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    Business Banker/VP with money to lend, pros and cons like any other career. money/benefits/PTO decent, but I review financials of business owners/entrepenuers every day that do much better, but have taken considerable risk.

    I think today for a person to succeed has to get a basic education but then also specialize in something. Then, establish some other secondary income generating backup plan. Could be part time cash trade, investment property, consulting, IT or IS work, something. Be disciplined and driven, put that money away and don't get caught up in material things. Work your arse off until 50 and then hopefully you have a base and financial flexibility you can go do what you want and not step backwards

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    I just graduated from respiratory therapy school. Trying to find a job now. I have done construction for 14 years previously and through school. Only got interested in hunting within the last 5 years and haven't had a lot of time or money to spend but always manage to spend some time hunting whenever it works out.

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    I'm an operator at a chemical plant for the largest hydrocarbon refiner in the US, which also happens to donate a lot of money to outdoors organizations. I'm 29 now and hired in when I was 22. Luckily I get to operate the co-gens which is basically a big turbine that's fired with natural gas to turn a generator and make electricity on one end then uses the exhaust gases to make steam on the opposite side, which we use to power other turbines throughout the plant. The pay is great, the benefits are awesome, and the schedule is about as good as it gets. I work 4 on 4 off shift work meaning I basically only work 6 months a year which provides me with plenty of days off to hunt and fish. Even better, I'm off during the middle of the week when everyone else is at work and I have the whole forest or bay to myself. What's great is I don't even have a degree. In all honesty, I think college is getting to be overrated these days. Degrees are a dime a dozen...do what makes YOU happy and still pays the bills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkeslar View Post
    I'm an operator at a chemical plant for the largest hydrocarbon refiner in the US, which also happens to donate a lot of money to outdoors organizations. I'm 29 now and hired in when I was 22. Luckily I get to operate the co-gens which is basically a big turbine that's fired with natural gas to turn a generator and make electricity on one end then uses the exhaust gases to make steam on the opposite side, which we use to power other turbines throughout the plant. The pay is great, the benefits are awesome, and the schedule is about as good as it gets. I work 4 on 4 off shift work meaning I basically only work 6 months a year which provides me with plenty of days off to hunt and fish. Even better, I'm off during the middle of the week when everyone else is at work and I have the whole forest or bay to myself. What's great is I don't even have a degree. In all honesty, I think college is getting to be overrated these days. Degrees are a dime a dozen...do what makes YOU happy and still pays the bills.
    Being more than twice your age, I have to respectfully disagree with the point re: college degrees. I know things are great for you now, and understand your feelings. However, when the day comes that your company is purchased, merged, downsized, etc., you may find a college degree to be a very handy thing. Employers do not necessarily look to see what you learned (or studied, within reason) in college, but to see that you had the discipline and initiative to complete your studies and get a degree. I have been on both sides of the fence, and this is just the reality of things in the business world.
    Patron Life Member, NRA; Life Member RMEF, SCI, NAHHC, NSRPA

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    Youth pastor. Flexible hours, enough vacation and a frugal wife allow me a western DIY trip each year. If I could suggest anything, it'd be to not go cheap on gear. Don't buy a cheap pack, you'll need another one soon, don't buy a cheap tent, it's your only sanctuary when a storm blows in. Don't buy cheap optics- it's a long ways to travel to shoot an animal in the ass.

    Hunt hard and define "success" loosely.

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    Deli Supervisor at a Grocery Store........Did Cooking in restaurants for 8 years before this. and the best part of it all is i got a finance degree in 2010 and have had no luck with getting a job in that field. Had a some interview a few second interviews but no luck

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    Farmer/Rancher here , also help my granddad with his farm/ ranch operation. Pick a living that you love and you wont work a day in your life, im not saying its always easy, its not for sure!! But it sure beats a 8-5 making someone elses dreams come true!

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    Sawfish, I understand and respect your concern. I am 2 classes away from having a BS degree. So if something terrible does happen I can get my degree in about 3 months. As we speak my plant is doubling its size/output in development projects. I really hope nothing happens with my job before I'm ready to retire which I will do at 55. If we do go under, I think this whole country will be in a world of hurt

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    Im a civil engineer.

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    I am a control room operator at a coal fired power plant. Been here 10 years and get 4 weeks vacation and many days off in between. Can't complain I have been very blessed in life.

 

 

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