Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Grad student life

Occasionally, I feel like an indentured servant. The thought is a little depressing sometimes. I suppose I am less prone to such feelings during the summer months, at least during summers like this one when I don't have teaching duties, than during the academic year.

But hey, at least I'm an indentured servant learning a trade and one who gets health insurance! Additionally, my superiors tell me that these years of servitude are supposed to look very good on the resumé years down the road when I will finally be on the job market, looking to ply my trade teaching Spanish and literature at a college... and there's no shame in being this sort of peon; in my field, it would be surprising if I had never been one.

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