Found this (through Bitch PhD) on a blog that purports to post actual IM conversations:
A: there’s no rush on this thesis anyway, since finishing it isn’t likely to help my own employment situation.
B: wont you get your phd when done?
A: But, truth be told, that probably won’t help me get a job
B: and wont the phd help with employment?
A: possibly w/ some other job market?
A: but probably not academia
B: yeah, phds are a dime a dozen there
B: no wonder you’re so against capitalism…
Yep, that's been my career track as well. Self-loathing and cynicism.
The blog itself is kind of creepy. Is it right to eavesdrop on IM conversations?