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RedheadDane said:
No no. Just curious as to why you suggested that. :)
I wouldn't like to go off the thread's topic, just expressing my opinion that I think you could successfully do that kind of jobs and that it could produce benefits on wider range of situations you might be experiencing difficulties in at the moment.

Wouldn't like to be pushy, but if you're intrigued maybe we should exchange PMs.
 
Off course you could. And I think you'd do it very good.
As far as environment is concerned, nowadays there are possibilities to organize a favourable setup in almost any kind of job. Some good will and engagement of professionals (in social disciplines) and you could find appropriate place for yourself. And it could bring you broader benefits with right management (of your inclusion in profession).
 
I finished high school (or what comes closest to a high school in Austria) this year and I'll start my 9 months of civilian service in two weeks. After that my plan is to study mathematics, but I'm not 100% sure about that yet.

Red Rick said:
Can't believe I started this thread 5 over 5 years ago. What a delusional little punk I was
Was university as great as you expected?
 
Gigs_98 said:
I finished high school (or what comes closest to a high school in Austria) this year and I'll start my 9 months of civilian service in two weeks. After that my plan is to study mathematics, but I'm not 100% sure about that yet.

Red Rick said:
Can't believe I started this thread 5 over 5 years ago. What a delusional little punk I was
Was university as great as you expected?
Not for me, but don't let that discourage you
 
Graduated in economics and management, had my own company for 4 years, then worked a couple of months as an advisor at PwC. Didn't quite like it. Not the work, but the ambient, which was understandably very formal. So, currently I'm a crypto currencies trader and I'm getting ready to apply for my 3rd bachelor degree. This time in computer science (yeah, I'm liking more and more programming and the ambient of the majority of the IT companies, like Xing and Google, are way more relaxed than PwC, or any of the other companies from the so-called big 4).
Will be finishing it when I'm 29/30 years-old though, I hope I can land a job on it.
 
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Red Rick said:
SHAD0W93 said:
From reading the forum since 2011 I always thought most of you were quite a bit older then me.
I initially always assumed people would be pretty young for some reason.

Just with how knowledgeable everyone is with everything is why I think that. I started watching in 09 with just the Tour only at age 15. Then started looking watching everything else and reading this forum in 11. At 24 you guys make me look like a little kid with how much everyone knows. That's why I don't post a lot.
 
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lenric said:
Graduated in economics and management, had my own company for 4 years, then worked a couple of months as an advisor at PwC. Didn't quite like it. Not the work, but the ambient, which was understandably very formal. So, currently I'm a crypto currencies trader and I'm getting ready to apply for my 3rd bachelor degree. This time in computer science (yeah, I'm liking more and more programming and the ambient of the majority of the IT companies, like Xing and Google, are way more relaxed than PwC, or any of the other companies from the so-called big 4).
Will be finishing it when I'm 29/30 years-old though, I hope I can land a job on it.
You almost certainly will. Like, I don't know much about programming but I do know that it's great to find work with, almost as good as something like medicine.
 
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Brullnux said:
lenric said:
Graduated in economics and management, had my own company for 4 years, then worked a couple of months as an advisor at PwC. Didn't quite like it. Not the work, but the ambient, which was understandably very formal. So, currently I'm a crypto currencies trader and I'm getting ready to apply for my 3rd bachelor degree. This time in computer science (yeah, I'm liking more and more programming and the ambient of the majority of the IT companies, like Xing and Google, are way more relaxed than PwC, or any of the other companies from the so-called big 4).
Will be finishing it when I'm 29/30 years-old though, I hope I can land a job on it.
You almost certainly will. Like, I don't know much about programming but I do know that it's great to find work with, almost as good as something like medicine.
Computer sciences is a shorter study as well, and you'll probably get better hours too. In medicine everything all depends on which specialisation you do, and the prestigious ones are very hard to get.

And I honestly think CS is way harder than medicine at a theoretical level.
 
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Red Rick said:
Brullnux said:
lenric said:
Graduated in economics and management, had my own company for 4 years, then worked a couple of months as an advisor at PwC. Didn't quite like it. Not the work, but the ambient, which was understandably very formal. So, currently I'm a crypto currencies trader and I'm getting ready to apply for my 3rd bachelor degree. This time in computer science (yeah, I'm liking more and more programming and the ambient of the majority of the IT companies, like Xing and Google, are way more relaxed than PwC, or any of the other companies from the so-called big 4).
Will be finishing it when I'm 29/30 years-old though, I hope I can land a job on it.
You almost certainly will. Like, I don't know much about programming but I do know that it's great to find work with, almost as good as something like medicine.
Computer sciences is a shorter study as well, and you'll probably get better hours too. In medicine everything all depends on which specialisation you do, and the prestigious ones are very hard to get.
Which are those, if I may ask?
 
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kingjr said:
Red Rick said:
Brullnux said:
lenric said:
Graduated in economics and management, had my own company for 4 years, then worked a couple of months as an advisor at PwC. Didn't quite like it. Not the work, but the ambient, which was understandably very formal. So, currently I'm a crypto currencies trader and I'm getting ready to apply for my 3rd bachelor degree. This time in computer science (yeah, I'm liking more and more programming and the ambient of the majority of the IT companies, like Xing and Google, are way more relaxed than PwC, or any of the other companies from the so-called big 4).
Will be finishing it when I'm 29/30 years-old though, I hope I can land a job on it.
You almost certainly will. Like, I don't know much about programming but I do know that it's great to find work with, almost as good as something like medicine.
Computer sciences is a shorter study as well, and you'll probably get better hours too. In medicine everything all depends on which specialisation you do, and the prestigious ones are very hard to get.
Which are those, if I may ask?
Been a while since I talked to my buddies in med school, but I think it's mostly surgery, neurology, cardiology, internal medicine, infectious disease and microbiology.

That's just off the top of my head, so I'm probably at least partially wrong and almost all people I've talked to study in The Netherlands. It may be different elsewhere
 
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Red Rick said:
Brullnux said:
lenric said:
Graduated in economics and management, had my own company for 4 years, then worked a couple of months as an advisor at PwC. Didn't quite like it. Not the work, but the ambient, which was understandably very formal. So, currently I'm a crypto currencies trader and I'm getting ready to apply for my 3rd bachelor degree. This time in computer science (yeah, I'm liking more and more programming and the ambient of the majority of the IT companies, like Xing and Google, are way more relaxed than PwC, or any of the other companies from the so-called big 4).
Will be finishing it when I'm 29/30 years-old though, I hope I can land a job on it.
You almost certainly will. Like, I don't know much about programming but I do know that it's great to find work with, almost as good as something like medicine.
Computer sciences is a shorter study as well, and you'll probably get better hours too. In medicine everything all depends on which specialisation you do, and the prestigious ones are very hard to get.

And I honestly think CS is way harder than medicine at a theoretical level.
I have already studied a couple of years ago the foundations of CS (things like algorithms, booleans, conversions, Java, etc) and I remember thinking that, in the beginning, CS is one of the hardest subjects to get in to, but after the introduction it gets way easier. Economics is the opposite.


@Brullnux

Let's see. I hope so. My girlfriend is an IT recruiter and she keeps telling me about how hard it is to hire people in that field, whether because they're constantly contacted by other companies, or because there is a shortage of people, especially of those who know certain programming languages such as Ruby.
But, then again, I live in Portugal, so it may be different in other countries.
 
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Yeah, a friend of mine receive a merit-based scholarship when she was studying CS at the ETH Zürich and she got a ton of offers after getting her Master degree, but she has a crazy work ethic and is driven.
 
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Mayomaniac said:
Yeah, a friend of mine receive a merit-based scholarship when she was studying CS at the ETH Zürich and she got a ton of offers after getting her Master degree, but she has a crazy work ethic and is driven.

Wow. ETH Zürich? Masters degree in CS? No wonder she got a ton of offers!!!
 
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BullsFan22 said:
Mayomaniac said:
Yeah, a friend of mine receive a merit-based scholarship when she was studying CS at the ETH Zürich and she got a ton of offers after getting her Master degree, but she has a crazy work ethic and is driven.

Wow. ETH Zürich? Masters degree in CS? No wonder she got a ton of offers!!!
Yeah, she's a beast, really smart and her work ethic is crazy. A Master degree in CS at the ETH is pretty impressive and gives you a ton of options.
 
I'm really struggling with my job this year...read: I'm close to hating it. I will likely look to move within the company to maintain my sanity, but that will only alleviate half of what is making me grouchy.
 
God, you are all babies, i never imagined this to be the case.
Right now i have just about the most boring job in the world, i'm an inspector in the police in a very sleepy london borough, and absolutely nothing ever happens. i think i do about 60 minutes work a day on average.
Prior to this i did a degree in politics, as you can imagine, this was less than useless.
 
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