Hunting for Unicorns ...
You often see amongst all the cyber trash spewed out by various social media outlets the notion of the perfect job. In my experience, the perfect job is what you make of the one you have and how you develop the next career opportunity.
Anyways, that is not so interesting as what comes next.
The best job one could ever have is 'Unicorn Hunter' ... your sole role is to seek out this mythical creature and capture one alive for the edification of humanity. Before any left wing liberal nut cutlet eating namby pamby eco-animal-rights nut jobs try to tell me that this is wrong.
Remember, Unicorns DO NOT exist. But the perfect job will be to look for them and catalogue ones exploits in the process. I do subscribe to the hunt-it-kill-it-eat-it mindset which means that if you kill an animal, it must never be for sport, only if ...
- It was a situation where it is a matter of personal survival (not had any of them)
- When you intend to convert animal in question into dinner; then a swift dispatch is the order of the day
So, Unicorns, the work of fiction, if we encouraged more souls to hunt them then maybe some the lunacies of the work would be less insane. Why not, after all who wouldn't like to be the first to claim fame for bagging this wondrous beast.
But accepting that Unicorn Hunter is unlikely, I will happily stick to my day job. Academia does tend to suit my professional preferences.