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For the success stories.

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Nutonce, Jul 8, 2004.

  1. Nutonce

    Nutonce 12oz Member

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    For the success stories.

    Discussion started by Nutonce - Jul 8, 2004

    how did you do it?

    college?

    art?

    plumber?

    for anyone providing for themselves, getting by on their own, how did you get to that level and whats life like now? is it what you expected? did shit fall into place or was it luck? what are you going to do now sit back in your cubicle and wait for retirement? or search for more opportunities to spark your life up financially, socially, or anything. sure you dont care, but it may be something good to discuss, even though a majority of us are struggling.

    :confused:
     
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  2. slave_one

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    slave_one - Replied Jul 8, 2004

    when i was in high school, i was so sure that i would become an artist of some sort; doing art all day and getting paid for it...

    8 years later, i'm in an office sitting behind a computer doing not-so creative work for dvd's. it's the price i pay for dropping out of art school, painting more and not getting my degree. the pay is ok, i get more than enough internet time, but my mind is stagnant. i know it in the back of my mind, but i am so comfortable, that i don't want to change it.

    and i don't want to go back to school full-time either because, knowing me, i'll end up dropping out again. i tend to do that when it gets too expensive.

    but everybody has their own standard of success. i got a job, a husband who loves me, and i am surrounded by people who care about my well-being. i guess i am successful.
     
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  3. SteveAustin

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    SteveAustin - Replied Jul 8, 2004

    I for one sometimes wish I would have went with a different career than art. Work is work...it sucks...but trying to be creative on demand when you aren't feeling it...really sucks. I've thought about getting into the technical side of my job and leaving the creativity for shit I care about.
     
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    fatbastard - Replied Jul 8, 2004

    sounds like your pretty happy.

    what kind of work do you do on the dvd's if you dont mind me asking...
     
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  5. Nutonce

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    Nutonce - Replied Jul 8, 2004

    this is real shit. that has to be taken into consideration, the on demand not feeling it shit. i feel you. what do you do if you dont mind me asking, if you do i understand.
     
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  6. SteveAustin

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    SteveAustin - Replied Jul 8, 2004

    graphic design.

    there are days when it can be really fucking cool and others where I just want to jump on a plane and move away.

    edit:
    your work environment and the people you work with has a lot to do with it as well. they are constantly changing and what was once a really coool gig can turn to complete shit.
     
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    some days I wish I was a postman.
    you get super union treatment, fresh air,
    you get a uniform so you dont have to dress up...

    and if dirty movies have taught me anything,
    it's that there's always a lonely housewife who's hot and willing.
     
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  8. KillWhitey

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    KillWhitey - Replied Jul 8, 2004

    ^^ plus you get plenty of cardiovascular exercise and can catch tags all over your route
     
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    <KEY3> - Replied Jul 8, 2004

    catching tags is good..... but lonely and willing housewives are better.

    tagging them would be the best.
     
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    CrazyLazy - Replied Jul 8, 2004

    That's funny because I was seriously just saying the other day how I want to be a postman.
     
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    KillWhitey - Replied Jul 8, 2004

    and you work for the government and there wouldnt be any downsizing and you can do it high and you can steal shit that people leave out on their front porch
     
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  12. Devilush

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    Devilush - Replied Jul 8, 2004

    how did you do it? worked worked experience

    college? yes graduated last year.

    art? well i went to art school for 4 years and decided that it wasnt for me and dropped out and pursued another career

    plumber? i can hire one.

    for anyone providing for themselves, getting by on their own, how did you get to that level and whats life like now?

    i moved out of the house with my current boyfriend when i was 18. we didnt know what the fuck to do. so basically we worked our way up little by little. believe me, we had it hard first. we didnt even live in an apartment. it was hard. i had to travel really far to work at a retail store that i have been working in for years. eventually, i got better jobs and worked my way up.

    we're still working our way up but we have it so much better than before. we're doing so much better than other people, we worry about money but who doesnt? we're still young.

    is it what you expected? fuck no.

    did shit fall into place or was it luck? everything fell into place.

    what are you going to do now sit back in your cubicle and wait for retirement? no. i want to go back to school and start all over again and get a BA in art history. i might be able to do that (if time allows me to do so). and i dont have a cubicle, i have an office. oooooo la la! :)
     
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    i'm doing fine..

    but it took a hell of a lot of sacrifice to get here.
    managed to scrape through college while working full time (no debts, plus a side career as a chef/pastry chef), while painting (sold a few, been in a few shows, fucked up plenty of private property), and while getting messed up constantly.. i still get high too much but all the other shit is basically over.

    the job i have now is pretty much as good as it could get for me right now. i participate in medical research, so although i don't get paid very much, my job has a big application to the world at large and a contribution to the body of knowledge shared by humanity. i've also been lucky enough to get published a few times, so now there's more than just my rap sheet and a lot of graffiti to prove to the world i existed..

    i live alone and love it, i've got plenty of dough, i'm single with no children and i come and go as i please

    so, i did it by watching my spending habits and keeping them controlled, figuring out what i really enjoyed, and what i enjoyed enough to do as a job..and prioritizing accordingly
    i screwed some of those priorities up a bit, but it turned out ok..

    college? Bachelorette of Science

    art? still going strong on the canvas, legal, and illegal tips..i will not work in Art because the shit is my therapy and can't be destroyed by deadlines, demands, and the 9-5 grind

    plumber? i consider myself a rennaissance woman, i can handle light duty plumbing jobs..

    i don't know what i expected. i probably thought i'd end up with a family by now, but i'm not dissappointed that hasn't happened.
    it's not luck at all.
    it was hard work.
    (i was born into the lower class)

    from here, i'm continuing with art (wholecar better get done this year) and travelling the world..i've gotta get more done in asia and i want to go to south america. getting rich might be nice but i'm not out for money right now..i could be later with my degree, i'd just have to get out of research
    i might also go back to school and buy a house.
     
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    phels - Replied Jul 8, 2004

    good thread

    the people i know had there shit just fall into place, my mates a plumber with his dad and is minted, another one had his dads mate take him on as a trainee doing block paving, now he can make £240 just for one sundays work.

    i tried to do somthing but got kicked out of college, now im just looking for an apprenticeship while i work a bum job giving me enough to pay the rent and get so fucked at the weekend i forget mondays gonna come again.

    another friend got 2.4 million compensation but he has to apply for anything over his weekly allowance so it aint all that.
     
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    T=E=A=S=E - Replied Jul 8, 2004

    im lost in life but it will all work out one day. i do need to start husling more in the job world and move up the ladder already. its time.
     
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