Depressing post about my future. AKA me looking for career advice

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by mikeman, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Texasmade

    Texasmade Senior member

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    What I want to know is how a recent college grad has fairly expensive tastes? When I was in college I was used to drinking Natty Light beer and thought Express shirts were expensive.
     


  2. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

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    Back in my day expensive tastes was abercrombie at full price. Maybe the occasional splurge at Jcrew
     


  3. norcaltransplant

    norcaltransplant Senior member

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    I still find Abercrombie at full price somewhat expensive. $78 for pants? $79 for shirts? The Buying & Selling forum offers a much better deal
     


  4. Canadian

    Canadian Well-Known Member

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    I graduated from a low-ranking university. We were tops academically, but the school has no respect nationally (University of Lethbridge) and isn't worth bragging about.

    I graduated after five years of screwing around and got a degree in Political Science. I've gone back to Wycliffe College for a masters in Theological Studies. I did not do well as an undergrad and the MTS was the only grad program remotely connected to anything I want to do.

    I worked for about seven weeks for the government. I would kill for that job. Or at least give a decent BJ. It was an entry level position paying 43k a year. Matching pensions, 100% health coverage for 30 a month and very decent working conditions. I could show up at 815AM, leave at 430PM or sooner (every Friday the boss would send out a mass email saying if we'd done our work we could go home early.) and generally mess around all day, but pretending we're busy when your bosses are around.

    I'm trying to get on as a researcher. It's part PR, part pure research, part speechwriter and part babysitter. As an aide, I had to attend dinners for work. This involves none of it, but you generally work 6 days a week (officailly it's a 37hr work week) and don't get paid for most of it. It does pay more than being a regular aide, and I hope I can get selected.

    Most entry level jobs are low paying. I've had a job for the past nine years that pays around 45k a year. I keep it because of benefits, I can live at home with my parents and have pretty low expenses.

    If you're trying to work in advertising, consider going to get a M.A. if you hope to make serious money. My aunt has B.Journalism, and worked for a college for years in their employment office. She now sells houses for a living. You don't get what you want, especially right out.

    Thomas
     


  5. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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  6. ChicagoRon

    ChicagoRon Senior member

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    Of all the "useless" degrees out there, Communication is probably the most useful.

    Ultimately, to be good at any job, you must be able to communicate (I'm not being facetious here... )

    The issue is that it's not a hard degree to get, so there are lots of folks out there that look like your equal on paper. If you can prove you are a good communicator, and that your education has given you some advantage, you will be able to find lots of interesting work. But that is not going to be easy to prove.
     


  7. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    OP, you forgot to include at the end of your post, "I am the 99%".
     


  8. Liam O

    Liam O Senior member

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    I'm in college. I have very expensive tastes. I buy nice non-consumables second hand if they're in good shape, and I barter for high end consumables with goods and services I can provide or have access too. I'll occasionally trade cigars for scotch (I work in a cigar store). I really wanted venison recently, and a friend had just taken a deer. I traded two old (but great quality and in good condition) cardigans to another guy for a NWT Orvis Loch Leven suede hunting vest, and traded that to the friend for 12 pounds of choice venison steaks, which I'm now finding lots of fun ways to cook and eat :)

    So far my favorite was the Cornish Venison Pot Pasty that the little lady invented. They were f*cking delicious.

    You can always find a way to get what you want, its just predicated on finding something they need that you have.
     


  9. bringusingoodale

    bringusingoodale Senior member

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    Just go get a vocational degree.
     
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  10. Reevolving

    Reevolving Senior member

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    I see you've been on SF about the entire time you've been in college. 4 years.

    Did you piss your 4 years of college posting on a clothing forum?
    Did you spend any student loan money on clothes, shoes, etc?
    In fact, can you give us a grand total on the amount of money you've wasted on clothing while you were a broke student?

    Expensive tastes? Expensive tastes?
    You're a unemployed college kid (who MIGHT get a $30k job)
    You sound like an complete idiot.

    Now, it's time to pay the piper.
    Truth hurts.
     
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  11. globetrotter

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    +1
     


  12. Macallan9

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    If you have no connections, no skills, and a worthless 0 value added degree yet want a well paying job, you go to law school.
     


  13. i_pod_sux

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    :uhoh:
     


  14. munchausen

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    And then you will have two worthless 0 value added degrees plus another 6 figures in debt.

    Spending that time honing your sales skills or in a low paying apprenticeship in a lucrative industry is a better use of your time right now, believe me. ANYTHING is a better choice than law school.
     


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    Joffrey Senior member

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    :slayer:
     


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