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Mid life career crisis - help!

I'm a teacher who doesn't want to teach anymore. I have a journalism degree and straight out of college I worked in PR for a few years. I've been trying to get back to PR for a while, but it's not working. Maybe I'm too old or maybe my experience is outdated in the eyes of employees. Is there anything I can do to offset this, or am I doomed to be an unhappy teacher for the rest of my working life? [more inside]
posted by specialsnowflake on Aug 9, 2016 - 12 answers

Should I move from private sector to public sector for work/life balance

Hi MetaFilter, Putting it out for the group to help me weigh the pro's and con's of a career move. I am 44 years old, marketing professional with 10 years experience in health care marketing communication. I recently got my MBA last year and got recruited to go to another large Chicago health care system. The new job pays more and is OK but we are going through a reorg and merger and my position will change going forward. My current boss is leaving the organization and said that he is putting me forward for a better position with more responsibility going into the reorg but it is hard to trust that this will happen since that is all going to be in flux. About a month ago I applied for a federal marketing communication project manager position with the General Services Administration at the Federal Acquisition Service and this past Friday I was offered the job as a GS-13 Step One and they want my answer on Monday. [more inside]
posted by washateria on Apr 4, 2015 - 9 answers

Sleeping with the enemy -- should I bother switching banks?

I was recently hired at a big commercial bank, but I personally bank at another. Should I make the switch? Does it even matter? [more inside]
posted by HiphopAnonymous on Mar 11, 2014 - 24 answers

Do I need to mind the gap?

Now that I'm on a group health insurance plan, do I have to pay the last month's premium for my individual plan or can I leave a gap in coverage? [more inside]
posted by raisindebt on Feb 24, 2014 - 4 answers

Does Apple's window switching inside a program exist in Windows?

My job requires me to use a program in apple. I need to visually compare drafts of some of the work, and because of the nature of the work the differences are often tiny. Mac's have in-application window switching (through the command key + (1-9)) that makes this very easy. Apparently soon we're switching to windows machines. Is there any way to replicate this on windows 7? [more inside]
posted by DynamiteToast on Mar 4, 2013 - 15 answers

The switch from Mac to Linux, 2012

After a couple of mind-changing conversations I'm ready to give Linux another shot. Old hands, please help me pick a laptop, a distro, and offer a little advice for some transition issues. A few details within. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by finnb on Jul 16, 2012 - 27 answers

Biochemistry major to aerospace engineer: is this possible?

Recent biochemistry graduate wants to change direction and pursue engineering, specifically aerospace (but I'd settle for mechanical) engineering. Is this possible? And if so, how the heck do I plan to get from here to there, hopefully without bankrupting myself? I'll take any advice I can get. [more inside]
posted by escapist53211 on May 23, 2012 - 4 answers

Switching to Android

Switching to a Galaxy S2 from an iPhone 3GS. What do I need to know about Android and what are some great Android apps? Thanks!
posted by Aanidaani on Oct 4, 2011 - 17 answers

Verizon DSL speeds

What effects the Verizon DSL speed I can get at my home? [more inside]
posted by boby on May 22, 2011 - 9 answers

Don't want a post-doc! Want a Porsche!

Selling out successfully Few months away from finishing PhD, & no interest in staying in science. Can I use my fancy credentials to try and get a high-paying big-city job? Help me chart a course. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 11, 2011 - 8 answers

Help me ditch firefox (untill 4 comes out and is better than chrome).

Is there a Chrome extension that mimics the functionality of the BBcodeXtra firefox extension? [more inside]
posted by gergtreble on Mar 13, 2011 - 2 answers

Switching to windows by title on Windows?

I want to switch to windows by title on Windows. [more inside]
posted by themel on Feb 10, 2011 - 4 answers

Help with career?

What other career fields can I explore? [more inside]
posted by ecks on Jan 13, 2011 - 8 answers

From Mac Mini to Macbook Pro: A very special edition of Special Snowflake

Advice needed about migrating from one Macintosh to another in slightly different situation [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jun 21, 2010 - 6 answers

Calling all live video ninjas.

I needs me a good/simple/cheap video switcher for live production. [more inside]
posted by liquado on Jun 24, 2009 - 4 answers

How do I plug an Xbox 360 into a computer setup?

Is integrating an Xbox 360 into an existing computer monitor/speakers setup worth it? Or should I simply get a TV? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Mar 12, 2009 - 12 answers

Starting over with a new laptop, how best to stay organized?

I'd like to know the best way to move a selected group of files & applications to a new laptop, and advice to help ensure that my new Mac doesn't get bunged up with duplicate & improperly deleted files like my old one did, with its inexplicably full hard drive and crammed iTunes & iPhoto folders. This is rather lengthy, geared to the slightly moronic layperson (me), and has 6 sub-questions inside. [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Dec 24, 2008 - 5 answers

Coming from an art-school background, I have *none* of the requirements for a CS grad school. Am I hopeless?

How do I start a MS in Computer Science with no applicable background? [more inside]
posted by amileighs on Dec 19, 2008 - 12 answers

How to crack into the nonprofit sector?

How to crack into the nonprofit sector? [more inside]
posted by cranberrymonger on Nov 30, 2008 - 14 answers

Parents and Mac switch, regarding Excel

My parents just bought a MacBook to replace their ailing old PC laptops. They do their business management in Excel 2003 on those machines, but want to switch to 2008. This process is apparently an exercise in frustration. [more inside]
posted by wumpus on Oct 21, 2008 - 8 answers

Switching. Do I want a Macbook or Macbook Pro?

What will best suit my needs: a Macbook, or a Macbook pro? [more inside]
posted by catatethebird on Sep 25, 2008 - 20 answers

Looking for replies from those who changed careers to enter public education.

For a friend: If you have ever changed careers to become a public school teacher, I would love to hear your story, especially if you were already at the "married with children" stage of life when you made the switch. Are you happy with your choice? Do/did you regret it? What happened that you didn't expect? What was it like. Answers to any of or all of those questions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, as always.
posted by 4ster on May 8, 2008 - 8 answers

Please point me to resources to better understand "switching" in BDSM.

Please point me to resources that describe the phenomenon of "switching" by some BDSM participants. [more inside]
posted by Forktine on Apr 13, 2008 - 3 answers

Is there a name for this?

Is there a name for this multilingual phenomena? [more inside]
posted by msali on Apr 9, 2008 - 7 answers

Come to the CMS

How to convince web designers to move from Photoshop-ImageReady to [insert favorite] CMS? [more inside]
posted by acro on Mar 30, 2008 - 10 answers

Fast user switching a pain with a Mac Mini

Fast user switching on a Mac with a custom keyboard layout [more inside]
posted by dance on Mar 24, 2008 - 9 answers

Tell me (a girl) how to sex up my partner like he wants: with me in charge!

My partner wants me to dominate him. That's totally not my style, and his pickiness makes it harder, but I'm trying my best, and it's working! Up to a point. (NSFW text inside.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 12, 2007 - 49 answers

Windows XP can't keep its windows straight!

Bizarre Windows XP behavior: when switching between applications, sometimes more than one window will pop to the foreground. Huh? [more inside]
posted by chrominance on Jun 21, 2007 - 11 answers

Connecting an Xbox so it comes on automatically

When I had a Playstation, I could just turn it on and it would appear on the TV. I now have an XBox hooked up to the same TV through the same scart connection, but have to cycle through all of the inputs on my TV to get the XBox screen to appear. Is there a way to make it automatic like it was with the Playstation? [more inside]
posted by gfrobe on Jun 12, 2007 - 4 answers

switching dad

help my dad (and me) feel happier about a mac (or otherwise). [more inside]
posted by andrew cooke on Nov 15, 2005 - 23 answers

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