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Re: Job [Re: irfubar] #16097977 05/19/21
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If you want to try the independent insurance agent path you might check for one of the aggregators that provide access to markets for a piece of the commission on business written through them. The ones I’ve seen typically have no volume commitments from the agent. Not sure who may operate in your area, the ones I am somewhat familiar with are Iroquois and, in Colorado, The Ahbe Group. Your local independent insurance association should be able to point you toward any that operate in your region.

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Re: Job [Re: mjbgalt] #16097979 05/19/21
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Originally Posted by mjbgalt
Thanks hanco. Not much that's more energy sapping than going somewhere you hate for 5 days of your week


i resemble that remark. but at least it pays well


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Re: Job [Re: mjbgalt] #16098002 05/19/21
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The electrician angle and plumbing angle are good trades. Having welded a few years, there are far better ways to make a living. Welding has become the trade of immigrants! Shops paying minimum wage, and turning out alleged quality abound across the country! Pipe line and nuclear plants are where the welding pays. Both are subject to political winds, and result in wavering job security. The suggestion of project management a good idea! It does help to have some background the field the project encompasses! No one is hiring project managers to build a bridge, when your skill set is food service!!

Re: Job [Re: mjbgalt] #16098014 05/19/21
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Originally Posted by mjbgalt
41. Math skills...i can do it but its definitely not a strength

If you can do the CAD it does most of the math for you. But, you have to know some basics and how to use a micrometer.

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Re: Job [Re: mjbgalt] #16098072 05/19/21
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All these suggestions & if your age was revealed I missed it. A big deal for further training or obtaining a degree. How many years to work before you retire ?

Some/none of this stuff doesn't get you hired in a month or two.

Hell, everybody here acts like they know mjbgault personally. If so, carry on. But otherwise, who are we suggesting a career for.???????

If I'm totally out of the loop on this, please excuse my ignorance & intrusion.

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Re: Job [Re: mjbgalt] #16098126 05/19/21
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I am 40. Experience in retail and restaurant and QC management. Spent 13 years in insurance. Can type and build my own computers. Got 3 years of college in communications (outdated print journalism which is why I didn't bother to finish).

I have hired and fired and handled a ton of money and responsibility.

Just tired of corruption and nepotism and burned out with working with the public.

Re: Job [Re: mjbgalt] #16098130 05/19/21
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Payday loan joint. I daydream about owning one and fleecing idiots 7 days a week.


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Re: Job [Re: mjbgalt] #16098221 05/19/21
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Originally Posted by mjbgalt
I am 40. Experience in retail and restaurant and QC management. Spent 13 years in insurance. Can type and build my own computers. Got 3 years of college in communications (outdated print journalism which is why I didn't bother to finish).

I have hired and fired and handled a ton of money and responsibility.

Just tired of corruption and nepotism and burned out with working with the public.


Thank you sir. At 40 you have a great opportunity & time to find another career. But seeking a better employer might be the solution. Or not. Your initial desire for guidance or counseling is well warranted. That, & a lot of searching on your own. I wish you well & another path is sometimes needed.

Re: Job [Re: mjbgalt] #16098248 05/19/21
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Originally Posted by mjbgalt
Got 3 years of college in communications (outdated print journalism which is why I didn't bother to finish).


Lol, you could go work for CNN........... grin


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Re: Job [Re: mjbgalt] #16098355 05/19/21
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I would look at the industries in which you have experience. Don't like corruption and nepotism? Not all companies in those businesses are like that.

As far as the trades are concerned, they can get hard as you get older. Arthritis makes some plumbing jobs hard.

You said you have QC management. In what industry? Why not look for a QC job in a company in that industry?


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Re: Job [Re: mjbgalt] #16098403 05/19/21
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Originally Posted by mjbgalt
Gave some thought to trucking. But I have diabetes and use insulin and as I understand it that's a no no

It's a great job if you like it. Truckers are hired and paid based on experience. Get a couple years of good driving under your belt and you're good to go. First couple of years will be tough till you learn the ropes.

Re: Job [Re: mjbgalt] #16098409 05/19/21
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Rodeo clown or stuntman .

Re: Job [Re: mjbgalt] #16098491 05/19/21
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My qc was in polymers. Only a few companies in the world do what my employer did so not exactly available.

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Re: Job [Re: mjbgalt] #16098564 05/19/21
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Originally Posted by mjbgalt
My qc was in polymers. Only a few companies in the world do what my employer did so not exactly available.


The skill sets you have will allow you to do well in almost any field. Being sick of the public will hold you back in most as well. If the burnout is temporary, then maybe a year or two on a construction crew or in a truck will help. At 40, you still have a long time ahead, so think long term as well. A skilled trade might be great but by 55 you’ll want to be supervising instead of doing the heavy lifting. Good luck with your search. BTW, I’d rather shovel manure than work in the insurance industry, but that’s just me.

Re: Job [Re: mjbgalt] #16098654 05/19/21
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They started asking us what we wanted to do when we were in 7th grade. I didn't know then and i still don't know. I always wanted to have kids and build a house and enjoy life. None of that happened.

Oh well.

Re: Job [Re: slumlord] #16098668 05/19/21
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Originally Posted by slumlord
I know it sucks

Daddy doesn’t always leave us a 600 acre farm, some sakos and Co-Cola route.


"it would sure be cool if he did!"


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...Actually Sycamore, you are sort of right....
Re: Job [Re: mjbgalt] #16098685 05/19/21
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have you tried cash register at KFC? Apparently they need an infusion of finance knowledge


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Re: Job [Re: mjbgalt] #16098691 05/19/21
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There are tests and services that will help you understand you...and what types of jobs you might like and what your personality will thrive on and tolerate. Try enough that you are satisfied with results.

Network. I’m sure there is a number, but many jobs are filled by networking. I know one young fella who went to work doing software - his network? He played on-line games with his now supervisor. BS with everyone you meet! Get on LinkedIn. Shoot me a PM. I’m not extremely active there, but it helps.

I’m a big fan of trades and/or technical jobs. Be good at it, you’ll never be unemployed. You’ll work by the hour, get overtime, etc. I work salary and feel like I get dicked every day. There are a number of paths within each trade. Electrical? Residential, larger scale, etc. you would be surprised how many technical jobs are out there that you’ve never heard of. I am a Hardware Project Manager for a Medical Systems company. I interface with cancer centers and hospitals, trades, general contractors, etc. lastly, it’s one of the greatest areas to branch out into your own business. You would not believe what some of the small concrete companies make - even the ones whose wife has to do their math!

My 2 cents. I’m 60 and looking backwards.


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Re: Job [Re: mjbgalt] #16098768 05/19/21
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Originally Posted by mjbgalt
They started asking us what we wanted to do when we were in 7th grade. I didn't know then and i still don't know. I always wanted to have kids and build a house and enjoy life. None of that happened.

Oh well.

So you're single and able to move around? Or are you stuck in Ohio for some reason?

You might check with your State employment agency to see if they have any career counseling or aptitude testing. An aptitude test I took years ago when changing careers sure helped with knowing what I'd be suitable for.......................that's no the same as what I can do. I had the education and smarts to work in a bank, as an insurance agent, accountant, etc etc types of indoor "smarts" jobs. But not the aptitude for them.

The test came up with careers such as "back country forest ranger", "cattle rancher/cowpoke", "game warden"......basically outdoor type work in rural areas where most of the work is done alone or in small groups. I liked to fish, so I went back to school and got a degree in "fish". It served me well. Not rich, but I haven't missed many meals lately either and the roof over my head is sound.

Yeah, I was a few years younger than you, but had no attachments like you apparently. So back to the university as a starving student for 4 years, then a couple of years of seasonal work, then a "career" with govt agencies, a decent 401K type deal, a small pension, some Social Security. And I got to live in some really cool rural places, see cool things, work with very cool fishes around the US of A, hunt and fish in a few different States, found the "gal of my dreams" while in school and she's still with me, and now we have a pretty nice life.

Whatever you figure out, whatever you get paid, make sure you take every advantage given such as matching funds from your employer and maximize those the best you can.


Go for what you like first, but pick something with some potential. I don't follow orders so well when the orders come from dummies, and I don't play office politics well either, so becoming a manager never was on my agenda. Probably could have handled an assistant manager job for a few years before retirement, but it didn't turn out that way either. Instead I took a lower down the ladder seasonal position with a LOT of overtime and made as much money as when I was a higher up......................and I enjoyed the crap out of my job most days.

Happiness rules............money follows if you play it right. But even if it doesn't...................at least you're happy.

Good luck.


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In it is contentment
In it is death and all you seek
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Re: Job [Re: mjbgalt] #16098772 05/19/21
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Oh, here's another good thing. Employers really need help nowadays:

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In it is contentment
In it is death and all you seek
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