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    (Original post by Mad Vlad)
    I turned down an offer of $250k a year to work in the Kingdom for 2 years working for a large security vendor as a contractor... the money out there is just insane, but it would have come with a big price in freedom and liberty for me at least, hence why even such a lucrative offer was not appealing. Some of my former colleagues have done work out there and loved it, others hated it.
    u should have taken it. there is hardly any restriction in liberty and freedom lol just another skewed western interpretation. its all about wat u do on the weekends!
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    I'm going to be incredibly optimistic here in my projections, but:

    Aldi Graduate Area Manager - £41,000 salary w/ expensed Audi A4
    Rising after four years to £67,750 w/ expensed car

    So I could potentially be earning £67,750 per annum w/ a company car by the time I'm 25... From there on I'd be looking to work my way up the corporate ladder to an executive or director's role specialising in operations management or risk assessment.

    Eventually, I'd be happy in a job in Central London where I'm on at least a £500,000 salary + bonuses + benefits.

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    I'm going to be incredibly optimistic here in my projections, but:

    Aldi Graduate Area Manager - £41,000 salary w/ expensed Audi A4
    Rising after four years to £67,750 w/ expensed car

    So I could potentially be earning £67,750 per annum w/ a company car by the time I'm 25... From there on I'd be looking to work my way up the corporate ladder to an executive or director's role specialising in operations management or risk assessment.

    Eventually, I'd be happy in a job in Central London where I'm on at least a £500,000 salary + bonuses + benefits.

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    The first bit of what you said is not "incredibly optimistic" (nor is it rich or upper-middle class). The second part is, and is possible, if you get to the right university. Just my thoughts. You can do the first bit, and that'll make you middle-middle class and mildly alright I suppose.

    Personally, I'm going to try and get into the City. From there, I'm only saving to invest. That's it. I don't even care. To hell with material things, till I'm REALLY rich. The salary will buy me social capital, and that's good enough, whilst I save up, invest and create my empire (lol). Seriously though. I'm decided now. Forget a new house, £100k car. No. **** that; depreciating assets are stupid. Everything is going to be invested. Appreciating assets. Buy a business. Invest in myself (get an MBA). Learn to code, and make apps and websites. Invest heavily in stocks.

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    The first bit of what you said is not "incredibly optimistic" (nor is it rich or upper-middle class). The second part is, and is possible, if you get to the right university. Just my thoughts. You can do the first bit, and that'll make you middle-middle class and mildly alright I suppose.

    Personally, I'm going to try and get into the City. From there, I'm only saving to invest. That's it. I don't even care. To hell with material things, till I'm REALLY rich. The salary will buy me social capital, and that's good enough, whilst I save up, invest and create my empire (lol). Seriously though. I'm decided now. Forget a new house, £100k car. No. **** that; depreciating assets are stupid. Everything is going to be invested. Appreciating assets. Buy a business. Invest in myself (get an MBA). Learn to code, and make apps and websites. Invest heavily in stocks.

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    Why are you so obsessed with class? And wealth?
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    (Original post by Wisefire)
    The first bit of what you said is not "incredibly optimistic" (nor is it rich or upper-middle class). The second part is, and is possible, if you get to the right university. Just my thoughts. You can do the first bit, and that'll make you middle-middle class and mildly alright I suppose.

    Personally, I'm going to try and get into the City. From there, I'm only saving to invest. That's it. I don't even care. To hell with material things, till I'm REALLY rich. The salary will buy me social capital, and that's good enough, whilst I save up, invest and create my empire (lol). Seriously though. I'm decided now. Forget a new house, £100k car. No. **** that; depreciating assets are stupid. Everything is going to be invested. Appreciating assets. Buy a business. Invest in myself (get an MBA). Learn to code, and make apps and websites. Invest heavily in stocks.

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    I suppose I meant optimistic as in, that's a very high paying graduate scheme that receives literally tens of thousands applicants a week during recruiting time! :O

    However, I suspect we share interests with regards to making a lot of money, social capital etc... Though the only depreciating asset I'd buy if I was on over half a mill (until I had a full investment portfolio) would be a nice car to travel around in :cool:

    Good luck! We might run into each other one day at a socialite event!
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    (Original post by TheWaffle)
    Why are you so obsessed with class? And wealth?
    I'm interested in the freedoms and opportunities wealth gives you. So long as I have a larger than average, active and high quality social group (of both women and men), I'd deem myself 'classy' enough. It's not class I care so much about as simple cash. Why? So I have something better to do on a Friday night and weekend. So I can go out to events and places, and do things. So I can eat top quality, varied food. So I can have lots of (future) friends I can regularly hang out with, and discuss things that require a certain level of awareness and intelligence. So I can party. So that I have actual cultural and social capital. So I know lots of girls. So I can draw in more girls that ARE, indeed, turned on by money. So that the girls would be happy that I'd be successful enough to supply them with a lavish life (that'd make me proud). So I can have the freedom to literally travel the world. So I can go to places. So I can live longer. So that I'm not inhibited, and pessimistic, and can DO more. So that I can experience a happiness bounds ahead of what mere things I've felt so far in life. So I can have highbrow social capital. So I can invest, to make myself really rich. So that I have a powerful demeanour. So that I am influential. So that I live in an exceptional area (Belsize Park, or Richmond). So that I have an outstanding and truly unique car (I'd get it in a certain combination of colours, with a certain kind of plate). So my health and confidence in life can be optimal. So that I can just go and see the world; and boy, there's too many places to see...

    SO THAT I HAVE ENOUGH WEALTH FOR MY FAMILY TO NOT JOIN THE UNDERCLASS THAT WILL END EMERGE approaching 2100. You don't understand wtf's gonna happen with wealth inequality, as opportunity inequality (from increased tech) increases. I'm warning you all now. Get rich in this generation, or don't have kids.

    So that I have enough money to upgrade my body should biomechanics begin to become commonplace.

    So that I am able to cryogenically preserve my whole body...

    I experience none of the things I've mentioned above. Those last few points are just far future add ons and observations/thoughts.

    My point: I AM SO, FRIGGING aware of how inhibited my life is, relatively. It sucks. If you knew what I see daily, and how I think every single time I go out. I can be more than this. I can be more, to so many more people.


    First step? A*A*A. Going for that. Get to a top 6, if not then definitely a top 10 university.

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    (Original post by 0mgJohn)
    I suppose I meant optimistic as in, that's a very high paying graduate scheme that receives literally tens of thousands applicants a week during recruiting time! :O

    However, I suspect we share interests with regards to making a lot of money, social capital etc... Though the only depreciating asset I'd buy if I was on over half a mill (until I had a full investment portfolio) would be a nice car to travel around in :cool:

    Good luck! We might run into each other one day at a socialite event!
    Great thinking xD At least you're aware. Exactly my sorta thinking. Yep. Only depreciating asset I'd get would be the car. Either £70-100k if I only become middle-middle to upper-middle class. If I actually got rich (£300k+/stuff like that), it'd have to be a green or white McLaren 650S. Dreams. And yep, that grad scheme's great, I've heard about it.

    Literally, if I just end up as some lower-middle class on £50k, I'd DEFINITELY not have any propensity to spend high. In that circumstance, ALL I'd do is invest. Flip property. But appreciating assets like watches when I can. Invest. That's it. I'd be happier making £600 off stocks than saving £2000 on a holiday that would take me TWO years to save for, if I had such a low salary.

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    Hospital Pharmacist: starting on Band 5 on £21k ---> Chief Pharmacist - Band 9 on £77-98k within 15 years or so.
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    Hospital Pharmacist: starting on Band 5 on £21k ---> Chief Pharmacist - Band 9 on £77-98k within 15 years or so.
    Wow, really? By 35 you could earn that much as a ppharmacist That's not even bad. Most people on TSR keep saying pharmacy is far less lucrative than medicine. It is. But FAR more? A doctor would only earn £120k max if public. If we're talking about private doctors than yeah, that is far less (they could get £130k onwards), but that's not bad at all. Good luck lol.
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    Sounds like a lonely existence. I hope you find various passions both inside work and outside of it that are not materialistic, as without this I can't see you succeeding.

    What will you do if things don't go to plan?


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    (Original post by Wisefire)
    Wow, really? By 35 you could earn that much as a ppharmacist That's not even bad. Most people on TSR keep saying pharmacy is far less lucrative than medicine. It is. But FAR more? A doctor would only earn £120k max if public. If we're talking about private doctors than yeah, that is far less (they could get £130k onwards), but that's not bad at all. Good luck lol.
    Well, community/retail pharmacy is a lot less lucrative in the long run (you could earn £35k at the age of 23, but the salary barely goes up after that unless you become a pharmacy manager, in which case you'll probably earn £45-50k), but in hospital, you would probably be 28-29 before you get to £35k, but then you move up a band every 3-4 years, so by the time you're 40, you could be a Chief Pharmacist earning £77k (and £98k in 5 years' time).

    (Bear in mind pharmacy is a 4 year Master's degree (MPharm), so you're 22 by the time you've graduated and 23 by the time you're a qualified pharmacist.)

    (Also, bear in mind that as a Chief Pharmacist, you'll be managing around 100 pharmacists / pharmacy technicians / dispensers, as well as a pharmacy budget of around £30 million, so you will be under a lot of stress.)

    (Also, bear in mind that you get all of that in hospital for working a 37.5 hour week, unlike in retail, in which it will probably be more like 45 hours.)

    So overall, hospital pharmacy is the way to go!
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    Sounds like a lonely existence. I hope you find various passions both inside work and outside of it that are not materialistic, as without this I can't see you succeeding.

    What will you do if things don't go to plan?


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    Lonely? My life IS lonely, right now. And I'm trying to get myself OUT of this disassociation I've had with all of London. I like the idea of succeeding academically and doing stuff. And I know what to do even if I fail academically and don't become some high-flyer. Sell my house, flip it/make a couple of £k profit, keep going till I can invest more. Sell all my possessions if the transportation costs become too much. Develop my current coding skills. Be positive.

    If I fail, I will not reproduce. Give max pleasure for myself, and wither away and die. I'll just cycle about, go to the gym. Do nothing. Die.

    **** such thoughts. I've got stretch my brain now. I have a deep desire to actually have people think I am a capable being too. Not wise, but bright. I want to walk down the street with a confidence, knowing I achieved A*AA+ and am off to an elite uni. It's a lack of pride and belief in myself atm that drives me...

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    (Original post by Wisefire)
    Lonely? My life IS lonely, right now. And I'm trying to get myself OUT of this disassociation I've had with all of London. I like the idea of succeeding academically and doing stuff. And I know what to do even if I fail academically and don't become some high-flyer.

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    (Original post by Wisefire)
    Lonely? My life IS lonely, right now. And I'm trying to get myself OUT of this disassociation I've had with all of London. I like the idea of succeeding academically and doing stuff. And I know what to do even if I fail academically and don't become some high-flyer. Sell my house, flip it/make a couple of £k profit, keep going till I can invest more. Sell all my possessions if the transportation costs become too much. Develop my current coding skills. Be positive.

    If I fail, I will not reproduce. Give max pleasure for myself, and wither away and die. I'll just cycle about, go to the gym. Do nothing. Die.

    **** such thoughts. I've got stretch my brain now. I have a deep desire to actually have people think I am a capable being too. Not wise, but bright. I want to walk down the street with a confidence, knowing I achieved A*AA+ and am off to an elite uni. It's a lack of pride and belief in myself atm that drives me...

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    I find this post a bit scary.


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    I find this post a bit scary.


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    Why? Please tell me why? FML.
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    I either want to be a Children's Nurse which earns between 21,000 and 60,000 depending on experience and band your on
    or a Healthcare Play Specialist which earns between 18,800 and 22,000 a year, and managers can earn up to around 34,500 a year.
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    I either want to be a Children's Nurse which earns between 21,000 and 60,000 depending on experience and band your on
    or a Healthcare Play Specialist which earns between 18,800 and 22,000 a year, and managers can earn up to around 34,500 a year.
    That sounds grand
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    (Original post by TheWaffle)
    That sounds grand
    Thank you hehe though I don't really mind how much I earn as long as it pays bill and I enjoy it
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    (Original post by SilentMelody)
    Thank you hehe though I don't really mind how much I earn as long as it pays bill and I enjoy it
    I am the same Plus I'd like to have something to retire on but I can work my way up to that. Much better to be fufilled than rich in my opinion!
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    (Original post by TheWaffle)
    I am the same Plus I'd like to have something to retire on but I can work my way up to that. Much better to be fufilled than rich in my opinion!
    Defiantly I have to agree
 
 
 
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