Any regrets? - page 2

Hi, I'm a freshman in college studying for nursing. I've given this career a lot of thought but I still have my reservations, partially due to all the negative comments on here. I don't want to... Read More

  1. by   ♪♫ in my ♥
    Quote from jromano
    I envision myself with a federal or government backed job, most likely in law enforcement. Ideally after a few years of police work, I'll join the ranks of the FBI or other high agency. Whether it takes 5, 10, or 20 years to reach this position if ever, so be it. I could at the very least go into work happy each day. I'll start pursuing a degree in criminal justice with a minor in sociology as a step in this direction.
    I'd suggest that you seriously consider getting a degree in accounting. The FBI is all over the accounting grads. Remember what took down Al Capone? Taxes...

    The FBI is seriously involved in tracking drug money, terror money, and mob money. If you really want to become an FBI agent, a degree in accounting is a great way to get there.

    You could even consider a double-major, what you being so smart and all :spin: (I hope that last part came off as good-natured teasing, not as jerky).

    You're a sharp cookie for an 18-year-old.
  2. by   EmmaG
    OOoooh. Good advice, heart. Language, too, I'd think.
  3. by   ♪♫ in my ♥
    Quote from jromano
    There's plenty of time to be conservative when I'm in my 60's....and leader of the world (the sad thing is, i was only half-joking there)
    I hope you mean sad because you realize that it doesn't really take a great person to be a leader and not because you think you shouldn't aim high and dream big...

    My problem as an 18-year-old was not being willing to go after things but rather just accept what was handed to me.
  4. by   clee1
    I have done alot of things (careers/jobs) in my lifetime, and NONE have been more frustrating - and at the same time, INTENSELY rewarding - as nursing.

    Coworkers, managers, and administrators will PI$$ you off royally - but that one "terminal" patient that gets up and walks out well; or the family member that is truly grateful for the care you gave their loved one, will FAR outweigh the inevitable headaches you will encounter.
  5. by   jromano
    Quote from ♪♫ in my ♥
    I hope you mean sad because you realize that it doesn't really take a great person to be a leader
    I wish I could use that cover. I meant that its distressing how bullheaded I am in chasing goals no matter how ridiculous or unrealistic. I've been trying to learn to play the guitar off and on for 4yrs now and still haven't really come to grips that music isn't one my strong points. While this stubbornness can be spun either way as a strength or a weakness, ultimately, I feel it's one of the features that distinguishes me from the pack.
  6. by   ♪♫ in my ♥
    Quote from jromano
    I wish I could use that cover. I meant that its distressing how bullheaded I am in chasing goals no matter how ridiculous or unrealistic. I've been trying to learn to play the guitar off and on for 4yrs now and still haven't really come to grips that music isn't one my strong points. While this stubbornness can be spun either way as a strength or a weakness, ultimately, I feel it's one of the features that distinguishes me from the pack.
    PM me if you'd like to hear of a self-study guitar course that I wholly endorse. And I'd "played at" guitar for a whole lot longer than you have.

    Tenacity is a good thing; stubbornness has a more negative connotation. At least spin it in your favor

    Seriously, about the FBI thing, check it out. My bro is an accountant and was recruited by the FBI, until they realized that he's got the vision of Elmer Fudd.

    Best of luck to you, jromano.
  7. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from ♪♫ in my ♥
    My bro is an accountant and was recruited by the FBI, until they realized that he's got the vision of Elmer Fudd.
    and what is so howwibwy wong being elmer???
    (stop that, weswie!!!)

    leslie
  8. by   ♪♫ in my ♥
    Quote from earle58
    and what is so howwibwy wong being elmer???
    (stop that, weswie!!!)

    leslie
  9. by   suzy253
    Quote from earle58
    and what is so howwibwy wong being elmer???
    (stop that, weswie!!!)

    leslie
    You nut, you!!! :spin:
  10. by   jromano
    Quote from ♪♫ in my ♥
    Seriously, about the FBI thing, check it out. My bro is an accountant and was recruited by the FBI, until they realized that he's got the vision of Elmer Fudd.

    Best of luck to you, jromano.
    Thank you for the kind wishes. Now that you mention it, I'm not quite Elmer Fudd but my vision isn't perfect, about 20/40 uncorrected, hopefully that won't have an impact. I'll check into accounting, I saw it was listed as a wanted position on the FBI's website.
  11. by   suanna
    Can give yourself most of the positive strokes you need to be happy in your career? Any problem with working weekends, holidays, nights. Can you say no to guilt trips from your employed and peers when you need a day off to recharge? Do you have a high tolerance for inane rules, working with inadequate equipment, incompetent support services and uncaring management.
    Great job security, decent pay, fair benifits, and every now and then you go home feeling you did something special.- It beats washing dishes most of the time.

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