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Career

a: Career ~
b: Collecting Chickens

What: "I recently heard a great story from a friend. Seems he once had a summer job working on a farm, where some people had the job of moving live chickens from one place to another. They had to collect 4 live chickens, 2 under each arm, and take them from one place to another. My friend said that quite often he'd watch someone who got ahold of 4 chickens, started to move them, and then lost control of one chicken and it got away. In almost every case, they would start chasing after the one they dropped, and in the process they almost always lost control of the other three. They ended up with no chickens at all, starting all over again."

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Writer: Lisa M. Balbes
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Date: Oct 27 2009 12:11 AM


Career

a: Career ~
b: Brick House

What:

"My career is like a brick house, I spent much time and energy to make it solid, but as the neighborhood has changed, I have found it difficult to add on".


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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 3 2017 12:22 PM



a: My career ~
b: a blender of fresh fruit

What:

"My career is like a blender of fresh fruit," one interviewee said, echoing the ebullience that we heard again and again, "because I do so many different things at the same time. Each has a distinct flavor but mixes well into a symphony of great taste."


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Writer: Brianna Caza
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Date: Jul 30 2015 5:59 PM



a: My career ~
b: a dog

What:

"My career is like a dog. Sometimes it comes when you call. Sometimes it gets up in your lap. Sometimes it rolls over. Sometimes it just won't do anything. In recent years it has been walking on its hind legs, doing cartwheels and even singing in tune."


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Writer: Tom Waits
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Date: Jul 30 2015 6:06 PM



a: my career ~
b: a car stuck in the mud

What:

"I have metaphors, such as my career is like a car stuck in the mud, and when I look at myself, I see a self-absorbed person looking back, but with much of his face missing. "


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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Jul 30 2015 6:09 PM



a: My career ~
b: a quilt

What:

"My career is like a quilt. Some parts are wool that was really itchy; other parts are cashmere wow, that's fantastic. But I've conditioned myself to not get too attached to every character I play. Otherwise I'd be in Bellevue right now."


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Writer: Alanna Ubach
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Date: Jul 30 2015 6:10 PM


Move Here And Move There......

a: Career managment ~
b: a game of Hopscotch

What: "An increasing number of professionals are playing a sort of career hopscotch by their own rules. Instead of staying with one company or even following a traditional linear career path, these mavericks are hopping from one career path to another -- from sales to accounting to management -- and from retailing to manufacturing to transportation and logistics. They're moving up the ladder in one organization, then hopping to a lesser position in another company...because the new position offers new and different challenges and opportunities. From the outside, this pattern could look like fear of success, but it's actually the Frank Sinatra refrain: 'I'll do it my way.'"

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Writer: Roger E. Herman
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Apr 7 2013 8:07 PM



a: Career transition ~
b: a death

What: "So in a way, a career transition is like a death. The death of a job, the death of a lifestyle and the death of a mindset. And I remember all of the stages of grieving manifesting themselves."

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Writer: Scott Ginsberg
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Date: Oct 10 2013 6:56 PM



a: career in biotech ~
b: roller coaster ride

What:

"Which leads me to my final lesson: a career in biotech is like a roller coaster ride - lots of twists and bumps, and may even turn you upside down! But what a great ride it is!"


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Writer: Laura Hales, PhD
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Date: Mar 16 2014 3:35 PM



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