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  1. Outlaw99

    Outlaw99 Join us. Moderator

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    have you ever just woke up one day, and thought to yourself...wtf am i doing? slaving 14 to 16 hour days. 5, 6 sometimes 7 days a week. no time for family. no time to enjoy the small things that matter? my life consisted of getting up at about 545am, dash for a shower, no time to eat, get to work by 730, no lunch break, have to sneak just to be able to go to the bathroom...incredible fast paced job. the stress that comes with it. the health issues that stress causes. no sleeping. high blood pressure. bouts of memory loss. its crazy. what am i doing?

    2 weeks ago, i got up from my desk, walked away from my day job. comfortable salary. benefits and perks out the wazoo. a different take home car every week. a good future if i was willing to sacrifice family time and peace. this was my life. what did all this hard work mean? to me, it wasnt worth missing all the little things in life. i would rather not have a paycheck, live humbly and enjoy all those little things we all take for granted. i was working for all the wrong reasons. I can live comfortably on a modest income from another income source i have without the long days and weeks, missing my family and seeing and enjoying life. its hard to understand i know, just makes me who i am. you will not see on my tombstone, I wish i had worked more. my enjoyment does not come from anything that money can buy so no amount i make would ever make my life better. some people measure life by how much they make, others, its not a big deal, and that me.

    i will dabble in a few things here and there and have a steady income source from music, and i am good with that. Thank God i have a wife who encourages and supports me 110%.

    carry on.
     
  2. FIVEHOE

    FIVEHOE Active Member Established Member

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    Sounds like you need a new job

    also, sounds like you're stuck living in the single lifestyle. Do whatever makes you happy (as long as you can afford to maintain the lifestyle; go for it)
     
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  3. R.D.P.

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    Thought you were a LEO? Is that what you walked away from?
     
  4. DriftwoodSVT

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    Sounds like a terrible, miserable job. Yuck. Must have been private industry?
     
  5. Outlaw99

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    not anymore. I was LEO from 1994 to 2005.

    I have been a multi dealership F&I Manager for 5 years.
     
  6. 4u 2 nv

    4u 2 nv I aint nobody Established Member

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    Are you desired enough you can leverage a more realistic schedule against you leaving? A buddy did that. He was a F&I manager doing very very well but working 6-7 days a week. Threatened to leave and the agree to him working every other weekend. Just a thought....
     
  7. TorchMach

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    Try Real Estate broi, I use to have a office job, ( 9 to 6 Mon-Fri) and felt dead inside.

    I am glad I had that panic attack that day, it made me re-think what I was doing with my life and now I do something I enjoy, key word: on my terms.

    Good luck man!
     
  8. Outlaw99

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    its funny you mention that. that my dabble. I have an agency that is going to sponsor me for my license and i will dabble in that. the agency knows im moving in a few years and they have an office where im moving and offer to pay % of expenses.
     
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    Congrats on having the balls and steady supplementary income to be able to do what 99% of us want to do.
     
  10. Planter

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    congrats. happy for ya Kris.
     
  11. 03Sssnake

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    Its a tough job, with no work life balance. I have some mutual acquaintances that do it and one of them had a massive heart attack and died a couple of years ago. The other guy is still grinding away for Infiniti, takes home a lot of money, but also appears miserable most of the time.
     
  12. Sn95Snake

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    It is just not worth it if you can't enjoy yourself while you are working.
     
  13. Outlaw99

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    a lot of people in the field have serious health issues. i got this job because my predecessor had a stroke. yeh the money is insane at times, but its not worth it.
     
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    Good for you. I always told my kids, you can have a job making $100K and hate it or one making $35K and love it, take the $35K one and be happy. You could quite possibly move up from there.
    Good luck in whatever you decide.
     
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    03Sssnake TK-421 Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    I definitely see it, your health definitely isn't worth it. I felt the same way at a previous employer, left the company and took a job with much better life balance, don't have to travel, but also a 30K pay cut, it was worth it and now I am back and then some with regard to previous pay.
     
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    Man I know 100% where you are coming from. I worked a job once where the hours were very similar 12-15 hr days. The only days I had off were Sunday, and on Sunday I was too tired to do anything. Never got to see friends or family. Never got to do anything. The money was great but what good is the money if you cant enjoy it? I also quit once I had another job lined up. That's no way to live and I don't see how some people do it.
     
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    The secret to a job is not doing what you like but liking what you do.
     
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    you're my hero. I feel this every day; but I can't walk away. Mortgage\cars\etc...I need to pay for.

    I think if I can chop them down a little better, maybe in a few years
     
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    i have mortgage. car payment, cc's. but ill manage just fine. make extra payments as you can and get them under control.
     
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    wondering where you been, Kris. Glad to see you got it figured out. :beer:

    HBD, btw. :)
     

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