Date: Thu, 28 Sep 1995 08:53:04 -0400 From: David Muschell 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. > > >Wayne Glowka >Professor of English >Director of Research and Graduate Student Services >Georgia College >Milledgeville, GA 31061 >912-453-4222 >wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] 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). David