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Old 01-03-2012, 09:18 AM
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my advice...go to school for business and finance. from there you can do almost anything.
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:36 AM
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When people my age finished school there was a lineup of people that needed you as an employee.

Things arent that way now and wont be for a long time.

Science and technology have eliminated thousands of job titles.
And then there is the economy.

Entry level qualifications have risen greatly.

Lack of a formal education for the most part is a huge mistake.

Knowledge is power at the beginning of a career, during, and most importantly at the end as young people come into the market to replace you.

Even after you are established somewhat you should continue educating yourself.
The competition for jobs is fierce, including the job you may already have.
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Even after you are established somewhat you should continue educating yourself.
You know what they say. "He who think he is done educating himself, is more done than educated."
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:42 AM
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If you truly have a passion for something you should do it and follow your heart. If you're not in whatever you are doing 100%, why are you in it? MMI is not a waste of your time/money if that is what you want.

Don't be one of those bums wishing they had or just flying under the proverbial radar! Life is too short!
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You know what they say. "He who think he is done educating himself, is more done than educated."
-When I was a teenager, I thought I knew everything. What I've learned is the older I get, the less I know...

FWIW, I'm a 50 yr old guy who has made a living from his hobbies his entire life. No regrets here and few have the totally consumed passion for boating than this guy!

Best of luck,

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Old 01-03-2012, 09:46 AM
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When people my age finished school there was a lineup of people that needed you as an employee.

Things arent that way now and wont be for a long time.

Science and technology have eliminated thousands of job titles.
And then there is the economy.

Entry level qualifications have risen greatly.

Lack of a formal education for the most part is a huge mistake.

Knowledge is power at the beginning of a career, during, and most importantly at the end as young people come into the market to replace you.

Even after you are established somewhat you should continue educating yourself.
The competition for jobs is fierce, including the job you may already have.
Well said....and VERY true!
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:49 AM
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-When I was a teenager, I thought I knew everything. What I've learned is the older I get, the less I know...

FWIW, I'm a 50 yr old guy who has made a living from his hobbies his entire life. No regrets here and few have the totally consumed passion for boating than this guy!

Best of luck,

Kurt
I think I have the same passion....it totally consumes me. We can only boat for 6 months out of the year in CT, but even in the winter months I cant pull myself away from it! It scares me....and my wife!
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You know what they say. "He who think he is done educating himself, is more done than educated."
Very good quote.

You have to try as hard as possible to make yourself invaluable.
When you get into your late 40s and fifties an employer can find a young upstart that will do your job for half price.
Rather than look over your shoulder for your replacement for the last half of your career its better to have the confidence that no one is looking to save money on your elimination.
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I can't believe someone told you not to go to college. It's a huge amount of debt to pay off, but well worth the money. If you're smart, you'll see college isn't just about the knowledge you gain... but the people you meet and social skills you learn.
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that's why I never wanted to be a gynecologist!!!!
Was Thinkin the same thing!
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