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Prisoner of Work Getting Released

Making a change from a job that has never been a great fit--long hours, high stress, high demands on availability--to something that should be a lot better. But I'm feeling burned out, scattered, underperforming, and foggy. What are your best tips for getting your head back on straight at work when you're leaving a job that wasn't good for you? How do I make a fresh start? [more inside]
posted by 5845(f)(1)(D) on Jun 7, 2012 - 14 answers

Torn between adventure and stability

Graphic designer hoping to do something more (documentaries and photography) at 31 years old. I'm at a new chapter in my life but unsure how to write it: after a recent breakup, I realized I have to go after what I really want, not hope to rely on someone else to get me there. The only problem is I am now very torn between going the "expected", more stable, route and taking a risk and seeing what happens if I just do what I love. [more inside]
posted by Sa Dec on Jun 3, 2012 - 22 answers

Fear of changing job

Fear of changing job, due to comfort level at present job. More details inside.. [more inside]
posted by jassi on May 30, 2012 - 4 answers

How to a influence and achieve organizational change?

How do you help guide others to recognize, accept, and work towards a unified vision resulting in orgazational change? [more inside]
posted by meta.mark on May 28, 2012 - 6 answers

Climate change in your favor?

Does climate change ever work in farmers favor? If one region becomes inhospitable for growing a crop due to climate change (like coffee in Peru), does it mean another part of the world may become perfect for growing that crop that was previously not? [more inside]
posted by secretbenjamin on May 27, 2012 - 14 answers

Places to find "this will knock your socks off" type of projects

Where do I find information about cutting edge, uber creative "this will blow your mind" kind of projects? [more inside]
posted by raghuram on May 20, 2012 - 2 answers

I want to be a roughneck!!

Roughneck/oil rig filter: Im trying to pursue a career change and working on an oil rig & doing the roughneck type work is something I'm interested in. Ive been a IT Support/Network administrator/Network engineer for the past 12 years and its time for a change and time to get out of the office environment. How do i get into this line of work? I see a lot of websites promising to "Help you" get into the industry but when i look closer they look like a bunch of crap. Anyways if anyone knows please let me know. BTW...Looking for something in Tx...Ideally working xxxx number of days on xxxx number of days off because i have a family. Really any foot in the door would be ideal i just don't know how to get there,
posted by flipmiester99 on May 16, 2012 - 4 answers

How do I persuade old guards to learn new tricks?

My new boss is totally different from my old boss. Help me persuade my colleagues not to hate him. [more inside]
posted by malusmoriendumest on Apr 11, 2012 - 9 answers

What can I expect with an unconventional name change?

I'd like to legally take my spouse's last name. Difficulty: I'm a guy; we've already been married for 10 years. I have professional licenses, clients and a [albeit not very well-developed] reputation. Has anyone done this? What are the pitfalls - personally, professionally, logistically? [more inside]
posted by moammargaret on Apr 6, 2012 - 10 answers

What is the Folk Web?

I'm looking for 'Folk' Web Cultures. I am thinking of the recent take-down of Geocities, which seemed to refresh people's love of the naff, kitsch aesthetic it was famous for, as a prime example. What are some other folk cultures still lingering in the dark corners of the web? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Apr 4, 2012 - 11 answers

Can a person really change? Examples please

I need true and well known examples of a person who has truly redeemed or changed him/herself. [more inside]
posted by Barium232 on Mar 17, 2012 - 39 answers

How do I get people to really EXPERIENCE DnD?

How do I get people to really EXPERIENCE DnD? [more inside]
posted by justalisteningman on Mar 10, 2012 - 20 answers

Moving Up by Moving Out

I'm a non-profit development professional who enjoys my current job fundraising for a regional cultural organization (actually one of the largest, most stable non-profits in our area). Unfortunately, I can no longer afford the non-profit salary. Plese help direct me to the resources to find a place in the for-profit world. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 5, 2012 - 6 answers

Change: Impact Assessment

Why does change in those around me- even healthy enlightening growth - prove to be so unsettling? [more inside]
posted by TestamentToGrace on Mar 1, 2012 - 20 answers

Help me brainstorm career ideas

I like putting things together in optimal ways. What job can I do? Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by Ender's Friend on Feb 14, 2012 - 17 answers

Escaping the Ivory Tower

I have a PhD in English. Enough said. No? Okay. How can I ease a transition out of academia and into the private sector, while still doing the part-time teaching thing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 25, 2012 - 6 answers

Is it really possible to change careers later in life?

Is it really possible to change careers later in life? Can some older and wiser folks give me some perspective and much needed reassurance? [more inside]
posted by deathpanels on Jan 19, 2012 - 22 answers

Interested in everything, experienced in nothing. What to choose?

Interested in many things, experienced in none. I want to change my career, but how do I figure out which way to go? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Dec 30, 2011 - 10 answers

Dammit I don't want to change my name

I have a unique name that, when my first and middle names are transposed, becomes a more common name that is now the moniker of a rather unattractive porn star. How do I fix Google results that turn my unique name into this porn-yielding other version? [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Dec 20, 2011 - 28 answers

Dancing about Information Architecure

Best practice advice for overhauling the Information Architecture of a large website. For various reasons, we are looking to drastically overhaul the IA of a large (many 1000s of pages) site, to reflect a change in purpose. I'm interested in practical considerations and best practice ways to ensure the transition is as seamless as possible for users, search engines and wotnot. [more inside]
posted by Sparx on Dec 18, 2011 - 4 answers

How to change this family dynamic?

Have you successfully changed a life-long family dynamic as an adult? Are you a youngest child? Tell me about it. [more inside]
posted by Tooty McTootsalot on Nov 29, 2011 - 26 answers

Wanting to leave design field, what else can I do?

Career change filter: wanting to leave graphic/web design field, what else can I do? [more inside]
posted by jollyroger on Nov 14, 2011 - 8 answers

I WANT MY OLD GOOGLE BACK

WTF Google News? Is it me or did Google just implement a change that means if you click on the the News tab, it clears the search field, forcing me to re-type what I was JUST searching for? How, in the name of all that is holy, do I make it stop?
posted by Dasein on Nov 10, 2011 - 7 answers

Is it really so crazy to use a 200 peso bill to pay a 110 peso check?

Why are there such problems getting change for purchases in some countries? [more inside]
posted by smackfu on Nov 8, 2011 - 29 answers

Help me sort out a career in Org Consulting, Org Leadership, or Org Change.

I want to get my doctorate (PhD or EdD) in something like organizational leadership/organizational development/human and organizational learning. I also want to move into the career of organizational assessment and change (being a consultant maybe?) with a distinct interest in higher ed. Can you give me advice, help me think of pitfalls, and generally guide me in decision making? [more inside]
posted by MultiFaceted on Nov 5, 2011 - 4 answers

Goodby to all that

When (and why/how) did "good-by" fall out of use as an variant on "goodbye"? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Oct 25, 2011 - 6 answers

What's my name? No, really, what's my name?

I changed my name. Or perhaps I did not. I'm not quite sure any more, and suddenly it matters quite a bit. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 20, 2011 - 6 answers

Should I drop out of engineering?

Should I drop out of Engineering and change my major? I have Really bad transcript. [more inside]
posted by Parh6512 on Oct 19, 2011 - 18 answers

Sensitivity to temperature change?

Why do my hands swell when going from cool to warm temperature? [more inside]
posted by sallyseashore on Oct 17, 2011 - 7 answers

Skip first flight, second flight on different carrier?

If I skip my first leg, will my return leg be cancelled? Note/quirk: The reservation is on two separate, non-related (i.e. not same alliance) airlines, but there is only one ticket. Flight was booked on a Travelocity. [more inside]
posted by sandmanwv on Oct 2, 2011 - 11 answers

How can I be at peace with my newly progressive town?

I feel like I am turning into a crotchety old woman about newcomers in my town and I am only 25 years old. Help me get this chip off my shoulder. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2011 - 36 answers

My life just tapped me on the shoulder and told me it's time to grow up. Questions about switching a job after years of doing it and maybe being pigeonholed in it inside!

My life just tapped me on the shoulder and told me it's time to grow up. Questions about switching a job after years of doing it and maybe being pigeonholed in it inside! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2011 - 30 answers

Why can't I motivate myself to make necessary life changes?

I know what will make my life better. So why don't I do what it takes? [more inside]
posted by miltoncat on Sep 12, 2011 - 35 answers

Should I have admitted to the monkey business?

Did I say the wrong thing on my application for a vocational course? [more inside]
posted by Perodicticus potto on Sep 1, 2011 - 6 answers

What's it like to be a graphic/web designer at 40+?

I've been on the graphic/web design path for the last 10 years. I am burnt out. When I look into the future of my field, it's dreary due to outsourcing and automation. It also seems like older designers are almost non-existent (except for the very accomplished, established ones) and that it's more the younger generation's game. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 18, 2011 - 5 answers

Should I apply to this position in another team or just let it go and try new company?

Should I apply to this position in another team or just let it go and try new company? Please suggest. [more inside]
posted by daveg02 on Aug 10, 2011 - 8 answers

Moving city - so many emotions now!!

I have decided to move with no job - am I stupid? [more inside]
posted by quiero ser feliz on Jul 31, 2011 - 17 answers

A spot to go be for I go to Spago?

I need a place near Wilshire Boulevard and Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills, CA where I can change clothes. [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Jul 22, 2011 - 7 answers

Boss wants us to provide change- what?

Is it normal, in a waitressing job, for the manager to force employees to bring their own change every day? [more inside]
posted by pyrom on Jul 20, 2011 - 24 answers

Enough with the fees, TD!

What to do with spare change? [more inside]
posted by cestmoi15 on Jul 18, 2011 - 42 answers

So long old life! How to I really put it all behind me?

What suggestions do you have for helping me put the past in a box and filing it away? [more inside]
posted by littleflowers on Jul 14, 2011 - 12 answers

ideas for massive risky stunts for a purpose?

I'm developing a series of specials based on big, dangerous, epic stunts all revolving around water to raise awareness about all the ways we're abusing and destroying this vital precious resource. would love some ideas along the lines of - kayak the Bering Strait, as it's about to be threatened because of climate change opening up the Northwest Passage. serious, significant risk is a must. [more inside]
posted by TMezz on Jun 28, 2011 - 13 answers

Already changing my career!?

Interested in changing my career PT, Lawyer, Teacher? ..but what should I know before. [more inside]
posted by melizabeth on Jun 28, 2011 - 19 answers

How do I find a new job without losing the old one?

I need to change my life/career. Help me, MetaFilter. You're my only hope... [more inside]
posted by Capt.DooDooFace on Jun 28, 2011 - 5 answers

Professionally putting the wrong oil in since 2008.

The oil-change place has been putting the wrong weight oil in my GF's hybrid for three years (5w instead of 0w). What damage has this done, and how upset should I be? [more inside]
posted by brenton on Jun 17, 2011 - 20 answers

Is it OK to use a nickname / short name on a business card?

What is the best form of your name to use on business cards and email signatures? Is it OK to use nicknames / short names? [more inside]
posted by dr. strangelove on Jun 13, 2011 - 23 answers

Change, so far, is not a good thing

New boss in old job with political connections/implications, help us make this work [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 13, 2011 - 8 answers

What could I do, career-wise, to provoke the most meaningful and long lasting change?

What could I study, learn, and eventually do (for a career or otherwise) that would help the most amount of people in the most meaningful way? [more inside]
posted by makethemost on Jun 3, 2011 - 27 answers

The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.

I feel sometimes like I'm fighting a losing battle with myself: to accomplish certain things, stave off certain bad habits, develop certain good ones. How do you actually change yourself for the better when your lizard-brain is fighting you every step of the way? [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Jun 2, 2011 - 24 answers

Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

How to make myself GREAT in 6 weeks? [more inside]
posted by Sassyfras on May 24, 2011 - 53 answers

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