Why Did I Get a Master’s Degree in English? | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
A Warning of Sorts… Why did I get a master’s degree in English anyway? Good question. Wish I had a nice answer to it, but I don’t. When I finished my undergraduate studies at the...

 

Why in the world didn’t someone tell me? I might not have listened; I don’t know. I’m sure I would have thought that I could work hard enough and get a job. After all, I was fresh from the meritocratic world of retail management where if you work your ass off and schmooze with the right people, you’re golden. But it’s so different in higher ed, as I now know. I realized this after it was already too late..... The adjunct position that sounded innocent enough was revealed to me in all its glory via some colleagues who had finished a year before me. I finished my master’s and waited for all the hard work to pay off. Still waiting...