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  1. I am once again convinced of how much our society loves stereotypes. I know many people-engineers who get the same 15 thousand rubles after university and look for a job for 5-6 months.
    �It's not funny to brand anyone at all. Everything is individual! Economist or engineer, what the hell difference does it make? Sometimes you communicate with another expert in physics and math. Well, at the age of 25, it turns out that he thought that Erich Maria Remarque was a woman, etc. And the humanities are just as full!�
    There are more important things than a degree.

  2. This is an old joke, the point is that the university does not always provide the knowledge and experience that helps you get settled in life. This is mainly due to the fact that people enter the specialty without imagining or thinking about what they will expect in the future. In natural science areas and, say, in medicine, the percentage of such people is considered lower than the tc there it is difficult not to understand what you will do in the future while studying for, say, a surgeon, but still there. Plus, many specialties do not have an applied direction, and not all students are able to become scientists in the future.

    And so on this topic jokes are made quite often and not only in our country:

    “Stan has a university degree,” Valerie said. “And he doesn't like us to forget it.”

    “Two degrees,” the Chief Henchman corrected. – Alas, both in free disciplines. History and classical literature. In terms of employment, not very much.

    “History and literature?” Kevin asked. “That's odd. Well, there are always vacancies for the waiter's place.

    “Nah, the art critics took over everything there.”

    John Moore: “Heroism for Beginners”

    “Tricia McMillan? What are you doing here?”

    “Same as you,” she said. “I'm hitchhiking.” After all, what else was there to do with a degree in mathematics and another in astrophysics? Either that, or back in line for unemployment benefits on Mondays.”

    Douglas Adams. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  3. Yes, �is a fairly common and familiar joke (especially for those �who, like me, are about to graduate from the Faculty of Philology).�

    However, in general, in rare cases, a person works by profession, because “at the age of 17-18,” getting the first higher education, it is difficult to decide what you want to do all your life.�

    I know more than one philologist who has applied professional knowledge in various fields (advertising, management, journalism, etc.) and is well employed and happy with life.�

    So how the life of a humanist will turn out depends only on his personal qualities and a little on luck.�

    I'm not going to work by profession at all, but in many ways philology is interesting ,it broadens my horizons and erudition.

    So the free cash register is only for the lazy and those who believe that only getting a higher education guarantees them a good job and success.

  4. These are jokes about those people who went to these very “humanitarian institutes”because they didn't take them to other institutions because a fool is a fool and their ears are cold. Here they are puffing and puffing for 5 years without knowing why they come to lectures (although let's be honest, they skip half of the lectures). And now, in 5 years, we have historians who can't stand history (oh, what's there 300 years ago, the waivale monkeys!!!), philologists who have problems with tsya and tsya. But this is all rolling, because no matter how you look at it, the humanities will work in contrast to the same comp.program, where making one mistake in the code will get you into a gap. You can easily become the second Rezun and write that Peter the Great is a blood drinker of the Russian people, or that the Russian language is descended from Ukrainian, there are a lot of options. Go for it.

  5. Yes, indeed, the joke is not about philologists, but about humanities in principle. But I often come across its confirmation. Many people go to the humanities departments simply because it is easier to enter them. That's just so that you don't have to shout the cherished words later, you really need to invest a lot, which lazy moose are not used to from childhood.

    In short, it's not about the faculty, it's about laziness. Therefore, an applied specialty is not a guarantee of success.

  6. I don't know about philologists, but I immediately remember an anecdote about philosophy students…
    The professor asks the student so emotionally:
    P. “Tell me, how many ancient philosophers do you know?!”
    With. “What do you mean?”
    P. “Just say how much!!1”
    C. “Well, I know about twenty of them…”
    P. “And how many medieval ones?!”
    With. “Well, I know a dozen…”
    P. “And from the Renaissance?!”
    C. “And about the same amount.”
    P. “From the classic ones?!”
    C. “So with a couple of dozen more… Professor, why did you ask all this?”
    “Well, you just counted about one and a half hundred in the entire history. And every year we produce the same number of stooges who have a diploma marked ” PHILOSOPHER!!1″”

  7. To all of the above, I would like to add that in Russia, working in fast food restaurants is considered something shameful, undesirable for publicity. In the view of the average Russian, it is in the conditional McDonald's that people go to work last, when the rest of the places are already occupied.

  8. This is due to two interrelated reasons. First of all, as noted above, the niche of the labor market occupied by humanitarian specialists is extremely undeveloped in Russia: it is really very difficult for a historian, philologist, philosopher, and second-hand bookseller to find a job in their specialty, or it will bring income that is clearly insufficient to support themselves and their families. Secondly, in Russia, in principle, there is no understanding of the importance of the humanities, the pragmatic significance of which is perfectly formulated by an anonymous philologist: “So that people are not fools.” In Russia, people have no idea what linguistics, history, literary studies, and all the specialties traditionally related to the humanities are currently doing, and yet in general, modern society is precisely the product of humanitarian knowledge: the ideas that seem obvious to us have been formed in the centuries – old development of philosophical thought, the understanding of what ideology is, what human consciousness is, how information is reflected in it, and all the public institutions of a democratic state are all the fruits of the humanities. Ignorance in this area leads to a cultural crisis in modern Russia, which is the basis of economic and political crises. Hence the lack of demand for specialists in the humanities.

  9. In fact, everything depends on the person, on their professionalism and personal qualities. People with a philological education often achieve great success in life. Such specialists may be engaged in teaching, journalistic, publishing, or translation activities. But even if you have not realized yourself in your profession and do not work in your specialty, you can always get satisfaction from correcting mistakes in the speech of other people:)

    In addition, do not forget that philologists love to read, and reading good literature is your personal development, regardless of your position.

  10. I haven't heard the joke about philologists. I remember jokes about the humanities in general. I'll tell you from my own experience.

    The vast majority of those who at least somehow studied at school, were interested in studying, knowledge (which was given at school and not on the street) went to study for technical specialties. Now these people can roughly talk for five minutes about what they have learned, what they know about their future specialty, they did not work part-time in “restaurants” as it takes a lot of time from their studies.

    Others went, say, to study economics there, and with grief they passed / bought tests in half. And you won't be able to talk to them about your studies or future work— they're not interested in it,and there's nothing to say. This is why they go to work not in their specialty,but the easiest way is to get a job in a “restaurant”

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