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post #16 of 51
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I am still in search of a position that will pay me to drink fine wine and spirits while eating at two and three Michelin star restaurants. I have yet to find a patron but am still searching so please let me know if you hear of something.

I've had both of these jobs separately, but am not yet able to find a way to put them together.
post #17 of 51
Just turned down an offer of 3X what I am making now. I must be insane.

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post #18 of 51
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Originally Posted by oscarthewild View Post
Just turned down an offer of 3X what I am making now. I must be insane.

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money is a great servant but a terrible master
post #19 of 51
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post
Are you a pilot?


What gave it away?
post #20 of 51
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Originally Posted by oscarthewild View Post
Just turned down an offer of 3X what I am making now. I must be insane.

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"You are rich if and only if money you refuse tastes better than money you accept."

Nassim Taleb
post #21 of 51
No one paid me for sex yet ,so No.
post #22 of 51
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Originally Posted by Yooxaddict73 View Post
No one paid me for sex yet ,so No.

I was waiting for this reply
post #23 of 51
Short answer: NO!

I like my work very much but it's far from being my "passion". Which is fine with me, by the way. I truly enjoy having a work life that is separate from my interests and hobbies outside of work. I think it's good to have that type of separation.
post #24 of 51
Yes. Not as my primary income, that would be my student loans and scholarships, but as a secondary income. I'm a coach at the local yacht club, teaching kids how to sail, and I love seeing their progress and how they evolve during a season. So yes, I do make money doing something that I love.
post #25 of 51
I most definitely don't love what I do for a living. I'm going to back to school to finish my PhD next year and I wouldn't stay at my current job for 5 times what I make now!
post #26 of 51
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Originally Posted by L.R. View Post
Currently, no. My biggest fear is investing years into something I end up hating. My 2nd biggest is what I'm doing now: drifting aimlessly. Finished University, and I have the grades for pretty much anything. I have no desire to do med-school, and the same goes for law. (SF makes it sound like a horrible place to end up anyway haha). I've been thinking about doing Business School in a few years... I'm less interested in business, but I like the concept of actually having a skill set that will let me go where I want.... unlike my current social science degree.



Those of you who managed this work/love combination... I'm entirely jealous. Was it lucky happenstance? Or did you know what you loved... and made a career from it?

Grades to do pretty much anything, with a degree in social science? lol.
post #27 of 51
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Originally Posted by L.R. View Post
Currently, no. My biggest fear is investing years into something I end up hating. My 2nd biggest is what I'm doing now: drifting aimlessly. Finished University, and I have the grades for pretty much anything. I have no desire to do med-school, and the same goes for law. (SF makes it sound like a horrible place to end up anyway haha). I've been thinking about doing Business School in a few years... I'm less interested in business, but I like the concept of actually having a skill set that will let me go where I want.... unlike my current social science degree.



Those of you who managed this work/love combination... I'm entirely jealous. Was it lucky happenstance? Or did you know what you loved... and made a career from it?

How does one go to med school with a social science degree?
Did you complete all the Mcat pre-reqs?
post #28 of 51
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Originally Posted by sofaking9000 View Post
How does one go to med school with a social science degree?
Did you complete all the Mcat pre-reqs?

My mother got an MD after taking a history degree. A few summer courses at Harvard filled in the requirements that she didn't have.

Other people do post-bac years at places like Bryn Mawr College.
post #29 of 51
No, I make money doing something I seem to be relatively good at. I like my job but I would be lying if I said I'm doing what I love.
post #30 of 51
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
No, I make money doing something I seem to be relatively good at. I like my job but I would be lying if I said I'm doing what I love.
Same here. The issue for me is that what I love doing doesn't pay very well at all. And, I love doing many things, but none are the sort of thing that provides a stable flow of lucre.
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