Ted: Becky, can you give a link to something of which you are particularly proud ... If you read her bio, you will find a link to the Arizona Republican Online. You can find here works in there, perhaps. Becky Pallack has been around for a couple of years, but she posts seldom. So, we have to take the monologues as they are.
Becky wrote: If I had to leave, I'd go back to school to study philosophy and then I'd teach at the junior college level, which is where I fell in love with philosophy. ... Or I'd start my own newspaper.Allow me to suggest that leaving your job as a reporter to become a college professor is not shrugging. Leaving your job as a reporter to drive a newspaper delivery truck is more like shrugging.
When I was taking classes towards an associate's degree in traffic management in the 1970s, my peers were in the traffic departments of industrial firms, or else working for the state regulators. When I graduated, I stayed out of that. I worked blue collar, temporary jobs, often in the free market for cash, showing small businesses how to set up shipping and receiving. When computering came along in the 1980s, I did that specifically because it was unregulated. When President Reagan's leadership saved the economy, I returned to the mainstream. I worked for GM, Ford, the DoD, NASA, Ameritech-SBT, Verizon, etc., etc., but always as a contractor, consultant or temporary. Following the Dot Com Meltdown and 9/11, I chose private security for my career. I finished an associate's in criminal justice and I can complete the bachelor's in the next semester or two. If I stay on track, I move into middle management with the largest private security firm in the world. If I were to shrug, I would remain a guard.
The point of shrugging is to deprive your oppressors of your intelligence.