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by iggy101
November 2nd, 2008, 12:52 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: academia or industry?
Replies: 99
Views: 53666

academia or industry?

<t>I know of a guy who had a successful career in finance, made lots of money, then went back to academia in his 40s and became a professor in Philosophy in a decent UK university. Sounds like the best order to go about it to me! A lack of papers didn't seem to hinder him although perhaps thats pecu...
by iggy101
November 2nd, 2008, 10:20 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Working 9-5 while finishing PhD
Replies: 47
Views: 49301

Working 9-5 while finishing PhD

If you're in the UK then a Career Development Loan is an option. The government pays the interest until one or two months after you finish and you don't need to make any payments until then. The interest rate sucks but you can pay it off with a cheaper loan when you finish.
by iggy101
September 21st, 2008, 11:04 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Entry-level quant job prospects with "criminal" record
Replies: 51
Views: 54523

Entry-level quant job prospects with "criminal" record

<t>Not that I expect anyone on this forum to believe me but I didnt intend to travel without paying that day. Its a journey I make and pay for many times a week.Given at least the potential for this to happen to someone innocent and the seemingly arbitrary decision about whether to issue a fine or p...
by iggy101
September 19th, 2008, 11:15 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Entry-level quant job prospects with "criminal" record
Replies: 51
Views: 54523

Entry-level quant job prospects with "criminal" record

<r>Thanks for the advice guys. I'll look in to getting some legal advice. Thanks very much for the offer Dominic but unfortunately I'm based away from London. I didnt realise that there was free legal advice available for this kind of thing?I've never heard of the term "Controlled Person", what is t...
by iggy101
September 18th, 2008, 10:14 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Entry-level quant job prospects with "criminal" record
Replies: 51
Views: 54523

Entry-level quant job prospects with "criminal" record

<t>Yeah its the UK. I think it depends on the company. This was up north, not in London. The guy who stopped me just asked for my details and said that they'd be in touch. I got a letter today threatening to prosecute me in court but they first want me to send an explanation of what happened. Cue gr...
by iggy101
September 18th, 2008, 9:55 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Entry-level quant job prospects with "criminal" record
Replies: 51
Views: 54523

Entry-level quant job prospects with "criminal" record

<t>Ha well there's no danger of me going to jail thankfully. Just a hefty fine (for a student), which I'm totally prepared to pay as long as the conviction doesn't destroy my career prospects. So if asked is it better to look dumb for accidentally messing up or dishonest for trying to dodge a fare? ...
by iggy101
September 18th, 2008, 7:08 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Entry-level quant job prospects with "criminal" record
Replies: 51
Views: 54523

Entry-level quant job prospects with "criminal" record

<t>I'm currently facing a possible court appearance for fare evasion of a train ticket. It was all an unintentional, stupid mistake and I intend to defend myself. However I am aware that if found guilty for intentionally evading a train fare then I face having a criminal record.I'm coming to the end...
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