>just spend 10+ years in academia to get shoe-horned into a low paying research job where you're wholly dependent on billionaire dollar equipment to publish mostly irrelevant research papers to desperately con politicians enough to renew your funding.This is a nice summary of the state of physics and chemistry today. Happy I did engineering.
>>15011365Please don't tell me this is also the case for math
>>15011442In Math you're trying to con politicians to let you rotate shapes in your head with no value.
>>15011442You are worth even less in math.
>>15011461kek now that you mentioning mathematicians living off the government are based.I unironically wish i could remove most of government and devote the funds to math
>>15011365>Almost did this.>Got MBA instead due to terrible Great Recession experience, but wanted to do science related stuff in business>Work in finance instead.>Very good pay. Absolutely hate my job so much it's unreal.>Eventually give up on advancement and use leverage to only work 3 days a week, although they keep trying to make me work more Even then it still sucks. You might be better off. I would definitely take a 50+% pay cut to work on something I am interested in/enjoy doing.
>>15011603>Eventually give up on advancement and use leverage to only work 3 days a week, What do you mean?
>>15011642Anon, I...>Eventually give up on advancementStop seeking pay raises and/or higher positions.>use leverage to only work 3 days a weekUses events in his life as excuses to not work 7 days a week, but 3 day a week.He's quiet quiting because he would rather enjoy life than make a lot of money or have high status.You should read the thesaurus, you are funtionally illiterate.