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Old 05-03-2010, 08:46 AM   #41
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Cardude, you sound a bit like me. It's not that I don't enjoy leisure activities because I do! I just need some kind of challenge where I'm really stimulated which doesn't happen for me so much with things like travel and just hanging around. Actually, I don't even really like to travel that much continuously. I would miss working on projects and having goals.
That would actually be fine with me, I think, if some of the things I enjoy doing about my job (when I get to do it) could come without the office politics, unreasonable deadlines and weekly status reports (among other things). Those aspects of corporate life could turn just about any otherwise fulfilling occupation into a stressful PITA.

Make sure that TPS report is on my desk by 3:00 today.

"Hey, for every ten dollars, that's another hour that I have to be in the work place. That's an hour of my life. And my life is a very finite thing. I have only 'x' number of hours left before I'm dead. So how do I want to use these hours of my life? Do I want to use them just spending it on more crap and more stuff, or do I want to start getting a handle on it and using my life more intelligently?" -- Joe Dominguez (1938 - 1997)
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:51 AM   #42
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I have an uncle who worked the low end of the car business his whole life. After he gave up his lots he worked some auctions and resold to dealers to keep his hand in. He always had a good time and I think he would still be doing it today at age 90 had he not been hit and killed by lightning.

OK ha, I don't know if you are baiting for this, or that you will be offended at a complete stranger's tongue-in-cheek jibe against a beloved family member............but a life-long car-salesman who enjoyed his work being hit by lightning...... sounds like karma to me

(apologies to car-dude as well )

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Old 05-05-2010, 08:57 AM   #43
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How about selling cars at someone else's business?
I have the skills, and the money would be good, but the hours in the car biz are terrible so it would not be worth it to me.

I'm getting back into the wholesale business again with another guy. This time we are buying from the public getting leads from Craigslist mostly and selling at auction or to other used car dealers. Just part time. Actually he does the work and I provide the cash, and we are only doing cheap vehicles (around 5K avg) so it's not big money. Keeps the brain working.
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(apologies to car-dude as well )
I'm used to it.

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