What kind of job would you like to have?

by Iamallcool 24 Replies latest jw friends

  • DesirousOfChange

    A skilled surgeon just saved the life of a close family member. He was raised in a pretty normal, middle class family but was extremely bright and gifted and motivated.

    But then, he was allowed to go to medical school. Most of us here were just expected to get the equivalent of a 4-year degree (BTW, not enough to be a surgeon) from reading Awake! magazines.

    How many lives of bright, gifted, talented JW's were wasted peddling magazines for 10¢ contributions to support this effing Cult?

  • punkofnice
    DOC - How many lives of bright, gifted, talented JW's were wasted peddling magazines for 10¢ contributions to support this effing Cult?

    My sister, who now shuns me, wanted to go into the Police. She was refused because of possibly carrying a truncheon (in those days), and that when 'persecution(tm)' came, she'd be on the wrong side.

  • truth_b_known
    I wanted to be an actor ~(like my cousins, Ronald Allen and Patrick Troughton...just to name drop)

    Patrick Troughton is your cousin! Nice!

    I would like to be a counsellor/therapist. I would have to go back to college. I have neither the time nor the money.

  • StephaneLaliberte

    When I was a kid, I dreamed of being a Lawyer, but I quickly gave that up as this wasn't a suitable objective for a JW. Then I dreamed of being a Solution Architect (SA) in IT. Well, now I'm where I wanted to be 20 years ago. I'm an SA. And now that I reached that dream... well, I don't know anymore.

    Truth is... I'm competitive and I like to be the best at something. I'm very good in IT, one of the best I know. So, its very satisfying on that front. But I also feel that my life could find greater meaning in helping people out. That's why I keep thinking that I could be making Youtube videos, provide advises and opinions and spend my time researching various subjects that impact people's lives. But then, a lot of people do that. Would I be as good in that field as I am in IT? I don't know. And once I reach that dream, will I grow tired of it and dream of something else? I don't know. I guess I'll have to try, but I got to get my "ducks in a row" before then.

    And then, who knows, maybe I'll change my mind when I actually have the time to start chasing that dream.

    In the meantime, I know I am very successful on the most important project of my life: Being a good family man. So, even if I don't achieve anything else, I think we could still wrap up my life as follow: Stephane was a good guy who loved and took care of his family. The rest is just bonus and having fun in life.

  • dropoffyourkeylee

    If I had my life to live over again I would try to become an attorney. On the other hand, I've found that after about 10-15 years in a job it starts to get old and a career change can be a very healthy move, though it may not be the path toward greatest income. I've had four major career changes in my life and now I have retired and only do some side work to keep busy doing something.

  • Overrated

    What amazes me is when Watchtower gets it's butt in a slang, it asks for educated professionals to help them out. But they frown on Johnny or sissy getting an education.

  • DesirousOfChange

    What amazes me is when Watchtower gets it's butt in a slang, it asks for educated professionals to help them out.~ Overrated

    Yes! When they need legal counsel or some kind of medical assistance, shouldn't they be using those who are very "spiritual", ie, regular pioneers, etc?

    Obviously they are trusting in men (with college degrees) instead of on the Holy Spirit.

  • Overrated

    What happened to trusting in Gee-hober?

    More like for the rank and file " keep warm and be well fed" your're on your own. It's your problem! But we wants you do things our way.

  • titch

    Well, with me, I really wouldn't like to have a job, at my age, which is "north of 65". I am now, semi-retired, collecting Social Security benefits here in the U.S. and I have a couple of small pensions from companies that I once worked for. I have been working since I was 18 and still in high school. (I started in the work world in the usual way that JWs start---working for a fellow JW who had a janitorial business. And, I have "moved on" to other work/employment situations since then. I didn't continue as a "janitorial engineer.")

    But, a thought went through my mind, back in late 1998, while I was still very much in the work force. At that time, when I was 44 years old, I was working as a Document Control Clerk, at an organization that was managing the design of the toll roads that have been built in this part of Southern California. It was a fairly responsible job, which included extensive data entry, and filing of documents into their proper file cabinets. It also involved distributing copies of the documents to engineers who were on the staff of the company. But, yeah, in late 1998, one day, after doing a lot of data entry concerning recent documents, that had to be added to the database, I sat at my desk, and while looking at the stack of documents, this thought went through my mind...You know, I do believe that I have accomplished EVERYTHING that I really want and/or need, to accomplish in my work life. I really had. I had accomplished everything that I wanted to or needed to accomplish in the work world.

    Now, that thought came to my mind, while I was still in the work force. It didn't come about as a result of being laid off, and between jobs. It came to me while I was still working, gainfully employed at an organization. And, it didn't come about because I no longer enjoyed the job, or the people that I was working with. I did enjoy the work and I did enjoy my compatriots...my co-workers, my colleagues. But, I knew, in 1998, that my working years had come to an end, mentally and psychologically. Now, I knew that I would have to continue in the work force. I was 44 years old and not of retirement age, here in the U.S. But, if I had to continue in the work force, it would be against every fiber of my core being. And, of course, I have been employed in various situations since that day in 1998.

    However, if someone, anyone, had approached me in 1998 and in the years after that, and offered me $3000.00 per month, to leave the work force, so as to allow someone from the younger generation to come in and take my place, I would have jumped at the chance. I really would have. No questions asked, no regrets.

    Now then, getting back to the question posed in the O.P. what kind of job would I like to have, if I ever have to get back into the workforce? Probably doing "voice-overs" for radio and TV commercials. I have been an Amateur Radio operator since November of 1986, and over the years of conversing with fellow Hams, a few of them have told me that they think my voice would lend itself to being "on the radio" or doing voice-overs for commercials. I don't know if that will ever happen. But, perhaps.....Best Regards...Titch.

  • HiddlesWife

    Two choices: (1) An accomplished Musician (playing more than one instrument and composing a number of songs) and (2) Working behind the scenes within various TV and film productions.

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