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    Hard slog for not much money in music. Got a mate who's trying to make a living as a musician. Plays gigs for various people across the north west, but spends most of the money he earns on petrol getting there. Also wrote the music that Salford City Reds rugby league team comes out to, and the cheeky beggers didn't give him a penny.

    Most of the people who hire him to play with them are absolute ****s too, from my experience.
    Yeah the only money in music, unless you are in the top 0.01%, is teaching other people, so they can probably be failures themselves
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    Always thought that sounded like a bit of an oxymoron, with Flintoff and Simon Jones and all.

    Edit: change it back to fitness, dammit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by steds View Post
    Hard slog for not much money in music. Got a mate who's trying to make a living as a musician. Plays gigs for various people across the north west, but spends most of the money he earns on petrol getting there. Also wrote the music that Salford City Reds rugby league team comes out to, and the cheeky beggers didn't give him a penny.

    Most of the people who hire him to play with them are absolute ****s too, from my experience.
    Never thought of it like that, my main priority though is to run my own business.
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    My dream jobs have always been journalist, podiatrist and book shop owner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cover drive man View Post
    Never thought of it like that, my main priority though is to run my own business.
    That is also a very hard slog btw, it's not easy.

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    Basically anything outside. I'm not a very good indoor-work kind of person (despite coming to Uni to do Human Geography) and love working outdoors. Got a job Gardening atm, hard-ish work but physical labour has never been an issue for me. Used to work on a commercial fishing boat when I was younger, so kind of developed a love of outdoor work from there. Wouldn't mind getting back into that line of work again, but it would have to be my own boat/business and it would take years working for other people and learning all the necessary skills again to begin to even think about starting out on my own.

    Would hate to be stuck in an office 24/7 or at least any job that doesn't involve working with different members of the public every day. Just hate the idea of a repetitive job and having to do the same things day-in-day-out. Saying that, however, I know that's the most likely kind of job that I'll end up in after Uni finishes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DCC_legend View Post
    Basically anything outside. I'm not a very good indoor-work kind of person (despite coming to Uni to do Human Geography) and love working outdoors. Got a job Gardening atm, hard-ish work but physical labour has never been an issue for me. Used to work on a commercial fishing boat when I was younger, so kind of developed a love of outdoor work from there. Wouldn't mind getting back into that line of work again, but it would have to be my own boat/business and it would take years working for other people and learning all the necessary skills again to begin to even think about starting out on my own.

    Would hate to be stuck in an office 24/7 or at least any job that doesn't involve working with different members of the public every day. Just hate the idea of a repetitive job and having to do the same things day-in-day-out. Saying that, however, I know that's the most likely kind of job that I'll end up in after Uni finishes.
    Generally I think it's the kind of job most people with degrees end up with, unless you've studied something in a particularly specialist area and want to pursue that even further, sad as that might be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    It's worth pointing out that you will get abuse from people no matter what line of work you choose to go into tbh.
    Nowhere near as much or with the same intensity (unless you're a social worker/call centre operator, perhaps).

    TBH, it's much easier to deal with an aggro public than the hidden **** of being in the job; the heirarchy. The sergeants and above in Police have a seemingly unique ability to kill off any love for the job which outstrips the worst abuse you face from the public. Ask any copper, dealing with the bosses is comfortably the worst part of the job. Even above paperwork.

    Quote Originally Posted by steds View Post
    Hard slog for not much money in music. Got a mate who's trying to make a living as a musician. Plays gigs for various people across the north west, but spends most of the money he earns on petrol getting there. Also wrote the music that Salford City Reds rugby league team comes out to, and the cheeky beggers didn't give him a penny.
    ****ed himself there. You always get arrangements when you write something for someone else in writing. I dunno about laws over there but here he could stop them from using it. At the very least, he could argue payment for his services was implied, assuming it was. If it wasn't, HTFU.

    Myself, I'm working towards my dream jobs; pilot and/or pro musician. The music one especially is tough if your only aims are to be in a famous band but if you have others, as I do (composer for bands/movies, engineering, production, etc.) there's tons of opportunity. Just have to build a rep like anything else.

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    Would be such a crooked **** though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    It's worth pointing out that you will get abuse from people no matter what line of work you choose to go into tbh.
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