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How do you get out of the vicious cycle of administrative, data entry, call center, and retail jobs?

That seems to be all that's readily available to job seekers nowadays.

Asked By: Chuck Dhue - 1/23/2007
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That entirely depends upon your educational background and more importantly, what it is you want to do instead of such jobs... More
Answered By: blachjakk - 1/23/2007
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Get a college degree in something else.
Answered By: Mindy H - 1/23/2007
 
Go back to school
Answered By: Jfranc1 - 1/23/2007
 
A college degree is the first step. You might still end up in those jobs for a while, but at least that glass ceiling will be removed from above you.
Answered By: M O - 1/23/2007
 
COLLEGE!
Answered By: *TheEloquentOne* - 1/23/2007
 
move to Alberta Canada, their are way way more jobs then people and the wages are super high. plus no sales tax, and very low income tax. you could work in the oil fields for 50+ per hour, or weld in a city for 40 per hour, or deliver appliances for 1500 a week, drive for a courier service in Edmonton for 1500-2500... More
Answered By: lat0ria - 1/23/2007
 
I agree with the first four answers above...education can only help. In addition, what worked for me was joining the Air Force. For me it was the right decision: once I was in the Air Force, I was able to go to grad school, get a bunch of training, see a lot of the world, and meet some great people. And it broke the... More
Answered By: Rusting - 1/23/2007
 
and the number one answer goes to all the people saying go back to school! if you don't like school deal with the jobs readily available. something tells me that if you like school you would of thought of that yourself, so just look up odd jobs online that have nothing to do with paper-pushing
Answered By: dontchawish - 1/23/2007
 
get an education
Answered By: Lewis A - 1/23/2007
 
Plenty of resturant jobs around but that sucks too. If you really enjoyed it, it wouldn't be called work now would it? I have a $40,000 culinary education that means nothing because your come out more trained and disciplined than the actual industry as a whole. There's all kind of work out there, don't be so closed... More
Answered By: 4skyn - 1/23/2007
 
Don't listen to people who say you need a college degree to do something else, that's only true if you want to move up or seek special skill work. What is always true however, is that you will most likely have to seriously apply yourself to a career change if you really want to do something different. You might have to... More
Answered By: xane76 - 1/23/2007
 
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