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"I'm thinking of getting out of medicine completely… or volunteering in a third world country to do my liposuction."
'First time working on a government ship?'
"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
"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
"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 haven't always been a cowboy, you know."
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'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
'I never should have left the circus.'
'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."
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"How did a guy like you ever get into a business like this?"
Tags:tortures, torturers, wrong line of work, wrong lines of work, line of work, career, careers, career choice, career choices, nice, nice guy, nice guys, 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
"I may have something rather outside your field. Would you consider indentured servitude?"
"What happened to the brain surgeon I married?"
"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".
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Despite Having Given Up His Veterinary Practice George liked To Keep His Hand In...
"And that's when I realized that I much preferred making frothy desserts."
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What's Next for Ed?
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'I know you have a technical background, but here we call them caskets, not 'dropdown boxes.'
Planned Service Changes
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"I'm tired of this full-time job. I want a part-time job."
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