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    Job/work situation - 9-5 just isnt cutting it anymore...

    I can't even believe I'm saying this now, after 8 years of higher education followed by a intense desire to climb the career ladder....but dammit, I just don't WANT to work 9-5pm everyday. I feel clausterphobic and depressed even thinking about having a corporate life (I`m an investment banker), tied to a computer and cubicle with little or no natural sunlight. I want something different, something just....more.

    Has anyone else experienced this since going Primal......

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennachica View Post
    I can't even believe I'm saying this now, after 8 years of higher education followed by a intense desire to climb the career ladder....but dammit, I just don't WANT to work 9-5pm everyday. I feel clausterphobic and depressed even thinking about having a corporate life (I`m an investment banker), tied to a computer and cubicle with little or no natural sunlight. I want something different, something just....more.

    Has anyone else experienced this since going Primal......
    I've had that my entire working career. Maybe you're just burnt? Investment banking isn't an easy thing especially now. I used to work for a brokerage so I can sympathize to an extent.
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    i've never really been interested in the 9-5 office thing (even though that's similar to what i do now), but i've noticed my distaste for it even more since going primal. i'm finding that keeping myself active enough outside of work helps get me through the day, but i'm always looking for something a little more exciting. i've been interviewing for more desky-type jobs lately, but i'm holding out for a white mountains sherpa job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennachica View Post
    I can't even believe I'm saying this now, after 8 years of higher education followed by a intense desire to climb the career ladder....but dammit, I just don't WANT to work 9-5pm everyday. I feel clausterphobic and depressed even thinking about having a corporate life (I`m an investment banker), tied to a computer and cubicle with little or no natural sunlight. I want something different, something just....more.

    Has anyone else experienced this since going Primal......
    I've never been the corporate type. Even though I've worked a desk job the last 10 years it's been in the music business so it's much more laid back than your average corporate culture. I now freelance but for the same company that I worked for before, which is a brilliant thing about computers. Is it possible for you to telecommute or freelance? This is a happy medium for me. I can set my own hours as long as I get the work done. If I want to do my shopping in the afternoon, go to the park, get out and move around, I can. Since I'm at home I can eat when and what I want, start early and put in hours after dinner. And I bought a laptop specifically to be able to get out of the house. Most of downtown has free wi-fi so I'm planning on looking for a park that I can use as an office. I work in coffee shops sometimes as well on those occasions when I feel like I'm gonna go crazy if I don't see another face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennachica View Post
    I can't even believe I'm saying this now, after 8 years of higher education followed by a intense desire to climb the career ladder....but dammit, I just don't WANT to work 9-5pm everyday. I feel clausterphobic and depressed even thinking about having a corporate life (I`m an investment banker), tied to a computer and cubicle with little or no natural sunlight. I want something different, something just....more.

    Has anyone else experienced this since going Primal......
    It's why I want to be a professor. Academic schedule; no 9-5 bullshit.
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    Become a stay at home mom. Some days I would KILL for 9-5
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    "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - my daughter Age 7

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    I love being a 9-5'er. That job pays my bills, provides me with health care benefits and a pension, and keeps a roof over my head. Now, outside those hours? I do anything but that job! I'm single, so there's only my income to make ends meet on and it can be tight, but having a steady paycheque is a huge relief. I didn't always have that. Outside of those hours though, my time is mine and I enjoy myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griff View Post
    It's why I want to be a professor. Academic schedule; no 9-5 bullshit.
    Same here...I want to be a math prof

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    ... wait, you're an i-banker and you work 9-5?! you don't work 80 hours a week??

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    There's a great success story in the website (I don't think it's in the forum) of a young guy who gave up his corporate job and joined the Peace Corps, moving to a remote island in the Pacific, who began to live a very primal lifestyle. It was a very appealing story for me!
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