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Would you want/have wanted a different occupation than the one you have/had?

Would you want/have wanted a different occupation than the one you have/had?

Yes

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No

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Yes

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Angie Carey
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Angie Carey

I wanted to be a school teacher so badly when I was young. I married early in age, had 4 kids, so I never got the chance to go to school for this. too late now. I'm 58 yrs old.

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Lisa Dammarell
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Lisa Dammarell

Shouldve followed my childhood dreams.

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Tina Bouthillier
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Tina Bouthillier

I wanted a career in teaching back in the 80s but for "life" reasons, it turned into accounting and seeing now what the teaching profession has turned into, not only the total lack of respect they receive but now the violence they fear may happen to them. I have NO regrets with my decision.

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Lisa Dammarell
Lisa Dammarell

For sure! Anybody going into teaching now has a lot of stress ahead of them. Wish it was like the old days when kids didnt bring guns to school, and they respected their school and teachers.

Susan Martin
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Susan Martin

I had no idea when I moved from a great metropolitan city to a "one horse town without a horse" to take care of my ailing parents that I would have to overcome being an "outsider"; the bias of ageism; and way over qualified for any employment opportunities. Payscale sucks.

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Kimberly Jarvis
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Kimberly Jarvis

I wanted to teach, but after an argument with my mother, joined the Navy. My job was highly classified and had no correleated occupation on the outside. When I got out I ended up working in fast food restaurants and call centers.

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Maureen Hannon
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Maureen Hannon

I was not able to go to college. Without an education, I was limited to public service jobs. I wanted to be a computer programmer, but could not .

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Joyce Koch
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Joyce Koch

One with better pay and benefits.

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No

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rover6rover
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rover6rover

Teaching changed a lot over the course of my career, and I wish it had stayed like it was in the old days when we had more freedom to share joy with the kids, but it was a rewarding if stressful job.

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Sandra Carmony
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Sandra Carmony

I had no idea I would end up in the job I ultimately retired from, but I'm glad I did. It was very rewarding and enabled me to retire at age 51.

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Bob Pickett
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Bob Pickett

Did not do too bad.

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Is your jet lag manageable, or does it manage YOU?

It’s manageable

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It manages ME

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It’s manageable

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It manages ME

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Do you have clutter you should rid yourself of?
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Do you have clutter you should rid yourself of?

Yes

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No

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Yes

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No

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