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Saoirse O'Shea
post Sep 20 2007, 10:55 PM
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Some of you might have heard that the manager (Jose Mourinho) either resigned or was sacked by Chelsea Football Club after three very successful years in charge. Apparently - and here's why I'm in the wrong job - he is to be paid 25 Million UK pounds compensation by Chelsea in lieu of the remaining 2 years he had left on his contract blink.gif .

Years ago my mum said to me when I was a kid, 'work hard at school and get a good job. No one earns a living by playing football or the guitar.' After over a decade as a University lecturer it would take me 1000 years to earn as much as Mourinho's compensation (no exaggeration) on my present before tax salary.

Now where's that cat when I want something to kick rolleyes.gif .

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post Sep 20 2007, 11:03 PM
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Haha-Im not a football fan but thats funny!

May i ask what you lecture Tony?

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post Sep 20 2007, 11:30 PM
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Nowadays I mainly supervise PhDs Ben - I apparently cherry pick ones who are doing something difficult and interesting in 20th C philosophy. I've a reputation for turning down the vast majority of potential PhD candidates who want me to supervise them. The lucky ones I turn down - the unlucky ones get me for a minimum of three years hard labour.

When I lecture though it's to Masters students mostly studying management, but I also cover some modules for cultural studies and the lectures/subject areas tend to be on generalist stuff on ethics, subjectivity and research methods. (I have the interesting time of having a PhD in philosophy but I work directly for a management school.) I don't do many lectures now a days because of health reasons - I also only work one day a week for the same reason so get paid pro rata of the full time salary of 25k. (My actual pay would need 5000 years to get that 25 million laugh.gif ).

I do specialist post grad (masters, PhD students and post doc) on desire understood through Augustine/Kristeva/Heidegger/Bataille/Butler/Hegel/Deleuze/Blanchot; and hermeneutics, language and meaning through Gadamer/Bataille/Kristeva/Paul de Man and Derrida.

Research and publications for me are about desire and the impossible - both the possibility of the impossible and the impossibility of the possible. All a bit abstruse laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

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post Sep 20 2007, 11:37 PM
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Ah that sounds like hard work! Quite a cool combination though?

My Girlfriends doing BA psychology so she does alot of stuff on ethics and the like, and i use to do psychology at college before Music at Uni and found it to be interesting but hard work!

I bet you get your work cut out for you!

Is that a Uni in uk?

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post Sep 20 2007, 11:56 PM
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hi toni have you considered investing your hard earned money to something that will provide you passive income? depending on a single source of income will not really gonna get you anywhere. So if you have multiple source of income we can trim it down to 4000 years or even better biggrin.gif

you might consider investing in:

- stocks
- real estate
- mutual funds
- forex (very risky but high returns)

do not put all your money in banks. you're actually losing money if you put it there. Just put enough for the rainy days.
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post Sep 20 2007, 11:59 PM
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Hard work for the students Ben laugh.gif .

I'm one of those annoying people who never really tried hard but still managed to pass but consequently never felt really stretched or challenged by school and University. Never revised anything through school and Uni. Did a PhD because I found my Masters courses a bit too easy laugh.gif . Completed the PhD in 17 months part time with a 5.1 designation (straight pass no corrections) for my thesis and cited by the examiners as possibly the strongest and most important that they had seen in years. Silly laugh.gif . So for me I can't say it's been hard work yet - told you I was annoying laugh.gif .

Ethics has become a feature of a lot of UK University degrees over the last decade or so. I think my take on it though is perhaps a bit different to most courses. They tend to demonstrate a rather instrumentalist perspective on ethics (and in a few cases are more precisely teaching moral theory then ethics) whilst my take is firmly between Emmanuel Levinas and Kant.

And it's a UK based Uni - I don't think I can say which one though unsure.gif .

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QUOTE (yeahbah! @ Sep 20 2007, 04:56 PM) *
hi toni have you considered investing your hard earned money to something that will provide you passive income? depending on a single source of income will not really gonna get you anywhere. So if you have multiple source of income we can trim it down to 4000 years or even better biggrin.gif

you might consider investing in:

- stocks
- real estate
- mutual funds
- forex (very risky but high returns)

do not put all your money in banks. you're actually losing money if you put it there. Just put enough for the rainy days.


Great idea yeahbah smile.gif .

I think my wife beat you to it but she invests in shoes, chocolate and handbags. Now if ever there's a run on shoes we will make a real killing laugh.gif .

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post Sep 21 2007, 12:03 AM
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Ha ha thats funny, the sort of person people love to hate maybe?!! biggrin.gif

The psychology degree my Girlfriend does focuses alot on ethics and research form what i gather and it sems like hard work!- I find my Music degree hard enough with all the practice i put in lol unsure.gif

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post Sep 21 2007, 12:09 AM
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QUOTE (benhowell @ Sep 20 2007, 05:03 PM) *
Ha ha thats funny, the sort of person people love to hate maybe?!! biggrin.gif

The psychology degree my Girlfriend does focuses alot on ethics and research form what i gather and it sems like hard work!- I find my Music degree hard enough with all the practice i put in lol unsure.gif

-Ben


Absolutely Ben,

I also really annoy my wife as I can eat cream cakes without piling on weight laugh.gif .

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post Sep 21 2007, 12:11 AM
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Looks like you've got it made!


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post Sep 21 2007, 12:33 AM
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QUOTE (tonymiro @ Sep 20 2007, 05:55 PM) *
Some of you might have heard that the manager (Jose Mourinho) either resigned or was sacked by Chelsea Football Club after three very successful years in charge. Apparently - and here's why I'm in the wrong job - he is to be paid 25 Million UK pounds compensation by Chelsea in lieu of the remaining 2 years he had left on his contract blink.gif .

Years ago my mum said to me when I was a kid, 'work hard at school and get a good job. No one earns a living by playing football or the guitar.' After over a decade as a University lecturer it would take me 1000 years to earn as much as Mourinho's compensation (no exaggeration) on my present before tax salary.

Now where's that cat when I want something to kick rolleyes.gif .

Cheers,
Tony


Thats nothing, recently I was reading a story about Tiger woods and the PGA retirement plan backed by Fedex. It seems that they contribute money based on how the players do in events but they add a lot more money if the player wins an event on the Fedex Cup. Tiger has won a lot of them and all he has to do is win another 7 in his life time (they said he would probably end up winning about 12 - 15 more of them based on his past performance) and he will retire and be the worlds first "BILLION DOLLAR ATHLETE".

Tiger Woods already makes about 127 MILLION Dollars a year with his Golf earnings and endorsements.

Can you imagine retiring say at age 45 and then have a Billion Dollar retirement, the only bad clause (they said bad clause but for you or me it would be a great clause) is that he has to pull everything out of the plan within 7 years of strating to take his retirement pay. ROLF making that much per year and still having all that retirement money to look forward to. Hell, I could live very well on what he earns for just winning the Masters.


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How many Jem's could GMC buy for that? laugh.gif


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post Sep 21 2007, 05:43 AM
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laugh.gif I'd better get busy if I'm to retire at 45 with a billion dollars. Actually I'd better get busy to retire at 45 with 100 dollars laugh.gif .

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