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[–] DishingShitLikeA 4 points 59 points (+63|-4) ago 

This is the culmination of what is the current establishment. Those that do not find their place cannot even conceive an alternative life. I do not blame him, I pity him.

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[–] Proppa 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Makes you wonder where Einstein would be if born in today's society. Hell, even back then he almost became an insurance salesman. Such a waste of human potential. I wonder how many brilliant minds we've squandered and thrown away

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[–] MushroomShaman 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I wonder how many brilliant minds we've squandered and thrown away

I think we are better off not knowing that

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[–] bongler8 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Einstein dropped out of school and was told by teachers he would never amount to anything. With that in mind, he'd probably be flipping burgers.

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[–] Antiseed117 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

All of them, before we were told we had to make something of ourselves as to make the next guy money. Imagine what we would be thinking about in school and beyond if no one told us we had to become something in order to succeed.

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[–] 123_456 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Same here. It was sad that he could not pursue his dream, and that there was no help for him at all. I really understand his pain. It is like that pain that an artist has. Maybe worse.

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[–] flarflar 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yes pity is the right word. Crazy times we live in. See a need fill a need.

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[–] School_Lunch 1 points 39 points (+40|-1) ago 

Ugh college is such BS these days. We need a system that actually prepares people for real jobs that they can actually get.

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[–] SuperConductiveRabbi 0 points 52 points (+52|-0) ago 

A PHd in Physics puts you in line to get some highly lucrative and extremely impressive jobs in finance, data analytics, research labs, and even the oil industry--though the specifics depends on your specialization. Those jobs aren't easy to get, however, and if you have literally hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid student loans, are struggling to afford basic living arrangements, and you're already in your 30s with your societal value apparently being overlooked again and again by interviews, it's not easy.

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[–] ThizzBoss 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

Don't forget they give the jobs to Asians from oversees who can barely speak english, since Asians will work for less

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[–] Nietzsche__ 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Bachelor in physics here. It was really tough landing a job without concrete demonstrable skills.

Physics teaches you to teach yourself and forces you to unlike any other degree can and I wouldn't give up that experience for anything. Unfortunately a PhD narrows your job range even further and means that you like to hurt yourself more.

Now I work in database design, data analytics and manage a development team. Being able to pick up skills and programming languages easily is what the industry is all about. Getting your foot in the door is the hard part.

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[–] 0x5f3759df 1 points 10 points (+11|-1) ago 

I have a PhD in physics, and I can tell you it tell you it makes it very easy to get a job. The only problem you'll be left with is deciding what kind of a job you want, and getting rid of the more aggressive headhunters.. However, from reading this article I get the impression there was already something wrong with this person; he might have been suffering from some mental illness before he started looking for a new job.

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[–] School_Lunch 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I'm glad it's working for you but it's not so rosy for many of your peers.

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/04/bad-job-market-phds/479205/

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[–] Warden 1 points 29 points (+30|-1) ago 

This isn't new. Really smart people with incredible brains have killed themselves time and time again, only because they realised how futile life is and how unfruitful the rest of their careers can be.

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[–] Warden 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I'd like to go that way. By smearing all over the house with my own brains so someone has to clean it up, and a big fuck you to the govt. or whatever.

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[–] 5109085 5 points 25 points (+30|-5) ago 

Well he was a white male. Of course he didn't deserve a job, the oppressed POC who got it deserved it far more. He really should have checked his privilege. /s

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[–] Thin_White_Duke 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

Obviously the answer to this is let more people into college on the tax payer dime.

Screw the trades!

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[–] Diogenes_The_Cynic 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Society didn't deserve him.

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[–] riposte 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

My beautiful voat... why must half of your links be misspelled or grammatically incorrect?

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[–] rspix000 [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I use the HPC typing method--Hunt Peck Cuss

https://i.sli.mg/CuqZnp.jpg

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