Are you thinking about switching professions?

@bayernfan (1430)
Canada
April 18, 2009 7:59pm CST
Maybe you hate your job and need a change? Are you unemployed and having difficulty finding work in the field that were trained in? Perhaps there's an addition to your family on the way and you need more income? Maybe you would like to take advantage of re-training programs being offered by your government before the economy gets even worse? Are you thinking about switching professions? Where do you want to work now? Is retirement an option?
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@zweeb82 (5735)
• Malaysia
20 Apr 09
I don't think so as I love what I'm doing now so I guess there's no such need. I'm thinking of expansion actually so I guess I've got to work that out - it's planning time!~
@bayernfan (1430)
• Canada
20 Apr 09
Not everyone changes occupations based on need. Some, as has been mentioned above, wish to change due to boredom. Others need more money. Some seek new challenges. It sounds as though you have other issues to tackle. Good luck with your new endeavour within your current profession zweeb.
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@zweeb82 (5735)
• Malaysia
21 Apr 09
Yeah, so many legit & logical reasons, haha!~So all the best to you & everyone as well? Haha!~
• India
19 Apr 09
I never think of it,because i love and like my job a lot.At present i am working as a network engineer in a software firm and i enjoy this job a lot.I never think of quitting this job,because once we quit the job,it is very difficult get a new job in the current recession time.If i get any free time in between my job,i like to spend it on mylot and other money making sites.Now a days it is not so easy to get a job according to our taste or choice.So before quitting the job we have to think twice
@bayernfan (1430)
• Canada
19 Apr 09
It is very satisfying when we are employed in a occupation that we love. It is great when you feel that your job is secure. Things can change quickly though. As you have stated, it would be very difficult to find employment in your field if you lost your job? What would you do if you were laid off? What about if the company that you worked for came into difficulty? Is there anything else that you are qualified to do? What type(s) of job(s) would you be interested in doing if you couldn't be a network engineer anymore?
@luvmysons (497)
• United States
19 Apr 09
I always think of how nice it could be to change professions.. I am a hairstylist now and I work from home which works out great since I have 2 kids, but I am getting kinda bored of cutting hair.. If I had the money and time I would go back to college and study psycology.. I always had an interest in that
@bayernfan (1430)
• Canada
19 Apr 09
That would certainly be quite the change. I guess if you have to spend much time listening to other people's problems while you attend to their hair, then it might not be such an adjustment after all. Sometimes the grass isn't always greener. Your current occupation does allow you to stay at home with your children and hairstyling can be a creative occupation. Perhaps your clientele doesn't afford you the opportunity to try unique techniques or apply the latest styles? If you have the time but not the money, you could always study psychology using online resources or books from the library in a less structured way. You could also sit in on lectures at a local University or College without enrolling. Some websites even post lectures online. You are your own boss, so you have a great opportunity to combat boredom in your work. You can make the adjustments that you want without the need to worry about the boss' approval. Good luck.