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Posted on So how are we dealing with the new economy?

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#1 posted 2087 days ago

Back when in the 80 when the market crashed “black Monday” I was making great money in construction, everything dried up. I decided to try something new. I went into computers, I started at the bottom in an electronics store, assistance manager. 1.5 years later I was contracted to Lotus Development, from there I went to IBM and now am looking at a relatively good retirement at 50 years old by making a few good job moves. It took me 18 years to get here from that bad “Monday” but it was a fun ride. Yeah a lot of it was pretty hard but I am here now. You may have to try new things, you can always go back to construction but you may find that wood working is a lot more fun when you do it for fun and not for a living. I am not sure I believe that last line :) I still miss the construction sites and comradery of the crew. It is not as enjoyable talking to a bunch of stuffed shirts at white collar job as it was in the old days of construction but the pay is a hell of a lot better and there are a few good people at work, it is not all bad. of construction but the pay is a hell of a lot better and there are a few good people at work, it is not all bad.

Good luck and as the song says “the best oppertunities are the ones tha tnever kniock”.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..


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