Boredom with the office job?
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07-02-2008, 03:43 PM
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Join Date: Mar 2008
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You need to do what makes you happy in the end, I think. You gotta pay the bills too, so you can't just run out and quit your job and expect things to fall in your lap the very next day of course, but that just means you gotta be smart about it. Plan what you want to do, consider what you need to do, and save up as much of a runaway fund as you can while you think about it.
I've debated many times what I'm doing in school. I used to do a lot of computer related work when I was 17, and I got sick of being at a desk all day, so I went into trades and restaurant work. Restaurant was fun, making tips was decent money and the people I worked with made it a blast, but it wasn't great money by any means. Trades is excellent money and I got to work with my hands, which is so much funner than almost anything out there, I think. But I think that was fun because it's building something, and so is programming, just in a much different style... so I'm making a go at the office jobs again. Worst come to worst I wind up with a little variety in my work life and my resume guarantees me a job in either of two industries.
Basically what I'm trying to say is that I don't think people should just settle with whats comfortable. Sometimes you may need to, when you have a family or other people relying on you, but if you can, go out and test the waters. Try new things. Don't contribute to the stagnation of our society by all those damned families with a 9 to 5, 2 point 4 children and a minivan. Do something exciting.
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