• @Droggelbecher@lemmy.world
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    105 months ago

    About to graduate in physics and I’ve definitely scrolled through IT job postings when anxious about not getting a PhD position

    • @AFallingAnvil@lemmy.ca
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      95 months ago

      Don’t worry, when IT students get those moments they look at construction ads. It’s turtles all the way down.

      • @A7thStone@lemmy.world
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        25 months ago

        And when us constructing workers get those moments we say fuck!, but at least we don’t have student loans to pay off.

    • @Waraugh@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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      55 months ago

      i didn’t get a degree until I was almost thirty, from an online college at that. I’m a complete idiot and somehow earning a bit over $200k a year in the Midwest at forty years old. Sometimes I have to meet with people and I’m like man, just let me back in my hole, wtf am I doing here, I can barely understand what these people are talking about let alone process any of the shit they are saying. I talk, ask questions, sometimes get answers I can understand but always make an idiot out of myself but I keep talking. Everyone says it’s better to keep your mouth shut and be assumed to be an idiot instead of opening your mouth and removing all doubt but I swear I’ve made a career out of being an idiot. If it wasn’t for IT I would be cleaning shit off guys dicks in a brothel somewhere to feed myself.

      • @AFallingAnvil@lemmy.ca
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        35 months ago

        In my experience so far asking the question instead of just fucking everything up by guessing is a huge reason why you get paid what you get paid.