Global Q&A: ‘What is your dream Job?’

April 27, 2011 Updated: May 4, 2011

Childhood-dream jobs have become a reality for some people and for others their dream jobs may remain a dream. This is what Epoch Times reporters from Brazil to Sweden found when they asked locals: “What is your dream job?”

Daniela Giaretta dos Santos, Itatiba, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Daniela Giaretta dos Santos, Itatiba, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Itatiba, São Paulo, Brazil
Daniela Giaretta dos Santos, 29, English Teacher

Since I was young, I admired my teachers and said that I would eventually become an English teacher. Today, I have reached what I thought; I studied, got prepared, and I keep preparing myself. I’m doing a postgraduate degree in translation, and I will be able to be a translator. Now my dream job is to become a translator.

Usaje Kasitu, Ushirika, Tanzania
Usaje Kasitu, Ushirika, Tanzania
Ushirika, Tanzania
Usaje Kasitu, 38, Primary School Head Teacher

My dream job is just to be a teacher. My dream has come true.

Andrei Melinte, Falticeni, Romania
Andrei Melinte, Falticeni, Romania
Falticeni, Romania
Andrei Melinte, 20, Psychology Student

It would be a high-ranking official, a key position one. I have my own theory about doing good things for this world, and I think a job like that can be exactly the instrument one can have to help the world a lot.

Feng Rong, Stockholm, Sweden
Feng Rong, Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden
Feng Rong, 22, Waitress

I had wanted to become a surgeon. It’s something I wanted since I was 10 years ago, but it does not look like it could be that way. We’ll see if it can become a reality in the future.

Alexander Spanik, Cadca, Slovakia
Alexander Spanik, Cadca, Slovakia
Cadca, Slovakia
Alexander Špánik, 76, Delivery Worker

In my youth, I worked 8 years as a foundry-man, and 35 years in the rolling mill in the department of the delivery [shipment] of goods. If I could choose again, what I’d like to do, I would be either a tailor or a cook. I would cook and bake foods for the wedding parties here in my home region of Kysuce, and I would enjoy doing that. I sometimes had to live in other people’s houses, baking cookies from Monday to Wednesday, and cakes from Thursday to Friday.

Angela Maria Longas, Antioquia, Colombia
Angela Maria Longas, Antioquia, Colombia
Antioquia, Colombia
Angela Maria Longas, 41, Housewife

The job of my dreams is what I’m doing right now. I am in the constant company of my children and my husband, and being in my home because I love watching them grow and share their growth from conception to crawling, to their first steps and words. The reward is, to have two children who have a very good guide to pursue their dreams and achieve them, and to provide constant support to my husband.

Claudio Pena Diaz, Puerto Montt, Chile
Claudio Pena Diaz, Puerto Montt, Chile
Puerto Montt, Chile
Claudio Peña Diaz, 32, Salesman

The job of my dreams is to be an actor, because I like television work. I like the audience’s admiration, but more than anything, I like to be recognized. So I would like to be an actor more for the appreciation of my work than fame because I know I would do it well. To develop myself as an individual that would be my dream come true.

Jeffrey Wright, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.A.
Jeffrey Wright, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.A.
Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.A.
Jeffrey Wright, 20, Student/Car Dealership Worker

I’m interested in cars. I’m studying to be an auto technician, that’s also my dream job. I like working on cars, but mainly [I like] driving them.

Milagros Choque, Lima, Peru
Milagros Choque, Lima, Peru
Lima, Peru
Milagros Choque, 20, Gastronomy Student

My dream job is to cook in a restaurant that I own. I am studying gastronomy, so I would like to buy a house with all the amenities I have dreamed about for my parents—to thank them for their help.

Mirian Martin Garcia, Santa Brigida (Canary Islands), Spain
Mirian Martin Garcia, Santa Brigida (Canary Islands), Spain
Santa Brigida (Canary Islands), Spain
Mirian Martín García, 35, Veterinarian

My dream work would be working with animals in their natural environment, taking care of them, and helping to preserve them. But also I would add, teaching people to have love and respect for the animals too.

Jodie Marriner, Sunshine Coast, Australia
Jodie Marriner, Sunshine Coast, Australia
Sunshine Coast, Australia
Jodie Marriner, 33, Retail Manager

My dream job would be working and caring for the animals. I believe that the animals are often neglected and forgotten about, after seeing the devastation with the natural disasters that happened locally and internationally. It makes me aware and conscious, maybe, seeing that the animals get neglected, and I don’t think enough people stop to consider what the animals actually go through. After seeing the animals that were affected by the Queensland floods I donated money to the RSPCA.

Note: RSPCA is the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.


Look for the Global Q&A column every week. Epoch Times correspondents interview people around the world to learn about their lives and perspectives on local and global realities. Next week’s global question: “What is the most unique traditional remedy you have come across?”