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    I suspect I will be in a 'standard' job. I don't have the musical or artistic abilities to make a living in any of the 'arts'.
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    (Original post by DH-Biker)
    And I train for about 2-3 hours a day on weekdays, and weekends are just all day shreds along the trail. Just doing it again, and again, and again, and again.
    what a crappy life you must have.

    weekends are there for you to get lean up, not to cycle all day rofl.
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    (Original post by racist mathematici)
    what a crappy life you must have.

    weekends are there for you to get lean up, not to cycle all day rofl.
    If you knew how much biking meant to me, you wouldn't even question it.

    I live for it, it gives my life purpose and a goal, something to aspire towards.

    Besides, what happens on weekend days? Its the weekend nights that matter, no?

    But no, my life isn't crappy, at all.

    I'd rather cycle all day then sit around doing nothing. Its the most important thing in my life, it keeps me fit and above all it aids towards my life goal.
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    I'm going to find a rich man to marry and be a housewife I'm a liberal feminist, you see.
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    i have a 9-5 Job but its not typical LOL
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    I would like to be a patissier and/or have my own business. But, like most people here, I'll probably end up in a regular, 'typical' job. Sigh. But you gotta do what you gotta do.
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    Bump! I've gone some way in furthering my possibilities of not doing a boring typical job after university! I've joined a semi-professional football team and been working really hard to get my fitness levels up and I'm now 3 weeks into assisting with football coaching as well! I've also started to write bits and pieces of a book idea I've had . Not that those will necessarily help me but hey I'm trying to improve my skills!

    (Original post by Haz313)
    9-5? Ew.

    Enjoy your life with your slightly overweight wife (with a pretty face), 2.2 children, semi-detached housing, Ford Galaxy and general mediocrity.
    Don't you want to go into IB? :o:. Do you think IB is superior?
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    (Original post by IceWater)
    Bump! I've gone some way in furthering my possibilities of not doing a boring typical job after university! I've joined a semi-professional football team and been working really hard to get my fitness levels up and I'm now 3 weeks into assisting with football coaching as well! I've also started to write bits and pieces of a book idea I've had . Not that those will necessarily help me but hey I'm trying to improve my skills!



    Don't you want to go into IB? :o:. Do you think IB is superior?
    As opposed to what? This argument is purely subjective. If motivated by money / prestige then yes... IB is superior. If you want a 'normal' life and stress more on work / life balance and family, then no IB isn't..
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    I was hoping to be a big shot - mega famous rapper :ahee:

    But I'll most likely be working 9-5 most of the time coz I CBA to get back to rapping now :/
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    (Original post by Haz313)
    As opposed to what? This argument is purely subjective. If motivated by money / prestige then yes... IB is superior. If you want a 'normal' life and stress more on work / life balance and family, then no IB isn't..
    The way you said it assumed that most typical jobs were mediocre and that IB is superior but fair enough. You should check out my IB-bashing thread in the IB forum
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    I don't plan on doing the 9-5 thing. My dream is to lounge about all day whilst good money constantly trickles .

    I just need to come up with the next 'Angry Birds'.
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    (Original post by IceWater)
    The way you said it assumed that most typical jobs were mediocre and that IB is superior but fair enough. You should check out my IB-bashing thread in the IB forum
    Office admin (9-5) vs Investment Banker.. 90% of people are going to say IB is the superior job (based on competitiveness to get in / money / prestige etc).

    There are reasons why IB's have close to 100:1 applicant to place ratio; because in general people deem it to be 'superior' to a standard 9-5.

    I also know plenty of people who could easily secure an internship at an IB, but wouldn't touch that career field with a barge-pole... Deeming it inferior to other jobs closer to a '9-5', based on their own motivations / what they want to get out of life.

    And yeah I briefly checked it out - a lot of the arguments don't hold... You do realise most of the heavy hitters in IB get to leave the office at 6pm and not work weekends?
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    I plan on doing a degree in Geology, which usually leads to careers in the oil and mining sectors. Travelling all across the world to work on oil rigs in exotic locations, working for a few months, then having a holiday for the rest of the year? Sounds good to me! Of course I'll probably just end up looking at rocks in a lab, haha.
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    (Original post by wactm)
    **** YES

    JOB, that word is horrid.

    I want to start my own business and ultimately because of taking that risk I will end up way more succesful than anyone working 9-5. I am 17 and earn more than most graduates doing 1 or 2 10 minute pitches a week to local small businesses and paying some guy in india £6 a day to do all the work.

    Once I have my degree I'm moving to the states and living the American Dream. I'm going to start my digital advertising and media empire, sell it after 8 years and retire by 30 a multi-millionaire.

    **** what society wants from me. **** conforming. I want to work my ass off for a fraction of my life so the rest of it can be spent relaxing and pursueing my hobbies.

    There are 2 types of people in my opinion. Bosses and Employees. Winners and Losers.
    What do you do pitches for and why do you get payefd for them?
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    (Original post by Haz313)
    Office admin (9-5) vs Investment Banker.. 90% of people are going to say IB is the superior job (based on competitiveness to get in / money / prestige etc).

    There are reasons why IB's have close to 100:1 applicant to place ratio; because in general people deem it to be 'superior' to a standard 9-5.

    I also know plenty of people who could easily secure an internship at an IB, but wouldn't touch that career field with a barge-pole... Deeming it inferior to other jobs closer to a '9-5', based on their own motivations / what they want to get out of life.

    And yeah I briefly checked it out - a lot of the arguments don't hold... You do realise most of the heavy hitters in IB get to leave the office at 6pm and not work weekends?
    Compared to office admin probably, but for me it wouldn't be because of the financial rewards, but because office admin would be more soporific than some IB stuff. But yes you do need to enjoy or at least tolerate it, which is why a lot of people I know (including myself) are aiming for research or academia rather than finance, even if the financial rewards are miniscule.

    And I should have been more clear, I was mainly referring to financial analysts etc. I actually think some aspects of trading are interesting. If you meant VP or MDs I don't think I've ever heard of one leaving at 6pm? Maybe a couple of hours earlier than analysts but never heard it that early.
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    (Original post by IceWater)
    The way I see it doing a 9-5 gives you a comfortable salary, little risk etc. it's what I call a "low variance job"

    Not doing a typical job means that there's a lot more risk involved, yep you can crash and burn if you say, start up your own business, or don't have a plan B when pursuing a career as an athlete, BUT if you do well, the rewards would be absolutely massive. It's what I call a "high variance job".

    I personally prefer the latter, I believe in myself enough to do reasonably well!
    What do you want to do?
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    (Original post by agolati)
    I'm going to be working WITH a BILLIONAIRE business man in the summer
    Why are you working with him and why is he a billionaire?
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    (Original post by Lozza_00)
    What do you want to do?
    Lots of stuff, I think I was into too much stuff when I was younger. I think I should have picked something I loved and tried to be the best at it e.g. football / tennis. Nobody gives a **** about generalists, only talented specialists.

    But I'm interested in a lot of stuff. I'm doing a degree in Maths next year, my backup plan is to go into academia but I do loads of extra curricular stuff. Like I said I play football semi-pro and do a bit of coaching, I love writing in most forms; started a proper book and everything. I should probably find a niche and work hard in that. I'm also into MMA but I'm a beginner and I doubt I'd ever make a career out of that!
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    (Original post by SayonaraSamm)
    I aim to get a couple of novels published. Gonna do some 9-5 though, I'll need a plan B.

    Have you started writing already? Just curious.
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    I'm leaning towards starting my own business :yep: The thought of sitting in an office from 9-5, earning other people money doesn't appeal to me in the slightest. My ultimate, wildest-of-all-dreams, goal is to found a successful transport company.
 
 
 
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