Date: Thu, 28 Sep 1995 09:56:40 -0400 From: Wayne Glowka 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 I have done all of the above except for teach public school and be a radio personality, and I still think teaching beats working. Hi, by the way. Wayne