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If you're applying you wouldn't want to be risking it on a tie breaker. Unless your gamsat score is 70+ I'd apply to Griffith, although consider elsewhere if you have no attachments to QLD.

 

The work load is constant and you really adapt to it which isn't that bad. Most people treat it as an 8-5 job which makes it pretty do-able. I'm enjoying it although I wouldn't recommend my uni to many people to be honest, new school and they need a reshuffle of staff.

 

I know a few people at other unis doing med too, so I can give a pretty good account of the failings of a specific uni if you're interested?

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First job out of highschool was as a Contract Admin for a commercial plumbing company, at the time it was easy work, got to play in autocad occasionally and got paid well for my age. I was looking at doing courses to be a draftsmen or a Quantity Surveyor. It's funny now that I think back at it that I was dead keen on doing that for a job. Construction industry took a turn for the worst in 2009 and I was made redundant.

 

Was always good with computers and ended up getting work at a local computer store, again good pay and laid back attitudes.

 

Now I'm doing level 3 desktop support and all the bits and bobs that come with it, server installs, change management, networks etc for the largest mining company in the world. Pay isn't awesome, but for the ripe age of 21 it's good I suppose. It's frustrating when you have older guys come in who don't know the difference between a switch and a router and they get paid more than you!

 

I always go through this thought process of leaving and I know that I'd be able to jump a number of pay scales and job titles if I was to be go to another firm but the opportunities are endless here and my main gripes are just with our users. It is true what others have said about not making your passion your job, I used to be into computers and fixing them, now when I get home I don't want to do much else with them except for sail the high seas of the torrent community.

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Currently working full time in accounting, studying part time. Hate the uni course. And have been doing accounting for 4 years. Currently 22. Thinking of making the move to something else, don't know what though.

 

I'm a people person and i love my music. I play the drums and wouldn't mind teaching privately part time. But unsure what to do full time :(

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Moved from software consultant to medical device specialist...

 

Huge learning curve as most in my industry have a medical or at least science background; incredibly rewarding (satisfaction + $) and plenty of longevity.

 

I'm less than 12 months in and will never stop learning. Have battled with feelings of inadequacy a few times but am now holding my own and displacing competitors in my region, penning some progressive strategies that should see this division continue to tick upward.

 

I never would have made the move if it wasn't for the (gentle) suggestion from my wife who is an ex-specialist in the field; looking back it is hard to imagine not having this role

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the common thread here seems to be, whatever anyone does that they've been doing for a while sucks no matter what it is and anything would be better haha.

 

i'm still stuck in IT and i f**king hate it. i will never progress because i dont give enough of a shit about it to try. dont know what else to do and the mortgage needs to be paid.

 

anyone considering IT who is not a passionate nerd, dont bother. It's teh gay. Yeah the pay is ok but you will always be on call - and when you realise you're considered to always be at work, 24 hours a day 7 days a week - that pay cheque starts looking pretty f**king shithouse. You will always have to deal with f**king idiots, you will always have to be polite to them and it will always be up to you to fix problems you couldn't give two f**king shits about. i f**king HATE I.T.

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I went from working at a bakery to being a Web Developer lol.

Then from being a Web Developer to an ESL English Teacher :).

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I went from working at a bakery to being a Web Developer lol.

Then from being a Web Developer to an ESL English Teacher :).

 

How is that working out?

Sorta interested.

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Service advisor to dumpy in the mines

Massive earning potential and lots of room for improvement. The hours arnt for everyone, but if you're young and fit get into this and earn some real coin for a bit, if you like it work hard invest well and retire early.

Car industry is broken and possibly the worst job I've ever had for many reasons.

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after going back to running a workshop, got the shits again and took most of this year off. got the headsup from a mate and applied for the job i have now.

 

essentially a field assistant. i drive around a land liasion for some of the day, and f**k all the rest. our company is contracted by esso to look after landholders for an oil pipeline that is being replaced that runs like half the length of victoria.

 

coming home clean every night is kinda cool haha

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same boat, qualified metal fabricator. just applied for a job today at a call center. just for a fill in.

my trade was good, but theres no chance i am going to be putting on overalls for the rest of mylife.

 

next year im thinking about going engineering at uni

 

 

 

hey bud not sure if you know but you can do a diploma through tafe. And ultimately you can go from tafe to uni after.

 

The reason im saying is ive had mates jump from finishing school to engineering at uni and they do the first year or so and drop out.

And ive got another in his first/second year struggling.

 

Meanwhile im doing cert 2 engineering at tafe (specialising metal fabriaction) which shows more pracitacal side (my mate is jelly as lol)

 

My other mate doing the course with me is of them who went from uni to this cert 2 and he is going to tafe next year for the diploma haha.

 

Just thought id do a head up (:

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Might as well jump in on this. After leaving Toyota I went to a privately owned transport business maintaining trucks and tracks (been there 4 months). Thought I'll give it a go, over being on tools , getting filthy everyday , 70 hour weeks. Turns out the boss is a *milkshake* and all the promises made to me were just crap. My question is, where do I go from here? I love the industry but not the shit. Thought about going into parts but the moneys not really there (mortgage + 2 kids) , anyone else been in a similar situation? I took 2 months to decide on taking my current job due to doubts about it , and I'm kicking myself that I took it.

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Just incase anyone was interested about the above situation , I left the truck scene got drunk for 3 weeks and now I'm doing caravan repairs and fit outs. The work is easier all round no stress and the money is just as good. Just had to grow some balls and quit.

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a mate of mine went from a few IT companies to call centres etc getting mega shits with it, joined the COPS! its funny cuz he had a 700hp gtr :P

 

myself im a drafter/designer... back to uni part time to now finish engineering. thats i guess a career change? same industry/company however...

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And the saga continues. Lack of work and money being spent in town forced my employers hand to let me go. And I've gone full circle and ended up back at my original workshop ha ha. Lifes cruel.

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I need to get the fak out of IT, work with too many morons... considered going back to uni to do an engineering degree in either mechatronics or structural but when I got in touch with the advisor it would be a 9 year course part time OR about 4 full time (factoring some of my previous subjects I've done as an undergrad).

 

Being 30 - I considered it being a waste of life so I scraped that plan and yes, still in IT and I hate it.

 

Luckily, I still have my shit box and still tune cars for people & mod cars for mates & their mates.. Guess that's engineererererering enough for me.

Can't always win in life, but you can make compromises.

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