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#1 giantqtipz

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 09:21 PM

im a junior now.. i have one more year left to go. im a finance major, but i just realized i have no interest in finance and investments. most of my internships are in business media, film companies, media companies etc. actually im interning at viacom now... and im hoping to get a job there lol.

i AM worried though, considering that im a finance major and im going into business media; im afraid i wont be able to move up the chain in the company because of education or so.. im not sure how it works; but i would say that im pretty content with my performance. i hope i can secure a job by this summer though.. that would be really nice.




#2 DurbanBrown

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 09:43 PM

Yeah, im cool with my job.

#3 2DMention

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 09:44 PM

im a junior now.. i have one more year left to go. im a finance major, but i just realized i have no interest in finance and investments. most of my internships are in business media, film companies, media companies etc. actually im interning at viacom now... and im hoping to get a job there lol.

i AM worried though, considering that im a finance major and im going into business media; im afraid i wont be able to move up the chain in the company because of education or so.. im not sure how it works; but i would say that im pretty content with my performance. i hope i can secure a job by this summer though.. that would be really nice.


Sounds like something I'd be interested in.

I'd say I'm happy. I'm not having coke and hooker parties every night like seanr is with all his "clients", but my work is easy, the people aren't assholes to deal with, and the pay is decent. I'm also not completely wasting my education.

I just wish the drive was a little shorter.
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#4 Mana Knight

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:26 PM

No x1000000000000000000000000000000.

My job pays well. My job is pretty easy. My job is extremely laid back, can pretty much wear whatever I want to work, etc. My job is also pretty secure where as long as you come to work on time, you are fine (you cannot be fired for mediocre performance). I also work for a great company doing working with stuff people may be impressed with.

So some may wonder what's the problem? It's because the job utilizes a very small portion of my education (requires just an AA degree, I have a BS from one of the most difficult engineering related majors), some co-workers can really bug me at times, and it's just a job I'm not passionate about. That is why I'm trying to either find another job (which utilizes my degree more) or go back to college getting my Master's in EE or something. I might even take a big paycut, re-locate to a city I may not want to, work a temp job, etc. just to eventually change my situation for the better. I hope I get things straight so I'm no longer a failure.
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:35 PM

Love my job, love the company I work for and the only thing that would be better would be running a guitar shop

Like OP I have an "education" in finance but really do more analytics and such that make things more interesting than double entry accounting 101 type shit.
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#6 2DMention

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:37 PM

No x1000000000000000000000000000000.

My job pays well. My job is pretty easy. My job is extremely laid back, can pretty much wear whatever I want to work, etc. My job is also pretty secure where as long as you come to work on time, you are fine (you cannot be fired for mediocre performance). I also work for a great company doing working with stuff people may be impressed with.

So some may wonder what's the problem? It's because the job utilizes a very small portion of my education (requires just an AA degree, I have a BS from one of the most difficult engineering related majors), some co-workers can really bug me at times, and it's just a job I'm not passionate about. That is why I'm trying to either find another job (which utilizes my degree more) or go back to college getting my Master's in EE or something. I might even take a big paycut, re-locate to a city I may not want to, work a temp job, etc. just to eventually change my situation for the better. I hope I get things straight so I'm no longer a failure.


I'll take your job. You've got it made. I bet you have a gub'ment job. I tried to get into the gub'ment for years to no avail.

Everybody I know who's worked/works for the gub'ment has it made. They get assloads of days off, everybody they work around is educated and aren't assholes generally, and they never have problems with money.

Examples: One of my friends does tax collections for the state is the only person I know that actually has money to do things. Another person I know from another forum worked for the gub'ment had money to burn and bought every new release game that came out every week. Then there's my Dad who has a nice pension, owns 2 lake properties and lives comfortably.
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#7 captainfrizo

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:41 PM

My job is "easy" but it pays well below the market average and the company I work for is utterly clueless in how to improve morale. We've also relocated to the south side of Seattle, adding roughly 90-minutes of commuting (round trip) daily for me. I can't wait to find something else.

For the OP worrying about his education path holding him back once he gets in at a company: you'll quickly find your education doesn't determine where you go in the company, it's how much ass you're willing to kiss. Horribly unqualified people will be in higher positions or other departments simply because they're buddies with the higher-ups and follow them around like a dog does its owner. It shouldn't be that way, but more often than not it is.

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#8 QiG

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:57 PM

No x1000000000000000000000000000000.

My job pays well. My job is pretty easy. My job is extremely laid back, can pretty much wear whatever I want to work, etc. My job is also pretty secure where as long as you come to work on time, you are fine (you cannot be fired for mediocre performance). I also work for a great company doing working with stuff people may be impressed with.

So some may wonder what's the problem? It's because the job utilizes a very small portion of my education (requires just an AA degree, I have a BS from one of the most difficult engineering related majors), some co-workers can really bug me at times, and it's just a job I'm not passionate about. That is why I'm trying to either find another job (which utilizes my degree more) or go back to college getting my Master's in EE or something. I might even take a big paycut, re-locate to a city I may not want to, work a temp job, etc. just to eventually change my situation for the better. I hope I get things straight so I'm no longer a failure.


The bad news is that it is pretty standard to feel unchallenged by your work if you're worth even half a damn nowadays. If you're happy with all the intangibles of a job that you stated at the beginning of your post, you're far ahead of most people. We've talked here and there in the past about your work experience and the path that brought you to where you are, and I'm not that far ahead of you in my career (time wise) but my advice would be to talk to your superior about a more challenging position in the company (if one exists) before considering moving on and seeing what they have to say. I know you put in massive hours so I'd see what they have to say and if they could offer some kind of plan or goal for you to work towards.

Bottom line is that you should be somewhat satisfied with your work though because when you're not, it tends to permeate into the rest of your life. I've also lost the motivation to stay where I am, but I'm in the process of looking (had an interview just two days ago at a great company I'm hoping to land at). For me, I'm 100% sure I'm out of options at the company I'm with.
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 11:11 PM

after this winter i can offical say there is a 90% chance im done with the paper next winter

it used to be a fun and easy job but how they treat the workers down there is just crap anymore... been working there for 14 years and someone can come off the street today and get the same job for the same pay... They dont give a rats ass when you wreck the car (they only care the paper is out and done)

it was fun job when gas was 2 or even 2.50 per gallon.... it take 6 gallons to drive each day

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2.00 = 12.00 out of pocket a day
2.50 = 15.00 out of pocket a day
3.00 = 18.00 out of pocket per day
4.00 = 24.00 out of pocket per day

and THEY DONT GIVE MORE CASH WHEN GAS GOES UP ..

so when gas was 2 bucks working 26 days a month 12x26 == 312 out of pocket per month
when gas is 4 bucks its now 624 bucks per month

so if you make 1200 a month

2 bucks per gallon Leaves you will 888 /26 44.30 per day profit
4 bucks per gallon leaves you with 576 22.15 per day profit

sorry no longer worth it
They dont give a rats ass if the paper is delayed 3 hours yet the paper still needs to be out there by 530

Come april im going to try to grab as many routes as i can get my hands on and then come oct doing to try to drop all the way down to a basic route

kind of sad in a way to see 14 years of a job just get wasted like that
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#10 QiG

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 11:14 PM

after this winter i can offical say there is a 90% chance im done with the paper next winter

it used to be a fun and easy job but how they treat the workers down there is just crap anymore... been working there for 14 years and


... wait... you're old enough to have worked somewhere for 14 years? I always had you figured for mid teens in age...
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 11:57 PM

I just recently relocated and started a new job. So far so good - challenging and decent pay. It is going to take a while for me to get a handle on the whole process, but I'm confident I will pick it up.

It is also a giant Japanese Multi-National Corp. I'm not sure if I will be there forever (way to soon to know), but it seems like a good place to get things moving.

#12 giantqtipz

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 01:40 AM

well after reading all the replies.. i have a question for you guys. now you guys are here on CAG. so i assume you guys love video games. have you guys ever considered working in the industry? perhaps not to make games, but you know, just work in a department or something.

my sisters friend is the CFO of nintendo. and another one of her friend works for a financial advisory firm that specializes in many things especially video games... and they get freebies almost all the time (which im jealous of). but yeah thats something i'd like to do as well apart from the media business. how about you guys?




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Posted 10 February 2011 - 01:48 AM

well after reading all the replies.. i have a question for you guys. now you guys are here on CAG. so i assume you guys love video games. have you guys ever considered working in the industry? perhaps not to make games, but you know, just work in a department or something.

my sisters friend is the CFO of nintendo. and another one of her friend works for a financial advisory firm that specializes in many things especially video games... and they get freebies almost all the time (which im jealous of). but yeah thats something i'd like to do as well apart from the media business. how about you guys?


I work in the industry now. Wouldn't trade it for anything.



#14 Mana Knight

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 01:53 AM

well after reading all the replies.. i have a question for you guys. now you guys are here on CAG. so i assume you guys love video games. have you guys ever considered working in the industry? perhaps not to make games, but you know, just work in a department or something.

my sisters friend is the CFO of nintendo. and another one of her friend works for a financial advisory firm that specializes in many things especially video games... and they get freebies almost all the time (which im jealous of). but yeah thats something i'd like to do as well apart from the media business. how about you guys?

I'm sort of trying to get a job at my favorite video game company.
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#15 QiG

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 02:25 AM

well after reading all the replies.. i have a question for you guys. now you guys are here on CAG. so i assume you guys love video games. have you guys ever considered working in the industry? perhaps not to make games, but you know, just work in a department or something.

my sisters friend is the CFO of nintendo. and another one of her friend works for a financial advisory firm that specializes in many things especially video games... and they get freebies almost all the time (which im jealous of). but yeah thats something i'd like to do as well apart from the media business. how about you guys?


I'd love to work for a company I believe in even as an Accountant (my major) but I don't see too much long term stability in the industry unless you're with one of the big dogs.
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#16 Renzokuken

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 02:25 AM

Nope, I'm a nurse working at an assisted living.

We have 60 residents and only 2 caregivers and 1 nurse per shift running the show. Plus 80% of them are in wheelchairs and are unable to transfer themselves to a recliner or a bed.

The administrators want us to have better time-management skills, but there's just not enough staff.

#17 SLeeK719

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 02:33 AM

I'll take your job. You've got it made. I bet you have a gub'ment job. I tried to get into the gub'ment for years to no avail.

Everybody I know who's worked/works for the gub'ment has it made. They get assloads of days off, everybody they work around is educated and aren't assholes generally, and they never have problems with money.

Examples: One of my friends does tax collections for the state is the only person I know that actually has money to do things. Another person I know from another forum worked for the gub'ment had money to burn and bought every new release game that came out every week. Then there's my Dad who has a nice pension, owns 2 lake properties and lives comfortably.



As a "gub'ment" employee I can agree with pretty much every thing you said, but it's generally the most unsatisfying job one could have. The work ethic from the top to bottom is pretty pathetic....


#18 Clak

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 02:40 AM

Hell no, I'd do anything to get out of this soul sucking job.
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#19 Halo05

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 02:42 AM

I get paid to kill people, can't ask for more than that.

As many of you know, black ops 2 is plaid with bugs, lag etc which many people have been suffering including me.


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#20 2DMention

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 03:10 AM

As a "gub'ment" employee I can agree with pretty much every thing you said, but it's generally the most unsatisfying job one could have. The work ethic from the top to bottom is pretty pathetic....


Sounds like the perfect job if you're not intent on being a career climber. There's plenty of security, although if the Republicians have their way they'd cut shitloads of positions and replace them with higher paid contractors, farming everything out, thinking they'd save money when they won't (or getting kickbacks from their friends in the private sector).

well after reading all the replies.. i have a question for you guys. now you guys are here on CAG. so i assume you guys love video games. have you guys ever considered working in the industry? perhaps not to make games, but you know, just work in a department or something.

my sisters friend is the CFO of nintendo. and another one of her friend works for a financial advisory firm that specializes in many things especially video games... and they get freebies almost all the time (which im jealous of). but yeah thats something i'd like to do as well apart from the media business. how about you guys?


I would love to, but two problems:

1.) Location. Unless you live in San Fran or Redmond, WA, you're SOL.

2.) Doesn't everybody start out as a programmer or tester? Gaming sites and magazines make it sound like you have to be a programmer or tester to work at a video game co. and that's the only jobs they have.

I could probably work as an accounting clerk or admin. assistant, but that's about it. And I bet it's impossible to get those kind of jobs. I wouldn't want to work for an evil empire like EA or Activision or a company that makes mobile games or Barbie's Ass adventures. But anything to get the foot in the door, I guess. Ideally, I'd work at a small place like XSeed or Atlus or NIS or Aksys.
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#21 SLeeK719

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 03:49 AM

Sounds like the perfect job if you're not intent on being a career climber. There's plenty of security, although if the Republicians have their way they'd cut shitloads of positions and replace them with higher paid contractors, farming everything out, thinking they'd save money when they won't (or getting kickbacks from their friends in the private sector).



I would love to, but two problems:

1.) Location. Unless you live in San Fran or Redmond, WA, you're SOL.

2.) Doesn't everybody start out as a programmer or tester? Gaming sites and magazines make it sound like you have to be a programmer or tester to work at a video game co. and that's the only jobs they have.

I could probably work as an accounting clerk or admin. assistant, but that's about it. And I bet it's impossible to get those kind of jobs. I wouldn't want to work for an evil empire like EA or Activision or a company that makes mobile games or Barbie's Ass adventures. But anything to get the foot in the door, I guess. Ideally, I'd work at a small place like XSeed or Atlus or NIS or Aksys.


Govt's already doing so. I work for a contractor and a majority of the people where I work are contractor's.


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Posted 10 February 2011 - 04:43 AM

I currently work as a cart attendant down at Target. Also known as "The Target Bitch". Working minimum wage is bad enough, but on days it's busy, you're expected to be able to do everything but can't because you're stuck on the cash register due to them needing backup. On a slow day though, I don't mind it at all, but that's about it. Any kind of precipitation sucks because you have to dry off the carts and people still complain about anything and everything.

To make matters worse, I might be moving in August, so it feels like I'm trapped here until at least then. Which sucks for two reasons. Working outside for a portion of the day, I can't stand the summer heat (always have been a cold weather person), plus Black Friday doing carts suck. I got lucky last year when I sprained my ankle in the first hour, but can't count on that again.

And to top it all off, I hate job hunting in general. Probably as I never have success and every job out there sucks.

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 05:05 AM

I work at GameStop for a year now and the job's fun rating just plummeted down next to nothing.
Just last year, I was getting 30 - 40 hours each week even though i am a game advisor because the store was in such a mess (staff wise) that they didn't hire anybody else. I was fortunate to be working that many hours as a GA because GAs usually only get like 10 - 15 a week maybe less.

Then when the new year came along, another store got shut down because GameStop is feeling that store is not doing so well. Then the staff got transferred over to mine and now i am getting maybe 10 hours tops. I hate the other store's staff because they were all management and they get the hours plus the pay. They even changed the whole store around like it is their own store! I just can't stand it anymore.

I was due for a promotion but the District Manager was being a dick so i never got promoted. Now i just feel like shit everytime i go to work and just do what i have to to get by the day.

I would so go to best buy, i applied already but each time they just decline it like i did something wrong.

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 05:38 AM

The bad news is that it is pretty standard to feel unchallenged by your work if you're worth even half a damn nowadays. If you're happy with all the intangibles of a job that you stated at the beginning of your post, you're far ahead of most people.


I hope that's not true....

#25 Javery

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 03:40 PM

I do not like my job career choice. It is way too stressful and I'm "on call" 24/7. I'm in the office between 10-12 hours a day on average although staying until midnight or later is a semi-regular occurrence as are weekends. I also generally work from home 1 or 2 nights a week after everyone has gone to sleep. There are minimum billable hours I have to meet every year which means I can't really take vacation either (even though the policy is "take as much as you want as long as you meet your hours"). I am sort of well-compensated for it (although I'm underpaid when compared to my peers in the same area) so I really can't complain - I mean it is either this or a lower quality of living (which in all likelihood would probably be OK). I don't know - it is depressing to think about.

The bad news is that it is pretty standard to feel unchallenged by your work if you're worth even half a damn nowadays.


At least this isn't true for me. Every day is a challenge - everyone around me seems to be smarter than I am and more driven to succeed (I have a different definition of "success" than most everyone I work with) and almost every project/issue/task I encounter is something I've never seen before.

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#26 Clak

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 04:10 PM

I hope that's not true....

No, it is. I'm completely unchallenged in my work and am mind numbingly bored. On top of that I swear the people running this department are mentally retarded, not to mention they'd rather lie to us rather than admit they don't know wtf they're doing.
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Posted 10 February 2011 - 04:11 PM

I would love to, but two problems:

1.) Location. Unless you live in San Fran or Redmond, WA, you're SOL.

2.) Doesn't everybody start out as a programmer or tester? Gaming sites and magazines make it sound like you have to be a programmer or tester to work at a video game co. and that's the only jobs they have.

I could probably work as an accounting clerk or admin. assistant, but that's about it. And I bet it's impossible to get those kind of jobs. I wouldn't want to work for an evil empire like EA or Activision or a company that makes mobile games or Barbie's Ass adventures. But anything to get the foot in the door, I guess. Ideally, I'd work at a small place like XSeed or Atlus or NIS or Aksys.


1. Wut? There are game development studios all over the United States.
2. Wut? No, not everyone starts out as a programmer or tester. You don't just find someone and say "okay, you're going to be a programmer today." Game companies have all kinds of jobs for various positions. Have you ever looked at the credits for a single title? Take all those people and then add in accountants, HR people, etc etc.



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Posted 10 February 2011 - 04:49 PM

No, it is. I'm completely unchallenged in my work and am mind numbingly bored. On top of that I swear the people running this department are mentally retarded, not to mention they'd rather lie to us rather than admit they don't know wtf they're doing.


Maybe in some fields...

#29 Clak

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 05:04 PM

It can happen to anyone in any field. There are plenty of people in different fields which I'm sure feel under appreciated or under utilized.
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Posted 10 February 2011 - 05:28 PM

I both love and loathe my job.

My position is titled Technology and Teleconferencing Support Specialist. Basically, it's institutional computing with a rather substantial helping of A/V technology.

The work is excellent... as is the pay. However, the department I work in is extremely laid back. Everyone in my division takes a lackadaisical approach to work. When I came on board, there were at least a dozen projects that had been yet to be started. These projects were introduced approximately two years prior to my start date. That's two years of people sitting on their asses, avoiding work like the plague.

I'm a proactive individual. I don't allow work to pile up... nor do I avoid difficult tasks. This creates a bit of a conflict with my co-workers. They would rather move at a slow pace (or not at all), than take some initiative and complete necessary assignments. I believe my aggressive approach to work threatens them... and therefore, has created some waves.

Regardless, the people who matter most have been quite impressed with the ideas and motivation that I have implemented... and that is what's most important to me.
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