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  1. ZenMMA is offline

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    What's your Job?

    I had been working at the same job for about 5 years, it was a pretty decent job in finance as business Analyst, however I quit in January and decided to travel and do Martial arts, my original intention was to train in China for a year, but for a number of reasons, (Including the contraction of MRSA) that didnt work out, so I am now in Thailand training Muay Thai and MMA....It looks like Ill have to return home in July and an email from one of my friends today (telling me how he has just got a really good job) has got me thinking about work again.

    I'm 26 (some may say too old to quit your job and go marching off round the world to learn martial arts) so when I get home I really have to hammer down something decent.

    I like the idea of making my own money like the e-bay millionaires and such, although obviously that requires some degree of capital.

    Anyway, what are you employed as, what have you been employed as and would would you like to be employed as?
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    I'm a hacker. My job title is Senior Software Engineer. I used to do a lot of R&D type work, but these days mostly keep codemonkeys in line.

    I write a lot in my spare time, and if I ever write anything worth reading, I'll quit and do that instead.
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    there are a bunch of these threads now, fyi
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnKenner View Post
    I'm a hacker. .
    The thread was worth it for this response alone!

    What does a hacker do? Who pays you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenMMA View Post
    I like the idea of making my own money like the e-bay millionaires and such, although obviously that requires some degree of capital.
    Making lots of money on the internet tends to be much harder than it looks like. Nonetheless, self-employment is always better than being an employee, especially when you are living in a country where employee-rights, wages and the economy in general suck (e.g. USA and most of middle and southern europe). Also, itīs much less mind-numbing and character-destroying. Just think about what your talents are and how you could make people pay you for it.
    For example, you could do personal training, which I did for a while to pay for my study. Get the knowledge and the neccessary credentials and you can earn some serious money - just make sure you offer it in rich parts of town. Training fat rich guys in the midlife-crisis is more fun than it sounds like.

    Also, you might consider moving to another country, where getting a decent education (maybe university?) is affordable. Thereīs no reason to live in a country in which you wonīt be payed appropriately for honest work.

    I'm 26 (some may say too old to quit your job and go marching off round the world to learn martial arts) so when I get home I really have to hammer down something decent.
    Stay calm. With 26 you are still young enough to travel the world for a while and generally enjoy life. As long as you are healthy, not too fearsome, have no kids and do not care for becoming a lawyer, physician, manager and similar clichee-carreer-stuff, that should be no problem and will protect you from a life you may be not content with.
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    I'm a code monkey. These days I mostly hide from Senior Software Engineers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nils View Post

    Stay calm. With 26 you are still young enough to travel the world for a while and generally enjoy life. As long as you are healthy, not too fearsome, have no kids and do not care for becoming a lawyer, physician, manager and similar clichee-carreer-stuff, that should be no problem and will protect you from a life you may be not content with.

    Thats exactly what I needed to hear. Thanks....genuinely, thanks.

    Coincidently my best friend emailed me today from home, he is my age, he has had loads of jobs, mainly sales, I mean he has sold everything from non existent shares, to space in magazines, he even spent a fair while doing hospitality and working festivals. he has a degree, but no real consistent work experience. ( I on the other hand have worked as a Business Analyst for a decent ish company for the past 5 years)

    A mutual friend of ours has a pretty decent job, cant remember what it is but I know it is for one of the Major Banks (HSBC) and I know he got the job straight out of college with minimal qualifications because his dad is really high up at exec level.

    Anyway, my friend made it his mission to try and get a job there, so for the last 8 weeks he has been playing golf a few times a week with our mutual friend and his day and low and behold the email I got today was telling me he has got a Project management job with one of the largest bank in the world and a salary to match.

    It's who you know not what you know I guess.

    I think that got me panicking a little bit, I'm out in Thailand training and working up some debt and he has just pretty much sorted himself for life by hobnobbing with the right people.
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    ^Glad I could be of help.
    By the way, why should you be panicked out by your friend? You are in Thailand, doing what you want to do, living your dream. Thatīs much greater than some random job, no matter the salary.

    Just always remember Douglas Adams: "Donīt Panic".
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    I work in the adult industry. Yes. My job rules.
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