News in Conservation, October 2014
Welcome to Issue 44 of News in Conservation.
Whatever our profession, we have all experienced moments of dissatisfaction linked to its financial aspects, career opportunities (or lack thereof) or other reasons linked to our personal circumstances. Lately though, I had noticed a trend that puzzled me: dissatisfaction with the profession from people that hadn’t even entered it fully yet. On more than one occasion I witnessed discontent from emerging professionals and students aimed at the difficulties in landing their first paid job: conservators stuck in a whirlwind of countless unpaid ‘collaborations’ that would eventually enhance their CV and help them toward their goal, but meanwhile worried about their monthly bills and mounting student debts.