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Old 08-20-2013, 10:30 PM   #1
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Thoughts on career change??

This is random but I'm looking for a career change. I currently manage retail and it blows. I was trying to figure out if there was any way I could work with/near wranglers. Any ideas would help. I just can't sell them.

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If Jeep dealers sold Jeeps exclusively it might be fun, then you just have to tell them why you love yours so much. It's having to sell the Chrysler 300's, or the used Toyota, or Prius that has to make it suck. After I did 3.5 years as a recruiter for the Army, I promised to never be a salesman again.
Good luck with your career change, I know I'd love to find something else to get from behind a desk, but I guess I just have to be fortunate to have a decent job, despite the criminal furlough they did to us.

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Old 08-21-2013, 03:18 PM   #3
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Yeah but the downside of selling 300s or a Prius is severely outweighed by the downside of my job. I would consider a 50% cut just to leave
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Just out of curiosity, how old are you?
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:47 PM   #5
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This is random but I'm looking for a career change. I currently manage retail and it blows. I was trying to figure out if there was any way I could work with/near wranglers. Any ideas would help. I just can't sell them.
Uh, go find an aftermarket 4x4 / jeep shop... and manage the front (retail side) or parts dept. Use your credentials and experience to build more, then suit your job to your desires. Money be damned.

You don't want to sell cars, and working on them all day takes all the fun out of it (even if it is 100% jeeps)... it even makes maintaining yours a chore. Trust me. And corporate dealerships... Oh Lord, don't get me started. Don't walk - run - from them.
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:54 PM   #6
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You buy some land at Tin Cup Colorado and another piece at St. Elmo
and rent Jeeps to tourists to beat up. That way people could go over
Tin Cup pass and you could rent it someone else to take it back.
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:22 PM   #7
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Blue ridge-- I really like that idea. Looked at mopar just for kicks and found a few good gigs. But that's not solely jeep but close.

Gunmn-- that sounds amazing. That is the equivalent of people who move to Hawaii to open a surf shack. Money would be right but happiness would be endless
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:55 PM   #8
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By far, the smartest thing I (accidentally) did was to give the military a look. I had failed to get into the electricians apprenticeship program, run out of college money, and was damned close to looking back to mom and dad. An option that I considered.....not-so-good. I was in my early twenties, which actually served me well in boot camp...

Think about it
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I have more respect for the military than anything else. But it's not for me. I enjoy my freedom. And by the way thank you for your service. I come from a family of marines.
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Everyone loves to give young people the advice "find something you love and you won't ever feel like you're working" blah, blah, blah. Here's my advice: find something that pays you well and lets you have lots of time off and a flexible schedule. Work isn't life, work is the means to finance your life. Either that, or go be a whitewater guide
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That's the advice I was chasing. I know it is highly unlikely but worth a shot. At my job I have two of three. Good pay and a bunch of vacation time. But there is no way to have a life with the way the schedule is while you're working. It only works for me now because I don't have a wife and kids. If I did I would never see them
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Unless you're someone who loves money, or feels like you need some kind of prestige that money will give you, it's really not that important above having enough to keep the lights on and beer in the cooler. I worked my azz of for years trying to make a few extra bucks, and finally realized its just not worth it. For quality of life it's much better to just live simply, keep your debts low, and learn to LIVE. When your life story is written, what do you want it to say?
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I want to make enough to pay off school,keep a constant flow of jeep mods possible, beer in the cooler, and a modest house. I don't require much. I just got brainwashed in college and don't know where to look
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Ever want to be in law enforcement?
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Old 08-24-2013, 11:54 PM   #15
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Is that an invite?
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Is that an invite?
Just thought Id throw another choice out there
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I would be interested. But I would not want to be a cop. Father did that for thirty years. Not y style
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Truck driving. It's what all the cool kids do...

You could get a job hauling Jeeps to the dealers.
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I would be interested. But I would not want to be a cop. Father did that for thirty years. Not y style
Mine too so I got in the fire service. I work 10 days a month. Sure they are 24 hour shifts but the pay aint bad, most people like you and its still fun after 28 years. I still get vacation which gets me out about another almost 2 months break if I play it right so I would say if you don't mind blood, vomit, heat, danger and every little kid wants to be you then I would say go for it. It is the BEST career move I ever made. Good Luck.
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:43 PM   #20
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That's an idea. Lots of firefighters in the family. The parade in wildwood nj is a tradition. But then backdraft pops into mind lol. On a serious note I never really considered it

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