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Old 10-15-2008, 09:49 AM   #1
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I ask because tonight, for the first time in years... I miss radio.
Spent many years in AOR/Metal radio then in AAA. I said goodbye to that world after multiple ownership changes and the changes in the industry. The final straw was installing and programming the automation systems that replaced my friends and I.

Today, I listened to a guy on the local college station that had been a volunteer there for 28 years. He still had the fire. He still had the love for the medium.

I wonder what would have happened if I had accepted that killer job in Detroit. Where would I be today? Syndicated? Out of work?
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Old 10-15-2008, 11:33 AM   #2
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I miss being a professional musician. While I didn't have health insurance for about half a decade I miss the late nights and fun times. However, it turns out that job security is not overrated and health insurance really isn't that bad!!!!
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Old 10-15-2008, 11:40 AM   #3
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From what I know about radio, chicken, you'd most likely be unemployed. I always regret not being an astronaut. I couldn't stomach the military service needed to become one though.
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Old 10-15-2008, 11:43 AM   #4
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I regret not staying in a job that was a dead certainty to lead to a higher management position in my mid twenties. I was continually being told I would be a company director in 10 years at that place.........I left, and within two years I was living in my car.

Hold on.....Nah!! I don't regret that!!! I've always been curious though how that path would have panned out.

 
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Old 10-15-2008, 11:55 AM   #5
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What I wanted to be when I grew up was retired. But due to money and family issues, I skipped school and went to work. It's not that I hate to work but I would've liked to know what it would be like to be retired.
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Old 10-15-2008, 12:22 PM   #6
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Dept. of the Interior. That was a sweet gig!
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Old 10-15-2008, 12:27 PM   #7
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Rock Star!!!

But then again, I can retire next year without regrets...

If I were a rock star I'd probably be dead...
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:07 PM   #8
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I sometimes reminisce about working in government... working 6.75 hours per day, having like 15 paid holidays a year. Then I remember the salary and realize I could never afford the home I got if I was still there. I guess the grass is always greener...
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:27 PM   #9
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I have the exact opposite thought.

What career do I regret NOT abandoning earlier to go try something else? I've been in IT for about 10 years now, I'm still a lowly support bitch, and can't get ahead because I lack a degree.

I wish I could have gotten out while I was still low paid. Now I cant go back to a starting salary of any other occupation.
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:34 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by jezter6 View Post
I have the exact opposite thought.

What career do I regret NOT abandoning earlier to go try something else? I've been in IT for about 10 years now, I'm still a lowly support bitch, and can't get ahead because I lack a degree.

I wish I could have gotten out while I was still low paid. Now I cant go back to a starting salary of any other occupation.
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Fall into a "good" job and grow moss. Would-a, should-a, could-a.

Now advancement in my area is few and far between. Who really wants to hire a *nix/OS400/IOS guy with no windows experience to speak of?
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