Pffft. I could entertain my damn self if I had a car to run and house to maintain.
My 1 thing: booked a long overdue hair appt. During work hours, but they owe me OT so no problemo. Not looking forward to this phone call: "Please book an appointment to discuss your credit portfolio with us." AAHHH WHAT DOES IT MEAN.
@highjump Thirding this! Logan's voice is lovely.
@fake coffee snob Lots of high achieving poor kids do household chores or take care of their siblings. It's not like OP's pulling them from elementary school to plough the farm, for heaven's sake.
@andnowlights You worked there for 5 years and still can't spell it properly? English majors these days...
@questingbeast Well, realistically, this is following years of "I can't get a job with my PhD OH GOD I'M A LEPER WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME" observations.
@KathleenD@twitter And that is fine! By leaning out, you're providing opportunities for others.
@highjump Any interest in technical writing or marketing? I know it's not the pure creative flame of an MFA, but in my area at least, these are highly employable skills and can be very creative fields. Otherwise, yes, PhD or bust. Even that's a gamble nowadays (don't ask how many unemployed arts/humanities PhDs I know...) but no one seems to have a better path to success apart from stacking multiple diplomas on top of each other. I thought this month's post was very insightful. You will have so many opportunities to see and do exciting things, don't feel the need to cram them all in now, especially when finances are tight.
@Michelle I get what you're saying and wanted to add another perspective. Maybe what he wants isn't just the materialistic items, but also the social bonds that come with it. Working transient disposable jobs in my 20s made it really hard for me to find a group of peers who cared about succeeding professionally, and/or make societal commitments like volunteering (not happening when work schedules 24/7 and you don't have the $ for cab fare anyway) or starting a family. A weird chasm erupted between the post-grads who *had* made it (largely through family connections, but also luck and some real talent) and the untouchables - us scholarship kids who succeeded academically but had no concept of the work world from our parents. It takes a baseline level of income and stability to volunteer, have a great relationship, be personally fulfilled, etc. Maybe that guy's baseline was a little off, but he does has a point and those were dark days for many of us.