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    Default What did you want to do when you left school?

    I was talking with an apprenctice last week and we were talking about career options. He asked me had I always wanted to do engineering

    It made me laugh because when I went to the careers office he asked me and I said

    "I want to be an actor or a professional boxer"

    His reply was "Grow up son and get real"

    So I did a "taster" training course in the Marines and got offered a place to which my parents said "No Bl**dy way"

    So I got an apprenticeship in Engineering. Done different types of engineering, modelling and always remained in some sort of fighting Karate, Jujitsu, MMA, Boxing over the years.

    What did you want to do? Did any of you achieve what you set out to do?

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    I wanted to be a mechanic with my own garage, I'm 3/4 of the way there, Im self employed but only mobile or working from home at the minute. My mum wanted me to be an accountant ha ha me in a suit, I've only worn a suit 4 times in my life (my wedding, my mums wedding and 2 funerals).

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveW555 View Post
    I wanted to be a mechanic with my own garage, I'm 3/4 of the way there, Im self employed but only mobile or working from home at the minute. My mum wanted me to be an accountant ha ha me in a suit, I've only worn a suit 4 times in my life (my wedding, my mums wedding and 2 funerals).
    I had a project engineering job where I had to wear a suit, give me coveralls anyday of the week!

    I worked at Parker in Cannock for a few months about 10 years ago

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    I wanted to be a truck driver, unfortunately i succeeded.

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    i left high school at 16 to be a mechanic did 3 months of the course and left to start a plumbing apprenticeship, 10 years later im a qualified gas central heating engineer and i wish i had stayed at college to be a mechanic cos i hate plumbing lol

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    Fire service or PE teacher...

    But i do the least physical job i've ever done with HSBC, and it bores me to death

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    First thing I wanted to do when I left school was go home for my tea.

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    PT instructor or PE teacher.

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    Lol, I saw the so called "Careers Officer", he said "what do you want to do", I old him I wasn't sure, gave him a list of things I was good at and asked his opinion, he told me to come back when I knew what I wanted to do - my next question "why".
    My mum finally nagged my dad into leaving, so I got a job in the local Woolworths as trainee manager, hated the requirement to backstab your colleagues to get advancement, joined RAF. Had 12 happy years there, my first wife refused to let me re-engage and had ******ed my assessments by her antics so I had no chance of getting my 3rd.
    Moved to sunny Shropshire as they were only ones offering housing. By then we had 3 kids, I was on continental 12 hour shifts, she was spending it faster than I could earn it, so she took up with someone with more money.
    Close to a full mental and physical breakdown I met my current wife, who straightened me out, stuck with me when all the crap broke my health, and we lived (mostly) happily ever after.

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    I wanted to be an engineer.

    Im getting there, ive done 2 years on a mechanical engineering degree and now on a placement for a very large company. Then il just need to do my final year at uni then its off out into the big bad world!

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