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What if I was not an SAP Consultant.

Hello Friends around the world.

Just to brief you about myself;

11 yrs of SAP experience in consulting core skill being SAP Workflow.

I used to wonder what I would have been, if not an SAP Consultant.

Still do not have an answer, looking for one and would try if I can pursue that.

What is yours? Would be delighted to know, also who knows I might get a hint from your answers.

Enjoy blogging.

Best Run Business, Run SAP.

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  • Best Answer
    Jun 10, 2015 at 02:01 PM
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    Buy a small farm and raise goats. They will eat anything (unlike fussy kids, but surprisingly like teenage boys), they can look very silly but do not fog up the environment with Ax body spray, they give milk (so I could make CHEESE) and their droppings are fertilizer.

    They'd entertain me and my dog.

    They don't give you faulty specifications, they don't complain when the system does what it is supposed to do. They don't give a darn about powerpoint presentations. Goats are rarely on conference calls. And goats and dogs seem like they would get along better than programmers and business analysts.

    Punkt.

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    Jun 05, 2015 at 07:52 AM
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    Definitely a farmer. Actually that is still my plan A - I just got side tracked a bit for a while now.

    Cheers,

    Julius

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    Jun 10, 2015 at 12:53 PM
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    Aditya,

    What a fun question! I already am two other things besides an SAP security and GRC analyst, so when I am ready to retire from SAP work, I expect to do more of them.

    I am a singer, a soprano to be exact. My husband and I both sing on staff at the church he grew up attending. We are also owners of an entertainment business, Dickens Quartet, singing at private parties and corporate events, anywhere our agents book us, during the holidays season. There is a music sample on our web site, DickensQuartet.com

    I also volunteer at the City of Houston's animal shelter, BARC. I am there pretty much every weekend, grooming dogs that are matted and scruffy, and also spending some time with some shy and scared ones, all to get them ready to look and be their best when the doors open to the customers. I look forward to spending more time doing that and also getting involved in animal transport.

    Thanks for starting this thread!

    Gretchen

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  • Jun 10, 2015 at 12:36 PM
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    working in a small shop stocking the grocery shelves, fridges and freezes. Quite nice simple job that got me through school and university.

    I was quite fit and relatively skinny from moving around all the time and lifting coca-cola boxes of 8x2L bottles above my head. Dismantling boxes by punching them was great stress relief. Hit the lolly isle for a sugar high

    I had a great time playing cricket in the back of the fridge with cut out bats from the boxes and ping pong balls (scared the customers a few times when one of us called 4 or 6)

    My shift never went more than 9 hours and there was nothing I could do once I left the shop - so no after hours phone calls.

    Got a diverse bunch of people to chat to so never bored. Great colleagues with tag-team breakfast system (a case of I've functioning on 3 hours sleep after a night out at a club and drinking so I need a meat pie and be left alone before I play human this morning)

    Oh wait we're the question is what would you do instead of SAP. Not what did you do before? Yeah, I got nothing. Still have to figure out what I do at the end of the year when I stop work for bit!

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    • My best effort at cricket was playing French cricket as a kid. Garbage bins were the stumps. Tennis balls instead of cricket balls (no nasty raspberry on legs when you stuff up the bat swing). Hit a car it's a 4 and out. Break a window is a 6 and run.

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  • Jun 10, 2015 at 05:41 PM

    In my case I would have ended up studying meteorology and ended up as a tv weather personality. At this point I would be in mid-size market (probably 50 to 100 DMA ranking), as an evening news forecaster 😊.

    Take care,

    Stephen

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  • Jul 14, 2015 at 08:27 AM

    As a student I paid most of my bills from my activity in equestrian spirts: giving lessons, training horses, some prize money. The rest of the bills were covered by writing and teaching (maths, physics, and -would you believe it? - English). Any of the three would have been an option.

    But I looked around and was sure keeping horse riding as a hobby would keep it more fun (alas, not a hobby you find time for as a consultant..., hence my current weight).

    As a writer, I would probably have starved.

    I almost switched to teaching at UNI, but my 2 subjects (IT and business) where not recognised as full subjects at the time and they asked me to put 2 more on top. And where did that take me?

    To the SCN. Some bad writing, some attempts at teaching, but very few horses...

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  • Jun 10, 2015 at 01:17 PM

    Was going to answer I would work at Panera Bread, but Colleen's post totally made me want to reconsider some career choices. 😊

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  • Jun 10, 2015 at 05:01 PM

    If I was not a SAP analyst, I would have been a typist.

    A typist is told what to type, so he/she can shut off the brain and just take input (through eyes or ears) and let his/her fingers dance on the keyboard. I like that...switch of the brain and keep going.

    Don't get me wrong, (currently) I am a typewriter, even if I am an analyst.

    TW

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  • Jun 10, 2015 at 03:13 PM

    I always thought I really should have been an oceanographer, or some other kind of marine scientist. They spend a lot of time on boats, their offices are -- or should be -- on the coast, they are explorers and perhaps even adventurers of a kind, and who knows, it just might lead to taking a trip in a submersible to the ocean floor, which would be a lot like going into space in many ways. Not to mention, the marine science division of the University of Washington is in Friday Harbor, in the San Juan Islands -- what an awesome place to go to college!

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