In Response to the Daily Prompt Money for Nothing (February 15, 2016):
If you’re like most of us, you need to earn money by working for a living. Describe your ultimate job. If you’re in your dream job, tell us all about it — what is it that you love? What fulfills you? If you’re not in your dream job, describe for us what your ultimate job would be.
On the surface, I have a fairly simple dream, really. Of course, I would love to do what I love (writing and drawing). I could achieve this by writing books and creating the illustrations for them. Whenever I talk to published authors or painters, I can sense the excitement they have for they created.
When I really think about it, there are things about my current job that I like and would like to incorporate in the future. On one hand, being a published author would make me my own boss. On the other hand, I need to work with others on a regular basis. I would love the chance to work on a full team while creating artistic works…or designing for an advertising campaign.
I would even like to incorporate a chance at leadership. Moving upward to become an art director would also be a teaching role.
With that taken care of, I would also like to work in a fun, positive environment. For all the complaints many — including myself — have about Google, it really seems like a fun place to work. It’s like a playground, with great health plans and stock options. Its customer service needs work, to make an understatement. Some also state the pressure to work and stay on campus, but they say the experience is an overwhelmingly positive one.
Additionally, I would like to know that I’m making a positive impact on clients, customers, and the world. So that would be different than Google.
Basically, I would want a mixture of what I stated above:
- a workplace where I get to work with others,
- A place where I get to write and design things
- A career with health, dental, a good vacation package and leave, and a good retirement plan.
If I could have the above while making a positive impact, that would be great.