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Is there anything worse than a gradute student?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Teger, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. Teger

    Teger Senior member

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    Two graduate students!
     
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    An undergraduate student.
     
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    :( I hope Ph.D. holders are not worse than The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or Jerry Sandusky.
     
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    scientologists?
     
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    Blue balls.
     
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    a phd candidate

    law school student
     
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    If we're talking about PhDs, they deserve their reputation... few things retard a person's personal growth more than staying in school forever and avoiding life.
     
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    Maybe this is not as widely known as it should be, but when you pursue the Ph.D., you are also living. I mean you're doing both at the same time, as crazy as that may sound. Also, it does not take forever to earn the Ph.D.
     
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    Respectfully disagree. Exception may be made for those who are actually getting paid, and are not otherwise subsidized.
     
  14. L'Incandescent

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    Not trying to be combative, but I genuinely don't understand how you mean "living." Are people in professional school (e.g., law school, medical school) living?
     
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    +1. And if it does for you, then you're doing it wrong.
     
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    I'm not either, I just mean living in the sense of being fully responsible for oneself, experiencing the working world, being exposed to risk, hard choices etc... obviously there's lots of people in professional school who do that, but there's lots of career academics too, drifting down their school's preordained path, that couldn't even balance a monthly budget for themselves. I know I was pretty naive when I was in law school, though not as bad as a gf in med school who hadn't paid a single bill her entire life, lol.
     
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    Career academics have to pay bills, budget, save money, invest, etc etc just like everyone else. Just because they aren't playing the same game as people in business careers doesn't mean it isn't "real life."

    It can be a little different for people who are going to grad school on debt, but most grad students are getting paid at least a decent amount and have to do pay rent and all that other fun stuff.
     
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    The view from the ivory tower is great.
     
  19. Philip

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    phd=pretty huge dick
     
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    not sure which PhD candidates don't have to pay rent...

    Also not sure how someone can live without paying bills. Where is this magical land? I want to go there.
     

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