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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Work

Bryan and I were talking today about the future, whether we try to stay in Jackson throughout the winter and into next summer, or if we make a real push to find "professional" jobs.  I'd really like employer-subsidized health insurance again.  That would be nice.

I mentioned that neither of us has every worked a job that required a college degree (even though we both have one).  That's kind of lame.  I also realized that I've never worked a job where I've had to wear anything fancier than jeans and a casual blouse.  That's pretty awesome.

It's hard to know what to push for in this economy.  "Real job" with benefits?  Or seasonal work that's not fancy but is a bit more assured? 

I read an article the other day that mentioned that bachelor's degrees are pretty much obsolete; they no longer guarantee a job.  Master's degrees don't even guarantee a job some places; people with advanced degrees require a higher pay scale, so some places don't want to hire them.  Kind of ridiculous, right?  I never considered NOT going to college - it was a given.  It certainly doesn't do much nowadays though. 

When I was switching majors the end of my sophomore year of college, I considered becoming a radiologist or an ultrasound tech.  I don't know if my chances for a job would have been better or worse.

Anyone else feeling very "bleh" about their college degree?  Don't get me wrong, I like my job, but it does seem ridiculous at times that I still own $17,000 in student loans for a college degree that I can't seem to put to use.

If It Was My Home

Geek in Heels posted this and I thought it was really interesting.  You can go to If It Was My Home and see how big the oil spill in the Gulf is compared to where you live.  It makes me so angry every time I hear about the spill... It's just disgusting what we will do for oil.  Just absolutely disgusting.  And we see the consequences of our actions here and abroad.


Here's how much area the oil spill would cover If It Was My Home.

Sad.