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August 22, 2009

"Great Jobs" That I Wouldn't Do

Donald Pittenger writes:

Dear Blowhards --

I saw it embroidered on baby togs. And I've noticed that there's a beverage by that name. It's Rock Star.

Got me to thinking. Thinking that just about the last so-called Great Job I'd want to have would be that of rock star. This assumes that I was young enough -- Mick Jagger's age, perhaps -- and had any musical abilities -- which I don't.

Another Great Job I'd be happy to avoid would be White House Press Secretary.

Yet another would be editor of Time magazine. Well, that's given the publication's current status of lacking any rational reason for continued existence. Forty years ago, and if offered a lot of independence, it really might have been a Great Job for little old me.

Fine and good. But, Mr. Negative Wise Guy (so you are thinking), just what fancy jobs would you take?

I wouldn't mind being a research director in a field I knew something about. Being a college professor would be okay too. What I really would like to be is a studio head in the styling department of a major automobile company.

And you?

Later,

Donald

posted by Donald at August 22, 2009




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After watching "the dutchess" and "the queen" , those are jobs I wouldn't do. Those women sacrificed their romantic choices and political opinions in service to their country.

Posted by: jz on August 22, 2009 2:09 PM



My great-uncle, Robert Sherrod, was the senior editor and later publisher of The Saturday Evening Post back in the sixties...when such a position REALLY mattered. I always thought he had the coolest job around.

Posted by: Charlton Griffin on August 22, 2009 9:10 PM



"Great" job that I'd avoid: President of US. Really, any job in politics.

Posted by: bryan on August 22, 2009 9:46 PM



1. Great American Novelist sounds good to me.
2. Ditto for Moon Base Commander.
3. Casting Director has an appeal also.

Posted by: mike shupp on August 23, 2009 1:09 AM



Pupu would have guessed it in a heart beat that Donald's dream job would have something to do with the styling of automobiles. A dream project could be to design a functional and stylish fridge inside a car. Hmmm,maybe not -- that would negatively correlate to the fact that Donald is also the 12th fussiest eater... :)

Posted by: Pupu on August 23, 2009 11:12 AM



I want Robert Osborne's job. I've seen at least as many movies as he has.

Posted by: miriam on August 23, 2009 2:34 PM



Rock Star is pretty much my dream job, but more realistically, in high school in the 80s, I thought being the Russian translator to the President was a very cool job. I guess today, it'd be an Arabic or Chinese translator

Posted by: JV on August 24, 2009 3:57 PM



Queen of England is a job I wouldn't want. I wouldn't mind being a book reviewer.

Posted by: hello on August 24, 2009 8:47 PM






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