General Discussion: Shego's Employment/Work Thread!


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SOS
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6483 posts since 12/10/04

22 Apr 2008 11:30
Some guy just came into work for an interview, and when asked if he wanted he drink he produced a tea bag from his pocket Laughing out loud

Jason789
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6210 posts since 2/1/07

22 Apr 2008 11:31
what a tramp
MrPlatinum
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8939 posts since 24/2/04

22 Apr 2008 11:33
I work as Strategy Consultant, and I know it can be silly hours - but I want to make Partner by 30 so I think it's worth it. As for life being short? Well I've always been fairly ambitious, so would hate to gthink I was just drifting through life.

Plus I want an Aston Martin sooner rather than later Laughing out loud
deuce
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14051 posts since 21/1/08

22 Apr 2008 11:37
Laughing out loud
I work a set 40hours, although I would probably work more hours if I could.
Stoney, how did you get into surveying then, was it as an apprenticeship/college/on the job? Always seemed like a good thing to get into, but as you can probably tell, I dont know much about it Smiling
THE GUV'NOR
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3279 posts since 4/5/04

22 Apr 2008 11:42
SOS wrote: Some guy just came into work for an interview, and when asked if he wanted he drink he produced a tea bag from his pocket Laughing out loud

haha u dont work in a hospital? my mate who does medical sales and takes his own herbal tea bags
THE GUV'NOR
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3279 posts since 4/5/04

22 Apr 2008 11:47
MrPlatinum wrote: I work as Strategy Consultant, and I know it can be silly hours - but I want to make Partner by 30 so I think it's worth it. As for life being short? Well I've always been fairly ambitious, so would hate to gthink I was just drifting through life.

Plus I want an Aston Martin sooner rather than later Laughing out loud

haha yeah of course happy days, i work in recruitment have been doing finance for the last 3 1/2 yrs and am just on 2 weeks paid gardening leave before i start working doing engineering recruitment for another agency
SOS
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6483 posts since 12/10/04

22 Apr 2008 11:48
It was a pink ginsing one yeah, but its a designer job not medical.

On the hours issue, i currently get to work late and leave ontime each day Smiling

May need a new job soon Laughing out loud

San
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10493 posts since 14/11/05

22 Apr 2008 11:49
SOS - Give that man a job Laughing out loud

I work as an accountant for a large firm. Have my own client base that i look after as well as winning/tendering for new work.
On top of this i work as part of the midlands Due Dilligence team on acquistions/selling of companies.

Work/life balance is something that i struggle with but have to resolve soon. I want to make director here within the next few years and ideally partner by 40 which is reasonable. If not im fucking off and going into my mates firm, smaller but potentially better opportunity.

Oh and i want a Lambo by mid-summer next year Laughing out loud
Strummer
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2177 posts since 24/7/04

22 Apr 2008 11:58
How long you been at it? If you got transaction/due dilligance experience why not work for an IB? Much quicker way to get that Lambo.
San
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10493 posts since 14/11/05

22 Apr 2008 12:30
Since i left college around 19 so 10ish years.

Got around 2-3 yrs DD experience but this is what i like doing rather than IB where you have a pretty short career span unless you are top 5% imo.

I do alright financially, got a good standard of living and the trappings that come with it so im pretty content. Just need to sort the balance out a bit
Strummer
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2177 posts since 24/7/04

22 Apr 2008 12:36
San wrote: Got around 2-3 yrs DD experience but this is what i like doing rather than IB where you have a pretty short career span unless you are top 5% imo.

This is more the trading side where you are accurately quantifiable based on your P&L so they do tend to cut loose the lower level performers. On the corp fin/M&A side its less of an issue.

Still, like you say if you're doing alright and you've got a shot at partner then why change.
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

22 Apr 2008 13:35
inxdecline wrote:
MrPlatinum wrote: For the first 7/8 weeks of this year I was doing up to 100 hours per week.
Jawdropping! I start to get itchy feet if i'm asked to stay half hour later than my contracted time. Commitment is not one of my strong points

I used to leave bang on 5:30 everyday Laughing out loud Stayed late about twice all year and that was only about 30 mins max

no wonder i didnt get asked back Laughing out loud
MrPlatinum
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8939 posts since 24/2/04

22 Apr 2008 13:44
Internship is different though, our last interns did fuck all.

New ones start soon though Cool
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

22 Apr 2008 13:48
I figured i wasnt being paid enough to work longer Laughing out loud I also made sure i took a full hours lunch break before doing owt
Hello World
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12170 posts since 7/3/05

22 Apr 2008 13:54
I work 10am ish to 6:30 / 7pm. 1 hour lunch plus coffee breaks.

I prefer to save my money so I live quite a basic standard of life in comparison to peers of a similar income level. I've only worked 2.5 years total so I need to save money to catch up with people that would have worked 10 years from 18 to 29 etc.
harris
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269 posts since 29/1/08

22 Apr 2008 23:11
Hello World wrote: ok, first we need to review:

Actual qualifications:
A levels:
German A, History B, Music Technology C
Studying for Spanish A level at the moment part-time

What are you good at:
Working with people, good at analysing things, learning languages, Writing
No real technical qualification but good with computers and technology

Commitments(eg family, relationship, mortgage / car payments, renting etc):
Can move basically anywhere, no real commitments at the moment.

Debts and available liquidity:
Some savings in cash about equal to the student loan I owe.

Ambitions:
That's the problem, I don't have a specific job in mind. Puzzled I love Music and playing bass and guitar, I'm torn between persuing that and going for a more "serious" type of job.

I'll put the results into the computer and see what comes out.
t_dot
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6087 posts since 1/8/05

22 Apr 2008 23:21
if you like music a job in the music industry would be good, plus good with languages, A at a level in german, so would that make you fluent? You would be a good tour manager for bands when they go to germany, and other places if you have other languanges you can speak.
t_dot
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6087 posts since 1/8/05

22 Apr 2008 23:22
i know its easier said than done, but its something you could have a look at.
t_dot
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6087 posts since 1/8/05

22 Apr 2008 23:23
just did a random search

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/onemusic/tourman/
Sarny
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2113 posts since 25/5/07

22 Apr 2008 23:33
Hello World - i cant pm you, so why do you not spend your money? Whats the point of working? Are you just saving for a house or something?