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cannot concentrate at work [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2006, 07:29
Anyone feel the same -

I am either thinking of MBA or working on applications
At work, I can barely concentrate anymore.. I just want to get admitted to a school and begin working on my MBA, and hopefully there have a startup!

I am so tired of doing just a job........
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2006, 07:46
I feel your pain. one more week till I hear from UNC, and 11 days until I hear from ND and USC. I am starting to work on round 2 apps now.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2006, 09:04
Same here... and to make matters worse, I have nothing to do in the office.

Thinking about working for a start-up, at least I will be busy with something
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Re: cannot concentrate at work [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2006, 09:17
willget800 wrote:
Anyone feel the same -

I am either thinking of MBA or working on applications
At work, I can barely concentrate anymore.. I just want to get admitted to a school and begin working on my MBA, and hopefully there have a startup!

I am so tired of doing just a job........


Right there with you. And I'm not even that close to finding out my app results (except for one school).
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2006, 09:23
yeah the clock is not ticking fast enough
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2006, 09:25
i have already started making a list of things i will buy post MBA -

Merc SUV and a BMW m3, atleast to begin with
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2006, 09:36
willget800 wrote:
i have already started making a list of things i will buy post MBA -

Merc SUV and a BMW m3, atleast to begin with


you mean after you slave and pay off that education debt, and then buy basic necessities and then rent a house and then buy a modest car and then take care of your wife/girlfriend and then .....;)
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2006, 09:42
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willget800 wrote:
i have already started making a list of things i will buy post MBA -

Merc SUV and a BMW m3, atleast to begin with


you mean after you slave and pay off that education debt, and then buy basic necessities and then rent a house and then buy a modest car and then take care of your wife/girlfriend and then .....;)


hahahah - maybe... i dont know.. or maybe i will keep increasing my debt ;)
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2006, 09:43
willget800 wrote:
i have already started making a list of things i will buy post MBA -

Merc SUV and a BMW m3, atleast to begin with


You realize that those two cars will come to almost an entire years salary after taxes and such, right?
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2006, 09:44
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i have already started making a list of things i will buy post MBA -

Merc SUV and a BMW m3, atleast to begin with


You realize that those two cars will come to almost an entire years salary after taxes and such, right?


yeah, i know.. but i am banking on a good sign on salary to pay for one of them ;)
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2006, 09:45
willget800 wrote:
rhyme wrote:
willget800 wrote:
i have already started making a list of things i will buy post MBA -

Merc SUV and a BMW m3, atleast to begin with


You realize that those two cars will come to almost an entire years salary after taxes and such, right?


yeah, i know.. but i am banking on a good sign on salary to pay for one of them ;)


and yeah my venture should kick off by the time i am in second year :)
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2006, 10:25
Everyone I know who recently graduated from top b-schools drive beat up student cars and have asked me to seriously reconsider whether I need an MBA given my currently pleasant financial situation.

My Ferrari will have to wait...I am putting myself on the list.

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rhyme wrote:
willget800 wrote:
i have already started making a list of things i will buy post MBA -

Merc SUV and a BMW m3, atleast to begin with


You realize that those two cars will come to almost an entire years salary after taxes and such, right?


yeah, i know.. but i am banking on a good sign on salary to pay for one of them ;)


and yeah my venture should kick off by the time i am in second year :)
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2006, 10:30
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Everyone I know who recently graduated from top b-schools drive beat up student cars and have asked me to seriously reconsider whether I need an MBA given my currently pleasant financial situation.

My Ferrari will have to wait...I am putting myself on the list.

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willget800 wrote:
i have already started making a list of things i will buy post MBA -

Merc SUV and a BMW m3, atleast to begin with


You realize that those two cars will come to almost an entire years salary after taxes and such, right?


yeah, i know.. but i am banking on a good sign on salary to pay for one of them ;)


and yeah my venture should kick off by the time i am in second year :)


you know you bring up an interesting point.. quite a few of my friends also said the same thing.. that given my current situation why do I need an MBA.. why dont i just star the venture and dont bother for an MBA..

But I think the mBA is going to benefit in the long run.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2006, 11:25
willget800 wrote:
i have already started making a list of things i will buy post MBA -

Merc SUV and a BMW m3, atleast to begin with


Merc SUV... ?? I wud say go for BMW X5 or Volvo XC90 or Porsche Cayenne.

:lol:
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2006, 11:29
You simply can't go wrong buying a Honda Odyssey. Affordable, comfortable, and well built. Especially good with kids!
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2006, 11:35
On Second thought, should buy the car first and the think abt MBA ;)
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Re: cannot concentrate at work [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2006, 20:17
willget800 wrote:
Anyone feel the same -

I am either thinking of MBA or working on applications
At work, I can barely concentrate anymore.. I just want to get admitted to a school and begin working on my MBA, and hopefully there have a startup!

I am so tired of doing just a job........


Happens to me too...I check my Yahoo e-mail a zillion times a day expecting the ever elusive Interview invites for my R1 apps. Every time the phone rings I'm hoping for the same. I try and leave early to get home and work on apps no matter what.

And at the same time I'm wondering whether I'm keeping things under control (just not shining) or screwing my performance beyond recognition and risking getting dinged before being admitted!

Anyways, the wait sucks. I can't honestly say I'll rather be dinged twice at my R1 choices than keep waiting. But at times I think about it...

Cheers. L.
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Re: cannot concentrate at work [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2006, 20:57
lepium wrote:
willget800 wrote:
Anyone feel the same -

I am either thinking of MBA or working on applications
At work, I can barely concentrate anymore.. I just want to get admitted to a school and begin working on my MBA, and hopefully there have a startup!

I am so tired of doing just a job........


Happens to me too...I check my Yahoo e-mail a zillion times a day expecting the ever elusive Interview invites for my R1 apps. Every time the phone rings I'm hoping for the same. I try and leave early to get home and work on apps no matter what.

And at the same time I'm wondering whether I'm keeping things under control (just not shining) or screwing my performance beyond recognition and risking getting dinged before being admitted!

Anyways, the wait sucks. I can't honestly say I'll rather be dinged twice at my R1 choices than keep waiting. But at times I think about it...

Cheers. L.


Join the club. Especially now that Kellogg is making calls, every single time my phone rings I jump a little inside. The GSB sent out some random newsletter the other day and for a second when I saw it on my blackberry my heart stopped - I thought maybe it was Kellogg cause I was reading it so fast.

Every email, every phone call.... I find myself bringing my cell phone with my everywhere now - I used to leave it at my desk sometimes if I just went to grab a coffee, but now I find myself making sure I have it with me even when I'm in the bathroom.

It's going to be a loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong wait till Dec 20 and Jan 8...
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2006, 06:38
willget800 wrote:
i have already started making a list of things i will buy post MBA -

Merc SUV and a BMW m3, atleast to begin with


I'm thinking about stats, decision science, case studies, career fairs, student clubs, all-night study sessions, managing heavy debt, interviews, more interviews, even more interviews, slaving for a few years, persuading some venture capitalists to help me get this biz roaring....slaving some more..and finally, after the (future) kids trust funds are nice and secure and the mortgage is under control, I will go out and buy that 2015 Z06 vette... granted, I'll be over 40 at that point, but it's worth the wait. :wink:
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2006, 18:17
i bought a palm treo 700wx to keep my mind away from apps
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