My parents want me to be a genius...

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  1. cclloyd macrumors 68000

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    So my parents say I should quit my job and become an Apple Genius. But then it occurred to me while at the mall, why bother?

    I can just as easily get a job as a Microsoft Smart Guy and sit around playing Xbox. I must've walked by the MS store nearly 20 times in the past couple months, and I've only ever seen 5 people in there tops. Why are they still trying?[/troll rant]
     
  2. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    Maybe they want to have a son with an employee discount at the apple store and not at a windows shop.
     
  3. tekboi macrumors 6502a

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    Because the term "Genius" sounds a whole lot better than "Smart Guy".
     
  4. Mr. McMac Suspended

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    I hate the term "Genius", especially when you're not one.(not you personally) "Smart Guy" sounds more realistic
     
  5. Renzatic Suspended

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    Whoa. Good point.

    Guy. You need to go work at the Apple Store. You know me, right? Cool. Send me discounted stuff. :mad:

    Somewhat Knowledgeable Local Technology Store Associate would be best if you really want to get literal about it.
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Well if you're not very smart, and they want you to be… what's wrong with that?
     
  7. Mr. McMac Suspended

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    I like it!
     
  8. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

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    I can see that.

    I don't like it too much either.
     
  9. tekboi macrumors 6502a

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    I hear ya'


    But how does an "Apple Smart Guy" sound?
     
  10. Huntn Suspended

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    All parents want their kids to be geniuses. So many are disappointed. :D
     
  11. Mr. McMac Suspended

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    Yeah, that doesn't sound that great either. How about Apple Advanced Technical Service?

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    My parents were happy I graduated high school....lol!
     
  12. DesertEagle macrumors 6502a

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    That better not be the only reason.
     
  13. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I would push either of my kids to Apple for this very reason.:p
     
  14. Shrink macrumors G3

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    My parents wanted me to be a genius, too. Boy, were they ever disappointed!:eek:

    Oh...wait...wrong kind of genius...:p
     
  15. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    As a parent I want my daughter to do whatever she wants, but I won't be pushing her to get a low paid retail job so I can get a few quid off the iPhone 18 (as she's only 11 at the moment)
     
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    You're missing the point of having children then. If there's one thing my dad taught me, it's that kids are a great source of free manual labor.
     
  17. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    Not if your daughter is like mine. Tends to work the other way in our house. The joy of an aspie daughter.

    The point of having kids is to inspire them, encourage them, support them and most importantly love them!

    Here endeth the lesson.
     
  18. xcodeaddict macrumors 6502a

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    A real genius wouldn't be working in an Apple store :p
     
  19. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I think we missed the real question:

    What is your current job? Because being the Genius doesn't pay very well yet they do require a couple certifications.

    For example, if you're currently a hot dog stand vendor, I think being a Genius is a good direction to go.
     
  20. xcodeaddict macrumors 6502a

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    A *real* genius would be better suited to cleaning up Android, and making it better than iOS.
     
  21. cclloyd thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I'm smart but lazy. Not a genius however.

    And I'm a "chef" at McD's.
     

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