How to get my job: Ferrari salesman

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Unlike California or Florida, Colorado isn't known as a sports car state. We simply have too much crazy weather. But, despite mother nature's push to get us into all-wheel drive vehicles year round, there is a market for super-fast, super expensive sports cars. Ferrari of Denver specializes in selling cars most of us will never even get to be a passenger in, let alone drive. And not just Ferraris, but Maseratis, Benleys and Lotuses. What's it like to sell them? We asked the dealership's Vaughan Grice.

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How to get my job: Haunted house actor

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Being a haunted house actor is a real niche job and one with a fairly short season. But that doesn't mean it's easy, says Mythica von Griffyn. In fact, acting in a haunted house takes a lot of work, with make-up, costuming and the constant need to frighten people for hours on end.

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How to get my job: Reptile Caretaker

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It takes a certain type of person to step into an alligator pen or to play with a giant snake, but Jay Young of Colorado Gators Reptile Park in Mosca does just that, every single day. We caught up with him to see if our fantasies of living in reptile utopia -- riding giant tortoises and wrestling 'gators -- were true, or if we've just seen too many Disney movies. (For an Animal Planet video of Young and company in action, scroll to the end of the interview.)

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How to get my job: LEGO Builder

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Did you know that you could build things out of LEGOs for a living? We didn't either, which is why we caught up with local builder Duane Hess to talk about his unlikely career. It's probably one of the coolest jobs we've ever heard of, and while it certainly takes a ton of creativity and ingenuity, we imagine it would be a remarkably rewarding experience. So we asked how he did it.

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How to get my job: Outdoor Survival School Teacher

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With summer beginning to wind down and the very real possibility for an apocalypse of zombie, alien, man-made, religious, nature, cat or other proportions around every corner, we decided it was a good time to have a chat with a real-life survival instructor. While we've got most of our survival ideas from Bear Grylls on the Discovery Channel, we'd prefer to know a bit more about survival than just, "When is it the right time to drink your own pee?" To do so, we had a chat with Josh Bernstein, President and CEO of the Boulder Outdoor Survival School about what it takes to teach people to survive.

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How to get my job: Phone sex operator

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Phone sex is a dying, uh, breed, but that doesn't mean it's not still a lucrative business. While many folks have turned to the slightly more anonymous internet to rock their socks off, plenty of people still desire a bit more of a human touch. We decided it was due time to have a chat with one of these ladies, but in order to do so we had to assure her she'd remain anonymous for reasons that will probably become clear in the interview. For the sake of continuity, however, we've given her the name Crystal, because that just sounds like a good name for a phone sex operator.

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How to get my job: snow plow operator

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We just had one of our first messy snow storms of the year, causing plenty of people to slip and slide around the streets of Denver and curse the snow gods and subsequently the snow plow gods. We decided to catch up with a snow plowman to figure out exactly what it takes to get the job done right -- so we went out and found T.C. Dominguez, of Wash on Wheels here in Denver, to give us the rundown of what it is that makes a good Mr. Plow.

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How to get my job: High-rise window cleaner

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We've always been fascinated with risky jobs, but there are few in the world more insane to anyone with a fear of heights than a high-rise window washer. There is no amount of money you could pay us to rappel off of a giant glass building. Thankfully for people who live and work in those buildings, there are workers with the balls to do it, which is why we reached out to Reflection Windows & A Premier Services LLC to have a few of their employees answer some questions for us this week.

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How to get my job: board game designer

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When you sit down to play a game of Monopoly or Scrabble or whatever, you probably don't think much about how the game is a system of rules and balances initially figured out by one or two people. Those rules, combined with the social experience, are what Nate Hayden is fascinated with and what led him to board game design in the first place.

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How to get my job: iPhone developer

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Matt Johnson is the owner of Mindful Software, LLC, an iOS developer that just released the app Group Trivia, a trivia game that hopes to bridge the gap between online and local play while providing a perfect way to waste a few minutes at a time. With iOS becoming such a popular medium for designers of all shapes, sizes and corporate structures, we figured it was high time to take a look at one of our own small, local development studios to find out exactly what their day-to-day lives consist of.

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