If you had to get a new job......

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If you had to get a new job......
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Tue, 12-01-2009 - 2:42pm

If you could overhaul your life and needed to change jobs to do so, what would you do? Assume you can go back to school if it requires additional learning/training.

Something completely different from your current or former career/employment.

Any passions you would like to explore? Any hobbies/interests that you would like to do full time?

Don't think about practicalities or money issues.

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Tue, 12-01-2009 - 5:08pm
It would not cost much to take one course at a time. Don't put it off.

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Tue, 12-01-2009 - 5:12pm
there's a total rehab area of my hometown that reinvented itself about 10-15 years ago.

 

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Tue, 12-01-2009 - 10:54pm

I'm sorry, but I've been laid off way too many times in my life to EVER make a career choice that didn't reek and drip with practicality. It's got to be mobile (i.e., they need them everywhere in the country) and not about to disappear off the planet (not about to make itself obsolete).

I'd go back to school to be a paralegal.

I don't work for the joy of it (although I've also learned there's nothing to be gained in taking a job you hate or even mostly dislike). I work to pay the bills. Working is a moderately likeable chore. It gets me what I need in life and for the most part I enjoy it, but any day off with pay is a vacation day and I NEVER turn those down. I am NOT a worker who thinks taking vacation is for losers and those with no work ethic.

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Tue, 12-01-2009 - 10:56pm

Another thing I would like to do is work as a researcher/analyst for some intelligence outfit, and I am actually in the middle of an education that would theoretically make that possible. However, given my residence particulars and the citizenships/connections in my family I doubt that anyone would have me, lol.

Well, you're probably right, but that said, it's a loss for the intel community, because you'd rock the house at it.

Not that I would actually know. Or have ever had any experience in that kind of business. ;P

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Tue, 12-01-2009 - 11:00pm
Check around. Teachers with a SPED specialty are in demand all over; I know in IL both my sister (who has taught since the 70s) and her dh (also taught since the 70s) and their daughter (got her master's last year) got their education fully paid, simply by agreeing to work for a certain number of years in the state. That kind of arrangement may not suit you, but there's tons of scholarships and grants, especially for SPED.

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Wed, 12-02-2009 - 12:38am

No. I already have my dream career. Although I have been daydreaming about owning my own shop, brought on by my reading about an alterations shop for sale. But it's just a daydream. I realty don't have the ambition or the desire to deal with all the headache and long hours that goes along with being a small business owner.

Chris

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Wed, 12-02-2009 - 2:58am

LOL, thanks for the vote. What I love most is how the US ads for Arabists have in fine print at the bottom:

"Applicants who are not US citizens must know Iraqi dialect."

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Wed, 12-02-2009 - 7:21am


I feel the same.

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Wed, 12-02-2009 - 7:27am
< LOL, thanks for the vote. What I love most is how the US ads for Arabists have in fine print at the bottom:

"Applicants who are not US citizens must know Iraqi dialect.">


You could team up with DH.

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Wed, 12-02-2009 - 9:16am

Yeah, I hear you. In my youth I was quite adventurous, but it has lost its charm. Besides, I don't know any Iraqi dialect and don't plan on learning.

We have an old friend who used to work in the state department and who is fluent in Arabic and Farsi. He was in the US on 9/11 and for months afterwards we could not find him anywhere. They had called him up basically, and he spent several months helping out.

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