Jobs that make me Green with Envy

There are certain Jobs that I envy (in a positive way - no bad energy) and wouldn’t mind doing. I look at the people doing them, with admiration and think “Wow, you lucky lady” or “you lucky guy” as I wouldn’t mind being in their shoes. Some of the jobs are as follows:

1) Showing off Holiday Attractions/Exotic Beaches

This is where people get to travel to a lot of exotic locations and they give you feedback about it while strolling along the beach or sipping a cocktail. I smile at them while watching TV saying “now that is one difficult job”.

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2) A Part  Time Hairdresser to Celebs – Cornrows

I am good at doing cornrows. As a little girl, I had so many dolls, the lady looking after me while mum and dad were out, used to show me how to do hair using the dolls. So, I could do hair for all my favourite Celebs.

Alicia Keys

3) Assistant or Co Pilot

You will notice that I didn’t write Pilot. As far as I know the Assistant Pilot or Co-pilot sits with the Pilot in the cockpit but doesn’t do as much as the Pilot. (sorry, any pilot reading) correct me if I’m wrong. So, I’ll get to travel to so many destinations, without any stress and there is the lovely uniform too. I bet you the day I am given this opportunity, that Volcano in Iceland will do it's nut again (go crazy) and the flight will be cancelled.

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4) A "Voice Over" or Narrator of a Program

This is another lovely Job, I wouldn’t mind doing. Narrating a program or documentary.

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5) Kids – TV Presenter

I love working with Kids, in fact the big Kid in me comes out. So, I wouldn’t mind something that I could do with them, that will get them learning and laughing.

Old photo - burning some calories with friends kids in a Park - 2005

6) Excursion Lady

A similar Job to the first one. If you visit the London Eye when you come to London it’s always nice to take a River Cruise immediately you come off. ( London eye is next to the River Thames) My friend and I went in 2008 and I remember the lady on the Cruise explained a lot of things to us. Sometimes she asked us us to look towards the left or right and then went on to explain the History of some buildings and bridges as the boat passed by them. Not a bad Job, especially in the Summer.

The London Eye

In summary, I actually enjoy my Job in Teaching Adults. I make the lessons enjoyable and years after people have left me - some still stay in contact. However, I'm sure you understand there are some Jobs you look at and say to yourself. "Wow!".

There are some Jobs that make you feel you are getting paid to enjoy yourself and you look forward to every day, but some Jobs you definitely want to roll back under the covers when your alarm wakes you up in the morning, because you might not be looking forward to going to work. Example below.

Are there any Jobs that you wouldn't mind a shot at?

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Comments 66 comments

jdove-miller 6 years ago

Your article really made me smile. I hadn't really thought about the up side of any of the jobs you named, only the negatives. The final picture made me laugh out loud. Now, I REALLY would HATE that job.


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Jai Warren 6 years ago from Dallas, Deep Ellum, Texas

I like the voice-over gig- I'm going to check it out (Me> deep baritone w/ a hint of playfulness). How about a golf pro? Get paid to teach and play a game! Always interesting Hubs, thanks, Lady E. Ciao!


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Vladimir Uhri 6 years ago from HubPages, FB

Great hub, thanks.


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FGual 6 years ago from USA

Hello Lady E. Feel sorry for the lady in the last picture, I hope she is well paid at least. Voice over would be good, not sure if it takes lots of practice, or you are born with "the voice". Assistant or co-pilot may have to take over suddenly if pilot in command becomes incapacitated.


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Philipo 6 years ago from Nigeria

Wao. I think the last job would be more enjoyable. Thanks for sharing.


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Thank you for an interesting hub and also for a good laugh.


dreamreachout 6 years ago

Wow .. actually an envious list of jobs!! The best part of this hub is the way you finished it with the last one on the list!! :)


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Gigi2 6 years ago from UK

Hi Lady_E, great hub. I'm always dreaming about what I'd like to have been, given my life again. But to check out holiday attractions, now that would be my dream job.


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psychicdog.net 6 years ago

I notice my job is not listed Lady_E!


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines

I'd love to have the first job. Also, writing online on my own time while making lots of money here is my idea of heaven right now :).


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Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND

what about a food critic? Trying all those yummy dishes for free! (although some of them may end up not being so yummy!)


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Lisi Hansen 6 years ago

Showing off holiday attractions is my favorite one! You've mentioned some jobs I had no idea that they existed. Nice Hub!


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

** Hi J Dove-Miller. I would hate that job too, no matter the pay. Sadly someone has to do it. Thanks again for stopping.

** Lol Jai. I can hear it. Golf Pro sounds really nice. It will be like being paid to enjoy your hobby. Cheers.

** Thanks Vladimir. Best Wishes.

** Hello FGual - Thanks for your comments. I'm not sure if I'd want to take over if something happened to the Pilot. So, there'll have to be 3 of us - The Pilot, the Assistant Pilot and the Second Assistant Pilot. (me). lol. Regards.

** Hi Philipo - interesting choice. It's nice to know you wouldn't mind doing it. I admire your Courage. Thanks for stopping.

** Cheers Hello Hello, lovely to read from you. I hope you are looking forward to tomorrow - The result of the Elections. Best Wishes.


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

** Cheers Dreamreachout - thanks for your comments. I should have added being a Secretary to the lovely Amitabh. Organising his schedule etc and deciding who gets to see him or not. lol. Best Wishes.

** Hi Gigi, nice to read from you. Hope you are well. The Holiday Attraction one must be Fab and I bet you also get to stay in swanky hotel too while away from home. That's what I call a Stress-free Job. Regards.

** Hello Psychicdog - Aaaaw, I wonder which one of yours wasn't listed. Maybe something to do with pets??

Anyway, I'm glad you stopped by.

** That would be lovely Emievil. I look forward to seeing you on TV, showing off those exotic attractions in Philippines. Best Wishes.

** Hi Cari, that's a nice one - If you target the big restaurants, the food will always be Yummy. Don't forget the wine too. Regards. :)

** Hi Lisa, that's nice - You'd get to see most of the exotic places and beaches in all Continents. Best of Luck.

Thanks for stopping.


travelwithdayo 6 years ago

Nice nice reflective article. One key job/thing I would like to do is - Be Steve Jobs for 2 days - so I can name the next cool product after me! Ha! Thanks for sharing lady E.


Duchess OBlunt 6 years ago

Photography. Taking pictures of the unusual and being good at it.


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theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI

I wouldn't mind getting paid to play video games. lol Since obviously I don't get paid to do so....I have a hard time allowing myself time to waste and play but if I could I would play all night! lol


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy

Stress Management Consultant working in Polynesia, that would be a wonderful job. A job? :)


dreamreachout 6 years ago

Ha ha ha .. I am contacting him so that you get that job!! :)


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loveofnight 6 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

no matter how bad our jobs may seem there is always one worse.....


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

** Hi Travelwithdayo - so nice to have you visit. Well, I hope your dream comes true. Thanks for sharing your comments. :)

** Hello Duchess, that's a great one - It can take you on a very interesting journey in life. They would be very unique photos. Best Wishes.

** Theherbivorehippi - that's a cool one. I hope you get a call to try out Playstation 4 with some new games - if ever they will release it. Regards.

** Mmmmh Hypnodude, Stress Management Consultant - È piacevole. Well, I really hope you get to do it. Best Wishes.

** Lol Dreamreachout - Shukria. :)

** True Loveofnight and when we see such jobs, it makes us appreciate the ones we are doing. Hope you are fine. Regards. :)


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

I have an acquaintance who is a tour guide and that always seemed like an enjoyable job. I don't think it is necessarily a real job, but I wouldn't mind giving art lessons on a cruise ship. (I would probably land this dream job and get attacked by pirates the first day...)

Perhaps a job naming colors? Surely we don't have them all named, do we? Okay, I know that one is probably a long shot.

When I was a kid I used to tell everyone I wanted to be a US Senator. I think I'm glad that one didn't work out.

Thanks, Elena, this was a fun read.

Mike


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

I always wanted to be a Private Dancer (for women, dammit) but it never panned out :/ Just kidding! I liked hearing about some of the occupations you wouldn't mind partaking in and really liked your good natured humor as well. It's great to "see" you as well, Elena ;)

Dohn


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andromida 6 years ago

I would love to get a part-time film critic job-where my main role will be just to constructively criticize the director. Or, how about animal detective,once I wanted to be so,inspired by Jim Carrey's "Ace Ventura".thanks :)


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

** Hi Mike - Art lessons on a cruise ship, sounds Fab. I like it. I hope there are no pirates. Thanks for stopping. Regards. :)

** Lol Dohn. Nice to have you back. Best Wishes. :)

** Hi Andromida, I like the first one. I think you should also go on set while shooting and every 5 minutes shout out "Cut!". lol. I've never heard of an Animal detective but will look out for Ace Ventura. Regards. :)


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Support Med. 6 years ago from Michigan

Lady_E: I certainly wouldn't want to be the lady above holding the bag, LOL!But it is a job!!. Wonder how much she gets paid!!? I wouldn't mind showing off holiday attractions and exotic beaches, for a season anyway. Don't think I would want it to be for long. What I really would like to do, even though I hear it is a lot of work involved, is be a movie-trailer maker. Looks and sounds exciting! However, my #1 is as 'successful' author/writer. A joy to read! Have a good one!


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HappyHer 6 years ago from Cleveland, OH

What an enjoyable hub! It's funny, I just told my step-son last night that when I get old I'm going to work at a flower shop. I love creating arrangements and think it would be a lot of fun.


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

Hi SupportMed - A movie Trailer maker seems very interesting. I'm just thinking of it - You'd have to put so many shots in sequence. I hope you get a shot at it. Ref: your #1 there is something called NaNoWriMo - its National Novel Writing Month and happens in November. If you are interested, you could start writing your novel now. It will give you a head-start. (Has to be 50,000 words)

Google NaNoWrimo for more info. Regards.

** Hi Happyher, that is not only a lovely job but therapeutic too, so I read. I'm sure it will be lots of fun, not to talk of the lovely aroma.... mmmh. Thanks for stopping.


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alexandriaruthk 6 years ago from US

nice


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

Great jobs, Hi Lady E, before I used to work in the university and one of the perks of the job is to go to different places all over the world to present research papers and attend seminars all expenses free. I was blessed to travel from Aus to Africa, I missed that but now I am a full time mom and that's the most wonderful job, the smile of the child is the perk and when they say I love you Mamaw, that is so great for me.

And that's why my Lady E I dropped by here to say Happy Mothers Day to you, if not to your mom, HUGS! I always like your positive views in the forums, Maita


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

I liked all those jobs. I found something that I never thought before. Very inspiring. I hope this hub become motivation for us. Good work and thumbs up for you. Prasetio :)


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Susan Carter 6 years ago

I was enjoying all the job descriptions until I got to the elephant poop picture, then I just busted out laughing. How can you possibly complain about your job after seeing this? I think if any of your readers are dissatisfied with their job, they should print this picture and hang it in their office to remind them how lucky they are. :o)


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

** Cheers Alex. Regards.

** Wow, Pretty Maita - I wish I was working with you then, I could have just taken over. Fab Job, hope you took lots of photo's. Thanks for the warm wishes and Happy Mothers Day too. :)

** Thanks Prasetio - I'm glad you liked it. Lovely to read from you again.

** Lol Susan, totally agree and they should make the picture bigger too. Thanks for stopping. Hope I didn't put you off Lunch/dinner. Regards :)


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Mystique1957 6 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

Dearest Elena...

What a sweet hub! You know you could be doing any of the ones you dream of? It starts with that burning desire in your heart, poking your inner child, believing as she does, and focusing your energy on it. Remember: what you settle for is what you get. Never be afraid to dream because there is where reality begins, no paradox intended.

Thumbs up!

Warmest regards and infinite heavenly blessings,

Al


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fishtiger58 6 years ago from Momence, Illinois

Excellent article Lady E I enjoyed every word. I would like to get paid to fish, now that's a job lol.


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mwatkins 6 years ago from Portland, Oregon & Vancouver BC

You have some great choices here, Lady_E! I wouldn't mind any of them either! The one job I had for 6 hours and wouldn't (didn't ever) do again was a waitress (I got fired after 6 hours-thank God!). One I would enjoy most would be working with kids on the golf course! Or Running a wedding planning operation. In tough times we get to be even more creative. A very smart friend of mine told me to find things to do that other people hate and get paid for them - pick up after doggies in back yards, paint house numbers on curbs, detail cars, give transportation to shut-ins . . . .


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

** Hi Mystique - OK. I'll start focusing my energy on the first Job. So soon, I'll be hubbing from Hawaii, Miami and other exotic places. Thanks. Nice to read from you. :)

** Hello Fishtiger - that would be so cool. You reminded me of those who teach people how to swim with Dolphins. I hope what happened in America (oil in the sea) will not affect your hobby. Regards.

** Hi Mwatkins, it takes a lot of patience to be a waitress. There are people who order burgers and want it without the burger, onions no ketchup, white pepper on one side and black the other. (Big sigh!). I like the Wedding planner - not sure you'd like the others though. Best Wishes.


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy

Maybe a fisherman in Polynesia would be even better. Have a great day!


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

Questo è migliore, Hypnodude.

Better than the Stress Management Consultant you wrote above, because you will be in peaceful surroundings...

Have a great day too :)


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago

Lady E, Nice versatile hub! What lovely alternatives you have presented! It is good to see things from the perspective of others. This is why you are such an excellent teacher! You are a great motivator!

Thank you for sharing, In His love, Peace & Blessings!


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks so much Deborrah, oh you make me blush.

I appreciate your encouraging comments.

Best Wishes. :)


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yellowstar2000 6 years ago from WestCoast Florida

love your hub! great sense of humor too ;)

I've always wanted to be Johnny Depp's personal assistant, either that or maybe his personal masseuse....oh a girl can dream can't she?


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

Cheers Yellowstar

Dreams do come true - you never know. lol.

Thanks so much for stoppping. :)


hubpageswriter 6 years ago

I really love this hub, Lady_E. You know another job which I am most envious of? Being a translator; able to master different languages and being just to, translate. How wonderful is that.


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epigramman 6 years ago

Now there's a job that makes me green with envy - being your writer's pen - or keyboard pad!

I would tingle and feel good all over!

You were born to 'perfect' the hub life!


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

** Thats a brilliant one Hubpageswriter; Also, when you travel abroad, people will love it when you can speak their language back to them. Good luck. :)


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

** Lol. Cheers Epigramman. Oh! you make me blush...

Thanks for your comments. :)


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Marian Designs 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Great article! The last photo (elephant) made me laugh! Cheers, Marian


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Cheers Marian

Glad you enjoyed it. :)


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

I am doing what I love and have a deep passion for. Teaching others to sing and preparing them for American Idol or a great singing career. I also love teaching and playing the piano. My voice has brought me a nice income through the years. Some of my actors appear in movies and television and have lead roles in Broadway Musicals. I am so very blessed. Thank you for asking this question. Now I know how fortunate I have been! :) vocalcoach


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

That's lovely Audrey;

It makes such a difference when we do our jobs with Passion. Infact, it no longer seems like a Job because we put out heart into it and enjoy it so much.

The Beauty of it is when the people you have taught still keep in touch with you. It must melt your heart to see the transformation they have made.

Thanks for sharing your Experience.


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Royalmark 4 years ago from Lagos, Nigeria

Nice hub, Elena. Want to make Alicia's beautiful hair? I can hook you up sha. ;-)

I just want to be a freelancer - writing, speaking, PC, tech, design.

I'd also like to be a musician that sings with a guitar. It really moves me and touches my heart. Unfortunately, I have a not-so-good voice which equates to bad. Can a voice lesson solve this?

I'd like to be an artist too. I've been drawing as a kid and I want to go pro.

Actually, I'd like creativity to be the cream of the crop in any job I do..


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

Hi Chukwuka

Please o - speak to Alicia for me. In response to your question, I'm sure voice problems can help.

Errh... I hope you will allow me to do some rapping on the song you will release. lol. :)

Artist... Guitar... You are so talented.


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Royalmark 4 years ago from Lagos, Nigeria

Okay, I'll speak to her before this year runs out. LOL

Okay, I'll go to a music school soon as I graduate. I already have a composed song. I'll feature you, don't worry ;-). I want to change the music scene, like, release motivational tracks that touches the heart and move people to take action on their dreams.

Hmm! Talking of talented, Lady Elena is hiding hers. :-p


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

@RoyalMark :-)


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Akarime31 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

Great hub Lady_E! Some people are lucky to have those cool jobs but now a days I think that any one with a job is lucky! The economy is so bad especially where I live (las Vegas), people here are lucky to have any full time job.


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

Hi Akarime

So True - now we should be lucky to have a job, but I thought Las Vegas was a place rolling in the money. Interesting to know. Thanks for stopping. :-)


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Akarime31 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

Hi Lady_E! The bread and butter here in las Vegas is the casino industry. If there are no tourists visiting us then there is no money and the casinos start laying people off their jobs. There are many people who got laid off and lost their homes here in Vegas. The casinos never lose, but their employees are the ones that suffer.


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Daisy Mariposa 22 months ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Elena,

What an interesting idea for a Hub! Thanks for publishing this article.


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Lady_E 22 months ago from London, UK Author

Thanks Daisy,

I am glad you enjoyed it and thanks for sharing it on Facebook. I saw the photo and thought to myself "That looks like a photo I used on a Hub"...then noticed it was actually yy Hub. :-)

Cheers.


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mary615 22 months ago from Florida

I would like to be a tour director in Puerto Rico!! I could stay warm instead of being cold right here in sunny Florida now!


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Lady_E 21 months ago from London, UK Author

@Mary815 Brilliant Idea Mary. Thanks for stopping by. :-)


ken 15 months ago

The first officer is known colloquially as the copilot. But a copilot is not an apprentice: he or she shares flying duties with the captain more or less equally. The captain is officially in charge, and earns a larger paycheck to accompany that responsibility, but both are capable of flying the plane. Copilots perform just as many takeoffs and landings as captains do — and both are part of the decision-making process.

Tthere are always at least two pilots in a jetliner cockpit — a captain and first officer — and both of these individuals are fully qualified to operate the aircraft.


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Lady_E 15 months ago from London, UK Author

Hello Ken

Thanks for that. Very interesting to know they share the responsibility and both are fully qualified. I have a clearer picture now. (I thought he just kept him Company and replied to any messages to the Cockpit).

Thanks again.

Elena


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dhimanreena 14 months ago

This is a great hub because of the interesting tips about job profiles.


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Lady_E 13 months ago from London, UK Author

@dhimanreena Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it. :-)

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