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CactusZack tells us: "I stopped dating a girl AFTER she got breast implants. For what reason I do not know, and I still kick myself for this." Tell us about inexplicable decisions that still haunt you.

(, Thu 23 Sep 2010, 11:58)
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A relative of mine
works in the same industry as me, except he's 20 years older and a Managing Director.

When I first left Uni he helped me out a bit by talking me through the Industry, and offering a bit of advice with CVs, interviews, etc.

He offered to get me a graduate job at his company, and I thought seriously about it, but wanted to do things my own way and not be accused of nepotism, so I went and got myself a job elsewhere, after much trying, and worked my way up in the company. I found this more satisfying as ultimately, I knew I'd achieved everything off my own back rather than getting a leg up, even if it had taken me longer to get a job.

Anyway, this warm fuzzy feeling overrode my better judgment when a few years later he again asked if I'd be interested in a job at his place at significantly more than my current salary, and I pretty much auto-responded: 'Thanks, I appreciate it, but I'm fine where I am.'

This was just before that whole inconvenient global financial crisis thingemebob kicked off, and we had a pay-freeze for two years. I am still on marginally less than I would have been three years ago if I'd accepted a bit of nepotism.

(, Thu 23 Sep 2010, 12:19, Reply)

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