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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

I'm gonna be the man....

When I started my brilliant career, I thought I wanted to be managing director. I also thought it was only going to be a matter of time. Five years. Ten at the outside.

Turns out I was wrong – on every count.

7 Comments:

  • At 4:56 pm, Blogger spinsterwitch said…

    That's intriguing. What's happened?

     
  • At 6:32 pm, Blogger Lord Bargain said…

    as I have said to you before mate, my career effectively ended about three years ago. The intangible benefits of my (admittedly well paid) job far outweigh the fact that it is generally dull and not terribly mentally stimulating.

    Funny how the ambition and idealism fade, isn't it?

     
  • At 6:36 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm beginning to think that careers and jobs are a bit overrated anyway...

     
  • At 7:11 pm, Anonymous J said…

    You and Bargs certainly know how to lift a girl's spirits regarding her prospects in the world...

    Seriously though...what happened?

     
  • At 8:01 pm, Blogger Cat said…

    You and me both, baby. When I graduated I was going to be a successful television producer. After a couple of years of working as a researcher - and the hideous insecurity of short-term meeja contracts - I sold my soul to work in a stable job. To think, I could be in the gallery at Big Brother right now...

     
  • At 8:03 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You don't play golf.

     
  • At 8:01 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Just to be somewhat contrarian here, I got a brilliant job when I was aged 46. After 18 years as a wage slave with one particular employer, having reached a career plateau some time earlier, I was head-hunted by the pre-eminent company in my line of work for an interesting, well paid job that I'm still in 7 years later. So don't assume your career is over if you haven't made it by 30 or some other arbitrary age.

     

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