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#1 ladypanther

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:22 PM

I have taken the plunge. Wish I had done it sooner but realize that things happen for a reason at the time they happen. I kept trying to find the good job in my well intended career field. Finally realized I had been trying to rearrange deck chairs on the Titanic.

Only posting this to encourage others to think outside the box. Before, I had a goal that I unconsciously suppressed. Now it is real and I feel as if I have a new life.

#2 Hotsauce

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:29 PM

I am giving you pie and rep.

Have a great weekend!

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:36 PM

so did you go to car sales?

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 08:45 AM

Best of luck!!

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:21 AM

not a lot going on here in WNC, hope you don't have to relocate.



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Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:33 PM

not a lot going on here in WNC, hope you don't have to relocate.




No, just changing my commute time from 15 to 25 min.

You are right,not much going on here. I feel lucky to have a new opportunity.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:36 PM

Not a bad time at all, especially if you don't dread the day

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:40 PM

Not a bad time at all, especially if you don't dread the day



I have not slept well on Sun night (in years) until I decided to make this change. No one else where I worked sleeps on Sun night either. That's all I needed to know, but it is amazing what tolerate.

Looking forward to going to work is going to be so refreshing.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:49 PM

So what are you doing?

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:19 PM

I did the same about 3 months ago, greatest decision i ever made.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 08:09 PM

Trying to talk the wife into a change. She's been in her biz for almost 25 years now and is a COO with a pretty strong 6-figure salary. She hasn't been happy for over a year and she's exploring other opportunities, but I guess it's not to the point when she hangs it up.

Her current contract is up in August, so maybe she'll decide to not pursue a new deal and we'll move on. I'm not sure I should push her or let her decide for herself.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:58 PM

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:13 AM

I'd rather be poor and happy. Life is too short to have a soul sucking job where you hate waking up every morning.

Of course I'd take about any fugging job right now.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:36 AM

Trying to talk the wife into a change. She's been in her biz for almost 25 years now and is a COO with a pretty strong 6-figure salary. She hasn't been happy for over a year and she's exploring other opportunities, but I guess it's not to the point when she hangs it up.

Her current contract is up in August, so maybe she'll decide to not pursue a new deal and we'll move on. I'm not sure I should push her or let her decide for herself.


i would recommend that you let her decide for herself.

Make sure that she knows you support her no matter what her decision.

My wife was torn about 5 years ago when she was thinking about becoming a stay at home mom. She was a Treasurer for a Fortuen 500 company....with a strong six figure salary. She was burnt out from the rat race.