For a better tomorrow.
I was 33 when I decided to switch carriers. In my late 20s and early 30s I put all my effort into becoming a really good Actionscript guy in Toronto. I had some good clients and did some really great work and thought I was pretty safe because it was kind of specialized. Well we all know what happened with flash so I tried to work with Flex for a while and ended up moving back home (we had a lot of dept and it was only getting worse)
Nothing was really happening there so the wife and I decided to move out to Alberta and work in the oil industry because the jobs paid so well. I moved out here when I was 33 and I am about to turn 40. We both paid off all our depts in 2 years. We bought a house and started a family. I work as a subcontractor that makes great money. The work is hard and the hours are crazy but I really like it. In only 7 years I am much further along then I was in the advertising industry and I am doing something I did not even know existed when I moved out here.
My point is that starting over can be daunting but you might find something that better suites you. It might not take as long as you think to get far in a new career if you work at it.
Also if you going to start something new move to where the work is, it will be easier to try out a few different types of jobs if there are a lot of them around.
Hope this helps.
- wow! this helps a lot! ty very much for your insight!grafician
- ..but the first thing I would do is see if Simon needs an apprentice.eryx
- but the industry decline got you worried no? or still pretty stable what you do?pango
- Yes it is declining, The US has been producing a lot more. Also large projects are being stopped or held up to the point they are not profitable.eryx
- I might have to change my career again, but for now it is still busy enough to stay in the same place.eryx
- I should say that I dont work in the oil sands, we mostly do natural gas and condensate which takes very little to refine.eryx
- I'm selling shoes on eBay now, officially I'm AL Bundy. lolhelloeatbreathedrive
I remember thinking “these guys are all british, american, german... Should I ‘exist’ around such prominent design-related-countries people? Back then I was doing awful stuff in the advertising industry (political campaigns, travel agencies, shopping malls’ mailings).
I just did. I started posting, commenting, and hanging around. Despite the distance and the language gap, I quickly found myself in a place where I could inform myself, have fun, entertain myself and even learn.
It may seem silly, but speaking from my lifestyle, and from my way of seeing it, QBN has been a great companion for these 10 years.
Maybe that's why I haven't stopped logging practically one day since then, and I'm not going to stop doing it for now.
Greetings to all QBN’rs, and thanks for sharing something with me. I may have an histrionic face, and it may be difficult to take it seriously, but what I have said here is indeed serious.
- we all in this together bro'grafician
- im too used to be the odd one out. it didn't really bother me. but then somehow i became the asian guy. even tho there are quite a few asian here... o_Opango
- I admit i still feel like a nerdy little brother who doesnt belong but just likes looking between the legs at his cool older sibling talking to friends hahamantrakid
- freakin 15 years later and counting hahamantrakid
- Sos parte de la familia.Chimp
- Canadians are the best people in the world, not fucking Germans.Khurram
- not gonna disagree. but how did this topic turned into who's the best people in the world?pango
- He's the one going on about Germans and Americans, like they're something special. No they're not, they're the lowest of the low.Khurram
- umm... okay.... im sure he said the site seems full of them is all. not gonna argue canadians are the best as well.pango
- car stuck?Krassy
- ofc not, plenty of space to turn around. Would add some solar panels, but this is pretty much a dream house.grafician
- a dream house, yeah... ummm, the sweet smell of fertilizers and chemicals in the morningOBBTKN
- This has Belgium written al over it.derdennis
- So fucking weird how they build a cramped row house without any other houses around. Their possibilities were unlimited and they built this nonsense.monospaced
- yeah this is belgium ofcoursetank02
- yeah ?i_was
- the nerdsaberernexbcn
- That wad badass.sted
- isn't this one of Maul's sabers?plash
- from what i know this saber was in possession of mandalorian clan for quite a while. i guess he took it from a dead mandalorian .pango
- The Dark Sabre arcs in clone wars and rebels were some of the strongest episodes. It also gets a shout out in rogue one.thumb_screws
Mirny mine, Siberia
- Is this from the latest Star Wars?Krassy
- ^ could be, but needs more Star Destroyers hovering abovegrafician
- That is def some syfy shit.Ramanisky2
- Super interesting. It might be the future of cities converted from mining holes.
- whoa thanks Sellies!sted
- +1 @selliesrenderedred
- Brave New WorldNBQ00
- +4, wow ! lots of gays here ?i_was
- paging drgs...
- it's like I have a twindrgs
- Never meet your heroes.deadsperm
- What an ugly mf, look at that neck and that haircut and that shirti_was
- Who ?i_was
- you brought it up, I was just curious whymonospaced
- u this old guy https://www.youtube.…deathboy
- why +12 ? because of the ugliness ? looks very similar to a pig to me.i_was
- But we are into swine, so +1futurefood