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Ant__.
11-10-2006, 12:15 PM
I have a potential career change opportunity on the horizon and it's got me thinking hard about what I want to do, having been in Sales/Account Management for 15 years, but I'm not sure what to do.

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Ant__.
11-10-2006, 12:15 PM
I have a potential career change opportunity on the horizon and it's got me thinking hard about what I want to do, having been in Sales/Account Management for 15 years, but I'm not sure what to do.

What did you dream of doing when you were younger? did you achieve it? or do you still have an ambition to fulfill work wise?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Celeon999
11-10-2006, 12:42 PM
I never had a clear idea of what i would want to become.


I still have the wish to do something different (working in IT and Electrical installations at the moment).

Dont know what , thats the problem http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I just know that i want to do something different.



In your case.... It depends on several things.


Would trying to get into your dream job be financially risky for you or not ?

Do you have the option to go back into your old job , just in case ?


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NaKacu
11-10-2006, 12:48 PM
I always wanted to be an ichthyologist...

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ichthyologist)

no luck of doing that - ever... sometimes there is a conflict of interest and reality where the reality wins. With school loans to pay and family to look after, a man's gotta prioritize.
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AVGWarhawk
11-10-2006, 01:04 PM
I received a BA in Criminal Justice, University of Maryland. Wanted to get into law enforcement. My eye sight not up to snuff. Now I transport ammunition and exposives as well as tanks and helicopters for the armed forces. I also transport 'things' for the White House. I work as an independent contractor for the government. Got my clearances and all that jazz to do so. I move other things I can not talk about http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif...a matter of security as it were....<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Michiel_88
11-10-2006, 01:19 PM
I always wanted to be in IT, and now I'm studying for it (my first year Industrial Engineer in Informatics http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif)<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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TheRealPotoroo
11-10-2006, 03:39 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Michiel_88:
I always wanted to be in IT, and now I'm studying for it (my first year Industrial Engineer in Informatics http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I ended up in IT mainly because my eyesight was too poor for the RAAF. It's a black hole - once you've passed through the event horizon you can never escape.

Advice for career seekers: never confuse an avocation with a vocation.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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stabiz
11-10-2006, 04:05 PM
I wanted to be a formula 1 driver, but what I do is my second choice, and that is writing books.

Ant__.
11-10-2006, 05:03 PM
What kind of books do you write Stabiz? Are you published?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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stabiz
11-10-2006, 05:58 PM
Yes, I`ve published two novels so far, the third was due last year. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif (Hope to get it done by january)

Fantasy, by the way.

I blame this delay on SH3 and Rome: Total War!

Ant__.
11-11-2006, 12:31 AM
Interesting Stabiz, where can we see your novels? are they on Amazon? I enjoy writing, but it's not going to pay the bills or keep me in beer sadly.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Goose_Green
11-11-2006, 12:46 AM
I always wanted to be an astronaut as a small kid, i guess influenced by the pioneering flights of the Space Shuttle back in 1981! Then in my teenage years I wanted to join the Royal Air Force and be an aircraft technician or something to do with aircraft at least.....now I drive trucks - not exactly what I had in mind back then!<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Bootsmann0815
11-11-2006, 03:37 AM
I've always wanted to be a cartoonist, but the drawback, so to speak, is that I can't draw...
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sonicboom197356
11-11-2006, 04:00 AM
i carn't really say much as im only 17.

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stabiz
11-11-2006, 04:19 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Realjambo:
Interesting Stabiz, where can we see your novels? are they on Amazon? I enjoy writing, but it's not going to pay the bills or keep me in beer sadly. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Here they are (The one on top is not published):

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They will be published in the rest of Scandinavia next year, and then I take on the world, hehe.

Seriously, if you like writing, stay with it, one day you will get a really good idea, realjambo.

hueywolf123
11-11-2006, 08:02 AM
I always wanted to be an Architect, but my parents could not have afforded my first year or two at university, so when I was offered an apprenticeship as a Plumber, Drainer and Gasfitter, I took it.
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Merlin367
11-11-2006, 07:27 PM
I have worked as a Industrial lift truck technician for the last twenty years so I'll
most likely stay with it. I have had an interest
in music and recording, so I devoted a fair amount of time learning to play a few instruments and have put together a decent home
studio to record in. I have long since given up on making cash with music but it is one of the best things I have ever done with my time.
Instrument of choice; Gibson Les Paul!

GoldenEagle8
11-11-2006, 10:31 PM
One thing that I hope to do, and, believe it or not, I am learning right now, is to be a pilot, hence my new AV. I'm taking clases through the American Wings Acadamy, and I'm blazing through it, the only hard part is the radio, and the charts. http://foolstown.com/sm/fly2.gif

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Ant__.
11-14-2006, 02:33 PM
@ GoldenEagle - Good luck with your training! I always dreamed of being a Pilot.

@ Huey - Good man! would you be prepared to share with us a sample of your artwork?

@ Stabiz - A man after my own heart. I've always written, creatively that is, so I respect you for getting work published.

Update: Had another meeting today with our new (new as in from the new parent company) Sales Director. The question was asked "Are there redundancies coming?".....which was answered with much back pedalling and claims of 'I know nothing'...yeah right. We know it's coming, and the more you deny it, the more respect we lose for you and if you do it, as we suspect, JUST before Xmas, more shame on you, you corporate Share Holder / Board Member fearing fat cats!

We know damn well they have a plan that must be implemented at the start of the new year because that was leaked, and after the take over, on a staff number basis 15 into 30 doesn't go. Lose 15 - instant saving of approx. ??500,000 in salary and car and benefit savings. Sold down the river, thanks for all your hard work, have a great Xmas bye bye!

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Baldricks_Mate
11-14-2006, 02:53 PM
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Kaleun1961
11-14-2006, 03:01 PM
I drove 18-wheelers for 20 years, then hurt my lower back in 2002. After a couple of years off and two premature attempts to return to work, the Comp board is sponsoring my retraining in the IT field, specifically in systems administration. Not where my heart is, which would be custom building PC's, especially gaming PC's in a small shop environment.

What I would like to do is precluded by the situation with my back: driving big honking freight trains transcontinental. All that raw power, the sounds and smells of a hammering diesel engine, scenic views and no traffic jams! Somewhat like playing SH3, isn't it?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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TheRealPotoroo
11-14-2006, 03:23 PM
I was made redundant three times in six years, so you have my sympathy. It was never my fault I was told each time, of course, but that reassurance doesn't pay the rent. Still, it does open one's eyes to certain realities, namely that all corporate slogans about how their people are their most important resource and what have you are simply lies. In the capitalist world you exist only to be used and discarded when it suits (I know that sounds Marxist but it happens to be true). There is no inherent dignity in being a "resource".

Here in Australia there's a quiet but growing rebellion by us disenchanted. I've realised I gain nothing by driving myself into an early grave for a company with no loyalty to me beyond the bottom line. I don't need to have a big house, a flashy car or a wall to wall plasma TV, hence why I refuse to be a 9 to 5 drone any more. There's a big, wide world out there but you only get to be a part of it when you're not trapped, not just in an office, but in a fundamentally disfunctional world view.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Ant__.
11-14-2006, 03:39 PM
I agree Potoroo, and thank you for your comments.

At least this job I'm seemingly about to be excused of has been very flexible as it has been being homebased whilst still going out to visit customers, allowed me to help raise our two boys so far (2yrs old and 3 months old). Some friends of mine bang on about how they work in central london in these fantastic buildings, earn ridiculous salaries (which they all lie about!) but...

they leave the house before their kids get up in the morning, catch a train which is overcrowded, overpriced, and unreliable. Work in an overcrowded city, get back on that same train and arrive home after their kids have gone to bed. Pour a large drink, moan to their wives how they hate commuting, crash out and go to bed. Mmm, great life? Nah.

At least I have had the time with my boys so far, which many of my friends haven't.

We have another meeting next week (in London funnily enough) which had been called for under the guise of a 'workshop' which we are very dubious about. Wouldn't surprise me if they ask us to hoover out our cars, and bring the fax machine, laptop and et al from our home offices with us too. Watch this space!

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Kaleun1961
11-14-2006, 04:02 PM
Yes, the corporate environment has dehumanized the workplace. Where I worked for over 20 years of my life, I learned that it really doesn't matter to them how good you are as a worker, they just don't care. You are a "thing" to them, a "human resource" that is a liability which must be employed, until they can find a machine or offshore peasant to exploit for less. At the top of the food chain there is some super-wealthy individual or group, for whom there exists no such concept as "enough."<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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OblzS.jensen
11-14-2006, 04:49 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Realjambo:
I have a potential career change opportunity on the horizon and it's got me thinking hard about what I want to do, having been in Sales/Account Management for 15 years, but I'm not sure what to do.

What did you dream of doing when you were younger? did you achieve it? or do you still have an ambition to fulfill work wise? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


To choose a job can be rather difficult. I for my part was sure when I was 18, I wanted the army and had planed to go all the way.
At 20 I realised that I needed something to go back to if my plan failed, so I used 4 year to study to become an engineer (electronics).
Joined the army at 24 and raised to first liutenant at 26, but after 5 year in that firm things became a little to democratic for me, left and got a job as spuervisor in a company fitting radios, navigation and radar in ships.
Spent the next 10 year traveling Europe from shipyard to shipyard and got payed for it, loved that job. Forgot to tell I learned to fly, quicker than driving from place to place.
I was then offered a job a sales and marketing manager with ITT's Marine Division, based in Stockholn, Sweden and later in Denmark.
In a period, 4 year, I was responsible for contacts behind the iron curtain, constantly travelling the red countries. This was in 1970 to 80. Have a lot of stories from then, but that at a later date. 1981 I started my own firm and kept it for 12 year, then sold out.
To day I'm the happy owner of a night club.
Forgot to say I started at sea when I was 15, and visited Kiel, Bremen and Hamburg in 1949, but that is also an other story.

Backdraft57
11-14-2006, 07:07 PM
Firefighter. Guess what? That's what I am. 28 years of it and what a great career it is.