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  • CaelanCaelan Posts: 744Member ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    Torinn said:
    @Hataru what they meant is you can do what you love but it won't pay the bills unless it's a good area of expertise.  They tend to leave that last part out  :s
    Do what you love, and you will never work a day in your life...  save that shit for the other 3 jobs you have so you can live!

    HataruTorinn
  • HataruHataru Midwest USAPosts: 472Member ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    Torinn said:
    @Hataru what they meant is you can do what you love but it won't pay the bills unless it's a good area of expertise.  They tend to leave that last part out  :s
    This is a misconception though! Most degrees (yes even English ones!) can get well paying jobs... if you want to work in that part of the market.

    English majors with a minor in say, computer science, who write manuals can make very good money. Anthropologists who go work in HR departments can make super good money. An Archaeologist with an MA can make $25/hr to manage field work in a CRM firm.

    But if you're not in bio/chem/medical/tech/AI, basically fuck you if you want to do research these days.
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  • ZackeryZackery Posts: 73Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    It's cool to read about what everybody does in real life!

    I'm a federal management consultant, so my day-to-day work changes from project to project. These days, I research and evaluate software to support my client's enterprise architecture. I also help lead my firm's LGBTQ+ diversity/inclusion and community engagement efforts. Can be a tough gig, but I get to learn a lot and pay my rent (if only barely).
  • FarrahFarrah Posts: 1,476Member, Secret Squirrel @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I'm an attorney. Yeah, gross, I know.
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  • TorinnTorinn Posts: 544Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Really?  I'm super surprised Farrah.  I honestly thought you were in software somewhere
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  • CarmellCarmell Eastern WashingtonPosts: 473Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    I earned my bachelors in Accounting earlier this year and am working towards my masters in accounting with the goal of being a CPA.
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  • SobriquetSobriquet Posts: 1,632Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Farrah said:
    I'm an attorney. Yeah, gross, I know.
    and I used to like you
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  • FarrahFarrah Posts: 1,476Member, Secret Squirrel @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Sobriquet said:
    Farrah said:
    I'm an attorney. Yeah, gross, I know.
    and I used to like you

    :(
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  • SobriquetSobriquet Posts: 1,632Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Farrah said:
    Sobriquet said:
    Farrah said:
    I'm an attorney. Yeah, gross, I know.
    and I used to like you

    :(
    Ok then. Shall we see who is most disliked? I'll go against my previous comment about not mentioning who I work for...

    I work for McAfee.
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  • AegothAegoth Posts: 2,170Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Antonius said:
    Aegoth said:
    Farrah said:
    Sobriquet said:
    Farrah said:
    I'm an attorney. Yeah, gross, I know.
    and I used to like you

    :(
    I still like you, my sister in evil atrocity. Let the world burn 'neath the judgment ye cast down upon the pathetic peasants! Yea, lay waste unto the wretched and meek, for thy comprehension of basic law shall be their undoing!!! ARISE, OH HARBINGER OF DISSOLUTION, FOR THY TIME IS NIGH! AND SO SHALL THE WORLD TREMBLE IN FEAR!!!!!!!!!
    She's our attorney, thank you very much. Keep your hands off.

  • SobriquetSobriquet Posts: 1,632Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Antonius said:
    Sobriquet said:
    Farrah said:
    Sobriquet said:
    Farrah said:
    I'm an attorney. Yeah, gross, I know.
    and I used to like you

    :(
    Ok then. Shall we see who is most disliked? I'll go against my previous comment about not mentioning who I work for...

    I work for McAfee.
    We all already knew that, right? "I work for a security company, but I won't say who it is because everybody hates them." doesn't really leave that many options.
    You're quite right... 
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  • XadenXaden Posts: 2,081Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    To be fair, Norton can suck my left nut too.
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  • HataruHataru Midwest USAPosts: 472Member ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    Not gonna lie, when you posted @Sobriquet I immediately mumbled "fuck Norton and fuck Mcafee too" at Pickles who looked at me wistfully confused in his blissful ignorance of 15-times-a-day "UPDATE ME FUCK YOU" messages.
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  • HataruHataru Midwest USAPosts: 472Member ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    Aralaya said:
    Anyone who works at Comcast is steering very clear of this thread..
    Anyone who works for an internet or phone provider*

    *Except maybe Verizon Fios
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  • MelodieMelodie Port Saint Lucie, FloridaPosts: 4,565Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Can't blame 'em. You'd only work there if you really had no other choice of keeping yourself fed and housed.

    That said, my aunt worked at AT&T for years and years (but not for quite some time now) and still has awards she won there. But she's a real groovy lady, so I more or less expect anyone who works at these places to generally be fantastically awesome people, or just the worst. There is no in-between.
    "You have had an extraordinary adventure, my dear. Extraordinary! One that few people could ever imagine. Treasure it. Keep it safe and secure, tucked away in some special place in your heart. 

    But... don't spend the rest of your days chasing a ghost."
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  • AraigAraig Posts: 8Member
    Physics instructor. 
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  • JonathinJonathin Grand Rapids, MIPosts: 3,197Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Hataru said:
    Torinn said:
    Stuff about not making enough money with a job you love
    Other stuff I accidentally deleted.
    Or you can just skip the crushing stress of trying to find a job in the market you love, go to vocational school, and join one of the many trades that are going unfilled because schools are brainwashing kids away from working with their hands and hate your well-paying job like everyone else.

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  • CaelanCaelan Posts: 744Member ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    Jonathin said:
    Or you can just skip the crushing stress of trying to find a job in the market you love, go to vocational school, and join one of the many trades that are going unfilled because schools are brainwashing kids away from working with their hands and hate your well-paying job like everyone else.
    Well..  you never know, that may end up being the thing you love to do. Plus it doesn't require a shit ton of debt to do it.

    Jonathin
  • TelinusTelinus Posts: 143Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    "Oh hey there buddy, nice new computer. Did you know it comes pre-installed with me on it? No? Haha, you will.. you fucking will know.. even if you think you've removed me I'll be here. You think you understand popups? Oh my sweet child. Also, once you've finally managed to uninstall me, I'll be re-installed when you download a 3rd party piece of software. We'll be together forever and ever and ever.. Oh by the way you got a virus that I didn't detect."
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  • SobriquetSobriquet Posts: 1,632Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Telinus said:
    "Oh hey there buddy, nice new computer. Did you know it comes pre-installed with me on it? No? Haha, you will.. you fucking will know.. even if you think you've removed me I'll be here. You think you understand popups? Oh my sweet child. Also, once you've finally managed to uninstall me, I'll be re-installed when you download a 3rd party piece of software. We'll be together forever and ever and ever.. Oh by the way you got a virus that I didn't detect."
    You're talking about Kaspersky, right?

    Right??
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  • SiduriSiduri Posts: 1,429Member @ - Epic Achaean
    edited October 26
    It's a bit ingratiating to have more degrees than the nurses who boss me around all night, but now I can pay my bills and the student loans are slowly melting. Plus next time I teach a semester I'm guaranteed to have a full credit card paid back, because that's not bill-paying survival money anymore.

    Edit: Also. As much as it sucks to say, healthcare is a growth industry, I'm unionized and on government payroll. So I have really good social advantages, even if the schedule is soul crushing. That's actually why I stepped down as House Leader. Can't run a house if I can't think straight when I'm off duty.

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  • TysandrTysandr Posts: 169Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    What sort of attorney, @Farrah?
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  • DaeirDaeir AustraliaPosts: 6,266Member, Secret Squirrel @@ - Legendary Achaean
    An attorney-at-law, probably.
    Caelan
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