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Re: When is it time to leave work? [#permalink] New post 10 Apr 2008, 18:19
ws -

First, you probably won't need a reference coming out of b-school. Your MBA really is a game-changer: employers assume that as an MBA, you have a certain level of skill. They spend so much time with you through recruiting that they don't need to call someone else. I haven't heard of ANYONE needing a reference.

Second, you might find that your employer is ready to let you go. When I've had people quit, I have often just wanted to say, ok, fine, get on out. We all know that people with short-timers don't do much as they count their days. The exception has been for exceptional workers and/or when we've been in a crunch and really needed that person.

If you can get by without the money, talk to your boss. don't say you're miserable, of course, but say you've got more to do than you thought to get ready. Math review, career development, finding housing, whatever. Or that you just need a break, as talking with current students has made you realize how busy b-school really is. Finally, throw them a bone: working part time, completing a particular project, or maybe telecommuting.

Good luck.
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Re: When is it time to leave work? [#permalink] New post 10 Apr 2008, 18:34
I'd probably just go ahead and move it up. You MIGHT need references post MBA though, I was asked for some for some internships.
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Re: When is it time to leave work? [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2008, 02:34
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By the time I begin b-school this September, I will have been out of work for 1 year.

The UK isn't all that imo. You pay a high price for horrible food, not so great quality of life, and unfriendly people.


And the winner of the award for classic stereotyping and typecasting goes to...

Come on - even if this is how you see things, maybe you could take the point of not knowing where to go. And obviously your cheery outlook on things really would have helped in winning people over. I find a lot of things strange about my host country, but you have to take an outlook of seeking what you are doing wrong to improve things as you are, as the US kindly phrases it, an alien.


I'm sorry you didn't pick up on the sarcasm in my original post referencing the UK!

But, the food is definitely horrible and overpriced compared to other European countries.

I don't live in the UK, but I've spent enough time there to reach the conclusion that I would not take my family to live there permanently. There are very beautiful areas of the UK where we would love to live, but we would prefer staying here in Germany or going to Switzerland. We like mountains and snow, so it's more convenient to live right in or next to the Alps.
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Re: When is it time to leave work? [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2008, 05:00
ah Trader, you caught me in your trap.

I can hardly raise you on the joy of being near the alps or schwarzwald area, it is pretty special. The thing with the UK is when you are earning and expending in sterling, it isn't that expensive, and the restaurants in London (at least) are second to none if you know where to go.

I can completely understand that to the uninitiated there a food disasters out there, but you just learn to avoid them.
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Re: When is it time to leave work? [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2008, 06:02
Good post jwiner ,

I visited London Business School last month and as some of you know, their MBA programme is fexible when it comes to length (either 15,18 or 21 months). A group of students took the 15 month option and got out of school early to climb Mt Everst before they took up their jobs. you can read about it here. I was inspired!!

http://www.everest2007.net/
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Re: When is it time to leave work? [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2008, 06:19
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Good post jwiner ,

I visited London Business School last month and as some of you know, their MBA programme is fexible when it comes to length (either 15,18 or 21 months). A group of students took the 15 month option and got out of school early to climb Mt Everst before they took up their jobs. you can read about it here. I was inspired!!

http://www.everest2007.net/


Thanks... That is freakin' awesome!
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Re: When is it time to leave work? [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2008, 07:15
Is it alright to just take the summer off and play golf, drink margaritas, and hang out at the beach? Or do I have to come up with an earth shattering plan?
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Re: When is it time to leave work? [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2008, 07:48
Good call jwiner. kudos!
Currently the plan is to learn chinese this summer, hopefully with a trip there in august to cap things off. Today is my one year anniversary here (read: the options that will vest just did - worthless as they may be). I will only be in the office for about 50% of the time for the next 3 weeks. After that, I'll decide what to do with my next 4 weeks (a.k.a. the month of may). If nothing comes up and it is decent I may hang out and surf the web for $$$. Otherwise I'll cut it short.

As for that "description of my job" I mentioned - the closest I could come was my fake job posting - what they SHOULD have advertised for:
http://gmatclub.com/forum/p454563#p454563:-D

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Re: When is it time to leave work? [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2008, 08:43
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Is it alright to just take the summer off and play golf, drink margaritas, and hang out at the beach? Or do I have to come up with an earth shattering plan?


HAHA! Don't get me wrong, there will be a lot of that too! I probably made myself sound WAY more ambitious then I actually am. :-D

All that really matters is that my view changes from this:
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Yeah. I took that sitting at my desk. My view encompasses a garbage can and the mail room. Doesn't exactly satisfy my adventerous cravings. (did that picture work? Doesn't work in my preview...)

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Good call jwiner. kudos!
Currently the plan is to learn chinese this summer, hopefully with a trip there in august to cap things off. Today is my one year anniversary here (read: the options that will vest just did - worthless as they may be). I will only be in the office for about 50% of the time for the next 3 weeks. After that, I'll decide what to do with my next 4 weeks (a.k.a. the month of may). If nothing comes up and it is decent I may hang out and surf the web for $$$. Otherwise I'll cut it short.

As for that "description of my job" I mentioned - the closest I could come was my fake job posting - what they SHOULD have advertised for:
http://gmatclub.com/forum/p454563#p454563:-D

Cheers


Learning chinese - great!! Yeah, my "vestedness" was way overrated! Surf the web for $$$, I think I got that email too...

"Job Description" - HILARIOUS! My boss wants me to put a packet together to help my replacement "learn the ropes", I should follow your guidlines!
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Re: When is it time to leave work? [#permalink] New post 29 May 2008, 12:38
The right time to leave work? TOMORROW!!! Oh god does it EVER feel good =)
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Re: When is it time to leave work? [#permalink] New post 29 May 2008, 13:06
Congrats westsider! So sad I wont be reading anymore about 10c sodas and vending machines with minds of their own.

westsider wrote:
The right time to leave work? TOMORROW!!! Oh god does it EVER feel good =)
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Re: When is it time to leave work? [#permalink] New post 29 May 2008, 14:03
I wont be leaving until the end of july :cry:
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