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04-22-2006 10:27 AM
SomeStrangeGuy
Re: Career Change

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Originally Posted by DUX
Starting a business is an option. I've got backers if the situation is right. What kind would you open?
Hey I have some ideas I'm waiting to patent - you get the backers, I'll provide the IP
04-22-2006 9:33 AM
DUX
Re: Career Change

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Originally Posted by MetallicCarrot
Go back to school, get a degree, and start my own business on the side and change "real" jobs upwards for every 18 months without a promotion. There is no future in going backwards.

BTW, my company owner makes over $100 million net a year, and I haven't even had an annual review.
Starting a business is an option. I've got backers if the situation is right. What kind would you open?
04-22-2006 8:08 AM
MetallicCarrot
Re: Career Change

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Originally Posted by DUX
Well tonight after 27 straight days at work, the last six being from 0800-2200, I've hit an all-time low. Lots of things going on at home, but the job just isn't fun at all anymore. Today I worked from 8am to midnight-thirty and only got slammed for my efforts. I'm convinced at this point that it's just not worth it.

Suggestions for a new direction? What would you do if you could start over?
Go back to school, get a degree, and start my own business on the side and change "real" jobs upwards for every 18 months without a promotion. There is no future in going backwards.

BTW, my company owner makes over $100 million net a year, and I haven't even had an annual review.
04-22-2006 3:08 AM
BladeRider
Re: Career Change

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Originally Posted by DUX
Thanks for the input guys.


The airline thing was originally the "big" plan. 9-11 changed all of that. Furloughs and cutbacks have just made them a poor choice for me. 250k senior captains are probably a thing of the past, and it would take 15yrs or more for me to get to that seniority point anyway.

I'm still shopping. You never know.

Yep, I fly almost every week and I think pilots are underpaid these days. A new F/O only makes 30-50K and a 10 year captain is only in the mid 100K region. The high paid executive treatment for captains is a thing of the past. My great uncle flew the hayday for the big airlines and socked away quite a pension and salary. He still captains a plane, he had to retire from commercial because of age, but at 73 he still is in charge of private metal. He can continue as long as he can pass a yearly physical.

Hats off to any of the guys up front.
04-22-2006 2:40 AM
DUX
Re: Career Change

Well tonight after 27 straight days at work, the last six being from 0800-2200, I've hit an all-time low. Lots of things going on at home, but the job just isn't fun at all anymore. Today I worked from 8am to midnight-thirty and only got slammed for my efforts. I'm convinced at this point that it's just not worth it.

Suggestions for a new direction? What would you do if you could start over?
11-16-2005 12:30 PM
phobiaphobe
Re: Career Change

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Originally Posted by BDA116
...Second, working for/with your friends is pretty much never a good thing, especially if you want to stay friends long term.
You know, I hadn't really thought about that part. Good point, for sure. Though I wouldnt be working for him directly, he absolutely would have authority over me. This is a guy that cheated off me through much of college. He's got his PhD (Papa has a Dealership) but to be fair he's a cool guy and we've always seen most things the same way.

As far as the woman... I think she'd be able to get on board more easily if she ended up with a big fat diamond out of the deal. Still haven't made any decision yet. Lots more to consider and lots of homework to do. I won't do anything drastic if I don't think it would be worthwhile. Time will tell.
11-16-2005 11:38 AM
iridered
Re: Career Change

DUX & PHOBE,

Best of luck to both you. Dux, I'm in the same position as you. I too am ready for a major career change. I also have a decent paying job, but am miserable with no job satisfaction. My current employer found I was looking for other work and tried their best to stop it. Things have never been the same since. I guess I've come to realize that money isn't important when waking up in the morning knowing you have to go to work makes you miserable. I'm doing everything I can to make my dreams happen before I reach the cut-off of 37 years old. One thing is for certain, hind sight is 20/20. If only I knew what I know now 10 years ago when in college!! Again, best of luck to both of you. I hope you find your answers and are happy with any and all your decisions.
11-16-2005 11:04 AM
Heavy-Dee
Re: Career Change

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Originally Posted by luvtolean
8 hours, that's damn long.
But think of the make up sex!
11-16-2005 10:41 AM
luvtolean
Re: Career Change

Phobe, 2 things come to mind.

Friend is a four letter word in business. (provided this is a friend and not just a friendly co-worker)

Second, long distance relationships suck. 8 hours, that's damn long.



11-16-2005 10:32 AM
BDA116
Re: Career Change

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Originally Posted by rocket
.......You are very intelligent and I don't think that this will be the last great offer to come your way.......
Hang on...... You do know you were talking to 'Phobe, right?

Kidding, frenchy. You probably have a great opportunity with your friend's business.......but there are a couple things to consider. First, if Jess can't get on board with it, you'd hate yourself for doing it.........plus you'd need to share the address of the new townhouse with us so we could console her.
Second, working for/with your friends is pretty much never a good thing, especially if you want to stay friends long term.
11-16-2005 9:34 AM
luvtolean
Re: Career Change

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Originally Posted by jaim
Quit complaining and be thankful you have a job. We just layed off over 400 college educated people where I work. And most were engineers. Be thankful you are doing something you enjoy and are not in jeapordy of losing it.
Bah...bullshit. If everyone played the paranoid game, nobody would ever change jobs, they'd just stay miserable/bored/broke at their current one.



11-16-2005 8:52 AM
DUX
Re: Career Change

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Originally Posted by jaim
Quit complaining and be thankful you have a job. We just layed off over 400 college educated people where I work. And most were engineers. Be thankful you are doing something you enjoy and are not in jeapordy of losing it.
I realize I'm lucky to be employed, although it took more work than luck to get here.

I also wasn't complaining.
11-16-2005 2:47 AM
Repeater
Re: Career Change

How about this one: Stay in the reserves and go to Iraq or gitmo or get out. The last time i was recalled It was the day i reenlisted. The basterds had already cut my orders and old me the chances were low i would be recalled


My slogan: (every coasties slogan) I love the ****en Coast Gaurd And the Coast Gaurd loves ****en ME!

(we don't say uhra or anything)
11-16-2005 2:22 AM
jaim
Re: Career Change

Quit complaining and be thankful you have a job. We just layed off over 400 college educated people where I work. And most were engineers. Be thankful you are doing something you enjoy and are not in jeapordy of losing it.
11-16-2005 2:11 AM
phobiaphobe
Re: Career Change

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Originally Posted by rocket
Do what feels right to you. You are very intelligent and I don't think that this will be the last great offer to come your way. Don't let money rule the decision... it is an important slice of the pie but there are other things to consider as well. I wish you the best.
Thanks.

My current boss likes me and I get the feeling he's grooming me to get into a sales management position in this store... Could take 5 years, could take 10. Or I could be totally wrong. Not really sure. Also not really sure if I would take that position if offered to me; it isn't the best place I've worked by a longshot. I wouldn't be going for the money; the pay would be pretty similar to what I'm making now. The experience, though, would pay huge dividends. The 10 grand I would want to sign would be more to lessen the blow from relocating. Plus if I left my current job before year-end I'd forfeit a pretty fat bonus.

All I can do is go talk to them, see how serious they are. THen I can decide for sure if it is worth it. I hope it is.
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