A recent Wall Street Journal survey suggests that career satisfaction depends on intellectual stimulation, strong job security, a high level of autonomy, and direct contact with customers or clients.

A quick poll of the editorial staff here shows that reporting and editing jobs score high on all four points. Intellectual stimulation? You bet. Autonomy? Reporters work pretty much on their own, and they also get plenty of "extensive, direct contact" with people. As for job security? Among us, we average 10 years on the job.

But you may be chafing at the bit. We polled colleges and came up with some intriguing career-change examples. See page 38.

Continuing education students are pictured on the cover, clockwise from the top: DeVry’s new program in biomedical engineering includes, from left, student Emad Badawi, professor Eric Addeo, student Sanusi Kamara, and lab coordinator Tinu Patel. LaSalle instructor Ray Halnon (right) with students Valerie Bardley and Thomas Lennon. A Mercer County Community College continuing education class. Berkel Training Institute’s Emma Hall, center, with her phlebotomy students.

Thursday Reception

ALL ARE WELCOME to our Summer Fiction reception at Tre Piani restaurant in Princeton Forrestal Village on Thursday, August 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. See page 49.

To the Editor

YOUR REVIEW OF "Twelfth Night" (August 9) perpetuates the fraud that the Princeton Rep Shakespeare Festival is free. It is not.

Their program states that it is the only free professional Shakespeare company in New Jersey. Not so.

Upon approaching the box office you see a sign that states the $10 contribution expected fee. Not "accepted" but "expected."

Two years ago we saw a family of five leave because of that sign. This year I complained and was told this is how it is done in London. London?

Princeton Rep can charge whatever they think is a fair price. However, to promote "free," when obviously they expect you to pay, is a joke.

Phil Weinstein

Kendall Park

I APOLOGIZE to Mr. Weinstein if he was under an erroneous impression. Many of the attendees from the Princeton area think we receive financial support from the Borough or the Township. We do not. That’s why we made this sign, to tell people we are not getting support.

Our sign says: "The Shakespeare Festival may be free, but these are professional productions so all actors, designers, and technicians are paid. Princeton Rep suggests a $10 donation per adult. Thank you."

We appreciate all the donations made by members of our audience who can afford to make a donation. However, we have never turned away anyone who does not wish to make a donation. We are committed to keeping this professional Actors Equity company free for those who do not have economic access to the arts.

Victoria Liberatori

Producing Artistic Director Princeton Rep Shakespeare Festival

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