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Job search, am I one of the lucky ones.

 
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12/18/2012 12:20 PM
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Job search, am I one of the lucky ones.
I have just finished an under-grad degree in physics. I have several pretty decent job offers already, after sending out about 10 applications, I got interviews for 5. It looks like I will be able to start out at 40-50k/year working a 4 day work week. I could earn more if I wanted to bust my ass, but I only have ~30k to pay off and I'll be doing just fine.

All my friends who studied engineering/physics/math type stuff in college have had no trouble finding employment.

Why is it so impossible for people to find employment in the USA, as I understand it many industries are simply begging for skilled workers.

Second, if your in school now, why for gods sake are you studying something like anthropology, english, gender studies, or for some similarly useless degree. People I know who are in these programs joke about how useless they are and how they have no real skills, its not like its a secret. It just blows my mind that the same people then complain that there are no jobs for them.
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12/18/2012 12:41 PM

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Re: Job search, am I one of the lucky ones.
you might want to reconsider that working only 4 days a week because you have ONLY $30k in student loans. might be a better idea to get that paid off soon as possible, unless you are on some kind of guaranteed forever very low interest rate payment plan. and even if you are, you still might want to go ahead & work 5 day weeks so you can sock the extra $ away for that inevitable doomy day in the future. that cushy job you just landed isn't guaranteed to last forever...
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12/18/2012 01:15 PM
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Re: Job search, am I one of the lucky ones.
yea the guy they just let go made a lot more than 40 to 50k you can bet on that,had probably been there long enough to ALMOST retire. It's very simple companies hire young cheaper workers to replace the ones who have been there long enough to cash in on benefits. Skilled workers aren't all the same, though. Which brain surgeon would you prefer to work on you? the one fresh out of medical school or the one who has done it thousands of times over a period of many years. Don't be fooled into believing any business no matter how big or small in this country gives a damn about you, because they don't. The bottom line is, the bottom line is all that matters.