No. of Recommendations: 0
Opportunities are not going to just drop into your lap.

For the most part, mine mostly have. I wanted to work for Arthur Anderson when I was 21. I didn't get that job, but a friend helped me get a job offer from Touche Ross, w/o my asking his help, and I also got an offer from Price Waterhouse and S.D. Leidsdorf w/o too much in the way of "push".

I took my current employer lunch one day, and he hired me the same day, not at the compensation I originally asked for, but he bumped it up pretty rapidly and about as generously as he can, so certainly nothing to complain about with that.

A competitor offered me a job w/o my asking - The only drawback is that I think working under him would be far more stressful than where I currently work, and we write quite a bit of business for insureds who don't care for his personality, and, in some instances, pricing.

Plus, I'm 64, so not that far from SS and Medicare to be starting a new job/career. I probably shouldn't have mentioned the matter, but I had to vent, some.

Look into opportunities to do consulting. Check out local community colleges to see if they have openings for instructors in your field.

That might be interesting - Thanks.

Print the post  


What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.