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rasmus
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posted 16 May 2004 09:00 PM      Profile for rasmus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Grad school provides exciting new road to poverty

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Here's an exciting career opportunity you won't see in the classified ads. For the first six to 10 years, it pays less than $20,000 and demands superhuman levels of commitment in a Dickensian environment. Forget about marriage, a mortgage, or even Thanksgiving dinners, as the focus of your entire life narrows to the production, to exacting specifications, of a 300-page document less than a dozen people will read. Then it's time for advancement: Apply to 50 far-flung, undesirable locations, with a 30 to 40 percent chance of being offered any position at all. You may end up living 100 miles from your spouse and commuting to three different work locations a week. You may end up $50,000 in debt, with no health insurance, feeding your kids with food stamps. If you are the luckiest out of every five entrants, you may win the profession's ultimate prize: A comfortable middle-class job, for the rest of your life, with summers off.

From: Fortune favours the bold | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged
aRoused
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posted 16 May 2004 09:01 PM      Profile for aRoused     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The chance of getting a successful post is 30 to 40%?!? You've just doubled my estimate! Thanks!
From: The King's Royal Burgh of Eoforwich | Registered: Dec 2001  |  IP: Logged

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