If I could live my life over again...

Discussion in 'Online & DL Teaching' started by LadyExecutive, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. Steve Levicoff

    Steve Levicoff Well-Known Member

    I, too, have just re-read the original post from December 13, 2018. I also took notice that the last time Lady Executive was on this forum was December 18, 2013. (Get it? After posting the original message, she never came back.)

    On re-reading, two things strike me. First, what kind of idiot would title her book in process From Bossholes to Great Boss? We do not know whether this is a book to which a publisher has committed, or whether it will be yet another self-published piece of tripe.

    Second, at this stage of the game, the post reads like a major whine. She got screwed by a for-profit by earning what would become a doctorate du jour, but in the end, of course, she screwed herself.
  2. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Hey, Johann! Why don't you come visit the Desert Southwest? It's been sunny and warm here. Give yourself a chance to thaw out a bit and I'll throw in some hot green chile!
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  3. dlbb

    dlbb Active Member

    Very much agreed. Unfortunately some people on these boards are well-intentioned, but their advice may lead people to poor choices that cause them regret, or in this case significant regret.
  4. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

    I think Bossholes is a play on words...it is attention getting , so it may just sell a few more books.
    For Argosy, it is difficult not to be emphatic or even syspathic of her plight. For me, this gave us more reasons to have more people speaking from the heart. It may be unpleasant but it may save some people like LadyE some heartache. I think LadyE is an intelligent person, so this may go to show not only naive people make this kind of mistakes.
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  5. dlbb

    dlbb Active Member

    Well said.
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  6. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Nosborne! What a nice offer! The Southwest is somewhere I'd really like to see. Especially (but by no means limited to) Navajo country. However (sigh) I'm a real homebody nowadays, alas. Nothing to do with money - I could buy a plane ticket etc - I just don't. Haven't even renewed my passport in about 50 years. Hey, I bet your green chile is fantastic! I learned to make Navajo fry bread recently. Many Southwesterners like to put toppings on that, taco-style - and the green chile would sure add to it nicely. For the foreseeable, I get my Southwestern fix from Tony (and Anne) Hillerman books. And I get my Louisiana fix from my zydeco records and James Lee Burke's Det. Dave Robicheaux novels.

    Sent you a PM about something you may remember me talking about - that I have finally managed to do here. Thanks loads for thinking of me.

  7. LadyExecutive

    LadyExecutive Member

    Actually, I am not blaming Argosy at all and to be frank, I didn't specifically want a career in academics, either. After organizations failed to take my Argosy degree seriously, I thought that maybe academia might have been more accepting and forgiving, if you will. As for blaming Argosy, I thought the good people here and those who will come here looking for information about degree choices and best schools, might find my story helpful as they make their decision. No other intent.
  8. LadyExecutive

    LadyExecutive Member

    I'm not selling my sad story. I am merely posting my experience and being frank about it. The idea is to caution those who are still deciding which degree path to take, to think long and hard about job prospects, as well as the other variables that brought them to include an institution in their list of possibles. This poster is being awfully presumptuous, by listing a list of reasons why 'most' adult students elect to attend institutions like Argosy University. None on the list applies to me. One last thing, a person can be motivated until the cows come home, and if the person's skillset isn't in demand, it just isn't in demand. I ended up starting my own company.
  9. LadyExecutive

    LadyExecutive Member

    I didn't come back because I had illness in my family, and eventually a death. But, WOW! I can't believe you called me an idiot and decided I was an idiot because you didn't like the title of my book. There are people on this forum who I've met and forged a relationship with (and continue to be friends with) for many years. Ask them if I am an idiot. Regardless of what you call me, though, at least I am a mature and would never resort to leveling personal attacks to anyone in a professional forum like this. Name calling is juvenile. Grow up! The rest of your rant is too stupid to even respond to.
  10. Steve Levicoff

    Steve Levicoff Well-Known Member

    Whoa . . . First, it's nice to see you back, Shay. Even though your post has sooooooo many misplaced prepositions and grammatical glitches that it makes you look either angry or drunk when you wrote it. Seriously, I remember you as a good writer, and the above paragraph isn't even close to your usual quality.

    I'd write more detailed response, but I have to run out and buy some cheese . . . since you're obviously not yet out of whine. Now that you have necromanced your own thread to continue the whine, I'm looking forward to some quality entertainment.
  11. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    I've seen a person with an Argosy doctorate wind up as a resident hospital psychologist--a very competitive, tough spot to get--earning an excellent living. Getting into college instruction is competitive and tough as well, much tougher coming from an online program, even tougher from a notorious for-profit (maybe equally as tough if it's unknown), and nearly impossible from an NA school of any kind. Still, people have managed to do it in all of those situations, and there have even been people with no degree at all who've done it. The major you pick matters, and the value you add to that degree matters above all else when you're not coming from a top school.

    All of that being said, most people who get a degree aren't looking to be college professors, so the worry that surrounds it here is usually overblown and not applicable to the career paths of the majority, it's only magnified here because of the forum type.

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