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Old 06-26-2013, 12:00 AM   #1
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Was rear ended a few months back. I have TMJ in my right jaw and stress really sets it off. I'm in banking and looking for something with less stress. I'm here to ask fellow Jeepers for any suggestions. I live in Texas and I do not have a 4 year degree

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Old 06-26-2013, 02:14 PM   #2
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Key to a career change is finding something you enjoy doing and can turn into a business.

If you enjoy working on Jeeps, consider doing lift installs on the side or doing other mods for people. I know a friend in Texas that is doing just that and it works out quite well for him.

There is going to be stress in anything you do job-related as some point. If I ever lost my job in IT, I'd seriously consider doing automotive stuff as I really enjoy it. I'd probably need Wyotech or something before it could happen, but I've considered career changes.

Do you have a skill that others don't have? At this point, the sky is the limit, so think big!

Good luck!

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Old 06-26-2013, 03:22 PM   #3
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Key to a career change is finding something you enjoy doing and can turn into a business.

Good luck!
I'm burned and I hate wearing a suit... just looking for something to lower the stress level for now until I find something else I really want to do.

I would actually love to start my own business but I need the capital and some idea on where to start... I had a home improvement business that only lasted 6 months because my partner passed away... If I do my own business again it will be a sole pro and a different industry.

What I enjoy doing?

Beer (they have a Budweiser factory here but I never see a beer taster job opening lol)

Working on my Jeep (still learning as I'm new to this, I never installed a lift yet so I don't trust my self in this area yet)

Trade stocks (I'm a stock market geek and always watching the market, I do it for gas money but I don't have the capital to do large trades and make real money)

Video games lol

Swimming (swim instructor pay is very low I did tons of research and the classes and certificate isn't worth it)

Socializing (this was the best part of the sales jobs I've had in the past was meeting new people especially the ones who had their own business and making tons of money they would educate me on how they do it)

at the end of the day I am really big on work life balance. I would love to have some type of work were I work a few months and make a ton of money and take a few months off to enjoy life. Its a dream to me because I don't have capital and don't know were to start but I know it has to be possible. If I had the capital I would trade stocks for a living so I can work my own hours and get an easy part time job somewhere for benefits.
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:46 PM   #4
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side note the stress levels are so high here that the female co workers here are crying... :/

I would rather stock groceries right now lol
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If the stress is causing physical problems, then you need to get out before it takes more of a toll on you.

If you enjoy beer, have you considered brewing your own in your basement and building flavors? Perhaps you could start a brewery. Two guys from UNT did that (Armadillo Ale Works) and are working to build a brewery in Denton.

The initial costs are not that high to start building a microbrewery in your home/garage, and it is something you can start with word of mouth. Use it as an outlet after a day at work to destress and during this time, give beer to friends to try...
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:52 AM   #6
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yes the stress is causing physical pain. I was out of work for over 5 weeks and this is my first week back. I TMJ in my jaw and my doctor doens't know if it was the accident or the stress levels at work that caused it and I did some research and stress activates it and that explains my huge headaches everyday after work. I have a bad disk in my lower back and the combination of the accident and stress caused my back to go out and I couldn't walk or sit in which put me out of work. During this period was when I had a wake up call and decided I need to lower the stress in my life.

I love beer! they have a bar here that sells over 200 beers and I like to try new flavors. now brewing I don't now to do so I guess I could learn some how.
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:50 PM   #7
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Update: 911 was dialed one of my co workers fainted

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