First of all, my hats off to those of you who regularly post on this
group. It's been a great place to dig for answers to many of my
woodworking questions. Thanks everyone!
Ok, onto my post. I'll try to keep this brief...
I'm seriously thinking about leaving my current job, moving back to
Canada (my home country), entering a 6 month Joinery/Cabinetmaking
Entry Level Trades Training program, and starting an new career in that
field. At the moment I'm wait-listed for the program, so it's only a
matter of time before the day comes when the ball will begin to roll.
I have very little apprehension about the career change as my current
job was only ever supposed to be temporary (1 year of teaching English
overseas has turned into 6) and I was never that interested in it from
Woodworking is something that I've always enjoyed and have been doing
since I was very young. So after I recently turned 30 I realized, "this
is it...life is passing me by and it's time I got started on a career
that I'd love as opposed to something that is only there to pay the
Enough about me. Who I really want to hear from are those of you who
have been working in the field as professional cabinetmakers, CNC
operators, wooden boat builders, etc. I'm curious about your thoughts
on your careers, job-satisfaction, apprenticeships, job related health
concerns, working conditions, and anything else you might care to
share. Of course any advice or questions on fine tuning my career
would also be greatly appreciated.
Looking forward to reading your replies...