To be a university teacher, or to be a white collar in a company?

China
March 17, 2007 9:19am CST
I'm postgraduate now, and will graduate in one year. after that, i can choose either to be a university teacher, or to find a job in a company. honestly, i dont wanna be a teacher, cause that's boring. but the advantage is there are two holidays each year, and i can do a lot during that time. on the other hand, i also wanna be a white collar in a company. What do you think of it? which will you choose? why?
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• Malaysia
18 Apr 07
being a white collar is the better option. from my opinion, the quality of education in university can only be improved if the lecturers are those with white collar experience. since you're just graduated, it is wise to gain some experience in the real world and test out what you've learned.
• Philippines
18 Apr 07
I just want to emphasize that this does not go the other way around. Not all people with that so-called "white collar" experience deserve or are worthy enough to be university professors. You need to know HOW to teach your content area. If you're not equipped with specific teaching skills or if you're not knowledgeable or even qualified to be in the teaching profession, you shouldn't even dabble in education. Spare your students, please!
@tammyr (5958)
• Etowah, Tennessee
17 Apr 07
I will *quote* your answer: *honestly, i dont wanna be a teacher,* I think you said it all right there. I don't think you should do something you don't want to do. You should do the best thing for you and doing a job that you do not like will affect your health, by causing much stress. Of course if you are the teacher, you can make it more fun. Think of your favorite teachers. Were they more fun? Why?
• Philippines
17 Mar 07
You find being a teacher boring... I guess you need more holidays to overcome that problem. Being a white collar is the only option left which you also obvious like. So go for it.