Getting a good job

From: Mike Ford <>
Date: Fri Jun 30 14:39:34 2000

>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.

I love pointing out to employers that the primary skill of a Phd is the
ability to stretch a simple project out to two years, and make it "seem"
reasonable to the boss.
Received on Fri Jun 30 2000 - 14:39:34 BST

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