I spend a lot of time looking at the Department of Labor wage determination. Now more than usual because I'm updating all of our price lists which means that I have to retype the wages of 106 jobs in 18 different counties in California and Texas.
Morticians make a lot of money.
As do Dental Hygienists.
I suppose that makes sense. They're putting their fingers in places most people would shy away from.
Carnival Equipment Workers make $9.67/hr in LA County. This is something to think about the next you head over to the midway to take a turn on the Tilt-a-Hurl.
Did you know that there is a job designation of Chore Aide? Where I come from that is called Your Little Brother. I use to make Casey play this game called Let's Do the Dishes!!!!! I would say it with all those exclamation points and do spirit fingers. He fell for it every time.
I sometimes look at the list and imagine what it would be like to have a certain job.
For instance, I imagine that if I were a Cartographic Technician, making $25.06/hr in Beaumont Texas, I would spend my days in a dusty basement and the walls would be lined with old school maps of the USSR and Zaire and Rhodesia. I would have a bust of Columbus sitting on my roll top desk and a globe that lit up.
That's my favorite job on the list, by the way. I think about that one a lot. Wouldn't it be amazing to spend your day looking at maps? No? Maybe you don't love maps the way I love maps.
Okay, so if being a Cartographic Technician doesn't wow you, what does? What's your dream job? And I'm talking Big Dream Job, here. I don't want to hear any of this "Well, the job I have is pretty okay," business.
Mine? Travel Writer. Astronaut. Flower Deliverer (it's a dream because my allergies would never be able to handle the smell.) Person who names lipstick colors. Wayne Newton's Back-up Singer. Book Mobile Driver (I stole that one from Amanda. It's just the best idea ever!) Cartographic Technician.