Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Jobs, Paying Dues, and Living the Life

If you don't know, I'm about to become a corporate financial analyst for a major bank. One of the most poignant job descriptions I have read can be found at the Princeton Review.

And its very true.

There is going to be a lot of work and sleepless nights. It will be all about purpose and good "soft" skills. Talking, juggling work, and knowing when to drink more coffee will come in handy.

Sure, it's compensated by a nice salary, but boy, to play in this world, you also have to pay a lot.

Most people find themselves in a small group, really "clic"-ing with their co-workers. When you spend so much time together, its inevitable. But when you go out together, the tab can get big!

I just had one such night, and I didn't get a large hit on my wallet, but it certainly could have been. But you need these nights to take a break, and relax with your group of friends.

Sometimes, you just have to spend money to realize that working isn't an end, its a means to get to a fun and happy life.

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