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Thread: Ideal Jobs

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    Super Member Maride's Avatar
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    I was at indeed.com today nesting the idea of getting a new job. After a long time looking into scientific fields, I started to consider leaving science all together and start in a new field. I typed quilting, anywhere in the US to see what came up. As it turned out I could be the Technical Editor for McCalls quilting Magazine, which sounds wonderful, but I don't have the editing experience, I could be a machine operator for Vera Bradley, and my first thought was the vision of taking home free or discounted anything that didn't pass QA testing, as well as a Senior Buyer, yes, BUYER, for Amazon.com for fabrics for Quilting, home deco and garments. It was so hard to make a desicion I decided to sleep on it and maybe tomorrow I will stick back to science, but don't this jobs sound great???

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    Wouldn't they be fun. It's OK to dream about jobs like that.

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    I love to dream about jobs like that.
    Ones that have you jetting off to exotic locations and such...but then I wake up and realize I wouldn't REALLY be happy doing that.

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    I just got laid off from another crap job today. Maybe there's hope yet!

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    Thanks for the link.....found a couple jobs I didnt know about in my area.....Wish they were dream jobs, but as it stands now a job is a dream job. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsSage
    Thanks for the link.....found a couple jobs I didnt know about in my area.....Wish they were dream jobs, but as it stands now a job is a dream job. LOL
    You are welcome. I am so sorry you and Moonpi are unemployed. Unfortunately my search for a new job didn't come out of the blues to venture into a new career. The pharmaceutical I work for is being sold and the new one may keep us as well as may close our site, and especulations are that by next year we will be closed. Of course, no one knows for sure, but I am not going to sit down and wait. Severance packages are very generous but don't last forever. With DH unemployed and sick, if I loose my job I can only see it as an oportunity to go anywhere in the world I want to go. For now I am limiting it to anywhere in the US. I am seriously considering a change in careers. I love science, but I don't see a big future in it. Maybe dreaming I can land something I enjoy.

    Maria

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    I just got laid off from another crap job today. Maybe there's hope yet!
    So sorry to hear your news, I hope you find something nice out there soon.

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    I was really lucky, for over a decade I had my dream job...I worked in the book trade as a Contract Manager for a library supply company. I got to see all the latest releases and put them up for selection with the Library Board, buy the books, supervise the processing etc. etc. Very hectic, but rewarding. I have been away from work for about 3 years, trying to get my health "in order"...not sure if I will ever work full-time again, but I keep my fingers crossed for another opportunity, I love books, quilting and gardening....so who knows where, next.

    Things are tough in the workplace just now, I hope you all manage to find something that works for your situations.

    Science is a difficult field ... my middle step-son has a science degree and he was advised part way through to take up a commerce degree to enable him to broaden his options. He took the advice, got the two degrees and has worked in London in the medical research field and now back in Aus. he is working for an instrument company in the mining and tech. area. He travels a lot but does get to work from home and tailor his hours to a certain extent.

    I was thinking, how about this....a quilt/book store with a small tea-room attached...with resident cat....ah dream on....

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    I hate to hear of anyone getting laid off now...I am so sorry :(

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