I leave my fate in the hands of the OG

This is another, "what should I do with my life" thread.

I've been an OGer (although, mostly a lurker) for many years. I trust the OG to guide me.

Here's my situation:

Im 33 years old
I have a BA in English (retarded, I know)
No family. No debt

My work experience so far:

I did tech support/project management for a large software company for about 7 years. I mostly sat around in a cubicle with fat ladies. It sucked.

I moved to China and have been teaching English at a University for about 2 years.

I had several random jobs in my early 20's...sales, warehouse work, pizza place, etc.

Looking back, I can't believe all the retarded decisions I've made regarding my future. Its time for me to make a life choice that will give me the possibility of retiring some day.

Here are the retarded ideas ive had so far:

1. Go back and get a masters in education and teach english lit in America. (dumb)

2. Join military with a degree and possibly go to OCS (im pretty sure im too old)

3. Get an MBA (i think there are tons of MBA's out there. I have no idea if this is a good idea)

4. Completely start over and get a degree in something worth a damn like; some kind of engineering or finance

5. Ass-2-Mouth

Those are just some of the dumb ideas I've come up with. Im sure there are much better ideas out there, and that's what I'd like to hear.

I need a decent career. And im willing to change cities, get more education, whatever it takes.

What should I do?

Rad tech school Phone Post

#5 and then #1. If you like teaching Engrish just take it to the next level.

#4

You're a lot farther up the curve than you're giving yourself credit for.

DaveFu - You're a lot farther up the curve than you're giving yourself credit for.

This.

The education and no debt thing is huge. The world is your oyster cupcake! ;)

WIND TURBINE TECHNICIAN............80-90 GRAND A YEAR.....DON'T BE ONE OF THOSE LEARNING TYPE FAGGOTS.....THATS TOTALLY UNMANLY.

JesseA - 

Ass to mouth with who? Phone Post


He's an OG'er, he can do it to himself.

I would bet ass to mouth pays well, but its a short window of opportunity with a high risk vs reward.

You seem good with money though, as you have no debt.

Seriously though, why not editing? There are plenty of things that degree is good for besides teaching.

I definitely wouldn't get involved with teaching though. Seems like every person I talk to is going to school for that. The last thing you want is to be involved in a field with a saturated job market. Phone Post 3.0

Just find something you enjoy doing whether ya related to your field or not

I know I'll try and do that once I work long enough to pay off all my student loans. Phone Post 3.0

Thanks for the replies so far. A2M will be my first priority. As an OGer I need to have a 12" clark, bench 450 and make $100k a year. Im 66.6% of the way there.

Its 4am in China, so Im going to hit the sack and check all the responses in the morning.

you are in a land of great oportunity. China is booming look for unique export oportunities. Hell wriiting website with proper english or correcting websites english. There are tons of Chinesse based companie trying to penatrate the US markets. oportunities abound just open your eyes.

Nitecrawler -
DaveFu - You're a lot farther up the curve than you're giving yourself credit for.

This.

The education and no debt thing is huge. The world is your oyster cupcake! ;)
I once got sick from eating too many oyster cupcakes.


But yeah a lot of guys would love to be in your shoes on the debt free part alone. Phone Post 3.0

effertime - Thanks for the replies so far. A2M will be my first priority. As an OGer I need to have a 12" clark, bench 450 and make $100k a year. Im 66.6% of the way there.

Its 4am in China, so Im going to hit the sack and check all the responses in the morning.


LOL @ 12" clark

ttt

Look if you want the big bucks adn you want a REAL career you do number three and once you get your MBA you do number 5 until you get a job!

Then you laugh all the way to the fucking bank!

ALL the way to the bank.

...and Getting an MBA can't be THAT difficult. I know a few that have 'em and they're fucking retarded.

unclephilly - ALL the way to the bank.

...and Getting an MBA can't be THAT difficult. I know a few that have 'em and they're fucking retarded.

Thats why Im doubtful about doing it. I also know tons of people who didn't know what else to do (like myself) and they got MBA's.

The XRay tech thing was a good idea a couple years ago, but i've heard that Community Colleges have been pumping out xray techs by the thousands and that getting a job afterwards is much more competitive and difficult.

I hadn't heard about the wind turbine thing...I'll look into it.

Im a news addict and a writer. I would have loved to get a job as a writer or editor for a newspaper. But I've heard that that is nearly an impossible job to get as well. Tons of bloggers and shit out there and the newspaper business is dying.

I wish I could go back in time and tell young effertime to just get a fucking engineering degree.

"If coach would have put me in in the 4th quarter, we would have been state champions!"

Im going to take my pants off and keep thinking about this. I gotta get serious. I dont want to let the OG down.








Chinese university girls porn?


Hunter Thompson's .45 - You're too hard on yourself brother.

Why did you originally want to get a BA in English?

This is also my major. Phone Post 3.0

Yeah, i should probably lighten up. I got the English degree because I like reading and talking about books and shit.

Maybe i just need to buy a wood pipe and a corduroy jacket and accept my fate.

..I feel better already!