The person in the story is doing what he needs to...
Liberal_in_LA (1000+ posts) Thu Dec-02-10 04:33 PM
Original message Master's in English: Will Mow Lawns
James Mulvey, who has a master's degree in English, abandoned his lifelong dream of getting a Ph.D. and becoming an English professor after taking a hard look at the job market. He now works as a landscaper and a technical writer in British Columbia.
Master's in English: Will Mow Lawns
Most programs don't say where graduates get jobs, and future Ph.D.'s don't demand the data
By Robin Wilson
When a group of prospective graduate students visited the physics department at the University of Washington during a recruiting weekend last spring, they asked lots of questions about their lives as doctoral students. But none of them seemed very interested, the department's chairman says, in how recent Ph.D.'s fared after graduate school—on the job market.
"I don't think I ever encountered a question about that," says Blayne Heckel, the chairman. "These students want to know things like, Will they have an office in the building? They are more interested in things that will affect their day-to-day lives than in what kinds of jobs our graduates get."
Good for Mr. James.
Asa...your buddy sounds like a professional "Student". Sounds like all he wanted was "titles" and didn't want to "do" anything. Janitor sounds about right, assuming this isn't just a Bouncy.AsahinaKimi (1000+ posts) Thu Dec-02-10 04:41 PM
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3. I once knew this guy who Edited on Thu Dec-02-10 04:46 PM by AsahinaKimi
Spoke Five languages. Had several doctorates. He is a Janitor, only because there was nothing available beyond pushing a broom. This is so sad.