At 19:26 04/05/2003 +0100, David C wrote:
>The fact is that we lose valuable people every year as they
>grow out of the thrill of living in a tent in a field and realise they
>better get a proper job.
However we also need to bear in mind that the idea of following one career
for life is no longer something we can take for granted so archaeology is
far from unique in this respect. It's highly likely that some would leave
the profession regardless of the level of pay simply because they would
decide the time had come to do something else.
Good people are also lost each year to accountancy because they decide it's
incredibly boring and go off to open up potters workshops in Pembrokeshire,
volunteer for VSO, retrain as social workers, do archaeology degrees or