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Are You Into Your Career?  
User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2208 times:

Note, I didn't say job. I can understand the loathing obligatory experience as paying the bills.

I mean career, something you supposedly made the choice for actually wanting to do. So supposedly, you wanted to do what you're doing. Hence I figure one must be into (interested in) their career.


The meaning of life is curiosity; we were put on this planet to explore opportunities.
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User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7367 posts, RR: 85
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2202 times:
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Airline industry? Heck no...what was I thinking.

Currently pursuing alternative career!  Wink  yes   bouncy 

...eh Sean?  checkmark 


User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2202 times:

Well, I'm a student now and a Landscaper for a good portion of the year, however, eventually I'm taking the ANC route to be in law enforcement. Military first, and then police if all works out well.

I really like Landscaping, great job, physical work, and nice to see something accomplished at the end of every day, if I couldn't go the law enforcement route I would likely stay a Landscaper/Snow Removal Technician  Wink


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2201 times:

Which one? I'm in my third career.

Mark


User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2196 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 3):
Which one? I'm in my third career

well whichever you choose, do you like it, how is your decision made?



The meaning of life is curiosity; we were put on this planet to explore opportunities.
User currently offlineBravo45 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2165 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2194 times:

Not yet. Though frustrated by things keeping me out, I am not giving up and its not gonna take much now.

User currently offlineKBFIspotter From United States of America, joined May 2005, 729 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2192 times:

I love my career choice... I love aircraft, and love the industry, just not the airline industry, which is why I am trying to get a job involved in GA...

Kris



Proud to be an A&P!!!
User currently offlineQXatFAT From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 2405 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2190 times:

Well right now I am doing the Youth Pastor thing but I am in Ministry. I love it and wouldnt trade it for anything! Soon I will be a full time Missionary over seas after I get my degree. So yes, I love my career!


Don't Tread On Me!
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2170 times:

I can't do anything apart from Aircraft Maintence.I enjoy myself & they pay me for it.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineHalcyon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2166 times:

I'm a student hoping to one day be a commercial pilot if my love of medical work does not take over. I do love my medical mini-career though.

Lucas


User currently offlineFoppishbum From Taiwan, joined Mar 2006, 863 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2153 times:

I'm a field trainer for this company based in Sacramento, California that provides applied behavior analysis treatment/services for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It's really hard to say if I'm into my career or not because there are good days and bad days. For example, I've been bitten, peed on, and scratched with nails by many children. The biting was the worst though. I guess I'm into my career cus the psychological and neurological aspect of ASD is extremely interesting and many researchers are trying to figure out what causes ASD and trying to come up with a cure for children with ASD. I came into college wanting to become a doctor but now I realized I'm more interested in psychobiology rather than JUST biology. Psychology is a pretty interesting field. Ultimately, I want to become a therapist (PhD in clinical psychology). But who knows? Maybe I'll become a psychiatrist if ANY medical school would want me.  tongue 


foppishbum



I'm a Taiwanese-American living in NYC and LA.
User currently offline57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2564 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2146 times:

I'm pretty much into my career field. That doesn't mean that I want to stay at my current position but I would like to stay within the organization and work my way up. Take home pay isn't anything to write about but we have very good benefits. I get paid sick and vacation time in addition to good health benefits. At the end of the year, I can roll over a good portion of unused paid sick time to paid vacation for the next year. I didn't take any of my paid vacation or sick time during my first year on the job as a paid employee. This year I took something like 4 weeks off on paid vacation.

Benefits aside, I enjoy helping people and working in a challenging atmosphere. Very few people truely understand how courts work and as a deputy court clerk you see a lot. I view the law and the Constitution of the United States of America as the Great Equalizers when properly used. They make the humblest citizen equal to the most powerful under the law. Our judiciary is only as good as we make it to be. There is so much work to be done to ensure that the judiciary remains an untainted bastion of freedom and equality that I cannot imagine doing any other job. I recognize that our system is not perfect and never will be. Still, when I look at other judicial systems around the world, I am reminded that we have one of the best judiciaries that exists and I am proud to be part of it.

On a personal note, we at the courthouse see all sorts of people everyday. True many are unhappy, either because they are involved in a court case or in the process of divorce. Still we see a lot of happy people as well. If you want to get married in the State of Arizona, you have to appear before a Deputy Clerk of the Superior Court in order to obtain your Marriage License. Many people come to our office to complete their passport applications so that they can take that trip of a lifetime. In the United States District Court, they see people taking the last step on the road to citizenship as they become naturalized citizens-I myself being one of them. My naturalization was finalized in 1979 at the United States District Court in the Eastern District of Tennessee. Twenty years later, I was working as an intern in that same courthouse.



"When a man runs on railroads over half of his lifetime he is fit for nothing else-and at times he don't know that."
User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2597 posts, RR: 29
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2133 times:

The airline industry is addictive. I can't imagine doing anything else.

User currently offlineSpeedbirdie From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 929 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2131 times:

Im an FA and I LOVE it!!!
Since 1 Jan 06, I have counted 48 Flight Deck Rides.. My last being in the flight deck for the 2 Take Offs and Landings yesterday in G-BPEE (757)
Today I'll be in the Flight Deck for G-EUPJ (319) FRA-LHR...
So its pretty much ok for me to say my job Rules!!



Never give up..
User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2119 times:

For me, aviation is not a profession; it is a disease. I work in my hobby and get paid for it. I get to watch them, fly them and fix them. To me, it doesn't get any better than that.

User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2112 times:

Skidmarks is certainly into his carer, sorry, career.

 Wink


Personally, I really like my career chioce, i.e being an editor. I still get to work in science and chemistry, and enjoy writing!

Kieron747


User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2101 times:

Definition of career - hurtle downhill in an uncontrolled state. Yep, I guess thats where I'm at right now!! Big grin

Andy  old 



Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9113 posts, RR: 70
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2094 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 16):
hurtle downhill in an uncontrolled state. Yep, I guess thats where I'm at right now!!

Has Lew been tampering with you wheelchair brake again?



One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineSmithAir747 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1640 posts, RR: 28
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2091 times:

As a third-year student in craniofacial development at Guy's Hospital (King's College London), this is the year I'm applying for a PhD in craniofacial research.
I already have some craniofacial research experience; just this last summer I was here doing research.

I am currently applying at King's College London, UCL Institute of Child Health, and the University of Manchester for my PhD project (which would start next year). My plan is to do a PhD in craniofacial research. KCL, UCL, and the University of Manchester, all in the UK, have craniofacial research departments (especially King's and Manchester). Two professors of mine at King's are very interested in having me as their PhD student! I have also contacted a professor at Manchester, who discovered the gene for my syndrome (Treacher Collins syndrome). So I've been busy submitting my CV and applications.

My issue now is finding studentship/grant funding or sponsorship for my PhD project; it would need to cover research/bench fees, university fees, and living expenses.

SmithAir747



I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made... (Psalm 139:14)
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2065 times:

I'm happy with my choice in career. Sitting in the tower all day... working with aircrafts and sitting with the TV / Internet during the quiet periods... And I get paid for it...  Smile

Now if only I could get a job at my home airport, everything would be perfect.

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4686 posts, RR: 46
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2063 times:

Quoting Lehpron (Thread starter):
So supposedly, you wanted to do what you're doing.

Yes.



"Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy..."
User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2053 times:

I wasn't when I first started working after college - the thought of climbing a corporate ladder, being someone's technical bitch for a few years, having to brown nose left right and center to get ahead etc. sent shivers down my spine. I hated it.

But since I quit that and started my own business (coming up on 6 years ago), I've never looked back. I love my company, I love what we do and the way that we do it, I love the people who work for me - really love them to bits, they are the absolute mutt's nuts and they never say "I can't/don't know how to do that" and have never ever let me down (except the one ex-employee who slagged off one of our clients on his blog) - and I love that I actually look forward to coming in to the office each and every day.

Am I in to my career? Absolutely.


User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7438 posts, RR: 50
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2036 times:
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Yes, my 2nd career is what enjoy doing. I left the aircraft maintenence field to go in to the flight attendant profession. A big paycut at the time when I switched(took and even bigger paycut as an FA recently), but with all the problems and less-than glamourous things we do, I still enjoy the job 10 years into it. It's still a rewarding career for me.

Quoting Speedbirdie (Reply 13):
Since 1 Jan 06, I have counted 48 Flight Deck Rides.. My last being in the flight deck for the 2 Take Offs and Landings yesterday in G-BPEE (757)
Today I'll be in the Flight Deck for G-EUPJ (319) FRA-LHR...
So its pretty much ok for me to say my job Rules!!

You have about 41 more FD rides than me. Some people have all the luck. NW doesn't allow non-pilots in the flight deck on revenue flights. We only can ride in the FD on ferry flights. ALPA has done their best to keep us off their jumpseats while still being able to ride ours.



Made from jets!
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2035 times:

Quoting Lehpron (Thread starter):
Are You Into Your Career?

Yes, I like the railway job very much. Comes with a lot of benefits too  Smile

As for the military one, I love it - gives me lots of confidence and keeps me fit too  Smile



Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2030 times:

Am I into my career ? Aviation Consultancy ?

You bet. I get to do a wide variation of projects ranging from starting up new airlines and route development work to government and regulatory work to demand forecasting for new airport construction around the world.

Means i get to enjoy my passion for the industry and get to tavel and see the world. Wouldn't exchange it for anything right now  Smile



Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
25 Ajd1992 : Nope. I'm not paid for school, so therefore it automatically sucks. I only have 18 months left, and I'll be getting my PPL in the meantime.
26 Post contains images Leezyjet : Sounds like something I would enjoy. What do you actually do ?. Is the pay good ?. After 13-14 years in the airline industry at the sharp end, I'm st
27 Post contains images Myt332 : I hear there is a shortage of prostitutes in one particular part of the country at present. The pay is good.
28 Mhodgson : Yeah - I'm about £50k into it...!!!
29 Post contains images Myt332 : You're just 1/32 of the way thru too.
30 Post contains images IFEMaster : And you need to update your blog!
31 CastleIsland : I really enjoy my career. Trained as an organic chemist and later an MS in Civil & Environmental Engineering, on any given day I might: - Perform line
32 Post contains images Mhodgson : Thy will be done... over Christmas . Not had much to put in it, except 'Groundschool followed by Revision' every day for the past 8 or so weeks...
33 Post contains images Kaddyuk : Ditto... You Sicko... He's Way Too Fat for THAT job...
34 ShyFlyer : I'm currently reevaluating my career choice: Commercial Aviation. For the longest time, I wanted for fly for the airlines. Any one, didn't really matt
35 Jafa39 : I love my career, I didn't have one until my mid-30's and it has been onwards and upwards ever since. I count my blessings to have found something tha
36 Post contains images Leezyjet : HA HA. You 2 are way too funny. You should both be on the Comedy Awards tonight !!. Anyway Alex, just out of interest how DO you know the pay for pro
37 Post contains images Cornish : Yes there are - however it requires depositing a large amount of cash into my private bank account before i'll look at your CV
38 Ilikeyyc : When I was little, I always wanted to be the guy on the ramp that marshalled in the planes. I got to do that for two summers in college and I had a bl
39 Banco : Hmm. I went through the whole "career" thing for a number of years, getting progressively more disillusioned with the idea of working in a company. So
40 Post contains images JGPH1A : What's not to be into ? Oats, chocolate, sugar, butter - mmmmm ! That's the first time I've heard it referred to as a "CV" Re the career, I think I F
41 Post contains images Cornish : Hmm but then you don't have an office junior to kick. I feel sorry for the cat
42 Post contains images Banco : Chocolate hobnobs? Tut-tut, you're such a lush... Good point. I'll put out an ad for a 19 year old bimbo immediately. She can multi-task.
43 JGPH1A : Plain hobnobs are just Hobnobs Light - no damn good to anyone.
44 Post contains images Skidmarks : I'm blond, blue eyed and available! Make a mean cuppa and can multi-task if required. Yes, I am getting desparate, but who cares? Andy
45 Post contains images Cornish : Hmm I think the REAL boss of the house will veto that idea
46 Post contains images Myt332 : Kirkie. Don't you know he's been aspiring to do this job for years and now something more than an amoeba has challenged him for the job, well, it's g
47 Post contains images JGPH1A : Blond ? Hah ! Not in this millenium, Kojak
48 Post contains images Banco : You could certainly perform the office-junior-kicking function.
49 Cornish : I don't think drinking soup through a straw and peeing yourself at the same time is the multi-tasking Banco had in mind.
50 Post contains images Banco : You reckon? Bugger. Women are funny creatures. The amount of times I've been told "Sorry, I've got a boyfriend", and when I say "that's OK, I'm marri
51 Post contains images Cornish : And that surely should cancel everything out - shouldn't be a problem should there I hear the missus is hiring Rosa Klebb for your P.A. position as w
52 JGPH1A : Talk about spiked heels !
53 Banco : You usually do. Found any to fit recently?
54 JGPH1A : I prefer fluffy open-toed stiletto mules, so much more comfy.
55 Post contains images Cornish : I'm sure you don't need to wear mules to look a complete ass
56 JGPH1A : Oooh, it's like Morecombe and Wise in 'ere ! Fnah fnah ! You're just jealous because you can't get away with stilletoes with your thick Frankenstein
57 SlamClick : No, actually I am just fresh out of it. Loved it though. Looked forward to going to work almost every day of my life. Just wish I had realized a few y
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