10 'Dream Jobs' That Aren't As Glamorous As They Look

09/09/2011 12:53 pm ET | Updated Nov 09, 2011
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Who wouldn't want to be a travel writer? They visit some of the most interesting and beautiful places in the world, and they get paid for it. Or a celebrity assistant? They get to hang out with celebrities!

The truth is that while these jobs certainly do come with great perks, even so-called "dream jobs" aren't perfect. Though all 10 of the following people love their careers and wouldn't change them for anything, there are times when, like the rest of us, they think work sucks.

1. Travel Writer

The perception: Trips to the world's most beautiful locations and meals at the best restaurants, all expenses paid.

The reality: "It's a difficult industry to get into and it can be a tough field to stay in because it's not known for paying well," says Sarah Sekula, a freelance travel writer whose work has appeared in publications such as Sherman's Travel and USA Today. "Therefore, this is not the right profession for you if your main concern is making a ton of money."

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