I have decided to switch careers out of the IT industry. I believe I could be doing something of much more worth to people and actually help things .
So with that I have decided to get into social care and project work. Starting at the bottom as I will need to earn a few new qualifications including a Bachelors in social work , but this is something I must do.
I have discussed it with my wife and we both agree .
So this will be an amazing pay cut , I will have to deal with abusive people and the abused(so no change there then)
and my life at times may be a living hell whilst doing this.
I could though , look at myself in the mirror and feel proud that I am trying to make a difference.
The wages cut is insane , for example a Systems admin can earn around 50-120 thousand a year(less for juniors)
for the Social spectrum we are talking 14-30 thousand (30 being management)
You know what though , I do not care about that. I will miss being able to buy lots of pointless shite , but I think we can cope .
I feel really at peace and like I am doing the right thing , something I haven't felt in a while.
It will mean me moving back to Aberdeen or so , but I can handle that and my wife has been pushing us to move for ages.
Welcome to the first day of my new life, nothing set in stone , I still have my job(I wont for much longer as the company is shutting down anyway , giving me a good excuse ) but i Will begin looking tomorrow .
Today is for beer , 6 cans of lovely German beer and I am going to drink the lot and get a little tipsy