Getting a good job

From: Marvin <>
Date: Fri Jun 30 10:32:27 2000

Mike Ford wrote:
> I've been working for about 35 years, and I still don't have a good picture
> of what I want to do when I grow up. I do have a good idea of what the
> company would be like though. Number one factor is the person in charge, do
> they do their job, ie manage and let you engineer?

And I thought I was the only one with the "Peter Pan" Syndrome :). Couldn't
agree more with your description! IMNSHO,the only reason for college is to
open doors. When college and advanced degrees are the keys for a chosen
field, it is foolish not to complete a degree. I have thought many times
about going back to pick up a PhD, but each time, I could not answer the
question "why". With what *I* enjoy doing, having the advanced degree would
merely end up as an expensive hobby/pursuit. Anyone with imagination and
motivation will do well regardless of their *formal* education; likewise
having a degree without those qualities will probably provide a higher
paying job but not much more.
Received on Fri Jun 30 2000 - 10:32:27 BST

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