Aug 19, 2008

Is anybody hiring?

Work, as usual, has been stressful. Some of the people I work with... anyway. I've been considering my career options lately, and trying to come up with other jobs I'm qualified to do.

With my parents both being college professors, naturally I first turned my sights on teaching. You don't need a Ph.D. to teach at a community college. I think I would make a good professor - harsh, but fair. The kids would take to calling me "Miss S," resulting in hours of hilarity each time a new student would be forced to ask, "Mrs. What?" Nyuk nyuk nyuk. On the other hand, how many community colleges offer courses in Genetics?

I could try to write the next great American novel. But I've come to the sad realization that while my writing is good it will probably never be "great." What happens to a dream deferred? *sniffle* Besides, that would require not having a job at all, in order to focus on my writing. I want to be a contributing member of society - I don't want to throw away the opportunity to make a small difference every day over the next twenty years on the slim chance that my book will get published and change the course of history. And I didn't spend two years busting my rump in grad school for nothing.

That's the problem with getting an education - the more specialized your degree, the less employable you actually become. If I just had a bachelor's, I would be free to take whatever job came my way, without feeling like I was wasting my time. So remember kids, don't stay in school.

4 comments:

Kara said...

Ok, this says it was posted at 9:13 am. Does that mean you posted it from work? Mmmhmm, that's what I thought. You shut your mouth when you are complaining to me!

Monkey Sri said...

And I would've gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for you meddlesome kids!

outdoorchica said...

Dude, but with a bachelor's degree, you can do lots of random crap, but you don't get to make the big bucks. Blargh!

Monkey Sri said...

All I really want is a Sugar Daddy.