I feel that I am at the crossroads of my life

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  1. Predaking

    Predaking Well-Known Member

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    After 4 years of working at my friend's company where I am paid very low and have no chance of promotion or raise (in fact I got paid less after coming back from another company that wasn't gonna last..long story) I wonder if I should follow my heart and go back to school. I work as sales, a job that requires me to talk to people on daily basis and I still don't like it after 4 years of doing it. I am also doing loans on part time basis and going for my broker license but it still requires a lot of customer interaction with uncertain salary (100% commission based). So I am considering leaving both jobs and go in a different direction. I have talked to a guy going for his nursing license about 6 years ago and have considered going for it since it's a hot career now and pays pretty well, plus I love helping people and it would give me great joy to alleviate pain and suffering to others.

    Problem is I am already 31 and becoming nurse means I have to spend 2 years in school while working and it would mean giving up my business career (doh) and forsaking my business college degree. I know I'll have income as nurse to support a family and not have to work in a dead end job that I (slowly) hate. I am also afraid nursing may not be right for me and I don't want to have to find out the hard way. Any advice or suggestion? I want to follow my heart but need guidance. Thanks.
     
  2. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    More education to follow what you want is rarely a bad thing.
     
  3. IACON

    IACON "That's Vector Sigma?" TFW2005 Supporter

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    Go back to school man, you won't regret it!
     
  4. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    personally i think you waited too long at 4 years. look at 2-3 years cycle in the future to determine change in pace.
     
  5. Razerwire

    Razerwire 99 Problems... Super Mod

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    Yeah, education is always better than most options you would have... Are you single??? I can see the decision being difficult if you are married since what you decide would affect them as well... If not, then I'd say go back to school definitely...

    I myself had to make that decision a while back... I was managing high end restaurants when I decided it was just clawing away at my existence... So after talking to my significant other, I decided to go back to school to bolster up on some classes... I then landed the job I have now with the A's... Leaving my bullshit job for school??? Best decision so far...
     
  6. Predaking

    Predaking Well-Known Member

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    No I am not married and with my current pathetic income I can't afford it, part of the reason why I rather go back to school, even for 2 years, to have a chance at supporting a family in the future. I have a gf that I may marry one day and it would be irresponsible to raise a family when I can barely support myself. I have a inferiority complex and don't want to tell my friend that I dislike working in his company and afraid that I may not like my next job if I change it. I know I'll have a better life as a nurse but taking the first step to change my life can be very tough. Thanks for all your replies I am gonna make that decision soon.
     
  7. Razerwire

    Razerwire 99 Problems... Super Mod

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    Heh, it does help that my significant other is getting her PhD so money isn't really that big of an issue...

    Good luck dude... :thumb 
     
  8. Chaos Incarnate

    Chaos Incarnate Not just a name.

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    The more education you get, the better job you can get in the future. Go for it!!
     
  9. smangerbot

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    education is a good idea. allthough be careful that its what you really want, its not just an excuse to get out of your job. a friend of mine left his job to go into furhter ed, but he realised it wasnt for him and he quit. wasted a load of cashola too.
     
  10. McBradders

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    Education education education!
     
  11. Draven

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    Agreed. Go learn stuff, and get a job you will enjoy and that will bring you in the money you need.
     
  12. Ktulu

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    Yeah go to school, there are all kinds that could land you in any number of really cool professions. Go after your dreams, don't get stuck in a rut.
     
  13. Zero Prime

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    Follow the advice, give into peer presure and go back to school. You will never regret getting a higher education at any age. At least this way you will always have something to fall back on.
     
  14. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    see you at the crossroads,
    so you wont be lonely.
     
  15. smangerbot

    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    can they still give you detention at 31?
     
  16. Sonscreen

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    School is a good option. No sense in working in a job you hate. Though as a nurse, you may have to deal with people on a constant basis.
     
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    You could always go work at McDonalds.

    I'd recommend school.
     
  18. Wing alpha

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    well Illtell that my parents both 45 went back to school not too lng ago my dad to get a cert in cisco systems, my mom now is in COllege(my mom is in another campus) to be a computer programer-she never finished her degree. and I must say Im proud of them.-

    education is a great alternative is something that you like and is gonna help you out! DO IT!
     
  19. Liokaiser

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    See if you can land a job at a hospital. Currently I'm working for a hospital where I can go to college for free. I just have to pay for books. There you would have the opportunity to meet people and see if the nursing field is right for you. Hope all works out. Keep us posted.
     
  20. RabidYak

    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    Judging by recent statistics, invoking Blair probably isn't a very good idea.
     

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