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    Well basically I am on a gap year. The thing is my parents say i should get a job-although I refuse to do something that would exploit me by giving me something like £6.50 an hour... Also, I am lazy and can't really be bothered doing something for someone else like that.

    This week I worked out the value of my time and worked out it to be £36.50 an hour working from home over the internet with completly legitimate activity, and that was an average over many hours, not just an hour I get "lucky". so why should I get less by doing something I find boring?

    If I do this will it honestly look bad on my C.V as I won't have done anything? Seriously, this is the only reason why I might get a job.

    The thing is I work for only a couple of hours a week as I'd rather spend my time enjoying myself rather than earning, as i can make enough money to support myself in around 3 hours each week.

    What would you suggest?

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    John.
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    Are you the same person as "Dude Where's my Username?" If so, please advise on how many times you are going to post about your pathetically pityful situation?
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    (Original post by TravelGuru)
    Are you the same person as "Dude Where's my Username?" If so, please advise on how many times you are going to post about your pathetically pityful situation?
    Nope, I've never even heard of that guy or his situation.....
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    (Original post by my_username_was_taken)
    Well basically I am on a gap year. The thing is my parents say i should get a job-although I refuse to do something that would exploit me by giving me something like £6.50 an hour... Also, I am lazy and can't really be bothered doing something for someone else like that.

    This week I worked out the value of my time and worked out it to be £36.50 an hour working from home over the internet with completly legitimate activity, and that was an average over many hours, not just an hour I get "lucky". so why should I get less by doing something I find boring?

    If I do this will it honestly look bad on my C.V as I won't have done anything? Seriously, this is the only reason why I might get a job.

    The thing is I work for only a couple of hours a week as I'd rather spend my time enjoying myself rather than earning, as i can make enough money to support myself in around 3 hours each week.

    What would you suggest?

    Regards,

    John.
    How are you earning so much an hour?
    That's hell of alot of money. AND your working from home at such a young age :eek:

    What actually is the work/job?
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    (Original post by my_username_was_taken)
    Nope, I've never even heard of that guy or his situation.....
    OK then. Please advise on how you are earning £36 an hour legitimately, thank you.
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    (Original post by delasandro)
    How are you earning so much an hour?
    That's hell of alot of money. AND your working from home at such a young age :eek:

    What actually is the work/job?
    (Original post by TravelGuru)
    OK then. Please advise on how you are earning £36 an hour legitimately, thank you.
    I have many sources in many different niches on the internet. I buy and sell many things and market others, also I buy and sell a lot of domains and similar things. I also sell quite a lot of e-books and similar things so the time "invested" is on things like SEO so I can carry on earning from them.I also do some logo design work-not much though as I charge a lot but I still do get orders. I do other bits and bots that I can't be bothered explaining.

    So not just one job, but many different sources. Yes all from home..

    I've always been like this lol, when i was 13 I afforded a £2000 guitar from my earnings, with no parental input :p:

    All 100% legit. I have very high moral standards and trading practices.

    ANYWAY, this is off the topic, back on topic please. Should I get one or doesn't it look too bad for my C.V?
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    (Original post by my_username_was_taken)
    I have many sources in many different niches on the internet. I buy and sell many things and market others, also I buy and sell a lot of domains and similar things. I also sell quite a lot of e-books and similar things so the time "invested" is on things like SEO so I can carry on earning from them.I also do some logo design work-not much though as I charge a lot but I still do get orders. I do other bits and bots that I can't be bothered explaining.

    So not just one job, but many different sources. Yes all from home..

    I've always been like this lol, when i was 13 I afforded a £2000 guitar from my earnings, with no parental input :p:

    All 100% legit. I have very high moral standards and trading practices.
    In that case, if you are serious about this and not all bullshizzing then I suggest you not get a low paid job and continue being self employed, obviously you can put this on your CV that you are an entrepeneur and you need not bother with accredditing yourself another company. Don't forget your tax obligations though (if there are any)
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    (Original post by TravelGuru)
    In that case, if you are serious about this and not all bullshizzing then I suggest you not get a low paid job and continue being self employed, obviously you can put this on your CV that you are an entrepeneur and you need not bother with accredditing yourself another company. Don't forget your tax obligations though (if there are any)
    Ok thanks for the advice. You can understand my hesitations about getting a job as it seems like wasting my time currently but for the benefit of my C.V I guess I shall look into it. DO you think just putting "entrepeneur and you need not bother with accredditing yourself another company" would look bad as I don't have references etc?

    And yes I pay all the Tax I owe, don't fiddle it in anyway as I feel the state do a good job and need to be supported-tax evaders aren't anty betetr than benefit cheats.
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    If you can put your self employment and entrepreneurship on your CV in a tasteful way, you should be fine. (although note a lot of employers might think you're dressing up something that's not a 'real' job)

    But if you graduate and you've never had a part time job before, you're pretty screwed.
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    (Original post by screenager2004)
    If you can put your self employment and entrepreneurship on your CV in a tasteful way, you should be fine. (although note a lot of employers might think you're dressing up something that's not a 'real' job)

    But if you graduate and you've never had a part time job before, you're pretty screwed.
    Really annoying that someone far more creative and inventive who has used their time far more effectively will be at a disadvantage to someone who has done a bog standard boring, menial job on exploitative salary requiring no creativity or initiate would look worse to an employer on their C.V.

    I guessed this may be a case.
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    If you are earning that much. I suggest not to bother on low paid jobs. However, getting a job under a company will serve as your working experience (officially) that can be use as reference, provided with employment record it adds an impression to employers. C.V with employed status makes you a priority than self employed.
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    (Original post by TravelGuru)
    Are you the same person as "Dude Where's my Username?" If so, please advise on how many times you are going to post about your pathetically pityful situation?
    looool.
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    (Original post by my_username_was_taken)
    Really annoying that someone far more creative and inventive who has used their time far more effectively will be at a disadvantage to someone who has done a bog standard boring, menial job on exploitative salary requiring no creativity or initiate would look worse to an employer on their C.V.

    I guessed this may be a case.
    Well most employers don't want creative, inventive people, they want someone reliable and trustworthy. It's more impressive to express creativity and initiative in a menial job!

    It depends on the career you want to go into really, but most business-type jobs want people skills and ability to follow instructions and team work skills: which you can't really demonstrate through working from a computer at home.
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    (Original post by screenager2004)
    Well most employers don't want creative, inventive people, they want someone reliable and trustworthy. It's more impressive to express creativity and initiative in a menial job!

    It depends on the career you want to go into really, but most business-type jobs want people skills and ability to follow instructions and team work skills: which you can't really demonstrate through working from a computer at home.
    It saddens me employers prefer conformists who don't question anything and don't mind subjecting themselves to exploitation.:rolleyes:

    So even If I can make over 6 times as much per hour which the person with good "instructional and teamwork skills" can't do otherwise they would probably be doing it themselves! They would pick them. Kinda strange as I think I know who I would consider more intelligent and creative?

    The world is kind of messed up don't you think?
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    (Original post by my_username_was_taken)
    It saddens me employers prefer conformists who don't question anything and don't mind subjecting themselves to exploitation.:rolleyes:

    So even If I can make over 6 times as much per hour which the person with good "instructional and teamwork skills" can't do otherwise they would probably be doing it themselves! They would pick them. Kinda strange as I think I know who I would consider more intelligent and creative?

    The world is kind of messed up don't you think?
    Personally? No:thanks to my part time jobs I now know how to satisfy an irate customer, how to diffuse a tense situation (i.e a group of youths threatening to rob my store, mentally ill customers starting fist fights, arguments and tensions between staff), I know how to make a customer want to keep coming back, how to organise a team of 15 people into one perfectly functioning unit capable of processing hundreds of orders an hour.

    I do 'intelligent, creative' freelance work at home (I accept commissions for paid illustration for small businesses, hospital wards etc) - which is more enjoyable and pays 10 times the amount that part time work does, but I would never say that it was better experience than a real job. never ever never never.
 
 
 
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