You ever think about completely changing careers?

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  1. couturedharlot

    couturedharlot couture with a chaser

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    i know how you feel. i've been at my job for almost 7 months and i do the same thing every day and i'm just bored and under stimulated. however, since i work for a boeing supplier i can tell you this, they like their employees to move around. my buyers are constantly changing because boeing likes their employees to gain knowledge in other areas. so try talking to your manager about it. see what the openings in other departments are and try to get your resume to the manager there.

    i'm in the process of trying to switch jobs, but to do so i have to put in a lot of volunteer time. i'm trying to get in with a scenic design company to build sets for the theaters in seattle. the company i want to work for happens to work with the high school i volunteer at, so for the next week i'll be running the tech crew for the school's musical and giving up my weekend, but the end payoff may be for the best and hopefully i'll get a new job soon doing something i love.

    you should see if you can volunteer somewhere in a field you like. it looks great on a resume and then you can also see if it's something you're going to end up wanting to do long term without having to give up your paycheck and stability at boeing.
  2. Chainblade

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    dan, i ask myself that every day "would I do this for free?". my answer is always HELL NO. I don't get paid enough for what I do. back when I worked for free for a school district doing hands on computer work, I LOVED it. doing something like that is my ideal job. but around here actually getting that job is extremely difficult.

    other than a hands on computer job, I think I would love to work with cars. but i've never worked with them before so I'd have to go to school again, which is not a possibility at this time.

    as far as boeing goes. most of the hands on computer work is outsourced to dell. and in the history of the help desk, only one person has ever gone from the help desk to the dell support. sure moves to a different position in boeing might be possible. but, again, I'm looking for a change now. not "possibly" in the next couple of years.

    suggestions for working for free or cheap are great to get experience but i can't afford to do that. and, i know i sound like a broken record here, but it makes no guarantee that I can get a better job. everything helps but I won't out of the call center crap NOW.

    i'm just in a tough position where I need a better job because the mental and physical aspect of this job is too much to bare much longer. but i can't just take any job because i'm $20k in debt and have to make a certain amount to get by.
  3. JustinL

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    I don't mean doing computer work for boeing, I mean installing/assembling electronics into/for planes. I would imagine they would love to have someone who is very computer/electronics savvy working on their assembly line.
  4. Chainblade

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    ah ok. ya might be something to look into. I wouldn't mind doing something like that.