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    Good time for a career change?

    I've already put in my notice so the point of this not to be talked out of it but whether it was a foolish thing to do in the first place. I'm giving up a safe, somewhat low paying job to go back to school for a business degree.

    Considering the times, however, this may be a bad time to do something like this.

    Your opinions?
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    ^ Not a bad idea, but you'll have alot of competition! If you enjoy it and that's what you want, go for it! Let us know how it goes.
    I'm trying to find work for ex-colleagues and mates. Not easy. I'm ready to tell CFAs and MBAs to go back to school and learn a trade that features shovels.

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    Are you here in Thailand ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon
    I'm trying to find work for ex-colleagues and mates. Not easy.
    Of course it's difficult for them if they havn't done an honest piece of work before..

    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon
    I'm ready to tell CFAs and MBAs to go back to school and learn a trade that features shovels.
    I'd love to see them doing that , and the blisters in their hands.

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    Going back to school if you're unemployed is a good option.

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    Have no idea with regard to your age but improving yourself by further studies and degrees can only be positive.

    Good luck!

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    I would think that a recession / depression would be the best time to go back to school. By the time you're done, the job market would be on the upswing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_Smith
    Considering the times, however, this may be a bad time to do something like this.
    Or conversely a good time to do it. If you can fore go the income then further education can only add to your job competitiveness in the future. This "crisis" will not last forever so why not be in a position to be of more value to employers when the economy rights itself.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    I am presently developing 2 new forms of packaging for the industrial paint and oil markets.

    These new designs will be lighter and faster to produce with improvements regarding safety performance and user friendly features.

    I feel it is the best time to launch new products as when things are busy nobody has enough time to rethink the way that they are doing business or about the products that are their flagship.

    I agree now is the best time to re-engineer yourself and your businesses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_Smith
    I'm giving up a safe, somewhat low paying job to go back to school for a business degree.
    snap!

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    Sure. Always a positive step to further your education and whatnot. But....a business degree? What you might take with you from a 'business' field within higher education circles is nominal. Not practical....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_Smith View Post
    I've already put in my notice so the point of this not to be talked out of it but whether it was a foolish thing to do in the first place. I'm giving up a safe, somewhat low paying job to go back to school for a business degree.

    Considering the times, however, this may be a bad time to do something like this.

    Your opinions?
    It doesn't matter what we - on a forum think - it matter what you think.

    Best of luck.

    It doesn't matter what you do, it matter if you're doing what you want to do.

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    I completed my BSc (Hons) degree last year at the age of 54. I would recommend a university education to anyone at any age, i just wish i had done mine a lot sooner.
    Still unemployed and in a recession, i am now over qualified and also too old. I have therefore decided to retire.

    Good luck with your degree and enjoy the experience.
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    Go for it AS, and good luck to you, and even if it does not pan out in increased earnings or job opportunities it will still add to your personal development and knowledge base.

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    Quote Originally Posted by natalie8
    By the time you're done, the job market would be on the upswing.
    My thinking too, glass half full, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmymck
    Are you here in Thailand ?
    No, U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin
    But....a business degree?
    Accounting. They are an ubiquitous lot.

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    Best of luck.
    Thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by larvidchr
    it will still add to your personal development and knowledge base.
    True enough, which has been my mantra since quitting casino work 4 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    Have no idea with regard to your age but improving yourself by further studies and degrees can only be positive. Good luck!
    Thanks LT. I'm 42

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