Oct 26, 2008

My Life Dream...

...To be the lowly paid grad student for a few years before becoming the lowly paid professor. 

How depressing is it that I want to go to school for 5 more years so that I can get paid less money than I made my first year out of undergrad!

7 comments:

  1. This is really funny. I love being a wife too and would love to be a housewife even though I just finished my mba, make a decent amount and haven't started paying on the mba yet! Love, MG

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  2. Yeahhhh I am graduating with a JD in May and will not be making all that much. Good thing I will get the opportunity to make partner in three years and have no debt or I would be crying my eyeballs out over how pitifully low my salary is :)

    Oh, and, well, there is definitely something to be said for loving your job. Even if the pay stinks!

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  3. I've been in education for 14 years and the salary is SO not worth all the work I do...I'm glad I'm not in it for the money :)

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  4. It is incredibly frustrating that teachers at all levels, some of the most important people in our society professionally, are so woefully underpaid.

    I will say that pay is but one factor in a job . . . this coming from someone in a highly compensated profession who has seen a lot of people burn out despite the pay. The old cliche is true - if you love something, that really is the important thing.

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  5. WOW! I am stunned to see how much the football coaches make! OUTRAGEOUS!!!

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  6. Ah...it's almost criminal that you have to spend that much money to be educated enough to have a job that doesn't pay nearly what it should... But, having been in nasty old Corporate America for a while now, I'd say that you could be paid all kinds of cash for a job that you hate, and you'd never feel like it was worth it. Do what you love because as they say...you can't buy happiness!

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  7. That's still more than I get paid!! Besides, if you're doing what you love, it makes it worth it. I miss the days of actually getting excited to go to work :)

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