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Do you make money doing the thing you love?

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by gladhands, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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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. [​IMG]
     


  2. oscarthewild

    oscarthewild Senior member

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    Just turned down an offer of 3X what I am making now. I must be insane.

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  3. yjeezle

    yjeezle Senior member

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    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 [​IMG]
     


  4. Pilot

    Pilot Senior member

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    Are you a pilot?


    What gave it away?
     


  5. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    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
     


  6. Yooxaddict73

    Yooxaddict73 Well-Known Member

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    No one paid me for sex yet ,so No.
     


  7. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    No one paid me for sex yet ,so No.

    I was waiting for this reply [​IMG]
     


  8. Lord-Barrington

    Lord-Barrington Senior member

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    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.
     


  9. henrikc

    henrikc Senior member

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    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.
     


  10. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Senior member

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    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!
     


  11. archetypal_yuppie

    archetypal_yuppie Senior member

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    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.
     


  12. sofaking9000

    sofaking9000 Well-Known Member

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    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?
     


  13. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    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.
     


  14. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    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.
     


  15. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    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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