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    Have you retrained/gone back to school/pursued a new career later in life?

    So I've decided I've had it with my current career, and have decided to pursue a Uni degree (I have a year of upgrading first).

    Has anybody decided to retrain? What's the story, I need some motivation here. Having a hard time getting over going to school all over again in my 30's...

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    Could be a lot worse. Some people realize that in their forties.
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    Have you retrained/gone back to school/pursued a new career later in life?-image.jpg
    Went to a to week school on how to jump of roof tops repel down buildings
    Shoot an mp5 30 round clip full auto
    Unarmed defensive tactics
    Long range shooting
    Home entry room clearing
    And some book learning that I have forgotten about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noon View Post
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    Went to a to week school on how to jump of roof tops repel down buildings
    Shoot an mp5 30 round clip full auto
    Unarmed defensive tactics
    Long range shooting
    Home entry room clearing
    And some book learning that I have forgotten about.
    Nice!

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    Went to a to week school on how to jump of roof tops repel down buildings
    Shoot an mp5 30 round clip full auto
    Unarmed defensive tactics
    Long range shooting
    Home entry room clearing
    And some book learning that I have forgotten about.
    Now THAT, is an education.

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    I started out in construction/drywall after doing other labor type jobs when younger. Then I went to work for a large airplane manufacture (Boeing) as a gofer more or less and work my way into the factory working with fiberglass and graphite building and designing tool/parts for airplanes.

    After getting laid off a couple of times I decided to do retraining and started to go for my Computer science degree that morphed into A+ and MCSE. Worked in IT for several years as well as a large server farm for Microsoft and finally got back to Boeing doing computer related stuff.

    I swore I would never do Routers/CCNA stuff because I liked hardware and doing work like that. My job over the last 8 years had morphed into mostly all router/CCNA work. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts View Post
    I started out in construction/drywall after doing other labor type jobs when younger. Then I went to work for a large airplane manufacture (Boeing) as a gofer more or less and work my way into the factory working with fiberglass and graphite building and designing tool/parts for airplanes.

    After getting laid off a couple of times I decided to do retraining and started to go for my Computer science degree that morphed into A+ and MCSE. Worked in IT for several years as well as a large server farm for Microsoft and finally got back to Boeing doing computer related stuff.

    I swore I would never do Routers/CCNA stuff because I liked hardware and doing work like that. My job over the last 8 years had morphed into mostly all router/CCNA work. lol

    Careful what you say you wont do. Life has a not so funny sense of humor.
    huh! after 20 years, I finally let my C9/drywall license expire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts
    I started out in construction/drywall after doing other labor type jobs when younger. Then I went to work for a large airplane manufacture (Boeing) as a gofer more or less and work my way into the factory working with fiberglass and graphite building and designing tool/parts for airplanes. After getting laid off a couple of times I decided to do retraining and started to go for my Computer science degree that morphed into A+ and MCSE. Worked in IT for several years as well as a large server farm for Microsoft and finally got back to Boeing doing computer related stuff. I swore I would never do Routers/CCNA stuff because I liked hardware and doing work like that. My job over the last 8 years had morphed into mostly all router/CCNA work. lol Careful what you say you wont do. Life has a not so funny sense of humor.
    Computer science is exactly what I'm looking at, BSc Computer Science with a major in Software Engineering. I can fast track the degree to 3 years (3.5 co-op), plus a year to make prereq's. It's a big change from EMS, but I'm really excited about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigshotvictoria View Post
    So I've decided I've had it with my current career, and have decided to pursue a Uni degree (I have a year of upgrading first).

    Has anybody decided to retrain? What's the story, I need some motivation here. Having a hard time getting over going to school all over again in my 30's...
    I have a dual Business Finance / Economics bachelor degree and advanced degree in Financial Services. I hated what I was doing so I sold my business and I went back to school to become a nurse. I had never taken a science class in my life and was scared. But I found that college was a lot easier the second time. Funny how when you are not drunk or hungover you make it to all of your classes. I sat in the first two rows and made A's in all subjects. The youngsters hated me due to setting a high curve. I would say go for it. I have also thought about going back and doing a computer degree as well but doing it part time. Seems like the older you are you know why you are there, to learn. I wish you the best of luck!
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    Do your major in security. It pays better and more opportunities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts
    Do your major in security. It pays better and more opportunities.
    The only options are

    -communication and networks
    -graphics and gaming
    -software engineering
    -theory

    However, there is a Bachelor of Software Engineering which offers a specialization in Security and Privacy.

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    There is now and will be an increasing of need/jobs for security. Kids are coming out or high school with MCSE so it's getting harder and harder to compete because of course they will work for a LOT less. I really think the security part will help secure a good position.

    Make sure you keep your nose/record clean also because a lot of companies require a security clearance now days and that alone can help you keep your position a lot longer because it's not always easy to get one. I know several people who lost their job because they could not get clearance due to some stupid little thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noon View Post
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    Went to a to week school on how to jump of roof tops repel down buildings
    Shoot an mp5 30 round clip full auto
    Unarmed defensive tactics
    Long range shooting
    Home entry room clearing
    And some book learning that I have forgotten about.
    Hell yeah...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoggage_54 View Post
    When I'm older, I'm going to get into porn and have the stage name Love Bytes and bang barely legal Asian chicks...
    Barely legal in what country?
    Some of the Asian countries such as Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam are also 18

    Most of the US is 18 but parts are still 17 and 16.
    Australia 16
    Canada 16
    Cuba 16
    Russia 16
    Greenland 15
    Brazil 14
    China 14
    Germany 14
    Argentina 13
    Japan 13
    Spain 13
    Angola 12
    Mexico 12

    Madagascar 21. I'm not going there....

    Many countries there is no age but you must be married and those ages vary such as recent law passed in Iraq you can marry a female as young as 10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts View Post
    There is now and will be an increasing of need/jobs for security. Kids are coming out or high school with MCSE so it's getting harder and harder to compete because of course they will work for a LOT less. I really think the security part will help secure a good position.

    Make sure you keep your nose/record clean also because a lot of companies require a security clearance now days and that alone can help you keep your position a lot longer because it's not always easy to get one. I know several people who lost their job because they could not get clearance due to some stupid little thing.
    Thanks for the advice. The security clearance may be an issue though, I was charged with possession and trafficking of schedule 1 narcotics about 6 years ago (I was in the wrong car with the wrong people). The charges were dropped, but I'd be surprised if that didn't come back to haunt me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigshotvictoria View Post

    Thanks for the advice. The security clearance may be an issue though, I was charged with possession and trafficking of schedule 1 narcotics about 6 years ago (I was in the wrong car with the wrong people). The charges were dropped, but I'd be surprised if that didn't come back to haunt me.
    You weren't charged so you shoukd be g2g

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts View Post
    You weren't charged so you shoukd be g2g
    I was charged, that's the problem. The Crown (Canada's version of the DA) dropped the charges the day before I went to court.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigshotvictoria View Post

    I was charged, that's the problem. The Crown (Canada's version of the DA) dropped the charges the day before I went to court.
    That's what happened meant, they were dropped. There are also different levels of security clearance so I dont think the first level of secret would be an issue. Top secret maybe.

    Either way if I had to do more training and my goal was $$$$ that's the direction I would go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts View Post
    That's what happened meant, they were dropped. There are also different levels of security clearance so I dont think the first level of secret would be an issue. Top secret maybe.

    Either way if I had to do more training and my goal was $$$$ that's the direction I would go.
    I have 3 tabs open looking at my UNI options and their security majors as we speak. Thanks bro.

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    I just went back to school this year.. im 26 and had trouble with feeling like im not to old, but after i started i noticed how many people in school that are in their thirtys and fortys so dont even think about it age is just a number

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigshotvictoria View Post
    I have 3 tabs open looking at my UNI options and their security majors as we speak. Thanks bro.
    Typically if you are not going to be serving in a direct law enforcement position (in the United States at least) there is an adjudication board which reviews security clearance denials. I've seen the details of several of these cases where contractors got denied a clearance by the OPI (Office of Personnel Investigations), and then had the adjudication board grant the clearance. One example was a female contractor who used cocaine heavily in her younger years, and she had since abstained from that behavior for the previous 5 years, and thus clearance was granted. The vast majority of clearances are denied for either debt or bad credit, as this is a much bigger indicator to them of irresponsible behavior, and the largest risk factor to being recruited/turned by a foreign intelligence service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegodfather View Post
    Typically if you are not going to be serving in a direct law enforcement position (in the United States at least) there is an adjudication board which reviews security clearance denials. I've seen the details of several of these cases where contractors got denied a clearance by the OPI (Office of Personnel Investigations), and then had the adjudication board grant the clearance. One example was a female contractor who used cocaine heavily in her younger years, and she had since abstained from that behavior for the previous 5 years, and thus clearance was granted. The vast majority of clearances are denied for either debt or bad credit, as this is a much bigger indicator to them of irresponsible behavior, and the largest risk factor to being recruited/turned by a foreign intelligence service.

    Thank you for taking the time to right this. I've always had this nagging feeling that making poor choices of friends when I was a little younger would one day come back to haunt me. This really gives me a modicum of relief.

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    On another note (had to go there) if I had to rethink a new career path now at my age I would choose Pimp. There are a lot of undocumented workers coming into the US lately who will be needing employment soon. ;-) The training curve is fairly quick also and good return on investment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts View Post
    On another note (had to go there) if I had to rethink a new career path now at my age I would choose Pimp. There are a lot of undocumented workers coming into the US lately who will be needing employment soon. ;-) The training curve is fairly quick also and good return on investment.
    Being Canadian, as a pimp I'd wear Grizzly fur coat, Beaver skin pimp hat, and a hockey stick cane.

    Of course hydraulic shocks on my Zamboni is stating the obvious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts View Post
    Barely legal in what country?
    Some of the Asian countries such as Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam are also 18

    Most of the US is 18 but parts are still 17 and 16.
    Australia 16
    Canada 16
    Cuba 16
    Russia 16
    Greenland 15
    Brazil 14
    China 14
    Germany 14
    Argentina 13
    Japan 13
    Spain 13
    Angola 12
    Mexico 12

    Madagascar 21. I'm not going there....

    Many countries there is no age but you must be married and those ages vary such as recent law passed in Iraq you can marry a female as young as 10.

    LOL you are well versed in this subject...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoggage_54 View Post

    LOL you are well versed in this subject...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigshotvictoria View Post
    So I've decided I've had it with my current career, and have decided to pursue a Uni degree (I have a year of upgrading first).

    Has anybody decided to retrain? What's the story, I need some motivation here. Having a hard time getting over going to school all over again in my 30's...
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