Get a real job.
Anyone tired of hearing that? I am, and I haven't heard it directed towards me in decades. I'm just sick of it being directed towards other people. (I think being a Project Manager in mobile technology I'm spared because no one knows what the hell I'm talking about).
Here's some news for those making those snide comments.
A dream job IS a real job.
A dream job is about doing work you love.
A dream job is about making something you love.
A dream job is about using your passions.
That is a real job and just because it's someone's dream to do it doesn't make it any less valid. A dream is something you have so you can make something real.
Why all this stuff about a dream job being a joke? Probably a mix of faux-pragmatism to show off mixed with jealousy over people who actually make it work. No one likes a reminder that they sold their dreams out on the cheap.
So you got a dream job? Good. That is a real job.
You telling people their dream jobs are stupid? Have a nice glass of shut up and get back to dreaming.
As for how we got to this point? I have a theory I'll be blowing off steam about next Friday . . .