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Dream Job Sampler
If the thought of working in your dream job on your time off makes you giddy, then check out Vocation Vacations. For a fee, the company will let you spend a few days working with a mentor in the job of your choice—all without the scary consequences of giving up your day job.
One Christian Science Monitor reporter decided to try out a job as a perfume maker in Nantucket, MA, picking from a list that also included being an alpaca rancher, a stained-glass artist and a sports announcer. Though the reporter realizes she has a “nose” for the business, she decides that making perfume just wasn’t her thing.
But there’s an important lesson here: it’s important to test-drive your dream job before you get wholly invested in it. The last thing you want to do is reach your goal and realize it’s not right for you. [Christian Science Monitor]