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Don't know what to do right now

Discussion in 'Jobs & Careers' started by PLC721, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. Jul 13, 2010 at 10:20 AM
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    PLC721

    PLC721 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i currently am enrolled at gateway communit college doing a toyota program, i got an offer at a dealership to be a tech. the thing is idk if this is what i really want to do with my life, i like working on cars especially toyotas but i love suspension work and think maybe this isnt the career for me. i think i'm kind of scared of going out in the real world i guess. so any thoughts or advice would be appreciated
     
  2. Jul 13, 2010 at 10:21 AM
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    derekabraham

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    It may not be what you want to do RIGHT now, but in this economy, I'd take what I can get and when something else comes along down the road that I'd rather do than I'd take that offer.


    So, if it were me, I'd take it. :p
     
  3. Jul 13, 2010 at 10:21 AM
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    AeroCooper

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    Isn't the suspension part of the car?? :confused:
     
  4. Jul 13, 2010 at 10:22 AM
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    deadbolt

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    you are not alone.. ive been feeling the same way.
    you dont have to make a career out of being a tech. take the job and use it as experience. it will be good for your resume.
     
  5. Jul 13, 2010 at 10:23 AM
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    PLC721

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    i want to only do suspension, like work for a fabrication shop doing long travel and such, not be a full tech having to work on an entire car
     
  6. Jul 13, 2010 at 10:35 AM
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    AeroCooper

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    I see. I used to work as a mechanic, and I specialized in suspension and alignments. Pretty much that's all I did all day, with the occasional LOF or state inspection thrown in. I think a lot of garages operate this way, with one or two suspension specialists. I also discovered that many mechanics feel the opposite and don't want to deal with suspension and alignments any more than they have to, so it works out for those of us who do.
    So maybe you could talk to the dealer about that, unless you strictly want to deal with aftermarket lifts and such.
     
  7. Jul 13, 2010 at 10:38 AM
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    na i'm fine with stock suspension, i mean i can prety much do anything with the car but suspension i really don't mind doing like it's really simple to me
     
  8. Jul 13, 2010 at 12:45 PM
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    Take the job your young you can always change,I know people who are in thier 50s having to change careers around cause they lost thier jobs for a variety of reasons,Id do it the job market is a diaster right know and geting worse.
     
  9. Jul 13, 2010 at 12:47 PM
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    It took me till 30 to know for sure what I wanted to do. I picked up some pretty good skills and experiences along the way.
    Just make sure you are always learning and the road you choose will be the right one. Don't second guess yourself. The grass is just grass on the other side of the road with just as many weeds in it.
    If you are truly miserable, only two things can be wrong. You're doing it wrong, or you're doing it right. What I'm trying to say is: Do it right and they're jealous, do it wrong and their asses. Figure out which one it is.
    Welcome to the rat race;)
     
  10. Jul 14, 2010 at 1:05 PM
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    thanks for the advice guys i really appreciate it, i'm takin the job it'll be a good learning experience.
     
  11. Jul 21, 2010 at 6:37 PM
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    In this economy, it isn't a "what I want to do" type world, but a "I'll do what I have to" world. Take whatever you can... get experience, and move on if we ever get out this mess.
     
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