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    What would you be doing today if you hadn't chosen LE or the kind of work you're doing?

    If you hadn't chosen LE or the kind of work you're doing today, what other line of work would you probably be doing today? This applies to retirees as well, those who made a career in LE or retired from another kind of work or profession. Do you think you've made, or did make the right decision?
    Instead of state LE I would have most likely retired from federal LE. When I went from city LE to state LE I was offered a job with the federal Govt. and turned it down because my wife didn't want to move to NY.
    Even though I'm probably getting a lttle less retirement benefits, I'm satisfied with the decision I made.

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    I'd probably be working for the IT department at my aunt's brokerage firm.
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    I would be a physician. I made the right decision because I love what I do.




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    I would have probably gone into paramedicine and worked for an ambulance service, or gone to school for something in medicine, nursing maybe, and gone that route.
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    I have always wanted to be a L.E. Officer, but if I hadnt done this, my career would have been in Computers or porn star.. But I also want to own a sucessful business, which is why I started Baumshoe L.E. Supply

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmur5074 View Post
    I would have probably gone into paramedicine and worked for an ambulance service, or gone to school for something in medicine, nursing maybe, and gone that route.
    I could see you being a Nurse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    I could see you being a Nurse.
    I believe the term you are looking for is Murse.
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    Before Law Enforcement I managed businesses, I would probably still being doing that.
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    I'd probably be doing farming and ranching
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    I would probably have served as a handmaiden of capitalism by becoming a corporate consultant or investment banker right after college like most of my college classmates did. By now I'd either be a millionaire donating huge amounts of money to Democratic campaigns to try to assuage my guilt about being rich, or have jumped off the nearest skyscraper at the first sign of a stock market crash. So it's probably for the best that I didn't go that route.

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    I haven't the slightest idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    I would probably have served as a handmaiden of capitalism by becoming a corporate consultant or investment banker right after college like most of my college classmates did. By now I'd either be a millionaire donating huge amounts of money to Democratic campaigns to try to assuage my guilt about being rich, or have jumped off the nearest skyscraper at the first sign of a stock market crash. So it's probably for the best that I didn't go that route.
    Hmm, speaking of jumping off a skyscraper and donating huge sums of money to democratic campaigns.
    People could be doing that if Obama's elected commander in chief in November.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    I haven't the slightest idea.
    Me either, I was working for a Temp Agency when I found my current job.

    Borderline unemployed, I'm sure the Agency would have found something for me by now.


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    Wow! Definately try my hand at a playboy centerfold... That's still on my list of things to try to do when I retire (if they'll even entertain the idea of a 48 yr old! lol) But, its a dream of mine, so its worth a shot, to at least get in the mag. And to think, I couldve been a girl next door! lol I personally think that would eb awesome...

    however, being as artsty-fartsy-girlie-girl as I am... I like to decorate, so maybe an interior designer or professional cake decorator. Or a chef.. but then again.. I love to cook because I WANT TO for friends & family... if i HAD to do it everyday, I may not like it at all...

    i guess id be good at nursing, because i liek to help people.. but I hate needles w. a passion. Part of the reason why my sister hasn't laid any ink on me yet... (she's a tt artist) plus, I want to be 100% sure what i want before i get it... i dont want to regret getting one
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    I loved working as a Detention Deputy, I looked around for a lot of years before I found the thing I loved doing. I may try to get back into it once I move and get settled.

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    I'd probably be a hose dragger. I was working part time in both areas for a few years until an opportunity arose.
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    Probably would have retired from the United States Navy. The military in general or firefighting would have appeal to me if I was young and picking a career.
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    I would do consultations for Dr 90210.
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