Sometimes, I feel like such a snob. I get upset when I heard about DARS finding an Aspie a job at a local store stocking shelves. I don’t consider a minimum wage job at something that would bore most Aspies to death a successful job placement. This makes me feel like a snob, because i know a lot of good people who work at grocery stores, department stores, etc… and this jobs are important to all of us. However, is it wrong for me to want my son to have a career that allows him to pursue his passions (art and literature), especially after he worked so hard to earn a BA and an MA for which we are still paying. Wouldn’t most parents hope for a promising career after their child finished college. And then again, I know many college graduates that have settled for much less than their qualifications in order to survive in our current economy. I think my mindset is still stuck in the 80’s when even non-degreed jobs paid a reasonable living. In fact, my husband and I never completed our college degrees, both started out at the bottom and were able to work up to decent living wages. This just doesn’t seem to be the world we live in anymore.