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08-08-2012, 10:20 AM
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I grow plants for medicinal purposes

but my real dream one day is to be a cashier at dollarama in Cavendish mall
I often have back pains. Can I try some?

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08-08-2012, 10:22 AM
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Family doctor residency.

You can say it wasn't for me and I went in mostly to please my parents. You can say I finally had the guts to stand up for myself.

I just didn't like it to be honest and finally had the guts to tell my parents. I don't consider them waste years as I finally got myself liberated and can't wait to start the new chapter in my life.
Glad to hear that you stood up and had the courage to do that.

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08-08-2012, 10:27 AM
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You still have what, 60-70 years to live, right? You still have time, and you always have a choice... I did my grad school in my thirties. My mother did her Bachelor's degree, part-time, in her 50s and early 60s. You need to find your one thing that excites you and that you're good at. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k1uOqRb0HU
Thanks bro.

I am too lazy to go back to school... but thanks.

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08-08-2012, 10:33 AM
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Im a teacher. Kids are awesome (as long as they aren't mine).

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08-08-2012, 10:39 AM
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Thanks bro.

I am too lazy to go back to school... but thanks.
You'd be surprised how little it takes to adopt a different tangent. In my case, I started with evening classes at Ecole Polytechnique, while working at CAE. One of them, image processing, really excited me, and I ended up going back for my Master's full-time (it also helped to motivate me that I was manipulated by a woman at that company to drive her ex-boyfriend jealous - I chose an upward, rather than a downward spiral). Best decision I ever made, and it predisposed me to take a similar calculated risk in McGill Biomedical Engineering, in my early thirties, when I was not happy with my job after my Master's (badly run automation company). In short, all that you might need, is one class that excites you, and that allows you to discover your One thing, to borrow from Jack Palance's epic speech.

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08-08-2012, 10:45 AM
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[QUOTE=coolasprICE;53381453]I grow plants for medicinal purposes

but my real dream one day is to be a cashier at dollarama in Cavendish mall[/QUOTE]

Good answer, that made me lol.

I'm a greenhouse technician. I also grow stuff but not for medicinal purposes sadly.

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08-08-2012, 10:55 AM
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I grow plants for medicinal purposes

but my real dream one day is to be a cashier at dollarama in Cavendish mall[/QUOTE]

Good answer, that made me lol.

I'm a greenhouse technician. I also grow stuff but not for medicinal purposes sadly.
It's called Quartier Cavendish now.

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08-08-2012, 11:05 AM
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GM in a restaurant/microbrewery in Hull

http://www.brasseursdutemps.com/english

Over 200 seats inside, over 250 on the patio, 16 of our own brew on tap yet only ONE (1) 40" screen tv (not even in HD).

I guess that means I don't have much power

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Ah you must be the company's computer techie. "Why is it not printing after I jammed all this paper into it? Why is my screen black when I haven't pushed the power button?"

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08-08-2012, 11:32 AM
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08-08-2012, 11:37 AM
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Student at UQAM in Political Science. I'm waiting to finish my first year, which should but may not happen in September... Anyway, I don't know if I want to stay there, I mean, I do like Political Science but it's not captivating me like I thought it would. The other problem is I'm not sure where I would go. Maybe some of you have suggestions? If there's one thing this thread made me realize is there is a lot more smart people/people with great jobs than I thought

Other than that, I work in a Rogers store part-time.

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08-08-2012, 11:40 AM
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Student at UQAM in Political Science. I'm waiting to finish my first year, which should but may not happen in September... Anyway, I don't know if I want to stay there, I mean, I do like Political Science but it's not captivating me like I thought it would. The other problem is I'm not sure where I would go. Maybe some of you have suggestions? If there's one thing this thread made me realize is there is a lot more smart people/people with great jobs than I thought

Other than that, I work in a Rogers store part-time.
Save Portugal from its economical crisis.

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08-08-2012, 11:54 AM
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If there's one thing this thread made me realize is there is a lot more smart people/people with great jobs than I thought
Yes.

I am jelly & mad.

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If there's one thing this thread made me realize is there is a lot more smart people/people with great jobs than I thought
i always imagined this board to be filled with mental health patients. so it's all surprising to me

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08-08-2012, 12:07 PM
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i work for money
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i always imagined this board to be filled with mental health patients. so it's all surprising to me
Who says we can't have screws loose anyway?

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i always imagined this board to be filled with mental health patients. so it's all surprising to me
...hey! I resemble that.

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Student at UQAM in Political Science. I'm waiting to finish my first year, which should but may not happen in September... Anyway, I don't know if I want to stay there, I mean, I do like Political Science but it's not captivating me like I thought it would. The other problem is I'm not sure where I would go. Maybe some of you have suggestions? If there's one thing this thread made me realize is there is a lot more smart people/people with great jobs than I thought

Other than that, I work in a Rogers store part-time.
If you like Poli Sci, and actually want to put it to some use, what about a career in diplomacy? Get a Master's in diplomacy somewhere, go to work for the UN or Canadian diplomatic service? I'm a big proponent of specializing, beyond a Bachelor's degree, as long as you think strategically and do something that is in demand (and not a repeat of your Bachelor's). If you have a sense of calculated risk, learn Mandarin or Arabic, and go to work in Shanghai or Dubai, with that type of background. There will always be a demand for careful negotiators who can interact in these languages, as well as in French and English.

So much in career success boils down to somewhat contrarian calculated risks.

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08-08-2012, 12:25 PM
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Importer/Exporter/Sales.

Boring job but good wages, great insurances and security at the work place (even when there is no work, we still go in). If I could find a job with this criteria and something better suited to my liking, I'd be in heaven.

Right now, I work a decent but boring job with co-workers that I grit my teeth over.

Import: Shane Doan at 2 yrs @ 5 million please
Export: Gomer, Bourque and Kaberle please
Sales: Bring down the price of Molson products at games by 50% please.

Me?

Project Director at a large Insurance company in CT. Die Hard Habs fan since 1974... yes I do remember the New Years Game!

And yes.... the 1975-1976 Montreal Canadiens was the BEST club team ever assembled. 60 W - 80 L 12 T and of course Stanley stayed where he should.

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08-08-2012, 12:29 PM
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08-08-2012, 12:31 PM
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Never even knew you were manufacturing engineering. It's similar to what I do. We focus more on operations than manufacturing in general...at least that's how your degree sounds like.
Yeah I used to be in IT but switched last fall

You go to Concordia, right ? I know we have a program called operations and logistics (GOL) at ETS that is similar to what I do. So similar in fact that the two programs are basically merged together administration wise (did that sentence make any sense?)

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Yeah I used to be in IT but switched last fall

You go to Concordia, right ? I know we have a program called operations and logistics (GOL) at ETS that is similar to what I do. So similar in fact that the two programs are basically merged together administration wise (did that sentence make any sense?)
I got a little confused imagining it.

I know ETS is more specialized isn't it?

I'll end up doing few classes on quality control, a few classes on optimization, some on management, some on logistics, some on facility planning, etc...

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I got a little confused imagining it.

I know ETS is more specialized isn't it?

I'll end up doing few classes on quality control, a few classes on optimization, some on management, some on logistics, some on facility planning, etc...
We're apparently more focused on practical stuff than theoretical. I can't really tell though because I haven't been anywhere else

I'm going on an internship this fall. I'll be working on a Canadian Pacific Track Evaluation Car for 4 months. It should be interesting to say the least

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