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Hamlette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-08-07 11:26 PM
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19. do it but don't burn any bridges
I did the same thing (own my own store, not bartending) when I was about 45. Within 3 months I knew it was not for me but I stuck it out (for a total of 18 months) because I had a lease. One of the things that got me was I couldn't shake the feeling that I could make as much in my profession working only 150-20 hours per week as I was making in the store working 50.

I'm glad, on balance, I did it. Because now I know there are lots worse things than being a lawyer. It helped me appreciate what I did like about my profession and what I did not like so when I went "back on the market" I knew what to stay away from.
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  -Need employment advice - Please? colorado thinker  Jun-08-07 09:54 PM   #0 
  - Sounds great.  Buzz Clik   Jun-08-07 09:57 PM   #1 
  - The one summer I did the bartending thing, I enjoyed it -  salin   Jun-08-07 10:00 PM   #2 
  - Find a good bar, don't sample the wares.  bemildred   Jun-08-07 10:01 PM   #3 
  - Wow, you sound just like me.  evlbstrd   Jun-08-07 10:02 PM   #4 
  - Maybe it's our ages  colorado thinker   Jun-08-07 10:10 PM   #6 
     - I will get the bus.  evlbstrd   Jun-08-07 10:23 PM   #10 
  - Changing jobs at 50+ isn't as bad as it used to be.  napi21   Jun-08-07 10:03 PM   #5 
  - Dealing with sh*t with a smile  colorado thinker   Jun-08-07 10:12 PM   #8 
  - It depends on where you live  Poiuyt   Jun-08-07 10:30 PM   #12 
  - i'd stay where i'm at  dweller   Jun-08-07 10:11 PM   #7 
  - Actually, I've been doing just that  colorado thinker   Jun-08-07 10:23 PM   #9 
  - I've just taken a 40% pay cut to get to a less stressful place in life,  lectrobyte   Jun-08-07 10:26 PM   #11 
  - stay....  unkachuck   Jun-08-07 10:32 PM   #13 
  - I dropped out of the consumer economy 5 years ago  tech3149   Jun-08-07 10:38 PM   #14 
  - Thank you for your uplifting response  colorado thinker   Jun-08-07 11:01 PM   #15 
  - Go for it!!  Morgana LaFey   Jun-08-07 11:12 PM   #16 
  - Sounds good  gravity   Jun-08-07 11:20 PM   #17 
  - If I were you I'd do it.  jilln   Jun-08-07 11:25 PM   #18 
  - do it but don't burn any bridges  Hamlette   Jun-08-07 11:26 PM   #19 
  - Go tell your boss the real deal. Say it like it is. Fix things for the sake of all.  L. Coyote   Jun-08-07 11:33 PM   #20 
  - I have a crazy job too. I interviewed for another job in another city today  live love laugh   Jun-08-07 11:39 PM   #21 
  - Go for the joy!!!  emilyg   Jun-09-07 12:04 AM   #22 
  - I changed jobs to lower paying but much less stressful mid 40's  uppityperson   Jun-09-07 12:09 AM   #23 
  - I'd love to do the same thing. Except not a bartender..I'd like to be a cashier  applegrove   Jun-09-07 12:36 PM   #24 
  - You don't want to be a cashier  jmowreader   Jun-09-07 06:45 PM   #25 
     - I second that. I've worked as a cashier and I found nothing  lizzy   Jun-09-07 06:48 PM   #26 
     - It's dangerous even if you DON'T get robbed  jmowreader   Jun-10-07 07:53 AM   #27 
     - There are stores that are not so dangerous. Like in malls or box stores.  applegrove   Jun-10-07 11:02 AM   #30 
     - Doesn't sound like a place I'd like to work at either.  applegrove   Jun-10-07 11:03 AM   #31 
  - If it makes you happy, do it.  WritersBlock   Jun-10-07 08:04 AM   #28 
  - Coyote Ugly?  rucky   Jun-10-07 08:19 AM   #29 
 

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