Tuesday, May 04, 2004

How a mixture of odd jobs turned into a career

My cousin im'd me for advise on her first fulltime adult job.

I then recapped my career for her and suddenly realized how I fell into my job all out of circumstance.

I had always wanted to be a journalist. How the heck did I become a software system analyst?

I don't regret it. I like my job. I'd love it if I was sitting on my butt and getting fed wine and massaged frequently. [Yes, I know that's a Kobe Beef, I
just described. And yes, if I were to be reincarnated as an animal, I believe those 4 months as a cow would be worth it.]

How many people actual do what their degree "qualifies" them for? My guess is only a few. In this day in age of interrelated jobs and multi-industry
positions, does it really matter what degree you hold?

Ok, I just looked at the clock. My cousin has been im'g me for over three hours! I forgot how hyper out of college kids are. They are sooo hyped up and
excited about the workforce.

I don't think I'd ever relieve my early twenties. I'm too tired. :-P

After submitting this, my friends point out medical degrees should be a requirement for medical professionals. Ok. I agree. Any specialized degrees. I
would prefer a medical professional to hold a science related degree versus a degree in English. :-P