rom someone who got a PhD and did a postdoc at some world class universities and has a faculty position at a state school (so, I've seen a lot of people in academia face the same thing.)
Originally Posted by hendrix
tell me about it.
i'm 2 weeks away from finishing.
crossing my fingers on a nice 9-5 research job
Most of them are in the middle of nowhere, and you'll be bored to tears. And because the turnover rate, your coworkers are likely to be all fifty years old. Also, if you really dislike the work, 9-5 will seem like forever. Find something that really holds your attention, even through all the bullshit that *every* job carries with it.
Originally Posted by Urthwhyte
I'm really enjoying my undergraduate thesis thus far - my advisor is awesome and I love the topic...I also only began very recently.
You're all killing my hope it will continue like this.
Nah. Some people will continue to love it, some less. The secret in discipline. Like I just said, if you like it enough to deal with the bullshit, you'll know it's the career for you.