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View Poll Results: what option are you
class 1 under 40,000 25 25.25%
class 2 over 40 thousand but under 70 32 32.32%
over 70 thousand but under 100 21 21.21%
i make Nice cash over 100,000 21 21.21%
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:47 PM   #61
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Thanks.

The lesson is, money is an issue. But don't aim for a career path with the money in mind, choose a career path which you love and then make a living out of it.
well put, i have a couple of close freinds that became real estate agents at the same time. One became a agent because he loved meeting new people and enjoyed going to model homes, house hunting etc....he used to do it on his free time.

the other became one because he heard it was good money.

the one who likes what he is doing is making double what the other guy is even though the other guy spends more on advertising etc.

If you enjoy what you do you will find that making good money wont be hard.
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:47 AM   #62
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If you guys are looking for easy work that pays over 100K a year, be a prof.

My dad works 6 hours a week, gets paid well over 100K a year. Job security? He's teniored, he can't get fired. all you gotta do is:
-Graduate top of your class in highschool
-Graduate top of your class undergrad at an ivey league school
-Graduate top of your class in your doctorate program at another ivey league school
-Find a job (goodluck) and start at like 42K a year. Write a book, make assistant prof, pass your tenior review, write another book, get full prof, teach for 5 more years so you get a pay raise, and then watch your eldest son blow all your cash for you.

Now we've been over what my dad does, and what i do.

i have the best job in the world, i'm a spoiled kid

If you want to be making 100K a year, you gotta be three of the following: well connected, extremly dilligent, brilliant and lucky.


or just wait for inflation...


Thats good, but College Prof is even better. At least when my dad became one he didn't have any crazy degree, etc.. dIdn't even have a degree. Was just damn good in his field. now makes 100k a year, works 3 times a week for like 6 hours if that, and thats about it..

im a lazy bitch that mootches off my parents. Im going to school for biology though I dont like it any more and find that i wasted the last 3 years of my life getting/working towards a useless peice of a paper, the real money is being an entreupenur, cant spell im tired.. Amongst other things I work at the beer store part time and average about 15k a year. As a side job I solder speaker equipment/etc for construction sites for the construction elevators. which pays pretty well.
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Old 11-26-2008, 01:03 AM   #63
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^^i still want a job at the beer store.


i agree, college prof is easier. Does your dad get sabatical? (6 months off every 7 years, or take a 18% paycut, and take a full year off every 7 years).

My dad doesn't do what he does for the money, he just loves doing what he loves doing, and would be just as happy if he made 40K a year.

(i, on the other hand, would be devastated)
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Old 11-26-2008, 02:22 AM   #64
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I'm a third year student at McMaster majoring in PoliSci with a minor in English.. I plan on graduating it, and depending on my marks, either writing the LSAT and applying for Law school depending on the results, getting my B.Ed so I can get into teaching .. or just going straight to car sales.. i know i know, why car sales? Well I just love to sell, and because cars are my passion, I love to sell cars. I made pretty good money for a student last year, $13k in about 3 months selling cars in Calgary, and I know I can sell. We'll see. I truly don't have the GPA though I don't think for law school (only 10% of applicants actually get into law school), and I'm still not sure if I 100% want to get into teaching. But I do enjoy cars, whether it be selling or owning them, and I get out of a car and into a new one every 4 months. And yes, I paid of my cars in cash myself, and I pay for my own insurance as well, and i'm 19.
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Old 11-26-2008, 02:32 AM   #65
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I'm a physician.
It was a long road, but a great profession.

Im actually cutting back my hours a lot and have been involved more lately in custom home construction with a friend of mine believe it or not. Its half the work, and it makes great money if you know what you are doing.

We see what the future holds....
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Old 11-26-2008, 04:34 AM   #66
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2008 - $15000 ~ $24000 : websites for relatives and there clients + summer job ($6000) + part time currently during school ($2000)
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:27 AM   #67
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I am 24 and work for torstar digital, so I work on the following web sites: www.thestar.ca www.wheels.ca www.toronto.com www.parentcentral.ca www.yourhome.ca www.healthzone.ca

I fall in class 2 making over 45k a year, I went to college for 2 years after not really knowing what I wanted to do after highschool, but having some basic coding knowledge I picked up as a hobby making warez sites back in the day.

I wound up making what I do now, and having a job with as much benefits as I do now, with hard work and a general intrest for what I do.

Now I still like what I do but I am a little jaded to how large corporations handle its employees. So I am looking to move along again, to a smaller company, perhaps an agency, or a start up.

Important things in my life are:
-Not having to wear a suit or any sort of collar to my job
-Making a difference at my job (this is becoming more important to me) and by difference I don't mean global, I mean where I can see where my hard work has benefited the company
-Young/ similar age co workers (I have been the youngest at everyplace I have worked with the average age being 26-39)
-Freedom to do what I want and be able to take off should life take me in that direction.

Yes I still live at home, no I don't plan on doing it forever, yes I pay rent and am appreciative.

Honestly, you will probably be working for the best years of your life so make sure its something you enjoy.

What I enjoyed the most was my part time/full time hour job at Sport Chek as a technician, and would love to open my own "action sports" store one day.
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:23 AM   #68
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Well i am 29 and was on the higher option of this poll before the crisis hit here (Icelandic currency is messed right now).
I have an Aerospace(B.Eng) engineering degree and a Master in Advanced manufacturing and virtual product design. I was also a sergent in the Airforce for almost two years and specialised on the Mirage 2000-2005
Currently i am working as a consultant/designer for an international company in food processing. I mainly work with Solidworks but get my hands dirty with all sort of stuff from manufacturing issues to sales.
However easiest money i ever made was as a paparazzi when i was in university back in england.(loooooong story)If however i was to start again i would go in to the legal system and be a Judge. My ex is currently doing that and is at 22.000 euros a month
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:55 AM   #69
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^^ i have done the sales to desk position, it takes some getting used to put eventually it becomes routine. I gained some weight cause i wasnt used to sittin all day...lol
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Old 11-26-2008, 01:13 PM   #71
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going from dishwasher running all over the place, to shipper/receiver lifting boxes and loading trucks all day to programmer-analyst sitting on my ass all day. Gained a lot of weight but slowly taking it off by going to the gym.
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Old 11-26-2008, 01:48 PM   #72
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Money makes you happy only when you spend it..so you have to make sure making it is fun for you.
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Old 11-26-2008, 01:53 PM   #73
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^^i still want a job at the beer store.


i agree, college prof is easier. Does your dad get sabatical? (6 months off every 7 years, or take a 18% paycut, and take a full year off every 7 years).

My dad doesn't do what he does for the money, he just loves doing what he loves doing, and would be just as happy if he made 40K a year.

(i, on the other hand, would be devastated)
ya he can take sebatical if he wanted. I dont know what the pay cut is, but around that sounds reasonable. Though I dont see the point really, he gets summers off from like april to august, only works 3 times per week and gets full pay lol.

Beer Store is an alright part time job, they finally started giving us discount. We can buy any product which is distributed by molsons (like coors light, rickards, and some other brands) for 1$ a beer. Its not the best deal in the world, but hey you cant really get a 24 of rickards red/white, or coors light for 24$, so its not bad.
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Old 11-26-2008, 02:57 PM   #74
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I'm a third year student at McMaster majoring in PoliSci with a minor in English.. I plan on graduating it, and depending on my marks, either writing the LSAT and applying for Law school depending on the results, getting my B.Ed so I can get into teaching .. or just going straight to car sales.. i know i know, why car sales? Well I just love to sell, and because cars are my passion, I love to sell cars. I made pretty good money for a student last year, $13k in about 3 months selling cars in Calgary, and I know I can sell. We'll see. I truly don't have the GPA though I don't think for law school (only 10% of applicants actually get into law school), and I'm still not sure if I 100% want to get into teaching. But I do enjoy cars, whether it be selling or owning them, and I get out of a car and into a new one every 4 months. And yes, I paid of my cars in cash myself, and I pay for my own insurance as well, and i'm 19.
Nice lie....

your a third year student and your 19???

so i guess you started Mac at the tender age of 16???

dont lie please and thank you
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Old 11-26-2008, 02:58 PM   #75
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Nice lie....

your a third year student and your 19???

so i guess you started Mac at the tender age of 16???

dont lie please and thank you
I was 19 in my 3rd year....
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