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Best Job For A Lazy Guy?

CornellPersonCornellPerson Registered User Posts: 273 Junior Member
edited October 2010 in Business Major
Okay, so I was considering IB for the longest time, until I came to the realization of how many hours I would actually have to work. I have a 3.8 at Cornell, and I really have no clue where to start looking for business jobs that tend to not have 70-80 hours a week, but still pay a good amount. I have been considering becoming an actuary, but I am worried about the prospects of moving up later in that career. How is consulting in terms of hours? Any other suggestions? Thanks.
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Replies to: Best Job For A Lazy Guy?

  • commentcommentcommentcomment Registered User Posts: 733 Member
    Work the standard 9-5 in a small firm if you do not want to work a lot of hours. Consulting and IBanking are both very time demanding professions.
  • Homer28Homer28 . Posts: 610 Member
    Well, lazy people are generally not successful in life. Your setting yourself up for failure.
  • FutureVpFinanceFutureVpFinance Registered User Posts: 1,671 Senior Member
    CEO at the unemployment line, I hear the hours are very flexible at that position
  • ythot26ythot26 Registered User Posts: 58 Junior Member
    atleast he has good grades, and goes to a good school. But really, you're not going to get far with a lazy attitude
  • BedouinBedouin - Posts: 423 Member
    There is no room, especially in this economy, for laziness. Anyone who isn't willing to go above and beyond the posted job requirements -- assuming you make it past the interview which is a pretty big assumption here -- is probably the first one going to be tossed out on his butt whenever the company has to downsize. If you want to be lazy, you might have to start the paperwork to collecting unemployment; I hear that's a pretty lucrative field if you don't want to work for a living.
  • artloversplusartloversplus Registered User Posts: 7,921 Senior Member
    start your own business and when successful you can have your own time.
    But the operative words are "when successful"... I am sure some elbow grease needed to be successful...
  • LonghornDanLonghornDan Registered User Posts: 532 Member
    You need to grow and realize that unless you have a trust fund or win the lottery, making a "good" amount of money means not being lazy.
  • Homer28Homer28 . Posts: 610 Member
    "atleast he has good grades, and goes to a good school."

    You can graduate at the top of your class at Harvard and still not get anywhere being lazy.
  • mccormickt12mccormickt12 Registered User Posts: 504 Member
    GARBAGE MAN!!! They have to wake up early but they dont work too long, and they make bank
  • CornellPersonCornellPerson Registered User Posts: 273 Junior Member
    okay, perhaps lazy was the wrong term. I meant I am someone who likes relaxing time and time to spend with family and friends and do other things with my life. Of course, while working, I will work very hard, but I am just looking for something to do where my life is not entirely consumed by work and I can make a decent wage.
  • artloversplusartloversplus Registered User Posts: 7,921 Senior Member
    The easiest jobs are mostly governmental, they do not pay much, but with good benefits and stable income. In my DW's job, you can retire at 50, with 10 or more years of service and get all the medical benefits free plus a pension.
  • smith415smith415 Registered User Posts: 636 Member
    Do you have kids yet? How old are you?

    If you're in your early 20s like most fresh college grads, maybe you should dedicate yourself to busting your $#% for the next 3-4 years at an entry level position in IB or consulting and then hopefully climb the ranks high enough so that by your late 20s or early 30s you are in a supervisory position that is more like a regular 9-5.

    You would have to not be "lazy" for the next several years but then hopefully you could spend the rest of your life being "lazy" once you reach a decent income bracket.
  • probowlerprobowler Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    by lazy he might mean desk jobs rather than being out there flying out for meetings and conferences.
    I wanted to be an actuary too, basically you run models and do sophisticated calculations but it's kinda a cubicle job, and you get about 100 grand a year.
    But you take so many exams, and while the salary is rewarding, I just can't picture me taking so exams after grad school to advance.

    I'm in the same boat, I might get a graduate degree in statistics and get employed as a data analyst.

    But i do get what you mean by lazy, it's not unemployed pot head lazy, but lazy as in I don't want to travel, I just want to do my 9-5 for the week and forget about work till Monday.
  • OminousRunOminousRun Registered User Posts: 690 Member

    What is your undergrad degree/major in?
  • probowlerprobowler Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    I was an econ major an undergrad, just started grad school in Masters in Environmental Policy Analysis but i'm looking at it as a way to boost my GPA before I enter grad school in statistics,econ or financial engineering.
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