Bill, not to be offensive or anything, but your idea of a job and mine are very different. I don't need to be the head librarian at the University of Washington. My daughter's elementary school librarian doesn't have a master's, the lady behind the desk at my local library doesn't have a master's. I've done some reasearch, speaking to actual people who hold the job that I would like to have, and it's perfectly attainable. Thank you for your attempt to depress me and make my goals seem unattainable though, just like you did when I announced that I was hoping to get teaching credentials, I appreciate it.
Re: for a second i thought that bill was telling jim to become a librarian
Eh, well, every time Bill has ever had something to say to me it has been pessimistic or condescending. I don't appreciate it. I am fully capable of doing research, and I have. His insinuation that I have not is insulting.
Bill, I don't speak to you. I don't read your journal, and I don't reply to your comments in my friend's journals. You replied to me, not the other way around. And there you go again with a "potential mistake". I'm old enough to be able to do my own research and figure out whether something is a mistake or not. Had I wanted or needed your advice I would have asked for it, I didn't, but you thrust it upon me anyway, in a manner that was meant to instill a lack of confidence in my decisions. Thanks, but I don't need it from you.
How nice for you. Again, your idea of a job and mine are different. I have done research, and a Master's degree is not necessary unless you want to be the head librarian or work in a University library. It's nice that you ignore me completely unless it's to help put down my goals, go back to ignoring me, kthnksbye.
Sorry Jim, not trying to bitch up your comments page. :(
Um... you have had me on ignore for ages. The last interaction I had with you was you obviously trying to piss me off and ignoring a direct question. So sorry if you're not my best friend. Again, I never asked for advice, I made a statement. If I wanted your advice I would let you know. Thanks.
I'm going to try to hit a full load, but I won't know for sure until I see what's available and when. I'm thinking spread it like some day classes and some night classes, both to try to get a feel for both types of class (many people have told me the atmosphere tends to be very different) and to try to get as much actual time in as possible without totally destroying either, well, my nights or my days.
Try not to put any classes back to back, it's better to study for an hour after a class when the material is fresh in your head, and it gives you a nice transition time before you have to change your mindset to a different subject. I had a couple back to back my first semester but tried to avoid it the second, and it worked out better. I also didn't have an actual job either, so you may need to condense your school time. Good luck man, and have fun.