By experience_to_get_experience - 21/09/2015 19:09 - United Kingdom - Bicester
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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'd expect him to continue his career as an academic. BSc is usually enough to work in field. And finally: 25 is still young. There's no shame in living with your parents at 25, and not having a career. It's today's economy. Especially if you spent your time getting a degree rather than work experience. Many of my friends have the same problems.
#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).
That sucks! You're 25 with a PhD that's impressive. I'm 25 and still trying to figure out how the toaster works.
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!