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My experience at 9-6PM job and IM. Need your opinions :)

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by lejolasho, Aug 26, 2016.

  1. lejolasho

    lejolasho Regular Member

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    Hello,

    I have finished bachelors degree and have a 9-6 job with my profession. I have a small salary, which is not enough to support family in general. There are chances of further professional development, but it is a long time game (min 5 yrs).

    So If I work at 9-6 PM job and dedicate myself to it for a long time I suppose I will have a descent income. If I lived in well-developed country my salary for current position would be good enough to afford descent living but here at every field average wage is just too low. You must be in top 5% or must be very lucky :D (Not sniveling at all, I love the country where I live :D)

    I also work around 3 hours a day at average on IM activities. I earn here 2-3 times more than my salary.

    The upside of my 9-6 job is, that it is extremely stable, while IM is not (if you don't diversify your income a lot).

    I am a lazy person (I believe, that a person must work max 8 hours a day unless he runs a business or the work is his passion) and work for around 11 hours a day, which is inacceptable for me. In addition, 11 hours of work plus outdoor activities, watching anime, etc etc I don't have time for sleep and it tells very badly on my health.

    I dedicate 9 hours to my job, I am not just scrolling fb at my free time, I always read and learn materials which will aid my further development and since all of my effective time is used at job, I am less effective at IM.

    If I won't work at IM activities at all my brain will be more rested and refreshed for the next day so my professional development at my JOB will be better.

    And it is the same on the side of IM. It needs more attention than just 3 hours a day. This is why my IM business is at serious risk. I have the feeling, that actually at my job I am LOSING money not earning, because If I leave it, there is 80% chance, that I will earn 3(heck, maybe even 10x) times more with IM, have more time for having fun.

    But I am afraid of that 20%. :D If my job were part-time or not tied to a career I would immediately leave it, but if I leave my job now and go bankrupt at IM, I will have to start everything from zero.

    So I don't exactly know exactly what to expect from you, fellow members, and why I wrote such a long post, but anyways, your opinion will be greatly appreciated.

    I also want to ask those, who have 9-6 job as well. What kind of projects do you work on? What do you think about working at IM and offline in general? How do you combine those very different fields?

    Thank you all in advance for your time.
     
  2. IamAlu

    IamAlu Newbie

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    you earn 2-3 times more than your salary, you are young with a bachelor degree thus you would probably always find a new job ff the 20% case happens.

    i also have such a job and i plan do to IM in future, so you are far ahead of me in this case already :)
    in the past i did some freelancing like networking stuff (hardware and server software side) and i liked it alot more than my normal job, cause i was the boss even if i was hired by a client.
    thats the advantage of working in the IT business, people have no clue about anything and cause of that they wont bother you too much.

    i would recomment you to throw that job away and expand your IM.
    maybe you can combine for a month or two.. take 3 weeks vacation, then be "sick" until you get fired :D
     
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  3. lejolasho

    lejolasho Regular Member

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    I am in the legal consulting and If I get fired from my job I think it will tell very badly on my career in future. I have the feeling, that I must leave too, but I don't know what to do. And I am not that young I am about 25 and have the feeling, that time is running out :D

    I also asked my boss 1 year unpaid leave for taking some courses connected with my profession (I would take those courses but actually I would have more time for my IM), but my boss of course denied my offer :D
     
  4. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Someone told me once that you only have to be 70% sure of something before you go for it.

    Don't follow money but follow what you really want to do. And if it means taking some risk don't worry - worst thing is if you get to the end of your life and wonder - what would have happened if you just went for it?
     
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  5. Capo Dei Capi

    Capo Dei Capi BANNED BANNED

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    25 is very young unless you are planning on smoking 4 packs a day, drink 12 beers a day and become very obese. As for supporting a family, just get married to a woman with a degree and has a career going on. You don't have to be the only person bringing income into a household.


    You could save up 6-12 months of expenses+ for expanding IM and leave the job when you give them a 2 week notice.
     
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  6. frizenking

    frizenking Regular Member

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    I'd suggest you to deny the denial of your boss
     
  7. 1morenoob

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    Similar threads come up about twice a week. If you aren't prepared to move country then I'd definitely go with IM. Up to you to calculate the risk/reward and what you'd enjoy more though. Personally couldn't handle working 60 odd hour weeks but quite a few here do
     
  8. Sherbert Hoover

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