Career Crossroad

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  1. Reaper

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    Hey crew,

    I have come to the point in my current career where I feel i can no longer carry on in my current position.

    I have been working in this job (Area Manager for a security company) for the past 3 years after being promoted from the Western Cape. However, I have a) reiched a glass ceiling where I can go no further for the next 5 yrs, and b) I am in such a position that I cannot carry on in this job and would rather just resign. I have no more time for my family - only 1 water change in the past 2 months, where it was always weekly - no time for weekends, I can't even remember when last I was on leave...

    What would you guys suggest? I am currently looking hard for another job, so if there's any of you that knows of something, specially security since that's what I'm good at, please let me know. If I carry on like this I'm gonna loose it and drown myself in my tank... (Sleep with da fishes) :1:

    Please guys, any jobs will be considered, specially in EL area...
     
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  3. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    crap man.hope you come right soon
     
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    Well if you decide to drown yourself, post me your DIY skimmer first :D
     
  5. Reaper

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    Dude, are you a Viper or a SHARK!!!!!:lol:

    I'll send you the skimmer, then you pay for my funeral... :razz:
     
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    after reading the way he kills crabs,i wonder if he'll even give you a funeral,rather leave it someone else :lol:
     
  7. Reaper

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    Hey, I'm gonna start doing freelance photography - anyone want mugshots taken?
     
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    better insure your camer its sure to break taking mug shots.... :)
     
  9. viper357

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    Get one of phat's wife :whistling:
     
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    damn that will work, good luck reaper
     
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    OK, just a quick update - I've started my Photography (just local for now - doing a creche next week and later the month again - hopefully a function in Dec also).

    I have also spotted a gap in the area I'm in to do some cabbinet making, 1st job already lined up (making more in a week with this job than I've made in a month at regular job), and seeing Hill tomorrow to quote him for a tank cabbinet.

    So things are looking better - looking for a less stressful and less time consuming job still to keep the money coming in, and as soon as business pics up, I'M ON MY OWN!
     
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    Good luck reaper i have been on my own for 2 years now and its the best thing i ever did.
     
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    WOW! You guys are lucky! Well done Reaper for being able to go on your own... I wish I could!
    With all my expenses it would be a difficult thing to do....

    Good luck with the future!
     
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    Hey dude will you be able to make it in the morning. Approx time? Have something on at 14h00.
     
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    No probs, will be there between 10 and 11 - OK?:yeahdude:
     
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    Sounds cool. Do you have any pics of your work?
     
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    Nope, sorry. It's been years since I've done it, but not to worry, I won't make a cock up... I'd better not have any peroni's then hey...
     
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    Hi Reaper - good show on moving on and changing your career! I would just have LOVED to do something like this.... BUT, for me it a HUGE decision (debts, you know ;-) to do something like this.... Good luck!
     
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    OK, here's where I currently stand.

    It's been a while since I had time to post anything on the forum, but that's due to some hard efforts in my ventures.

    I have gotten some carpentry jobs keeping me busy (Hill, I have not forgotten about you dude, just consentrating on a big client now who's bringing in the money with more work to follow).

    I also have lined up some photo shoots for a local creche and a corporate function for the end of the month, and there's an opening at one of our leading photography studios for a photograper, so I just sent my CV there too. Hopefully this will help me in getting my foot properly in the door.

    Wish me luck guys, I'm gonna need it.
     
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    Best of luck to you Daniel, don't be stranger now.
     
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    Good luck Daniel, here's hoping it works out for ya.
     
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