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#445712 - 10/24/05 04:34 PM Re: did you want to be a banker?
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I never actually had the goal of being a banker. It was something I just fell into... If I could do it all over again, I'd have been the heavy weight champion of the world (probably not due to the fact that I can't fight worth beans, but a man can dream)....
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#445713 - 10/24/05 05:32 PM Re: did you want to be a banker?
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If I could do it all over again, I will be a screenwriter and movie director. Which, I have been doing in my spare time and plan to film in the spring.




Anon because I don't want anyone associating my silly dreams with the day-to-day reality I work in.

I too, wish to be a screenwriter and have been working very hard on script for the last few months. I've found that the book "Story" by Robert McKee has helped me out a lot in terms of organizing and focusing my thoughts.

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#445714 - 10/24/05 05:33 PM Re: did you want to be a banker?
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Never wanted to be in Banking (although my degree is in Finance). I worked in the clothing industry doing product development and merchandising for surf, skate and snowboarding clothes and accessories. I loved it and that's what I wanted to do with my life. But, somewhere out there, some idiots decided it would be a good idea to fly jetliners into buildings, thus sending the retail market into a downward spiral. Long story short: I got laid off. A friend of mine was a loan processor and the real estate boom was just beginning, the bank she worked for needed help, I needed a job...and I have been with it ever since. This is definitely not what I had planned for my life. But it has brought about some good things and I can see paths within banking that I would be interested in taking. Let's see how it turns out!
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#445715 - 10/24/05 05:36 PM Re: did you want to be a banker?
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*sigh*

Never wanted to be in Banking (although my degree is in Finance). I worked in the clothing industry doing product development and merchandising for surf, skate and snowboarding clothes and accessories. I loved it and that's what I wanted to do with my life. But, somewhere out there, some idiots decided it would be a good idea to fly jetliners into buildings, thus sending the retail market into a downward spiral. Long story short: I got laid off. A friend of mine was a loan processor and the real estate boom was just beginning, the bank she worked for needed help, I needed a job...and I have been with it ever since. This is definitely not what I had planned for my life. But it has brought about some good things and I can see paths within banking that I would be interested in taking. Let's see how it turns out!





wow... i want to make clothes and purses and shoes, and have a fragrance i love fashion, and the industry!!!sounds kinda like we have something in common wanna go into busines together LOL
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#445716 - 10/24/05 05:36 PM Re: did you want to be a banker?
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Hmmmmm Gatto your avatar and my boss should have a "meeting" if you know what I mean.
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#445717 - 10/24/05 05:45 PM Re: did you want to be a banker?
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Nunzeo - I have considered it several times over the years. I would like to open a shop. I am also a seamstress, a pattern-maker, a jewelry designer and have a few other talents that would lend themselves well to going into that type of business for myself. The major stumbling block for me is my irritating sense of responsibility. I am a single mother of a small child so I cannot go traipsing off and putting myself and my finances at risk. *sigh again*

Builder Chick - let me know the time and place and I'll make sure my avatar is there. Maybe I will go into the hit-(wom)man profession!
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#445718 - 10/24/05 06:57 PM Re: did you want to be a banker?
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I just took a teller job for the bankers hours while putting my husband through grad school. I have three years left and then I'm free!!!
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#445719 - 10/24/05 07:01 PM Re: did you want to be a banker?
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Kick butt avatar, chica!

Pixie

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#445720 - 10/24/05 07:05 PM Re: did you want to be a banker?
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Yes, I believe I have always wanted to be a banker. I used to balance my mothers checkbook as a toddler, and oh, the times she would take me through the drive through, I'd swoon. I did my 4th grade book report on an article about finance trends in Kiplinger's. Hmmm, those were the days.

And now here I am, my life so fufilled. I thank God every day for the blessings he has bestowed upon me in granting my longest held desire of being.....a compliance officer.

*sigh*

Pixiesprite

(that was for entertainment purposes only)

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#445721 - 10/24/05 07:13 PM Re: did you want to be a banker?
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Well, I am not actually a banker anymore, I am on the software side now, but all I did to become one was to walk into a branch and apply for a job. I was quite literally hired on the spot (wasn't quite done the application) and 10 months later was the assistant manager of the branch.

I guess 7 years as a gas station attendant wasn't completely wasted.

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#445722 - 10/24/05 07:40 PM Re: did you want to be a banker?
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Kick butt avatar, chica!

Pixie




Thanks lady! I got it from a friend on another board.
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#445723 - 10/24/05 07:42 PM Re: did you want to be a banker?
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No. I started part-time to help me through college, then made a big mistake and went full-time, quitting college. That was 26 years ago and I do regret it.

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#445724 - 10/24/05 07:44 PM Re: did you want to be a banker?
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I work 37 hours a week and do night school, This upcoming semester though I'm scaling back to 26 hours and going to do regular school. I'll only have 1.5 years left, then I get to find a real job in the forensic science field! I rule

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#445725 - 10/24/05 07:52 PM Re: did you want to be a banker?
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I guess my story is too common. I took a job as a teller while I figured out what to do with my life, plus pay some bills and school loans off. 13 years later, I'm still trying to figure it out.

If I could do it over again, I would probably move to New York and try my hand in acting or writing, or try and break into the advertising business. But I won't complain, banking has been very good to me.
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#445726 - 10/24/05 07:55 PM Re: did you want to be a banker?
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Kick butt avatar, chica!

Pixie




Thanks lady! I got it from a friend on another board.




Alot of cats hanging around here lately- someone must love those beastly things.

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#445727 - 10/24/05 08:01 PM Re: did you want to be a banker?
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ZGuy20, What are you going to do in the forensics field? My husband is a forensic entomologist.
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#445728 - 10/24/05 08:06 PM Re: did you want to be a banker?
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Either the chemical side (i.e.) Toxicology reports. Or determining actual cause of death. I'm gonna Minor with a CJ degree (hopefully) so I want to do something with law enforcement

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#445729 - 10/24/05 08:07 PM Re: did you want to be a banker?
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Never even thought about banking, when asked in grade school all the way through high school what I wanted to be I said an OB Dr. I will be that one day or at the very least an OB Nurse- so watch out world. I am working two jobs, supporting myself and taking online classes until I am enrolled in the Nursing Program. I plan on specializing in OB as a nurse and than taking courses in the "off-time" to further my education. So like Zguy, I rule too!

Banking just kind of happened, I was in customer service, real estate, and than moved 3000 miles and applied at a bank. Hired at entry level and worked my way to the top...oh the top meaning a higher floor. ha! just kidding.
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#445730 - 10/24/05 08:14 PM Re: did you want to be a banker?
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Very cool, NGuy20! I'm very fascinated buy the entire field. You'll defiantly have some good stories to tell when you get into it.
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#445731 - 10/24/05 08:19 PM Re: did you want to be a banker?
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Yeah hopefully So!

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#445732 - 10/24/05 08:32 PM Re: did you want to be a banker?
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I started out wanting to be in engineering (my first major was in physics) - when that didn't pan out, I switched my major to Business (Econ). My dad told me to apply for a summer job at the local community bank - they moved me around when I came back for breaks (summer, winter, spring, etc) and then hired me after graduation.

The rest as they say, is history.

I'm still trying to break into the film business - I'm hoping to be an extra on Prison Break!!!
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#445733 - 10/24/05 09:02 PM Re: did you want to be a banker?
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I wanted to be a cosmonaut, but I wasn't Russian enough.

I stumbled into the banking profession by sheer happenstance (almost literally starting in the mailroom) and then never left due to sheer laziness. My degree is in history, so I would like to take bits of history, clean and refurbish them, and offer them for sale for a modest markup.

My real dream is to become a history professor automatically without the bothersome details of getting a doctorate or sweating tenure or working at Podunk U. Either that, or own a comic book store. WHICH WOULD BE AWESOME.

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#445734 - 10/24/05 10:04 PM Re: did you want to be a banker?
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When I graduated from college - eons ago - I thought I would work in a YMCA but ended up as a teacher's assistant until the boys came along. I fell into banking when we were having difficulty putting food on the table and bills paid. A good friend and neighbor worked at a bank nearby and I was hired as a New Accounts Representative and secretary to the president. Now the question would be, did I have any experience as either???? No but I needed the job and 23 years later I'm still in banking - go figure
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#445735 - 10/24/05 10:42 PM Re: did you want to be a banker?
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I work 37 hours a week and do night school, This upcoming semester though I'm scaling back to 26 hours and going to do regular school. I'll only have 1.5 years left, then I get to find a real job in the forensic science field! I rule




Forensics, that is so awesome. That is what I want to do so bad. Good luck to you. Maybe me too one day. *sigh*
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#445736 - 10/24/05 10:50 PM Re: did you want to be a banker?
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Thanks! I have a feeling that I'm going to need it!

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