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By experience_to_get_experience - / Monday 21 September 2015 19:09 / United Kingdom
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That sucks! You're 25 with a PhD that's impressive. I'm 25 and still trying to figure out how the toaster works.

By  nzhx

I'm sorry things haven't been working out lately, OP. Hopefully you have support from family and friends, and who knows, maybe the connections you make in your internship will somehow help you in the future - even just as references. Best of luck to you!

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By  nzhx

I'm sorry things haven't been working out lately, OP. Hopefully you have support from family and friends, and who knows, maybe the connections you make in your internship will somehow help you in the future - even just as references. Best of luck to you!

Maybe you should think about going to school again for different career if that's possible for you if things don't change soon

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Well, he is the problem. Because he is the only thing that can be changed within his lifetime. He could keep complaining how the world doesn't work the way he'd expect it to for the rest of his life, and it would take him nowhere. Also - having a PhD to me means that he spent, a lot of time studying some field. It doesn't mean that the field is worthwhile, and guarantees employment(I'm looking at you international relations, and philologies). Either way, if he went as far as to get a PhD then I'

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"continue as an academic." Yes, because it's that simple! Chances are OP tried to do that and it didn't happen because it is extremely hard to get a job in academia.

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#32 Are you kidding? Teachers are starting to get big wage increases to keep them around because there's currently a shortage of teachers. I don't know if college professors are having the same thing, but right now a teaching job is definitely not one of the hardest fields to get in to (in the US, anyway).

Holy crap. That is one deep dark hole you find yourself in, OP. Unpaid internship with a PhD? I honestly don't know what I'd do in your situation.

look on the bright side man, atleast you have a car and a roof above your head, a lot of people can't say the same.

That sucks! You're 25 with a PhD that's impressive. I'm 25 and still trying to figure out how the toaster works.

To be fair, you can't spell drive without "dr". In all seriousness, hopefully, this will lead to a better paying job in that industry. That would eventually let you move on to what you'd like to to.

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