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"But what ever possessed you to become a gastroenterologist?"
"I got married once - to avoid writing."
Tags:writer, writers, author, authors, literary aspiration, literary aspirations, novelist, novelists, novel, novels, married life, married couple, married couples, romance, romances, distraction, distractions, husband, husbands, wife, wives, career, careers, career path, career paths, career choice, career choices
"I'm highly respected in my field, should I choose to pursue it."
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"It came with the job."
Tags:job, jobs, demon, demons, devil, devils, devil on shoulder, devil on shoulders, career, careers, career choice, career choices, wrong career, wrong careers, moral, morals, morality, immoral, immorality, daemon, daemons, evil, corporate job, corporate jobs, big corporation, giant corporation, giant corporations, corporate giant, briefcase, briefcases, white collar job, white collar jobs, guilt, guilty, guilty conscience
"I was great in high school."
"Two roads diverged in a wood and I... I... I..."
Tags:life choices, career choices, big decision, big decisions, bad decision, bad decisions, mistake, mistakes, regret, regrets, regretful, pilot, pilots, commercial pilot, commercial pilots, chimney sweep, chimney sweeps, chimney-sweep, chimney-sweeps, road diverged, paths diverged, social climbing, social climber, social climbers
"Here's my card. Give me a call if you ever need a barfly."
Tags:barfly, barflies, businessman, businessmen, entrepreneur, entrepreneurs, freelancer, freelancers, freelancing, do what you love, doing what you love, drunk, drunks, drunkard, drunkards, boozer, boozers, boozehound, boozehounds, business card, business cards, drunken, career, careers, career choice, career choices, alcoholic, alcoholics, alcoholism
"I'll stop when it isn't fun anymore."
"If I've accomplished little, it's because I have giants standing on my shoulders."
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"I'd like your honest, unbiased and possibly career-ending opinion on something."
Tags:work, working, worker, workers, job, jobs, office, offices, workplace, workplaces, business, businesses, businessman, businessmen, manager, management, managers, managing, office life, office culture, office worker, office workers, choice, choices, dilemma, dilemmas, opinion, opinions, honesty, honest, unbiased, career choices, pressure, pressured, high pressure, high pressure choice, high pressure choices
"We're all just as excited as we can be about your choice for lunch, sir!"
Tags:lunch, lunches, eating out, dining out, wait staff, waiting staff, waiter, waiters, expensive restaurant, expensive restaurants, career choice, career choices, public figure, public figures, lunch option, intrude, intruding, intrusive, enthusiastic, enthusiasm, overenthusiastic, tip, tips, customer service
"You know what I'd like to try someday? Landlubbing."
"While we've got the chance, Dad, we'd like to thank you for these little glimpses of you we've had through the years!"
Tags:child, children, kid, kids, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, father, fathers, fatherhood, dad, dads, absent, missing, work-a-holic, work-a-holics, overtime, working overtime, busy, too busy, work, working, job, jobs, career, career choices, family, families, broken family, broken families, money, rich, riches, money can't buy happiness, money vs. family, divorce, divorced, separate, separated, split, non-custodial, custody, relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, limo, limos, limousine, limousines
"Look, life is nasty, brutish, and short, but you knew that when you became a caveman."
Tags:cavemen, thomas hobbes, depression, sadness, caveman, neanderthal, neanderthals, prehistoric, prehistory, hobbes, quote, quotes, quotation, life is nasty, brutish, short, philosopher, philosophers, philosophy, cave men, cave man, occupation, occupations, career, careers, career choice, career choices, mankoff
"Half of me loves being a pirate, and half of me regrets it."
Tags:pirate, pirates, yarr, peg leg, peg legs, hook, hooks, hook hand, pirate captain, amputate, amputations, half and half, half, halfs, limbs, blown off, blown-off, missing limb, missing limbs, body bits, limb, loss of limb, amputated, pirate captain, play on words, word play, word-play, pirate ship, pirateer, privateer, privateers, buccaneer, buccaneers, career, careers, career choice, career choices, career change, change career
"I miss that sense of fulfillment that I had when I was part of a plague."
Tags:fulfilment, fulfillment, job satisfaction, life satisfactions, community spirit, the community spirit, plague, plagues, plague of frogs, moses, the old testament, the bible, the torah, plagues of egypt, christianity, judaism, the 10 plagues, the ten plagues, the 2nd plague, the second plague, life choices, career choices
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"How did a guy like you ever get into a business like this?"
Tags:tortures, torturers, wrong line of work, wrong lines of work, line of work, career, careers, career choice, career choices, nice, nice guy, nice guys, torture chambers, interrogate, interrogates, interrogation, interrogations, enhanced interrogation, career change, career changes, immoral, immorality, unethical, finger shadow, finger shadows, shadow puppet, shadow puppets, shadow puppetry
"My youngest is at the age when she can barely comprehend cost effective analysis."
Tags:offices, office worker, office workers, kid, kids, child, childhood, growing up, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, nepotism, nepotist, nepotists, work experience, cost effective analysis, learning, child labour, child labor, learn, learning, career, careers, career choices, career choice, imitate, imitating, imitation
"We can't offer you the satisfaction of a gratifying career, but how does a paid week off and dental sound?"
Lifeguard with barely any experience. . .
"So where do you see yourself in five months?"
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Tapeworm Existential Crisis
"You teach? How did you become interested in knowledge?"