Date: Thu, 28 Sep 1995 08:53:04 -0400
From: David Muschell dmuschel[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: Masters programs and beyond
1) I have to convince my father that Grad School is worth it... I am
really interested in Linguistics, which would be my choice for
a masters, and perhaps a doctorate degree. However, my father, the
ultimate pragmatist, wants to know what the hell I'd do with the
degree... aside from teach. I said research, but I really couldn't
give him a good answer... Anyone have any ideas?
So what's wrong with teaching? It sure beats working.
Professor of English
Director of Research and Graduate Student Services
Milledgeville, GA 31061
wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]mail.gac.peachnet.edu
Hold it, Wayne! I need to answer this one, too. After this sixty hour
week, no pay for four months, and a twenty hour weekend of work ahead, I
must say that if our inquirer above wants to teach, he must be prepared
give many hours of life for a very small stack of our current medium of
exchange. I have delivered newspapers (11-12), flipped burgers (13-15),
bagged groceries (16-18), worked in a factory (18 [summer]), been in sales,
taught public school, worked all areas of radio, and _must_ say teaching on
the college level takes the most energy, dedication, and self-discipline.
I know you were being light-hearted, but it's been a long month (and this
medium is about the only place I have time to take a moment to say hi to
you even though you're two doors down the hall).