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Old 02-21-2007, 08:03 AM   #41
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I discovered that there really wasn't anything that I wanted to do that would qualify as work. The bottom line is, if I didn't have to work, I wouldn't. That doesn't mean that I would sit on the couch all day and watch TV, but I wouldn't do anything that resembles what I'm doing now. I'd do some traveling, some rock climbing, some surfing, maybe write a little, and after I got tired of that, I'd probably do some volunteer work. But nothing that's nearly as stressful as what I'm doing now.
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I got real tired of the diagnostic tests & career surveys that'd suck down an hour or two of my life only to conclude that I'd make an excellent nuclear engineer, teacher, or department head.
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Re: Layoffs at IBM
Old 02-21-2007, 09:48 AM   #42
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... five years later... I'm pretty sure that ER is my avocation.
I think I've come to that conclusion as well. The time I had off was much more enjoyable than any job I've ever had.

Unfortunately, I also discovered that retirement doesn't pay much, so I have a long way to go before I'll be able to make that job transition.
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:59 AM   #43
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Anyone have any ideas of a good career with a low barrier of entry :-)
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One of my retiring mates became an organist and choir master at his church. Although the pay is not good, he is very satisifed with his change of pace after 15 years...a good pension and golden handshake made it possible financially.
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See, I couldnt do any job that counts as 'foreplay' for me

Unless the clients didnt mind if I hopped on them.
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I'm not going there. Happy endings and all.
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