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Intolerant of BS

2011-05-04 14:30:12.424536+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Ali Brown on her Forbes blog: Are Women Less Tolerant of the Bullshit That Comes With “Success”?

Via Shawn:

My question is; why aren't *more* people (of all genders) intolerant of "The Bullshit That Comes With “Success”?"

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#Comment Re: made: 2011-05-04 17:31:42.626624+00 by: ebradway

"Cost of Living" and "Average Income" are synonymous with "Mollifying the BS"

Of course, there are other mollifying factors besides cash. Things like job security, sense of purpose, self direction, etc.

Working for the Government entails a reduced number of dollars balanced with increased job security. Work/life balance is a respected concept. But there's also an entirely different realm of BS.

Looking at an academic career, assuming the career starts when you enroll as a graduate student, dollars are typically zero or even negative for the first decade on the job. BS level is overwhelming to the point of murder or suicide until about the second decade. Once tenure is achieved, job security, sense of purpose and self-direction overshadow the BS of the first two decades. Even salary for tenured professors moves into the comfortable range.