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Old May 5th, 2015, 05:12 AM
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Masseur - A Moral Dilemma

A friend of mine works as a software tester. He is making good deal of money. A couple of years back, while going on a trek, he twisted his ankle. It hurt bad. Then a local guy came and cured it by massaging. Intrigued, he stayed back and learnt some tricks from the masseur.

Today he is very good at it. He has cured so many people from pain, which doctors were not able to. He feels happy doing it. But he cannot charge money. His dilemma is this -

He likes the joy of healing people. But there is no money. He makes money as a tester and does world travel too. Great. He gets a lot of respect, but no job 'satisfaction'.

What should he do?
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Old May 5th, 2015, 07:23 AM
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Re: Masseur - A Moral Dilemma

I would suggest to keep doing testing, and get a massaging license, do it part time.

I have an American co-worker/friend who has a similar case. In the states you can practice only if you get trained, pass exams to get a license, and keep doing a number of hours per month or quarter. Now he works as a secretary in IT, rues that he is a great masseur but can't practice.
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Old May 5th, 2015, 08:05 AM
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Re: Masseur - A Moral Dilemma

Once a good hobby becomes a career, the charm is lost. Thats what i think. He can keep doing what he is doing to get the best of both worlds.
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Old May 5th, 2015, 12:33 PM
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Re: Masseur - A Moral Dilemma

I never knew there was so much money in testing.
If in a western country, he could actually moon light as a masseur in evenings or weekends.
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Old May 5th, 2015, 12:43 PM
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Re: Masseur - A Moral Dilemma

Testing folks .. losers don't know a thing they're doing. If they ask me how to test whats the point of testing? Its like a professor grading my exams by asking me, I will obviously get an A every time.

Testers are overpaid for the work (timepass) they do.. At least most of them.
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Old May 5th, 2015, 01:40 PM
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Re: Masseur - A Moral Dilemma

Three things.


1 ) A little learning is a dangerous thing.
They also say,.... Allah maherbaan toh gadha pahelwan.
So far, simple massaging is good, but if you are doing ankle-marod and other Haad-vaidu jobs of a certified doc/professionalism, then one day it will not be proved as any good. It may prove dangerous. Kisi ka, raam-naam satya hai,.. bhi ho sakta hai !

2) Service to humanity is service to god, agree.
But, then how will you feed your family if you lost your regular job? Duty is Deity. That’s your rozi-roti and pious aamdaani. How could you leave that ? Your Job is your anna-daata an d it feeds you and your family ! No?
Be faithful to it, hobby and extra circular charity/philanthrophic work comes later,..

3 ) They say,…. those are the most successful people in their life, who knew and followed this very basic principle.

Do not make someone’s profession as your own hobby, but make your own hobby, as your own profession.

Sachin, Amitabh, bismillahkham, ustaad allah rakhaa, Lata / aasha/ Kishore, Rafi.... Yash chopra, Kumar Vishwaas, Kumar shanu, Jagjeet singh, Shankar-jaikisan,..... Bill Gates,.. and tons of others did this very basic thing
and hence they are on the top, today................ ..
while you and me kept freaking kept on watching Sachin playing cricket and Amitabh acting, Shreya Goshal's Indian Idol,.... and Yash Chopra making films !
" Hello,..... But, .It was their profession, What to us? " - We never thought it, that way !

So, love your profession and make it your hobby somehow by hook or crook,
'Coz it’s your pious and noble rozi-roti.



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Re: Masseur - A Moral Dilemma

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Testing folks .. losers don't know a thing they're doing. If they ask me how to test whats the point of testing? Its like a professor grading my exams by asking me, I will obviously get an A every time.

Testers are overpaid for the work (timepass) they do.. At least most of them.
You are lucky if you have got that kind of QA team.
For me , QA people have always been up to their task - and they never consult developers to know about functionality. They consult analyst if they have to but never developers.
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Re: Masseur - A Moral Dilemma

Being a masseur is not a hobby. It is a serious profession. You need to go to school take exam and after certain hours you get a license. I this country , you cannot touch anyone without a license. So he will need to be serious if he wants to continue this as hobby. He can make it a well paying profession if he goes to Sports Massage route........ but he needs to know his sheet.
If not then he can still work as QA ? How he makes money as QA is still mystery.
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Re: Masseur - A Moral Dilemma

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You are lucky if you have got that kind of QA team.
For me , QA people have always been up to their task - and they never consult developers to know about functionality. They consult analyst if they have to but never developers.
Kya lucky .. Apne baal noch noch ke ganja ho raha hoon main. Tester ki salary mere checking account mein daalna mangta. Saara kaam main karoon aur aaram kare woh maderjaat.
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Re: Masseur - A Moral Dilemma

Does he do happy ending? Just curious.
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