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Career, Do It For Love Or Money? – Daily Dilemma [POLL]

The “Daily Dilemma” on the Sean and Richie Show is featured every weekday morning at 6:40am. We and the listeners take on someone’s problems and try to offer different perspectives. Now, these don’t have to be huge problems- it could just be something bothering you or a friend, or it could be some little thing you and another just can’t agree on. If you have a dilemma to share we’d love to hear it just e-mail us here at the show.

Here is today’s dilemma:

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I am really at a loss here and I could use the opinions of some people who don’t know me.

I recently graduated from college with a degree in Computer Science. I have been going to graduate school for a couple of semesters in the same field. I’ve got a part time job in that field and the money is good.

I have come to realize, I hate programming. Not that I dislike it, I absolutely DESPISE it. I put it off for as long as possible, I don’t want to learn a new language every year, and I just want to quit graduate school. So here’s where I’m at,I have always had an interest in Law enforcement and I have been working in that field part time for the last couple of years.I absolutely love it. The problem is, the starting pay in an IT job would be more than twice what I would make in law enforcement.

I really don’t want to get a job doing IT stuff at all. But people don’t understand why I would turn down that kind of money after I have the qualifications. I feel like I would be failing, since I wouldn’t be able to provide my family with an “easier” lifestyle.

I’m really lost, but I don’t think I can keep doing what I’m doing, I’m getting really depressed about it.

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