18 Mar 2001 ianb   » (Journeyer)

bratsche: I wouldn't worry too much about the degree. Most degrees don't lead to any particular job, or really qualify you for much of anything. Even a graduate degree in science is hard, and a bachelors is useless (except as lab technician, I suppose). Math? You can get jobs in insurance, I guess. History? English? Art history? Just like music, there's jobs but they are quite hard to get. So what... there's lots of good jobs that don't have a degree that leads to them. I'm sure you'll do fine, even if you won't be a professional in the style of a lawyer or someone with an MBA. At least, for all the people I've known with these relatively useless degrees, it's not as bad and the degrees aren't as useless as they seem. Anyway, my CS degree is useless if I don't want to work with computers, which I sometimes think about... ditto with whatever other job-directed degree you might get.

I dunno... it's much harder to find a good job than it is to find a profitable job. I guess it helps if you have those Marketable Skills, but I doubt it. You find a good job because (a) you find good people who will hire you to do good things, or (b) you make a job for yourself.

Life

My girlfriend's been sick lately. There's not a lot I can do to help her, or really even make her more comfortable. Sigh. Anyway, I feel selfish about it, but it's hard to get work done with her around all the time. This is one of many problems with working at home. I don't think I much care for working at home, really. Or I need to tighten down my daytime practices. I don't know. What do people do to keep themselves productive when there's no particular schedules, and certain vagueness to everything you do? Sigh. It also makes me feel very isolated. When spring really comes around, I think I'll make a change of some sort. Forward, backward, or sideways. Spring always makes me feel like pulling loose. Not sure how, yet.

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