First day for the rest of your life. Choosing where to start that first day

3 min readJul 13, 2021

Digitising the advice I repeat so I can automate myself. (This post is meant for students probably in college and lost about what to choose).

This article mostly covers the options for employment/ jobs. To my knowledge there is also the option of new trend of lying flat. Or the other option of marrying up (absolutely no experience, from what I’ve heard genetic lottery and looks plays a big role in this and I sadly I did not luck out in this area)

And yes, this is written in humorous sarcasm, if anything feels overly real and it triggers your anger instead of humor, might be a good time to revisit your job :)

Research/ Academia

This is likely the employment most students are most familiar with. (Given the close geographic proximity and contextual proximity)

KPI for research tends to be the number of papers published. Usefulness of the paper is not important(ie practicality for real world application). Citation of the paper is.

If you enjoy writing jargon that no one else can understand this is a perfect fit. Most of the time you don’t really need to deal with others, especially more technical disciplines like engineering/ science (most research is likely you and a computer for simulation)

For academia, you need proof that you have brains and patience by sucking up to a professor to sign off on your post graduate degree…




If you are enjoy a laugh at the expense of our corporate overlords, I hope my sense of humour is the cause