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Old 07-31-2011, 10:56 AM   #11
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I'm 49 and still don't know what I want to be when I grow up.

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Old 07-31-2011, 10:56 AM   #12
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just one warning: your wife and daughter will be sacrificing right along side you, but they won't have the benefit of doing what they love to make them happy.

keep that in mind and do what's right for them first.

May your kilt be short enough to do a jig, but long enough to cover your Lucky Charms.
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:16 AM   #13
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I'd stay where you are for as long and you're making that good money and sock as much away as you can while the sun shines. Not only is restaurant work hard, the hours are very, very hard on marriage and family. And if you own a restaurant, you may never see children again except for a quick peek while they're sleeping until they're old enough to take into the family business. Then, if your company goes Tango Uniform, you'll have enough money to start working on a second career. As someone mentioned, you can do IT in a food related business to get a feel for whether you want the degree of blood, sweat and tears (not to mention relative poverty) cooking for a living will mean.

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