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#12670649 - 03/13/18 11:21 AM Would you change jobs or professions?
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All things being equal but would you leave your job/profession if you could if money benefits etc were at least equal?

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#12670653 - 03/13/18 11:22 AM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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That's what I iz doing! Just a few more months and I'll be "attorney at law"!
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#12670654 - 03/13/18 11:22 AM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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Money being equal? No way. I need at least 15% over what I have in order to make a move. I caved in and took 11.5% once, and I didn’t like the move.
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#12670670 - 03/13/18 11:30 AM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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nope. I would need at least 15% to move.
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#12670682 - 03/13/18 11:33 AM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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No way, this job is as close to being retired as I can get with a regular paycheck
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#12670690 - 03/13/18 11:38 AM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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40 years in with this company, 5 more to go. Nope

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#12670694 - 03/13/18 11:40 AM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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Yup.
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#12670695 - 03/13/18 11:41 AM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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Originally Posted By: Mark Perry
All things being equal but would you leave your job/profession if you could if money benefits etc were at least equal?


Yes. I am an old now and would like to do something more people helping. Maybe volunteer work is in my retirement future.
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#12670742 - 03/13/18 12:04 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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I would consider it. Would depend on work schedule and time travelling to/from work. Our office is about to move 3 miles from my house so that will be a nice change.
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#12670749 - 03/13/18 12:07 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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No. I enjoy my profession and my co-workers and clients.

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#12670752 - 03/13/18 12:08 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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Sure
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#12670758 - 03/13/18 12:11 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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Yep.
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#12670765 - 03/13/18 12:13 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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More, less, the same, it doesn't matter if you think you would enjoy it.
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#12670777 - 03/13/18 12:19 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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I couldn't give up my schedule
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#12670781 - 03/13/18 12:21 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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Yes, at the drop of a hat
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#12670782 - 03/13/18 12:22 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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I will never work for someone else permanent full time but I am looking for a change.

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#12670791 - 03/13/18 12:26 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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Nope. Time and energy to learn new job, new people, plus retirement is only 7 years away. It would need to be 15-20% increase plus same authority for me to move.
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#12670800 - 03/13/18 12:29 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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Heck yes. But I am waiting for my sweet sweet severance package first.
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#12670824 - 03/13/18 12:45 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Uncle Zeek]
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Originally Posted By: Uncle Zeek
That's what I iz doing! Just a few more months and I'll be "attorney at law"!


Can you change your handle to Perry Mason?

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#12670829 - 03/13/18 12:47 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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Originally Posted By: Mark Perry
All things being equal but would you leave your job/profession if you could if money benefits etc were at least equal?


Many years ago I fished 3 to 4 days per week for years, Didn't work that much and had enough to live comfortably.

I would happily go back to those times, seems now of days all I do is work. Money isn't that important to me anymore.

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#12670832 - 03/13/18 12:50 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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i would switch in a heartbeat
the construction industry is brutal
just waitng for somebody to make a mistake

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#12670834 - 03/13/18 12:51 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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You gotta be kidding me. I've got it pretty good.

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#12670835 - 03/13/18 12:52 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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Only if could manage a ranch full time somewhere. But don't think there are any such jobs that will match my current pay.
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#12670847 - 03/13/18 12:59 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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It depends, but probably yes.
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#12670852 - 03/13/18 01:01 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: texasbass1]
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Originally Posted By: texasbass1
No way, this job is as close to being retired as I can get with a regular paycheck


^^^This

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#12670859 - 03/13/18 01:06 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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A lot has to due with how the hours/call, time/off compare. And would I enjoy the new job more than I do my current one.

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#12670948 - 03/13/18 01:48 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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Deends on what it was. Being 61 and at my current job for 38 years I am entitled to full retirement so I would entertain the thought.

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#12670959 - 03/13/18 01:55 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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Loc: south georgia
I was a field auditor for a market research company and took a 17% cut years ago to go into property management and it took me couple years to get back even but I ended making 5 times what I would have ever made in my old job.
wish I had done this years before because I also had more job security due to learning a profession (mall/shopping center mgmt.)that was in demand all across the country.
lot of factors to look at when changing jobs or professions and everybody's situation is different but my advice to a younger guy would be to look at what you are doing and where you are gonna be 20 years from now or longer.....ideally you want to have a skill that is in demand all over the country....that in itself is gonna make your employer treat you better and pay you more....

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#12670980 - 03/13/18 02:06 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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Maybe one day yeah, but not right now.

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#12670986 - 03/13/18 02:12 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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Originally Posted By: Mark Perry
All things being equal but would you leave your job/profession if you could if money benefits etc were at least equal?


Simple answer, only if it's something I'd rather do and that if ALL things are equal. You also have to look at stability of the job which if it's the private sector can be volatile. (I've read none of the thread so this may have been addressed already.)
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#12670989 - 03/13/18 02:13 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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Doubtful. About my only complaint for this job is that I'd like to actually get time off.

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#12671001 - 03/13/18 02:16 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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Hell yes.
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#12671038 - 03/13/18 02:38 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Uncle Zeek]
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Originally Posted By: Uncle Zeek
That's what I iz doing! Just a few more months and I'll be "attorney at law"!


And I'd be getting out of it. smile I enjoy helping people, but sometimes dealing with people's problems is a serious beating and a stress pill!

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#12671067 - 03/13/18 02:59 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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I took about a 35-40% pay cut a couple years ago, but I went from a job I hated to pretty much a dream job. That made it worth it to me.
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#12671088 - 03/13/18 03:20 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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Loc: Inola, Oklahoma
Can't even imagine what it would take to get me to change jobs. My wife and I both work for the same company, I am surrounded by friends I've known most of my life, I live less than an hour from 5 lakes that I know like the back of my hand, I make good money and my commute is 46 seconds lol. Blessed and stress free

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#12671118 - 03/13/18 03:39 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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Loc: Lubbock, Texas
I’ve already had three full careers. Each one totally different. Getting ready to retire from the last one (@ 60) and have had offers for a fourth. Considering it closely but I think I’m ready to settle down. Navy, pharmacist, pediatric dentist and commercial pilot(?)


Edited by Patrnflyr (03/13/18 03:41 PM)

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#12671127 - 03/13/18 03:44 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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I always thought that i would not , but the company has decided to ' go another direction ' after 26 years. Going thru this at 50 blows
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#12671137 - 03/13/18 03:49 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Patrnflyr]
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Originally Posted By: Patrnflyr
Navy, pharmacist, pediatric dentist and commercial pilot(?)


Now there's some variety! thumb

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#12671148 - 03/13/18 04:00 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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To switch jobs, would need to be about 15-20% more to make it worthwhile. Also, big factors, the hours, is there an on-call requirement, travel, weekends....etc. Lots of factors will help determine if it is worth it or not.

Switching professions is a little trickier. Would have to be a little more money too and I would need to really enjoy doing it. Must have salary growth potential as well. Bonuses possibilities often help make that decision.

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#12671182 - 03/13/18 04:12 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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I may change jobs/employer some day, but not profession. I like this oilfield bidness.

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#12671247 - 03/13/18 05:08 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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Loc: Daingerfield
I have a pretty kush gig and I enjoy what I do. Every job is going to have BS along with it. If it wasn't something I was passionate about I would stay put. If I could run cows, bale hay, and have the same income and benefits, I would switch in a heartbeat. But would I switch careers to do something I'm not passionate about, nope.

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#12671320 - 03/13/18 06:34 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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I was retired for 7 days. Retired Feb. 23. Then March 5th stared a new job/new company after 27 years with the same company.

Similar industry but quite a bit different. Lots of new things to learn and stressful at times but it will be fine. Work har do what you are supposed to do.

They interviewed over 100 different people before they hired me. They put me through 9 rounds of interviews. It was no doubt an evaluation. Better pay than my last sales gig, better company best I can tell. Time will tell.

I made the change 27 Year’s ago from working on industrial control systems to selling them. It was a big step then but wouldn’t change a thing other than some really bad hang overs!!!. Country boy with money in his pocket can get in some trouble on the Richmond strip in Houston!!!. I came out way better when I made the change 27years ago than retiring from a dead end job and oil company pension.

I just turned 62. Will be getting my pension from the technology company I retired from starting April 1.

Can’t complain about two pay checks until I decide to punch out and retire for good.





Edited by Billy Blazer 300 HPDI (03/13/18 07:02 PM)
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#12671324 - 03/13/18 06:35 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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Not for equal. Better pay and match my vacation or at least get close. Did this almost 9 years ago as I had full retirement and could retire and build another nest egg.
Unless you really don't like where you are working I don't see the advantage.

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#12671329 - 03/13/18 06:41 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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I enjoy my job, but I would never say never, currently my gig is on the uptick, lots of work
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#12671350 - 03/13/18 06:52 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Frenzy]
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Originally Posted By: Frenzy
Yup.

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#12671358 - 03/13/18 07:00 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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Loc: Little Elm
I made a radical change after 23 years in one business and then worked in a radically different
one for 18 years. It worked out well for me.

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#12671464 - 03/13/18 08:16 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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Loc: ada, ok
Id give up the FD for a state game warden job. It was my dream job when I was a kid.

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#12671493 - 03/13/18 08:31 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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Nope..... well, maybe if I could teach what I do full time, but probably not. 31 years, need 9 more and I will retire to two nights a week sheepdog gig watching over strippers
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#12671503 - 03/13/18 08:36 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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Nope
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#12671555 - 03/13/18 09:04 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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Loc: Allen, TX
Nope! Retired in May, best job move I ever made. banana

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#12671584 - 03/13/18 09:23 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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If we are talking Mark Perry..giving up FD for the same pay, then yes assuming you would be going to a lower risk profession and a better on/off schedule.
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#12671588 - 03/13/18 09:24 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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Yes
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#12671604 - 03/13/18 09:35 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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It all rides on so many factors that must be accounted for in order to make that decision.
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#12671607 - 03/13/18 09:38 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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#12671647 - 03/13/18 10:07 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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Loc: Joshua TX
Mark ,
Being from the same background I honestly can't say,,,,, the Fire service is great. But all things change.

If something came along idk, but the schedule, pay, and reward would be hard to replace.

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#12671773 - 03/14/18 01:47 AM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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Yup.Company just raised prices due to cost of doing business.
Now comes the backlash slump.
By Summer all will be forgiven and we will be back on track.
Would you want your 1.00 snicker bar being 1.25?

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#12671848 - 03/14/18 06:50 AM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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For the right job, yes.

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#12671884 - 03/14/18 07:40 AM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
Brad Hardt Offline
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Mark , you can ask a question without giving your own response ha

And yes the fire service has changed , seems it doesn't have the same feel it used to


Edited by Brad Hardt (03/14/18 07:42 AM)
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#12672109 - 03/14/18 09:56 AM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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Not a chance...I like being retired.
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#12672127 - 03/14/18 10:04 AM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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I could not. I have been eligible for retirement for 4 years now and plan to retire when I get to 66 sometime next year.

I like the job for the money. Working in a job that has minimal requirements is depressing but I work hard and feel sorry that the public does not get rid of the institution where I work. Or mandate a change there.






Edited by Allison1 (03/14/18 10:07 AM)

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#12672133 - 03/14/18 10:06 AM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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That's like asking if I would go to the THF. Ewe.

LOL
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#12672161 - 03/14/18 10:26 AM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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If you are talking about moving to a whole new career doing something totally different with the same pay, benefits, etc....then absolutely YES. I could use a change after doing this for 26 years. If you are talking about doing the same thing just somewhere different, then No, I ma happy where I am at and I am 10 years from retirement (I Hope).
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#12672368 - 03/14/18 12:16 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Brad Hardt]
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Originally Posted By: Brad Hardt
Mark , you can ask a question without giving your own response ha

And yes the fire service has changed , seems it doesn't have the same feel it used to


I'm not going anywhere soon. Gonna do my 20 and get out which is a few years away.

One thing is for certain though, what I do after I retire will not involve fire or EMS service. My plan is to never step foot in a fire station again after I retire. Love what I do but when this chapter is over it's over.

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#12672393 - 03/14/18 12:32 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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Posts: 18967
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No way I would make a switch....I've finally got used to the abuse!
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#12672410 - 03/14/18 12:41 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
DCmac Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/02/12
Posts: 2256
Loc: SW Okla
No way. I've been doing this for couple decades and don't have any problem getting up in the morning to go to work. I'll be leaving it for retirement soon enough as it is.

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#12672428 - 03/14/18 12:51 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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Registered: 08/11/09
Posts: 7808
Loc: Albany
Im too dumb to do anything else.

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#12672430 - 03/14/18 12:52 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
Brad Hardt Offline
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Registered: 03/16/10
Posts: 4212
Loc: Paradise, TX
I agree Mark , people ask why am u not getting my nursing . No thanks, when I'm done with this , I'm done with anything fire or health care related. I just wanna mow lawns ha

I still can't imagine havING to shop or fish on the weekends like most folks , yuck


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#12672557 - 03/14/18 02:13 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
butch sanders Offline
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Registered: 03/17/05
Posts: 27561
Loc: Arlington, Texas
i would love to open a pool cleaning & repair business

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#12672583 - 03/14/18 02:28 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
Brad Hardt Offline
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Registered: 03/16/10
Posts: 4212
Loc: Paradise, TX
^ exactly what I'm working on
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#12673308 - 03/14/18 10:02 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/22/06
Posts: 1931
Loc: Lake Graham, Lot 30
Mark and all of you fire and EMS guys. my hats off to you. I don't know how you guys do it but thanks to everyone of you for the services you provide.
Now to your question I was down sized after 28 years with the power company. Officially I retired but when they tell you they are doing away with your job it damn sure wasn't voluntary retirement. Then came the fun part the company figured out they didn't have anyone to do what I was doing so they hired me back as a contractor but I added a few stipulations. First if I didn't want to do the job I didn't do it. Second I went from making $32 an hour to making $55 and hour.(I had their nuts in a vise) In short I went from working 60 t0 70 hours a week with no overtime pay because I was a salaried employee to be my own boss as a contractor getting paid for every minute I was on the job.
So don't be afraid to make a change and especially don't be afraid to ask for the moon because you just might get it.
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#12673318 - 03/14/18 10:07 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
Brad Hardt Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 03/16/10
Posts: 4212
Loc: Paradise, TX
Sounds like you got a great opportunity, congrats
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#12673333 - 03/14/18 10:15 PM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
BThomas Offline
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Registered: 02/15/09
Posts: 8017
Loc: Rockwall,Tx
Originally Posted By: Mark Perry
All things being equal but would you leave your job/profession if you could if money benefits etc were at least equal?


Yes.

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#12674039 - 03/15/18 11:02 AM Re: Would you change jobs or professions? [Re: Mark Perry]
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Registered: 06/19/06
Posts: 45953
Loc: Central Texas
I’m looking at leaving my current job and taking a 60% cut in pay. Less stress, more free time, less stress, no hour commute each way, less stress
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