Ohhh god I have been out of my fucking state school for almost a decade and still make less money than the average starting salary. I have a PhD in molecular genetics, though, TAKE THAT FRAT BOYS... sob )))):
I get paid a stipend, so technically the MORE I watch Netflix instead of doing work, the higher my effective hourly pay. Although, technically if that were true someone who gets paid a salary but doesn't work (a "job" at a dude's company to launder his mistress maybe?) makes infinity dollars per hour.
@j-i-a I am... basically picturing a high-end mop with balloons that have nipples drawn on taped to it circa chest level.
The "Forbes thought of the day" before this article was: It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top. lolol
@OllyOlly Ah okay clearly I do not have any fancy money because I forgot about being able to get anything other than like a .0001% interest rate.
HOW IS THE BALANCE A SECRET WHEN YOU KNOW WHAT THE FRACTIONATION SCHEME IS. 45K x 3 - [whatever you already got], no?
@MilesofMountains I think to be in the Technical Middle Class you can't have befriended any lorry drivers.
MTA retrieval spectrum: Success: I left a poster (scientific presentation kind, not kitten-on-a-branch kind) on a Metro North train. Two months later (2 months after the conference, servicey!) I got a call saying "Mary Cooter (serious bastardization of my name) we have your blueprints." Failure: A blazer with like $20 in the pocket, dropped in Penn Station, was never recovered but the Lost & Found people were mildly sympathetic. Insult to Injury: Lost a hat in a subway station, asked station attendant a few hours later, just in case, (it was a nice vintage fur hat!) and she just laughed in my face.
@jfruh It's an interesting conundrum! I'm a postdoc in the biomedical sciences and I can't overstate how many times I've heard variations of the following conversation: Q: How do you feel about open access journals? A: Oh I feel like making literature widely available is incredibly important! Elsevier is the worst! I am committed to making research accessible to interested taxpayers as well as to those supported by institutions! Q: Would you submit your next paper to one of the current OA publications? A: Hahahahahahaha. MOLECULAR CELL OR GTFO MAMA NEEDS A JOB.