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Friday, June 02, 2006

Whatever You Start Out For, May Just Well Not Be Where You End Up (Part 2)

My brother’s first major in college was Biology but after the first semester of his freshman year he decided it wasn't what he wanted and he switched to Business Administration. He finally graduated with a Marketing Major. When he came out of the service he had a hard time finding a job and he ended up working in retail at a couple of large department stores. He was very unhappy in both those jobs.

Then one day I saw a small article in one of those free little local papers they throw in your driveway. It was about classes starting at a local college for certification to be a Health Inspector. I called my brother up and told him about it since this was what he had done in the Army. He went right away and registered. Being that he had been in the Service, had that training, plus the initial science courses, he had no trouble being accepted into the program even thought it had already started. Upon completion of the course, he got a job working for a couple of local health departments for about a year and a half. Then he went on to work for the New Jersey State Department of Health for 25 years before retiring in July 2002. He even went back during his years of work and completed his Master's in Environmental Health Studies.

So . . . I guess it just goes to show that you may very well not end up where you thought you would, and that when life takes a turn, it could be for a reason you just don't know yet . . . and something that you learned and thought you'd never use, may later come in handy and provide you with your life’s occupation!

P.S. - Oh, and at his retirement luncheon (with all the big bosses), I made sure to take credit for his 25 year career. Hee-Hee

Copyright © 2006 Deborah Sharp Loeb


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