Posted by The4Blob (220.127.116.11) on July 24, 2003 at 11:53:36:
In Reply to: Re: to Margaret posted by Margaret (18.104.22.168) on July 23, 2003 at 19:48:32:
> Interesting how you say women expected to be "only" nurses or teachers.
> These days both pay pretty well. Also, nursing requirements today are increasingly more like doctor requirements. The days you only needed so little school to get licensed (as well as teach) are over. Nowadays both professions require extensive schooling and rigourous testing.
>>>>>>>Yes, I know, nursing and teaching both pay pretty well (although probably still underpaid compared to equivalent male-dominated professions) and I could kick myself now for not considering teaching as a good-enough profession for me. Nursing -- not for me, although fascinating, it's so physically draining, and so many problems in the industry right now, improper nurse-to-patient ratios because business people are cutting staff to the detriment of people's healthcare.
Teaching full of problems now, too -- teaching in urban areas VERY dangerous.
I was delusional and thought that once I got out of journalism school I'd just hit it big somehow -- bestselling author or prize-winning reporter or something, and not have to deal with "mundane" jobs like teaching and nursing. Now of course the teachers and nurses have better pay and benefits than I do.
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