NWR – Career Crisis – what to do??

posted 3 years ago in Career
  • poll: Is it a stupid idea to consider this new career path?
    Girl you be crazy! : (4 votes)
    15 %
    You go girl! : (23 votes)
    85 %
  • Post # 3
    965 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    @ebarnes0:  Hating your job will make you hate your life and a hateful person. Do what is best for you, your future marriage, and your future children and be happy.

    Post # 4
    737 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @ebarnes0:  I think you should go for it!  As far as your student loan debt goes I think if you can get the new job you love and still make your payments then you are all good!  Life is too short to be miserable!


    Post # 5
    22122 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Life’s too short to be miserable. Of course, it’s entirely your call regarding whether you can swing it financially, but otherwise, if you think it’d make you happy and you have your FI’s support….that’s a good start!

    Post # 7
    3777 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @ebarnes0:  DH used to be a wine rep for a distributor. He’s the same way: loves wine, loves the industry, etc. He will be the first to tell you that the job almost killed him. He worked crazy long hours, was expected to taste with every customer, but not drive drunk, but make sure you visit everyone you have to! (obviously one of those things has to give eventually)

    He made really fantastic money. He absolutely loved working with the customers and talking about what he loved. In the end, he just worked too hard and too long. Ultimately he got out of the industry and will tell you he’s happy he did.

    I’d have to ask him if your experience would be different as a beer rep, but I wanted to share his wine rep experience.

    Post # 8
    1802 posts
    Buzzing bee

    You are so lucky to have found what you enjoy doing in life, and even luckier that you have the opportunity to pursue it. Not many people can say that about their careers! Just think of college as a stepping stone to this career. Like you never know where you would be righ now if you hadn’t of gone. Plus, in five years you could be making your way up the corporate ladder in your new career, and that could require a degree. I knew many older students at my college that started out entry level and realized they would have to get a degree to get the next promotion. 

    Post # 9
    3777 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    It also probably depends on the company you work for. The one he worked for is pretty rough on their people.

    Post # 11
    1327 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    If you can afford it, as in you might have to cut back on things but will still be able to pay your bills and put food on the table, then I say go for it.  You happiness is worth it.  Just make sure you’ve researched it and it is what you really want to do.  It’s no use to leave one crap job for one that ends up being terrible for you as well.

    Post # 12
    453 posts
    Helper bee

    @ebarnes0:  I wish I had your (proverbial) balls, girl! Go for it! And do it now before all the other trappings of life weigh you down– kids, mortgage, complacency! DO IT! 🙂 Good luck!

    Post # 14
    2056 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @ebarnes0:  i have a degree i dont use – im in a job now that i love but didnt need qualifications to get.

    having a job u hate will impact your whole life. yes money is important, but its not the be-all end-all of work.

    u need to do something that you truly love, and you will be so much happier.

    sales rep start low but if you work hard you can make the big bux for sure!

    good luck

    Post # 15
    3777 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @ebarnes0:  Glad to help. To shine a light on some positives there were a lot of opportunities to move up from what I remember, and the money was great if you were a hard worker! Like you said, sales and marketing are great skills to have. DH met a lot of amazing people during those years who are still friends today, and I love some of the perks that gets us when we visit his old customers 😉

    If you have any specific questions, PM me and I can get DH to answer them.

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