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nothingelseworked
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3575 posts since 21/2/10

21 Apr 2012 18:42
I think a part of earning more money is about having to not worry about money itself and not necessarily about being able to have everything you want. Some people might earn big and barely do anything with it, they probably just enjoy the security of it, knowing that if something comes up tomorrow they're fine and there's one less thing to think about.
Commander_Venus
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8620 posts since 16/7/06

21 Apr 2012 18:53
JustinCredible wrote: Guessing neither of you have kids so not surprised you've missed the point, my youngest is a toddler and I'd much rather my missus look after her than some minimum wage cunt in a nursery who doesnt want to be there. It's nice to have the choice without worrying about money with the added bonus of the missus looking after kids and house.

Not sure how you made the leap from missus looking after kids to not wanting a career and being a dry, boring cunt tho Laughing out loud She gets to spend time with the bairns while they're young which is far more interesting than any job I've ever done

Nothing wrong with putting a career on hold to bring up kids for a couple of years, thats not what I was talking about. People were alluding to earning enough so that their missus would NEVER have to work and be a perma-housebitch. Those type of women that want that must be dry cunts.
deuce
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14089 posts since 21/1/08

21 Apr 2012 20:03
eent wrote: R you should be ashamed. Aspiring to get a good job with a good salary so you can earn your money and enjoy it, is appalling. How dare you. What you should be doing is working a dead-end job, just making ends meet, eating a takeaway on Friday and watching X factor on the weekend. Why should you ever want more?
i think you're missing the point. no ones saying that.

it was more to do with R's view on what living comfortably means, which is far from realistic for the average person. mind you, hes only going by what he knows…

and +1 on everthing that CV has said
deuce
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14089 posts since 21/1/08

21 Apr 2012 20:04
R wrote:
nick2 wrote:
R wrote:
nick2 wrote: Would 50K a year be enough to live in 20 years time though ?

not enough at the moment. especially if youve got dependents.

I'm sure there are millions of families living on much less than 50K

of course there are. not what id call comfortably though, especially in an expensive city.
i think this sums it up. your view on comfortable is to maintain the lifestyle you have grew up on - which to normal/most people, is much more than comfortable.
Serbia
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4932 posts since 22/3/06

21 Apr 2012 20:14
nothing wrong with earning lots of money and having ambition, my beef was with R's aspirations - Never having to use public transport in london. that is living in a bubble and keeping yourself in one.

I just think it is very unusual to to aspire to to have a bird who doesn't work who you can support. Of course it's great to have the financial security to do that, but to list it as one of your life's aspirations is weird and pretty uninspired IMO.

Personally, I know people who subscribe to that dynamic in the extreme. Husband a self made millionaire, bird dropped the career for the kids. Kids @ private school, but they have cleaners, nannies etc. she does fuck all and spends the fella's money on material shit. kids expect the latest gadgets, have no concept of value of material goods etc.

nice life, nice bubble.

xos
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1073 posts since 5/12/03

21 Apr 2012 20:23
dont binmen earn 50k?
berk
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2118 posts since 24/3/08

21 Apr 2012 20:26
I'm on more the 50k and I got a kebab last night now I'm watching the voice
Casper13
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1492 posts since 14/3/11

21 Apr 2012 20:38
Jordan wrote:
R wrote:
nick2 wrote:
R wrote:
nick2 wrote: Would 50K a year be enough to live in 20 years time though ?

not enough at the moment. especially if youve got dependents.

I'm sure there are millions of families living on much less than 50K

of course there are. not what id call comfortably though, especially in an expensive city.
i think this sums it up. your view on comfortable is to maintain the lifestyle you have grew up on - which to normal/most people, is much more than comfortable.

+1 Jordan, hit the nail on the head
R
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13315 posts since 17/5/03

21 Apr 2012 20:39
no mines to exceed it (no inferiority complex)
Rez
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8805 posts since 5/4/09

22 Apr 2012 09:59
The people that I know my age that have gone straight from uni into jobs earning 50,000+ are boring, intolerable cunts, who can't have a conversation to save their lives.

They talk about their jobs, how hard their jobs are and how early they have to get up to do them. No current events, no art, no music, film, no opinion.

But they say that they would never give this up for the 'lifestyle'.

It's not so much the ambition that gets me, more the masochism and martyrdom they have about them. They're not happy.

Edit: but then again I do realise that these people are part of an extreme minority.
swede
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10145 posts since 21/3/09

22 Apr 2012 10:35
Serbia wrote: nothing wrong with earning lots of money and having ambition, my beef was with R's aspirations - Never having to use public transport in london. that is living in a bubble and keeping yourself in one.

I just think it is very unusual to to aspire to to have a bird who doesn't work who you can support. Of course it's great to have the financial security to do that, but to list it as one of your life's aspirations is weird and pretty uninspired IMO.

Personally, I know people who subscribe to that dynamic in the extreme. Husband a self made millionaire, bird dropped the career for the kids. Kids @ private school, but they have cleaners, nannies etc. she does fuck all and spends the fella's money on material shit. kids expect the latest gadgets, have no concept of value of material goods etc.

nice life, nice bubble.

nail - head

nothing makes me rage more than people who dont know the value of money. some of the people i went to primary school with and see them now are incredible, can't be bothered to talk to them..

but i see people from my state secondary school who didn't go to uni and went straight into work and are enjoying their jobs, living very comfortably getting paid well. none of them have aims to support a housewife or any of that bollocks, just take it as it comes and definitely know the value of money. restore my faith in humanity

i think i'd be happy when im living comfortably.. and i really want a BMW M3 at some point Sticking out tongue maybe a porsche turbo…
eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

22 Apr 2012 11:13
Jordan wrote:
eent wrote: R you should be ashamed. Aspiring to get a good job with a good salary so you can earn your money and enjoy it, is appalling. How dare you. What you should be doing is working a dead-end job, just making ends meet, eating a takeaway on Friday and watching X factor on the weekend. Why should you ever want more?
i think you're missing the point. no ones saying that.

it was more to do with R's view on what living comfortably means, which is far from realistic for the average person. mind you, hes only going by what he knows…

and +1 on everthing that CV has said

Fair enough, however some people did come across like they thought aspiring to earn over 50k meant you were some materialistic robot cunt.
Murakami
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13343 posts since 9/5/05

22 Apr 2012 11:47
Im slightly concerned that some people appear to judge their self worth by their salary … and Ive been called shallow on here Roll Eyes
DickieGreenleaf
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3124 posts since 13/1/09

22 Apr 2012 13:17
breckroadlover wrote: when i read threads like this it makes me proud to be from the hood Ubercool
Murakami
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13343 posts since 9/5/05

23 Apr 2012 10:43
My Murakami obsession grows , on the verge of pulling teh trigger ….
FrIEND
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13672 posts since 27/11/03

30 Apr 2012 21:41
caught the end of the gadget show earlier and thought maybe Jason Bradbury was a nankid so started doing some research, he's not but:

Bradbury's roots lie in the stand-up comedy circuit where he started out in a double-act with David Walliams of Little Britain fame. Before they explored London’s stand-up clubs, Bradbury and Walliams formed their own comedy club with fellow performers Myfanwy Moore (producer of Little Britain) and Simon Pegg (Star Trek, Shaun of the Dead).

Bradbury's first ever TV show was a cable show called Tellywest, where he worked alongside Sacha Baron Cohen.

(this sounds penguin) His Dad invented a golf club containing gas sections in the shaft which had the fastest swing in the world.
Casper13
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1492 posts since 14/3/11

30 Apr 2012 21:42
Simon Pegg is a nan kid
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

30 Apr 2012 21:48
walliams was fucking amazing in sky ones computor games show called 'games world' with 'big boy barry'.
was the best show in the world at the time.
he did sketches, his best one was a c.i.d copper called 'lesley luncheonmeat'.
wonder if youre man was on that as well.
FrIEND
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13672 posts since 27/11/03

30 Apr 2012 21:57
shit id forgotten all about that show. I remember some of that!
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

3 May 2012 19:06
Watched a documentary last night about this weird photographer in depression era USA that only became "famous" recently (in the 70's)

now I'm totaly obsessed with his photos and have to own some.

http://www.disfarmer.com/