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"We're all just as excited as we can be about your choice for lunch, sir!"
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"We can't offer you the satisfaction of a gratifying career, but how does a paid week off and dental sound?"
"My youngest is at the age when she can barely comprehend cost effective analysis."
Tags:offices, office worker, office workers, kid, kids, child, childhood, growing up, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, nepotism, nepotist, nepotists, work experience, cost effective analysis, learning, child labour, child labor, learn, learning, career, careers, career choices, career choice, imitate, imitating, imitation
"But what ever possessed you to become a gastroenterologist?"
"You know what I'd like to try someday? Landlubbing."
"I was great in high school."
Tags:let down, let downs, let-down, let-downs, life choices, career choices, failure, failures, high hopes, ambition, ambitions, offices, office job, office jobs, office work, job satisfaction, bad job, bad jobs, disappointment, disappointments, office worker, office workers, midlife crisis, unhappy, depression, old, older, old age, ageing, aging, not young anymore, age, high school, memories, memory, nostalgia, nostalgic, career, careers, work, job, life, expectation, expectations
'Mom, Dad. I've made up my mind. I'm going to skip college, hire an agent, and pin all my hopes on a professional bass fishing careers.'
Tags:professional bass fisher, professional bass fishers, bass fish, bass fishes, fishermen, fisherman, fishing, fishing rod, fishing rods, career path, career paths, career choice, career choices, hobby, college, colleges, skip, skipping, university, universities, in the bleachers, bleachers, in the bleachers
"While we've got the chance, Dad, we'd like to thank you for these little glimpses of you we've had through the years!"
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"I miss that sense of fulfillment that I had when I was part of a plague."
Tags:fulfilment, fulfillment, job satisfaction, life satisfactions, community spirit, the community spirit, plague, plagues, plague of frogs, moses, the old testament, the bible, the torah, plagues of egypt, christianity, judaism, the 10 plagues, the ten plagues, the 2nd plague, the second plague, life choices, career choices
"Uber's my main gig. Federal-government employment is my side hustle."
Tags:side hustle, side hustles, side gig, side gigs, second job, second jobs, hustle, hustles, driver, drivers, taxi service, taxi services, federal job, federal jobs, government job, government jobs, government wages, federal wages, minimum wage, minimum wages, career path, career paths, career choice, career choices
"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
"You teach? How did you become interested in knowledge?"
"Two roads diverged in a wood and I... I... I..."
Tags:life choices, career choices, big decision, big decisions, bad decision, bad decisions, mistake, mistakes, regret, regrets, regretful, pilot, pilots, commercial pilot, commercial pilots, chimney sweep, chimney sweeps, chimney-sweep, chimney-sweeps, road diverged, paths diverged, social climbing, social climber, social climbers
"Look, life is nasty, brutish, and short, but you knew that when you became a caveman."
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"I'm highly respected in my field, should I choose to pursue it."
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'Why did I become an accountant?' Well in truth I just threw a dart at the first page of the dictionary but becoming an aardvark was to difficult
Tags:offices, office job, office jobs, office work, office worker, office workers, desk job, desk jobs, monotony, monotonous, repetition, still here, modern life, disappointment, disappointments, dead end career, dead end careers, dead-end career, dead-end careers, life choice, career choices, underappreciated, dedicated, dedication, let down, let downs, let-down, let-downs
"If I've accomplished little, it's because I have giants standing on my shoulders."
Tags:standing on the shoulders of giants, expression, expressions, saying, sayings, idiom, idioms, excuse, excuses, making excuses, bad excuse, bad excuses, life choices, career choices, accomplishments, achievement, achievements, accomplishment, failure, failures, failing, let down, let downs, let-down, let-downs
Lifeguard with barely any experience. . .
"Half of me loves being a pirate, and half of me regrets it."
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'I don't believe in pressuring my children. When the time is right, they'll arrive at the default choice and go to law school.'
'...and after architecture school, I decided to stay right here and do some farming.'
"Why am I a nurse? In my former lives I was a mind-reader, a juggler and a scribe."
"I'd like your honest, unbiased and possibly career-ending opinion on something."
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Failed Career Choices.