What would you do if given this amazing opportunity? [long]

posted 3 years ago in Career
  • poll: Would you accept the offer from your dad, or try to find something less demanding?
    Are you kidding? That's the opportunity of a LIFETIME! Yes I would take it! : (28 votes)
    25 %
    Yes, the money is hard to pass up. : (14 votes)
    13 %
    I'm not sure, I'd wait a couple of years to see where life takes me. : (26 votes)
    24 %
    No, I wouldn't want the stress. : (10 votes)
    9 %
    No, I would want to be able to take maternity leave. : (2 votes)
    2 %
    No, I would want to work in a career I love. : (30 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 3
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    518 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Money isn’t everything, and certainly doesn’t buy you happiness.  Follow your own dream, not his.

    Post # 4
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    11379 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @KhaleesiStormborn:  it’s a great opportunity but do you really want to do something you don’t enjoy??  is the money worth it?  keep in mind that if you are not passionate about it, you won’t be as successful as someone who is.  it will feel like work every day.

    i know what a demanding and stressful job does to someone.  i had to be available to my clients 24/7.  mind you, i loved my job and the money was great but the stress aged me considerably.  i retired early to maintain what youth i had left.

    you don’t have to decide right away.  take some time to think about what you want to do with your life.  what are your passions?

    in the words of confucius, “choose a job that you love and you will never have to work a day in your life“.

    Post # 6
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    11379 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @KhaleesiStormborn:  you’re still young.  take some time to explor what you really want to do.  don’t expect to have the answer tomorrow.

    Post # 7
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    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    If I was a “career Bee” (I’m way not. I have a BA in Early Childhood Edu and was a preschool teacher before I got pregnant) I would LOVE that oppertunity!

    But being who I am, I wouldn’t give up maternity leave for ANYTHING!

    Post # 8
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    3756 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I have a lot of friends that work in various financial positions. They money is fantastic, but it is exhausting work. They are always working and it’s a very high stress field. I feel it’s something you have to be passionate about in order to make it worthwhile. Since youare not passionate about it, that is going to make it that much harder. I understand that the field you are going into doesn’t have a great salary range, but what would you have done if this opportunity from your Dad didn’t exist? I would take some time, remove this offer from your thinking for a bit, and think about what YOU really want out of your life. 

    Post # 9
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    855 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    If it was you graduating with the history degree I would say take it since all the history majors in my family are not using their degrees. But with a degree in neuroscience you could likely find a well paid less stressful job– just not that well paid.

    Stress on a job is one thing if you enjoy the work. Stress for a job you hold no interest in is hell. 

    Maybe look into it. Maybe the plan can be revised where a portion of the portfolio gets sold rather than you taking over the whole thing. But this plan may not work if you don’t have the skill that your father does because there’s the risk that a few years after his retirement if the customers aren’t happy they might leave. But also if you are very successful how would you feel about paying over a good chunk of the income to your father who is retired?

    Anyway, I don’t know. Too many variables.

    Post # 11
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    346 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’d personally take the job. I did almost teach overseas and while sometimes I wish I had gone, if I did I wouldn’t have met my SO or have eventually gotten my dream job. Experiences teaching overseas can be good or bad and does it really add anything to your career experience? 

    Maybe I’m just someone who looks toward the future a lot, but having a good job like that could mean more opportunities and a more secure future for you.

    Post # 12
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    6026 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    You need another option. Basically taking a job as a financial advisor would be career suicide if you don’t have a financial background and a deep interest in the field. This isn’t a business you can just take over and let run itself. And if you’re not interested in the field, you won’t do a good enough job to keep the clients happy  and satisfied. It sounds like a fantastic opportunity, just not the right one for you.

    Post # 15
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    1838 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    so your sister def doesn’t want the job?

    Post # 16
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    10748 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    It sounds good in theory… Money wise. But if you are bored to tears by BNN, how could you do that job for the rest of your life? I don’t think I could do something I had no interest in. It would be really, really hard to force myself.

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