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Middle Earth careers for the 21st Century

Elbereth

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I am currently job hunting and it got me thinking...If the characters of Middle Earth had to job hunt in today's modern world, what career would they choose.:rolleyes:

For example:

Sam would own his own landscaping company with a green house on the side.

Bilbo would be an author

Frodo would be a copy editor

Gimli would be a jewelry expert at an auction house or a antiques dealer.

and I could see Gandalf either as a news correspondant for CNN or a college professor.


Well those are my ideas...what do you think?
 
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Mormegil

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Sauron would be the richest man in the world and the head of a global computing company called Necrosoft.:D
Of course he would still be obsessed with world domination.

Elrond would be a financial advisor, or something equally as boring.

Tom Bombadil would be running a health farm.
 

cortezthekiller

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Literally, I think Amway sells soap-type products. But its infamy comes in that it is one of the most popular of those mult-level marketing pyramid schemes. If you ever run across someone trying to get you to join the scheme you may notice they seem to be a little brainwashed, and that they are attempting to do the same (brainwashing) to you.
 
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Mormegil

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No, I think Gollum would be a garbage man. Searching continually through rubbish, trying to find his preciousss.:D
 

Gary Gamgee

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Saruman is a real estate agent.

One of the finest Third Age towers avaialbe on the market for the first time. Impenitrable black stone exterior with high welcoming windows, cut back gardens that have recently began to encroach, may need some work, inherits plenty of ground staff.

500 bedrooms, two en-suit. Smoking and billiards room. Lounge area and high steps with Stainar stair lift for elderldy relatives. All seeing Palantir entertainment system, with Dolby surround sound and DVD, fully installed. Roof Garden may be used as a lodging room, last tenant well impressed, so much so he left his staff behind, spitting distance from the garden staff.

Nice Neighbours.

GGG
 
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aranel

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Replying to cortez, Amway is not like that. To find out what it is really about, go to its sister company, www.quixtar.com to see the products available, and how it actually works. Please do not post anything that you don't know anything about. Amway and Quixtar are both great business opportunities and they do not attempt to 'brainwash" anyone. Anyone willing to work and wants to use great products, not just soap, should really take a look at it. Now to the post:

Elrond would probably be a librarian, or historian. Perhaps anthropologist?
Aragorn would probably be in the military. Prehaps be a Seal?
Sam would be a landscape designer.
I agree, Gollum probably would be a trash collector!
 

Turgon

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I think Wormtongue would definitely be in politics - a spin doctor or something and Tom Bombadil could be on daytime TV - This Morning with Tom and Goldberry. That would be cool.
 

cortezthekiller

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Aranel,

I went to the site to become more learned on Amway, as you suggested. Truth is, you're right, all I know about it is from two best friends, who were involved in it. Both of them kind of reminded me of Saruman in the "Voice of Saruman" chapter, while they were involved. Neither are involved with Amway anymore, and they don't have anything bad to say about it...so I apologize for the "brainwash" comment. Though, I enjoy spending time with my friends again, so that's good. Anyway, back to the site...I wasn't able to find any useful information there? Do you have to register to actually get an explanation of the company and its products?

Radagast - Animal Trainer
Gandalf - Professor of History
Merry & Pippin - joint owners of a smoke shop
Sauron - Head of a Drug Cartel
Frodo - social worker
Bilbo - journalist
Sam - Gardener, military reserve
Legolas - gymnast...maybe trapeze artist
Gimli - mason
Boromir - politician


Aragorn left off because I don't know. He goes through such a transformation in the story that it's hard.
 
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Aredhel

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Arwen-talk show host:The Arwen Undomiel Show.


That's all I can think of for now.
 

tookish-girl

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Frodo wouldn't have a job, he'd be part of the landed gentry who do nothing all day, expect walking in the countryside and daydreaming.

Pippin would have a joke shop and Merry would probably run a mobile disco, don't know why, can just see him there on the the decks!

Gandalf might go pro with the fireworks thing!

Galadriel would be part of the W.I. making tea for people at jumble sales.

Arwen would work at the perfume counter at Boots. With Glorfindel and Celeborn.

Boromir would be a second-hand car salesman.

Saruman would run a beauty palour specialising in manicures.
 
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Mormegil

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Thankyou Camille, at least someone found it funny.

Come on people.
Necrosoft.:D :D
 

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