BA in “Social Justice and Peace Studies” (with honors!), MA in gender studies graduate, and her degrees “mean nothing!“. You could look for this poor girl at the next Occupy Wall Street demonstration, were that fine organization still around, *demanding that someone else pay off her student loans and give her a job befitting her skills. Fortunately for her, she has a government which will doubtless do exactly that.
A long time ago, in a university far, far away, I chose to major in philosophy despite the certain knowledge that the market for 23-year-old philosophers would be … ah, … “limited” – I proceeded anyway, just to satisfy my intellectual curiosity and because I enjoyed it. Sure enough, the only job I found (and thank you, Greenwich’s Nick Ohnell) was selling telephone cable and state-of-the-art then, primitive today, computerized PBX telephone systems. I was philosophical about it.
Of course, unlike Andria, my major required instruction in logic, and therein lies the difference in our expectations.
* Readers may remember Dollar Bill’s promise, a few years back, that the collection of the unwashed bums and spoiled children would “be back in the spring, stronger than ever” – spring came and went, so did the next year’s, and we’re still waiting. “They’re just gathering strength,”, Dollar Bill says, “just you wait. Just you waaaaait!”