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TitaniumAlloy
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posted June 15, 2006 11:58 AM

Career Choices

I want to get into a job which pays alot of money for very few hours, but I'd like to do something that is actually meaningful.

And no I don't mean crime



I'm studying higher level maths, physics and biology, and japanese, business/geo and english for my IB diploma.


What jobs do you guys do? Are they related to what you studied in High School/University? Do you enjoy them?


I'm getting a bit concerned about the time at which I'm gna have to work for the food on my plate I might have to go hungry
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william
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posted June 15, 2006 12:10 PM

Well I would like a couple of jobs in the future.
I would like to be a games designer or make games.
Be a professional Electronic music producer (I already do this kind of stuff, but I havent put any of my songs on the internet as of yet,I guess thats because i may fear that people will hate the music)
And I would maybe like to design grahpics for games.
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TitaniumAlloy
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posted June 15, 2006 12:42 PM

Electronic music will not yeild a living I can tell you that, unless you hit the worlds number 1, but even then you will still need another job to support it.


Designing games might if you get into a good company... You'd need at least advanced computer studies and visual arts though.
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posted June 15, 2006 12:48 PM

yeah thats true.
But have you ever heard of Tangering Dream?
Well they are probably the best Electronic band in the world.
There music is great, and a real joy to listen to.
As for the games.
Well I am creative, and just recenetly the whole of my year had to do a careers test, and my highest ranking categorie was in the Creative department, so yeah thats what you were saying before.
And today I saw my schools career adviser and I told him that next year for year 11 and year 12, I will be taking all of the computer classes.
As i am very good at computers.
I think the classes are IT, IT vet, Industrial grahpics which is designing furniture and graphics in real time but on the computer, software designing which is supposed to be a very hard course because it requires alot of theory thinking and it is very hard, and there is another one I think but I cant remember.

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posted June 15, 2006 12:54 PM

Hey william, if you are serious about jobs in the gaming industry, you have to start out small. Most larger companies such as EA or Blizzard recruit applicants with about 4 years of experience and individual attitudes and motivation are also important. Considering you are in Aus, be prepared to move to Europe or the USA if you are looking to score with the major companies.
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posted June 15, 2006 06:11 PM
Edited by russ at 20:36, 15 Jun 2006.

Quote:
I want to get into a job which pays alot of money for very few hours, but I'd like to do something that is actually meaningful.
haha! don't we all want that!
What do you consider meaningful, btw? Technically, EVERYTHING you do has some meaning.

Anyways, here is a list of jobs that fit your goal and do not require any education:
* drug dealer
* gay prostitute

If you don't mind spending about 10 years in University, you can become a dentist or a doctor.

If you are a genious, you can continue studying math and physics, then patent an invention and live off it for the rest of your life.

I hope that helps.

If you find another way, please let me know.

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friendofgunnar
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posted June 15, 2006 07:10 PM

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But have you ever heard of Tangerine Dream?



Actually there's a much better electronic band called "Deep Breakfast"  They only made one album though.  check it out

BTW there's a place on the net where you can post mp3's, same as the idea of photobucket. Forget the name just now...

on-topic

Nah all that stuff that I learned in high school has no relevence to what I'm doing now.

I think a lot of people my generation are that way too.(gen x)


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posted June 15, 2006 08:02 PM

A job that pays alot of money but you only want to work a few hrs?
Sounds like a very lazy person to me.
Even great jobs you have to work a good amount of hrs.
Maybe you might want to? oh never mind Russ already said it lol.
Then again you can also do GA, it falls right in the catagories of what he mentioned before.
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frostwolf
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posted June 15, 2006 11:11 PM

Hey, as long as you can buy booze with 1$ a bottle, who needs a job?
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posted June 15, 2006 11:54 PM

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I want to get into a job which pays alot of money for very few hours, but I'd like to do something that is actually meaningful.

And no I don't mean crime



Politician.
Pays alot, you set your own hours, it is sorta "meaningful"
And it's a fraud, not a crime
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posted June 16, 2006 05:17 AM
Edited by Consis at 05:19, 16 Jun 2006.

Hmm . . .

Quote:
I want to get into a job which pays alot of money for very few hours, but I'd like to do something that is actually meaningful.

Honesty . . . that's a good start.

Logic: What if you really do obtain a job that pays a lot of money for very few hours? Do you think it will truly be meaningful? How do you think the poor people of the world will look at you then?

What if: . . . what if you spent every day of your life chasing a dream to help the people around you? What if you went to work and came home exhausted after doing your job to the best of your ability? What if you felt sorry for beggars, handicapped, and the sick? What if a man, who smells of alcohol, walks up to you and begs you for a piece of food, some clothing, or money? Or what if . . . God forbid, you see a tiny innocent baby crying and screaming in a basket on a corner with no one to care for it?

Think about your job then . . . think about why you think you deserve a job like that while some women, children, elderly, and sick people are left to die. Even if you really did get that job . . . would it be meaningful?
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posted June 16, 2006 08:53 AM

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Hey william, if you are serious about jobs in the gaming industry, you have to start out small. Most larger companies such as EA or Blizzard recruit applicants with about 4 years of experience and individual attitudes and motivation are also important. Considering you are in Aus, be prepared to move to Europe or the USA if you are looking to score with the major companies.

You should also study courses in computer programming. Uni and Tafe have them.
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posted June 16, 2006 09:40 AM

Yes I think I might be going to TAFE when I leave and finish my HSC (high school certificate for people that dont know ).
I will also do all computer courses even the hard ones but I should do quite fine in them.
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TitaniumAlloy
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posted June 16, 2006 10:29 AM

Guys... the very few hours and alot of money thing was a joke, I just didn't put the "" which seems mandatory for everything that is slightly veering off of serious in this message board. You can all calm down now. <- there I put it


I actually wouldn't mind going into politics.
I'm thinking that I will hopefully get into investment banking or some **** like that to get some money up and then quit and do something that will make my life worthwhile in the slightest.



And Consis, what about Bono from U2? Talented musician, but he's made a hell of a lot of money doing very little strenuous work, but then he's one of the leading people in helping those less fortunate than your average.
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posted June 16, 2006 02:54 PM
Edited by Consis at 14:56, 16 Jun 2006.

Ugh . . .

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What about Bono from U2? Talented musician, but he's made a hell of a lot of money doing very little strenuous work.

TitaniumAlloy,

I do not know why you think this about him. He is a truly great man of whom his greatest achievments can be found in Africa. The very same Africa that America has ignored and forgotten about during its oil crusades to the middle east. If there are honorable men left in this world, I would certainly count him as one. This is a man, along with his wife, who works very hard indeed.
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Juggernaut
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posted June 16, 2006 03:03 PM

We all know that the big money and Nirvana lies within the coke business!

Just rember a few things:
Lesson nr 1:

Donīt ever underestimate the OTHER guys greed.

Lesson nr 2:

Donīt get high on your own supply.

On a more serious note: I love my job and everything with it listening to music and counting notes. The fun thing is the more I listen to music the bigger the note!

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posted June 20, 2006 03:29 PM

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What about Bono from U2? Talented musician, but he's made a hell of a lot of money doing very little strenuous work.

TitaniumAlloy,

I do not know why you think this about him. He is a truly great man of whom his greatest achievments can be found in Africa. The very same Africa that America has ignored and forgotten about during its oil crusades to the middle east. If there are honorable men left in this world, I would certainly count him as one. This is a man, along with his wife, who works very hard indeed.


Consis, he did not make his money working in Africa, if you read on what I said. He does work in Africa, and that is what I said in the part you did not quote.

But singing, songwriting, well sure you need talent, but...
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Guitarguy
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posted June 20, 2006 03:41 PM

Touring can be tiresome work, especially world tours where bands play one or two shows and then jump cities/countries. I don't know if that's how U2 did things, but R.E.M. did that. By the end of the tour, everybody's usually tired of travelling and wants to catch up on missed sleep.

-Guitarguy
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TitaniumAlloy
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posted June 21, 2006 11:50 AM

Guitarguy would you rather go on a world tour or sit in a cramped office chair from 6-10? Or drive a taxi for even longer? Or in a construction site? Coal mine? And in all of those (though it depends how high you are in the chain of command in the office, but generally speaking), you will have to work for years and years and years and years and well, your whole life, to get near the amount of money people like him have. Of course, I don't know how much he's earnt, but I suspect it's one hell of a lot.

It's all relative.

Bono, as the misunderstood example here, made a ton of money through his music, and then now he can do what he wants, and chooses to help people, work in Africa, and do something meaningful.


But he doesn't HAVE to, he could sit by a pool all day drinking cocktails if he wanted to, he's rich enough. But he chooses to make a difference, even though he made alot of money alot more easily than most people.
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Guitarguy
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posted June 21, 2006 12:43 PM

What I meant was, bands don't just make a living sitting around in the studio cutting hits. They tour, promote their material, make guest appearances, etc. That can entail a lot of moving around, setting up dates, etc. It's a lot more strenuous when bands start out, since they often have a limited budget and have to use their own vehicles for transportation. This was just in case anyone thought the job of a performing artist was sedimentary.

Personally, I feel called to be a performing artist. Music is an area of my life that brings me much enjoyment, satisfaction, and fulfillment. I'm not too interested in a lot of jobs out there, with respect to what I can and cannot do. For example, I know I cannot teach algebra or program computers because I'm terrible at math. In the same way, I cannot become a scientist or physician because I'm not very good at studying the sciences. I could try teaching History, as I am good at that subject, but I know I'm weak at professing or giving lectures. And while I've some skills at writing, I lack the patience and discipline to teach English or become an author. Thus, music has always been something I could fall back on. Not in the academic sense, mind you, as I have extreme difficulty reading musical notes. But as a self-taught guitarist and a rising songwriter, I aspire to become a professional performer someday. I aware of the fact that it'll be a difficult journey to reach success, but I feel I'd be better off on this path than by attempting anything else. I'll finish college just to be safe, but I'll always keep my ultimate goal in mind.

-Guitarguy
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