I disagree with the advice that Penelope Trunk gave here: Yes, the woman should go be an electrician, instead of an anthropology major working in a dead-end job. We actually need electricians more than we need anthropology majors. Hell, we need ditch-diggers more than we need anthropology majors. And don’t get me started on the academic disciplines that anthropology majors sneer at.
Mind you, there’s probably a really good reason that the advice-seeker’s dad doesn’t want her working for him. But the general principle is sound.
Moe Lane, English major (so, yeah, actually I do know all about majoring in something useless)