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Career change bullshit.

Discussion in 'RC' started by NAD, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. NAD

    NAD What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse

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    So, let's say I've been offered a job that has more pay, less stress, and is a work from home position. The only downside is that it's in an industry that means nothing to me, instead of being involved in music gear, which, even with all the whacked out problems, I do enjoy quite a bit. Would I be a fool to turn it down?

    I already left said wooing industry once (twice if you count the layoff in 2008 :loco: ), and never really liked it, but the work is easy and the pay is much better than insane broke-ass music industry dollerz. And actually I'm already moonlighting there anyhow, working 4 to 8 hours per week at night just for extra cash.

    Career change stories appreciated ITT. Or just discuss + complain about your job, whatever. Random Judas Priest videos would also be fine. Maybe lurch will even chime in, isn't he a realtor now?
     
  2. einride

    einride your best friend

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    i dont think you should do it

    i cant imagine a better job for you than working with bass stuff

    keep it real man, mo money mo problems
     
  3. Reign in Acai

    Reign in Acai Of Elephant and Man

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    Go for the money, keep moonlighting at Bass shop. Would your current place of employ allow you to work part-time?




    Also come to Agalloch this Sunday!
     
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    Johanna merciless DEATH

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    Do you need more money? Would it improve you life?
     
  5. einride

    einride your best friend

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    how about relevant judas priest videos?



    What have you achieved now you're old
    Did you fulfill ambition, do as you were told
    Or are you still doing the same this year
    Should I give sorrow, or turn 'round and sneer

    I know that the prospects weren't all that good
    But they improved, and I'd have thought that you could
    Have strived for that something we all have deep inside
    Not let it vanish, along with your pride

    Now with the aid of your new walking stick
    You hobble along through society thick
    And look mesmerized by the face of it all
    You keep to the gutter in case you fall

    I can't go on
     
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  6. NAD

    NAD What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse

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    I'm actually not looking for more money, it's the less stress option that concerns me most. Without going into lengthy details.........................

    [SCENE MISSING]

    .......................I just want to complain. I absolutely ADORE working with basshit all day, but the real world problem of an entire industry run by whackos becomes bothersome at times such as these.

    Jerry I knew your answer would be Agalloch. :loco: I can't make it though, gotta work on a big project for the part-time thingy Sunday night. Honestly the last time they were in town was a distinct highlight of my heavy metal existence, if they broke up at the end of that set I could not have witnessed a higher peak.

    This song is great. :headbang:
     
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  7. einride

    einride your best friend

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    do you mind telling us exactly what it is you do in this other mysterious job
     
  8. NAD

    NAD What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse

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    Construction estimating, masonry in particular. Same shit I did for a decade, read plans, estimate numbers, type bids, call contractors, etc. Pretty easy because 1) I'm good at math and 2) I did it for so many years.

    It's definitely not fulfilling though, it's a Real Job. Honestly the only chance I have to going back to construction full time is if this place complete falls apart, and even after 10 years of dancing (nearly 4 with me at the helm), shit keeps growing and getting better. We have a huge deal with Warwick right now, that combined with our Ibanez deal and we're sitting relatively pretty. Relatively, although not this week. Those are our big money accounts that allow us to make cool shit for our hundreds of small customers, which is the real drive for me. Sadowsky, Mike Lull, Mayones, and hell even Spector uses our pickups occasionally. Neat.

    I thought last night and think this now, this thread is the best first world problem I have right now: my fun job actually takes work/effort sometimes. Oh the humanity! :loco:
     
  9. einride

    einride your best friend

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    this sounds boring as hell and i wouldnt recommend spending a lot of your life doing it
     
  10. NAD

    NAD What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse

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    I already regret spending my 20s doing just that, so thank you for the reminder. I remember having just turned 30 years old and staring at a set of plans, probably the 10,000th since I was 19, and saying "is this really what I wanted out of life?" The answer was no, and shortly afterward I ended up here. Ah fuckit, I'll stick around. Hopefully we'll get paid on Friday. :loco:

    Fun fact: my boss is crazy, but that is partially why he is so good at what he does, embodying the whole Mad Scientist bit. Plus he's a good friend too, so there's that. And my crew probably bitches about my decisions when I'm not around anyhow, haha.

    "Man I can't believe NAD told me to work again, fuck that guy! . . . Oh hey man, we jammin' tonight?"

    The circle of life continues...
     
  11. J.

    J. Old Fart

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    i dont know shit about construction, but i did change careers back in June. I'd been in sales since 2001 and I've hated it since 2001. Sure, it paid the bills when times were good, but goddamn i hate people so it didnt fit too well.

    now i work for at&t and love the job. i still have to talk to people, but a lot less and i'm not convincing them to buy some piece of crap. now i just install internet, tv, and phone. i drive a company truck, work outdoors a lot, lots of overtime, union job. i'm loving it, just wish i was better at it. thatll come with time.

    in short, no, dont do it. if i went back into sales, yall will see me on the news as that guy who walked into a business popping caps
     
  12. Reign in Acai

    Reign in Acai Of Elephant and Man

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    The Israelites are handing out $800 bonuses next week. I work for a good company, doing the most mindless shit imaginable. The longer I stay there, the bigger the trench I dig. :erk:
     
  13. NAD

    NAD What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse

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    We made payroll this week. My crew is fucking amazing. :kickass:

    I remember back in the pre-2006 construction days we used to get $5,000 boners at the end of the year. Well, I did, which means most others got $1,000 and then I'm sure a few above me got $25,000. I honestly can't say those were necessarily happy times, because all it did was pay off the debt I collected throughout the year.

    These days I just don't spend the money. No bonus, no debt, no problem.
     
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    Yeah, I'd say stay where you are. If you don't need the extra money, don't trade your contentment for it. Sounds like the current job has its ups and downs, but at least it's something you really get satisfaction from. My job (tutor and supplemental instructor) doesn't pay much, but I really enjoy it. Plus, it just makes sense for my path to professordom since it will count as required teaching experience when I apply to be a professor at the same school. Two years down, three more to go.
     
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    dorian gray Returning videotapes

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    Career change coming next summer for me. It's been in the works since 2009 and it should work out nicely in the end.
    Career changes are difficult. I don't recommend them unless there is something seriously wrong with the current career and/or you have your needs and desires clearly laid out and know exactly how to get them.

    Good luck.
     
  16. NAD

    NAD What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse

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    You still going to be working in the health care industry, or removing thyself entirely?

    My desire is to retire at 40 and never have to work again. That probably won't happen.
     

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