What careers didn't appeal to you as a child?

TCRAIG

Member Since 2010 SS/OKW/HH/BCV/WLV/BLT/GF
Joined
Jun 17, 2011
Nurse, teacher or secretary- pretty much the only 3 professional jobs open to women when I was a kid…I wanted to design ‘stuff’ or fix televisions…
 

Colleen27

DIS Veteran
Joined
Mar 31, 2007
Anything involving bodily fluids. I realized pretty early on in life that I don't have what it takes to be a doctor, nurse, preschool/early elem teacher, etc. because bodily fluids gross me out to the point of making me physically ill. It is a wonder I've survived motherhood.
 

amcnj

DIS Veteran
Joined
Sep 10, 1999
I don’t know that there was any job that didn’t sound appealing in some way as a child. Of course my knowledge of the wide variety of jobs was very limited.
 

MrsPete

DIS Veteran
Joined
Feb 24, 2002
Anything dealing with math.
Ironically, I am EXCELLENT with math -- I just hate it.
 

tvguy

Question anything the facts don't support.
Joined
Dec 15, 2003
I can't think of any. When I was a kid the whole idea of me just showing up and they give me money was a win-win situation
 

BlueStarryHat

South Philly Girl
Joined
Apr 23, 2013
I only ever wanted to do something that would let me draw and design, so nothing else appealed to me. I guess I didn't like the idea of doing repetitive stuff, like an assembly line. My mother worked in a box factory putting boxes together all day, and she always spoke of how much she hated it.
 

barkley

DIS Veteran<br><font color=orange>If I ever have a
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Apr 6, 2004
anything involving sales. from a kid's perspective i knew that i often heard 'we can't buy that right now' or 'that's too expensive to buy' so my brain figured that if times got really tough people could stop buying things which meant people who sold things wouldn't be able to be paid. i figured it was smarter to go with jobs people couldn't (in my mind) choose to go without-teachers, nurses...
 

CGB

Imagining the Impossible!
Joined
Jul 1, 2014
Anything medical. I remember visiting my uncle in a VA hospital around age 9 and it scared me to death. When my husband was sick and I had to hook up his IV meds here at the house for about a month five years ago, oh boy, did I suck it up, buttercup. :)
 

HopperFan

"It's a bug-eat-bug world out there, princess."
Joined
Sep 6, 2003
Anything involving the sight of real blood. 🩸

I totally could have worked in the horror industry with fake blood. ❤️
 

Mysterian

Perfectly Impractical
Joined
Aug 2, 2020
Anything involving the sight of real blood. 🩸

I totally could have worked in the horror industry with fake blood. ❤️
That's probably not uncommon. Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream director Wes Craven actually walked out of Reservoir Dogs during the torture scene.
(EDIT: no real blood was used, but the scene was more realistic than typical horror scenes.)
 

Mysterian

Perfectly Impractical
Joined
Aug 2, 2020
I honestly didn't put much thought in about what I didn't want as a career. I'm sure I wouldn't have wanted to be a garbage man.
 

Kimkimba

Miracles happen to those who believe - I believe,
Joined
Feb 24, 2002
Doctor, nurse, teacher.

I actually didn’t know what I wanted to be and one of my professors said I should major in accounting.

I am an accountant. But just because you’re good at it doesn’t mean you enjoy it.
 

h518may

Mouseketeer
Joined
Jan 14, 2008
Nursing, my Grandmother was a nurse and I saw a little of what she did and wanted nothing to do with any of it.
 









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