But not me so far. I've hopped to a couple of different year-long positions, even spent six months working on a major league IPO. But I want to teach, ideally, in a really good program on the east coast.
When my pals get their big breaks, the tradition (at least at our school) is for them get big parties together for which they don't pay a dime. (Whoever's dumb enough to be the last one out of the club usually gets stuck, or we kick into a hat.)
And because I live right in the city, I end up being at most of these bashes. Too many times I get stuck holding the bill because I'm too dumb or too slow. (Mostly I just want to really celebrate my friends and their successes.)
But now, with my cash dwindling, and my good will dwindling, I just want them to have their own parties, pay for them, and I want to skip them anyway.
Q: As our peers surpass us, win jobs, find better gigs, are we supposed to feel good or feel bad?