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RE: How glamorous is the corporate world really?
You are missing Nothing. I have worked in approximately six different corporations over the past 13 years since I got my Finance Degree, mainly as a contract employee. They are all the same Dismal, Boring, Life sucking jobs. Want to know what Corporate Life is like, read a few weeks of Dilbert, and remember that Scott Adams spend almost 15 years at either a bank or at Pacific Bell,(which may be under a new name) before he started drawing Dilbert. He has also stated in one of his books that no matter how absurd of a comic that he would draw, someone would email him a comment like "That is exactly what happens at my company." You can also read one of his books if you really want to know how shitty life is like in Corporate America, and that was long before #MeToo.

You have an incredibly sweat gig right now. I would kill for a job that pays me 110K for 30 hours worth of work a week. You are capable of doing anything that you want with that extra 10 hours, including working on your own side projects. If you want to be a software engineer at a tech company, than either do some freelance programming to see if you have the chops, or start developing your own idea. Don't forget if you are trying to get into Silicon Valley, if they are not offering you something north of 500K, than it is not worth your while.

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07-22-2019 08:59 PM
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RE: How glamorous is the corporate world really?
These stories of the corporate world are really interesting because it's all so foreign to me, the media tends to glorify it but I can imagine that it would be super stressful; having to walk on egg shells so as not to offend anyone and especially wasting so much time in redundant meetings. Another aspect is the dog-eat-dog culture of screwing your coworkers over to get promotions, I'm glad that I never have to do that. Sometimes my work as a blue collar tradesman can be tough and I think how nice it could be to work forty hours a week in an air conditioned office but I don't think that I could do it in a corporate environment. I'd probably be fired on my first day, unless it was like Wolf Of Wall Street with the hard drugs and hookers but I heard those days are over, or are they?

I'm currently on a pipeline job in the middle of nowhere Canada (12 hours drive from Vancouver), we have to take side-by-side ATVs about 3km off the highway to the site where about a dozen of us are doing maintenance work. It's all men; I haven't spoken to a woman in almost two weeks, my coworker brought a bunch of guns so we blast those after work and we've also gone fishing, rock hunting and swimming in nearby rivers. Most of the guys who transition into office work after years of field work are still doing very technical things and deal with the clients, there's some office people upstairs but us field techs never see them, probably for good reason, we're a bunch of wild animals.

Anyway OP, it sounds like you have a pretty sweet gig and should stick with it.

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RE: How glamorous is the corporate world really?
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RE: How glamorous is the corporate world really?
Not as glamorous as it seems:

Travel: means you can't plan your personal life, you might be out of town. Spend travel days working, evening hanging out with clients bec you're supposed to. Many/most of the places are boring and in the middle of nowhere, not places you'd go on vacation.
Nice suits: You're expected to wear them but you're the one that has to buy and pay for them.
Big bonuses? Rarely
Linked in connections. So you trade business cards with every schmuck you meet. You have no idea who they are and vice versa and you'll only hear from them if they want something from you(i.e. they're looking for a job.)
Job title. Doesn'tost the company anything, so it's better than paying you more. Go to your local bank. Every branch manager is a "vice president." Banks are notorious for paying with titles, not money.
You "settled for an engineering consulting job paying $110k working 20-30 hrs/week" Dude I don't call that "settling." The people you're jealous of make less and work twice the hours.
"Most of my work day is spent just doing pure work (no meetings) " People who go to meetings absolutely hate them, hours wasted with pointless talking backand forth on trivial points, little gets actually done.
No women. Due to corporate concern about sexual harassment any social contact is strongly discouraged, even friendship can be taken the wrong way. You risk your career by trying to socialize with women. However, women who are your peers will often flirt with the boss so they get promoted over you and play other cutthroat, back stabbing games. The only kind of job where it's safe for your career tosocialize with female coworkers are places with no career (i.e. you're both teens or twentysomethings in minimum-wage jobs AND you have no authority over her.)
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07-26-2019 10:29 AM
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RE: How glamorous is the corporate world really?
Corporate life sounds similar to the BS of public government employment, except with gov't the stress of being fired is less. That is a big thing though, plus with gov't if you make it to the end you get pensions which is payment for all the BS you put up with. But gov't jobs are now filled with political correctness, even in male heavy environments like Fire and Police. The biggest problem with public service is management treats you based on personal whims. Productivity matters little to them.
07-26-2019 11:35 AM
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RE: How glamorous is the corporate world really?
I am travelling for work regionally most of the times. What this guy is saying is true in general. I should also add, that travelling for business doesn't mean fun. It means spending your days entertaining customers and before you go to sleep in the hotel, you will need to prepare for tomorrow's meeting. It's hardly holiday if you know what I mean. The plus points are you accumulate credit card points, hotel loyalty points, and airline points. Bonus wise, sometimes you can good money depending your line of work. My compensation is 50% base 50% commission. If I overachieve, it goes on acceleration mode and I will have bigger bonus. Women wise, you can bang some chicks during your travel especially in developing countries.

(07-26-2019 10:29 AM)mammal Wrote:  Not as glamorous as it seems:

Travel: means you can't plan your personal life, you might be out of town. Spend travel days working, evening hanging out with clients bec you're supposed to. Many/most of the places are boring and in the middle of nowhere, not places you'd go on vacation.
Nice suits: You're expected to wear them but you're the one that has to buy and pay for them.
Big bonuses? Rarely
Linked in connections. So you trade business cards with every schmuck you meet. You have no idea who they are and vice versa and you'll only hear from them if they want something from you(i.e. they're looking for a job.)
Job title. Doesn'tost the company anything, so it's better than paying you more. Go to your local bank. Every branch manager is a "vice president." Banks are notorious for paying with titles, not money.
You "settled for an engineering consulting job paying $110k working 20-30 hrs/week" Dude I don't call that "settling." The people you're jealous of make less and work twice the hours.
"Most of my work day is spent just doing pure work (no meetings) " People who go to meetings absolutely hate them, hours wasted with pointless talking backand forth on trivial points, little gets actually done.
No women. Due to corporate concern about sexual harassment any social contact is strongly discouraged, even friendship can be taken the wrong way. You risk your career by trying to socialize with women. However, women who are your peers will often flirt with the boss so they get promoted over you and play other cutthroat, back stabbing games. The only kind of job where it's safe for your career tosocialize with female coworkers are places with no career (i.e. you're both teens or twentysomethings in minimum-wage jobs AND you have no authority over her.)
07-27-2019 10:10 PM
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RE: How glamorous is the corporate world really?
(07-21-2019 11:33 PM)tugofpeace Wrote:  What if I wanted to work in software engineering? Not necessarily being a hardcore coder, but something in that or the tech industry?

What do you want to know about it?

I think pretty much every career is a grind when you're first starting out such that those who succeed will discourage newbies from trying. It's sort of a cliche'. What I liked about IT is it's more of a meritocracy than most other careers. More of, not completely. There is favoritism and what not. But results matter in the end. If you don't know WTF you're doing, it's hard to hide it outside of big bloated companies with a lot of fat in them.

Beyond the meritocracy quotient, though, with IT you have poor work/life balance. You're gonna work a lot of overtime and always be on-call to put out fires no matter where you are or what time of the night it may be. Over time that adds a lot of stress onto your life.

I really think over time, though, that more and more of what's left of white-collar work will involve some sort of coding. So whether it's a good job or not, the growing demand for that kind of work and the shrinking demand for other professions will make it an inevitability for most.
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RE: How glamorous is the corporate world really?
(07-21-2019 11:33 PM)tugofpeace Wrote:  What if I wanted to work in software engineering? Not necessarily being a hardcore coder, but something in that or the tech industry?

You can work as IT presales or sales engineer.
07-28-2019 09:45 AM
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RE: How glamorous is the corporate world really?
There's nothing glamorous about working for a woman.
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RE: How glamorous is the corporate world really?
You make enough money to wear a suit anytime you want.

Do you even suit bro? Check out Spier and Mackay. Or Suitsupply. Get a few nice suits and wear them whenever you go out. Done.

And you don't work 14 hour days so you can wear that suit to cocktails with friends. Not meetings with people who hate themselves, the company and you.
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RE: How glamorous is the corporate world really?
Fuck wearing suits and especially wearing a tie. I used to wear polo, jeans, and comfortable shoes in an engineering role then switched to a suit and tie everyday front office role -- it sucked. I hate wearing a tie beyond all else. Also your suit will get worn out no matter how nice it is because unless you have 5+ suits in rotation you're going to put a lot of wear and tear on them, especially if you are traveling.

Wearing a suit is only baller if you do it once in a while with your buddies for special occasions. It sucks when you wear it everyday.
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RE: How glamorous is the corporate world really?
There is nothing glamorous about being a corporate slave.
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RE: How glamorous is the corporate world really?
Going to offer another perspective here on corporate America.

Stereotypically, it is perceived as being far from glamorous so I am not sure where you get that idea from. Everywhere you look there are authors and lots of people telling you to leave your job, start your own business, and how soul-sucking corporate life can be. The story usually goes that once you have your fun in college (portrayed as the most glamorous years of life), you go off to the "real world" and have to deal with corporate life where you are walking on egg-shells and are worked to the point you burn out.

It really comes down to the company you pick and the kinds of people you end up with.

One of my friends ended up at a software company, he was sent to their training program right out of college where they had 100s of people across the world who were his age (22-25) come to that program. To this day, those people are some of the best friends he has made. The company culture was somewhat laid back, happy hours were great, the boss he says was relaxed and somewhat red pilled about women and life, and now whenever he wants to go out he has a network to hit up.

If you end up working at a place where you are the youngest guy there by many years, it is naturally going to suck. I had this at my last job and it was soul-sucking even though the money was good and I was living large in a low cost of living area, could have easily saved a ton.

I too have thought of walking away from the nice corporate pay check in order to go do a more fun job where I will get laid more but then you realize how so much of what you take for granted is no longer going to be there. No healthcare, no insurance, no 401k contributions, no perks, and try getting back into it once one you've been out of it.

I'll conclude saying corporate life is stereotyped as sucking and in many ways it does, but it is actually not as bad as stereotyped if you end up in the right situations.
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RE: How glamorous is the corporate world really?
The movie, Office Space, is a pretty good description of what corporate life is all about. It can be ok or hell depending on the boss. I've been in my position for a while and tried to advance in my company but they only seem to value or advanced the employees who 1) kiss the boss' ass 2) Have Ivy League Degrees 3) in a special program to bring in Management and let them advance while people who worked there for years get overlooked, not given a chance to change departments and get burned out.

I'm planning to leave once I'm done with grad school.

I want to work under a man again as the past two bosses I've had were female and have it out for men and women who don't comply with their standards and are micro-managers. People I knew got in trouble for tiny inconvenient things and other places guys were fired and written up for stupid shit because of women.

The very few good female co-workers get blackballed and forced out of their positions for not going with the tribe. Mostly because they're there to work and not engage in politics.

Honestly, a beer is enough is correct that's it not as bad if you end up in the right situations.
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RE: How glamorous is the corporate world really?
(07-19-2019 05:22 PM)tugofpeace Wrote:  I look at people like my friends who worked at companies like accenture, deloitte, earnst and young, etc, and they seem to get to travel all over, wear nice suits to work on occasion, get big bonuses, meet a ton of people (everyone has 500+ connections on linkedin), and they get prestigious job titles. One of my buddies is a product manager for a major tech company, another is a principal client partner for a huge software company. Another is a manager for one of those firms consulting practices.

I settled for an engineering consulting job paying $110k working 20-30 hrs/week in the oil/gas industry and feel like I've missed out on all of this and am regretting my situation. I never travel, work with nerdy people, never dress nice, or meet people. No women in engineering roles in my industry.

Have I exaggerated how glamorous it is?

The thing that discourages me completely is this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9EyK02X2nc

The epitome of a spoiled millennial expects work to be "glamorous". It's work. It's not supposed to come with total freedom and self fulfillment. Those things have to be earned, and even at the highest level there's a cost to being in charge and having a ton of perks. Most doctors, lawyers, and CEOs can barely enjoy their personal lives.

There's absolutely nothing wrong with having a stable, high-paying 9-5 corporate job. Your great grandparents who grew up in worse times probably would have killed to have that boring office job with a good health insurance plan. For every Roosh there are hundreds of guys who went out on their own and completely failed. Not everyone has the temperament to be self employed. I for one am someone who likes stability. I don't have rich parents to pick me up when I fall...

Meanwhile, I see a lot of the 20 year olds that work under me, particularly in software engineering where there is really low unemployment and high salaries, being complete spoiled brats. They just carry really bad attitudes with them to work. Either they're too smart to do the work (I had one young junior engineer quit after 4 months in because he wasn't intellectually challenged enough by the work), or they are lazy and unable to deliver. I've written people up for just having bad attitudes. They roll their eyes at superiors, including the C Suite. It's wild. I'm only 36, but I see the regression in how the 20 somethings view their relationship to work.

Honestly, the same attitude carries into politics with Antifa. It's all the same thing, basically. A lack of respect for authority and traditional institutions. Younger millennials did not have strong parental figures, and the parents solicited their feedback every step of the way versus telling them what to do. I wasn't raised that way, my mom smacked me when I misbehaved...
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RE: How glamorous is the corporate world really?
I worked in one of the big firms the OP mentioned, it was hard work, and long hours. I met great people and developed a solid network but the work was grinding and at time unfulfilling. The pay was just so-so but given the hours most people put in, it wasn't great. The main thing I could get out of it was the skills and experience.

Having a top firm on my CV as my first gig out of university helped me move to Asia take a couple of years off and do grad school and unrelated work then find a good corporate role here in Asia where I had a lot of fun.
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RE: How glamorous is the corporate world really?
Wait am I missing something I watched the video and I was really bored! I was expecting some Kiwi level delusion/marketing(how awesome/great it is to visit/live in NZ) but that video seemed more matter-of-fact and chill. What makes you watch it and want to join?
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RE: How glamorous is the corporate world really?
It depends on the job of course, but 90% of jobs in the corporate world are, for lack of a better term, shite. Good pay and benefits are what you get in exchange for enduring countless hours staring at a screen in a stuffy suit. Even a casual dress code doesn't make up for the amount of soul-numbing time you spend just waiting for that damn clock to strike 5. Office work is a relatively new place of work for man in the context of evolution - we're simply not built for this sort of thing.

Corporate life looks glamorous from the viewpoint of a laborer, but once you go a little deeper you can see how deep that abyss goes. Here's an excellent article from Medium that details the reality of corporate life:

https://hackernoon.com/corporate-mans-se...e48f4e01ec
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RE: How glamorous is the corporate world really?
i think it's great to work for a huge company as a manager. you can visit lost of places for free, get free food, get points so you could take your next vacation for free, meet lots of different people. did I mention girls? Today you hang out in NYC, tomorrow you are picking up chicks in Tokyo. All covered by the company.

But you just have to make sure you don't overdo this. My team has to travel 3 weeks out of 4 for past year due to huge project we have. Sometimes they have to work 60 hours a week. It's only nice when you can tell your boss - hey, we have this project going on in Singapore and I'd like to check this out for a few weeks to gain some knowledge.
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(08-08-2019 01:28 PM)Paig3 Wrote:  i think it's great to work for a huge company as a manager. you can visit lost of places for free, get free food, get points so you could take your next vacation for free, meet lots of different people. did I mention girls? Today you hang out in NYC, tomorrow you are picking up chicks in Tokyo. All covered by the company.

You must be in your 20s. The excitement for being a corporate slave disappears, fast. Travelling here and there doesn't come close to making up for it.
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(08-08-2019 01:03 PM)JiggyLordJr Wrote:  Corporate life looks glamorous from the viewpoint of a laborer, but once you go a little deeper you can see how deep that abyss goes. Here's an excellent article from Medium that details the reality of corporate life:

https://hackernoon.com/corporate-mans-se...e48f4e01ec

Christ, that described my working life to a T.

I agree, the standard office working environment always seems to lose its shine and becomes a relentless grind, even when you move to a new role/company. The best thing you can do in this situation is start a business and hope that it sets you free so you can do what you truly want.

Having said that, there are a lucky few who genuinely enjoy their 9-5's and are passionate about it, albeit they're an exception to the rule. There is nothing wrong with working such jobs if you truly enjoy them and they challenge you.
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(08-08-2019 02:24 PM)Vincent Chase Wrote:  
(08-08-2019 01:28 PM)Paig3 Wrote:  i think it's great to work for a huge company as a manager. you can visit lost of places for free, get free food, get points so you could take your next vacation for free, meet lots of different people. did I mention girls? Today you hang out in NYC, tomorrow you are picking up chicks in Tokyo. All covered by the company.

You must be in your 20s. The excitement for being a corporate slave disappears, fast. Travelling here and there doesn't come close to making up for it.

I'm fine being corporate slave for $150k+benefits until I figure out a way to get at least the same amount of $$$ just hanging out by the pool. I'm really happy that I joined my company and my general recommendation for younger people is to join corporate monster with ~100k employees early during their carrier.
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RE: How glamorous is the corporate world really?
OP I work in consulting, independently not for a Big Firm. I have been Sub contracted by big firms (Deloittle, IBM, EnY) and work alongside their resources regularly.

Big Firms are only places to develop your skill set to go independent, take a Sr. Management position in industry, or push for Partner. Of these 3 Options I would only use the ones that springboard you to something else.

By and large people who do this travel suffer burnout. You will be being sent to somewhere where you have no friends or family, yes you might get sent to NYC or a destination you like, but the odds are just as well you will be sent to a city you have no interest in, and could be there for over a year working with a given client. It depends on what type of consulting you do, how long your projects & client engagements will be. Independent Is favourable because you actually get to choose your engagements, and places you don't want to work. In a Big 4, you go where they send you, do what they want you to do. Yes there is some training and teamwork benefits.

With respect to eating out,.... you will get fat. It is truly a struggle to maintain decent health on the road. Look at salesman. You will not only be eating out at restaurants with fatty goods, but will always be grabbing things on the run.

In my industry, many of the independent and Big 4 consultants are divorced. They travel all the time and their relationships falter. I myself have lost relationships because of the transience of the role. I recently met someone new in a new city, and she would literally have to move when the client rolls me off for us to continue the relationship. Or I would have to stay in this city unemployed.

The one thing about Corporate Life that I have found is the exact opposite of the video. There is no loyalty. Business always comes first, everyone is just serving their masters trying to get a promotion or not get fired. The good people are in long term roles they are comfortable in, they have a specialty that makes them irreplaceable. Sounds like your current role.

You can make money in the Corporate World, but I wouldn't expect anything more than whatsever in your bank account. Even if you build some great division or product line, and create all this value, they will just toss you aside and put a cheaper manager in your place.

Everyone I know who has true pride in business is an entrepreneur or works for themselves. Some exceptions might be teachers and people in specific roles where they make a difference. Corporate life is for the $$$. Big 4 Firms have some shine, I will admit I was captivated a bit in my 20s. Now I just don't see it. Even if you do what it takes to become a partner (Be a workaholic), you wake up when you're 45 and you're a workaholic with a boat you never ride, a nice home you barely spend time in.

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