Rant Thread

JudasMyGuide

The resident reactionary
I’m looking for a traineeship as it’s my last semester in university and I want to finish in time. 90% of the offers are for marketing and social media stuff. The last thing I’d ever want to do as a traineeship is sit behind a laptop and promote some company online. And marketing, what the hell is that even? What does a marketer do? Why are jobs nowadays all virtual bullshit? Why can’t I do some real physical-ass job and get my internship done with that? I don’t understand the new world where everyone sits at their desk, slurps on their coffee and makes Instagram stories, showing off their amazing workspace environment. What the fuck are these people actually doing?? Bring the old jobs back!

Waitasec - what are you actually studying? Because I wonder if any university's gonna aim at those "real physical-ass jobs" in the first place. Okay, there probably are some - archeology, medicine - but aren't people usually studying precisely because they want to sit in a cozy office, slurp on their coffee and make Instagram stories, as far from real physical-ass jobs as possible?

(I don't disagree with your sentiment, though)

(also I really appreciate you put the hyphen in the right place; it'd be really confusing to see this craving for real, physical ass-jobs, though de gustibus non disputandum est, as usual...)
 

Saapanael

Ancient Mariner
I’m studying Audiovisual Media. It’s my own fault that I’ve left looking for an internship for the last minute. Now, going through offers desperately, I can only find job titles like Social Media Manager, Content Manager, Social Media Expert - these titles don’t mean anything to me.
 

JudasMyGuide

The resident reactionary
Okay, but would they hire you with your credentials/degree? I'm asking because an internship is better than none so I'm wondering whether it's just your frustration at the inability to pick something more accurate or whether there's no place for you at all.

Because my only experience is with "lawyer", which is such a vague term it could encompass a lot of stuff (probably even Social Media Manager and Content Manager, only they would never admit that it's the same thing), so I don't know how broad the specialisation is or how interchangeable it is.
 

Night Prowler

Customer Deathcycle Manager
Staff member
I’m looking for a traineeship as it’s my last semester in university and I want to finish in time. 90% of the offers are for marketing and social media stuff. The last thing I’d ever want to do as a traineeship is sit behind a laptop and promote some company online. And marketing, what the hell is that even? What does a marketer do? Why are jobs nowadays all virtual bullshit? Why can’t I do some real physical-ass job and get my internship done with that? I don’t understand the new world where everyone sits at their desk, slurps on their coffee and makes Instagram stories, showing off their amazing workspace environment. What the fuck are these people actually doing?? Bring the old jobs back!
OK, boomer.
 

Ariana

Black-and-white leopard
According to I-don't-remember-what-reputable-source-but-I-can't-look-it-up-right-now, some 80% of the jobs that will exist in 2035 have not been invented yet. So keep your rants for then. :nonono:
 

JudasMyGuide

The resident reactionary
I-don't-remember-what-reputable-source-but-I-can't-look-it-up-right-now


You know that 80 % of any given statistics ever cited are completely made up? And about 80 % out of those use the amount of 80 %, because it is high enough to amaze, but low enough to still be believable, with the added benefit of reminding people of the Pareto principle?

Combined with that first line I can't help but go with Cole here

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Dr. Eddies Wingman

Brighter than thousand_suns
80% of the job types, or 80% of the work force?

Because I'm quite certain far more than 20% of the work force will still be doing things in 14 years that we do today.
  • Automation of many of today's jobs is already underway, but in most of the world it will take more time before the majority can afford those solutions. I can't imagine agricultural workers all over the world being replaced by machines as long as the machines are expensive and the workforce is cheap.
  • Some job types simply can't be replaced by machines. Teaching? Good luck creating a robot that both has actual teaching skills and the people skills needed in order to handle a group of 30 children with different personalities.
  • Construction workers: A lot of potential for automation has already been exploited as the manufacturing of materials is highly automated already, and construction workers have a lot of powerful tools. Again, I believe developing - and purchasing - machines that can replace the remaining workers, will be more expensive than keeping the workers. At least when we're talking about a time frame as short as less than 15 years.
 

Saapanael

Ancient Mariner
According to I-don't-remember-what-reputable-source-but-I-can't-look-it-up-right-now, some 80% of the jobs that will exist in 2035 have not been invented yet. So keep your rants for then. :nonono:
I will have died before 2035 due to not finding a job and starving to death. I’ll rant my rants while I can. :nuts:
 

Ariana

Black-and-white leopard
I'll rant too: I don't feel like cooking and I want to order food but can't figure out what I want to order. I keep looking and all I keep thinking is "nah, don't feel like this". I'll have to cook in the end. :(
 

Saapanael

Ancient Mariner
I could rant about a whole bunch of things but what’s the point. I’m just gonna pretend that I’m ranting about something important. :innocent: On a serious note, if we’re fed up with everything around us, doesn’t that mean that we’re fed up with ourselves?
 

Jer

The dotage of a dotard
On a serious note, if we’re fed up with everything around us, doesn’t that mean that we’re fed up with ourselves?
If you have the agency to change your circumstances, then yes, sort of. If you don’t, then no.
 

JudasMyGuide

The resident reactionary
On a serious note, if we’re fed up with everything around us, doesn’t that mean that we’re fed up with ourselves?

“What's wrong with the world today?”, the Times of London asked several prominent authors.

“Dear Sir, I am. Yours, G.K. Chesterton.”
 

Perun

After the war?
Staff member
So I just received a newly published 832 page edited volume (as a pdf) containing 45 papers by leading specialists, making it apparent that this is probably going to be an important reference for future work in the field.

It has no abstracts.
It has no introduction presenting the papers.
It has no index.

Maybe it's just me, but I think that putting out an 800+ volume and demanding from anyone interested in the topic to sift through the entire thing to see if there's something in there they shouldn't miss is just fucking rude.
 

Yax

Ancient Mariner
Doctor Rock is out of the picture. Turns out he wasn't just an idiot with no people skills, he also wasn't very knowledgable. We went to see a specialist plus the doctor who will replace Doctor Rock and redid his medication, got a prescription for a B6 vitamine blend (he has epileptic seizures and he's getting pre emptive medication instead of diazepam during the attacks), which is widely known to mitigate side effects, although Doctor Rock had no idea about that when we wanted him to prescribe it.

All in all, a good day. If we had met with either (or gotten through to the epileptic nurse which we tried five times for a consultation) instead of Doctor Rock we would have gotten him started on his medication sooner, as the concerns of side effects (which can be substantial, although most apparently ease out after a few weeks) were shot down by Doctor Rock. It was like talking to wall. Or a rock, obviously.
 
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Doctor Rock is out of the picture. Turns out he wasn't just an idiot with no people skills, he also wasn't very knowledgable. We went to see a specialist plus the doctor who will replace Doctor Rock and redid his medication, got a prescription for a B6 vitamine blend (he has epileptic seizures and he's getting pre emptive medication instead of diazepam during the attacks), which is widely known to mitigate side effects, although Doctor Rock had no idea about that when we wanted him to prescribe it.

All in all, a good day. If we had met with either (or gotten through to the epileptic nurse whic hwe tried five times for a consultation) instead of Doctor Rock we would have gotten him started on his medication sooner, as the concerns of side effects (which can be substantial, although most apparently ease out after a few weeks) were shot down by Doctor Rock. It was like talking to wall. Or a rock, obviously.


Valium? Are you sure about that?
I had a 7 year treatment for a similar thing, main drug was Tegretol. And vitamin B.
 

Yax

Ancient Mariner
Valium? Are you sure about that?
I had a 7 year treatment for a similar thing, main drug was Tegretol. And vitamin B.
The medication contains diazepam, yes. Quite efficient too. Stesolid. The kindergarten used it once.

How did the vitamins work for you? That's what we got prescribed as a supplement, pyrodoxin b6.
 
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Dr. Eddies Wingman

Brighter than thousand_suns
Diazepam is the active substance in Valium. Btw, I feel like I'm on something like that today. So. Fucking. Tired.

Also @Yax - are you now seeing Doctor Paper? We know paper beats rock.

Maybe it's just me, but I think that putting out an 800+ volume and demanding from anyone interested in the topic to sift through the entire thing to see if there's something in there they shouldn't miss is just fucking rude.
Agreed one hundred percent.
 
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