|two times useless
||[Nov. 3rd, 2004|08:41 am]
Unmotivated students. Unsure graduates. Us.
I'm a newbie here. I have a BA in Art History and actually did have a couple of "real" jobs in my field before joining slackerdom. My first job was being a curatorial assistant at an art museum which was cool but paid less than a job at Costco, it paid less actually than what the museum's JANITOR made, this is why I left and got my second job. This was in a city's public art program and it paid great but the job itself was so damn boring except for the times my boss would freak out about some political plot or another to cut our funding.
About a year went by and I was about to be fired because she couldn' stand me as much as I couldn't stand her. So I quit on the spot one day and got the following jobs: doggy daycare worker, car salesperson, cookie gift basket phone order taking person. Then I finally figured out, sort of, what I wanted to do when I grew up which was write and teach. So I went back to school.
Since going back to school to get a second BA in English Lit so I can apply to PhD programs in Eng Lit next year, I've had the following jobs: porn store clerk, gallery attendant, paper grader.
So, this is where I'm at now: freaking out about getting and keeping a 4.0 in my major and dreading the GRE and hoping I get fellowships and TA-ships to pay for grad school (assuming I get in somewhere) so I won't have to borrow any more money than I already've borrowed for two liberal arts degrees that when put together still aren't worth more than the paper they're printed on.
OK, so really all of the above is just a pathetic attempt to get someone to check out my page... I'm also looking forward to getting to know some of y'all too. Slackers unite!