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|Rachel:||Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to get back to work … I am planning to change my careers, so I will have to go back to school this year.|
|Tom:||It’s not easy to switch to another field, eh? I guess you really have to look before you leap – study the market, check the industry outlook, and all that…|
|Rachel:||Yes, it’s far from easy, but I did my homework and consulted with a career counsellor, so I am taking a calculated risk.|
|Tom:||That’s excellent! It’s good to stay on the safe side to avoid disappointment. I remember myself starting a business from scratch many years ago, and I had to risk my neck to be able to afford all the tools and equipment. I am glad it turned out well, though.|
|Rachel:||I can imagine! I am applying to a number of colleges across the country because it is very competitive nowadays. I can’t count on one program offered in the province.|
|Tom:||For sure, that would be like putting all your eggs in one basket. I guess it is going to work out for you anyway because you can easily relocate if needed.|
|Rachel:||Exactly, I have neither close family, nor stable job here, so I have nothing to lose.|
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