Excellent article on quarter-life crisis

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  1. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    Manton makes $200k...over a three year period. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    gnatty8 Senior member

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    OK Manton, I have got to ask.. Who/What is that in your avatar?
     
  3. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    OK Manton, I have got to ask.. Who/What is that in your avatar?

    It is Alain Ducasse, a famous chef, and a very large (and therefore very expensive) truffle.
     
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    RyJ Maduro Senior member

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    What's wrong with a corporate career paying six-figures in your 20's?

    I'd love to work for Goldman. Proverbially, that's like growing up to pitch for the Yankees.

    It is Alain Ducasse, a famous chef, and a very large (and therefore very expensive) truffle.

    [​IMG]
    The full-size is even funnier.
     
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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    What's wrong with a corporate career paying six-figures in your 20's?

    I'd love to work for Goldman. Proverbially, that's like growing up to pitch for the Yankees.


    There's nothing wrong with it. I just find the notion that such jobs are so plentiful for 20-somethings as to be "fallbacks" pretty laughable. $200,000 puts you in the top 5% of all US earners, I believe, so there can't be many of these jobs for any age group, much less people in their 20s.
     
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    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    I like Ducasse's specs.
     
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    dusty Senior member

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    This should not be made out to be about money
     
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    It is Alain Ducasse, a famous chef, and a very large (and therefore very expensive) truffle.

    Thank you. Carry on.
     
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    There's nothing wrong with it. I just find the notion that such jobs are so plentiful for 20-somethings as to be "fallbacks" pretty laughable. $200,000 puts you in the top 5% of all US earners, I believe, so there can't be many of these jobs for any age group, much less people in their 20s.

    The question was addressed towards Metro and the other "follow your heart and dreams" types.
     
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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    There's nothing wrong with it. I just find the notion that such jobs are so plentiful for 20-somethings as to be "fallbacks" pretty laughable. $200,000 puts you in the top 5% of all US earners, I believe, so there can't be many of these jobs for any age group, much less people in their 20s.

    Did you read the linked article? Something tells me that all the folks described, would gladly sell their soul for 200k / year. I think part of their problem is they are not making nearly as much as they figure they should/would, and this is leading to much of their confusion and aimlessness. The reason so many feel they need to "keep their options open," is due to the thought that at any moment, if only they are flexible enough, this 200k (or more) job might be theirs.
     
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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Did you read the linked article? Something tells me that all the folks described, would gladly sell their soul for 200k / year. I think part of their problem is they are not making nearly as much as they figure they should/would, and this is leading to much of their confusion and aimlessness. The reason so many feel they need to "keep their options open," is due to the thought that at any moment, if only they are flexible enough, this 200k (or more) job might be theirs.
    My unscientific, uninformed opinion holds that what few $200,000 jobs there are in the world are mostly quite dull. These people would not feel fulfilled by them, their angst would just get a new object.
     
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    dusty Senior member

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    Oops, hit post before I realized I didn't really want to make another post.
     
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    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    My unscientific, uninformed opinion holds that what few $200,000 jobs there are in the world are mostly quite dull. These people would not feel fulfilled by them, their angst would just get a new object.

    Pimpin' ain't easy.
     
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    I think people tend to romanticize some choices more than others. When I was young(er) and stupid(er) I also thought shit like "why would anyone wanna work for the man when you can run your own business" and so on. However, nothing is ever that simple.
     
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    I live in what I am pretty sure is the highest paying job market in the US, and I find the idea that "fallback jobs" for people in their 20s start at $200K to be laughable. But I am old, and probably out of touch.

    Well, at the firm I am working at now...if you come in from B-School and do well for two-three years, you are making 200k easy. Yes, post-crisis.

    I really dislike it when people say stupid shit like that...

    Most corporate jobs, especially in finance, are soulless. Denying it is pointless. This coming from someone who has experience in the field, not a Che Guevara worshipping liberal arts fag.
     

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