Who has done a major career flip?


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8 minutes ago, mprach024 said:

Lol  🔴🔮🔴

So, when I joined Snowflake and mentioned to Thierry and Benoit (former Oraclites) I had worked for 3 companies IBM acquired they assured me they had no intention of buying IBM, or Oracle 🤣

Our market cap exceeded IBM's a couple of months ago for a brief while!

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2 hours ago, SonGoku said:

For 7 years now (wow time passes by quickly) I’ve been driving trains. I love the solitude of it and the a 100% defined work description. 

I always tell people that when I get finished with the crazy mortgage business, I want to work golf course maintenance for the same sorts of reasons (I did a bit of it for a summer between attempts at a career).  Something about working (playing) with big toys is really relaxing. 

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1 hour ago, Chibearsv said:

I always tell people that when I get finished with the crazy mortgage business, I want to work golf course maintenance for the same sorts of reasons (I did a bit of it for a summer between attempts at a career).  Something about working (playing) with big toys is really relaxing. 

It sure is. The only thing that could improve the level of relaxing is if they would allow smoking again. Imagine that. Pure utopia 😂

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3 hours ago, Drguano said:

Out of curiosity, were you on the giving or receiving end?

I thought he was behind the camera ?! It was my understanding that he was the "Fellini of Orangutan Bondage Porn" 

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Ha ha, how about 3!  Marine Biologist, then Naval Officer, and now Electrical Engineer.  Now if I could just merge the biology and EE together, I could study the fishes that generate electric fields 😉

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3 hours ago, xsquid said:

Ha ha, how about 3!  Marine Biologist, then Naval Officer, and now Electrical Engineer.  Now if I could just merge the biology and EE together, I could study the fishes that generate electric fields 😉

as a kid, desperately wanted to be a marine biologist. given where i live and a thorough understanding that if you so much as put a toe in the water, there is every chance a great white will go all robert shaw on you, perhaps better i didn't. 

 

fosgate makes a really good point. things are so different now to our folks' eras. dad was a lawyer and for him, it was never about changing professions (i think he loved it, although he once told me he regretted not being able to get into the navy - was too young when he was keen). you did not even change law firms. that was not done. and if you made someone a partner who turned out to be a dud - and there were always a few - you stuck with them. you did not exclude them. you stuck at this for life. 

so different today. 

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At the point now where I want to make a change but very undecided. After 25 years in advertising, I'm well past my used by date in that industry but I'm stubborn like a limpet to my own detriment. On the upside, I have just come off a long freelance contract working on the digital side of things which adds a lot of strings to my bow. I've had to evolve as apposed to change but the writings on the wall, which gets me to the point of this pointless rant, what to choose. Any advice helpful. My ideas - love the ocean and recently single so no obligations - Abalone diver, volunteer marine biologist to get experience, work the tourist boats in Nth Qld once the borders open up, scuba diving instructor. Love AFL football - I keep applying for jobs in the marketing departments but COVID has cut costs. Love craft beer - work at a small boutique brewery and grow a bushy beard and get a nonsensical tattoo for credibility and increase check lumber jack shirt and ironic cap wardrobe. Ha ha! Only transferrable skills are social media influencer for all of the above - just need a hook.

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