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Old 02-28-2011, 08:05 PM   #11
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as for the brewpub idea its a great one, the problem being the lack of brew pubs in my area.
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:17 PM   #12
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I have spoken tto them but their advice was as dire as I had feared, I know an associate's degree is basically meaningless unless you have vocational training, they pretty much said I could get a desk job at citibank or something or work in the food service industry. yay waiting tables.


my main point here was to perhaps ferret out some ideas that wouldn't have me working a minimum wage job. TxBrew your idea about food research is great but finding openings is the challenge. it has given me something to look for though. thanks for that.
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:19 PM   #13
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I hear that executive recruiting firms have started hiring warm bodies again. You might find yourself making some good coin if you worked in Bioinformatics or Cheminformatics. Sounds like you might already know the lingo. Just need to like being on the phone.
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:06 PM   #14
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If you don't have a brew pub in your area then it's a no brainier, quit school and start one.

Have you considered UPS? It's not glamorous but it's part time work, it pays ok, and they have some night shift/ swing shift work. They're a decent outfit.

Another thing you might look into being a repo man. From what I here they're a little overwhelmed.
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:20 PM   #15
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I can't think of any kind of job to look for that i might be able to enjoy or at least not want to kill myself working at, if there are even any jobs out there.
Sorry man, all real jobs make you want to kill yourself. It's kind of the big secret no one tells you until you figure it out yourself.
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I would stick with what you know. You have experience as a butcher and as a cook in a five star restaurant. As a cook, were you a line cook, a sous chef, what training (OJT) did you receive and what work did you do. There have to be some fine dining restaurants where you could work in your area. Can you get recommendations from your Executive Chef in Denali? That would go a long way to ward a prospective employer wanting to hire you.

Again, I'd stick with your strengths to begin with; until something else opens up. But for God's sake, don't tell them that!!
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:26 PM   #17
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Repo man! I want to be jude law.
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:37 PM   #18
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Great advice, I have checked the local restaurants and there are some openings , I was a sous chef in the restaurant I worked in, he problem being i would have to devote at least 40 hours a week to that kind of job. perhaps this is all a pipe dream to think I would be able to do school, have a good family life, and work.

my end goal is a bs in natural resources management or environmental conservation, then a masters in environmental engineering. I have been doing some networking hoping to find a paying internship in something similar but I guess I will bide my time, keep talking to those in the field I can get in contact with and try to get something that will work for me.
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:43 PM   #19
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Yeah, getting back into a kitchen isn't good for the family life. Been there. Done that. At Deschutes Brewery. For WAY too long.
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If i didn't like my family I would be all about an 80 hour work week.
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