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Old 03-21-2009, 10:13 AM
 
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Default Did You Leave a Well-Paid Job, Mid-Career, to Teach, Open A Business, Do something Different?

Tell Us What Happened When You made the decision to Quit your Well-Paying Job Mid-Carreer?

Did you Teach, Open A bookstore or restaurant, Go Back to School, Start A busiess, become a Personal Assistant, be a homeworker, Start a Non-Profit or do something that paid less money or was a Struggle?


Any Suggestions for Others that Want to Do This?
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Old 03-21-2009, 10:38 AM
 
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Tell Us What Happened When You made the decision to Quit your Well-Paying Job Mid-Carreer?

Did you Teach, Open A bookstore or restaurant, Go Back to School, Start A busiess, become a Personal Assistant, be a homeworker, Start a Non-Profit or do something that paid less money or was a Struggle?


Any Suggestions for Others that Want to Do This?

I have a family member example. One of my sisters is a well-paid Washington lawyer, who would like to do something totally different. The problem is how does she translate her legal skills to something more rewarding. Her ideal would be to run a catering company. She likes cooking.
My advice was for her to work as a volunteer lawyer for Arts while she is trying to decide. Or Teach, but she hates the law she says. ????
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Old 03-21-2009, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Northern Arizona
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My high school senior English teacher left his job at a nearby Intel plant to teach. Guy was a harda$$, but he was one hell of a teacher.
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Old 03-21-2009, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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I left a fairly well paying job to open a business in 2005. Life was good until the cash flow started to dry up. As an animal massage therapist I am subject to the customer having disposable income. I have not been very busy lately.

Suggestions for others? Now might not be the best time to leave a job.
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