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Old 06-05-2007, 06:25 PM   #41
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Amen to that. When hobbies become jobs, they're no longer hobbies.

Too many people talk about "making your hobbies into a career", and that's just crazy to me...
I don't know about that as a blanket statement.

I'd agree that if you work for someone else -- who has specific expectations about your working conditions and working hours, and ideas different from your own about how you work and produce -- then yes, definitely.

But if someone could do what they enjoy, working for themselves on their own terms and on their own schedule, and without office politics or bosses...and make a few bucks in the process, why not?
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Old 06-06-2007, 05:19 AM   #42
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Hi Ziggy!

That`s exactly how I feel. I love the research I have to do to help others when they visit my pages, and sharing my interests with others can lead into all sorts of activities.
I have just started up a meet up group for the London area on how to build websites. People are signing up on-line so I have to get things organized.
I am learning, enjoying and working my own business all at the same time.
I do however recognise that not everyone wants to be so busy. It depends on your personality and your needs.
So everyone to their own!

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Old 06-07-2007, 11:43 PM   #43
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It makes me smile when I read comments like:

I could imagine the fascination for employment must be different for those who do make a difference on a daily basis i.e. those trying to find a cure for cancer...

My wife and I are both scientists and she is working finding new drugs to cure various forms of cancer. We love the scientific part of our jobs, and she is especially passionate about it... but we cannot stand the worplace... The back stabbing, the lack of focus, the incompetence, the egos... Plus all the corporate politics, the layoffs, the downsizings, the mergers, the bankrupcies... We are so sick and tired of it that we want out ASAP. That's why FI has become such a focus of ours. It will allow us to take charge of our career once again and pursue our passion in other ways that may not be as financially rewarding as our current careers are.
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My wife and I are both scientists and she is working finding new drugs to cure various forms of cancer. We love the scientific part of our jobs, and she is especially passionate about it... but we cannot stand the worplace... The back stabbing, the lack of focus, the incompetence, the egos... Plus all the corporate politics, the layoffs, the downsizings, the mergers, the bankrupcies... We are so sick and tired of it that we want out ASAP.
It's funny how the duties related to the job itself may be a satisfier but the job environment is a dissatisfier. From reading so many posts, it seems as though the more years you put in the more the scale tips.
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It's funny how the duties related to the job itself may be a satisfier but the job environment is a dissatisfier. From reading so many posts, it seems as though the more years you put in the more the scale tips.
I agree completely. It's not the job, but rather the environment in which you do it. The intellectual challenge of a job is the most rewarding thing to a highly-intelligent person; boredom is a fate worse than death.
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Hey Jay, how is the new wife and marriage? (sorry--I know it is off topic. . .)
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