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Rainmaker
1,722,926
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I enjoyed corporate life, but disliked my last manager. He lacked management skills. Needless to say, after I left the company, his bosses discovered the truth and fired his butt!

Jul 18, 2016 12:21 AM
Rainmaker
5,096,366
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No, I don't. Been there, done that. Retired in 1989. Was heavily recruited to come back in the early 90's... all I could think was been there/done that.

Jul 18, 2016 03:05 AM
Ambassador
733,792
John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

Heavens no! I was the CEO of a boat manufacturing company in the late '60's and early '70's and had over 150 employees not to mention a Nationwide distributor and dealer network, a fleet of transport trucks, office management, labor, consultants, attorneys, accountants, etc, etc, . 

Before getting into the boat biz I was a happy go lucky professional water skier and traveled nationally competing and performing in shows. That was a very fun part of my boating experience

However, when I started designing and manufacturing boats I made a lot of money for sure. But it zapped my enthusiasm for the thing I was most passionate about. Water skiing.

That was my first and last experience in the corporate world and I will never go back. I love the feeling of freedom and independence I've attained in what we do now and don't ever really want to be beholding to anyone except my family, friends and carefully chosen clients.

When it becomes WORK I QUIT!!

Jul 18, 2016 12:06 AM
Rainmaker
4,853,482
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No way, and go put yourself in time out.

Jul 17, 2016 11:54 PM
Rainmaker
2,443,200
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Nope, to old, no one would want me. No one would pay me what I am worth either.

Jul 18, 2016 01:08 PM
Rainmaker
1,027,602
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I.could.not.go.back.  And no one can make me. 

Jul 18, 2016 01:23 AM
Rainmaker
4,901,834
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

No way, where else can I work 7 days a week at something I love.

Jul 18, 2016 01:02 AM
Ambassador
1,446,769
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I actually shuddered when reading that!  I've never been of that mentality and I don't think I would survive it, nor they me!

Jul 18, 2016 12:23 AM
Rainmaker
1,574,666
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

No but I do envision going into retirement and playing more golf!  Maybe next year...

Jul 18, 2016 05:51 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,082
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No, I was never in corporate America and have no intentions of joining them now or in the future.

Jul 18, 2016 03:18 AM
Rainmaker
1,498,448
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I liked it when I was shielded by my superiors from all the politicing and BS.  Now, I make more money, have more freedom and work about half as much.  You'd have to pay me serious coin to go back.

Jul 18, 2016 03:04 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,207
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Harry F. D'Elia Been there and done that! Never again!

Jul 18, 2016 02:10 AM
Rainmaker
1,712,551
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I would have to completely give up on life to do that.

Jul 18, 2016 01:10 AM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Harry,

No, although I have known some who have.   A

Jul 18, 2016 12:03 AM
Rainer
352,976
Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

Not even on my worst day....no thank you.

Jul 17, 2016 11:52 PM
Rainmaker
1,280,748
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Ugh! No! I never think about going back to Corporate America. Every time I have to leave the house early for an appointment and I have to drive in rush hour traffic I thank my lucky stars I don't have to do that any more!

Aug 10, 2016 07:11 AM
Rainmaker
987,152
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Once in awile it crosses my mind

Jul 18, 2016 11:58 PM
Rainmaker
7,793,699
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I have always been in real estate.

Jul 18, 2016 10:13 PM
Rainmaker
4,434,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no

Jul 18, 2016 09:42 PM
Rainer
321,564
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Absolutely Not!  

Jul 18, 2016 05:26 PM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Harry F. D'Elia - now that I am used to blogging on AR, I think I'll skip that.

Jul 18, 2016 03:49 PM
Rainmaker
2,224,473
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I was never a part of corporate America. 

Jul 18, 2016 02:42 PM
Ambassador
3,727,581
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I have a huge case of Job Envy of Steve Shatsky, who is now a Customer Service Manager for American Airlines at National Airport - complete with wonderful travel benefits!

Jul 18, 2016 02:19 PM
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have had thoughts over the years but quickly come to my senses and realize I cannot work for anyone else ever again.

Jul 18, 2016 01:02 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,196
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

You must be delirious

Jul 18, 2016 12:26 PM
Ambassador
3,582,089
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Not a chance!

Jul 18, 2016 10:50 AM
Ambassador
6,356,500
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have never been in Corporate America, though I do enjoy working with many clients who are.

Jul 18, 2016 09:41 AM
Rainmaker
4,975,717
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

NO! And no one is going to force me!

Jul 18, 2016 07:57 AM
Rainmaker
1,619,316
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

 I'm lost for corporate world. I work too many years in this business, i like my job.  

Jul 18, 2016 07:04 AM
Rainmaker
969,448
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

Never!

Jul 18, 2016 06:43 AM
Rainmaker
2,809,749
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Harry - Only in my worst nightmares....

Jul 18, 2016 05:46 AM
Rainmaker
3,415,644
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Too late now....i am knee deep in Real Estate and have been for 30 years. The only way i may say good bye is for a professional tropical beach tester. 

Jul 18, 2016 05:39 AM
Ambassador
3,163,183
Liz and Bill Spear
Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Harry, I do them both, pros and cons to each world for me.  Bill

Jul 18, 2016 04:52 AM
Rainmaker
4,554,394
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I have certainly had a momentary lack of judgment but recover quickly.  

Jul 18, 2016 04:39 AM
Rainer
216,904
Sharon Altier
Coldwell Banker Realty - Elmhurst, IL
Luxury Property Specialist, CSC, SFR

No life corporate America to having a life?  Take your temperature; I think you may be coming down with something!

Jul 18, 2016 04:16 AM
Rainmaker
2,775,931
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Been there an did that very well NO to going back. I want smarter not harder

Jul 18, 2016 03:47 AM
Ambassador
2,679,459
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    Many real estate offices ARE "corporate America". 

  For example, Coldwell Banker, ERA, and Century 21 are all owned by the same parent corporation (Realogy).  

    Be assured that RE/MAX and Keller Williams and others are operated using corporate principles and methods.

Jul 18, 2016 03:40 AM
Rainmaker
1,840,236
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Sure with the right job & circumstances.

Jul 18, 2016 02:17 AM
Rainmaker
280,549
Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

Oh. Hell. No.

Jul 18, 2016 02:01 AM
Ambassador
5,033,056
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Nope, never. Been there did that for 17 years. Never again

Jul 18, 2016 01:40 AM
Rainmaker
4,312,195
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Absolutely...NOT!

Jul 18, 2016 01:12 AM
Ambassador
3,339,604
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Yes, I actually have.  The idea of working for someone else then makes my stomach ache and my head hurt.  Therefore,  it is not an option. 

Jul 18, 2016 12:54 AM
Rainmaker
290,919
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Not with any degree of seriousness, as it took me a few years to make the real estate decision - for me, it was not quick and it was not easy.  If I were to, it would only be part-time, and in that case, I would rather go back to volunteer work Harry F. D'Elia

Jul 18, 2016 12:46 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,785
FN LN
Toronto, ON

I have never been directly involved in Corporate America.  However, I have been involved with Corporate Canada, which depending on the particular situation, was owned by Corporate America or Corporate ROW.  Many real estate businesses are owned by Corporate Pick Your Favourite Country.

Jul 18, 2016 12:33 AM
Rainmaker
1,513,143
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

The only thing I would go back to would be a deli/sub/pizza store!

Jul 18, 2016 12:25 AM
Ambassador
1,022,123
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Company - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Can't think of a time that thought has crossed my mind until you asked it. 

Jul 18, 2016 12:20 AM
Rainmaker
1,237,495
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Do you know any franchise have a 401K plan, insurances?  Most new agents have left for high tech while hanging their license somewhere.

Jul 18, 2016 12:15 AM
Rainmaker
5,192,989
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No way Jose! Not for me, never was!

Jul 17, 2016 11:40 PM