Imagine this: You receive a phone call and the person on the other end tells you that you are the lucky winner of your 'dream job.' No matter what it is, no matter where it is, you win your dream job at a salary that you feel is right for the job.
What would you say is your 'dream job?'
I happen to love what I do, but I would never say it is my 'dream job.' So, what would make up my dream job? I would have to say it would be one in which I had several employees (could be 5 or 500, either way). It would be my own business or I would be the CEO, President, whatever, but would still have my hands in whatever day-to-day stuff that went on. As for the business itself, I would want to have a computing company that provided affordable training for people that wanted to learn how to use Windows, make the most of their digital cameras, make their own movies, etc. I would also provide service for users having trouble with their computers. Oh yeah, and we would sell items on eBay for consignment.
I would also provide sports collectibles. Yeah, I know, weird combination - computers and collectibles. But, that would combine two of the things I like most.
Of course, I would either have the business in the town where i live or in a nearby town with very little commuting involved.
And the salary? Between $75,000 - $100,000 would suit me just fine. In fact, I would have the salaries set up such that employees would earn a base rate plus commission on trainings or sales or something. I would only increase my salary based on what the company was doing overall and take a cut if the company takes a hit. In fact, all employees would participate in the program (or not work for me) as part of their contract. I don't have all the details, as there would certainly be a period of time for fluctuations, etc in which adjustments downward would be buffered as to limit the potential for hardship.
So, why don't I jump the ship I'm on right now and head for the dream? It's called a 'dream job' for a reason. I live in a very small town (less than 4000 people), and though I would guess many have computers, ipods, etc, I do not believe I could generate enough revenue to make it float for long. I could be wrong, of course, but I am not in the position to step out on that 'whim' right now to try it. Might i someday? You never know. Winning the lottery would go a long way in helping that move from 'dream' to reality... :-)
So, what's your 'dream job?'