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CJRIcon...17-12-2012 @ 17:16 
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Post Edited: 17.12.2012 @ 17:16 PM by CJR
If I'm still in this job by the time I'm 30 I'll probably throw myself under a bus tbh (don't quote me on that)..

In all seriousness though, I never really planned on being in this line of work for more than 5 years, even before I started.
milsyIcon...17-12-2012 @ 17:16 
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OwenL said:
Haha indeed! And what if your dream is not be a good competitive athlete? I'd say 40 is too old....
And you might have one of those wife things, and kid things. Dreams = bye bye. Am I right?



I know its gay but my dream is to actually work a job I enjoy get married have kids and do abit of training to keep me sane

Iv had a taste of big buisness and its not for me working stupid hours job becomes your life excess stress from work etc Yeh the money is good but is money everything ?
OwenLIcon...17-12-2012 @ 17:18 
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CJR said:If I'm still in this job by the time I'm 30 I'll probably throw myself under a bus tbh (don't quote me on that)..

In all seriousness though, I never really planned on being in this line of work for more than 5 years, even before I started.


Just see if you get past this Friday, world might end anyway Roll-Eyes Grin
JohnGymIcon...17-12-2012 @ 17:21 
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Well paid jobs in S+C are few and far between mate.

You could combine being a GM of a gym with on shift PT which easily brings 45k + for 40 hours work but the PT you do would be very unlikely to be S+C. More often than not it would be working with middle aged fat women helping them to lose weight.

To become a GM of a gym would take at least 4 years working through the ranks though. Often a lot more.

I used to be a GM of a gym until I was promoted. I absolutely loved it.
BatmanIcon...17-12-2012 @ 17:29 
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Post Edited: 17.12.2012 @ 17:31 PM by Batman
I run a gym, some similarities in my working week to vanillas and i love it.

Sometimes working weekends is s**t, but nothings perfect. on average the PTs that do a 6 week course are back out the industry within like 6 - 8 months.

Doing your UKSCA or BWLA is probably a bit to specialised to work in a gym but without the experience you'll struggle to get a S and C job.

I do some S+C work with runners, triathletes, and ive worked with a few footballers and stuff, very rewarding even though its not rugby (what i wanted to do originally) i do the s+c on the side cause i enjoy it but not enough to live on.

EDIT: not ot piss on your bonfire but just to make the point that it needs to be something you love and dont mind it not making you a millionaire.
milsyIcon...17-12-2012 @ 17:29 
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JohnGym said:Well paid jobs in S+C are few and far between mate.

You could combine being a GM of a gym with on shift PT which easily brings 45k + for 40 hours work but the PT you do would be very unlikely to be S+C. More often than not it would be working with middle aged fat women helping them to lose weight.

To become a GM of a gym would take at least 4 years working through the ranks though. Often a lot more.

I used to be a GM of a gym until I was promoted. I absolutely loved it.


As a former gm what would you look for in someone applying for a job within the industry ?
JohnGymIcon...17-12-2012 @ 18:05 
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milsy said:
As a former gm what would you look for in someone applying for a job within the industry ?


Depends on what position I was recruiting for. It also depends what sector (budget or standard model).

What role are you hoping to go into and what do you expect to be doing in 5 years from now?
ShepIcon...17-12-2012 @ 18:05 
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This thread has become a lot more intresting to me seen as I didn't get the perm office job I went for...
dr_hazbunIcon...17-12-2012 @ 19:03 
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CJR said:If I'm still in this job by the time I'm 30 I'll probably throw myself under a bus tbh (don't quote me on that)..


Fair enough. You said it just wasn't fulfilling enough. Many people do jobs that don't fulfil them.

If you hate going to work that much then get out and find something different.
dr_hazbunIcon...17-12-2012 @ 19:09 
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milsy said:
f**k that could get hit by a bus and be gone by 30
Just my opinion and not a dig at you doc just the way I talk


No offence taken mate.

You are a splendid chap. I know that Wink

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