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Your last sentence is correct. This is a JOB. - sm

Posted By: LowlyMT on 2008-08-21
In Reply to: I have a career - me

I find it pretty hard to classify MT, in its current shabby state, as a 'career'.

If you look up the word 'career' in the dictionary, it usually describes some sort of FORWARD MOVEMENT within one's chosen path of employment - not the downwardly mobile wages and non-value as an employee that AHDI has so thoughtfully bestowed upon all of us. Somehow I don't see doggedly waiting at my computer for a tidbit-scrap of a job to be thrown at me, or trying to conduct a triage of my monthly living expenses, deciding which one I will skip this month in order to pay the others, as having a 'career'. This is just a 'job', and not a particularly lucrative one, at that.

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