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Title: Dudely jobs
Post by: Elando on October 14, 2011, 06:34:01 PM
As you might know, I'm a recent college grad. Unfortunately, a media degree doesn't count for shit these days and so I've been unemployed and not really knowing the career I want to go into for the past 6 months or so.

While I've got an interview for a crappy seasonal temp position at the local big brand electronics store I'm still thinking about the future. What kind of dudely careers do you guys suggest?

You know, something where you can bum around for a bit, maybe get out into nature, help your fellow dude and all the while not have to worry about the world at large.

I'm sure I saw a thread or something up on some forum or other where people were guessing what the Dude did after the movie ends and someone said that he became a massage therapist or life coach. Seems a pritty dudey thing to do as a day to day job, standing around all day either inside listening to whales and helping others relax or outside doing dude-jitsu and yoga with a white russian in hand amongst the birds and the bees.

Anyone else give their advice? Or possibly even what career they're looking into? A dude's gotta have some clams/rocks/bananas right?
Title: Re: Dudely jobs
Post by: cckeiser on October 14, 2011, 06:52:44 PM
Yeah, you gotta feed the monkey.

Become a writer...(preferably a Novelist) like the Dudely Lama...then start your own religion! ;D
That and Pro bowler come to mind.
Not sure if you can earn a living from just driving around...(maybe cab driver??)...or acid flashbacks? Ok...acid flashbacks sounds like writing again...(re: Hunter Thompson) 8)

Title: Re: Dudely jobs
Post by: Elando on October 14, 2011, 06:58:42 PM
Ok...acid flashbacks sounds like writing again...(re: Hunter Thompson) 8)

Fuckin' A man. Hunter Thompson, now there's a dude if ever I saw one.
Title: Re: Dudely jobs
Post by: Andrea Da Fino on October 15, 2011, 01:36:55 AM
Dudeist Priest (Dudely Life Coach), beekeeper, beermaker, horticulturist, fisherman, snailkeeper ...
Title: Re: Dudely jobs
Post by: Caesar dude on October 15, 2011, 06:57:08 AM
Coral farmer in the Bahamas....yes that really is a job! :)
Title: Re: Dudely jobs
Post by: Dirty Hippie on October 15, 2011, 12:30:18 PM
I deliver sandwiches and it's pretty Dudely. I am outside all day, free to do mostly whatever I want, and actually make a pretty nice living.

That said, I am hoping to do training next year to become a Qigong instructor, which if you aren't familiar, is kinda Tai Chi-ish. Very Dudely job.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qigong

If you get a caregiver license you can grow pot here in Colorado and sell it to medical MJ dispensaries. ;D
Title: Re: Dudely jobs
Post by: cckeiser on October 15, 2011, 12:59:27 PM

If you get a caregiver license you can grow pot here in Colorado and sell it to medical MJ dispensaries. ;D

Now there's a fuckin' dudely job! sign me up dude! 8)
Title: Re: Dudely jobs
Post by: BigBlueWhale on October 15, 2011, 07:24:04 PM
I work at a day habilitation center for adults with developmental disabilities, it's pretty dudely. I sit around, tell jokes, color pictures, play Memory, do a few crosswords, maybe play some catch with the guys; and doin all that makes me a model employee. Gotta wipe some asses occasionally, but at least you're helping people too.
Title: Re: Dudely jobs
Post by: DigitalBuddha on October 15, 2011, 08:24:09 PM
I work at a day habilitation center for adults with developmental disabilities, it's pretty dudely. I sit around, tell jokes, color pictures, play Memory, do a few crosswords, maybe play some catch with the guys; and doin all that makes me a model employee. Gotta wipe some asses occasionally, but at least you're helping people too.

Hey BigBlue, welcome to our beach community! Grab a rug and abibe!
Title: Re: Dudely jobs
Post by: cckeiser on October 15, 2011, 10:52:07 PM
I work at a day habilitation center for adults with developmental disabilities, it's pretty dudely. I sit around, tell jokes, color pictures, play Memory, do a few crosswords, maybe play some catch with the guys; and doin all that makes me a model employee. Gotta wipe some asses occasionally, but at least you're helping people too.

hey dude! good to see you here! any rug in the place dude. 8)
Title: Re: Dudely jobs
Post by: TulsaDudeistChick on October 15, 2011, 10:56:01 PM
I work at a day habilitation center for adults with developmental disabilities, it's pretty dudely. I sit around, tell jokes, color pictures, play Memory, do a few crosswords, maybe play some catch with the guys; and doin all that makes me a model employee. Gotta wipe some asses occasionally, but at least you're helping people too.

My daughter is 6 & has autism. I'm lucky that she's progressed into Asperger's territory after 4 years of me doing intensive therapy with her....but I gotta give you props for doing what you do every day! I worked with MDA for 10 years at the telethon & summer camps and then with developmentally disabled adults & kids for a summer in grad school and I truly respect anyone who can handle the job!!!!!
Title: Re: Dudely jobs
Post by: A.B. Dude on October 16, 2011, 05:00:24 PM
I work at a library. Mostly I just put books away, clean DVDs, and other various administrative tasks. Pretty chill job--I love it.
Title: Re: Dudely jobs
Post by: Hominid on October 16, 2011, 09:46:44 PM
I used to wipe bums too. And clean bathrooms after mental patients fecal-smeared the walls. Turns out it wasn't my life calling, so I play with computers now. I have the utmost respect for anyone who *stays* in the field and helps those less able to look after themselves.

Tip of the hat...
Title: Re: Dudely jobs
Post by: apnp on October 16, 2011, 10:28:20 PM
Hmm, inn'restin' vocational compeerages here... upon dropping out of U (after 16 years of post secondary studentiousness), I worked the group home world, then taught a junior high program for students with moderate to profound autism for 12 years, and now teach a "typical" special needs senior high class.  And yes, bowling (albeit Canadian 5 pin) is a favoured Friday outing choice!  ;D

Though it's occasionally "challenging", as they say, mostly it's just a wonderful way to be an Achiever.  Persons with developmental delays are especially fine dudes!!
Title: Re: Dudely jobs
Post by: meekon5 on October 17, 2011, 12:41:15 PM
I used to wipe bums too. And clean bathrooms after mental patients fecal-smeared the walls. Turns out it wasn't my life calling, so I play with computers now. I have the utmost respect for anyone who *stays* in the field and helps those less able to look after themselves.

Tip of the hat...

Worst I've had to do is unblock toilets in a Stockton-on-Tees nightclub that had been blocked and idiots had continued to use.

I did a bit of private hospital portering myself. Luckily that only means you have to lift stuff mostly and serve dinner to the old ones.
Title: Re: Dudely jobs
Post by: Landshark on October 18, 2011, 03:23:57 PM
open your own bowling ally/Dudeist place of worship
Title: Re: Dudely jobs
Post by: cckeiser on October 18, 2011, 04:08:43 PM
open your own bowling ally/Dudeist place of worship

Fuckin'-A...Best idea yet! 8)
Of course you would have to have someone run it for you...other wise it sounds like it could be exhausting. 8)
Title: Re: Dudely jobs
Post by: Andrea Da Fino on October 18, 2011, 11:35:36 PM
Lol, far out!
Title: Re: Dudely jobs
Post by: DigitalBuddha on October 18, 2011, 11:49:09 PM
open your own bowling ally/Dudeist place of worship

A very dude like idea indeed! Another idea is open your own Coffee Shop/Family Restaurant (where of course customers would be asked to keep their voices down, but respecting their First Amendment rights at all times).
Title: Re: Dudely jobs
Post by: meekon5 on October 19, 2011, 02:03:04 AM

...Another idea is open your own Coffee Shop/Family Restaurant (where of course customers would be asked to keep their voices down, but respecting their First Amendment rights at all times).


Coffee shop in Amsterdam?
Title: Re: Dudely jobs
Post by: DigitalBuddha on October 19, 2011, 03:41:09 AM

...Another idea is open your own Coffee Shop/Family Restaurant (where of course customers would be asked to keep their voices down, but respecting their First Amendment rights at all times).


Coffee shop in Amsterdam?


Mind if I burn a J?  ;D
Title: Re: Dudely jobs
Post by: cckeiser on October 19, 2011, 05:14:50 AM

...Another idea is open your own Coffee Shop/Family Restaurant (where of course customers would be asked to keep their voices down, but respecting their First Amendment rights at all times).


Coffee shop in Amsterdam?


Mind if I burn a J?  ;D

Please send me the address! ;D
Title: Re: Dudely jobs
Post by: meekon5 on October 19, 2011, 06:20:24 AM
There we go. A little bar in Amsterdam, with a bowling lane in it.

I'll start the fund raiser!
Title: Re: Dudely jobs
Post by: Andrea Da Fino on October 20, 2011, 12:29:33 AM
Count me in. Let me have a look down there to see if I have any money left. No, I'm unemployed sir.  ;D
Title: Re: Dudely jobs
Post by: meekon5 on October 20, 2011, 01:38:54 AM
Count me in. Let me have a look down there to see if I have any money left. No, I'm unemployed sir.  ;D

Had a feeling the fund raiser would head in that direction. :D
Title: Re: Dudely jobs
Post by: Andrea Da Fino on October 21, 2011, 12:03:29 AM
Well, dude, it might be that we find some lost treasures for the Coffee Shop.  :D
Title: Re: Dudely jobs
Post by: cckeiser on October 21, 2011, 01:55:00 AM
I can cut you a check for $0.69
So how much would a Cafe'/Bowling alley cost in Amsterdam?
How many checks for 69 cents would we need? 8)
Title: Re: Dudely jobs
Post by: meekon5 on October 21, 2011, 05:30:09 AM

So how much would a Cafe'/Bowling alley cost in Amsterdam?


Closest I can find is this

How to Start a Coffee Shop in Amsterdam (http://www.ehow.com/how_4522986_start-coffee-shop-amsterdam.html).

Unfortunately though:

Quote from: How to Start a Coffee Shop in Amsterdam
If your intention is to open a Cannabis Coffee Shop, you are largely out of luck. Amsterdam is attempting to change its image, and has a "no growth" policy towards these businesses. That means that no new licenses are issues, even as older businesses close. If this is the type of coffee shop you wish to own, your only option is to buy out an existing company.

And milnie's thread Losing the Amsterdam Connection (http://dudeism.com/smf/index.php?topic=2776.msg24805;topicseen).
Title: Re: Dudely jobs
Post by: Bobby Milligan on June 30, 2021, 11:59:30 AM
I finished my studies two months ago. And now I donít know if I should be wasting time on a career that I donít want. Or it is worth trying even if I am not enthusiastic about my profession.