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Topic for discussion: Career Change
« on: March 28, 2008, 07:59:09 AM »

Curious: If you were to change careers what would you do?

Topic came up last night at the party I was attending. I've got a little voice in the back of my head telling me there is no better time than now to do some serious thinking/investigating about what I want to do next.
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2008, 08:02:55 AM »

Only a LITTLE voice?


As for me, I really don't know -- I like this gig.  Maybe something more lab-based in R&D.  The thing I have come to realize more and more is that while I can do this job for practically anyone, I'd prefer that the company I toil for make a positive difference in the world.  I realize that there are "evil" aspects to every corporation (cue Aske rant), but it's becoming more meaningful to me that the company's main reasoning for being has some beneficial impact.
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2008, 08:05:14 AM »

Curious: If you were to change careers what would you do?

Good question. Not really sure what I would do. I know what I would like to do but the likelyhood of me doing it is slim to none.

I would probably look long and hard at things I enjoy doing and try and find a career that involves one or more of those things.
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2008, 08:10:31 AM »

I'd be a gigolo.
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2008, 08:10:50 AM »

Only a LITTLE voice?


As for me, I really don't know -- I like this gig.  Maybe something more lab-based in R&D.  The thing I have come to realize more and more is that while I can do this job for practically anyone, I'd prefer that the company I toil for make a positive difference in the world.  I realize that there are "evil" aspects to every corporation (cue Aske rant), but it's becoming more meaningful to me that the company's main reasoning for being has some beneficial impact.


ding.ding.

I've had this nagging feeling the past couple of years that I haven't really been "accomplishing" anything. I really want to be able to give back/make a difference or whatever you want to call it.
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2008, 08:12:05 AM »

Only a LITTLE voice?


As for me, I really don't know -- I like this gig.  Maybe something more lab-based in R&D.  The thing I have come to realize more and more is that while I can do this job for practically anyone, I'd prefer that the company I toil for make a positive difference in the world.  I realize that there are "evil" aspects to every corporation (cue Aske rant), but it's becoming more meaningful to me that the company's main reasoning for being has some beneficial impact.


ding.ding.

I've had this nagging feeling the past couple of years that I haven't really been "accomplishing" anything. I really want to be able to give back/make a difference or whatever you want to call it.
Join the Peace Corps
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Re: Topic for discussion: Career Change
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2008, 08:12:54 AM »

At this point I'm considering a life of crime, since the great northwest is a bastion for serial killers I'm leaving my options open.
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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2008, 08:15:27 AM »

Still thinking I want to be a lawyer that helps people in some fashion.  Not really sure yet how.  Other than that I could be a college professor.  As long as I can't be the General Manager for a MLB or NFL team which would be my dream job.  
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Re: Topic for discussion: Career Change
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2008, 02:40:37 PM »

At this point I'm considering a life of crime, since the great northwest is a bastion for serial killers I'm leaving my options open.

I hear freelance automotive relocations can be reasonably rewarding Wink
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« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2008, 03:21:06 PM »

At this point I'm considering a life of crime, since the great northwest is a bastion for serial killers I'm leaving my options open.

I hear freelance automotive relocations can be reasonably rewarding Wink
I'm too lazy to find a picture of that guy in The Jerk (M. Emmett Walsh?) who was shootin' the oil cans.

"He hates these oil cans"! lol.
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« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2008, 03:28:56 PM »

At this point I'm considering a life of crime, since the great northwest is a bastion for serial killers I'm leaving my options open.

I hear freelance automotive relocations can be reasonably rewarding Wink
I'm too lazy to find a picture of that guy in The Jerk (M. Emmett Walsh?) who was shootin' the oil cans.

"He hates these oil cans"! lol.
Based on that I would say Walmart has a position that is perfect for you.
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« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2008, 03:30:29 PM »

At this point I'm considering a life of crime, since the great northwest is a bastion for serial killers I'm leaving my options open.

I hear freelance automotive relocations can be reasonably rewarding Wink
I'm too lazy to find a picture of that guy in The Jerk (M. Emmett Walsh?) who was shootin' the oil cans.

"He hates these oil cans"! lol.
Based on that I would say Walmart has a position that is perfect for you.
I'm about six weeks away from applying at Walmart, gawd help me.
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Re: Topic for discussion: Career Change
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2008, 03:41:26 PM »

I'm in the second career change of career changes.   If anyone would consider my advice, I would say, 'Do what you love, the money will follow.'  also, 'Don't go chasin' greener grass, 'fredo will just smoke it!'   Grin
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« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2008, 03:49:14 PM »

i'm working on a career as a leech on society.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2008, 05:44:39 PM »

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Do what you love

Did for 20 years (got the boot)

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The money will follow

Didn't (not that it mattered cuz it was what I loved)

I'm seriously running out of time, and getting paid for doing what I love is not an option anymore, I mean the more I age the more I look like Ron Jeremy...but...emmm...I lack...errr...ummm...his...smoldering brown eyes?

I interviewed yesterday for a position with Alaska Airlines for 10.25 an hour, 10 *goshdarn* 25.

Are you ready for that, cuz that's what it's coming to.
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