(Closed) I need opinions!! Stay at my job or go to school???? HELP!

posted 6 years ago in Career
  • poll: What should I do?????
    Stay with my current job for another year or so (at least until after the wedding) : (4 votes)
    29 %
    Go to Massage Therapy School & take out a little extra in loans to help out. : (5 votes)
    36 %
    Try and find another job closer to home now and rethink massage school in a year or two : (5 votes)
    36 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2026 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I voted: Try and find another job closer to home now and rethink massage school in a year or two.

    I’m a firm believer that you shouldn’t leave a job by choice if you don’t already have something lined up, and with the current economy right now, that could be something that could take months to do. I think that you should try and stick it out while searching for a less strenuous job that is closer to home. I’m all for you looking into massage school, but I think that you should have something lined up first. Massage school will always be there, and with your wedding coming up, I think that a job hunt could be the first thing to get side-tracked in the grand scheme of things.

     

    Good luck in your decision 🙂

    Post # 4
    Member
    933 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @burchca:

    I voted to go to Massage school now, but I actually think you should take a few days off work and ‘double-check’ your decision before you do it.  It sounds like you have been through many false starts in your career path (maybe I can recognize this because I have too).  In the next days/weeks/months, I would learn as much as you can about the profession.  In particular, I would look for (1) What pay you could anticipate, and how long it would take you to pay off the amount you’d owe.  (2) How long do people usually stay in the profession? It seems like it could be really hard on your hands/arms, and maybe wear out your body. (3) Would you make more than you would at the part time type of jobs you’re considering? (4) If your FI is going to make a lot of money in a few years, and you’re planning to have kids, would you even work at all? It seems like, why spend money to get into a job if you’d only be leaving it within 5-7 years.

    Anyway, these are just some of the things I thought of while reading your post.  I hope that you find rest & happiness in whatever you decide.

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