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Old 12-28-2012, 09:59 PM
Kilter Kilter is offline
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Default Work question

I am thinking long term work situations here....

One is doing stuff I love, but not much of a chance of ever advancing, and not a lot of job security (contract work, so more like 'if' there's work). Pay is ok but it gets frustrating with not having any say in things - it's a show up, do the work, go home sort of thing.

Or do something I don't really like as much, that has more security and chances to advance. Not sure what that would be yet - might go back to school, who knows...

Just pondering.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:01 PM
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2nd option, and make that thing you love to do a hobby rather than a job.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:05 PM
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No question, option 2.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:10 PM
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Yup, that's what I'm thinking. I have a year and a half (hopefully) to get something set up...
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:52 AM
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Option 2 is what I chose. It has its cons -obviously- but I think it's worth it.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:07 AM
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For me, I cannot tolerate doing a job I hate just because it's a job. Short-term? Sure. Long-term? Hell no. I worked in a library for 3 months and was MISERABLE. I wouldn't choose to do that job for the rest of my life even if the pay was AMAZING (which it wasn't).

Now, I could work in a vet clinic for the rest of my life and be okay. It's not my favorite thing, by far, but it's doable. But there's also nowhere to go - no way to advance.

I guess I'm fortunate that the thing I love is the thing that offers me virtually endless opportunities for advancement. Working in a zoo is truly a dream come true, even at entry level. It can only go up from here, but even if I stayed where I am, I'd be happy.

So, I guess what I'm trying to say is maybe try to find a balance - go for something you still enjoy, but that will give you opportunities. Surely there's something out there that suits you and also pays you?
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:21 AM
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May I ask, what do the jobs entail?

For me I can NOT do something I hate, something I was "eh" about maybe but absolutely HATE? Not unless I was seriously hurting for money.
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