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Ho boy. Haven't posted here in a year or two. Still see some familiar faces here.
On another note. I've been thinking recently. When it comes to careers. Would you rather do something you love? Or something you hate but for a lot of money?
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Understandable. Currently im in this situation. The money and the environment is not bad. I love it. But there's more profitable fields I could be doing in my line of work.
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I'm currently a service technician. I just do basic maintenance on cars. I could go for something like diesel tech or something in the auto insurance. I also need to get started on college. I want to get into more depth in engine building and auto engineering.
Diesel techs can make anywhere from 60 to six figures depending on who you work with. But I love my job and my coworkers. I'm thinking about what path I want to take. For now im just coasting
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About 6 months now
That's not very long.
I'm in a similar situation, and I'm waiting until 18 or 24 months to make any such. Until then, I'm just enjoying a for-once stable place in my lift.
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Yeah, I know. But I suppose im just looking ahead into the future. For now just keep coasting. What line of work do you do anon?
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I'm doing something I love and squeaking by most of the time.
I just keep telling myself I'll get there some day.
Auxiliary medical staff.
I want to leave this place and advance and stuff. I do have some semblance of a plan for myself, but for now the rest and consistency is more welcome than anything.
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Oh nice, so you kind of get what im feelin no?>>883602
That's the spirit.
I think the best option for end goals is just to set a personal list. "what can I do today or this week/month to benefit my situation">>883606
For me, my old job. I liked it cause it was consistent. I knew what was gonna happen each day of the week. But yet. I was struggling on a day to day bases. But hey here I am now.
Just don't let yourself get too comfortable is what I personally learned. I hope you find something you like
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I had one month off from convention work. I've started up again, because the next one is in February.
I have a lot to do.
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Right now im trying to climb that corporate ladder. Our company just bought out smaller shops and they wants experienced workers to at those new locations. And Im one of the main techs but they eventually want those workers to become management then so on and so on. But if people start jumping ship. I'd probably follow. >>883619
How ya been bud? long time no see.>>883620
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Pretty decent. Same ol same ol. Anything new friend?
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Same here. Im gonna try to work on my fitness and health. It's about time. I laze around too much after work.>>883634
I honestly don't mind it and yes. More money and experience in my hands
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I wish you luck on that! I've gotten a few of my friends jobs. ....I need to start school >>883644
As someone who drives a 30 year old car. I fully understand
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Previous places ive worked. And i'd say im pretty well when it comes to constructing resumes and doing interviews. Every job ive applied to I never got turned down.
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Well if you ever need advice. I plan on staying around here again
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Well that's just not true.
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The incorrect part was hating it, not having to work. You don't have to hate work. Not to the extent some people do, at the least.>>883726
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Something I love. Money is not that hard to come by, honestly. At least, if you're okay with a simple lifestyle.
I'd rather do something I enjoy, and maybe have to work a bit extra at it, than do something I hate. Ultimately, if you hate your job, you'll be forced to find other means of coping, which'll mean more money spent anyway.
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When you put it that way. I totally wouldn't wanna live that way. Blowing your hard earned money just trying to coupe with yourself. Yikes!
I'm actually taking a course on this right now. There's three things you look for in a career. Skills, values, and preferences. Money isn't what you look for, it's just what you need. A job does need to pay you enough before you can pursue it, and there's no point in chasing your passion if it's paying you nothing. But if you find something that pays enough, you should try to make sure it blends your skills, values, and preferences. If you find a job like this, you will be successful, and you may end up getting more money, and living a happier life. And at the end of the day, you're not going to regret not getting a car, or not earning a nice house. You're going to regret not spending time with your family.
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As I stated above.
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so, why the name drop?
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I have over 30 names and aliases I use. This was my first.
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preferrably something i love that also makes me lots of money
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I don't mind money much, so something I love. Which I suppose I am doing, although I mind money enough to stay housed and fed.
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Heyo! Welcome back!
>When it comes to careers. Would you rather do something you love? Or something you hate but for a lot of money?
Definitely something I love. I've already done the 'something I hate for a lot of money', and it almost destroyed my life.
That being said, you gotta strike a balance somewhere.
I got a new job about two years ago and have been steadily moving up in that ladder to slightly better positions that are just a little less stressful and hard and my body. I'm in a position now where I don't mind the work, and I love my co-workers. We all try very hard to make it a team effort while also having some pretty good shenanigans.
Now that said, if someone came along and offerred me a dream job of working with cheetahs or something? Fuck yes I'm going ro take it. But it would be hard to leave my coworkers, and I would probably come back to visit them a lot.
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i would rather do the first, but i am doing the second :c
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a lost pony would rather do someone
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i've been doing something i love for the last 6 years, so i will say that
that being said, i reaaaaally would love to have a bit more income ://
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I suppose this question depends on how much of both there is.
I'd probably won't kill innocent people or semi innocent people or perform feats of acrobacy, even if it payed exuberantly much.
I would do volunteer stuff if I found the time and all the other stuff is taken care for. I would not do something I love for "work" if it means it gets to be free and I can't pay my bills.
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what do you love?
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I would rather do something I love but bills need to get paid.
So you find something that you love that pays and live below your means.
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What would you love?