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Old 27 February 2013, 15:36   #1
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Changing Career?

Have you ever got up one morning and said enough is enough and it's time for a change?

Have you ever turned your life upside down for a dream? Or do you wish you had?

Are you regretting something you have or haven't done?

Is this recession really all that bad?

Do you have a story to tell good or bad........ If so I really would love to hear it
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Old 27 February 2013, 15:43   #2
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Yes to all of the above.

But my regret was following the dream and not predicting the recession, low interest rates and how difficult it is to get back into gainful employment once you leave it for too long.
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Old 27 February 2013, 15:46   #3
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Old 27 February 2013, 15:47   #4
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Have you ever got up one morning and said enough is enough and it's time for a change?

Have you ever turned your life upside down for a dream? Or do you wish you had?

Are you regretting something you have or haven't done?

Is this recession really all that bad?

Do you have a story to tell good or bad........ If so I really would love to hear it
Hi Alex I can answer your first option. Some four years ago after many happy years in public service I had been getting right shafted be a new boss man !!
I awoke as they say one morning and said need to do something as my health was not good. Did some maths talked to my good lady and decided there and then to literally put the 'two' fingers up and tendered my resignation. best thing I ever did do some great things now on my terms and have all the time to spend with the people that matter and had been neglected over the years. Even have all summer to rib, GREAT recommend it to everyone its just amazing what you can do, just make sure you do the sums.
One of my better decisions
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Old 27 February 2013, 15:48   #5
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Next? The bouncers are on the stage over on the Cornwall thread...
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Yea I ripped my Wolves season ticket up and brought a Rib .... In stead of spending my Saturday afternoons In places like Stockport, Oldham and other dumps I now spend them in places like Aberdovey and Caernarfon
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Old 27 February 2013, 16:03   #8
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Old 27 February 2013, 16:14   #9
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A very very interesting one.....and one I think about most days!

I have several times quit my job with nothing to do, had several months off (for various reasons) then found my back to mostly what always have done.

The best of these moments was when I ended up working for Steve ( if only we had all round summer I'm sure we would all be doing it !)

Anyhow....my friend Simon ( usual crew on Streaker - who you have met) did take a jump, After doing the whole London thing working in marketing he ended up working eberspacher (?) - the ones who claim to use 60% of you diesel to heat you boat , but even then didnt really like it ...so worked himself nearly to death and started painting and decorating - now a general builder / project manager type job self employed etc . He is good at it as he is reliable, honest , trust worthy and can hold a decent conversation- his words 'things he finds a lot of the 'trades' fail in' .

I'd love to follow him and when I see the follow your dreams type quotes would love to be able to do - but life, kids, bills and risks mean I just dont think I'll ever be able to. However ......its not so bad ....I have a nice little RIB and SIB, have met the nicest people as a result, made some great mates that dont care how big my engine is anymore and had wonderful times on the water that are actually priceless. I can't do it every day, but when I pull out of the motorway services on Tuesday morning and see a certain 'C2' van (Ian also getting a coffee) - we are both in the same place at the same time-both working hard doing differant things.

I know there are days full time skippers wish they were warm inside and days I sit in in office or car or train wishing I wasn't

I think much much harder to change now than even 10-15 years ago due to pressure on wages/ income/pensions and property prices etc
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I can't do it every day, but when I pull out of the motorway services on Tuesday morning and see a certain 'C2' van (Ian also getting a coffee) - we are both in the same place at the same time-both working hard doing different things.

I know there are days full time skippers wish they were warm inside and days I sit in in office or car or train wishing I wasn't

I think much much harder to change now than even 10-15 years ago due to pressure on wages/ income/pensions and property prices etc
Sorry i missed you Peter, must have been in my own likkle world trundling down to the boats. Tues was Portsmouth then Hamble- yes can be excellent but like all things you have to work at it to make it pay the way
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