In many recent conversations with members of the illiterate horde that makes up the vast majority of my generation, I've encountered some interesting feedback.
Many people, upon hearing my intent to receive a Ph.D. in Spanish Literature to be able to teach at the University level, seem taken aback. Often, it's at best maligned, at worst ridiculed.
This has caused me a little bit of consternation the last few weeks. It's been called "worthless" by more than a couple of people. And, you know, that's cool. I don't really care too much about your opinions concerning my career plans, but it's gotten me thinking.
What is a "worthless" job? Obviously, it must be worth something to somebody - otherwise, they wouldn't be paid to do it.
But I open the questioning to the lot of you - what do you consider a "worthless" job? And, more importantly . . . why?