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Posted · Original PosterOP

I got myself an internship. As a computer information systems analyst. I pretty much do anything IT. 
From fixing people's outlook problems to setting up cisco routers, highest level of work I have done imo.
They are offering me full time for whenever I don't have school. Right now is winter break and I am doing 9-6. 

My question was that is this it? Like when you get older and become a real adult you just work 9-6/5. I came home tired
and watched netflix. You just crunch in 8/9 hours every day of the week? Feels really idk anti climactic?  

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Depends on the path you choose. Many people work nine-to-five/six jobs and that might be the path you wind up down.


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1 hour ago, Tom is a Door said:

I got myself an internship. As a computer information systems analyst. I pretty much do anything IT. 
From fixing people's outlook problems to setting up cisco routers, highest level of work I have done imo.
They are offering me full time for whenever I don't have school. Right now is winter break and I am doing 9-6. 

My question was that is this it? Like when you get older and become a real adult you just work 9-6/5. I came home tired
and watched netflix. You just crunch in 8/9 hours every day of the week? Feels really idk anti climactic?  

Here's the important question:

 

What would you prefer different?


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Yep, pretty much. People say your school days are the best days of your life, not because school days are great, but because work days are even shitter. Some people escape this fate and have a job they really enjoy, but most of us just live for the weekend.

 

Top tip, live as close as possible to where you work. Even just 15 minutes shaved off your commute each way saves 2.5 hours a week, or 5 days!!!!!!!!!! a year (assuming you work 48 weeks).   

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1 hour ago, Tom is a Door said:

 just work 9-6/5

No.


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9-5 is just a stereotype, how long do Truck Drivers work? Bus Drivers? Taxi drivers? How many shifts does an all night convenience store have? What about grocery stores? Department stores?


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1 hour ago, Tom is a Door said:

tired

Perhaps instead of eating McDonalds and Wendys and Popeyes and KFC, if you eat fruits and crush some weights, you wont be tired.


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I'm surprised you say you're tired... for doing basic IT work.

I guess you're just not used to it yet or you go to sleep way too late.


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On 1/9/2019 at 1:32 PM, TetraSky said:

I'm surprised you say you're tired... for doing basic IT work.

I guess you're just not used to it yet or you go to sleep way too late.

Mostly because I have to travel to different office 15 min walking locations. Also commute is 3.5 hrs

 

 

On 1/9/2019 at 1:15 PM, Tog Driver said:

9-5 is just a stereotype, how long do Truck Drivers work? Bus Drivers? Taxi drivers? How many shifts does an all night convenience store have? What about grocery stores? Department stores?

Ye but that's it? You become your job? 22 years of preparation for this?

 

On 1/9/2019 at 1:19 PM, Canada EH said:

Perhaps instead of eating McDonalds and Wendys and Popeyes and KFC, if you eat fruits and crush some weights, you wont be tired.

Nah I don't make enough to eat around where I work. I bring food from home. Maybe because of commute time it's tiring but nonetheless very anticlimactic for what I was told be prepared for 22 years. Not looking forward to graduating

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As long as they pay me more than 10k/mo for that kinda job I'd even feed the users fucking donuts into their mouths

 

hell I'd do it for just a grand too


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yes.

Sometimes with extra hours and weekends 


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Just now, aezakmi said:

As long as they pay me more than 10k/mo

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I'm a truck driver. I work around 14 hours a day according to my log book. On average I'm actually working 24 hours a day for 21 days at a time seeing as I sleep in the truck also. I don't have set shifts. I don't have access to most basic things normal people do. Been doing this for nearly 18 years now. If you enjoy your work it's not so bad. 

 

Oh and welcome to what the real world is. 


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3 hours ago, Tom is a Door said:

Ye but that's it? You become your job? 22 years of preparation for this?

You have evenings and weekends to make yourself something other than your job.

 

Or you need to change careers and do something more flexible that allows you to pursue other interests.


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I work longer hours than that and different shifts and still find time for other things too do. It's all about how you utilize your time.


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What you described is how work works. Some people are happy to just go to work and do their job and do what makes them happy in their own time. 

 

My advice to you is to ask yourself what do you want from your life. I will be 31 this year and I can tell you that unless you are one of those people who can seperate work and life. I say find out what you love to do and what you want to do with your life. 

 

Without money you can’t do anything, but you need a job to earn money. Your desired lifestyle will determine how much money you need to sustain yourself. 

 

Money requires work. 

 

There are are two types of workers. Those who are happy to work 40 or more hours a week for an employer and shut off completely when they go home. 

 

The second kind are the hard ones, they want to work but they want to come up with their own ideas, make their own decisions, be a part of something or even create something. 

 

That can be tough as an employee as often times all your boss wants you to do is come into work and do your designated job and that’s it, nothing more. 

 

In that case you have to start looking into self employment and finding a way to have your own business. 

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6 hours ago, Tom is a Door said:

I got myself an internship. As a computer information systems analyst. I pretty much do anything IT. 
From fixing people's outlook problems to setting up cisco routers, highest level of work I have done imo.
They are offering me full time for whenever I don't have school. Right now is winter break and I am doing 9-6. 

My question was that is this it? Like when you get older and become a real adult you just work 9-6/5. I came home tired
and watched netflix. You just crunch in 8/9 hours every day of the week? Feels really idk anti climactic?  

Depends who you are.  Anticlimactic is a choice.

 

I live for the 4 F's in no particular order:

 

Family

Food

Fighting

F******

 

Im 34 at the moment - Ive never felt more alive. 

 

So, whatever it takes to get there - if punching the clock 5 days a week (and I do that as well) is what it takes - that's EASY.

 


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Such is life as an adult in the modern workforce.

 

I work as a desktop support tech on a variable shift, and while my shifts screw with my sleep patterns, I don't regret my choice in career paths, though there are times when I come home and I'm so wiped that I pass out. 

 

The thing that matters the most for quality of life and minimum stress is to minimize your debts. Not having to stress out about money and making payments takes a HUGE load off your shoulders and enables you to have fun with your money and life instead. I'm halfway done with paying off my student debt atm and I own a "hand me down" car that I owe nothing on, which cuts out two sources of debt so that I can channel that money instead into moving into a nice place in few months.

 

Being in a serious relationship with someone you have a lot in common with and reciprocates your feelings completely does a lot to improve your overall emotional and mental well-being too. You don't have to get married or have kids even. Just to be in a relationship like that is good enough (for me). Unfortunately I haven't achieved that mark yet...

 

I'm currently studying for my CySA certification as I hope to branch off into a career in cybersecurity at some point over the next couple of years. And that would bring a nice increase in pay and hopefully a more consistent work schedule.


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5 hours ago, Tom is a Door said:

Ye but that's it? You become your job? 22 years of preparation for this?

Yeah, something like that, if you're not careful. you can try to find a job you like, and that way it doesn't feel like work.


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2 hours ago, Zusafek said:

I'm a truck driver. I work around 14 hours a day according to my log book. On average I'm actually working 24 hours a day for 21 days at a time seeing as I sleep in the truck also. I don't have set shifts. I don't have access to most basic things normal people do. Been doing this for nearly 18 years now. If you enjoy your work it's not so bad. 

 

Oh and welcome to what the real world is. 

That is too bad, even when your "down" your still on the clock, works out to very little hourly wage. Then the under cutting of all the "newcomers" in the business too. I really hope Tesla goes ahead with the plans to build an electric semi, gosh the market would be flooded with extra batteries!


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8 hours ago, Tom is a Door said:

I got myself an internship. As a computer information systems analyst. I pretty much do anything IT. 
From fixing people's outlook problems to setting up cisco routers, highest level of work I have done imo.
They are offering me full time for whenever I don't have school. Right now is winter break and I am doing 9-6. 

My question was that is this it? Like when you get older and become a real adult you just work 9-6/5. I came home tired
and watched netflix. You just crunch in 8/9 hours every day of the week? Feels really idk anti climactic?  

The elite ruling class doesn't live like that. Only those who serve them. But either way, rich or poor, ruler or ruled, gettin old sucks.

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2 minutes ago, Amazonsucks said:

The elite ruling class doesn't live like that. Only those who serve them. But either way, rich or poor, ruler or ruled, gettin old sucks.

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or should it be Sucked or Sucker

 

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22 minutes ago, Canada EH said:

That is too bad, even when your "down" your still on the clock, works out to very little hourly wage. Then the under cutting of all the "newcomers" in the business too. I really hope Tesla goes ahead with the plans to build an electric semi, gosh the market would be flooded with extra batteries!

No, please no electric trucks.


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