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I've been trying to figure out what to do with my life since college graduation. Thinking it's going to be journalism and maybe teaching later on.

Interested to hear what you all do and what your career stories are... also if you're out at your job or not, and how you figured out or knew if you were going to tell coworkers.

At my current job - just something to pay the bills atm - I'm not really making an effort to really talk to people that much. Some of them seem conservative enough that I might feel like lying and saying I have a boyfriend if it comes up in conversation... annoyingly had to turn down a couple numbers from weirdo men.

I've been trying to figure out what to do with my life since college graduation. Thinking it's going to be journalism and maybe teaching later on. Interested to hear what you all do and what your career stories are... also if you're out at your job or not, and how you figured out or knew if you were going to tell coworkers. At my current job - just something to pay the bills atm - I'm not really making an effort to really talk to people that much. Some of them seem conservative enough that I might feel like lying and saying I have a boyfriend if it comes up in conversation... annoyingly had to turn down a couple numbers from weirdo men.

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I’m retired now. I never had much ambition about my career. I just wanted a good enough job to support myself so that I could do my art and activism. So I was a pink, and then white collar worker.

My advice to a young person now is: find a job that pays you more than you spend. Save your money and buy commercial real estate, or shares in a REIT. Make money the way that rich people do: collecting rent. Use the money you get for good: support women, give your friends gifts, produce cultural events for yourself and your friends.