If you had to start a new career, what would it be?

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  1. Swamp Donkey

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    Ive always enjoyed reverse cowgirls.

    But if a cowboy is your thing, go for it.
     
    • bradgator2

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      • CGgater

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        Can I have your business card? You, my friend, have a rare gift for pep talks and other “life of the party” opportunities.
         
        • crosscreekcooter

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          just plain ol cheap whore
           
        • CGgater

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          You’re selling yourself short, Cooter. You could be a high society chimp escort where discretion requires a bigger price tag.
           
          • Jack o' Diamonds

            Jack o' Diamonds My mind is made up, don't confuse me with facts...
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              Behavioral or Social. Dr Hank Pennypacker (Behavioral) is still a friend... we had a buzzilion great conversations
               
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              Whatever all the hotties were taking. Behavioral I think would be more interesting.
               
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              forensic technologist
               
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                  If he couldn't be a cowboy, he would be a construction worker, motorcycle cop, fetish motorcyclist, or generic black army guy.


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                    I found what URG is doing for money:

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                    • AugustaGator

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                      Climate scientist.
                       
                      • TLB

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                        If I had to pick a different path back then, I looked hard at being a pilot. As crappy as my eyes are, and how much you are away from home, I likely would have regretted it. So, with hindsight, and choosing back then, probably a computer programmer - the logic of things always appealed, and you have more control over programming than you do running projects dependent upon idiot team members, and you can work remotely with flexible hours.

                        If I had to start over now, I might fall back to programming. Or more likely, switch to teaching. My dad still teaches at SFCC, and I've got issues following his footsteps, but I can't deny the schedule is appealing and I have always liked helping others become more than they are. I used to be a TA in the Mech Eng CAD labs and thrived there. I recognize is would lead to a much lower income than my current career path has afforded.


                        Fantasy choice? Probably professional poker player - win a few games, take as much time off as I want to spend it, rinse and repeat. Reality is, I suck at any kind of poker face and get run out of tables quickly on the few times I join 'friendly' games.
                         
                      • crosscreekcooter

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                        so you can see out your ass
                         
                        • Swamp Donkey

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                          You have to call it a climate "scientist"
                           
                        • AugustaGator

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                          Isn’t that how you get the grant money?
                           
                        • Detroitgator

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                          Used to pay well
                           
                        • AugustaGator

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                          Yea but I’d be retired.
                           

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