TCRT 7: Episode 2 - Attack of The Chat

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by pjbetman » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:31 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:
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Corazon de Leon wrote:Been grappling with the stunning realisation that it might be years before I’m gainfully employed in my profession, if ever. I really want a job. :lol:

As a doctor, Cora? Guess there's a ton of qualifications needed for that role. Is there anything you could fit in whilst learning?


I’ve finished my doctorate, as of June(I’m one of those scummy humanities doctors, not a medical doctor :slol: ). But now, with a doctorate in one of the more acceptable humanities/social sciences under my belt and four years of experience teaching varied subjects within my field, marking essays and exams, teaching students from first year to honours, there’s nary a sniff of a job.

I need publications to bolster my CV, but I also need to work 35 hours a week in a call centre to make ends meet, while preparing classes and lectures for the classes I do have, applying for anything that does come up, studying to become a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, applying for grants that I’m already at a disadvantage for getting as a formerly self-funded, non-affiliated graduate, attending conferences around the UK at weekends when I can afford to, etc.

I make it sound a lot grimmer than it is, of course, when I go on a woe-is-me rant. I think I’m just getting frustrated that I spent ten years trying to get the damn doctorate, and don’t even have a job to show for it 4-5 months after finishing. :lol:


You should've stayed in academia.

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PostRe: TCRT 7: Episode 2 - Attack of The Chat
by Somebody Else's Problem » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:34 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:
jawafour wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:Been grappling with the stunning realisation that it might be years before I’m gainfully employed in my profession, if ever. I really want a job. :lol:

As a doctor, Cora? Guess there's a ton of qualifications needed for that role. Is there anything you could fit in whilst learning?


I’ve finished my doctorate, as of June(I’m one of those scummy humanities doctors, not a medical doctor :slol: ). But now, with a doctorate in one of the more acceptable humanities/social sciences under my belt and four years of experience teaching varied subjects within my field, marking essays and exams, teaching students from first year to honours, there’s nary a sniff of a job.

I need publications to bolster my CV, but I also need to work 35 hours a week in a call centre to make ends meet, while preparing classes and lectures for the classes I do have, applying for anything that does come up, studying to become a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, applying for grants that I’m already at a disadvantage for getting as a formerly self-funded, non-affiliated graduate, attending conferences around the UK at weekends when I can afford to, etc.

I make it sound a lot grimmer than it is, of course, when I go on a woe-is-me rant. I think I’m just getting frustrated that I spent ten years trying to get the damn doctorate, and don’t even have a job to show for it 4-5 months after finishing. :lol:


I give it a year before you're teaching in a shitty secondary school.

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PostRe: TCRT 7: Episode 2 - Attack of The Chat
by Corazon de Leon » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:46 pm

pjbetman wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:
jawafour wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:Been grappling with the stunning realisation that it might be years before I’m gainfully employed in my profession, if ever. I really want a job. :lol:

As a doctor, Cora? Guess there's a ton of qualifications needed for that role. Is there anything you could fit in whilst learning?


I’ve finished my doctorate, as of June(I’m one of those scummy humanities doctors, not a medical doctor :slol: ). But now, with a doctorate in one of the more acceptable humanities/social sciences under my belt and four years of experience teaching varied subjects within my field, marking essays and exams, teaching students from first year to honours, there’s nary a sniff of a job.

I need publications to bolster my CV, but I also need to work 35 hours a week in a call centre to make ends meet, while preparing classes and lectures for the classes I do have, applying for anything that does come up, studying to become a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, applying for grants that I’m already at a disadvantage for getting as a formerly self-funded, non-affiliated graduate, attending conferences around the UK at weekends when I can afford to, etc.

I make it sound a lot grimmer than it is, of course, when I go on a woe-is-me rant. I think I’m just getting frustrated that I spent ten years trying to get the damn doctorate, and don’t even have a job to show for it 4-5 months after finishing. :lol:


You should've stayed in academia.


I'm trying to stay in academia. That's the whole point of my post. :lol:

And no, I won't be moving into secondary teaching. I'm a researcher and lecturer, or I'm not in the industry at all. I'd need a completely different qualification to do secondary teaching and I'm not going back for a PGCert that'll take 12-18 months. I'd rather be a civil servant at this point.

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PostRe: TCRT 7: Episode 2 - Attack of The Chat
by <]:^D » Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:17 pm

im training to be a teacher at the moment
i love it, but its not for everyone :lol:

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PostRe: TCRT 7: Episode 2 - Attack of The Chat
by KK » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:17 am

I think CNN's instagram is intentionally trolling people this morning. They've posted a photo of Stephen Hawking, and under it put:

“There is no God.” That’s the conclusion of the celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking, whose final book published Tuesday. Hawking, who died in March at the age of 76, left his readers with a few other bombshells, including the belief that alien life is out there, artificial intelligence could outsmart humans, and time travel can’t be ruled out. Hawking is pictured above in 2013.

As we know religious types in America are very tolerant people and therefore what better way to espouse the virtues of Christianity than in the comments below...

Didn't believe in god? Boy I bet he's regretting that right now.

"There is no Steven Hawking" - God

Feels bad man, he is probably burning.

He thought he was uncomfortable in this lifetime.

Why are all the Christians making fun of him because he's now "burning in hell"? This is why I can't stand religious people. You claim your religion will bring happiness and peace and love but your actions and character are the exact opposite. You can't change everyone. You can still be a good person without God, and Hawking has contributed more to the human race than these Christians ever will but simply because he didn't think the same way as them they curse him to hell. Also, he's dead. You don't know if he's just nothing or if there is a afterlife. Why do people focus so much on what comes after life??? Focus on the life you have now. Ugh.

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PostRe: TCRT 7: Episode 2 - Attack of The Chat
by Preezy » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:23 am

I am in complete agreement with KK that he should take over Moggy's Comments Thread.

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PostRe: TCRT 7: Episode 2 - Attack of The Chat
by KK » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:35 am

I keep forgetting that exists... :shifty:

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PostRe: TCRT 7: Episode 2 - Attack of The Chat
by Moggy » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:35 am

Preezy wrote:I am in complete agreement with KK that he should take over Moggy's Comments Thread.


Anybody can post comments in the Comments Thread. It is not a dictatorship, the only rule is that I must remain supreme emperor.

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PostRe: TCRT 7: Episode 2 - Attack of The Chat
by Preezy » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:41 am

Moggy wrote:
Preezy wrote:I am in complete agreement with KK that he should take over Moggy's Comments Thread.


Anybody can post comments in the Comments Thread. It is not a dictatorship, the only rule is that I must remain supreme emperor.

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PostRe: TCRT 7: Episode 2 - Attack of The Chat
by Moggy » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:45 am

Preezy wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Preezy wrote:I am in complete agreement with KK that he should take over Moggy's Comments Thread.


Anybody can post comments in the Comments Thread. It is not a dictatorship, the only rule is that I must remain supreme emperor.

"All are free to contribute, but those that do will have their families executed in the public square."


The rules are fair and are there for everyone to see.

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PostRe: TCRT 7: Episode 2 - Attack of The Chat
by Jenuall » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:27 am

Corazon de Leon wrote:
pjbetman wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:
jawafour wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:Been grappling with the stunning realisation that it might be years before I’m gainfully employed in my profession, if ever. I really want a job. :lol:

As a doctor, Cora? Guess there's a ton of qualifications needed for that role. Is there anything you could fit in whilst learning?


I’ve finished my doctorate, as of June(I’m one of those scummy humanities doctors, not a medical doctor :slol: ). But now, with a doctorate in one of the more acceptable humanities/social sciences under my belt and four years of experience teaching varied subjects within my field, marking essays and exams, teaching students from first year to honours, there’s nary a sniff of a job.

I need publications to bolster my CV, but I also need to work 35 hours a week in a call centre to make ends meet, while preparing classes and lectures for the classes I do have, applying for anything that does come up, studying to become a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, applying for grants that I’m already at a disadvantage for getting as a formerly self-funded, non-affiliated graduate, attending conferences around the UK at weekends when I can afford to, etc.

I make it sound a lot grimmer than it is, of course, when I go on a woe-is-me rant. I think I’m just getting frustrated that I spent ten years trying to get the damn doctorate, and don’t even have a job to show for it 4-5 months after finishing. :lol:


You should've stayed in academia.


I'm trying to stay in academia. That's the whole point of my post. :lol:

And no, I won't be moving into secondary teaching. I'm a researcher and lecturer, or I'm not in the industry at all. I'd need a completely different qualification to do secondary teaching and I'm not going back for a PGCert that'll take 12-18 months. I'd rather be a civil servant at this point.


Good luck with your academic ambitions Cora! I sometimes regret not putting more effort into attempting to stay within academia, but when I finished full time work on my PhD I found myself in a similar situation as you describe. Trying to do as much teaching, research and publishing to bolster my academic CV but all the while needing to support myself by others means as there just weren't the roles out there for me.

In the end I decided it wasn't a sustainable position and took a job "in industry". My PhD was in Bioinformatics and my degree was Computer Science so I had a natural move into IT. I definitely think it was the right move for me at the time but as I say I do sometimes wonder what I could have been doing if I stuck it out, and I sometimes feel like jumping to industry has largely wasted the effort that I spent on my PhD!

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PostRe: TCRT 7: Episode 2 - Attack of The Chat
by Dual » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:51 pm

Mum's been diagnosed with cancer. Any tips?

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PostRe: TCRT 7: Episode 2 - Attack of The Chat
by <]:^D » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:53 pm

sorry to hear that bud :(

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PostRe: TCRT 7: Episode 2 - Attack of The Chat
by Rightey » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:00 am

Sorry to hear that Dual, I hope she makes a full recovery.

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PostRe: TCRT 7: Episode 2 - Attack of The Chat
by That's not a growth » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:42 am

Dual wrote:Mum's been diagnosed with cancer. Any tips?


Sorry to hear that dual.

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PostRe: TCRT 7: Episode 2 - Attack of The Chat
by Ad7 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:42 am

That's gooseberry fool, sorry to hear that

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PostRe: TCRT 7: Episode 2 - Attack of The Chat
by Qikz » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:00 am

Sorry to hear that Dual :(

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PostRe: TCRT 7: Episode 2 - Attack of The Chat
by Mini E » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:03 am

Dual wrote:Mum's been diagnosed with cancer. Any tips?


Really sorry to hear this mate. I would recommend the "You, Me and the Big C" podcast which has also been in the news recently as the BBC presenter who passed away was one of the ladies on the podcast. They talk openly about what it's like to deal with cancer but I would specifically recommend the "About the Nearest and Dearest" episode which aired on April 18th originally. This episode is split into two. Half involves the women who have had cancer speaking about how it impacted on their relatives and the second half is handed over to relatives (husbands and family members including Jonathan Agnew) who speak about their experiences being the support network and how they have coped. Helped me get my head around a few things.

All the best bud.

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PostRe: TCRT 7: Episode 2 - Attack of The Chat
by Moggy » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:05 am

Dual wrote:Mum's been diagnosed with cancer. Any tips?


I don't have any advice other than to be there whenever she needs you. I hope everything turns out ok.

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PostRe: TCRT 7: Episode 2 - Attack of The Chat
by OrangeRKN » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:53 am

Really sorry to hear that Dual. Remember that every cancer is different, be there to support your mum and also anyone else in the family who needs it. Everything depends on the situation, but stay positive and encourage your mum to do the same. Both my uncle and granny have been through it in the last few years and come out the other side, and both handled it in their own way, so everyone is different.


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