I Married a Lumberjack

22 11 2009

In case you haven’t heard, Jordan and I are both in a bit of a limbo about our futures/careers/life plans.  Some would call it a quarter-life crisis, and we have alternated between being stressed and excited about the opportunity to have no obligations and figure things out.  Tonight, on our way back from the a capella concert that we attended with Jana and Rob (super-fun, by the way!), we started talking about the different things that make us tick.  By the time we got home, we both decided to find an online career inventory.

It actually took us a couple of different tries before we found a test that actually gave your results to you for free, without having to sign away your soul.  But we finally found this four-stage test that presents you with ten career choices that best fit your responses.  My test was fairly accurate, or at least, it confirmed that I’m headed in the right general direction: family counselor,  musician, lawyer, etc.  Jordan’s test, on the other hand, cracked us both up.  Here were his responses:

Hunters and Trappers
Logging Equipment Operators
Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop
Roof Bolters, Mining
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Tire Builders
Rock Splitters, Quarry
Molding and Casting Workers

Which career do you think would fit him best??




2 responses

22 11 2009

Well, I have no idea what a “faller” does, but sounds like the perfect job to me. I mean, wouldn’t it be fun to tell people “I’m a faller”???

22 11 2009

Apparently a faller is someone who fells trees. The description on the website says: “Use axes or chainsaws to fell trees using knowledge of tree characteristics and cutting techniques to control direction of fall and minimize tree damage.”

Still, definitely a fun career. I think this list may help explain why he’s not enjoying grad school so much?

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