You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby Korey » Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:13 pm

Well I'm not in LS yet. But:

I wanted to be a pro-snowboarder. Realized that was unrealistic, so my dream then became to own a ski resort. Took ECON 1 and realized that opening a ski-resort had a huge fixed cost. So, now I want to go to LS. :)

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby ahduth » Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:30 pm

Korey wrote:Well I'm not in LS yet. But:

I wanted to be a pro-snowboarder. Realized that was unrealistic, so my dream then became to own a ski resort. Took ECON 1 and realized that opening a ski-resort had a huge fixed cost. So, now I want to go to LS. :)


Fixed costs are good and bad. They allow you to create a large long-term financing liability, which can be quite good depending on how you want to structure that side of your balance sheet. They also create high barriers to entry, which can be very good for obvious reasons.

Maybe you're just talking about the fact that you have to be loaded to start one / buy one.

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby r6_philly » Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:26 pm

3|ink wrote:Professional excel spreadsheet creator.


or administrative assistant

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Postby r6_philly » Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:26 pm

northwood wrote:race car driver


Not what it cracks up to be. It's more fun when you are off the track.

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby r6_philly » Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:27 pm

Korey wrote:Well I'm not in LS yet. But:

I wanted to be a pro-snowboarder. Realized that was unrealistic, so my dream then became to own a ski resort. Took ECON 1 and realized that opening a ski-resort had a huge fixed cost. So, now I want to go to LS. :)


My best friend moved to Colorado to ride full time. You can definitely be a "professional" snowboarder. Being pro AND profitable is the problem.

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby mrmangs » Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:57 pm

r6_philly wrote:
Korey wrote:Well I'm not in LS yet. But:

I wanted to be a pro-snowboarder. Realized that was unrealistic, so my dream then became to own a ski resort. Took ECON 1 and realized that opening a ski-resort had a huge fixed cost. So, now I want to go to LS. :)


My best friend moved to Colorado to ride full time. You can definitely be a "professional" snowboarder. Being pro AND profitable is the problem.


Same goes for singing. And acting.

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby ahduth » Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:32 pm

r6_philly wrote:
3|ink wrote:Professional excel spreadsheet creator.


or administrative assistant


Hey! Being an excel jockey is glamorous. :D

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby ResolutePear » Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:39 pm

ahduth wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
3|ink wrote:Professional excel spreadsheet creator.


or administrative assistant


Hey! Being an excel jockey is glamorous. :D


I'm sorry sir, you need a PhD in Economics for that position.

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby HeavenWood » Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:47 pm

Creative nonfiction MFA --> creative writing prof --> living in Pittsburgh for the rest of my life.

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby r6_philly » Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:51 pm

mrmangs wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
Korey wrote:Well I'm not in LS yet. But:

I wanted to be a pro-snowboarder. Realized that was unrealistic, so my dream then became to own a ski resort. Took ECON 1 and realized that opening a ski-resort had a huge fixed cost. So, now I want to go to LS. :)


My best friend moved to Colorado to ride full time. You can definitely be a "professional" snowboarder. Being pro AND profitable is the problem.


Same goes for singing. And acting.


Not necessarily ... I don't think aspiring singers and actors sing and act all day for a living. But if you want to snowboard all day working at a resort you can definitely do that.

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby r6_philly » Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:52 pm

ResolutePear wrote:
ahduth wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
3|ink wrote:Professional excel spreadsheet creator.


or administrative assistant


Hey! Being an excel jockey is glamorous. :D


I'm sorry sir, you need a PhD in Economics for that position.


I am not entirely convinced that most PhD holders in economics know how to use excel beyond basic level.

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby r6_philly » Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:53 pm

HeavenWood wrote:Creative nonfiction MFA --> creative writing prof --> living in Pittsburgh for the rest of my life.


All through sounds fairly obtainable. Why are you here? It's not like LS is a more profitable/easier path.

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby HeavenWood » Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:36 pm

r6_philly wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:Creative nonfiction MFA --> creative writing prof --> living in Pittsburgh for the rest of my life.


All through sounds fairly obtainable. Why are you here? It's not like LS is a more profitable/easier path.


I was being mostly sarcastic. It would be the easier path to take (and I considered it for a while), but after thinking about it at length, I realized I would get bored rather quickly. My only salvation would be to publish a best-seller. Landing a "prestigious" public interest law job may be unlikely, but it's much easier to do that than become a famous writer (not to suggest that getting such a job is anywhere near "easy" in the absolute sense).

Even if I fell somewhat short of my aspirations, I would not be disappointed so long as I got some sort of decent legal job (IE, not legal temping or doc review).
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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby mrmangs » Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:38 pm

r6_philly wrote:
mrmangs wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
Korey wrote:Well I'm not in LS yet. But:

I wanted to be a pro-snowboarder. Realized that was unrealistic, so my dream then became to own a ski resort. Took ECON 1 and realized that opening a ski-resort had a huge fixed cost. So, now I want to go to LS. :)


My best friend moved to Colorado to ride full time. You can definitely be a "professional" snowboarder. Being pro AND profitable is the problem.


Same goes for singing. And acting.


Not necessarily ... I don't think aspiring singers and actors sing and act all day for a living. But if you want to snowboard all day working at a resort you can definitely do that.


I simply meant that you can act or sing and be paid for it (and in that sense be a professional), but the hard part is making that work self-sustaining (i.e., have consistent enough work to make a living doing it). This does seem to be a different situation than what you were talking about.

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Postby r6_philly » Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:47 pm

mrmangs wrote:I simply meant that you can act or sing and be paid for it (and in that sense be a professional), but the hard part is making that work self-sustaining (i.e., have consistent enough work to make a living doing it). This does seem to be a different situation than what you were talking about.


Ya I meant in some sports/activities (such as snowboarding) you can actually derive the majority of your income (however low) from the it as a professional. If you are doing it on the side, I guess you are more of a professional at something else than the activity at hand.

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby mrmangs » Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:49 pm

r6_philly wrote:
mrmangs wrote:I simply meant that you can act or sing and be paid for it (and in that sense be a professional), but the hard part is making that work self-sustaining (i.e., have consistent enough work to make a living doing it). This does seem to be a different situation than what you were talking about.


Ya I meant in some sports/activities (such as snowboarding) you can actually derive the majority of your income (however low) from the it as a professional. If you are doing it on the side, I guess you are more of a professional at something else than the activity at hand.


I'm sure many waiters and file clerks in LA would take issue with your last sentence, haha. :wink:

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby r6_philly » Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:53 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:Creative nonfiction MFA --> creative writing prof --> living in Pittsburgh for the rest of my life.


All through sounds fairly obtainable. Why are you here? It's not like LS is a more profitable/easier path.


I was being mostly sarcastic. It would be the easier path to take (and I considered it for a while), but after thinking about it at length, I realized I would get bored rather quickly. My only salvation would be to publish a best-seller. Landing a "prestigious" public interest law job may be unlikely, but it's much easier to do that than become a famous writer (not to suggest that getting such a job is anywhere near "easy" in the absolute sense).

Even if I fell somewhat short of my aspirations, I would not be disappointed so long as I got some sort of decent legal job (IE, not legal temping or doc review).


How do you feel the difference between the recognition of being a writer of best seller and being a successful PI attorney. You could be just the same, or even more accomplished without people knowing who you are in PI. I think I would love to be a creative writing professor if I can live with the low wages. I love teaching at the college level, but I can't live with the wages because of my insatiable greed :twisted:

Seriously you should do it. I am going to try to teach UG while in law school and beyond. Would be teaching right now if they did not cut the budget at my UG.

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby r6_philly » Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:54 pm

mrmangs wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
mrmangs wrote:I simply meant that you can act or sing and be paid for it (and in that sense be a professional), but the hard part is making that work self-sustaining (i.e., have consistent enough work to make a living doing it). This does seem to be a different situation than what you were talking about.


Ya I meant in some sports/activities (such as snowboarding) you can actually derive the majority of your income (however low) from the it as a professional. If you are doing it on the side, I guess you are more of a professional at something else than the activity at hand.


I'm sure many waiters and file clerks in LA would take issue with your last sentence, haha. :wink:


My comments were specifically meant for them ;) I got started off the streets by working on sets and stuff in LA, I know the dream that those professional service staffers have. :lol:

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby HeavenWood » Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:13 pm

r6_philly wrote:How do you feel the difference between the recognition of being a writer of best seller and being a successful PI attorney. You could be just the same, or even more accomplished without people knowing who you are in PI. I think I would love to be a creative writing professor if I can live with the low wages. I love teaching at the college level, but I can't live with the wages because of my insatiable greed :twisted:

Seriously you should do it. I am going to try to teach UG while in law school and beyond. Would be teaching right now if they did not cut the budget at my UG.


I guess I didn't make it clear that I decided law would most likely prove a more fulfilling career for me. But if it doesn't work out, I can always go back and get my MFA later on.

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby motiontodismiss » Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:53 pm

r6_philly wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:Creative nonfiction MFA --> creative writing prof --> living in Pittsburgh for the rest of my life.


All through sounds fairly obtainable. Why are you here? It's not like LS is a more profitable/easier path.


Lol at there being tenure track creative writing prof jobs

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby dailygrind » Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:03 am

find a radioactive spider, get bit, sling webs and rescue redheads.
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Postby beach_terror » Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:09 am

dailygrind wrote:find a radioactive spider, get bit, sling webs and rescue redheads.

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby northwood » Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:13 am

i wanted to be a professional baseball player, but I struck out on that job. Then I wanted to be a computer programer, but couldnt hack it. So I tried my hand at cooking- but got burned out by it. Was a door to door sales man, but no one would buy it.

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby beach_terror » Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:20 am

northwood wrote:i wanted to be a professional baseball player, but I struck out on that job. Then I wanted to be a computer programer, but couldnt hack it. So I tried my hand at cooking- but got burned out by it. Was a door to door sales man, but no one would buy it.

I wanted to be a doctor, but I didn't have the patients.

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby ResolutePear » Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:22 am

beach_terror wrote:
northwood wrote:i wanted to be a professional baseball player, but I struck out on that job. Then I wanted to be a computer programer, but couldnt hack it. So I tried my hand at cooking- but got burned out by it. Was a door to door sales man, but no one would buy it.

I wanted to be a doctor, but I didn't have the patients.


No MD. No Patients.




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