@Pumpkin Could you refrain from using pet names, please? It's incredibly condescending.
@Eric18 Welp, you definitely contributed a toxic and useless post* complaining about people's anxieties and fears about the future, which is 1. not peculiar to the millennial generation and 2. compassionless and in poor taste. So, there's that.
@amaeve Yeah, I'm there too. A little while ago there was an article about saving for grad school and one of the presumptions was that you could save $10,000 by age 24 in a Roth IRA. Ooops.
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@Peter L. Winkler@facebook That was a cruel thing to say.
@teachateacha I think many people who pursue an advanced degree don't do it because they want to teach--rather, they see it as a necessary evil for pursuing their research interests?
@MissMushkila I'm sorry if my comment made you a little anxious! I think many of these comments, whether they're coming from "STEM people" or "non-STEM people," are expressing the frustration that 1. the only way to financial security is by studying a STEM subject, when the reality is that there is job insecurity in many of those fields, and that many of the good-paying jobs come at the expense of work-life balance; 2. that not everyone is suited for a STEM subject (not just personal taste but also aptitude!) and it sucks to hear a variant of, "Oh, were you aware that many well-paying jobs are in STEM? (Yes I was aware.) You should probably have done your entire college career differently. Sucks 2 b u!" and 3. many STEM jobs come with a lot of sexist bullshit. To the last point, I think that probably varies a lot depending on the company culture (I live in the Bay Area so I have heard some horror stories as well as situations that seem really supportive and caring). Also, I'm sure you also know about women in computer science professional organizations that provide support for going into a men-dominated field.
@Penelope Pine Marry someone who makes money. Deprioritize compatibility in all other areas of life. Posted!
@Blackbird Yeah seriously. I get that people are excited to share the advice of "Study STEM at a state university, then ALL THE MONEY!!!" but it's honestly not helpful to anyone who's already graduated.