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post #16 of 30
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It's so funny that many of the nation's bright spark PHDs are some of the most unemployable people on earth. I can't even imagine how difficult it must be to try and get a position in that rat race.
If one refuses to work outside of his specific area of study, yes, one can make oneself unemployable.
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It's so funny that many of the nation's bright spark PHDs are some of the most unemployable people on earth. I can't even imagine how difficult it must be to try and get a position in that rat race.
The dilemna is that although it is fairly easy for PhDs in my position to get private sector positions, which are usually much more lucrative, if you want to continue your research, which many, many, recent PhDs do, some because they enjoy their research, some because of pride, some because of inertia, positions are limited, especially if you want to live in specific parts of the country/continent. Compound to that the level of specialization of potential faculty candidates and the specific needs of a university or research institution, and you have a nearly unsustainable system. Ask Chuck for his view from the perspective of someone who was inside now looking from without.
post #18 of 30
When academic lecture series are named for your father and your sister is a top researcher in perhaps the top research institution in the USA and you toss aside your degrees in pursuit of earth shatteringly important tasks like the pursuit of the perfect tie.... Well let's just say that my ability to take things seriously can reasonably be questioned. Academia/research is tough but noble. Your best work thus far was landing that fiance of yours - focus on that and the other crap will work out. Forget that and the other stuff won't matter because you'll be miserable. Here endeth my semi-annual serious thought. Tune in somewhere around September for my next one.
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Hang in there bro, Grad School eventually ends.
Actually, I finished about a year and a half ago.  I'm at Harvard doing a postdoc.  Only reason I left California for the cold.  Looking for tenure track positions right now.  Little stressful.  Know of any openings at MIT or an Ivy?
LA Guy, what are/did you study/major in ?
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(LA Guy @ Feb. 19 2005,23:38) Robb Report = strictly for pricks, either rich or aspiring to be.  Very Trump classy.  Sorry, that's just the truth.
Yeah, LA Guy is 100% right. I will admit that in my younger youth (still in my youth now ) I had a subscription to the magazine and it was an interesting foray into a new world of products and companies that I had never heard of, but other than as a gateway magazine for those that lack any knowledge of that which we on the forum generally consider to be rudimentary, it does not serve any positive purpose. Jon.
Which American magazines would you recommend?
post #21 of 30
on the subject of the robb report (I would have LIKED to see more Brioni and Kiton suits for spring, but.....), check this site out, listed in that issue; links to great sites for all kinds of manufacturing houses: www.oger.nl
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Which American magazines would you recommend?
On men's clothes? In my opinion, they're all pretty bad.
post #23 of 30
Robb Report is pretty pretentious, but not quite as bad as Cigar Aficionado. I actually saw a new magazine called "Rich Guy" at the bookstore the other day. It had a big boat on the cover but I didn't bother looking inside. I'm assuming its target audience is people who think Robb Report is a little too subtle.
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Have you seen the magazine Worth?
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I remember reading about a new magazine called Arrogant Prick a while back. It was supposed to compete for the Robb Report / Cigar Aficionado demographic.
post #26 of 30
Wow. I'm pretty sure I don't ever want to admit to ever reading another magazine again. Maybe "Highlights"?
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Sounds like an interesting mag, J. Highlights is good stuff...who could ever forget Goofus and Gallant?
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Maybe "Highlights"?
Goofus was cool.
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what is on the cover? i have a subscription but don't remember seeing that yet
post #30 of 30
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what is on the cover? i have a subscription but don't remember seeing that yet
A Bentley. I don't have it in front of my right now, so can't give you any more details other than to say, "It's blue". Despite the -umm- commentary, there are some good articles and features, as well as great ads this month. OK. I'm beginning to climb out from under my rock now. Uriah and Alias even concur with my Highlights affinity..
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