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Furries fail at having respectable jobs :U

Telnac

Fundamentalist Heretic
A "successful career" is different from a "successful hobby." If he is a "successful programmer," that doesn't necessarily equate to a "successful career." Success in a hobby is still success. Plus, even as a hobby, he can make money by it.

Success is not synonymous to job or career.
That's all I'm saying.
OK, then answer me this: long before I graduated college, I was making games on my own as a hobby... not making a dime, just doing it because I loved making games. But quite often, I'd still put in 40 hours a week or more on whatever game I was making (alas, to the dismay of my GPA.) After I graduated college, I started working f/t as a game programmer and have been doing that for nearly the past 15 years. I think nearly everyone would classify my job as a career and not a hobby. Would you agree? If so, at what point did I go from making games as a hobby & doing so as a career?

Yes, you can get paid as a hobbyist, but I think the critical difference between a hobbyist who gets paid & someone who's turned a hobby into a career is whether or not they are working full-time at it (or nearly so) and if they're making enough to sustain themselves (or nearly so... even ppl making $100k can find it hard to make ends meet!)
 

Geek

Chico
To me being an employe and having to work for someone else to survive is not a success.

The boss tell you want to do and you have to do his orders or you get fired.

It's like being a slave.
 

Kivaari

Meow.
To me being an employe and having to work for someone else to survive is not a success.

The boss tell you want to do and you have to do his orders or you get fired.

It's like being a slave.
Ok, then what do you suggest that people do? You just say getting a job is stupid, without saying anything that might be better.
 

insane_kangaroo

Banned
Banned
Therefore furries must be unemployed, I see why the stereotype is true now. ;)

I run my own business and have a full time job, I don't see any problem with working for someone else. A person who runs their own business "works for people," so his statement doesn't really make sense. Customers are usually people who pay me monthly/contract/etc, so they can fire me when they want.

His logic fails.
 

MrBlack

Is an alligator
So, do furries still fail at having "respectable" jobs? :V
yes because most of the people who have awesome jobs on this thread are trolls from 4chan and not really furries at all :U everyone knows that furries dont have awesome jobs U:
 

jinxtigr

Feline Miscreant
Bah. My job is much more awesome than, say, my lovelife ;P

I write audio plugin software for professional mix engineers. I do it in my own peculiar way and have an awesome fan club, sales and industry respect. It's not going to make me rich enough to have US health care but it'll pay my mortgage and I could be writing code while naked and fapping to furry porn for all anyone cares.

The cost of it is, it took more than ten years to build that situation, and like I said, the isolation and obsession of it all kind of killed any hopes of having, say, a mate. I'm pretty fucked in that I did NOT spend ten years dating or remembering how to hang out with people, so be careful what you wish for. And now I'm too old for most of the cute furries, but I do have an awesome job.
 

Shiroka

Love is the message
yes because most of the people who have awesome jobs on this thread are trolls from 4chan and not really furries at all :U everyone knows that furries dont have awesome jobs U:

Wouldn't that make 95% of FAF users trolls?

...actually nevermind, it sounds about right.
 

Ieatcrackersandjumpcliffs

Fighter of the Nightman
Define "service industry".

Oh man, I'm sorry, I didn't know of this reply.

My definition: Behind the counter.

Google: An industry that provides services rather than tangible objects.
 

CatWaffles

Gentleman Cat
Well for now I'm going to college and then I'm going to enlist into the USMC as an officer. I guess that's respectable but for now I have no job T_T (I do work part time at my family's party store business though)
 

Trance

Likes blueberries?
yes because most of the people who have awesome jobs on this thread are trolls from 4chan and not really furries at all :U everyone knows that furries dont have awesome jobs U:

Wut?

I'm afraid that I am definitely a fur. For better or worse...

Plus, my job is awesome. :D
 

wheelieotter

Everything works if you let it
I'm a motorcycle technician, been at the same shop 12 years as of today. I get to ride new bikes after working on them and get paid for it! Fixing bikes used to be a hobby, now its how I support myself, living fairly comfortably in a nice part of town.


Furries fail at generalizations.
 

Adelin

Member
i'm a librarian

go figure

That's not pretty bad considering the majority of people here work at fast food restaurants. :3
 

Onewing

TS25477
I work in a Bakery and like it but respectable is a weird way to describe your job, I don't think I know anybody who gets a job just for respect.
 
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Shiroka

Love is the message
I'm a musician
is that job a fail?

I think we also need monetary guidelines. If you get paid less than 10k a year, you fail... or something.

Edit: if you pay for everything and work full time, of course. Results may vary, amount not typical, etc., etc.
 
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