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

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Registered: 07-17-2007
If you had to get a new job......
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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Registered: 12-07-2003
Wed, 12-02-2009 - 9:19am

I've been toying with the idea of opening a small yarn/knitting shop. I think it would be fun, but a lot of work. I'm also not sure if it would actually be profitable-- so many people order stuff online now.

DH and I have also talked about opening a small restaurant.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 12-02-2009 - 10:12am
thanks for the encouragement PBK and ROLLMOPS.


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Registered: 06-27-1998
Wed, 12-02-2009 - 10:42am

I would like to combine a couple of interest/hobbies; organic gardening, cooking, books, computers and wine/microbrews....maybe some sort of cyber cafe/winery/microbrewery?


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Registered: 08-29-2002
Wed, 12-02-2009 - 1:00pm

I'd get an MD/PhD with a special emphasis on either virology or stem cell engineering. I still dream of doing this, but I know I'm just too old at this point...

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Registered: 06-24-2008
Sun, 12-06-2009 - 12:40am
Go back to school to do something totally different, which is what I'm doing. Now I'm feeling very apprehensive about working again after being out of the workforce for a couple years (it'll be three years when I begin working again in May). Even though I worked full time and sometimes more than one job consistently from my late teens until I was 36 yo, was a single working mom and everything. I'm totally not recalling how I navigated the whole new-job-kids-get-sick demands of working conflicting with kids thing.

"The last of human freedoms - the ability to choose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances. " - Viktor Frankl.

"The key to good decision making is not knowledge. It is understanding."
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Registered: 08-27-2007
Sun, 12-06-2009 - 3:57pm

              *Praying for my best friend, my Dad*


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Registered: 12-09-2009
Wed, 12-09-2009 - 2:09am

That sounds great! Have you ever considered a home job? Their are great home jobs out their making great money.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 12-09-2009 - 12:58pm
i'm not sure if this is a lead into a home based business like melaleuca (sp) or more general but having just had a friend of DS break the celing fan in his room (both chain and inside part) because of rough housing,i'm convinced the occassional flirting i have with in home DC is not my calling,LOL.


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Registered: 05-02-2006
Tue, 12-15-2009 - 4:52pm

My dream job would be to be a SAHM.

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Registered: 02-04-2009
Thu, 01-14-2010 - 12:56am
The thread wasn't actually intended as an invitation to spam the board.



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