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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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Well if you decide to drown yourself, post me your DIY skimmer first :D
 

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better insure your camer its sure to break taking mug shots.... :)
 

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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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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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Sounds cool. Do you have any pics of your work?
 

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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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Good luck Daniel, here's hoping it works out for ya.
 

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