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One Week Job (2010)

Sean Aiken , Ian MacKenzie  |  NR |  DVD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Sean Aiken
  • Directors: Ian MacKenzie
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: FilmWorks Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: February 22, 2011
  • Run Time: 75 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0049BUBUU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,778 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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After graduating from college Sean Aiken struggled with the question "What should I do with my life?" So he created The One-Week Job Project. His goal: to work fifty-two jobs in fifty-two weeks in search of his passion. He traveled across Canada and the United States reinventing himself as a firefighter a stock trader a radio DJ a martial arts instructor an NHL mascot a snowshoe guide and more. During the course of his seven-day stints Sean discovered many others struggling to answer the question "what should I do with my life?" To find the answer he continued to ask himself and his employers about the nature of success and the real meaning of happiness - all while having the adventure of his life.

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
The concept of this documentary is great -- Do a job a week for a year to help determine what it is that you want to do (work-wise) for the rest of your life.

Barring those few who inherit a large enough sum of $$$ to never have to work in their life, most of us are stuck working... and working for many, MANY years of our life.

If you're going to be spending soo much of your life working, you should find what you enjoy doing.

While the documentary doesn't tell me what *I* would enjoy, it's inspiring to watch -- wish I had watched this when I was younger to help guide my career choice -- specifically to not limit myself to a specific track (that I didn't know much about) and become somewhat locked-in.

Of course, most young people "know everything" already... Even so, I would highly recommend anyone in high-school (and even in college) to watch this.
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1.0 out of 5 stars It's an informercial for a smug little creep November 19, 2013
This is the kind of movie that sounds like a great experiment (unless you consider the fact that the guy is pretty much the most useless employee on the planet) but the entire premise of the movie is second to the fact that it's a 2 hour infomercial for his program for professionals to find their dreams, follow their bliss, sign up for his lecture tour, etc., etc.

And that's all really great for a white middle class college graduates with dreadlocks. Since he got sponsorship, he can film himself being interviewed and have long montages about his girlfriend that seems like it came from a poor reality show.

In essence, this is one of those First World Smug works similar to fluff like The Alchemist (Follow your bliss!!!) and The Secret. Nothing about the jobs being frustrating or boring or painful. There aren't even any discussions of money since Sean Aiken is wealthy enough to just donate his money to poverty charities. Most people who have the kinds of jobs that he finds in this year are donating to one very important poverty charity - their families.

There is nothing interesting about this movie. Just repeat to yourself "Follow your dreams" for two hours and you got the entire point of the movie. Oh sure, you miss things like the fact that Sean convinced his best friend to abandon his wife to go traveling with him which has potential drama or criticism, followed quickly by an anecdote about how they met playing pinball. No. Seriously. Pinball.

If you are a spoiled little brat, then this movie is ideal. However, if you are one of those people who aren't privileged enough to be white, upper middle class and able to live off of your parents after you graduate from college, then the only entertainment you will get from it will involve hoping that someone punches Sean Aiken in the face - over and over again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for middle school! April 21, 2013
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I use this video with my Career Planning unit with my 8th graders and they really seem to like it. SEan is very likeable and presents the jobs in a way the 8th graders can understand.
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4.0 out of 5 stars worth watching February 25, 2013
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The idea is original, it gives material to think about our passions and how to pursue them. I wish it had more production and a solid conclusion
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