where are you now in your career?

Posted by Thespiritoflife (1609 posts) 14 days, 23 hours ago

Poll: where are you now in your career? (30 votes)

i'm where i want to be 43%
Totally sucks right now 20%
i want too many things 17%
who cares just go with the flow 20%

where are you now in your career? I'm just working to save to go back to college but saving is not happening with all the bills each month. = /

#1 Posted by one_plum (6295 posts) -

Sort of just go with the flow at the moment. I have narrowed my career paths to three: I guess the best combination of interest and potential will determine the path. I'll give myself a year to consider the three options. Meanwhile, I'm just happy to have a job with decent pay and good learning experience.

#2 Posted by jasean79 (2128 posts) -

Limbo.

#3 Edited by foxhound_fox (86812 posts) -

Unemployed. I got laid off for wanting a wage appropriate for my level and quality of work, so instead of negotiating, my employer just let me go. Now, considering they've gone through essentially one person per week since I left (some barely even lasting the entire week), I feel much more validated in my desire for more money.

Now I've got applications in at places paying almost double for either the same amount (and type) of work, or less. With even greater levels of benefits and employee protections (yes, some have unions, but if that means I have a more protected position within the company and can't be fired for wanting more money, then I'm fine with it).

#4 Posted by SUD123456 (4341 posts) -

Starting to think about retirement.

#5 Posted by lostrib (31417 posts) -

technically, still in the school stage

#6 Posted by ShepardCommandr (2099 posts) -

Where do you think?

I am a professional masturbator.

#7 Posted by pyro1245 (271 posts) -

I have a good job but i'll go with the flow

#8 Edited by johnd13 (7797 posts) -

I still got 1-1.5 year to get my degree. Still not thinking about afterwards.

#9 Posted by AutoPilotOn (7931 posts) -

I have a good job that pays well and I have been going with the flow. Money in savings, checking, 401k, company stock.

#10 Posted by tocool340 (20410 posts) -

Outside the front door still trying to walk in. I got my certification to be a computer/network technician but since companies always want some sort of professional experience, it makes it near damn impossible to get hired by anyone. So I've been forced to take on different trades, carpentry to be specific. However, I'm currently not working but applying actively to all types of jobs, where once again, I'm unable to find a decent amount of jobs for dealing with computers outside of Geek Squad (Which I've applied to A LOT at many different locations, but still receive no phone call). I would go back to school to get a bachelors or associations in Computer Engineering, but that would put me $80,000+ in the hole with student loan debt. So right now, I'm deciding rather to jump to a different career (Thinking about law, expanding my carpentry career, or getting into the auto industry) or go ahead and take my chances getting a degree of computer engineering while hoping to land a high paying job to pay off those loans...

#11 Posted by daviddiorio (31 posts) -

I don't know what I'm doing with my life.

#12 Posted by TehFuneral (8019 posts) -

A broke & a lonely medical student.

Totally sucks seeing my friends all earn enough money to buy cars, hang out, and plan to getting married while I'm just stuck with a very rough future of sitting for very hard exams and incoming stressful hospital environment.

#13 Posted by TheFlush (5412 posts) -

I am the art director of the #1 internet agency of my country, pretty happy with my career.

#14 Posted by Aljosa23 (24267 posts) -

Just starting out. I work in a branch of government that deals with healthcare and healthcare education. It's going quite well, a little surreal.

#15 Edited by Assassin_87 (2293 posts) -

I am doing well in my career at present. I was offered another promotion recently and am in the process of determining exactly what I want to do as it would require another relocation, which would mark three times in as many years that I have moved for a new opportunity. Luckily, my wife isn't too bothered by the entire thing. My yearly salary has quadrupled in the last five years, so that helps lessen any issues she might have with leaving a familiar place behind.

I still voted that I want too many things, though, because I'm always looking to the next promotion or big career move above all else.

#16 Posted by ferrari2001 (16675 posts) -

I graduated over a year ago and got my college degree. I recently got a new job about 9 months ago. I work currently in the trucking industry. I'm responsible for selling and distributing truck parts to customers. The pay is decent enough, starting pay at $13.50 an hour. I work at least 40 hours each week, I usually put in overtime. It's enjoyable work and I'm content where I'm currently at.

#17 Posted by deeliman (2217 posts) -

Still in the school stage. I do have a job, but I can hardly call it a career.

#18 Posted by SUD123456 (4341 posts) -

@Aljosa23 said:

Just starting out. I work in a branch of government that deals with healthcare and healthcare education. It's going quite well, a little surreal.

LOL get out now while you still can... before you are assimilated

#19 Posted by Aljosa23 (24267 posts) -

@Aljosa23 said:

Just starting out. I work in a branch of government that deals with healthcare and healthcare education. It's going quite well, a little surreal.

LOL get out now while you still can... before you are assimilated

Shit man for the money I'm making right now, I'll gladly be assimilated. :<

#20 Posted by Master_Live (13591 posts) -

Career, what career?

#21 Edited by junglist101 (5453 posts) -

A broke & a lonely medical student.

Totally sucks seeing my friends all earn enough money to buy cars, hang out, and plan to getting married while I'm just stuck with a very rough future of sitting for very hard exams and incoming stressful hospital environment.

It's all about the delayed gratification my friend.

#22 Posted by Detroit222 (5270 posts) -

I only work 3 days a week and am now winding down getting ready for retirement (probably about 2 years). I STILL don't know what I want to be when i GROW UP (but I no longer care either)! ;+D

#23 Edited by GazaAli (22491 posts) -

In the toilet. Haven't worked full-time in a really long time. I recently managed to make some money and I'm holding to it like grim death.

#24 Posted by EasyComeEasyGo (308 posts) -

@GazaAli said:

In the toilet. Haven't worked full-time in a really long time. I recently managed to make some money and I'm holding to it like grim death.

Money doesn't grow on Trees, get your but out and find a job.

#25 Posted by IMAHAPYHIPPO (2532 posts) -

About to launch a fucking show..... Life's pretty good.

#26 Posted by -Blasphemy- (2872 posts) -

about to go back to school so no i am not were want to be.

#27 Posted by Mindwipe77 (13 posts) -

I could always use more money, and atm by more i mean ANY

#28 Edited by playmynutz (5921 posts) -

Next week I may have a career. Feeling optimistic about it. My life will flip from night to day

#29 Edited by BranKetra (47436 posts) -

The picture in the opening post is contextually odd.

@TehFuneral said:

A broke & a lonely medical student.

Totally sucks seeing my friends all earn enough money to buy cars, hang out, and plan to getting married while I'm just stuck with a very rough future of sitting for very hard exams and incoming stressful hospital environment.

I remember you. Months ago you were stressing that you were not sure where to go after high school. Personally, I am glad that you are making progress.

My current status is switching to a new major, so technically I am considered a freshman again according to my new school.

#30 Posted by Shadowchronicle (25675 posts) -

I'm in the safeplace where I can work off of it without being stressed out.

#31 Edited by Shottayouth13- (6686 posts) -

21 and just starting out.

#32 Posted by TehFuneral (8019 posts) -

The picture in the opening post is contextually odd.

@TehFuneral said:

A broke & a lonely medical student.

Totally sucks seeing my friends all earn enough money to buy cars, hang out, and plan to getting married while I'm just stuck with a very rough future of sitting for very hard exams and incoming stressful hospital environment.

I remember you. Months ago you were stressing that you were not sure where to go after high school. Personally, I am glad that you are making progress.

My current status is switching to a new major, so technically I am considered a freshman again according to my new school.

Yeah, that period in my life was the most time I've been lost. Thankfully, I entered medicine and I turned out to love it despite how hard it is, mainly because helping people makes me feel really good!! It wasn't months ago though, it was 2 years back.

#33 Edited by BranKetra (47436 posts) -

@BranKetra said:

The picture in the opening post is contextually odd.

@TehFuneral said:

A broke & a lonely medical student.

Totally sucks seeing my friends all earn enough money to buy cars, hang out, and plan to getting married while I'm just stuck with a very rough future of sitting for very hard exams and incoming stressful hospital environment.

I remember you. Months ago you were stressing that you were not sure where to go after high school. Personally, I am glad that you are making progress.

My current status is switching to a new major, so technically I am considered a freshman again according to my new school.

Yeah, that period in my life was the most time I've been lost. Thankfully, I entered medicine and I turned out to love it despite how hard it is, mainly because helping people makes me feel really good!! It wasn't months ago though, it was 2 years back.

Technically, years are a collection of months. >_>

#35 Posted by ChiefvsGordon (1085 posts) -

I graduated in June with my Bachelor's of Science........still job searching. So I guess I am just about to start but I will go back to do my Masters in a year or two.

#36 Edited by CountBleck12 (22494 posts) -

Still in the school stage, got a few years to go.

#37 Posted by Wolf-Man2006 (4168 posts) -

I'm pretty much working for my local pharmacy until I get in the army. Still waiting on my recruiter to transfer me to MEPs