My Gender and Womens Studies professor let us in on a little secret today.
Education and the jobs within education are going to be gone soon. GONE. It’s an unfair system that messes up your life. She linked us to an artice that I can’t actually access on this computer- the school’s wifi blocks it. because it’s the truth. It’s called something like “PhD, now with foodstamps”. It’s extremely difficult to be a professor nowadays. They take the weaker, younger, more inexperienced ones first, and pay them less, and put so much work on them that they want to leave, then give the job to someone already in the system with tenure or something, i don’t know, it’s ridiculous.
Now, I’ve wanted to go into education for a while, now. But…I’m having second thoughts. My teacher actually came up to me and told me to go into art, illustration, graphic design, and animation.
She said that at this point in time, and where things are headed, I have a much better chance at getting hired at an animation studio than becoming a teacher with pay that’s more than minimum wage.
California’s minimum wage is $8.00 an hour.
She makes $10.
With a PhD.
At one of the best universities in the country.
Let that sink in.
The system is fucked, okay. It’s fucked and it’s awful.