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What's the Most Unattractive Post MBA Job? [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2009, 06:56
As I was reading this article on AsktheHarvardMBA.com:

What industries provide the greatest earning potential?

http://www.asktheharvardmba.com/2008/12 ... potential/

I had to ask: In this current job market where many of us will be simply lucky to have a decent job offer, what kinda jobs are the most unattractive in your opinion?

For example, in the show Entourage, Lloyd is Stanford MBA working as an assistant......

Any opinions?
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Re: What's the Most Unattractive Post MBA Job? [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2009, 07:01
What's with the hate towards Lloyd? :(

He makes good coffee.
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Re: What's the Most Unattractive Post MBA Job? [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2009, 07:37
Poor Lloyd.


To answer the above question:

1) Being able to find only temp jobs after graduation
2) Former students w BearStearns or Lehman Brothers rescinded offers
3) An anchor at CNBC
4) Babysitter
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Re: What's the Most Unattractive Post MBA Job? [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2009, 08:38
5) Begging your pre-MBA employer to take you back because you can't find anything else.
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Re: What's the Most Unattractive Post MBA Job? [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2009, 08:49
6) Stay at Home Dad, relying on income from fiancee/wife........ :oops:
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Re: What's the Most Unattractive Post MBA Job? [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2009, 09:12
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6) Stay at Home Dad, relying on income from fiancee/wife........ :oops:

Are you kidding??? It's my dream job to have a sugar momma.
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Re: What's the Most Unattractive Post MBA Job? [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2009, 17:08
Anything you could've done without having to pay 100k in tuition fees. Say .. for example: people who go into a big 4 accounting firm after an MBA
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Re: What's the Most Unattractive Post MBA Job? [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2009, 21:12
This is a tough crowd to please. :lol:
But I see where you guys/girls are coming from.
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Re: What's the Most Unattractive Post MBA Job? [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2009, 04:48
cdnaudit wrote:
Anything you could've done without having to pay 100k in tuition fees. Say .. for example: people who go into a big 4 accounting firm after an MBA


actually just a little precise rephrasing (if cdnaudit doesn't mind): Anything or any job that one "feels" or "thinks" or "believes" once could have achieved without the time and money spent on MBA. The key is the hindsight mood, or the perception u build immediately post-MBA period, because a guy who did his MBA for the money in IB might infact over the 2 years decide not to even apply there, or lets say even if he does and gets in but takes up an offer from a non-profit panda saving company (think WWF, not the wrestling pls). Now the question would be whether that job is attractive or not to him and the answer to that lies in the question whether he is happy with it, which as we all know is subjective and possible albeit quite unlikely but then again this whole scenario is unlikely as b-schools like to be sure that those being admitted are sure of what they want. So although it might seem I have offered no answer, I am trying to say that this question is realistically impossible to answer before the MBA.
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Re: What's the Most Unattractive Post MBA Job? [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2009, 08:11
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ninkorn wrote:
6) Stay at Home Dad, relying on income from fiancee/wife........ :oops:

Are you kidding??? It's my dream job to have a sugar momma.


I know someone like this, though I wouldn't put it in such vulgar terms.

Wife is a law firm partner and the husband is a "stay at home dad". He takes the children to school every morning on his bicycle but after that, the nanny takes over. He spends the rest of his day working on his hobbies and projects while the nanny looks after feeding them and taking them to swimming/gymnastics/music/etc lessons.

So I'm definitely in agreement with ryguy904. It's a pretty sweet life.

(Before all this, he used to photograph for a teen magazine and basically flew around the world a lot taking pictures of 16-year old girls having fun on the beach and that kind of thing. I think he lives somewhat of a charmed life.)
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Re: What's the Most Unattractive Post MBA Job? [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2009, 08:13
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ninkorn wrote:
6) Stay at Home Dad, relying on income from fiancee/wife........ :oops:

Are you kidding??? It's my dream job to have a sugar momma.


I know someone like this, though I wouldn't put it in such vulgar terms.

Wife is a law firm partner and the husband is a "stay at home dad". He takes the children to school every morning on his bicycle but after that, the nanny takes over. He spends the rest of his day working on his hobbies and projects while the nanny looks after feeding them and taking them to swimming/gymnastics/music/etc lessons.

So I'm definitely in agreement with ryguy904. It's a pretty sweet life.

(Before all this, he used to photograph for a teen magazine and basically flew around the world a lot taking pictures of 16-year old girls having fun on the beach and that kind of thing. I think he lives somewhat of a charmed life.)


Are we talking about the most unattractive post mba career or what? :wink:
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Re: What's the Most Unattractive Post MBA Job? [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2009, 18:31
I bet 'Fish Gutter' is somewhere on that list.
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Re: What's the Most Unattractive Post MBA Job? [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2009, 18:12
Anything involving the words "paper or plastic?".

More seriously though, I'd be pretty annoyed if I ended up at a job that I could've gotten without the MBA. If I chose to work there, that's fine. But if I work there because I HAVE to, that would entirely suck. :)
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Re: What's the Most Unattractive Post MBA Job? [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2009, 19:32
agold2 wrote:
5) Begging your pre-MBA employer to take you back because you can't find anything else.


I second that.

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