You're friend scores an awesome job. Do you actually feel happy for them? Or do you feel like shit / kinda shook?
I am always the latter. Does that make me a dick? I just feel most of the time I work harder than these guys that get the awesome jobs.
Example: Friend from high school. Never did homework. Never studied, little to no effort. C's and D's. Went to college, switched colleges like 12 times. Got a bachelor's in "MEdia Arts" (he took classes on tv shows and movies but not actually on how to make them or anything (basically he partied and graduated)
Found some sales job on monster. The guy knew his dad was a salesman and was like hey it runs in the family, heres a sweet job. So now he makes double my salary...
What. the. fuck.
"This one time I finger-banged a mermaid. ...No I'm dead fucking serious you guys!" - George Washington, 1665
Oh no doubt I'm being a bitter bartholomeu, but I just feel justified in that. Of course, I'm working hard and am going to get a better job. But for now I'm just like wtf mate.
I called it "Hypothetical Question" because I'm wondering how you phags would react.
Your first mistake is equating how seriously he took his education with what he deserves in terms of success. College is a breeze for some people and something to not be taken seriously for others. He's in sales, so maybe he just has a killer personality? You sound mad jelly bro.
But to answer your hypothetical question, I'd have mixed feelings. Primarily I'd be happy my friend is doing well with his life, but a tiny part of me would be jealous and possibly rustled that someone who goofed off for some long fell into a great job. But hopefully my reasoning would kick in to realize there are countless numbers of ways to get a job and what a piece of paper says should be one of the least important.
this complete fucking ugly annoying prick who started 6 weeks before me but was on my team arse licked his way to a better job in the same department within a very short space of time, it pissed me off because he was thick and didn't know what he was doing half the time. he was a scouser too, with a proper annoying accent and kept saying cum-head all the time.
anyway i ended up getting sacked for gross misconduct
how old are you and I take it you got a uni degree then?
know how you feel, i work in media too and i see people doing better than me who dont deserve it all the time. i had to pay rent and work whatever jobs i could after college so alot of people who could live with their parents (im from the country so working in media means i have to live in the city) so cunts who lived at home could work sweet ass jobs that didnt pay fuck all and get promoted to awesome jobs, while ive to spend 50 hrs a week answering phones in a call centre or carrying heavy shit on a building site while also trying to work on a portfolio. one guy i know never went to college, his dads loaded and bought him a camera worth 5 grand and all the legal software he needed. in 6 months he had a successful business... complete asshole still acts like hes the cheese but doesnt know how to copy and paste
tl;dr - its ok to hate someone who gets promoted and doesnt deserve it, but if someone like me whos works their fucking ass off to get where they are, you better buy me a fucking drink and shut the fuck up
ha! ironically i work for an animation company that supplies cartoons for the BBC - irish tv is a fucking joke, the only shows that get on tv here are ones that are run by people who play golf with the heads of the tv stations, thus making irish tv the flaming shit heap it is
Just turned 23. I'm a junior graphic designer for a sports apparel company. Obviously, my first mistake was being a graphic designer and thinking I'd get paid well. I'm going to get back into web design. That's where the money at, yo.
Yeah, he doesn't deserve it. Which is why I'm quaking.
I dunno, I guess I'd feel happy for him. I don't really get pissed about shit like that. Then again, I've never been in such a position, considering I've never had a "real job" and am a master slacker myself.
at least you didn't go uni and then be in the same job if that's how you feel. uni is coming more and more irrelevant these days, my degree hasn't really helped me, sure employers have looked at it and been impressed, but these were all for jobs you could get without a degree anyway.
if you got a levels, join the army and be an officer, apply for something like logistics and rake in the cash without having to put your arse on the line.
WOAH WOAH WOAH
Kevin, you have a degree? In what??!
It seems the old adage saying of, 'It's who you know, not what you know' accounts for a helluva not nowadays. Saying that, the vast majority of my friends are in the forces, whether that's the Navy, the RAF or the Army. They earn a lot more than I do - and I'm not exactly on a shit wage myself, partly because I'm only working part-time as I'm still a student, but for the shit they have to endure to get that sort of bank balance I wouldn't fucking bother. I've got a friend posted in Germany at the minute, he's always away on courses where he's diving or rock climbing, he drives around in a brand new £15,000 car, he buys new clothes every weekend, he's just spent the best part of £2,000 on a pit bike and quad just because "he could", and he pulls in an extra £500 a month on top of whatever he normally makes because he's based overseas, but he only gets to come home for a long weekend every few months to see his girlfriend and us so he's always on a downer. Being in a financial position to do whatever the fuck you want is great, but it's only worthwhile when you're able to share it with the people you care most about.
I digress, people who put fuck all effort into what they do always get found out at some point anyway, from what I've experienced.