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#16 Scrumtrilescent

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 02:08 PM

Mr. Beauadfaadosifxjangles said a lot of what I would've said if I could write that much at once. My career track has been unorthodox as well, but keeping at it has really let it take off over the last 2 years. Be stubborn, in a good way.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 02:13 PM

The only degree worth a damn that you listed is an engineering one. IT degrees are a dime a dozen, and MBAs and Law degrees are saturated to the point of being worthless.

Do you just want a job? Or is there something that you actually want to do some day, that you hope you can work toward?

TBH man, Mr beux, pretty much hit the nail on the head. I don't know what I want. I'm kind of a free-spirited guy. I've talked about writing pieces for magazines (don't judge me on my huddle contributions LOL) or scripts. I love the arts. I'd like to get to a place where I could put all my time towards that and be successful. I've had some very successful people in film/entertainment tell me I have a lot of potential and to pursue it, but I think I'm just kind of stuck because I lack the initiative and there isn't a "how-to" guide for those fields per se.

So, I consider those like hobbies or outside interests, and I feel like if I can get a solid job to work for the time being, it will put me in a place where I can pursue those more fully and wholeheartedly. So, I guess I'm looking for a professional job that isn't as demanding as a working class one, that would provide me with the time and money to pursue those other interests as well as put my family in an even more comfortable position.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 02:14 PM

The only degree worth a damn that you listed is an engineering one. IT degrees are a dime a dozen, and MBAs and Law degrees are saturated to the point of being worthless.

Do you just want a job? Or is there something that you actually want to do some day, that you hope you can work toward?


I have a degree in Engineering and I make more money driving a beer truck. Perhaps I should have gone with Architectural Engineering instead of Electronic... :)

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 02:16 PM

Jesus, everyone in this thread is from Huddle circa 2004.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 02:17 PM

Going to open a secret ~Old School~ subforum...

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 02:21 PM

YESSSSS!

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 02:21 PM

One of my godbrothers went to Full Sail because he loved the film/music industry and being a part of the creative process there. He now works in audio engineering for Disney...not sure if Full Sail is still a viable option nowadays, this was about 10-12 years ago. I seem to remember he said they were really good with apprenticeships that translated into careers.

Of course, this is the free spirit who took a year off of this job a few years ago and traveled the world as Shrek in the musical, met his wife in Thailand, and was married by a witch doctor in Singapore. fugin' weirdo.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 02:22 PM

Engineering is getting a little crowded too, IMO... stay outz.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 02:28 PM

Hard sciences. I think sometimes I'm a broken record.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 02:31 PM

Maybe look into a trade? I don't know of any good electricians that are out of work.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 02:32 PM

I have a degree in Engineering and I make more money driving a beer truck. Perhaps I should have gone with Architectural Engineering instead of Electronic... :)

I bet Proudiddy has his driver's license. Maybe you can hook him up with a route?

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 02:32 PM

One of my godbrothers went to Full Sail because he loved the film/music industry and being a part of the creative process there. He now works in audio engineering for Disney...not sure if Full Sail is still a viable option nowadays, this was about 10-12 years ago. I seem to remember he said they were really good with apprenticeships that translated into careers.

Of course, this is the free spirit who took a year off of this job a few years ago and traveled the world as Shrek in the musical, met his wife in Thailand, and was married by a witch doctor in Singapore. fugin' weirdo.

LOL, wow. Yeah, I saw their ads over the last two years, and I had never heard of them before so I thought it was kind of scammy looking. So that's pretty cool. I don't know how people would rate them now either though.

What's crazy is, one of my professors is a pretty big figure in independent/art films and I had talked to him about going to law school once I graduated, just to "have it in my back pocket," and he looked at with disappointment. He's originally from China and his family apparently pushed him to go the doctor route, so he studied medicine, became a doctor, and then went full-fledged into film and abandoned the medical field altogether.

I was one of his favorite students for whatever reason, and he said I could always use him as a resource, but I just struggle with that grown up work vs. dream work dilemma. And our program had apprenticeships and internships available through UNC... But, I just didn't even apply for them because of my family situation and I've always wanted to do it myself, which hasn't always been the right way, but oh well...

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 02:33 PM

Maybe look into a trade? I don't know of any good electricians that are out of work.



Trade skills in general are good to have IMO.

Some are punished by illegal labor being paid on the extreme cheap, but good Plumbers, Masons, Electricians, etc usually stay busy.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 02:35 PM

Maybe look into a trade? I don't know of any good electricians that are out of work.

Actually, I wasn't lying the many times I've said that I want to be like you when I grow up. Problem is, I'm pretty grown up now, lol.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 02:36 PM

I paid a guy 600 bucks to spend 2 hours in my garage wiring it. That ain't bad.


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