SERIOUS HELP with Career choice please !

Bob Taylor rtaylor at ns.net
Thu Jun 17 12:08:14 EST 1999

Alistair Gates wrote:

In light of all the other posts, particularly from newbies, I have to
add one important point.  A love for a particular field of biology,
hopefully shared by all of us at the outset, is unlikely to motivate you
throughout the entire course of your career.  If society, expressed
through the marketplace and your employers, does not appreciate what you
do, that love will fade.  We are, after all, social animals. I suspect
that most of you over 50 will support this assertion.  You can hope that
you will be one of the very small minority that continue to be rewarded
throughout their lives for what they enjoy doing, or you can temper your
choice of a field of science with a dose of realistic thinking about the
future of the marketplace. 
Bob Taylor

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