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Is it your passion or calling? Did you go to school for it? Do you wish you were doing something else?
Personally, I'm in accounting. No idea how I got here it just sort of happened.
I have a B.A. but it certainly isn't crunching numbers.
On any given day I would rather be fishing or building something. I missed my calling.
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The poster formerly known as 31-7. Understood by few, known by many, loved by all.
I write software. http://jayfields.com
I'm happy with what I do, it's satisfying and it pays very well. I went to school for CS, but never actually graduated (spent too much time partying, got a good job offer, never looked back). I haven't found anything I'd rather be doing, yet.
This post was edited by JayFields 12 months ago
IT Recruiting/account management
Started out working for Zurich Insurance out of Fsu a few years ago and hated life. Got into IT Recruiting with a smaller non national company with an owner that really wants you to succeed which is cool.
Wouldn't say its my calling but I do pretty well for myself so I'll stick with it for awhile.
Went to school to become a Juvenile Defense Attorney.
Pursued a career in concert production/management and music.
Have worked in the trade show/special event industry, focusing on production management.
Since 1996, have owned an Ad Agency - a baby one, family operated.
Inveterate gator hater. Have been known to cuss at them.
Currently the Bacon rasslin' champion of Middle Tennessee.
Will defend my title at Subway at noon today.
I predict I will retain the belt.
Went to school of course. Not my calling. As soon as that phone rings, as long as my family will still be taken care of, I will answer it. I'd rather be doing lots of things.
I sell infectious disease diagnostics. Products that specialize in antibiotic resistance testing to minimize superbugs.
I 'd rather be on the other side the conversations I have, but I'm lucky to have a such a good job so I dont mind. I'll probably go to PA school when I can take time off.
I'm a Radiologic Technologist, well that's what I went to school for. Loved it, but the travel and shift work got old fast. I got my Masters in Educational Leadership and currently serving as Assistant Principal at a High School. Actually got the job today and start on Monday. I liked Radiology, and would possibly be a department manager if it worked out.
Ladieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees and Gentleman.
Judge Piggy has it 11 rounds to 1
Judge Lettuce has it 10 rounds to 2
And Italian Bread the referee, has it 9 rounds to 3.
For the winner and STILL Undisputed Regional Champion of Middle Tennessee.......
NASH THE NOLE!
Counter clerk declared: "Dat dude can scarf bacon. I Lan'! Nivah hed no buddy order QUAD RUBLE bacons afore. It was dang near beautimus!
Law enforcement. I'm a cawp!!!!
Oil field. I'm an operations manager over a chemical mixing unit for coiled tubing drill outs. I'm from Georgia, and a friend told me about the money in the oil field so I took a chance about two years ago and ran with it. I hate living in Texas now, but its worth it.
Private Baseball Instructor & I oversee a travel baseball organization. Got a Business Administration degree was searching for a job & this position just fell into my lap. I love developing the athletes I work with but would like to get into the business side of sports or entertainment industry.
Graphic Designer. Love the field, sometimes hate the clients.
I'd rather be playing football, tearing some QB's head off. No apologies either. Old school.
Got my degree at FSU in psychology. Wanted to go into Forensic Psychology, then decided I didn't want to constantly be dealing with death and murderers so I went to grad school for Sport Psychology. Realized I hated doing all the research (and becoming a professor) and it was hard to make a living doing applied work.
Started working at a bank because I'm asian and sick at math ; ). Been a credit analyst for the last 6-7 years and in March took an offer from our Exec VP of the investments company. Gonna work as an assistant for a year or so to learn the business (basically a residency), sit for my Series 7 in May, and then transition into a Financial Advisor role. So far I really like working with assets instead of liabilities. Only stress will be going full commission, have never done that.
Not to worry about the full commission compensation package. It starts out a bit slow, but with the proper diligence you will make very good money. You'll have to work for it, but from what little I can tell about you, that won't be a problem. Everyone who goes on commission only, had those misgivings at first:
"I'm not gonna sell a thing and we're gonna starve and we're gonna DIE!" It doesn't happen that way. And, the best part, is your remuneration will be directly correlated to the depth and strength of your own efforts. EVERYONE you meet will be a potential client.
1st. year = Gaining full product knowledge, and indentifying your target clients.
2nd. year = building momentum and beginning to see repeat business from existing clients.
3rd. year = when you will start to see your efforts bear the ripe fruit.
I've been in sales as a top gun and have trained sales forces for the past two decades plus. If you ever want to discuss an aspect of this, PM me. I'll do my best to help a fellow Nole.
Went to school the first time to be a teacher. Failed miserably, was playing baseball and partying too much. My baseball career ended cause i did not make the grade. Played some semi-pro ball then gave it up. Went back to school and got to be a certified EMT, and certified Firefighter 1, and 2. (basically firefighter 2 means you are trained for high rises). Right when i graduated and became certified, my dad fell ill here in tenn. So i moved from FL, and tried to pursue my fire and EMT career here. The problem is the good ole boy system runs thick in small TN towns. Even though i was more qualified, and tested better, they would hire cousins nephews and sons before they would take an outsider. So i started to sub at the high school here and they offered me a full time pos. with the iss program. I also coach freshman football and varsity baseball. Could no be more pleased with where i am.
I think the good ole boy system works everywhere.
Yeah i hear ya. just more noticeable in a town where no one leaves and everyone knows everyone. For instance in FL, you have to be EMT certified to even take the the firefighting class one and two. Here, you don't even have to be an EMT to get hired. Also you just need to be certified in firefighting one, not 2. So i would walk in with more qualified than everyone testing. Then test higher than them, and watch the job go to a 18 y/o kid with less training, but a popular dad in the community.
I sell jock straps....don't judge.
It was my dream as a little boy, to sell jock straps, so I am living the dream.
Look who the cat dragged in....pull up a chair and tell us a story.
I told my daughter that the Rocky 5 disc in the blu ray set of Rocky movies is blank....so nobody can ever say I am a bad father.
are you responsible for Rocky coming to broadway?
you forgot to mention that they're used.
"Reconditioned" is the industry term.
I do concrete by day and work for ny state at a harness racing track at night
I would love to just hang at the track all day.
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