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Old 04-15-2014, 05:27 PM   #6781
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Welcome to the world of accountants and lawyers. There's a reason we're required to take continuing education classes every year to keep our licenses. Not to mention the $200+ books on our shelves that go obsolete in just a couple of years...

Have you been asked to teach any classes yet? I don't think I'll mind taking the classes, I just don't want to teach any. One teacher mentioned that you could be teaching classes on stuff within about 5 years or so of starting out in a big company. He worked for one of the bigger accounting firms though.

I feel you on the books, but lucky enough for me a couple of them were used for multiple classes, so I think I've only got 2 actual books, and 2 more that were binder style (so you know those don't contain anything permanent). I think the info in the 2 hardcover books will prove useful for quite some time since it's not really stuff that changes all that often (cost accounting at least anyway).
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Old 04-15-2014, 05:29 PM   #6782
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Is the planet waves strobe tuner pedal any good? thomann seems to be blowing it out for £35 which compares pretty favourably to what i'd have to pay for any other fairly accurate/strobe tuner (double for the kork pitchblack+, triple (at least) for the turbo tuner). any known problems or flaws with it?


If it's Planet Waves and they've marked it down that much I'd say get it. Their stuff holds up well in my experience. I've had one planet waves cable since I started playing and it's still working, though I have the feeling its on its last legs...still, 7 years isn't bad for a $30 cable.
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:08 PM   #6783
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Welcome to the world of accountants and lawyers. There's a reason we're required to take continuing education classes every year to keep our licenses. Not to mention the $200+ books on our shelves that go obsolete in just a couple of years...


Yea, my dad was always bitching about the continuing education stuff. Gonna have to do that for EE too once I graduate. I think it's 15 hours/year for us. Or you can teach one class. A lot of the profs for blow off classes at my school are professional engineers that don't want to do the continuing education part, so figure they might as well get paid and teach one class instead.
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:12 PM   #6784
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I feel like it is important with EE. I'm in solar and the whole power industry is run by dinosaurs who think electricity can only be generated by rotating machines. Can't wait till those ****ers retire.

Then there are the dinosaurs on the standards commitee who come up with some seriously weird shit. in a fight with them now to change some DC switch rating standards. Stupid old number crunchers.
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:00 PM   #6785
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Have you been asked to teach any classes yet? I don't think I'll mind taking the classes, I just don't want to teach any. One teacher mentioned that you could be teaching classes on stuff within about 5 years or so of starting out in a big company. He worked for one of the bigger accounting firms though.

Nah, and I wouldn't want to.

I come from a family with a lot of teachers, and IMHO, it takes more than just knowing your stuff cold to be a good teacher...and I don't think I have it.

I almost wound up co-writing a book, though...
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:07 PM   #6786
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yeah, cold knowledge is a good base to start with, but you gotta know how to convey it in an engaging way. you also have to take an astronomical number of other factors into consideration. #studentteacherlyfe
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:12 PM   #6787
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Speaking of teaching, I was approached to tutor a couple classes for the school next fall/spring. Pay is okay ($15/hour), but hours suck dick. It's 3-4 hours/day, 4 days/week, all in the middle of the day so it kinda precludes having any other source of income, and only 12-16 hours of work/week.
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Old 04-16-2014, 01:11 AM   #6788
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Speaking of teaching, I was approached to tutor a couple classes for the school next fall/spring. Pay is okay ($15/hour), but hours suck dick. It's 3-4 hours/day, 4 days/week, all in the middle of the day so it kinda precludes having any other source of income, and only 12-16 hours of work/week.


finally Australia wins!

people doing that kinda work around here can get like $40-60/hr.. parents are idiots.
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finally Australia wins!

people doing that kinda work around here can get like $40-60/hr.. parents are idiots.

Private tutors can get that around here, but it sounds like Matt would be employed by the college for this. Still, makes me sad cause that's not much less than what I make at my full time job, and I already have a degree
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Old 04-16-2014, 02:17 AM   #6790
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Yeah what Matt is probably talking about is a teacher's aid/tutor/assistant for in-class help only. I used to have them in my engineering courses; they were just there so that if we were working problems or what not that everyone who needed help could get it.

$15/hr is actually pretty good for a campus job, I make $15/hr at my part-time office job outside of school I guess they offset that high wage rate with low hours though. Now if you go out on your own, outside of the university, and tutor to just whoever requires your services, then you're talking good money. People will pay outrageous prices to help them not procrastinate.
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:40 AM   #6791
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Lab demonstrators and tutors here can get paid easily $50/h.
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:53 AM   #6792
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^ I think I got £9 or so Admittedly that was a while back. But still.

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If it's Planet Waves and they've marked it down that much I'd say get it. Their stuff holds up well in my experience. I've had one planet waves cable since I started playing and it's still working, though I have the feeling its on its last legs...still, 7 years isn't bad for a $30 cable.


yeah i was working on the basis that it's cheap enough to take a chance. the fact the "good" ones are so dear (and not exactly the most exciting guitar-related purchase) is what's been putting me off for so long, and this is kind of a way round it. even if it's not as good as the turbo tuner (and assuming it doesn't have some fatal flaw which i'm unaware of, or breaks if i look at it funny), it's bound to be better than what i already have

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Old 04-16-2014, 12:03 PM   #6793
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Lab demonstrators and tutors here can get paid easily $50/h.

Professors get paid like half that here...
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Old 04-16-2014, 12:56 PM   #6794
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I get paid around $50 an hour to lab demonstrate by my Uni Though to be fair, that's barely enough for me to afford gruel and water, let alone petrol to get to and from the job. And don't even think about renting anywhere.
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I get paid around $50 an hour to lab demonstrate by my Uni Though to be fair, that's barely enough for me to afford gruel and water, let alone petrol to get to and from the job. And don't even think about renting anywhere.

Man, if I could get paid that much money to teach, I'll quite my job this instance and go apply for a license.
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Old 04-16-2014, 02:49 PM   #6796
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Man, if I could get paid that much money to teach, I'll quite my job this instance and go apply for a license.


Our local community college pays $40-$60 per contact hour for adjunct faculty, depending on discipline.

I get an email 3-4 times a year wanting me to come teach, and I'd like to if I had more time.

Don't even need a teaching certificate, just a relevant degree and experience.
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Old 04-16-2014, 04:30 PM   #6797
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Our local community college pays $40-$60 per contact hour for adjunct faculty, depending on discipline.

I get an email 3-4 times a year wanting me to come teach, and I'd like to if I had more time.

Don't even need a teaching certificate, just a relevant degree and experience.

The problem with adjunct teaching is it's part-time and you get no benefits.

The head of the department I graduated had offered me an adjunct position before I graduated, which I'd still honestly love to do... but I wouldn't be able to live off of teaching 1-2 classes a week. If it was a full-time position, I'd be all for it...
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:24 PM   #6798
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I get paid around $50 an hour to lab demonstrate by my Uni Though to be fair, that's barely enough for me to afford gruel and water, let alone petrol to get to and from the job. And don't even think about renting anywhere.

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Not many hours, then?
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The problem with adjunct teaching is it's part-time and you get no benefits.

The head of the department I graduated had offered me an adjunct position before I graduated, which I'd still honestly love to do... but I wouldn't be able to live off of teaching 1-2 classes a week. If it was a full-time position, I'd be all for it...


They told me I could teach up to 5...don't even have time for 1
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They told me I could teach up to 5...don't even have time for 1

Whaaaat. How is that adjunct? Lol
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