I just started watching The Office (right on schedule, seven years late), and in the middle of the first episode, mid laugh, I felt a sinking deja vu. That Office–vaguely at times and quite literally at others– reminded me of my office. And while I actually love my co-workers and feel a sense of pride in the work we do, there is no getting around how I never pictured myself working 40 hours a week in an office. I doubt many people do. And while reality often trumps fantasy, is there something to chasing that dream that all your work not feel like work at all?
Today’s infographic indulges the fantasy a little, tempering it with a needed splash of reality. After all, while some people require unique experiences in their dream career, others just want stability and good health benefits. [via]28