I feel like I’m missing out on opportunities to contribute to education research. You can read more of my education research research jobs here.
What’s your average job title? I’ve never worked in a school where I was paid less than $100 per hour. What does that mean? I have no job description. I’m a senior science major, but I do my best to get paid as much as I can.
Many of you will probably think the same thing when you read this: “I have a long way to go to get hired. We’re currently running a startup for the very first time, and the odds are, nobody will hire me. I’ll stay on for almost two years. I don’t want to make a mistake.
So, this sounds about right. After a while, you start to notice a pattern. In the business world, it’s important to get a job as soon as you can because it’s a sign that you’re worth something. In the academic world, it’s just as important, but less so, because it’s not a sign of any sort of value.
In this example, you’re probably on the wrong side of some of the things I’m trying to show you. I like to tell you that because I have a strong sense of logic, it will cause you to move quicker than you did before. So, you should get a job. You should be able to make money selling stuff.
I use this example because I dont think anyone would be in a better position to work than someone who is already in a position of leadership. But thats not why you should get a job. Its to make sure that your job is worth something. Why? Because if you dont, then you wont have a job worth something.
As a general rule, if you want to make money, you want to work for someone who has more authority than you have. Your boss is your boss no matter how much respect you have for him. Your customers are also your customers no matter how much respect you have for them. And most importantly, your bosses are your bosses no matter what they are doing on their computer. So you are going to get all sorts of bad stuff when you are working for someone who has less authority than you.
The fact is that our world is filled with people who have the authority to overrule our every move. The world is filled with people who have no idea how to make decisions for themselves, who are only concerned with making decisions to help them get to the next level of their careers. And so, the very people who are the most important to your career are also the least likely to be good at actually making decisions.
It’s a bit of a question of who is the best person to lead you through life. The most important one is the person who has the most power over you. The most powerful is the person who has the least to do with what you do.
I’m a big fan of this concept, but I’ve also realized that it is more about power than ability. It’s also not always a bad thing to have power over people. But I have to admit that having power over someone else, even if it is just in a small way, can be a really good thing.