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Mar. 6th, 2013

Desire
Poll #1900525 What should I do with my life?
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 4

Career options? I have them? A lot of them?

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Be a salary(wo)man at a Japanese tech company
0 (0.0%)
Get a PhD in Computer Forensics
1 (12.5%)
Be a diplomat
0 (0.0%)
Do network consulting*
2 (25.0%)
Try and join the FBI to have them train me to be a computer forensics expert*
0 (0.0%)
Try and join the FBI as an analyst specializing in computers
2 (25.0%)
Join the Foreign Service to install, maintain, and deal with emergencies for embassy/consulate technical security***
1 (12.5%)
Join the Foreign Service as an IT person^
2 (25.0%)


*additional benefit to this option: it pays well!
**I am somewhat dubious about this one because I have Opinions about the current state of American computer fraud laws, and I would probably not feel comfortable collecting evidence against the Free Software Foundation, or something
***requires convincing them that I should be allowed to apply even though I never learned to drive
^as of today, they are actually *hiring* and I have all their basic requirements!

Bonus 9th option of things that I will not actually do, but somewhat seriously consider every now and then:
start an etsy shop/write novels/open a cafe/do visual or special effects for the movies/start a proof-reading business, possibly in Japan


Feel free to explain why you think what you think in the comments.  :-P

Comments

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thebatiggler
Mar. 6th, 2013 11:44 pm (UTC)
I CANNOT DECIDE???? AND AM KIND OF FLAILING FOR YOU BECAUSE YOU HAVE SO MANY AWESOME AND AMAZING OPTIONS AND JUST JSKAHDLGKAFD I WISH YOU SO MUCH HAPPINESS IN YOUR FUTURE YES YES YES

so basically

I have no clue what you should do

but it seems that with these choices, no matter what you do, you'll be well and stable and awesome :D

(this is nelly btw haha)
april_rainer
Mar. 7th, 2013 11:43 am (UTC)
Thank you for playing!

And yes, it breaks my brain sometimes that my life has these options. Like. Yay! But... what? O_O Also, decisions, even decisions between good things, are surprisingly hard.

(Hi, Nelly!)
lady_theta
Mar. 7th, 2013 01:11 am (UTC)
(Mneme here!)
So like ALL OF THESE ARE PERFECTLY VALID LIFE CHOICES, but since I'm an ~ACADEMIC~ I believe in INFECTING EVERYONE WITH THIS DISEASE (i.e. PH.D then do ALL THE THINGS)
april_rainer
Mar. 7th, 2013 11:44 am (UTC)
Thank you for (re)playing! :-P

You my only major problem with the PhD thing? I don't wanna take the GREs. *whines* Although some courses will accept papers/thesis from my master's degree, so... hmmm.
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