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Comment Re:nothing had, nothing lost (Score 1) 490

You don't mention anything about a car, hope the places you go all have good public transit.

I don't own one and only live and work in places that have acceptable public transport (not really hard to plan for honestly), yes. I am going to be acquiring one this year.

Tools for your profession?

Even when I was doing hands on work, those tools were provided by the company. Unless you're a contractor, it's not likely you're going need those?

What's that! Oh right, you don't create anything of value, at least nothing tangible.

I sell stuff I can do without when I move. However, in my family where we typically move a lot, I know some of them move with a few more things than I do, typically using the postal system posting a pallet of things to keep costs low. Just make adjustments to the method that fits your circumstances.

Then again, you're probably not that interested in this life style, are you?

Comment Re:Stuck (Score 1) 490

how often have you actually met students that went to the point of contacting the organisations in the fields that they want to get into when they graduate and asked what they wanted minimum and what would be a recommended to obtain as far as qualifications, certifications etc. for someone with no experience for consideration?

I realize doesn't say what I meant. I meant to say there, was to find out what should they work towards for graduation rather than after they graduated.

Comment Re:Stuck (Score 1) 490

Did you grow up in the USA?

Nope, I grew up in a few European countries though, I moved around in my childhood too.

You must have been quite the visionary thinker and rebellious spirit to be able to make an accurate assessment of contemporary economic conditions and set off in a completely non-traditional direction after high school.

I know you state this sarcastically, but sometimes it genuinely feels that way when I look at my colleagues, which is the sad state of affairs.

Most kids in the USA are repeatedly told that a college education is critical to their future success.

It really is the same thing over here in Europe. Yet, when you look at many who graduate out of university with qualifications, they can't even get work most of the time unless they some how managed to land a summer job in a related field (in which case they can sneak into the industry through claiming 'experience', which often isn't even dependant at all on their university qualfiications).

For the vast majority of people, the only options are taking on debt or serving in the military for a few years.

I have a friend in New York who is took the same path I did, which is to get a couple of certifications in the fields he wants to work in (that can be done in a month of intense study) in rather than spending years in university and he's been very succesful too.

but I think it's a little harsh to blame people for the "stupid decision" of going to college when they've endured years of well-meaning propaganda telling them it's the right thing to do.

Honestly, the typical situation I see is that people don't even know what they want to do, so they don't setup plans to work towards anything, which leads to this very problem. Universities are great, but if you say "Imma study computers", get into computer science and then get confused why you can't get a job in network administration because you've got a qualification that gives you practical knowledge for research work but are missing the science degrees to be accepted in any research institute and some how expected that it should be enough to get a network administration job with no experience or knowledge... Sorry, but, I wouldn't say these people are blameless.

The "well-meaning propoganda" also wants you to think about what you want to do and plan ahead for it, along with doing basic research, which is something I did thanks to that propoganda (but something I find next to nobody else does in my generation). Now, of course I'm generalizing here, but, how often have you actually met students that went to the point of contacting the organisations in the fields that they want to get into when they graduate and asked what they wanted minimum and what would be a recommended to obtain as far as qualifications, certifications etc. for someone with no experience for consideration?

Of all the companies I talked to, none of them told me to get an "computer science degree", "arts degree" nor "women's studies" (why are "women's studies" even so popular in the UK and Belgium right now?).

Comment Re:Move for jobs... (Score 1) 490

Where do you live when you get there? A homeless shelter? Or do you mean that you already secured a location previously (paid first, last and deposit on a rental for example)?

A service apartment, if you arrange in advanced and book a couple of months, you can generally barter the prices down to something close to actual regular apartment prices, no deposit. It really isn't that difficult when you've done a little research.

Comment Re:Bubble (Score 1) 490

And yes, as a first time buyer in the UK, you can get a loan over 6x your salary for a house that you will never be able to afford

I live in Belfast, a capital city that has everything that is in the UK. You can find two bedroom house is 50,000GBP. Entirely affordable. You can get pretty large houses outside of Belfast that are six bedroom for around 100,000GBP.

The mortgage you pay on those is less than if you're renting here (400GBP/month for renting the two bedroom house, council tax included). Council tax even includes unmetered water, bin collection etc.

There are places you can move to in the UK and own that are easily affordable (I even have two fiber internet connections at home, no lack of utilities here).

Comment Re:Move for jobs... (Score 1) 490

Moving also means a considerable expense.

It's a considerable expense for people who are unable to move like in the old days of money issues, where people just packed up a bag pack, case and then moved. Which is something my family and I have been doing for generations.

Moving is only a problem for people who can't let go of their material things.

moving always entails a considerable financial investment.

It's cost me typically only a airplane ticket and bus or taxi. Not really considerable in my view.

Would you move across the country and spend what you might make in 3 months on it if you know that your chance to even still have the job in 3 months is really low?

Probably not, but I can afford to move with much less than one month's sallary

Comment Nature? (Score 1) 3

Never knew. I don't know what my basic nature is, but, I try to stick to a strong moral and ethical standard not unlike what you describe.

Comment Re:Support System (Score 1) 490

I used to think it would be fun to move around the world. However, now that I have kids

My parents did this before I was born and after I was born.

moving isn't practical

Honestly, it's entirely possible, the issue is that you and/or your family isn't practical enough to do it. Generally whenever I've moved, I took a plane ticket and flew to my destination with just a bag pack and hold bag. The cost of moving for me has been generally just been the cost of the plane ticket. The rest of my family moving hasn't been much different to that.

Comment Re:Stuck (Score 1) 490

They can't move if they don't have the funds to do so, or the new job to move into.

As a millenial, I moved countries and homes for the price of airplane tickets. I only took what I needed in my bag pack and a suitcase.

Things should improve for them over the next 5 years as Boomers retire, freeing up some upward mobility, but there is a lot of ground to make up.

The people who live traditional ways by acquiring material things they can't dispose of and wish to follow traditional marriage concepts will lose out here too. It's only them who are having the issues.

The biggest thing to help them integrate fully into the economy would be some student loan relief.

That would reward people who made stupid decisions. I don't have student loans, yet I hold a few certifications and I am well respected in my field. Again, this is only issues for people who stick to traditional methods instead of adapting to modern day conditions.

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