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Looking for career change ideas
« on: April 11, 2015, 02:02:09 PM »
What skill sets, if any, does a 45 year man who has taught secondary English and German, been a bouncer, and waited tables have to offer any industry other than education and hospitality?

I have no marketable manual skills that would prove to be competitive: auto, construction, restoration, etc. My current position is secure and reviews are consistently encouraging, but the scent of a more rewarding change and more change in the pocket is alluring to me.
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Re: Looking for career change ideas
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2015, 02:41:21 PM »
What skill sets, if any, does a 45 year man who has taught secondary English and German, been a bouncer, and waited tables have to offer any industry other than education and hospitality?

I have no marketable manual skills that would prove to be competitive: auto, construction, restoration, etc. My current position is secure and reviews are consistently encouraging, but the scent of a more rewarding change and more change in the pocket is alluring to me.

I don't know how you feel about security, but that is a wide open field.  It could mean anything from working with Pinkerton or Wells Fargo to a hospital to military installations to prisons.  Some are armed positions and some are not.  Depending upon the company, there is usually alot of constant training.  So in a nutshell you'd never be bored.  These positions tend to pay pretty well, although I don't know what you are making now.  It might prove to be an interesting change of pace.
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Re: Looking for career change ideas
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2015, 02:48:44 PM »
What skill sets, if any, does a 45 year man who has taught secondary English and German, been a bouncer, and waited tables have to offer any industry other than education and hospitality?

I have no marketable manual skills that would prove to be competitive: auto, construction, restoration, etc. My current position is secure and reviews are consistently encouraging, but the scent of a more rewarding change and more change in the pocket is alluring to me.

I don't know how you feel about security, but that is a wide open field.  It could mean anything from working with Pinkerton or Wells Fargo to a hospital to military installations to prisons.  Some are armed positions and some are not.  Depending upon the company, there is usually alot of constant training.  So in a nutshell you'd never be bored.  These positions tend to pay pretty well, although I don't know what you are making now.  It might prove to be an interesting change of pace.

I have considered it. Thanks for the reminder. I make a meager salary as Colorado has one of the lowest pay structures for teachers anywhere. Poverty with a view is how I deal.
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Re: Looking for career change ideas
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2015, 08:27:00 PM »
Grow weed.  You have a ready customer base with your students.
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Re: Looking for career change ideas
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2015, 08:29:04 PM »
Look at supplementing your income. This looks really awesome.  You sell Oyster Mushrooms at $10/lb. to vegen/vegetarian restaurants.  Looks like a cool hobby.  check out his channel.  Search "mush farmer" on youtube.

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Re: Looking for career change ideas
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2015, 09:36:21 PM »
How do you find this stuff? No, I don't mean the weed.
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Re: Looking for career change ideas
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2015, 02:38:21 PM »
I was researching medicinal mushrooms.  We're using Turkey Tail and Maitake.
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Re: Looking for career change ideas
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2015, 02:54:34 PM »
Can you tutor on the side?  Maybe run some sort of classes during the summertime?

What about working weekends as a security guard at private high schools?
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Re: Looking for career change ideas
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2015, 07:17:55 PM »
What do you want to do? What are your interests and passions?
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Re: Looking for career change ideas
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2015, 07:35:30 PM »
Done with education?
 

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Re: Looking for career change ideas
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2015, 08:37:50 PM »
Setting up some kind of online homeschool business would be good.  You offer a few courses.  Make sure it is well organized.  Then you give tests and grade them.  Also you give 1 hour a week that you are available for questions.
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Re: Looking for career change ideas
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2015, 10:39:23 PM »
Done with education?

No. Just trying to get ideas just in case the trying job of teaching is over.
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Re: Looking for career change ideas
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2015, 12:58:51 AM »
Done with education?

No. Just trying to get ideas just in case the trying job of teaching is over.

With your skills and experience, I think you could find a general white collar, paper pusher job. You should tap whatever connections you have. Look into powerlifting and seeing if there are any opportunities, even entrepreneurial, in the iron game.
 

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Re: Looking for career change ideas
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2015, 10:21:05 AM »
Thanks for the insights and ideas, everyone.

I will certainly look into idea of a series of home school lessons. I do have some ideas that may be of interest to (Catholic) homeschooling families. If I were to transfer this development from hard drive to Web page, how would one be able to do that? Getting a domain, HTML formatting, Java--any other tech skills and/or network requirements?

Security would be a great pt job and I do have connections. However, it is a young man's game to bounce at clubs. Perimeter and place security, ie watching premises after hours would be a drastic pay cut. Body guarding and personal protection are options, but it would require much more training than I already have(mostly weapons) and the competition is fierce(there many unemployed/underemployed ex spec ops guys out there).

Writing articles for weightlifting publications is a great idea and something also to look into.

Tutoring is also a great p/t option.

Again, thanks everyone.
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Re: Looking for career change ideas
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2015, 11:23:23 AM »
Maybe you could try teaching overseas?