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Tue, 07-30-2013 - 10:21am

Why is your job an ideal one?
b.  What is the ideal job and why if you are not there?

What are you looking forward to?

Where do you see yourself five years from now?  Ten (if you can project that far ahead, Lol!)?

Bonus:  Do you like the name George?

 

 

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Wed, 07-31-2013 - 3:02pm

thardy2001 wrote:
Why is it preferable to hire someone with a masters of education over a person who graduated from Harvard University, for instance?

I don't know that it is preferable.  It is a requirement.

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Wed, 07-31-2013 - 3:03pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">geschichtsgal</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;Around here, they don't hire teachers unless they have a master's degree or a ton of years of experience.  So, teachers graduate with a Master of Education, but I don't think anyone decides to become a teacher because it is a well-paid profession.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Why is it preferable to hire someone with a masters of education over a person who graduated from Harvard University, for instance?  </p>

My cousin graduated from Harvard so let's not mock the prestige and where it led her.  :-)  But I have a teacher friend whose undergraduate degree (it might be graduate) is from Cornell U, I suppose she could have gone on to do bigger and better things with her degree but there is truth in teachers that follow their passions not dollar signs. 

 


 


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Wed, 07-31-2013 - 3:03pm

Why is your job an ideal one?  I get to work in a theater.. my happiest, best, safest place in the whole world 'nuff said.
b.  What is the ideal job and why if you are not there? If I could wave a magic wand I'd be a working actor with a reputable professional theater company like the Huntington or the Shaw Festival ... not Broadway not film ...just an actor who gets paid each day to do challenging work. that woudl be heaven.

What are you looking forward to? vacation in less than two weeks!

Where do you see yourself five years from now?  Ten (if you can project that far ahead, Lol!)? hmmm in five years probably still here at the theater but in 10 years I"d love to think we were settled in our hoped for new home in Maine!

Bonus:  Do you like the name George? not really - and I have a TON of friends named George!

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Wed, 07-31-2013 - 3:07pm

kickboxingbabe2013 wrote:
So you consider "well-paid" OVER $50,000/$75,000?

It depends on the context.  I think $50,000 is a fairly good salary in most parts of the country-- and it's the median household income in the US.  What does well-paid mean to you?

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Wed, 07-31-2013 - 3:11pm

kickboxingbabe2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">That has not been my experience - and I work with people with terminal degrees on a daily basis. I am surrounded by them.  I don't think you can speak for *most* people.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Are these "people" ones who are not the "bread winners" in their home or ever had to be?</span></strong></p>

Most of these families, the PhD faculty member is the main breadwinner. Many even have SAH spouses.   Some have PhD faculty member spouses - that's quite common.  Some have spouses in a lower-paid position. And a few  have spouses in non-university jobs and that spouse is the higher earning spouse. And some don't have spouses at all!

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Wed, 07-31-2013 - 3:14pm

It depends on the context.  I think $50,000 is a fairly good salary in most parts of the country-- and it's the median household income in the US.  What does well-paid mean to you?

No, in MANY parts, NOT MOST. I would say you would have to make AT LEAST $100,000 right now, in my high COL to own a home, car, etc. 

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Wed, 07-31-2013 - 3:14pm

kickboxingbabe2013 wrote:
<p style="text-align:left"><span style="font-size:13px">I don't have a Master's in Marketing. I have an MBA with a specialization in Finance and Accounting.  It was a two-year program (33 hours - The Wharton School of Business, arguably the best business school in the country is a 36 hours program), but I fast-tracked it and finished it in 3 semesters instead of 4.</span></p><p style="text-align:left"><strong><span style="font-size:13px">In PA?</span></strong></p>

What in PA? The Wharton School, yes, is Penn's business school.

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Wed, 07-31-2013 - 3:14pm

COL has nothing to do with it.  Bankers like that don't walk in off the street making 50K a year, they bring with them experieince and backgrounds that qualify them for it.  A bank supervisor's pay is comparable to yours. 

 


 


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Wed, 07-31-2013 - 3:15pm

Most of these families, the PhD faculty member is the main breadwinner. Many even have SAH spouses.   Some have PhD faculty member spouses - that's quite common.  Some have spouses in a lower-paid position. And a few  have spouses in non-university jobs and that spouse is the higher earning spouse. And some don't have spouses at all!

So you are not speaking of the people you work with in YOUR dept but PHD faculty members? Do YOUR employees all have master degrees?

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Wed, 07-31-2013 - 3:16pm

BeaArthurisMyReligion wrote:
If I could wave a magic wand I'd be a working actor with a reputable professional theater company like the Huntington or the Shaw Festival ... not Broadway not film ...just an actor who gets paid each day to do challenging work. that woudl be heaven.

I've often said that had I pursued my acting bug, I wouldn't need (or want) to be a $1,000,000 per episode or $16M per film actress.  I'd love to be a character actress/guest start actress that makes enough money to live, travel and put my kids through college. That's all I'd need.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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