08 April 2007

Sunday Brunch

Your job has gone the way of the buggy whip, your significant other is able and willing to support the family, nothing prevents a radical upheaval of your life.

What do you choose to do?

13 comments:

Duck said...

If you're a man and you're thinking of living off your wife's income, think again. Women do not respect men who make less money than they do. no matter how PC, how evolved, how feminist they are, they will always look at you as a bum. Get your ass out there and get another job!

joe shropshire said...

You're asking this crew for advice? You're in more of a mid-life crisis than we thought. Oh, and what Duck said.

Mike Beversluis said...

People should prepare to go through several careers. When I was a kid I wanted to design ships.

Duck said...

I wanted to be an astronaut.

David said...

Well, there aren't any wrong answers here, but if there were those would be them.

What would you do if you could do anything, given that you are still you?

Susan's Husband said...

Finally finish on the multi-player fantasy game whose design I have been working on for the last 30 years. Plus there's a graphic novel I want to write. And some MovableType plugins. And a new user conceptual model for managing network security infrastructure.

I have already discussed this with SWIPIAW and she thinks it would be fine, if we get to a financial state that makes it feasible.

P.S. Duck, SWIPIAW has been earning more than me for many years now. Luckily, having prepared well ahead of time, there was already no way she could respect me less so no problem.

Oh, and this was especially telling because we started out jobs at the same time in the same group at the same company and I got a significantly higher starting salary. However, she's not a sociopath and that seems to have an effect on pay and promotion — go figure.

Duck said...

That whole "not a sociopath" thing is so overrated.

David said...

Anti-sociopathism, the last prejudice.

Duck said...

I've come to the conclusion that searching for the dream job is not the answer. Better to pursue the things you love in your leisure time and save work for the necessity of paying the bills. Hardly anything that I dream of doing involves working for someone.

Duck said...

David

Can you send me your email address? I'm making plans for my road trip to the east coast, and I'd like to arrange a get-together. My email is rlduquette@yahoo.com.

Brit said...

It depends on how you feel on a Sunday evening. If you feel like you did as a kid when you still hadn't done your homework, you should definitely radically upheave.

But it's a slippery slope. You could end up getting into flower arranging.

David said...

I knew it was time to leave my job three jobs ago when I was overcome, during my morning commute, with envy of the bus driver. Just drive the same route all day, leave at a set time and don't bring work home with you.

Duck said...

David,
A better question to ask is "what else am I qualified to do?"