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(Original post by Lord Huntroyde)
I agree in essence, but you come from a more well-off background so maybe earning money isn't as big an issue with you as it is for some of us.
^Excellent point raised there Huntroyde^
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It's not really about the money. If I wanted money I would of gone back to GS for a graduate job, but I don't. Honestly I wouldn't know what to do with £100,000pa anyway, so it doesn't bother me. Academia is about personal satisfaction, and I would get more satisfaction doing what I enjoy and possible teaching people, than I would being a pen pusher working 7am-12pm 5 days a week.
7am till Noon, thats a good job if you can earn £100 000 a year with those sorts of hours.


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7am till Noon, thats a good job if you can earn £100 000 a year with those sorts of hours.
But then you would'nt have time to spend the money.

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(Original post by Lord Huntroyde)
I agree in essence, but you come from a more well-off background so maybe earning money isn't as big an issue with you as it is for some of us.
I have funding, my parents will pay very little towards my postgrad degree. And I don't have access to any hardship funds.
7am till Noon, thats a good job if you can earn £100 000 a year with those sorts of hours.
Midnight, not Noon. Sorry, my fault.

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The manager of ASDA in Roehampton is on 160,000 pa.
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Here is an idea...

Instead of being wage slaves...start your own business?

Earn as much as you want :rolleyes:
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(Original post by Joey_Johns)
Here is an idea...

Instead of being wage slaves...start your own business?

Earn as much as you want :rolleyes:
Rather have a guarnateed salary with a pension and set working hours thanks
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Here is an idea...

Instead of being wage slaves...start your own business?

Earn as much as you want :rolleyes:
lol you make it sound easy. There's no risk involved with starting up your own business is there? :rolleyes:
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Rather have a guarnateed salary with a pension and set working hours thanks
That dear Huntroyde is the difference between your average CRGS student and your average Stonyhurst student

Like I said, grammar schools provide a service to an area
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lol you make it sound easy. There's no risk involved with starting up your own business is there? :rolleyes:
Not if you pick the right market, no.
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That dear Huntroyde is the difference between your average CRGS student and your average Stonyhurst student

Like I said, grammar schools provide a service to an area
When you graduate, will you set up your own firm or work for daddy's?
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When you graduate, will you set up your own firm or work for daddy's?
Both. I have grand plans

I intend to take over the world. If you behave yourself I might let you run a bank, or something of that ilk.
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Both. I have grand plans

I intend to take over the world. If you behave yourself I might let you run a bank, or something of that ilk.
I'll make sure I fund the revolutionaries then
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That dear Huntroyde is the difference between your average CRGS student and your average Stonyhurst student

Like I said, grammar schools provide a service to an area
What, a CRGS student can assess risk managemnt and barriers to entry?
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I chose 'other' in the poll - none of the alternatives reflect that you hope to actually like the challenges in future jobs. I find it rather astonishing that many people are consciously planning to spend most of their lives on doing something which really doesn't interest them all that much.

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Here is an idea...

Instead of being wage slaves...start your own business?

Earn as much as you want :rolleyes:
It might definitely be a good idea to start a business - however, I don't think this is the best route for everyone, many people would prefer employment. Not being a wage slave can be achieved by other means than not having a 'normal' job; investing in real estate, stocks, funds etc. are viable routes.

Earn as much as you want when having your own business? Wouldn't it rather be earn as much as you want, dare and are able to? Running a business can give huge rewards - both financially and otherwise - but it does require qualities not needed if you're an employee.

It would also be a good idea to consider what is really 'secure'; of course, statistically, there are huge risks involved in starting a business, the percentage of them failing is very high. However, does that prove that it is risky to start a business , or that the people who have been starting businesses in the past on average have been risky?

Being an employee does on the surface seem like a safer option (and, statistically, it is), but have you considered what will happen if you lose your job because the company you were working in went bankrupt, and you have now lost your entire pension? This is most certainly not a position I would want to be in.

What I'm trying to say is not that there's anything wrong with being an employee, nor that everyone should start their own business. Different people have different talents, ambitions and interests, and not surprisingly, different carrer paths are suited to different kinds of people.

This post became a little long, and very untidy, I'm a tad too tired at the moment and should probably have gone to sleep a couple of hours ago (3:30 in the morning...), but I'll post it anyway, some of you will hopefully be able to get my points, they may be a bit vague, but it's still worth considering what is really the right dance of life for you - planning to do some well-paid job solely because of its salary may not be the right choice (although I see nothing wrong in making a lot of money).
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What career do you want to do? Fashion Journalism
Why do you want to do this career? Becuase I think id be VERY good at it. It will give me a chance to write about somehting I love.
What do you consider the pros and cons of this career? Pros- Freebies and knowing your work is appreciated, Cons- Probably hard to get a decent gernsey, long working hours.
How are you going to get your chosen career? -Degree in Journalism, a postgraduate in Fashion and apply from there..
How much do you hope to be earning when you first start, at thirty and at fifty? When I first start? I dont care so long as the job is good. When Im fifty? Depends where I am really doesnt it? I dont really care, if I was working for Harper's Bazaar or in the media Dept for Christian Dior Australia and getting **** pay I wouldnt care!
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That dear Huntroyde is the difference between your average CRGS student and your average Stonyhurst student

Like I said, grammar schools provide a service to an area
Mr. Johns stop attacking fellow members!
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What career do you want to do? Not sure yet possibly teaching or within the frontline of the health service
Why do you want to do this career? Help others - the usual cheesy response
What do you consider the pros and cons of this career? pro - job satisfaction. Con: poor pay, unsociable hours (nhs), rude people
How are you going to get your chosen career? finish my degree off, then do further training whilst getting plently of voluntary experience while at uni.
How much do you hope to be earning when you first start, at thirty and at fifty? Im not bothered as long as I can live off it.
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What career do you want to do?
neurosurgeon

Why do you want to do this career?
i want to be able to fulfill all my working capacities as a person, i want to be a skilled professional, i am fascinated by the complexities of the brain, my job would interest me and test me on a daily basis.

What do you consider the pros and cons of this career?
pros- fulfillment in that i have worked as hard as i can in an enviroment with the results improve both the mental and physical condition of peoples lives, and that i have furthered my ownselfs understanding and ability.

cons-long hours, probably relenting wife and children?
im a romantic and want a family therefore i am not completeley careerminded, just want a job in a study i am interested in.
IS THIS NOT SO MUCH A CON BUT MAYBE A DISADVANTAGE?????

(GOOD POINT-what are the views ((if any)) on this career/family question?)

How are you going to get your chosen career?
GEP med school (4yrs), in house, SHO, 10 years training in surgery specialism.

How much do you hope to be earning when you first start, at thirty and at fifty?
thrity- enough to travel, and go to bars and meet women and talk about donkeys
forty- enough to buy a donkey
fifty- enough to buy a donkey farm
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