Paul Curry spent 20 years climbing the corporate ladder and finally became CEO of the construction company he worked at. But his days were long, his weekends were non-existent; in short, his life was his work. Then came the recession, his company subsequently folded, and he's now joined the ranks of millions of people who are unemployed.
At this point Curry decided to ask himself, "What is it that I really want to do?" After some soul-searching he realized he had a love for airplanes and aviation. So, he went to the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) website and filled out a job application for baggage handler. It's an entry-level position, at minimum-wage, but it was the only position listed at the time that did not require previous aviation experience.