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    I know this sounds silly but I am getting so jealous of my friends that earn more than me. I’m 25 and currently earn £34k, but I look at some of my friends that are earning £40k+ and I feel like a complete failure. I know I shouldn’t compare myself to others, but it’s really getting me down.

    Anyone else get this?

    I've been stuck on bloody £30something k since I left Uni and I'm getting frustrated when I see my friends move up and up.
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    This has to be a troll thread.
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    (Original post by DepressedMike)
    I know this sounds silly but I am getting so jealous of my friends that earn more than me. I’m 25 and currently earn £34k, but I look at some of my friends that are earning £40k+ and I feel like a complete failure. I know I shouldn’t compare myself to others, but it’s really getting me down.

    Anyone else get this?

    I've been stuck on bloody £30something k since I left Uni and I'm getting frustrated when I see my friends move up and up.
    Ask your boss for a raise perhaps??
    What did you do when you were at university?? And did your friends do something different to you??
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    well £34k isn't a bad weekly wage, im only on £20k per week so consider yourself lucky. fml
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    OP attempted this:

    http://www.wrestlingforum.com/signat...ic236082_6.gif

    but failed miserably.


    Cause the OP cannot be serious.
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    (Original post by lexington7)
    well £34k isn't a bad weekly wage, im only on £20k per week so consider yourself lucky. fml
    20K PER WEEK!
    What's your job??
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    (Original post by bahjat93)
    Ask your boss for a raise perhaps??
    What did you do when you were at university?? And did your friends do something different to you??
    What is wrong with using a single question mark? It looks so rude when people do this '??' all the time.
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    (Original post by M1011)
    What is wrong with using a single question mark? It looks so rude when people do this '??' all the time.
    It adds more emphasis on the question.
    Also how does it look rude?? Please explain.
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    20k per week :lolwut:
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    Yeah I remember how that felt bro back when I was first starting my job at 12 years old. I eventually caught up and started earning 60K at 16, now I'm 22 and earning around 2.5 million a year. Still gets me down sometimes though.
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    (Original post by DepressedMike)
    I know this sounds silly but I am getting so jealous of my friends that earn more than me. I’m 25 and currently earn £34k, but I look at some of my friends that are earning £40k+ and I feel like a complete failure. I know I shouldn’t compare myself to others, but it’s really getting me down.

    Anyone else get this?

    I've been stuck on bloody £30something k since I left Uni and I'm getting frustrated when I see my friends move up and up.
    Pffft, you English grads. Never satisfied.
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    (Original post by bahjat93)
    It adds more emphasis on the question.
    Also how does it look rude?? Please explain.
    It doesn't add emphasis, it adds impatience. That's the reason literate people don't use it.
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    What the hell? I asked for some advice and I get called a troll? Is it so hard to believe that I earn 34k?
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    (Original post by DepressedMike)
    What the hell? I asked for some advice and I get called a troll? Is it so hard to believe that I earn 34k?
    I think you need to bear in mind that 34k is still a lot and there are many people who earn much less.
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    (Original post by DepressedMike)
    I know this sounds silly but I am getting so jealous of my friends that earn more than me. I’m 25 and currently earn £34k, but I look at some of my friends that are earning £40k+ and I feel like a complete failure. I know I shouldn’t compare myself to others, but it’s really getting me down.

    Anyone else get this?

    I've been stuck on bloody £30something k since I left Uni and I'm getting frustrated when I see my friends move up and up.
    Stop comparing yourself with others, if you want to earn more, work hard, try something innovative in your field, so you get attention of your boss or even other companies so eventually you will move ahead in life.

    Many people will feel like that but understand the facts and live with it.
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    (Original post by DepressedMike)
    What the hell? I asked for some advice and I get called a troll? Is it so hard to believe that I earn 34k?
    You've just graduated not long ago and you already earn more than the majority of the UK, that's why...
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    (Original post by DepressedMike)
    What the hell? I asked for some advice and I get called a troll? Is it so hard to believe that I earn 34k?
    *Get some certifications which allow you to move to a higher level.
    *Maybe work in another job in the evenings/nights/weekends such that your total earnings breach the GBP 40,000 barrier.
    *Start up a business on the side which makes revenues in addition to your current job.
    *Move to a jurisdiction where higher salaries (especially post-tax salaries) are on offer - I recommend Kuwait, Qatar or Bahrain (depending on your industry).\

    Sound advice?
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    (Original post by M1011)
    What is wrong with using a single question mark? It looks so rude when people do this '??' all the time.
    No it doesn't... Rude is the last word I'd use to describe the usage of two question marks.

    (Original post by M1011)
    It doesn't add emphasis, it adds impatience. That's the reason literate people don't use it.
    How does it add impatience when they were offering advice and not asking for something? I use two question marks sometimes for emphasis or because I feel like it. Are you suggesting that I'm illiterate?

    Stop being so touchy!
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    (Original post by Freak Out)
    No it doesn't... Rude is the last word I'd use to describe the usage of two question marks.



    How does it add impatience when they were offering advice and not asking for something? I use two question marks sometimes for emphasis or because I feel like it. Are you suggesting that I'm illiterate?

    Stop being so touchy!
    The way I read it, it increases the speed at which you might read the question in your head, adds some emphasis and urgency, looks a little bit less mature and a lot more informal.

    This may not necessarily be a bad thing; sometimes it might be the effect you want to put across.
 
 
 
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