it's time for another career thread general
post ur alpha/beta/omega careers so we can appluad/laugh for you
also, anyone work as a personal trainer? worth it? how much do you make and do you like it?
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Fine. I work as an armed private security officer. Just got out the military after 5 years and doing this until I get my Paramedics degree.
bachelors in applied math. was a med student. hated it and dropped out after a semester. now im a manual labor wageslave in a factory. starting a masters in accounting program this fall semester with the goal of getting my CPA and working in public accounting. im all over the place.
How much money did you save up from military? I heard they pay you
fuark just finished bachelors taking a year off before supposed to be heading to PT school. just getting to the point where I'm second guessing all of my life decisions up to this point
I work in advertising. Sometimes I think about becoming a personal trainer and lifting all day, but I'm not sure I want to turn a hobby into work. Also, I don't think personal trainers make much unless they're 'a trainer to the stars'.
its good that youre thinking about your decisions. just know that you dont know what its like until youre knee-deep in the shit. i thought i would like med school. turns out the reality of studying hours and hours every day, 6 days a week made me more miserable than i thought it would. the thought of doing that and working 80 hours a week for the duration of a 3+ year long residency made me want to kill myself.
Become a physical therapist bro. I the guy I was going to has a audi r8 so im assuming he's making a lot, and he's basically just helping injured people get better all day. Gives you a shitload of pussy exercises though, once he found out I lifted he changed the shit he was having me doing a lot, so I guess it's for safety bs lmao
also heard the same thing was just wondering. I know some good looking dudes who work as PTs for suburban milfs make pretty good money but the guys working in corporate gyms have to deal with a lot of shit and don't get paid well. plus the whole commission based salary thing doesn't sound appealing desu
I'm going to school for physical therapy assistant. Missed PT gpa requirement by .04, damn German classes. But my job right now is gym desk/helper, therapy clinic aide, and I am picking up trainer here soon. Make $10/hr as a gym worker/aide. I will be making $20/hr once I pass my trainer test. Not bad when you are in school.
PTs don't make that much unless you own your own clinic senpai. Median is around 70k after a year or two out of school so it's not bad, but it's also a lot of paperwork and bringing home work with all the ACA stuff that's getting put into place
it's all good senpai, i've heard PTA is actually pretty awesome because decent salary but not as much responsibility + more flexibility and less paperwork. That sounds pretty nice though, already doing better than most people your age keep it up familia
>tfw making 80k in silicon valley building satelites after graduating with my MS in mech eng
>tfw have to get up at 5:30 am to work out because gym is crowed in the afternoons
>tfw its dark when I leave and get home so I hardly get time to walk my dog
its not worth it bros, am
its actually pretty comfortable. Rent is stupid high around here for a one bed room (with a dog) but I split it with my gf so rent alone is ~1 - 1.2 k a month. Still kinda sucks but its workable since you get ~2k biweekly after taxes.
It is fun as fuck and pays pretty well for not having to do a whole lot but the area is BORING (the area around stanford is either stupidly poor or gentrified as fuck), and full of white / asian peple so I usually end up driving to berkeley / oakland when I want to turn up.
12K. My first deployment paid off all my student loans. Second deployment paid off my suv and a nice down payment on my 2015 ram1500. But most people don't save. They usually join at 18 with no prior income and no idea how to use their money.
No fuck you. That place is a hell hole; and horrible for starting families/serious relationships. Not to mention it's a fucking sausage fest.
I had 95K there and lived as minimum as I can; boy it was shit. Worse than NY.
Great for Neets and homos. Horrible for finding cuties since all of them are in the opposite side of Cali. And terrible for serious relationships.
Thank ya. I realized that too after my in between year of undergrad and now while i was working in the clinic. I am content with less pay if it means significantly less stress. Then having the trainer on the side can help with extra income and keep me involved in firness.
I work at a meat counter at a grocery store during the day and am a janitor at night, and I'm trying to get an online english teaching job. None of these are alpha, I know, but I'm working my way up.
Work as a sushi chef and trainer at a local restaurant really close to UCF. $6.53 an hour plus tip and $9.00 plus tip while training. I recently got in to graduate school for video games so I'll probably end up being a programmer or producer. Not to mention this place is exquisite for bulking.
I work on the software used by fighter jets. Probably sounds cooler than it is - software dev is software dev really. Its a good place to work because there's rarely urgent deadlines and its fairly specialist so the moneys good.
But really I'm just trying to soak in as much experience as I can so I can start my own company. Fuck being a wage slave for the rest of my life. I wanna be a rich cunt.
Just graduated from a finance program and I start work in May as a consultant (67k + benefits). I'm looking forward to their free (and likely empty) corporate gym.
Until then there's nothing to do but go to a shitty public gym at night and shitpost on /fit/ all day.
collect additional government assistance for my mental problems,
live in my sisters basement
working in retail while studying to get into 5 years of psychology. After I'm done I'll get my license as a psychologist after a year I believe, as of now I'm busting my ass to be able to get into a specific school.
Feels like it's gonna suck spending all of my 20s in school with no money, but I don't really know what I'd do if I didn't. Turning 22 in march and I'll be done with my studying at 27
Cashier at a mall for minimum wage
26 living with parents
Lost without hope, as I hang on for one more tomorrow
I wish I stop coming back, because I feel like I'm dead to the world
starting to realize im doomed to an existence of working retail, if I want to survive, without a very useful degree.
i'll probably jump off a bridge before I get to that point though. i'd rather be dead than struggle in a dead end job.
At this point pretty much. I mostly fill scripts for old people in an upper middle class neighborhood, so on a day to day basis my job is pretty enjoyable and social, but it leaves me longing for more.
I want to go pro in boxing
I'm 27 and I havnt had a single amateur boxing fight
next month moving in with parent to start college.
Going for programming
how the fuck do I land a general office job?
I dont even give a shit about being rich anymore, I just want some money for stability. money doesnt make me happy anyways, but I need enough of it to survive.
Get out while you still can m8. Overpopulated field, too few jobs way tooo many psych majors. It's hard as fuck to have your own independent practice and you won't make much money unless you have a really good rep. Only way to advance in that career is to be fucking ruthless from what I've seen.
If you're smart, go psychiatry if you really wanna be in that line of work. Big money, high demand.
Graduated with a bachelor's in Econ last year. Now I'm an economist/analyst for RBC (Canadian bank for the Ameribros) about $64k a year. Not an alpha job I suppose since there is a bit of desk work but it's very comfortable.
where do you live? Read a bunch of prognosis saying that it won't be overpopulated at all in Sweden, and a degree in psychology seems to be a great merit if you wanted to get into organizational consulting.
Psychiatry is like 13 years of studying, not sure that's what I'm interested in.
What is your experience?
Its not a terrible job at all. The worst part is just having to shill your heart out. But the company is actually swapping more to actually helping the customer more than just making a sale. But if you aren't in a busy store you'll end up like me today. Getting off an 11 hour shift and only seeing 5 people total.
Currently on a placement in a hotel chain as a receptionist/bartender/animation for little to no pay(100 euros plus 350 from erasmus per month). Work is shit but we have free accommodation, free food, free spa, gym and pools and the wheather here is dope all year round. Plus is great to learn new language and bang fellow placement qt-s as I am one of the few /fit/ guys around. Feels good but I feel a bit degenarating working this as a someone who studies in university. I guess i will have to wait until i graduate to work something more responsible and normally paid
why even bother?
working years of shitty retail, dealing with fucking idiots that ask stupid questions that I cant call out, or i'll be fired?
who could possibly want to do that daily for the rest of their lives?
Studying Marketing to get a degree, working on my own business.
I'm going to school mainly as a personal goal, but starting my own business has been what i always wanted to do, currently have a lot of stuff ready and what not
>resign yourself to your current situation
>give up on change or escape
>also give up on making the best of the situation
>feel like killing yourself
>find a way out
>find ways to enjoy life regardless of your financial situation
up to you man, once I close this tab it doesn't effect me either way
English teacher in glorious nippon. Working on my master's of secondary education. Got hook ups with the master of studies at my high school and used to teach TKD at a Catholic girl's school so I've got a couple good leads lined up when I move back.
Construction Project manager here
In my 3rd year of Construction Management degree also trying to start a side business
I highly recommend the degree.
I have had clients and contractors already try and headhunt me for their low level management roles. Future feels good man.
You don't understand
If you kill yourself, you're avoiding a lifetime of happiness
You need to think seriously about what it would take for you to be happy, critically analyse your standards and expectations, etc
I'm a last minute wonder so it can be a bit of a hassle. Doing it online through a uni in ausfailia. Don't recommend online if you can avoid it desu. You gotta do faggoty blogs in place of tutorials
I joined the local union as an electrician apprentice. Is this a /fit/ approved job???
you know, sometimes people get in a bad situation that they can't get out of, no matter how optimistic they are or how much they want things to change. poor people know this well.
good feelings and optimism arent always enough. and even the drive to succeed isnt necessarily enough, some people will send out 200 resumes without a single response.
after a while, a life of struggle gets difficult. it's harder and harder to get up in the morning, and get out of bed. eventually, you just want it to stop. a release from that crappy existence.
I actually understand now why people end their lives. at first I thought it was selfish or irrational. but it makes a lot of sense now.
I cant die yet though, I want to reach my fitness goals. I doubt it will change anything, but I want to do that for myself.
do it anon. Just keep going brah. Hopefully you will find something to rejuvenate your passion to live along the way.
I recommend going for late night walks by yourself and listening to music if that's an option where you live. Late night walks going to my spot and looking at the stars has effectively cured me of my depression. Don't know how, but it has
I spent a year unemployed, working shitty part time retail when I could get it and wanting to kill myself after I graduated uni. A year after that, my financial situation is basically unchanged, but lifting and meditation have changed my attitude completely.
I'm not saying that changing your attitude will get you a job, etc. Realistically, the economy is only going to become even less job friendly in the future. But if you can find joy in living, then you can be happy even with the shitty hand our generation has been dealt.
Oh and if you were the anon who asked before my moon is pretty shit. I did it in high school and picked up a bit from animu and japanese TV. I can usually get the gist of what someone's saying as long as they dont talk too fast but I'm also bretty gud with body language etc so that helps.
Physics master, now unemployed for about a year now. Thinking about just taking some shit job that doesn't require any qualifications, as I'm running out of savings. Wasted almost six years of my life, it's pretty fucking frustrating.
Had to start a "NYR" bootcamp for the employees.
Which means I am a dietitian, personal trainer, wet-nurse for a bunch of fatties trying to figure out how to not eat as much.
Nursing Assistant, 11.35/hr
Not the best job, would like to switch but I don't want to go back to minimum wage.
Thinking about going to school, but I'm not sure I want to be a Doctor anymore.
Would really like to get into directing, but it sure how to start.
I moved with my gf so not sure.
Prospects are much better elsewhere. The same is true of ausfailia. Capital cities in ausfailia are even worse. A shitty one bedroom apt in sydney will run you 400-500 + utilities a week. At least you have cheap rent in most of burgerstan
Same with me. Perpetual loneliness made somewhat manageable by having a goal (career oriented in my case) to work towards. Once I hit that, which will likely be in 1-2 years, I dont know where I'll go from there
Bro go to school and get your RN or LPN and work night shift. My gf did that and doubled her hourly rate from 12$hr to 24$hr and does half the work she used to. The only shitty part is going to school and work at the same time and certain 2 year programs are expensive.
Pharmacist by trade, medical consultant as current job.
Shit is insanity. ~$70 an hour (salary though, so sometimes more than 40 hours, sometimes less, same pay either way), work from home 40% of the time, travel the other 60%. Free car, free gas, free food on travel, and free hotels, flights, and rental cars on vaca thanks to status from travel. Free gym memberships all over the country (though plebtier globos). Time to go lift, bye.
Gf did hons microbiology. Can't speak for America but you're not getting any research gigs in australia without a doctorate. The only applied science in demand is geology for dat mining dosh
Those schools are pretty elite. I'd take that job, but it's not that easy to get into, especially as a physicist (even though it's theoretically possible of course).
I thought about staying at university, but I was just so glad to be done with it. It's not like I lost interest in physics, it's more that I'm fed up with the working environment. So, basically, at this point I have no interest in a PhD.
Optimization of some detector components of the LHCb experiment at CERN. Sounds dramatic, but it was pretty lame I guess.
Have my agility test for police department tomorrow afternoon. gonna regret not going harder on that cardio for my 1.5... previous jobs were all construction and factory / fabrication work. On the fence about joining s.w.a.t in the future.
>go to film school
>everyone in our class becomes friends
>become one of the better classes in the history of the school
>I suggest we all band together and start our own production company
>some people get jobs at editing houses
>some move back home
>some go back to school
>a year goes by
>unable to get any jobs in my field
>end up working for a church in the media department
>only reason I don't kill myself is because 14 an hour and free gym
>friend hits me up one day
>find out some of them started a production company
>no one asked me
Robotics technician at a car manufacturing plant. I work night shift so I get stuck doing preventative maintenance on robots. I make about 20.23 an hour. I only have an associate degree in electrical engineering and I'm 22 years old. Should I go for a bachelors degree?
Yeah, I've been thinking about it
LPN's only a two year degree and at the place I work at they make $23.50 and all they have to do is med pass,which is easy, I used to do it at an assisted living.
I guess I just felt like I'd be giving up on ju previous dream of being s Doctor if I did that, but whatever.
The only thing is I just got a DUI they don't know about and I don't know if I can get hired anywhere else now.
Graduated with a bachelors in political science in 2011 with having no idea what the fuck I want to do. Now I work at a company doing 3d models of buildings making around 35k a year and work part time at a rock climbing gym and sometimes substitute teach. Still have no idea what I want to do. Really just want to make money and not have an actual career though.
College prof in the social sciences (yes, I know and fuck you too). Been doing this for about 3 years now, have an offer to work for the gov. as a statistician for a major agency, might do it but really don't want to move to D.C. I have a wife and small kids.
I make 63k for 9 months, about 78k if I teach over the summer. Not the best pay but not bad either.
I drive for Fedex. Decent money, no boss and I usually get done in like 6 hours with my route. My dream is to run my own business.
some asshole totalled my motorcycle. some pollack faggot decided to rear his van into my bike while i was on it.
at least i got 1000 pounds for it when it was worth less than that
just passed my veterinarian licensing exam. feeling pretty high right now about it
I work as an overnight security guard for a hotel making $13/hr. I spend about 90% of my time on my phone or tablet or talking to the desk clerk. Night shift is hard on the body if you aren't able to completely switch over to a fully reversed sleep cycle.
I need to do something else, probably get a master's or something before I kill myself.
I live near the mountains and work at a small hospital. It's okay. I make around $52,000 a year but it lets me enjoy my hobbies and live a quaint life. I'm 28 and I rock climb, lift weights, road cycle, swim, and just generally like being outdoors.
stick with it, fucking working 16 hours shift mon-friday
>I want to become a banker in the cayman islands
Are you 12?
My wife is a nurse and works those sort of hours. It's great. Plus I usually have to go into the office twice a week (work a lot from home). Life is good I suppose. We travel a lot especially for having small children.
Nurses make good money. I considered becoming a nurse after working in the lab and thinking "I'm not paid enough for this bullshit" but now that they have the lab staff doing phlebotomy rotations ( small hospital so we're short staffed) I've realized I don't have the interpersonal skills. Guess I'll just sit in the lab looking at sputum, shit, and piss forever making pennies.
I thought it was the dream to at first. But it's tiring if you try to maintain a normal weekend sleep schedule; the weekly flip flop makes for a very tired person. On top of that the pay is shit for my area, Long Island, and all you see at night are whores, druggies and shady people.
Yeah, she has an As degree and RN license and makes really good money, not a whole lot less than I do with a Ph.D. I hear the real money is in travel nursing though.
I always say I am the wrong kind of doctor; should've been an md not a phd. Oh well, maybe in the next life.
I know that shit. I'm doing nightshifts supervising an experiment. The only responsibility I have is to call someone in case something goes wrong (which basically never happens). So all I'm doing is sitting in a room for eight hours watching netflix and drinking coffee trying not to nap in.
That's me right now sadly. I'm working till 7am, then it's the gym for me followed by going home and being too tired to do anything but lie in bed till I fall asleep.
We're all gonna make it
No idea on costs in NZ but employers in ausfailia want minimum 2 yr exp for entry level shit. You're better off fucking off overseas and getting your experience while saving and even getting a bit of second language skills in most cases.
well, that is a niche field that is sort of hard to get into. you really have to work hard to make bank with something like film.
but atleast you got a church gig senpai.
me either, considering prison officer (australia) seems alright for a 9 - 5 job
Me and my dad own a used car dealership. I got into the business about 3 years ago, my dad asked me to help him out he was really desperate because his "partner" was stealing so much money right from under his nose. Planned to take only 1 semester off, ended up working there for the 3+ years now.
SpaceX doesn't hire many physicists.
There're a couple of us from Caltech here.
Stanford and CMU are well represented but so are MIT/Cal/UCLA/USC/Mich/UTAustin.
Purdue has one of the best propulsion engineering programs in the country and OSU has a great weld engineering program so it isn't like we only hire from schools that are traditionally considered "top" tier.
>rest are imported from foreign countries
You do realize that ITAR doesn't really differentiate between a Falcon 9 and an ICBM, right? While we do have a few non US persons working here, it is fairly rare and extremely expensive/inconvenient to get them cleared.
You have to be really fucking talented to get a job here as a foreign national.
Don't feel too bad. Some of our departments/groups are really small and have dozens of qualified applicants apply. This is especially true if your expertise is fairly niche like nanoscale heat transfer.
>tfw PhD candidate
>tfw received a job offer in semiconductor research
Currently in uni studying Geophysics (2nd year of 4)
Probably gonna go into oil and gas exploration. If the oil price is still miserable in 2018 I might do an MSc (1 year) or PhD (3 years) to buy time
Any advice or comments brehs?
> civil eng degree
> construction project manager
> $44/hr + car
you know, sometimes it feels good man
but then I can't ever talk about it cos all my friends are closer to $20/hr
>3rd year of pure mathematics
>Don't really feel like becoming a teacher / prof
At least I get to be super smug and it's less of a sausage fest than physics, engineering or CS.
Graduated with a bsc in mathematics about 3 years ago. Didn't feel like going into teaching either, went into actuary and I'm making a lot more than teaching probably would have.
Yes I'm thinking of going into finance/quant or actuary (heard the field is a little saturated atm though). I'm struggling with family validation; my parents are surgeons and saying I was looking into finance degrees got me "I don't know Anon, that's pretty fucked up".
A high school math class buddy who was REALLY into metal went in to become a math teacher just so he could have loads of free time and no effort job security so I get the appeal but I think I'd rather take the money.
What's your job like ? I read an actuary interview a while ago but she made it sound like it was mostly shuffling some databases around and bullshitting at the coffee machine pretending what you're doing is interesting, but maybe she's just terrible at selling her job.
Graduate Cloud Support Engineer
Yeah its support but its not like a helpdesk/call centre, its a massive tech company and support is mostly through live chat and email. The culture is sweet and I'm pretty happy. I really just wanted to land a job at one of the big names
Getting trained in Big Data which is a pretty hot area. Hopefully this job can take me somewhere pretty cool with a good paycheck
After suffering daily torture in the world that is called accountancy (big4 firm) I decided that I would rather work for less money, but have a more rewarding job. Signed up for military academy, now second lieutenant. Happy and fit as fuck and it turns out the pay isn't that bad at all.
I went from skinny desk clerk to a fit and trained leader. Fucking love it. Also Eurofag.
I'm a banker.
Currently in retail but doing something like a degree in my free time. After that i start a real degree in financial math.
Real money is in PE or in hedgefunds.
You can ask me if you want but im currently on work so mb i cant respond.
Fuck you. You know nothing.
>tfw be the based supplier.
It might sound childish but I mire you. Not only will a career in chemistry have a lot of potential for money and status gains, if everything else fails you can always rely on those skills to carry you over (as long as you don't get caught).
>Cop in a town lost in the Alpes with the lowest crime ratio of the nation.
>hope to become cops chief eventually.
The pay is good, I have time to climb and skii, but I do nothing all the shifts
Not gonna lie, they sell you on the idea that you're 'solving problems'. In actual fact, the majority of my job scope involves market research and feasibility reports on new products and pricing models. Of course, I'm just an associate at one of the bigger insurance firms so my tasking may not be that high in importance.
Sounds like you lack artistic talent and networking skills. Making friends with easygoing people, being passive about your goals and feeling sorry for yourself might not be enough become your own boss. Arrange yourself in your somehow deserved situation or change your ways padawan.
>80k a year
>2k biweekly after taxes
Anon you're being fucked. I'm only making 60 a year and I get a little over 1800 every two weeks after taxes. Maybe you're not taking enough allowances on your income tax.
Daily reminder that tax refunds are YOUR MONEY that you have too much of to the government. Your best case is no return or owing a little bit that you instantly pay off. They don't give you interest on the money they keep from you all year but they sure as shit charge interest daily if you owe then. Tax refunds are for cucks.
This guy gets it. Sticking with my software dev job to rack up experience and all the certifications that they'll pay to give me then I'm going full on independent. I think I'll start freelance work pretty soon on top of my job.
Good feelings and optimism are not enough because it is just half the picture. Nobody is happy all the time.
Find some job to make you happier. If you've got no one to take care of right now, youve got nothing to lose.
If you are brave enough to kill yourself, you should be brave enough to change your life.
Suicide is the ultimate make-over. You can do with smaller proportions, no?
>at uni, studying linguistics
>will never get a well paying job even with phd
>contemplating help desk work to get some money together and start writing a novel or something
I know, I messed this up bad. Oh well, gotta learn some more languages to feel like I know something.
Restaurant manager. 73k/yr.
Free food whenever I want. Easy to cut when I have unlimited chicken/veggies. I can order whatever I want from suppliers and take whatever food home I want. Easy to bulk too. Next door to 24hr gym, write my own schedule. 3rd yr as number one store in company.
I'm a family resource specialist at a non profit agency.
>I work 10-4 including an hour and a half lunch
>Probably work a max of 1-2 hours each day, rest of my time is spend fucking around on 4chan and Youtube
>As many vacation days as I want as long as I don't get too greedy about it
>I have my own office, so I don't have to deal with the populace if I don't feel like it
>I ended up having 2 supervisors for some reason. 1st supervisor is maximum chill. Second supervisor was a dick at first, but getting cooler
>Full benefits, 401k, all that good stuff
>45k a year isn't all that great. Good enough, but not great.
>Sometimes (every other month maybe) I have to work weekends
>Second supervisor, while not a dick anymore, isn't as cool as my first supervisor
>No room to grow or get promoted
All in all, it's a decent enough job. I used to be a teacher and make 50k a year. I took a pay cut because that shit was stressful as hell and teachers work CONSTANTLY. Looking to use this job as experience to get into education administration. Only problem is that this job is too fucking easy and comfortable. While the pay isn't as great as I'd like, I literally fuck around 90% of the day on the internet.
Got my test in a few hours, I'm gonna go through with the s.w.a.t deal after completing my bachelors, I'm hazy on the whole exemplary service requisite, is imagine they'll clear that up. Are there any ways to really stand out and build myself up over those 3 years to make myself a prime candidate? I have a ton of hope riding on this seeing as I never got to become a special forces operative due to my past and trying to start my family at home. Any advice from anyone would be welcome, I go in for testing in 3.5 hours, nervous as fuck, luckily the written and the polygraph are tomorrow, so I have time to calm down and somewhat get my shit together. Fucking nervous excitement wouldn't even let me sleep properly last night...
Sorry to hear that, desu.
Maybe try to find a job outside your comfort zone?
Like I said, I was a teacher and getting into an office job was a huge "culture shock" for me, I guess you could say. It ended up working out, though.
There have literally been days like this at my job:
>Arrive at job at 10:30am
>No one's here, play 3DS until 12pm
>Go home for lunch, take a nap, get back at 1:30pm
>Supervisor has finally made it back, but she's on the phone laughing it up with her friends or something
>Get on 4chan and shit post until 3:30pm
>Duck off to the bathroom, take a shit and play Tetris until 4pm
This is not a rare occurrence either. Happens at least once a week.
Sounds good. I've been trying to find any job atm, and apply to a lot of jobs outside my comfort zone. I hope I can get a situation like yours, but right now even a bad job would be better than the no-work-and-no-money circle. Thanks for the insight. I'll try to sniff out a job like yours.
If you ever want to consider making personal training a career, wait and try to open up your own small studio. Get a small space with two power racks and enough equipment and space to group train 5 people or so at a time. Charge them 30$ an hour or so. Being Being a trainer for a corporate gym is shit and will never be a viable career.
This is my dream anon. I don't even care that much about money, I just want lots of free time. Let me guess, you've read the 4 hour work week? I'd love to make a successful dropshipping site. What kind of sites do you make?
>Go home for lunch, take a nap, get back at 1:30pm
Calling bullshit my friend. You mean you can drive home, eat, take a decent nap, and drive back to work all in the span of an hour and a half?
Actually, I'm not bullshitting on that one
>mfw I live literally 10 minutes away from my job
I'm a correctional officer. Gotta be stronger than prison strong.
btw i live alone
my bills every month are less than $1000 so I'm able to save 25% of every paycheck and still have a lot for random stuff. I live in a small place, a low cost of living.
When you start you fill out a w-4. On it you luck the number of allowances you want. The easy way is picking zero. This means the feds take the maximum tax rate from your check then when you get your w-2 at the end of the year and file taxes, you'll get whatever extra back. I'm assuming you're not married and have no children so a single allowance is probably your best bet. You'll get about an extra 2-4 hundred back on your check and still end up with a few grand in a tax return.
Depending on how responsible you are with money you can actually take more allowances than recommended. It just means you will get more of your gross salary up front but come tax time you'll have to pay up what is owed. If you think you're good with money, go this route and just have your expected tax debt saved in an account somewhere.
That's not how things work. He's saying because his boss isn't there he doesn't work. You should have initiative and do something regardless. That's what you're paid for. The idea that "I do t have to, so I won't" is crippling to humanity. Strive to do your best at all times.
That's what leads to crippling unpaid extra hours on the job because if you don't do those 70hour weeks just to be a productive employee, someone else will.
Most business owners would use what you just said to force their employees to work more and more if given the opportunity.
Obviously you can say its not forced since in the end you have a choice between working to the bone and getting laid off
Watch out, your millennial is showing. Those "extra unpaid hours" is called your job. I'm sorry if I wouldn't want my employees fucking off for one fifth of the time I'm paying them to work. Besides a ds belongs at home, not at work.
Besides if you'd ever worked you would know that those lazy fucks leave work to be done. And that's not sticking it to the man, it's sticking it to your fellow employees who have to pick up the slack and resent you.
Nah, I did a desk job for 2 years and I realized what sort of a cesspool of shit it is. Dealing with bosses who don't give a shit if you pass out from overworking as long as the bottom lines are met. Brown nosing colleagues who pretend that working 24/7 is their calling and that others should follow in their footsteps (thus making them seem like the dependable type to the boss)
Fuck all of that. It aint worth sacrificing so much of your life and sanity to office madness. I have no idea how people can tolerate that for more than a couple of years.
Moved on to real estate, became my own boss and never looked back.
Not to disturb you two and your ranting but I'm >>35589008
and my point was that
>It's not his problem that his business have to many people on payroll or not enough to do.
My last boss hired 8 people to do a job that required 3 people. The result was people didn't have enough to do and procrastinated, even after doing a lot of stuff not designated for their position. The boss also lost a lot of money through doing stuff this way and ended up going bankrupt.
That's how life works sometimes, and you would know this if you 'ever worked' yourself.
Just curious. A friend of mine is in school to be a male nurse and he was telling me about how shitty it was for him in L&D, and how it was damn near impossible for him to get any experience in that area because so many of the patients (and their husbands especially) refuse to let another guy come in the room to check their wive's genitals. I was just going to ask if you had ever experienced anything like that and what your thoughts were about it. He and I got into a big argument because I also wouldn't let another guy (nurse or doctor) examine my wife/girlfriend while she was naked.
Aus/NZ/Canada/UK are definitely the easiest to clear ITAR but its still a pain in the ass so well done. What do you do?
I don't know about the actuarial field but if you are serious about quant work, a finance degree is not going to cut it. In fact, it could be a hindrance.
I worked at an HFT/quant shop before coming back to aerospace and seeing any finance or business related majors on a resume would have put your application directly in the trash. I know this was the case at many other reputable shops as well.
The quant world is populated by math/physics/cs/engineering guys and can be very hostile to traditional finance types. As a general rule, in my experience the better the shop the less likely they are to hire those with more traditional finance/banking backgrounds, especially for any PM/trading roles.
I'm 31, not sure if that counts as a young dude but I sure don't feel young anymore.
The burn out rate is definitely higher than the industry standard. SpaceX tends to really work the young engineers into the ground and we lose a lot of people after the first 1-2 years. The benefit of this is that for those of us who stick around we have a pretty fast promotion track compared to most aero/defense corps with lower turnover.
Also, as you move up and maintain a good reputation you get much more leeway in your workload/schedule. You can still put in 70 hour weeks if you want but there are plenty of people doing 50 hour weeks, although 50 hours is less than typical in your first 1-2 years here.
Overall, I really like the environment though. I think we probably have quite a few employees leaving here pissed off and they are generally pretty vocal about their dislike of their time here and this tends to influence our rep in the industry.
In general, I find most engineers fairly spoiled and entitled so I don't have a ton of sympathy for those who come to work here and then constantly bitch about the tempo.
I know everyone's experience will vary but the one thing that SpaceX does extremely well is letting prospective employees know what the work/life balance is like and what is expected of them. Again, I don't have much sympathy for people who are told this time and again during the interview process and then still find reasons to complain once they've been here a couple of months.
Are you at Boeing in El Segundo? How is life there? I had a good friend at Boeing in Seal Beach who really enjoyed working there.
>work as a personal trainer
Yes, I worked freelance, got very little exposure so I did the ol' trojan horse at a 24 hour fitness.
>work at 24hr
>give pdf of Starting Strength to people for free
>teach OHP, SQ, BN, DL for the free sessions to people
>get noobs on SS with arm accessories
>branch them into TM or PPL
>follow with 5/3/1 (my alternative version) or modified sheiko (so that normies can handle it)
>design my own routines that change to the person
>hire at 24 hour
>find private gym to train at near by
>get clients at 24
>tell them you will charge them cheaper somewhere else, this is after they already buy training from jewty four hour
>or, if theyre poor, ask them to purchase 80/mo for 1 session and routine planning + diet planning for each month
>slowly keep funneling clients, DONT GET CAUGHT
>leave 24 when stable enough
I also started marketing myself as able to teach group classes for corporations and apartment complexes, which pays 50$/hr and 10 people show up at the apartments on average.
I make like 2k/mo, but for the first year in which I was getting jewed at 24 hour, and building my own business (which requires a business license, insurance, private gym rent...) I was living on the literal edge. Sometimes no food to maintain strength in, gains took a beating for it, but now Im completely independent and make a comfortable living doing what I love
just one thing is for sure
FUCK COMMERCIAL GYMS, THEY WILL PAY YOU SHIT
LMAO IM GETTING PAID THE SAME AS SOMEONE WHO SAYS A DEADLIFT IS BAD FOR YOUR BACK AND HAS AS MUCH LIFTING EXPERIENCE AS MY DICK
Believe it or not, I'm actually Caymanian. I can tell you that bankers, and generally anyone in finance, can do very well here with the right qualifications. The issue coming in as an expat is that you need to be sponsored ie you need a company to get your work permit. You cannot legally work here without one, as an expat. However, if you are the right guy at the right time, it can happen. Living here is not cheap either, but obviously there is no income tax
Spoken on like a true woman. Females have no clue how men operate/think. Not even the guy you're replying to, but If you think a guy, professional or not, doesn't enjoy seeing a hot piece of ass naked regardless of the setting, then you're delusional.
and a woman can't like seeing a naked piece of ass?
and a gay man too?
You can't be prying into what people enjoy and don't enjoy, and it cant be a basis for a MEDICAL PROCEDURE THAT IS PROVEN THAT MEN ARE BETTER AT ON AVERAGE
Hell, Id like my wife to get checked out and have someone mire her, why wouldn't you?
Even then, whoever is doing that is getting paid enough to not enjoy it, and has too much on his mind to be checking out some fucked up genitals.
I merchandise for frito lay. I get mileage which is 56cent per mile and 15$/hr, bretty good insurance and 401k matches up to 6%
most of the time i bust my ass for the first 3 hours and relax the other 5. only thing that sucks is that i work 5am-12pm
Nigga I'm a medic and I dreaded my L&D clinicals. Most of the patients I asked were fine with me being in the room and I even assisted deliveries with the obstetricians and did examinations and stuff and most husbands and pregnant ladies didn't seem to give a shit as long as I was being respectful. And there was God damn nothing attractive about any of the woman there even if they did have a pretty face or something because birth is disgusting and there's something about the smell of birth and the fwooshing sound of amniotic fluid that really doesn't rustle my jumblies
No shit watching a woman give birth is fuckin disgusting. I have two kids and saw both of them come out, there's nothing serial about that at all.
But you can't tell me with a straight face that if you were doing a routine pelvic exam on a hot pretty chick that you wouldn't be secretly mirin that ass.
Male RN here, my L&D clinicals suckkked also. NO ONE was accommodating a male student, and I understand, it's a private, once in a lifetime moment, who needs that a student - a dumb male one at that - awkwardly inserting oneself into the situation?
Motherbaby was different, after the birth, no one gave a shit. Also, cesareans are easier to get into, if you're a male.
Also, RN is a pretty good career.
all the woman are in NYC. san francisco is some small town, full of indian/chinese/white male nerds. Good place to live if you wanna be a single male for the rest of your life. Also no fucking trains that connect anywhere useful
Probably late to point this out but linguistics can be decent, especially if you know multiple languages.
Go be a fucking translator. Go sell your skills as an "analyst" of "different cultures" to govt agencies, businesses whatever. If you have any entreprenur mindset you can make money copying shit from one culture to another. Fuck if you are CS minded AT ALL you can make money "localizing" software i.e. changing the fucking language on the UI.
If people want more unwarranted advice...
There are piles of careers that need a :degree: but it doesn't matter what it is in.
Memorize tech acronyms then make a % of the guys salary as payment. If someone is getting paid 100k walk away with 10k just for fucking finding his resume in a pile and forwarding him. Bonus point for working from home in a cheap area (south) while doing phone interviews for silicon valley where 100k is "livable if your single".
Be middleman between tech nerds and business jocks. If you post on 4chan you probably have the tech half covered. If you can watch a football game and "bro" it up with frat boys you probably have your bases covered.
memorize tech acronyms and be outgoing
>full time internet troll
go find the /pol/ false flag stuff.
I know you work at spacex but what have you heard from over at JPL I'm >>35583203 and I got a job at tailspinning company in palo alto (hint: its SSL) and was thinking of looking at it as an alternate.
the bay area fucking sucks.
>tfw coulda had a job at sandia instead
glorified dick toucher and ass wiped.
works with all woman and is a bitch himself
makes shit money
Yeah keep telling yourself lies. No self respecting man can become a fucking Dr.'s bitch
waste of money. Physics is really only good for a HS physics teacher and that is saturated as fuck. You will have to get your PhD or have you considered ending your life? Hopefully you werent stupid enough to take out debt for such a useless degree
I live in the UK so I got my tutition paid for and this masters would be funded. Because everyone thats good with physics/maths goes into Oil/Gas here, we actually have a shortage of physics teachers so if I really want a backup, its there. I'd just rather do something I could make money.
You posted this story in /biz too huh? I forgot what the thread was about but it had to be you as I'm sure they're not too many people who've dropped out of med school on this board.
I did a ton of collaborate research at JPL when I attended/worked at Caltech. I really enjoyed my time there. There are some very smart people around, the work environment and work/life balance are great and the JPL campus is beautiful. Having Caltech close by and running things at JPL is nice as well since you can collaborate on research, attend lectures and events.
Plus, I really miss the Pasadena/Altadena area.
I know someone who worked at MDA and enjoyed it, sorry to hear that SSL sucks.
>>tfw coulda had a job at sandia instead
I did a summer research fellowship at LANL. The national labs can be really great places to work. One of the cluster architects I worked with when I was in finance worked at Sandia for 8-9 years and loved it.
If you're looking for jobs in SoCal you should check out Aerospace Corp in El Segundo.
>I don't know about the actuarial field but if you are serious about quant work, a finance degree is not going to cut it. In fact, it could be a hindrance.
Obviously I wasn't shooting for traditional finance degrees, I was looking at mostly math with finance sprinkled on top. I'm currently looking into:
Or do you think I should be shooting for an even more math heavy profile ?
That looks like a very solid program and I'm sure it would be beneficial. You need to really think about what role you want to be in (PM, strategy, trading, pure execution, back-testing, risk) and what caliber shop you are aiming for.
Take my experience with a grain of salt since I was only in the HFT world for 3-4 years and I ended up at one of the top firms through an acquisition rather being hired directly by them. Even coming from Caltech undergrad with a fairly good research track record I would never have made it into that shop if my firm wasn't acquired.
Almost everyone I worked with who was actually responsible for trading and strategy came from top 5-10 PhD programs in pure/applied math and physics. And one characteristic they almost all shared was none of them were looking to get into finance as a career. They came from extremely strong academic research backgrounds and went the finance route later on for one reason or another.
I don't want to discourage you but I want to point out the kind of competition you'll face for the most lucrative positions. You'll be going up against candidates who could have tenure track positions available to them but are choosing finance instead.
you are worse than a prostitute. At least a hooker gets paid to touch other guys penises. You put catheters in for free. Have fun wiping geriatrics and bariatric asses for the rest of your life.
Np, glad to help.
Either of those will be great even if you don't end up staying there long term. Might want to check out HRL in Malibu as well. From what I've heard second hand its not a bad place, although not as great as it once was, and they do a lot of material science which might work for you.
Well I'm originally from Inglewood and the only reason I came back here instead of staying over in pittsburgh was because family, however it all got resolved pretty fast so I'm at best looking to get there in 2017.
I hope that staying here for ~2 years (if the company doesnt go bankrupt first) will give me more backing then coming fresh out of college with a bunch of research but no work experience will be more attractive. Best case scenario I get to work towards my PhD as well.
You could start actually giving a shit and develop some useful skills in your free time. By useful skills I mean a skill that employers want, like welding or knowing a common second language.
Small world. I know a CMU masters alum who grew up in Inglewood and works in SF now. There can't be too many of you guys running around.
Sounds like you have your shit together and have a good plan in place, the added work experience will definitely help.
Not to sound like too much of a SpaceX shill but you should apply again if it still interests you. I know plenty of people who applied multiple times before getting an offer.
Best of luck either way.
D-Wave. I'll need to finish PhD first.
Did a four year stint as an EMT. Shittiest years of my life.
Five years later, own two small companies. Still early but seeing pretty good growth so far. So I don't make much yet.
If I don't make it, I'll probably eat a bullet.
My wife is a med tech. She works 1600-0030 five days a week. Works every fifth weekend. Sweet fucking gig.
She gets up at 0900 or 0930 every day. And she has six goddamn hours of beautiful sunlight. Then she pisses it away sitting in front of the TV or staring at her phone. I had no idea that this would be her life when I married her.
What the fuck did I do?
I live in California so it's fucking insanely hard to get a job for it here. Doctors have a God complex, nurses think they're doctors, everything we deal with is airborne diseases so it's super easy to get sick, and pay is starting to decrease so it's so inflated. The lowest I've heard them start at here in California is $17. Also, there is no moving up after Lead RT, unless you want to teach which pays baller amounts of money from what I've heard.