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posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 07:03 AM
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Hi everyone, well im gonna tell you a little bit about what going in my life right now. Hope i can get some replys to help me figured out if im about to screw it all up.
Ive been to university and got my marketing degree last year, im 23yo, about to turn 24. So about a year ago I started working for a publishing house. Ive never had a 8hour work before, therefore it was quite a change for me, I discovered i hardly had time to do anything other than eating taking a bath, going to the supermarket, etc.
I couldnt do the things I like anymore. Then i decided thats not how i want to spend the rest of my life. I dont want to eagerly await the weekend. This is how people wake up when they are 50 and think theyve wasted their past years. I kept on thinkg about it for a while, and i thought of changing my carreer.

So thats where i am now, i thought of going back to school to study history, because thats what i really like, and i've always known i love history, the thing is when i finished highschool i wasnt so sure i wanted to work as a professor.
In my country university is free, so I wont be needing much money. Any kind of job which could leave me enough time to attend the classes and study would do. I live with my folks for the time being.

Im at work right now, and about to go and tell my boss im quiting. Im nervous, and i cant stop thinking what if im worng, what if I regret quiting my job. I dont know, i never thought itd be this hard.
I already told him I didnt really like the job a few weeks ago. So he said most people dont like their jobs, but they looks small things that make those tasks more bearable, and choose little objectives to keep themselves motivated.
Yesterday he called me and told me about giving me new tasks, I didnt know what to say.

So what do you think? am i being a loser or what? I know i will never achieve anything in my carreer if I dont like what I do. And i keep thinking how lucky are those guys who do what they like for a living.
I appreciate all of you who take the time to give me some advise on this.




posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 07:08 AM
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You could always sleep less, lets say 7 hours and have more time than just enough for a shower, eat or supermarkt

Just saying
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oh yeah i forget, having a job is nice and you will regret all your life if you bail and it doesn't work out
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posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 07:16 AM
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People who get to do what they love for a living are indeed blessed. I have never known anyone that blessed truthfully.

I have always had the frame of mind that they call it "work" or a "job" for a reason. If it were enjoyable all the time they would call it something else and you would be paying them to let you do it, but what do I know? I never did get a college education and never thought I would find any job that I had a distinct passion for. The most a lot of us can hope for is to not be miserable at work, to find small sparks of enjoyment here and there with the people you work with or the job you've done.

I know that sounds bleak and I do know there are some very lucky people that do get to wake up everyday and do what they love. If you have the means to try something else??? By all means, you should do it while you can. It will not always be that easy and you might wind up where you want to be. The only thing I would caution against is having expectations that are higher than realistically possible. Sometimes it just is what it is and we must accept it.

But everybody has the right to dream and if you can get a little closer to yours... do it.
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posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 07:21 AM
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I really need to sleep a lot, like 8 hours. If i dont, im a zombie all day.



posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 07:21 AM
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The first thing to consider is asking your parents for support in going back to uni. If you will be living with them through a second degree you will need them on side.

Could you keep your job up until your course starts to save for students expenses? Would your boss allow you one days work a week to help out financially? Is this feasible?

Could you write a list of pros and cons for each option? Things always seem to make more sense to me when I do that.

Good luck whatever you decide to do!




posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 07:21 AM
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Heres the thing, you have to enjoy what you do. I love my job, even though there isnt much work right now but thats ok as its freezing out.
90% of the time I love going to work and doing what I do.

but 8 hours work doesnt give you enough time? I typically work 7am-3:30pm. Usually an hour away. I get home 430ish and have until around 11 to do what I want and be up at 4-430.

Thats life if you want to be able to afford the things you enjoy. unless youre rich lol...

Just finished a shut down working 12 hour days almost 2 hours away. Now that is the definition of having no time. Makes 8 hour day seem like part time.

So if you become a professor of history you would only work a few hours a day?



posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 07:24 AM
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It wouldn't hurt to apply for a course you love, and take it from there. There's no harm in taking a first step and checking out all your options. It doesn't have to be all or nothing, straight away. I changed career about 9 years ago and have had no regrets. And it doesn't mean I might not do it again.

Good luck to you, and I hope you find what you're looking for.

B x



posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 07:24 AM
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Hi payta,
In your country university is free?
Can you please tell me which country that is? You are incredibly lucky to have that my friend. Most people leave school with huge debts, and have to work to pay off their student loans. A lot of them don't even work in their particular field of study, because they have to take whatever job is available, to....pay off their debts.
I would happily go back to school (couldn't afford university here).
If you can live with your family, and go to school free....I would say follow your passion....because most of us don't get that option!

jacygirl



posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 07:29 AM
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Thanks for the reply.
I konw what you are saying. Yes I think its worth to do all I can in order to live the best I can.
The thing in my case, now that you mention it, is that both my parents do what they love, and my sisters does too. I think that may be what makes me pose these questions in the first place.



posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 07:30 AM
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Rule #1: NEVER quit your job unless you have something else lined up.



posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 07:31 AM
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Don't quit your job. At least put more thought into it than, "This sucks".

My 2 cents



posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 07:34 AM
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Whose to say you wont be stuck in the same position in a few more years? Learning history is all well and good but there are only very limited job roles available which in allot of cases have you there for 7-9hours awaiting the weekend. You could of course, do 2 degrees, History and something to do with production or filming - That way you can go out filming or assisting with the creation of documentaries. I don't know, but you need to think this out a little more before you leave your job, which is probably relatively good paying given you have such qualifications.

I'm 26 now, daughter, house & the mrs. I work 10 hour days for £7.85 an hour. I have no way what so ever to get further education. You are in a very good position right now and you don't want to waste it. Think about the bigger picture, peruse what you love but then understand it is about the money & the ability to live comfortably and the big one for you I'm guessing is the chance you could be stuck in a job, same place, same faces waiting for the weekend. I'd say have a look around the internet for a more in depth description of the kind of job roles learning history at degree level entails, I'm sure you will be pretty surprised.

Good luck & don;t do anything irrational


Also I would kill for an 8 hour job. I work 8am-6pm, go home clean & tidy up, throw my daughter around the room & chase some imaginary dragons for a few hour, put her to bed and go smash the gym in for an hour and half. Then come back and prepare my meals for the next day. Life is a job in its self, you just have to love the things you do instead of seeing them as a hurdle

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posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 07:37 AM
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I spend 9 hours in the office, cause i get one hour to have lunch, but sometimes theres too much work i cant leave for lunch. And I have one hour of commute. That makes 10 hours. I leave my home at 830, and come back 630 PM. Then I eat something, and about 8 i have to star cooking, then i eat, take a bath, i usually have half and hour to read or do whatever before i go to bed at 12 oclock.
Professor do work much less, and have higher salaries per hour. They get one whole month off in the summer. But i wouldnt mind working 8 hours doing something i enjoy.
I make 450 dollars a month. i dont konw how much that is per hour, dont even want to know.



posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 07:45 AM
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Go for your degree in history .. better to do something you enjoy also its always good to study and learn new things. Dont limit yourself do something you enjoy and live life



posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 07:55 AM
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Yes it is. I live in Argentina. Its one of the few good things this country has to offer its citizens. We also have private institutions, but they are not so good. Oh and you dont have to be a citizen to attend.
Many people from other countries come to study here because it's free.
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posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 07:55 AM
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Expat888
Go for your degree in history .. better to do something you enjoy also its always good to study and learn new things. Dont limit yourself do something you enjoy and live life


Yeah , and who will pay his bills, you ?



posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 07:57 AM
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payta
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Yes it is. I live in Argentina. Its one of the few good things this country has to offer its citizens. We also have private institutions, but they are not so good. Oh and you dont have to be a citizen to attend.
Many people from other countries come to study here because it's free.
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Nice country Argentina , how is getting citizenship, i want to live there.



posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 08:02 AM
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xavi1000

payta
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Yes it is. I live in Argentina. Its one of the few good things this country has to offer its citizens. We also have private institutions, but they are not so good. Oh and you dont have to be a citizen to attend.
Many people from other countries come to study here because it's free.
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Nice country Argentina , how is getting citizenship, i want to live there.


Two years of residence and your are good to go.



posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 08:07 AM
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xavi1000

Expat888
Go for your degree in history .. better to do something you enjoy also its always good to study and learn new things. Dont limit yourself do something you enjoy and live life


Yeah , and who will pay his bills, you ?


Sheesh, chill xavi...he lives with his family!

For some of us, the idea of a higher education is not possible, due to the cost alone. Considering the OP's situation, I would encourage him to follow his passion/interests, and work towards NOT being another person doing a job they hate...just to pay the bills to live.

jacygirl



posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 08:13 AM
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jacygirl

xavi1000

Expat888
Go for your degree in history .. better to do something you enjoy also its always good to study and learn new things. Dont limit yourself do something you enjoy and live life


Yeah , and who will pay his bills, you ?


Sheesh, chill xavi...he lives with his family!

For some of us, the idea of a higher education is not possible, due to the cost alone. Considering the OP's situation, I would encourage him to follow his passion/interests, and work towards NOT being another person doing a job they hate...just to pay the bills to live.

jacygirl


Considering average salary in Argentina , i would recommend him online curse and to keep his job until he find better one.Living with the parents on that age is not good idea, independence is better.



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