Signs that you made a dumb career move

August 20, 2011

Blog Guy, your career advice is very useful, especially your tips on possible indicators that we may have taken the wrong career path at some point. Thanks to your last one, my brother got out of the bee-wearing profession.

Thanks. Here’s a tip that a surprising number of young urban professionals tend to overlook, what with their busy schedules.

If you find yourself flat on your stomach and you can’t get up, look over your shoulder. If there is a 3,000 pound bull on your back, then maybe you actually should have READ the questions on your Career Aptitude Test before answering them.

Uh-oh, that one hits pretty close to home, Blog Guy. I myself was lured by a pamphlet called, “The Exciting Life of the Matador,” and once I saw the sissy outfits and stupid hats, I was hooked.

Yes, know, I hear that from people all the time.

So if I see the 3,000 pound bull on my back, what else should I watch for?

Fresh blood on his horns may be a warning of more serious problems. It’s probably nothing, but consult your physician to be safe.

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Top and right: Spanish matador Ivan Fandino is pushed to the ground by a bull during a bullfight at the Begona Festival in Gijon, northern Spain, August 10, 2011.

Left: Mexican matador Diego Silveti is pushed to the ground by a bull during a bullfight at the Begona Festival in Gijon, northern Spain August 12, 2011.

REUTERS photos by Eloy Alonso

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3000 lbs? Wow. That’s a lotta bull!

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Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

Ooooh! Career Aptitude Tests for those of us with a right brain/left brain thing going on. Among other oddities…
Creative and good with people? Mortuary Science: applying make up to the, um, customer. Put on a happy face.

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Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Looks like an even poorer career choice(?) for the bull.
Nice to see a bull get a few licks in (3rd pic).

Posted by hoopsnake | Report as abusive

“Pushed to the ground”. That’s a nice euphemism.

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Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

2 pics from Gijon! Is this the next Krasnoyarsk?

Posted by grok | Report as abusive

Ivan incredible pain in my butt! Oh, it’s a bull.

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Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

I have horns, you know. I also have a halo. I take my halo out and play with it. I can even toss it from horn to horn.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

english chap: I say dear boy it seems you are having a bull-ey of a day hip hip stiff upper lip and all.

pick up your wicket and play some cricket
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Posted by Wheelz2 | Report as abusive

photo #1 – Ivan seems to be saying, “this is just a misunderstanding! I can explain everything if you’ll just give me a chance.”

photo #2 – the bull, being more forgiving, is trying to roll Ivan over so they can converse face to face. The bull wants Ivan to look him in the eye when they talk.

photo #3 – Diego is trying to avoid the cow lick 😀

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

I am so glad someone is getting his payback..

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

“So if I see the 3,000 pound bull on my back, what else should I watch for?”

The wall. Don’t get between the bull and the wall, that hurts a LOT.

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