Recent College Graduate having a huge Dilemma

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by BlacKidLA, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. pseudonym

    pseudonym Senior member

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    You have a great opportunity in your hands. Tough it out. Don't give up. Others would love to have a shot at this.
     


  2. Blackhood

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    Being someone's bitch is a valuable position.

    Pro's:
    You work with true big-timers
    You see, hear, feel how serious deals are put together
    You learn how to act and what is expected of you fast and well
    You learn how to "make shit happen" - when your boss decides he wants a pink dog delivered on the back of a hummer to a client in Belgium, you're the man who makes it happen.
    Your network of contacts grows by 5 people per day - all of whom are either valuable or other "make shit happen" people

    Cons:
    Hard Work
    Long Hours
    You have to learn fast

    Given the choice between going in at the top (Lots of power and responsibility) or being a bitch for 5 years (Lots of power by association, less responsibility) I'd make my mistakes on someone else's dollar.
     
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    If you need to rent a Hummer in Belgium, hit me up.
     


  4. Lord-Barrington

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    Almost everyone has to star at the bottom, regardless of industry. You're no different, so if you know this is the industry you want to be in I suggest you gut it out and do your time, especially if it's only 50 hr/week and you actually get vacation. That's not a bad gig.

    Now if you were asking my opinion on working as an I-Banking analyst where you literally are losing years of your life at your job, working 100hr/week with no vacation, I might advise you to skip it.
     


  5. lefty

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    You seem like an annoying kid and therefore will probably make a passable agent, but this idea that talent representation is lunching at The Ivy leaning over to the next table and saying, "Tom. You Julia. Tentpole flick in Iceland You're eskimos who discover a doorway to an alien world. With dinosaurs. Let me make it happen, babe" is pretty funny.

    Every time I saw my agent eating lunch I said, "why the fuck aren't you back at the office on the phone selling me."

    Anyway, good luck, kid.

    Great comic on the writer/hollywood relationship told from the writer's perspective: http://www.dontforgettovalidateyourparking.com/Strips/001.html

    lefty
     
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  6. BlacKidLA

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  7. NorCal

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    ahh the dreams of youth!

    Get a good coke connection. And if you need weed, come north, I might know a guy.
     


  8. BlacKidLA

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    I'm very grateful I got the job and I'm not complaining at all. I'm not some pretentious asshole who has a sense of entitlement, I actually want to (and know that I HAVE TO) start at the bottom, that wasn't my concern. My concern was traveling before I get too old.

    I guess what it comes down to is I just want to travel before I start in a few months. Maybe I'll work for my dad, save up some money and go on a Eurotrip or something similar.

    I think I'll have a clear head then and hit the ground running once I start. I've read many books, talked to many people and interned a bunch in the entertainment industry, not to mention I was also born and raised in LA, so I know what I'm getting myself into.


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  9. Reynard369

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    Out of curiosity, what did/do you do that you have an agent?
     


  10. Dashaansafin

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    You are complaining about 50 hour week and you think you can work 100? Please dont make a bigger fool out of yourself.
     


  11. BlacKidLA

    BlacKidLA Senior member

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    I wasn't complaining... Can you read?
     


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    Out of college, I worked for 80-100 hrs/week, 7 days a week, including holidays (4th of July, Thanksgiving, etc). Got to take one week off each summer. Did it for three years, quit my job and spent a full year traveling.
    Admittedly, being a bitch in some industries is more lucrative than others but at the end of the day, depends on what you really want to do. You could hate your job in a year or two, you never know.
     
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  13. Lord-Barrington

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    That sounds terrible. I don't mind working, and I don't mind working hard but this just seems like throwing away years of your life.

    Since you said you quit, what are your feelings on having worked those types of hours, in retrospect?
     


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    Good thing you started this thread, then. :spam: :spam: :spam:

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    if you feel like you're running out of time or that you have to make really important decisions, it's just because you're young.

    i'd say work, get to know an industry, learn something practical, save tons of money, etc. there is life after 25, unless you overdose on drugs or something.
     


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