@clo sorry for the delayed reply! hit me up at email@example.com and we can do a lunch or drink or something sometime!
@skstegner Nice! We should do a SC billfold meetup. What are you here for? I've only been in California for four years and SC for two, but I know enough to know this drought is gonna be bad. We're gonna be rationed and fined if we go over. It's gonna be two minute showers and barely doing laundry. The rain is definitely great but it's still too little too late. In SC in particular, we have many demands on our city water, especially UCSC so they're floating the idea of a desal plant. Of course the SC electorate is pretty vocal so that is a hotly debates issue! Sorry for the deluge of info...I just love to talk SC politics. :)
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@LookUponMyWorks I bet your credit just got better, so you got more offers
I live in SC! Every restaurant has a sign saying water is precious in Santa Cruz County, please only take what you need or something like that. It totally works to remind me to be mindful. Even in non drought years SC has water problems so it's always good to conserve.
@garysixpack Sure that's true, but 35 just seems arbitrary. I think the guideline should be more like 'give yourself 3 years' than 'academic life is over if you haven't started by 35'. My wife is an environmental scientist and could easily get a job. She wants to teach though and the employment prospects tend to be better in STEM fields.
I kinda do this a lot and it usually works.
I think the media coverage of this issue only talks about humanaties students and I am curious about the experience of STEM PhD grads. My wife is in a STEM field and these articles just make me feel hopeless but her prospects seem pretty good since academia is not the only place for her to find employment. Also I totally agree that people who are willing to leave the coasts have more opportunities. And while I also agree that at some point you have to give up, 35 seems like a low age since I know quite a few people who will be that age at graduation.
@bowtiesarecool My thoughts exactly! :)
THIS. It's so prevelent in the tech world. They think if the kitchen has a fridge full of beer it's ok to force you to work until 9PM. No thanks, I'll buy my own beer and go home at 6.