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Personnel: 'Next question, what was the reason for leaving your last job?' Reply: 'I got sick of being questioned about everything I did!'
'First time working on a government ship?'
"By the time I was supposed to resume my hockey career, I had discovered ice dancing."
Tags:bar, bars, pub, pubs, patron, patrons, customer, customers, drink, drinks, drinking, alcohol, alcoholic, liquor, booze, drunk, drunks, friendly drunks, life story, life stories, sport, sports, skating, skater, skaters, ice dancing, ice dancer, ice dancers, hockey, hockey player, hockey players, ice hockey, athlete, athletes, career, careers, injury, injuries, recovery, recovered, resume, continue, career change, career changes, fashion, costume, costume, fancy, dress-up, dress up, dressing up, discovered, discovery, passion, passions, passion project, passion projects
"This is fine, General, but how are your typing skills?"
Tags:personnel, hr, h.r., human resources, recruitment, recruiter, recruiters, interview, interviews, job interview, job interviews, applicant, applicants, candidate, candidates, cv, c.v., curriculum vitae, resume, resumes, job, jobs, experience, hiring, military, general, generals, typing skills, qualifications, skills, career change, career changes, changing careers, new job, new jobs, new career, new careers, modern life
Face Painting Five Bucks
Tags:face paints, face painting, childrens entertainment, shoddy workmanship, bad workmanship, painting, paint roller, painting and decorating, painter and decorator, career change, changing careers, cowboy builder, cowboy builders, side gig, side gigs, money making scheme, money making schemes, looks legit, legit
"I haven't always been a cowboy, you know."
Tags:cowboy, cowboys, pirate, pirates, piracy, career, careers, career change, career changes, change, changes, telltale sign, telltale signs, obvious, sign, signs, horse, horses, cowpoke, cowpokes, western, westerns, sea pirate, sea pirates, peg leg, peg legs, job, jobs, new job, new jobs, new role, new roles
"I'd like to stay, sir, but time is running out if I want to start a rock group."
Tags:business, businessman, businessmen, boss, bosses, executive, executives, exec, execs, manager, managers, management, office, offices, office life, employee, employees, worker, workers, retiring, quitting, leaving, job, jobs, career, careers, career change, career changes, midlife crisis, mid-life crisis, music, band, bands, rock group, rock groups, rock band, rock bands, musician, musicians, dream, dreams, dreamer, dreamers, goal, goals, middle age, middle-age, middle aged, middle-aged
'I never should have left the circus.'
'A-ha, They spelled 'Kloprinol' with a 'c''
Tags:career change, career changes, career, careers, editor, editors, editing, publishing, publisher, publish, pharmacy, pharmaceuticals, drugs, drug, production line, production, producing, proofreading, proofread, read, reading, spelling, spell, check, checking, change, changing, changed, close to home
"You're kidding! I used to be an economist myself!"
Tags:therapy, therapist, therapists, shrink, shrinks, psychology, psychologist, psychologists, psychiatry, psychiatrist, psychiatrists, counselor, counselors, counseling, counsellor, counsellors, counselling, patient, patients, mental health, economist, economists, economy, economic, financial crisis, depression, depressed, recession, career change, changing career
'Social work is such a worthwhile, fulfilling career that I've decided to give up my fabulous income as an investment banker to become one!'
The Projecting Psychic
Tags:psychic, psychics, clairvoyant, clairvoyance, freud, project, projects, projecting, projection, projections, therapist, therapists, therapy, psychologist, psychologists, psychology, shrink, shrinks, headshrinker, headshrinkers, headshrinking, regret, regrets, life regret, life regrets, rethink, rethinks, rethinking, life choice, life choices, choice, choices, bad choice, bad choices, poor choice, poor choices, career change, career changes
'You're not in the CIA anymore, Phil. This is the corporate world. We don't indefinitely detain suspected business competitors.'
"That's not who I am anymore."
"It's an adjustment being a handshake guy in a fist-bump company."
Tags:handshake, handshakes, fist bump, fist bumps, fist bumping, bumping fists, greet, greets, greeting, culture clash, culture clashes, new job, new jobs, adjustment, adjustments, adjustment period, adjustment periods, settle in, settles in, settling in, broken arm, broken arms, broken hand, broken hands, broken bone, broken bones, career change, career changes, commiserate, commiserates, commiserating, culture shock, culture shocks, system shock, system shocks, socially awkward, social awkwardness
"If you still want to belong to an organization dedicated to killing Americans, there's always the tobacco lobby."
Tags:terrorist, terrorists, tobacco lobby, big tobacco, tobacco, smoking, smoking kills, lobbies, lobbying, career advice, career change, change in career, changing careers, evil organisation, evil organization, evil organisations, evil organizations, jaded, unhappy, unsatisfied worker, unsatisfied workers
"How did a guy like you ever get into a business like this?"
Tags:torture, tortures, torturer, torturers, wrong line of work, wrong lines of work, line of work, career, careers, career choice, career choices, nice, nice guy, nice guys, torture chamber, torture chambers, interrogate, interrogates, interrogation, interrogations, enhanced interrogation, career change, career changes, immoral, immorality, unethical, finger shadow, finger shadows, shadow puppet, shadow puppets, shadow puppetry
"Plunder and booty isn't all that easy to come by anymore."
"I may have something rather outside your field. Would you consider indentured servitude?"
"The first thing you need to do is update your résumé."
Tags:evolve, evolves, evolving, evolution, biology, biology teacher, biology teachers, resume, resumes, update your resume, updating your resume, career change, career changes, change, changes, changing, amphibian, amphibians, fish, tetrapod, tetrapods, change, changes, changing, frog, frogs, toad, toads, lifestyle, lifestyles, lifestyle change, lifestyle changes
"You're the first person I've met who didn't become a pastry chef after suffering a nervous breakdown in a corporate job."
A mother drives a mini-van full of kids; her bumper sticker reads "I'd rather be working".
Tags:kid, kids, child, children, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, family, families, stay-at-home mom, stay-at-home moms, stay-at-home mum, stay-at-home mums, housewife, housewives, raising kids, raising children, job, jobs, work, working, career, careers, career change, career changes, burnt out, burnout, woman, women, car, cars, automobile, automobiles, vehicle, vehicles, transportation, driving, driver, drivers, bumper sticker, bumper stickers, i'd rather be
"And that's when I realized that I much preferred making frothy desserts."
Tags:death, grim reaper, grim reapers, reaper, reapers, scythe, scythes, whisk, whisks, mixer, mixers, baker, bakers, baking, dessert, desserts, change, career change, career changes, mid-life crisis, changing direction, change of direction, new direction, new directions, branching out, trying something new, finding your passion, passion, passions, passionate
"I've made my fortune, and now it's time for me to run for office and consolidate it."
Tags:office, offices, business, businesses, businessman, businessmen, executive, executives, rich, rich people, wealth, wealthy, wealthy people, money, politics, politician, politicians, political, political leader, political leaders, government, governments, president, presidents, career, careers, career change, banking, bank, banks, consolidate
'I know you have a technical background, but here we call them caskets, not 'dropdown boxes.'