When quitting is an option

When quitting is an option

Changing careers means tolerating risk, doubt
Todd Threlkeld repairs an oak chair in his workshop in Seattle. Threlkeld quit his teaching job in 2007, figuring he’d be skipping down a new career path within six months. It took almost four years.
Teacher-turned-carpenter Threlkeld left his teaching job in 2007. Discovering woodworking, he said, “felt like I was pulling on a well-made pair of shoes.” Changing careers is not uncommon: Americans typically do it five to seven times in their lives.

When quitting is an option

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Todd Threlkeld repairs an oak chair in his workshop in Seattle. Threlkeld quit his teaching job in 2007, figuring he’d be skipping down a new career path within six months. It took almost four years.
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Teacher-turned-carpenter Threlkeld left his teaching job in 2007. Discovering woodworking, he said, “felt like I was pulling on a well-made pair of shoes.” Changing careers is not uncommon: Americans typically do it five to seven times in their lives.
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