is crushed! hahaha! sold an amazing 4 books total. earned the fortune $1.40!!!
        The precious within me? Delighted. $1.4o seed of faith in 2016. $1.40 x 1000= $14000 x 1000 = $140000000! in 2017. All needed to set me in the head to build the garden of my dreams & my bee hives to feed us in the hard times coming!!! Behold! The power of love from on high. It never fails. It always avails!!!!
        Email me when your event takes place. I am Waiting with you. Much love, thiaBasilia. πŸ™‚

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        1. Kally says:

          Thia, I always love that enthusiastic spirit of yours. You are bursting full of passion and sunshine!!

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          1. thiaBasilia says:

            Ah! The sunshine in my soul sure helps in this cold winter time! lol Thanks! πŸ™‚

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  2. braddahr says:

    When I was younger my dream job was a gynaecologist/obstetrician. Then I clued in that I might have to deal with a delivery death. That would destroy me.

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    1. Kally says:

      Being an obgyn is an honorable job with their duties to ensure safety and wellbeing of two lives, the mother and the child.

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  3. Wow Kally what a presentation and we all have these fantasy kind of jobs running in our mind. Ya I too would like to do so many things. Lovely.

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you, my dear!

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  4. Kally, you have an amazing gift. I really only have 1 fantasy job and that would be to drum in a successful group (actually anything to do with music would be good) I always enjoy your posts. Hope everything is going well with the new life and look forward to reading more from you when you start your maternity leave xoxo

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you, Dave!!! You’ll make a rather cool drummer!!

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  5. Miriam says:

    Love this post! I’m with you on the DJ front, I always wanted to spin out the tunes. And like Dave above vice always wanted to play the drums in a band. Hope all’s well with you Kally. Keep dreaming 😊

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    1. Kally says:

      Super glad you love this post! I enjoyed writing this post as well. All is well! Have a great weekend!!

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      1. Miriam says:

        You too Kally.

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  6. Bea dM says:

    Never thought of it, but I’d probably do a great job as a nasty traffic warden on a mission to try to clean up a bit of the horrendous traffic-blocking double parking in this city, most of which goes un-fined 😦

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    1. Kally says:

      Hahaha.. I would love to see you in a traffic warden uniform with a scowl on your face. πŸ™‚

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      1. Bea dM says:

        Yes, that’s pretty funny!

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  7. Iulia Halatz says:

    Dear Kally, this is a wonderful topic, as all of yours :). Well, I would have liked to be the editor at a Publishing House and also to be in charge with the art and design of the book covers. I would like to have my own publishing house or bookshop where to present the stories of books in words and colors. I also like second hand books because of the price and the smell and because I wanted to recreate the collection of books I had in my parents’ house.

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    1. Kally says:

      Oooo.. I love second hand books too!! I think your dream of being an editor is something within reach with your passion. πŸ™‚ welcome to MiddleMe!

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  8. tatianakepos says:

    Love this post!

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you for telling me!

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  9. I’ve done the coffee house and DJ gigs… They were great but I tell you that I would go back to the coffee house gig in a heartbeat! Perhaps I can open a coffeehouse with books and be the DJ there… Now THAT would be my fantasy come true.

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    1. Kally says:

      That would be such a unique business!! DJ Coffee House! Wow! With your creativity, it’s no wonder that you’re are a great author.

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  10. Being a DJ would be great – I would be horrible at it, though.

    I think some time as a rock star would be pretty awesome myself.

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    1. Kally says:

      Rock star? Wow!! That would be something! With thousands of fans screaming your name and you bringing Choppy on world tour. πŸ™‚

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  11. dvaal says:

    I share some of these. I would say my number one fantasy job is to be the equine trainer of a leading dressage facility.
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    1. Kally says:

      Wow! That’s some unique job there. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. That was a very good list, I compliment you, there is one thing I do not like you as and that is the door bitch. I can’t think of any jobs I would really want at my advanced age, unless it would be president.

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    1. Kally says:

      Wow! President! Well, my dad used to say nothing is impossible. I’m sure you’ll make a great president πŸ™‚

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  13. Lyrebird says:

    When I was young, my fantasy job was working in the ice-cream shop or cake shop and I did it. Now, I wishes I am a dress makers.

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    1. Kally says:

      What is it like working in an ice-cream shop? All you can eat sundaes? Must be yummy!

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  14. Jordan says:

    I seriously thought about picking up a few shifts at one of the local Starbucks here in Dalian, China – mostly to practice my Chinese, but also for the caffeine. :o)

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    1. Kally says:

      You should try it!! I think it will be a great memory and of course, all that caffeine… lol!

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  15. akinadmin says:

    I wanted to be a spaceship captain … πŸ™‚

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    1. Kally says:

      Ahhh.. Star Wars or Star Trek fan?

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      1. akinadmin says:

        both πŸ™‚

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        1. Kally says:

          Have you catch the Rogue One? I just did that and I think it’s awesome.

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          1. akinadmin says:

            I missed it … by the way: greetings from Vienna πŸ™‚ and sorry about the nickname … didn’t know that the system would use this one, not my real one πŸ™‚

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          2. Kally says:

            You’ll need to catch the movie on DVD then. And hi from Kuala Lumpur! By the way, I visited Wien in 2015 and I fell in love with the city! Love the people, love the buildings and love the cakes!

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  16. The Otaku Judge says:

    I imagine being a traffic warden wouldn’t be much fun. No one likes getting a ticket.

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    1. Kally says:

      I can imagine you bobbing your head to the music while holding the headset to one of your ears, screaming to the crowd ‘are you ready?’ Lol

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