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    (Original post by Angry cucumber)
    Been at uni 5 years, currently considering doing a part time masters next year that'll last 2 years through my employers. Dat education
    What's the benefit of a masters if you're a trained veterinarian?
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    (Original post by Angry cucumber)
    Been at uni 5 years, currently considering doing a part time masters next year that'll last 2 years through my employers. Dat education
    When I was at uni I knew a guy doing his second undergraduate degree. I don't speak to him anymore but from FB I can see that he went on to do a PHD. He must be pushing 30 by now and he's been in constant education since he was 4. I don't know how he does it :lol:
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    (Original post by The Wavefunction)
    What's the benefit of a masters if you're a trained veterinarian?
    The amount you don't know when you're graduating is pretty vast, so it's further learning and specialisation. Lots of vets do further education for that reason. Also lots of vets are very good and like learning - so it piques that.

    (Original post by sr90)
    When I was at uni I knew a guy doing his second undergraduate degree. I don't speak to him anymore but from FB I can see that he went on to do a PHD. He must be pushing 30 by now and he's been in constant education since he was 4. I don't know how he does it :lol:
    There's a person in my year who has a undergrad, masters, phd and post doc in biochem. Then decided to do a vet degree... some people man!
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    (Original post by Fizzel)
    Gonna buy my mum an iMac. To 4k Retina or not...

    Not sure if I'm just being cheap because if it were me, I'd be 27inch 5k'ing it. She's hardly a techie though, just feel its money down the drain.
    be careful with over-doing it for people who dont care about resolution..*

    I brought my wife a 4k sreen a while back.. thought it was a good idea as she is a designer, and all.

    In reality she just complains a lot of the time about how much smaller the icons/text are.

    (ofcourse the OS scales things up, but individual software especially older software sometimes does not seem to be able to)
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    Jealous of all of you still in education.*

    Really want to study further. Planning on doing a masters when I return to the UK, and a PHD has always been a dream of mine.

    Problem is justifying the cost though. Its not really relivant to my career, unlike for most of you - so it would just be a personal luxory, something I want to do in my spare time. Ofcourse it would help my employability if I ever wanted to change career, but its still a lot of money to spend on something that does not really help my career.

    My wife is supportive of it for now, but when it actually comes down to saying 'well now I want to spend X thousands of pounds just to study for the sake of studying' not sure she will get it. *
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    (Original post by fallen_acorns)
    Jealous of all of you still in education.*

    Really want to study further. Planning on doing a masters when I return to the UK, and a PHD has always been a dream of mine.

    Problem is justifying the cost though. Its not really relivant to my career, unlike for most of you - so it would just be a personal luxory, something I want to do in my spare time. Ofcourse it would help my employability if I ever wanted to change career, but its still a lot of money to spend on something that does not really help my career.

    My wife is supportive of it for now, but when it actually comes down to saying 'well now I want to spend X thousands of pounds just to study for the sake of studying' not sure she will get it. *
    I'm thinking of doing a Politics postgrad degree at Durham, but I don't think I will until a few years because right now I want to save as much money as I can.
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    always thought that nothing reflects more strongly on a guy then his partner.

    Met two guys yesterday through work. First looked nice, tall, decent shape, good career on the surface of it.. but then met his girlfriend who was a mess. Awful looking, rude personality, selfish etc.

    Met another guy who honestly looked like a fat lesbian. Imagine nasri but with an extra 50 pounds. Wearing lazy clothes.. normal job etc. But then his girl was stunning. Good looking, very well dressed, really kind, talkative and caring.

    Just end up thinking that the 2nd guy must have something more going on, there must be something good inside him that maybe you dont see on the first meeting, but she sees.

    With the 1st guy, just sit there thinking 'whats wrong?' - low confidence? bad personality traits? Small ****? some other problem? Alcahol/gambling/drugs etc?
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    (Original post by James.Carnell)
    I'm thinking of doing a Politics postgrad degree at Durham, but I don't think I will until a few years because right now I want to save as much money as I can.
    very sensible in my eyes. out of those I know who went straight to a masters, and those who worked in between - those who did the later always seem to end up better off. (with the exception of those who need a masters, or where its a career-norm to do a masters straight after)

    Graduate, then go into your future job applicatons with above average qualifications, and a decent few years of work.. and on top of it all you have savings still tucked away. = sorted.

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    I also think that there is a bias towards older candidates when it comes to evaluateing experiance. I have no evidence for this at all, but I have always suspected that a person in their late 20s/early 30s, with lets say 3 years of experiance, is looked upon as being more experianced then a canidate who is 23 with the same 3 years of relivant experiance.
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    (Original post by fallen_acorns)
    always thought that nothing reflects more strongly on a guy then his partner.

    Met two guys yesterday through work. First looked nice, tall, decent shape, good career on the surface of it.. but then met his girlfriend who was a mess. Awful looking, rude personality, selfish etc.

    Met another guy who honestly looked like a fat lesbian. Imagine nasri but with an extra 50 pounds. Wearing lazy clothes.. normal job etc. But then his girl was stunning. Good looking, very well dressed, really kind, talkative and caring.

    Just end up thinking that the 2nd guy must have something more going on, there must be something good inside him that maybe you dont see on the first meeting, but she sees.

    With the 1st guy, just sit there thinking 'whats wrong?' - low confidence? bad personality traits? Small ****? some other problem? Alcahol/gambling/drugs etc?
    It is just the way things are. Life is not always a meritocracy, sadly. We live in a society that is anti-intellectual, fearful and hateful of 'know it alls'. Michael Gove was not beating a dead horse, guy had a legitimate point about the UK's attitude towards education and aspiration. If you are ambitious and educated you better not say you are. I am talking about the mass of Britain here, not the educated class.
    Had a friend with a 2.1 degree from Oxford in Economics and Management. Died at 30 having been unemployed for years after some brief success in his (illegal) pirating business. I know of many cases like him that have fallen by the wayside despite their tremendous merits.

    At the same time , I know a tonne of people like Fat Nasri. By luck they just happen to have the beautiful partner, the job that they have when they are not as qualified for as other candidates. Things just fall to them because they are in the right place at the right time, and because they just lower peoples defences in a way that more capable people are not truly capable of. It is like in that Simpsons episode where Marge's ex is a business bigshot and unknown to him for many years she decided to go with Homer ...
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    (Original post by fallen_acorns)
    always thought that nothing reflects more strongly on a guy then his partner.

    Met two guys yesterday through work. First looked nice, tall, decent shape, good career on the surface of it.. but then met his girlfriend who was a mess. Awful looking, rude personality, selfish etc.

    Met another guy who honestly looked like a fat lesbian. Imagine nasri but with an extra 50 pounds. Wearing lazy clothes.. normal job etc. But then his girl was stunning. Good looking, very well dressed, really kind, talkative and caring.

    Just end up thinking that the 2nd guy must have something more going on, there must be something good inside him that maybe you dont see on the first meeting, but she sees.

    With the 1st guy, just sit there thinking 'whats wrong?' - low confidence? bad personality traits? Small ****? some other problem? Alcahol/gambling/drugs etc?
    think you're overthinking it. Any good looking successful guy could have all of those 'problems' you mentioned and still have an amazing partner.

    Who's to say the mess isnt highly confident or amazing in bed.

    Maybe the kind stunning lass has low self esteem..

    its about compatibility most of the time.
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    These new £5 notes don't fold properly ffs
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    (Original post by Kenan and Kel)
    These new £5 notes don't fold properly ffs
    I wouldn't know!

    Mr. 39k has no time for only £5 notes pal.
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    Can't believe Sharapova's ban got reduced.
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    (Original post by The Wavefunction)
    I wish I was your mother
    Can't just talk about spend, gotta talk about net spend.

    (Original post by fallen_acorns)
    be careful with over-doing it for people who dont care about resolution..*

    I brought my wife a 4k sreen a while back.. thought it was a good idea as she is a designer, and all.

    In reality she just complains a lot of the time about how much smaller the icons/text are.

    (ofcourse the OS scales things up, but individual software especially older software sometimes does not seem to be able to)
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    Tbh, I'd never even considered that. Rumoured to be a new one coming out on the 24th so, I'll wait and see.

    (Original post by Zerforax)
    Can't believe Sharapova's ban got reduced.
    Well I guess it was a legal substance until recently. As the TUE thing shows, drug usage in sport is just a fact, the whole zero tolerance stance is just rubbish. The number of elite athletes with asthma is just stupid. Drugs control bodies are just managing the problem on a PR side imo.
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    Been looking at job analysis today and there's this huge US database that gives information on jobs regarding national wages, predicted trends in employment, required education, etc...

    According to 2015 statistics, the median wage in the US for an I-O Psychologist is $77,400 and the top 10% is $159,000!
    He'll even if you're bottom 10%, you're still earning $52,300 which isn't bad anyway.

    Looks like I'm moving to America then 😂
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    Money man Luke

    Meet him in L.A.

    (Original post by Lúcio)

    According to 2015 statistics, the median wage in the US for an I-O Psychologist is £77,400 and the top 10% is £159,000!
    He'll even if you're bottom 10%, you're still earning $52,300 which isn't bad anyway.
    Good luck completing a Phd to even get near the median salary!!!
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    (Original post by Dirtybit)
    Money man Luke

    Meet him in L.A.



    Good luck completing a Phd to even get near the median salary!!!
    Not interested in doing a PhD right now, although I'd do one if it meant it was the only way to realistically progress in my field.

    Even if you're bottom 25%, we're still talking like a $66k salary though.
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    (Original post by Lúcio)
    Not interested in doing a PhD right now, although I'd do one if it meant it was the only way to realistically progress in my field.

    Even if you're bottom 25%, we're still talking like a $66k salary though.
    Statistics without application is dangerous pal, the median is most likely skewed by ridiculously high salaries in highly expensive areas like New York. Average salary is more of what you're after.

    Also, I'm pretty sure you just changed $ to £ without converting the rates?
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    (Original post by Dirtybit)
    Statistics without application is dangerous pal, the median is most likely skewed by ridiculously high salaries in highly expensive areas like New York. Average salary is more of what you're after.

    Also, I'm pretty sure you just changed $ to £ without converting the rates?
    Yeah true, although them providing the percentiles does counter that a little to give you a better understanding.
    Like you said, application is key but it's just a rough look of what I'd be expecting because I hadn't found much data on it previously due to how large the range is.

    Oh sorry, I meant to have everything in $, must've put £ a few times - edited
 
 
 
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