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Old 05-20-08, 12:21 PM   #1
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If you could?

Would you go back to school and pursue another career?
If so what career would you pursue and why?

Me, I'm looking at going back to try for a Pharm D. or an advanced bio chem degree. I want to do research.
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Old 05-20-08, 12:38 PM   #2
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Yes.
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Yep - I have always regretted not going on to be a chef as cooking is one of my passions.
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Either a career in the Military or some sort of trade work.
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Firefighting school. Get on with a municipal FD, landscape etc. on the side.
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Old 05-20-08, 12:50 PM   #6
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Old 05-20-08, 01:01 PM   #7
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is ELMER FUDD an occupation?
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That is a lumberjack ma'am. He cuts down trees, he eats his lunch, he goes to the lavatory. On Wednesday's he goes shopping, and has buttered scones for tea.
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Yes.
Don't know. Something in sports.
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I'd skip the navy.
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That is a lumberjack ma'am. He cuts down trees, he eats his lunch, he goes to the lavatory. On Wednesday's he goes shopping, and has buttered scones for tea.
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I have watched parts of that several times and have yet to see an ax. Chains saws, trucks, tractors, yes. Axes, no.
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Old 05-20-08, 01:32 PM   #14
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I've always thought being a garbage man would be cool. Besides the decent pay and benefits, you'd get to score all kindsa dumpster stuff, you'd drive a big, stinky, butt-ugly truck that everybody wants to avoid, and to top it all, you get to take that big, stinky, butt-ugly truck off-roading when you go to the dump to unload!!!
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Old 05-20-08, 01:41 PM   #15
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Guy I went to hi skul with joined the Navy and got his electrician's license. However, he separated from the service in San Diego and promptly got one of those civil service set-asides as a postman. He walked a beat in Mission Beach delivering the mail and getting to know the locals. Married a nice girl who grew up there - and they bought her parents' house when her parents went to assisted living. He retired last year and now has his Navy pension and his Post Office pension. He's 53, in good shape, and works part time as an electrician when he's not surfing or cycling.

I did the college thing and have had to change careers twice - first time when I found out that waiting tables paid more than teaching (seriously). Second time when it became apparent that journalism was going into the toilet. Now I hope I can hold on to a state job long enough to become vested in the retirement plan in a couple years.

So, Kevin, you were the smart one. Say 'hi' to Lisa for me.
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Something in the sciences
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professional drummer.
At no point during my early drumming years did anyone say you could go to school for it.

Imagine my dismay when I found out that in the real world, nobody pays you for being able to twist a doobie with one hand.
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Old 05-20-08, 02:03 PM   #17
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That is a lumberjack ma'am. He cuts down trees, he eats his lunch, he goes to the lavatory. On Wednesday's he goes shopping, and has buttered scones for tea.
W3rd. You get to skip and jump, press wild flowers, and wear women's clothing on top of that.

According to the Alphabet of Manliness...

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A lumberjack is a man who jacks lumber. Chopping down trees is all they think about. If there were no trees to chop down, lumberjacks would cease to exist. And yet, lumberjacks have so much contempt for trees that they are willing to sacifice their very existence to help win the war against nature. Trees are everywhere. It's getting to the point where you can't even go to a park anymore without seeing a tree. If lumberjacks didn't cut down trees, the trees would overwhelm us and take over the world. The where would we raise our families and park our cars--in the forest? Wishful thinking, and it might eve work if it weren't for one small detail: bears.

Lumberjacks evolved from pirates, and cavemen before that. There is no nobler calling than that of a lumberjack. Deep down insinde every guy, no matter how much of a pasty-thighed, white-collared desk slave he is, there's a lumberjack waiting to bust out. Not only is being a lumberjack the manlieist profession in the world but it's also the only profession to set the definitive style of clothing for me to wear for generations since the first burly lumberjack walked the earth.
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I guess I have to say i'm lucky in that regard. I worked as a landscaper, then went corporate with american skandia ( now prudential) and finally ended up exactly where I want to be ( career FD).


But if I had to do it again, and had a choice about it, the only thing I would give up my present job for, would have to be something that offers some type of killer adventure. Maybe an astronaut or something. Discovering some type of far off civilization....I guess I never gave up that kind of childhood fantasy. I've always had a serious case of wanderlust. If NASA had some program to send civilians into space, i'd take it in a heartbeat. My only regret is not finishing college when I was there. I'm slowly going back now, but I don't know who i'm fooling. I've never been college material.......
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I'm doing it right now.

I didn't really have a career before I went to college. I like to be outdoors and decided I wanted to be a field scientist when I was 30-something. In May 2009 I will graduate with my BS in geology. I'm also taking GIS classes, there are lots of jobs in that field.

I have to go and finish packing my gear, I'm headed out for 3 days of field work, mapping geology with the Colorado Geologic Survey this summer....
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Definitely should have been an Orthopaedic Surgeon. MD/Carpenter and you get to use power tools

I could have saved a ton of $ putting myself back together
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I may just be going back to "school".

Apparently the economic development agency for my area offers free or low-cost business classes that could really help with doing what I'd like to do with the shop. I'll be signing up as soon as the classes are offered again.
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Shouldve went for that PhD in History and became a history prof....
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Do they offer that at the college where you work?
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Old 05-21-08, 09:10 PM   #25
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I already passed the academy except for one thing - I would have had my dream career if it wasn't for my eyes.

So my goal would be to buy new eyes. But that ain't possible.
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