What would you do for no pay?

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What community-oriented work would you do for no pay?


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  • #106
TheStatutoryApe
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I'm sure also that you could do things other than teaching if you really wanted to. You could even teach seamtressing if you wanted to, sticking within your current field but getting into other things at the same time.

It's definitely true though that to have a stable job and advance in it you need to stick with it for a time. Having a family makes that a bit more important that it might be otherwise.
 
  • #107
pattylou
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I think it's also true that in general the expectation in our society is that you will do the same thing for a long time (more efficient after all). People who float about from job to job are seen as mavericks or sometimes seen as people who "can't hold a job" or.... are simply not the norm generally speaking.
 
  • #108
pi-r8
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I'm sure most people end up switching jobs or even careers at some point in their lives. But why would you want to constantly switch? Wouldn't you rather just find something you like, that you're good at, and stick with it?
 
  • #109
loseyourname
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pattylou said:
I think it's also true that in general the expectation in our society is that you will do the same thing for a long time (more efficient after all). People who float about from job to job are seen as mavericks or sometimes seen as people who "can't hold a job" or.... are simply not the norm generally speaking.

How old are you? It's becoming increasingly the norm that people change careers several times, or at least change employers.
 
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Smurf
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loseyourname said:
How old are you? It's becoming increasingly the norm that people change careers several times, or at least change employers.
which only goes to show that people might (just maybe) be able to learn more than one skill in a lifetime.
 
  • #111
pattylou
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The topic seems to keep straying. I'm pretty much done with the thread personally, so don't feel offended if I bow out at this point -- and thanks everyone!

LYN: I expect we aren't really espousing different views on career changes. Starting up a discussion on it seems to me like an invitation to another round of hairsplitting, and I have a bowl of popcorn waiting for me in the other room. Let me know if you really want me to get back to you on this.
 
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You don't really have to tell me how old you are, if that's what you mean. I'm just saying that not remaining in a single career for an entire lifetime is a rising trend amongst the younger generations in particular. If you're older, you probably haven't experienced it so much.
 

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