Agreed: moving is terrible. But getting paid to produce esoteric research and critical essays of no discernible economic value is also pretty nice, and having everyone take like four days for Thanksgiving and two weeks for Christmas without batting an eye is really nice. As a first-year grad student I kind of have to tell myself that though, just to stave off despair. Also those were pretty good deals on the Seattle group houses: well done.
My girlfriend makes me bring her bathrobe back to bed before she will get up if it's less than like 75 degrees in the house.
I was kind of into the pilot initially but stopped about 45 minutes in during a long scene of mid-masturbation boob closeups intercut with Lizzie Caplan explaining what an orgasm feels like. Maybe I'm a prude? Seemed gratuitous though. Also what is up with Master's wife calling him "daddy" as a pet name? I spent the first twenty minutes thinking there was some unadvertised incest subplot.
@stuffisthings Maximizing shareholder value (especially on a quarterly basis) is a talking-point convention that arose in the mid-20th century, not a legal requirement of public firms. Good to keep in mind. The problem of course for large companies is that if their stock price drops they may risk a hostile takeover, usually by private equity or activist investors, which incentivizes short-term profits over long-term stability.
While I think the whole career center program at Wake Forest sounds great in terms of helping find students jobs, it's also a classic example of the administrative bloat that hikes up tuition and forces students to take out more debt in order to graduate. Average starting salary out of Wake Forest is about 50k. Assuming they pay career center staff on average at least that much, those 30 career center staff cost the university a minimum of $1.5 million per year, and likely a whole lot more counting benefits, some higher salaries, and facilities costs. Tuition (not housing/food/transportation/living) at Wake Forest is $43,000. If you're trying to get students to think seriously about the financial realities they will experience after graduation, the first thing you would tell them is to not spend $169,000 on an education that leaves you so bereft of hard skills that you need a 30-person career center to come into classrooms and prod students to consider how they might be employable.
@apples and oranges Check the payscale site - they do have subject area rankings too. It turns out math and programming are lucrative skills. Who knew!
Two years out of college I was still about 10k short of the average starting salary for my school : ( . Maybe 4k if you count benefits. That being said, I had no direct supervisor, left the office at like 330 every day, worked outside at least twice a week, and was paid to go birding most of the summer, so all in all I think that was about fair. Now I'm doing a PhD which is basically just throwing in the towel on the whole "making money" thing for the foreseeable future. Hella benefits though. And THE LIFE OF THE MIND: Priceless.
FYI the part of San Francisco that is cheap enough to be fun to live in on less than 45k/year is called Oakland. Or the Sunset, but I have never met a person who lived in the sunset and was like "I enjoy living in the sunset".
Those kids are going to be just insufferably cool and sophisticated when they get to college. Ugh, asian tiger back tattoo girl speaking french to a posse of multiethnic hipsters. It will be awful. Great/awful. Good for you, parents.