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Davis937
05-27-2010, 09:56 PM
Meaning, I don't think this topic has been posted previously ... although, given the far range of topics discussed here, I could be wrong ... anyway, when we all graduated from high school there were certain jobs or professions that we thought we would end up in ... for most of us, this didn't quite work out as planned ... my question: what did you want to be when you graduated from HS ... and ... what job or profession did you eventually end up in?

I'll start off: I wanted to be a broadcast journalist or a magazine writer ... my profession today ... a grant writer and program planner.

This should be interesting!

Ruud
05-28-2010, 04:40 AM
I wanted to be a sports teacher in highschool my profession today Online Marketing Manager

raiden031
05-28-2010, 04:45 AM
I wanted to be a software engineer. I am currently a software engineer.

hollywood9826
05-28-2010, 04:48 AM
I wanted to be a professional wrestler or HS Gym teacher. Now I work in IT.

spaceman_spiff
05-28-2010, 04:57 AM
I wanted to go far, far away.

Now, I live far, far away (on the other side of an ocean). Occasionally, I do some work.

Anaconda
05-28-2010, 06:00 AM
I never had an ambition in life. Nowadays i run out infront of cars and get injured. This way i take the drivers to court and make a lot of money.

jmverdugo
05-28-2010, 06:04 AM
I wanted to be a journalist/writer/professional musician (Still want too!) - I turned out to be an excelent Sales Engineer! (I am Mechanical Engineer actually).

Nuke
05-28-2010, 06:05 AM
Nowadays i run out infront of cars and get injured.

That's gotta be rough on your tennis game.

Davis937
05-28-2010, 10:06 AM
I wanted to be a software engineer. I am currently a software engineer.

Hey raiden ... you're probably in the minority ... but good for you ... you knew what you wanted and you achieved it!

Rockitdog
05-28-2010, 11:32 AM
I wanted to be a sports agent like Jerry McGuire!!! Now, a project manager! So close, yet so far....

albino smurf
05-28-2010, 11:55 AM
I planned on robbing banks. Now I am art director of some magazines. Go figure.

Serendipitous
05-28-2010, 12:16 PM
I wanted to be a cat....:mad:

mtommer
05-28-2010, 12:20 PM
I wanted to be a cat....:mad:

You look like one in your picture you use for your avatar.

:D

Joeyg
05-28-2010, 01:10 PM
When I graduated from high school, I tried to get into "Standford". Originally wanted to be a physician.

"Destiny" took a hand and I ended up a "medical professional".

Davis937
05-28-2010, 01:14 PM
When I graduated from high school, I tried to get into "Standford". Originally wanted to be a physician.

"Destiny" took a hand and I ended up a "medical professional".

... the university was probably disappointed in how you spelled its name ... you're probably better off today (i.e. happier and more content) not being a physician ...

Tina
05-28-2010, 01:17 PM
I'll start off: I wanted to be a broadcast journalist or a magazine writer ... my profession today ... a grant writer and program planner.


You have two jobs? a grant writer is very different from a program planner.

I want to a CEO of financial industry. Now, I am an instructor (or teacher):)

Tina
05-28-2010, 01:20 PM
When I graduated from high school, I tried to get into "Standford". Originally wanted to be a physician.

"Destiny" took a hand and I ended up a "medical professional".

Dr. Fedance must be excited to know this^_^.

Davis937
05-28-2010, 01:20 PM
You have two jobs? a grant writer is very different from a program planner.

I want to a CEO of financial industry. Now, I am an instructor (or teacher):)

Hey, Tina ... no, I couldn't handle two jobs (... takes away from one's tennis time) ... I do a little bit of both ... are you a college instructor ... what areas do you teach ...

subz
05-28-2010, 03:48 PM
I wanted to become a scientist and I became one :)

Now I hope that I invent something...make a lot of money from my patent and then do nothing.....

Sentinel
06-09-2010, 02:45 AM
I wanted to be an Olympic athlete, I am a pauper, a bum, I walk in parks without a care in the world.

chollyred
06-09-2010, 03:18 AM
I was going to be a chiropractor until a sadistic chemistry professor in college changed my mind. Then went into electronic engineering.

I'm a performance results manager for a major telecom.

proracketeer
06-09-2010, 04:36 AM
I wanted to be a nothing.
Now I am a software engineer with a beautiful wife and two lovely sons.