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Old 03-04-2014, 12:37 PM   #11261 (permalink)
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cool, i wasn't sure if ricoh was further west or not. thanks man
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:00 PM   #11262 (permalink)
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Some time ago I aplied to ttc, didn'd think I was going to get accepted.
And what do you know, I got invited for interview as a driver, I already passed the aptitude test and all that.
The problem is that I was going to apply to university, but now I have a dilemma. I do want continue my education, but I don't think I can say no to TTC salary and benefits (Assuming I would get hired)
Any opinion/advise would be greatly appreciated

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Old 03-05-2014, 07:04 AM   #11263 (permalink)
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Some time ago I aplied to ttc, didn'd think I was going to get accepted.
And what do you know, I got invited for interview as a driver, I already passed the aptitude test and all that.
The problem is that I was going to apply to university, but now I have a dilemma. I do want continue my education, but I don't think I can say no to TTC salary and benefits (Assuming I would get hired)
Any opinion/advise would be greatly appreciated
It depends. As a guy whose education did not effect his career choices much, i would tend to take the job that is pretty secure and with benefits, while looking at alternative means of continuing my education.
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:34 AM   #11264 (permalink)
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if school is just a means to a job, and you already have a job, then you probably don't need to go to school. but if school holds a higher meaning for you, then make sure you don't turn it away just for a pay cheque.
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:28 AM   #11265 (permalink)
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Take the job and you can still do school around it.

Night classes, online courses, etc.
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:15 AM   #11266 (permalink)
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Yup. Take the job and do a couple online/night classes a semester
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:55 AM   #11267 (permalink)
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Well it depends on what you want to study. If the degree guarantees you a good job then roll with that. But if it doesn't then go with the job. I think the job is too good to pass up (I'm assuming you start at 30-50 K + benefits). As others have said you can still do school around it via online classes, night school, continuing education, etc. And the job will help you pay for whatever you may want to study.
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Old 03-05-2014, 12:07 PM   #11268 (permalink)
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Well it depends on what you want to study. If the degree guarantees you a good job then roll with that. But if it doesn't then go with the job. I think the job is too good to pass up (I'm assuming you start at 30-50 K + benefits). As others have said you can still do school around it via online classes, night school, continuing education, etc. And the job will help you pay for whatever you may want to study.
No degree guarantees you a good job. It's a myth.

The simple question to me is what will make you happy? The second one: will you have any regrets?
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Old 03-05-2014, 12:20 PM   #11269 (permalink)
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No degree guarantees you a good job. It's a myth.

The simple question to me is what will make you happy? The second one: will you have any regrets?
there's one, and only one in my mind. A medical degree and you're set for the rest of your life in terms of a job, and a pretty damn good one at that too in terms of benefits, pay, etc.
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Old 03-05-2014, 12:22 PM   #11270 (permalink)
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there's one, and only one in my mind. A medical degree and you're set for the rest of your life in terms of a job, and a pretty damn good one at that too in terms of benefits, pay, etc.
But you're basing a good job off of strictly being set financially.

I think of a good job as having a healthy life regardless of compensation.
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Old 03-05-2014, 01:15 PM   #11271 (permalink)
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No degree guarantees you a good job. It's a myth.

The simple question to me is what will make you happy? The second one: will you have any regrets?
Some degrees are more likely to guarantee a good job than others.

True, depends on what one wants ultimately.

Regarding pzabby - that's not a regular degree - either requiring 2-3 years of school before going into it, or an undergrad, and a lot of ppl in that field before entering med school have a master's as well.

Claudius - indeed. Although pay is nice in the medical profession you always have your phone on you and the hours are pretty brutal most of the time. Again - depends on what you do. Working at a hospital is very costly in terms of time.
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Old 03-05-2014, 01:21 PM   #11272 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replies guys,
I was going to apply to civil engineering, as far as I know it's a fairly good career in terms of finding a job and salary.
On the other hand TTC starting salary would be at around 55k, and if you do overtime you could make 70 and more. In my case hovewer school would come before money so I doubt that I would be doing too much overtime. My fear is that it would be too hard to work and study at the same time (especially because of crazy work schedule).

In terms of happiness I don't think being a driver for the rest of my life would make me happy, but than again I won't know until I try. The good part is that TTC employees can easily apply to different positions within the company, because they hire from the inside first. So that would give me a huge advantage over other engineers if I would eventually get my diploma.

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But you're basing a good job off of strictly being set financially.

I think of a good job as having a healthy life regardless of compensation.
If you like what you're doing then it's fantastic. If you don't, well it's like most jobs, but with more money.

As for hours: open up your own office and be a fam doc. You'll make enough to live a very wealthy life style and you can work 3-4 days a week.
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Old 03-05-2014, 01:24 PM   #11274 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replies guys,
I was going to to apply to civil engineering, as far as I know it's a fairly good career in terms of finding a job and salary.
On the other hand TTC starting salary would be at around 55k, and if you do overtime you could make 70 and more. In my case hovewer school would come before money so I doubt that I would be doing too much overtime. My fear is that it would be too hard to work and study at the same time (especially because of crazy work schedule).
In terms of happiness I don't think being a driver for the rest of my life would make me happy, but than again I won't know until I try. The good part is that TTC employees can easily apply to different positions within the company, because they hire from the inside first. So that would give me a huge advantage over other engineers if I would eventually get my diploma.
That. I would only do one and be focused on that.
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Old 03-06-2014, 01:56 PM   #11275 (permalink)
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I can't stand the desjardins insurance radio commercials.

Especially the way they pronounce "desjardins" with a french accent when the rest of the dialogue has no trace of any accent.

and then there's that stupid ba ba ba ba ba jingle.

I get mad every time i hear it.
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Old 03-06-2014, 02:40 PM   #11276 (permalink)
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:42 PM   #11277 (permalink)
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:23 PM   #11278 (permalink)
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I can't stand the desjardins insurance radio commercials.

Especially the way they pronounce "desjardins" with a french accent when the rest of the dialogue has no trace of any accent.

and then there's that stupid ba ba ba ba ba jingle.

I get mad every time i hear it.
the commercials that get me are the harvey brooker ones. god i have come to hate that guy
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anyone else have really shitty short term memory?
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anyone else have really shitty short term memory?
yea, I blame weed for it
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