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What is (or was) your “dream job”?

Posted - May 10, 2023

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  • 10578
    I used to get paid to watch/tend burn piles all night for BC forestry. Cheers!
      May 10, 2023 1:28 PM MDT
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  • 7404
    Oh wow! you were living the dream:) that sounds like a great way to make money. I’d that for free lol. 
      May 10, 2023 1:35 PM MDT
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  • 10578
    Maybe you would even pay then because they have to leave you with the keys to the Bobcat and you can goof around with it. Cheers! 
      May 10, 2023 1:45 PM MDT
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  • 13261
    People paying me to sit at home and do their taxes. It‘s the best commute.
      May 10, 2023 2:24 PM MDT
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  • 2964
    How did you learn to do taxes?  Is there a class to take?
      May 10, 2023 7:13 PM MDT
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  • 32853
    To do basic taxes, yes, most tax places (HR Block, Jackson Hewitt etc) have a short class you can take.  (A few weeks)  
    Basic taxes are pretty simple just fill in the blanks.  


      May 10, 2023 7:34 PM MDT
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  • 2964
    Do you have to be certified to charge people for your service?
      May 10, 2023 8:03 PM MDT
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  • 13261
    You need to be registered as an Electronic Return Originator (ERO) with the IRS to get licensed to use professional tax software (I use Intuit Proseries) and electronically sign and file returns for paying clients.

    They give you an Electronic Filing ID number or EFIN. Every legitimate tax company, large like H&R Block and small like mine, is a licensed ERO and holds one or more EFINs.
      May 10, 2023 10:21 PM MDT
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  • 2964
    Thank you, I'm going to look into it, appreciate the information. 
      May 11, 2023 4:47 AM MDT
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  • 32853
    I am sure there is a form or something you have to file to be able to efile for others.  I know some people who help others file but I don't know the details for certain.  
    I have filed my own for my business for about 15 yrs. And have filed for my kids since they became old enough to file. 
      May 11, 2023 4:38 AM MDT
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  • 13261
    It is a form called an application for Electronic Filing Identification Number as well as a consent for a background check.
      May 11, 2023 7:51 AM MDT
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  • 13261
    Six years at H&R Block, including teaching (but never taking) the basic tax class plus intermediate and advanced ones, another six years at a local tax company where I learned to do taxes for corporations, partnerships, and estates, and a year at a CPA firm before going on my own.

    I became an Enrolled Agent (IRS credential) along the way and was always good at attracting clients.

    With a couple hundred loyal clients and referrals plus advertising on Google and Yelp, my business is (thankfully) thriving, even in the offseason. This post was edited by Stu Spelling Bee at May 12, 2023 3:15 AM MDT
      May 10, 2023 10:12 PM MDT
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  • 2964
    Wow, you are very qualified.  I don't have 12 years left in my life to work towards anything.  Unless I can learn it quickly, it's not for me. If I had known how the last 17 years of my life would unfold I would have done things very differently.  Now it's too late fo everything.  This post was edited by Honey Dew at May 11, 2023 4:52 AM MDT
      May 11, 2023 4:50 AM MDT
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  • 7775
    Working for a drug dealer and stealing his money from him.
      May 10, 2023 3:43 PM MDT
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  • 13261
    That sounds dangerous.
      May 10, 2023 5:45 PM MDT
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  • 7775
    No bullet wounds or anything like that.
      May 10, 2023 7:30 PM MDT
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  • 10049
    Nature and travel photographer. 




      May 10, 2023 7:33 PM MDT
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  • 32853
    When I was young my dream job was to be a music producer.  
    Now, I don't really have a dream job.  I am just happy to work and be able to pay my bills and help others when I can.  
    Though, I have had many a customer tell me, I was "living the life" when they realized I get to paint daily and work for myself. Lol
      May 10, 2023 7:40 PM MDT
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  • 44300
    Porn star.
      May 10, 2023 8:11 PM MDT
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  • 10001
    A job with inside work and no heavy lifting was enough for me. 
      May 10, 2023 8:58 PM MDT
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  • 16280
    Pilot. Then when I received a sharp reality check in my teens (the eyesight wasn't good enough, I'm short sighted), I set my sights a little lower - air traffic control.
    I failed the RAAF medical.
      May 11, 2023 2:48 AM MDT
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  • 845
    I actually held a "dream job" for a short period. I worked at the snack stand at the local arena. There was any variety of acts or entertainment that you could think of. It was really busy at the snack stand during intermission but not usually when the acts were performing. 

    There was all the popular singers or groups. There was basketball (NCAA tournaments), hockey, arena football, rodeo, wrestling, monster trucks, ice shows, the circus, Sesame Street Live. According to a local news station, "The Grateful Dead performed at the venue 13 times between 1990 and 1995", which is the period that I worked there, and "The Trans-Siberian Orchestra have performed at the arena more than any other act, appearing over 20 times."

    I got to see any of it that I wanted for free. Not a big "dream" because it was minimum wage, but a lot of fun.
      May 11, 2023 9:07 AM MDT
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  • 845
    My job at the snack stand was cashier. Reading up on recent activities at the arena, I see that it has gone cashless. I guess that "dream job" no longer exists.
      May 11, 2023 9:09 AM MDT
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  • 5453
    Queen

      May 12, 2023 7:03 PM MDT
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