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    Mid-life career change?

    I'm 50 and in the midst of a mid-life crisis. I think a career change is in order and after extensive research and consultation with vocational experts I have narrowed my choices down to the following:

    * Jedi knight
    * Ninja
    * International assassin

    As for the second option I'm pretty bald so a man bun would be hard to pull off, but I could wear a piece if necessary.

    Thoughts/advice?

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    ninjas often shaved their heads. Why not just combine the three? Similar skill sets.

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    Also, if you remember Batman Begins, Batman's pretty much a ninja.

    So you could be Batman.

    Which would have the added bonus of allowing you to come up to Michael Keaton one day, and say, in a gravelly voice: "You're not Batman!"



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    A black bandana or welding cap might do the trick. Or a Fabio-style wig if you want to go for the viking look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azpeterb View Post
    I could wear a piece if necessary.
    make it a codpiece to bring just the right attention and notice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine View Post
    A black bandana or welding cap might do the trick. Or a Fabio-style wig if you want to go for the viking look.
    I think that viking would be option #4.

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    Why not keep your job and get a motorcycle instead, like the other thread?

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    Do what you love, but consider the money.

    International assassins are usually private contractors, and the paperwork is a nightmare. But the pay is great. Ninjas work for organizations, so think corporate world rat race and pay rates based on level in the organization. Sure, the killing is great in both, but think about the day to day and what is important to you.

    Jedi, well, do you really want to live in a hovel or a swamp upon retirement? And given the other two on the list, I think Jedi is out of the running. Sith, sure, but the burnout rate for Sith apprentices is pretty high.
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    I would think that just becoming a "mob hit man" would combine all the better elements, and would be something more easily achieved...
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    I think you should give serious consideration to the Viking option.

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    Have you considered being a Civil War Reenactor? I hear the pay is OK and the food is good. I guess being an international assassin might have its benefits; cool travel locations, air miles and night vision goggles.
    So I tuned the Larrivee, drop D, then DADGAD.

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    I vote Ninja.The bald thing isn't really a factor in this. International assassin sounds cool but you have to keep up a stylish wardrobe and plane travel sucks these days. Of course limiting your international travel to Canada could avoid that, like drive back and forth Detroit/Windsor.

    Ever consider Burger King fry cook? Not too hard to break into that field.

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    You never considered Wizard, Mall Santa, Unicorn Hunter, Full-Time Sperm Donor?
    Live vicariously through yourself.
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    The answer is so obvious


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    Quote Originally Posted by proclaimer888 View Post
    Have you considered being a Civil War Reenactor? I hear the pay is OK and the food is good. I guess being an international assassin might have its benefits; cool travel locations, air miles and night vision goggles.
    When I went over to Europe in '91, I rented a car at Tour time so that I could more easily follow the tour than on my loaded touring bike. I took the rental a week early so that I could dash up to catch the 24 Hours of LeMans. In the campground a group of youngish (twenty something) motorcycle riders out of London befriended me and started calling me "Hitman". They all had nicknames and that was the one they gave me. It wasn't until much later that it hit me - there I was a mid-thirties American with no visible means of support just cruising around western Europe with his toys (nice bike, nice tent, etc)...
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    If Fred can do it, anybody can do it!

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    I've been wondering the same things and come to the conclusion that career elimination, not change, is the only path to satisfaction for me.
    Now I just need to figure out how to finance that. I'm not holding my breath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Strongbow View Post
    I've been wondering the same things and come to the conclusion that career elimination, not change, is the only path to satisfaction for me.
    Now I just need to figure out how to finance that. I'm not holding my breath.
    That's genius! I think I might just go that route too.

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    just need to figure out how to finance that

    OH that reminds me......gotta call the unemployment claims hotline.......not the ideal solution, but whaddayagonnado.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Strongbow View Post
    ... career elimination, not change, is the only path to satisfaction for me. Now I just need to figure out how to finance that. I'm not holding my breath.
    holding your breath could be just the path to this without missing any change of lifestyle.
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    Living the Ninja life is not easy. You have to study your target's whereabouts, keep track of their family and friends and most importantly when they go to sleep so you can execute the attack. Bonus points if your target has pets in the house....they are the worst. All for what??? $500??? This BS economy.... NLM!!!!

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    I was a Viking for a few years after I was able to invent my Time machine. I eventually got tired of the pillaging and rowing. (In the movies they always assume that you got the wind to your backs.
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    The medical benefit packages with all three choices seem to be lacking. And with Obamacare on the way out you may want to factor in the cost of good health care. The chances of a fisticuffs, stabbing or loss of limb appear high.

    None of them come with a 401k either.

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    Here I am about to retire from the military and don't know what I want to do when I grow up yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine View Post
    just need to figure out how to finance that

    OH that reminds me......gotta call the unemployment claims hotline.......not the ideal solution, but whaddayagonnado.
    Get on it. I'm not positive about this and it may vary from State to State but I think you are eligible for xx weeks and the clock starts on xx when you become unemployed not when you get around to filing.

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