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Exchanging your Office job for working as a craftsman

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Hey,
As the title says I want to know your experiences and thoughts on quitting studying for a well-paid Office Job and instead learn a craftsmanship (for example becoming a carpenter or gardener)

It's something I never even considered because my Family always was focused finishing "Matura" and studying to get a well-paid Job. But after informing myself I came to realize that maybe that's not what would best suit me. To make sure I don't make any decision out of being stressed out with University deadlines I won't decide before finishing the current School year.

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On ‎6‎/‎12‎/‎2018 at 5:47 PM, Philipp said:

Hey,
As the title says I want to know your experiences and thoughts on quitting studying for a well-paid Office Job and instead learn a craftsmanship (for example becoming a carpenter or gardener)

It's something I never even considered because my Family always was focused finishing "Matura" and studying to get a well-paid Job. But after informing myself I came to realize that maybe that's not what would best suit me. To make sure I don't make any decision out of being stressed out with University deadlines I won't decide before finishing the current School year.

I've never studied for an office job but I did go to college to study history. But this was when I thought I wanted to be a history teacher. Turns out I didn't like the idea of working for someone else even if I was getting paid to do so. Then again I've always been stubborn when doing what other people told me to do I did it but not the way they wanted me to do it. I honestly like the idea of being my own boss and being a craftsman of some kind sounds really fun. That or doing something that gives me the opportunity to travel the world and discover new and interesting places.

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Do you have experience in such kind of craftsmanship?

Before you quit your study, maybe you could try to get into a gardening or carpenter internship for a few weeks and see how you like it over time.

I personally would test the waters first before turning my life/career upside down.

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Hey Philipp!

Glad to meet a fellow Austrian guy here ?

Additionally to the previous tips, I would recommend asking questions like...

What would I like to give back to society/other people? (your future clients)

What kind of materials/tools do I want to work with? (the way you create your products)

How/Where can I get a proper education to produce the things I actually would like to produce? (gaining knowledge and experience)

What aspect of my product should be outstanding? (unique, functional, design, easy to produce, cheap, etc.)

 

Not too long ago I was asking myself these questions as well... May I ask what you would study if you decide against working as a craftsman and what kind of school you attended before? This way I'd be able to give you more in-depth advice.

Cheers,

Max

 

 

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