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Career change?

(Aren't I Miss Chatty today?)

So, I'm being booted out of my job, and I'm pondering... should I change careers? Should I think about a world outside of the tech world? What could you see me doing for a living?

(Serious and silly answers alike. Have fun.)
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Hm. I've often thought of being a bicycle messenger. Less stress than being an IT manager and the air is more fresh.

Another thought would be to simply punt and become an electrician. Check into a trade; plumbers and electricians do quite well actually. AC contractors too...

CZ
Getting sick and tired of the IT world as well. *hug*
>plumbers and electricians do quite well actually

Don't count on that. I know an electrician who was out of work for about 18 months and recently took a job in non-electrical construction.
Ouch. I've always been under the impression that since it is a trade with a rather high barrier of admission (apprenticeship, etc) that the supply would be a bit less of an issue than with say the IT world.

Also harder to install a breaker panel while in India...

CZ
Hm. I've often thought of being a bicycle messenger. Less stress than being an IT manager and the air is more fresh.

I used to be a very avid cyclist (those of you who know me only in more recent years, stop laughing; it's true!), and if I ever manage to get down to a more reasonable size, this actually has some allure to it. At least, the concept does. I can't imagine doing it in the climates I live in these days, though. :)

Another thought would be to simply punt and become an electrician. Check into a trade; plumbers and electricians do quite well actually. AC contractors too...

I'm not allowed to play with tools. It's sad, really. I used to really enjoy helping my dad with his electricians gigs in Hawaii.

Getting sick and tired of the IT world as well. *hug*

*hugs* It's weird, isn't it? I know a lot of people who are now re-evaluating their choice to be professional computer geeks. It seems a lot of us fell into it almost by accident, by virtue of knowing things that not many (relatively) other people knew, and it being lucrative. After a decade or more of it, though, a lot of people seem to be finding that the opportunities out there in the field aren't things that make us happy. I don't know what I want to do, but I'm pretty sure that pure bit-pushing isn't it, anymore.

An interesting place to be, it is.
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After a decade or more of it, though, a lot of people seem to be finding that the opportunities out there in the field aren't things that make us happy. I don't know what I want to do, but I'm pretty sure that pure bit-pushing isn't it, anymore.

I know 10 years experience has gotten me to a place where I spend most of my time laying groundwork for someone else to write code. It has its satisfactions I suppose, but the rush of getting to see the my handiwork helping others is pretty much gone and has been for years. My point? Our jobs are not the things that drew us to the profession anymore. At least mine's not. A'course the money's still good.

k.