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Once and for all (2)

 
#1 Once and for all (2)
07/03/2007 21:23

Foof

Age, company, grade, salary.

I go first:

29, Deloitte, Manager, 72k + bens

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#2 RE: Once and for all (2)
07/03/2007 21:56

Now Really to Foof (#1)

In the spirit of your message, shouldn't you include an item for 'inches' ?

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#3 RE: Once and for all (2)
08/03/2007 08:45

4 to Now Really (#2)

29, small firm, jack of all trades, 35K. Times are very bad for us.

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#4 RE: Once and for all (2)
08/03/2007 09:40

SS to 4 (#3)

Isn't it a bit sad to define your life in these terms.

What about stating number of friends, partner, children, personal interests and hobbies, achievements outside work.........

Wippee I am 29 on 72K does not really cut it in terms of life success.

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#5 RE: Once and for all (2)
08/03/2007 09:45

jimmy to SS (#4)

Why do you think 72k for being 29 is a lot? for london?

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#6 RE: Once and for all (2)
08/03/2007 10:08

once again to jimmy (#5)

Once and for all, let's agree to stop validating our existence by comparing wallets with users of an anonymous forum!

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#7 RE: Once and for all (2)
08/03/2007 10:34

Rather sad to once again (#6)

Sad commentary on how the size of the paypacket at a certain age is flaunted as a phallic statement - especially on an anonymous forum where the objective is surely to 'big up' oneself rather than any genuine comparison. There are people on a lot less who have made much more of their lives in difficult circumstances and whatever your compensation there will always be.

Rather than a grade within an organisation, it may be a bit more sensible to compare tangible achievements in your life . If making manager at Deloitte at 29 is the biggest achievement of your life to date then I feel sorry for you.

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#8 RE: Once and for all (2)
08/03/2007 10:53

Parenthood to Rather sad (#7)

I agree with most of the subsequent posts. This was something that I and my friends use to regularly discuss over a beer. It was a way of 'measuring' how well we were doing against our peers. But to be honest, as we grew up. (hint hint there foof) other things become more important and is again a measure of growing maturity. I've just turned 30, and if someone ask me what were the things that I was most thankful about with regards to my career, I would say meeting my now wife, on one of the most depressing projects you could ever imagine. We are now the proud parents of twins (a boy and a girl). Collectively, my family mean the world to me, not what grade and package I have achieved by a certain year.)

Also, just to echo some other ppl's points, being a manager at 29 at a Big 4 is no big deal. A lot of my peer group hit that mark by the time they were 25. Most of us have moved on from Consulting and gone into industry or the City and now as we enter our 30's when we do meet up, it's at one of our kid's parties and although the topic of conversation does now and then revolve around work, we mostly talk about passing on tips to others relating to parenting.

Get some perspective in life, otherwise, you'll grow up bitter and twisted.

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#9 RE: Once and for all (2)
08/03/2007 11:25

agree to Parenthood (#8)

Wonderful comments, although I am not sure that the poster was trying to flaunt his manhood (note we assume male). I suspect the poster was more interested in finding out what people at different grades in different companies were earning. Perhaps the poster is happily married with 3 children, 2 dogs and a volvo

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#10 RE: Once and for all (2)
08/03/2007 11:29

Pongo to agree (#9)

<I suspect the poster was more interested in finding out what people at different grades in different companies were earning >

Unlikely because he wouldn't need to put down his age as the first attribute if this were the case.

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#11 RE: Once and for all (2)
08/03/2007 11:37

interesting to Pongo (#10)

fair point. Putting 29 first means that he thinks he is great for achieving such a high grade at such a young age. In reality of course, the really great either fly up the company or leave quite early to do other things. The really weak do not make the gradew and also leave early. 29, Manager means we are probably looking at someone who is Mr average.

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#12 RE: Once and for all (2)
11/03/2007 00:21

Tintin to interesting (#11)

Typical Consultants !!! U never get a straight answer from them.

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#13 RE: Once and for all (2)
11/03/2007 12:13

- to Tintin (#12)

"For every complex problem, there's a simple solution. And it's wrong" - Oscar Wilde

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#14 RE: Once and for all (2)
14/03/2007 21:18

anon to - (#13)

OK,

26, Deloitte, Assistant Manager, 75k+bens

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#15 RE: Once and for all (2)
14/03/2007 22:44

Also at Deloitte to anon (#14)

Nonsense.

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#16 RE: Once and for all (2)
15/03/2007 00:48

Another Deloitter to Also at Deloitte (#15)

26 Assistant Manager on £75K? That is absolute rubbish anon. Assisant manager at Deloitte dont even make £60k!!

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#17 RE: Once and for all (2)
15/03/2007 09:18

Anonite to Another Deloitter (#16)

Maybe he has a thriving internet business, selling women's clothes on ebay, to supplement his income?

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#18 RE: Once and for all (2)
15/03/2007 10:17

anonanon to anon (#14)

Assistant Manager?...Assistant TO the Manager

Pipe down

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#19 RE: Once and for all (2)
16/03/2007 12:28

anon to anonanon (#18)

My post certainly was a gag. The first message was so boring, if not unconvincing, it seemed to deserve a spoof!

Perhaps try doing something for comic relief if you are completely stuck for things to do!

:O)

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