If you weren't doing what you're doing now in terms of work, what you want to do?

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    Jun 26, 2007 7:56 PM GMT
    The stat is that we change careers at least three times during our working years. What's your next great, new, wonderful?
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    Jun 26, 2007 8:25 PM GMT
    Right now, I work for myself as a fashion designer, I sew and design all my clothes and I hope to keep doing this for a while though if I did have a career change in the future, I'd like to be farming vegetable crops, involved in environmental rehabilitation/conservation, community aid, a musician, househusband or aged/disabled carer.
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    Jun 26, 2007 11:20 PM GMT
    Becoming an gay male porn film star....just kiding. I have this fantasy to get back to basic, and working in the farm with plenty of fresh air, naturally beautiful landscape , physical not mentally stressful sales and marketing job I am doing now, you know, stuff like cowboy, ranch, horses and etc. I dont know if it just day dreaming but that what I would like to do. O yes, get me a hunky cowboy to be my life partner working that land together.
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    Jun 27, 2007 12:21 AM GMT
    Strange, I've been thinking about that a lot lately, when I have time to think.

    I've had a lot of changes lately, but it strikes me that what I'm doing now is pretty close to the ambitions I had as a kid (making allowances for kid ideas of the way things work, lol.) I'm running a small environmental lab and consulting service. It's just that to keep doing this, I may have to sell my house very soon. Hmm... it'll be interesting to see how things work out.

    Another daydream I've toyed with is sell everything, buy/build a boat, and set sail...
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    Jun 27, 2007 12:26 AM GMT
    I'm gonna become a faith healer.
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    Jun 27, 2007 12:39 AM GMT
    I would go back out west and go back to being rock climbing guide.
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    Jun 27, 2007 1:40 AM GMT
    My true passoin in life is to be a super hero, so if there is a way for that to happen, i'm all there. Otherwise, i just wanna pay my bills playing music.
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    Jun 27, 2007 3:02 AM GMT
    Police officer!!!
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    Jul 02, 2007 2:17 AM GMT
    Next career....

    Retired

    Which means I'll be the door greeter down at Walmart ignoring most anyone under the age of 70 as they come through the door.

  • SkyMiles

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    Jul 02, 2007 2:27 AM GMT
    I'm an architect now, and it's NOT a fun profession. Know-it-all clients, non-existent budgets, absurd deadlines, lazy engineers, gutless professional organization, and general contractors who've never set foot on an actual building site have made the profession untenable and unenjoyable.

    I'd love to be a writer (fiction) and actually get paid for it (haha, yeah, RIGHT!).
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    Jul 02, 2007 4:01 AM GMT
    Actually, the stat I've heard is that current college graduates will have SEVEN different careers by the time they graduate. I'm in my 40's and am on career number 5, so I think this is probably pretty true.

    I work with career changers all the time, and the difference with people who do it well and those who don't seem to make it work is that the people who succeed are those that really look to see what is needed and valued by professionals that are in the fields that they desire, and look to see how they can get those skills or convince the professionals that they already have them, even if they're not exactly the same. It all comes down to preparation.

    Some fields are easier to enter (and sustain an ongoing income) than others, but there are people making a living doing just about everything.
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    Jul 04, 2007 1:18 PM GMT
    I've had two simultaneous careers the last 12 years or so. I grew up thinking you were supposed to dedicate yourself to one thing and kept trying to make a decision which way to go.

    Finally, it occurred to me that there's no reason not to do two (or more) things at the same time. If you're self-employed, it actually accords you a good bit of freedom not to rely on just one source of income. Otherwise put: I don't have to take writing assignments that bore me and I don't have to see clients who bore me, either. Also, if income dips in one area, I can step up work in the other.

    But I'm ready for a third field now.
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    Jul 04, 2007 3:28 PM GMT
    OW, I wish you luck in your Porn Career. You'll be fabulous!
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    Jul 04, 2007 3:33 PM GMT
    I'm working toward my next career now, High School History Teacher. I also wouldn't like to make money writing, if my writing were better and I had the self-discipine to finish that damn autobiography.
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    Jul 04, 2007 3:33 PM GMT
    Oh yeah. What the world needs now, geriatric porn actors. As I said before, I'll add escorting to my work in porn. Specifically, I'll be escorting men from their rooms to the cafeteria in the nursing home.
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    Jul 04, 2007 3:33 PM GMT
    My career has taken many twists and turns but it has always been in the same field. While I could be higher in the corporate latter had I stayed the course but I don’t think I could be doing much better than I am now. I feel I have developed a broad base of skills that makes me more rounded than most people. I retired five years ago (at 43) but was recruited back to work two years ago. In retirement I traveled a lot, got laid a lot, actual had a relationship for a while, and I wrote poetry and a little music.

    I was a math major in college and started out in technology. I discovered late in my career that my passion is writing and it shows in my work. Rather than compete with all the PHDs developing quantitative models I began competing with all the writers trying to be quantitative and the other quants trying to write. The moral of the story is you don’t have to leave your career to do something different. You can leverage off your success and move into an area that better suites your interest.

    I love my job and have no intentions of retiring again anytime soon, but I live year by year. I will be a writer and manage money until I die. I may do some teaching as well.
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    Jul 04, 2007 4:24 PM GMT
    still in bed and sleepy. Thats why there are typos (today's excuse) I meant I WOULD like to make money writing.

    and OW...Ay granPapi, bring it on!
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    Jul 04, 2007 4:36 PM GMT
    I calculated that typo as a Freudian slip, Crim.

    Don't call me granpapi, sonnyboi
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    Jul 04, 2007 5:05 PM GMT
    Oh thats right. Its Woodkill for you, right?
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    Jul 04, 2007 5:12 PM GMT
    It's woodkill plus instant displacement of libido to sadism.
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    Jul 04, 2007 5:16 PM GMT
    Okay. I wont say it then. And I wont mentiong my inclination to pervese desires of sadomacism and bondage.

    Oops.
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    Jul 04, 2007 5:25 PM GMT
    In an ideal world ... I would be a vet. I love animals.

    But I'd like to help gays to assume themselves, to be in peace with themselves, helping people who want to come-out. Being a male nurse, I want to help and I've been thinking about this for a couple of years.
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    Jul 04, 2007 5:36 PM GMT
    caporalpunition, I love animals too, but any aspirations at being a vet died when I helped a vet friend of mine shove a cows uterus back in -- let me just say it was no walk in the park!
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    Jul 05, 2007 5:30 AM GMT
    One day, not too far from now, I am going to find the courage to quit my extremely addictive technology job, and venture off to what I was put on this planet to do: architecture.

    Awww yeah.