A scientific path.

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Word count: 3265

Choice count: 75

Section count: 48

Image count: 48

Error count: 14

Field Related Analysis:

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Target Structure:

a foot in the door (1 match)

compensation package (1 match)

dead-end job (1 match)

drudgery (1 match)

HR (6 matches)

income (2 matches)

ins-and-outs (1 match)

internship (6 matches)

lack of (3 matches)

learn the ropes (1 match)

maddening (1 match)

misconduct (1 match)

mortgage (1 match)

office politics (1 match)

OJT (6 matches)

overtime (1 match)

perpetrator (1 match)

premium wage (1 match)

set aside (1 match)

straight A's (2 matches)

thoroughly (1 match)

time management (1 match)

trainee (2 matches)

vacant position (1 match)

wage (3 matches)

worthwhile (1 match)


A scientific path.

By Pierre5018 [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

It all started like this.

You are a student at Saint-Laurent College. You have been studying Pure and Applied science for 2 years. You have always dreamed to become and aerospace engineer, but you also like biology. The only university in Montreal that offers the opportunity to study aerospace is UDEM. However, it is very hard to get in this program because the R score requested to enter this program is extremely high and it is unlikely that you will have such a good R score. Biology on the other hand is offered at every university in Montreal and it is much more feasible. But if you really want to become an aerospace designer you have to move to Ontario to study at McMaster University because it is easier to get in their aerospace program.

Choice 1 : Go to McMaster University

Choice 2 : Stay in Montreal and study biology

Parihav at the English language Wikipedia [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons

An English environment.

You go to McMaster University and start studying aerospace engineering. You are very happy to be able to learn so much about aerospace but you find it hard to keep up with the teachers since they speak English and it is hard for you to fully understand what everyone is saying. You also have language anxiety and are afraid to talk to people and make new friends so you stay in your dorm and get bored. You miss your friends and you family and you start noticing that without you parents financial help you are struggling to pay the bills. You wonder if you should not come back to Montreal.

Choice 1 : Go back to Montreal.

Choice 2 : Hard work pays off !

Choice 3 : You take a break from school and use the remaining amount of money that you have to travel

Biology is really not that bad !

You decide to stay in Montreal and study biology at McGill University. Your first day at the university you find out that your best friend is in all your biology courses. You also find out that many of your high school friends are studying at McGill University. You end up having the best years of your life. But now 3 years later you graduate and need to find a job, however a degree in biology does not offer you so many opportunities you whether have to work in a lab or apply at a college to become a teacher there. You are worried and don't know what to do now that you have a degree in biology.

Choice 1 : You apply at Vanier College.

Choice 2 : You work in a lab for a minimum wage.

Choice 3 : You stay at your parents house and wait.

You miss Montreal but she does not !

When you go back to Montreal, all of your friends are busy with their lives and no one seems to remember you. Your best friend is studying linear algebra and you ex is making a survey on cells and human body. You end up depressed and alone in your parents basement.

Choice 1 : Start again.

So, lucky.

You stay at your parents house and the only thing you do is gambling, one day you win 1 million dollars.

Choice 1 : Start again.

By Docmh [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], from Wikimedia Commons

Hard work pays off !

You decide to stay at McMaster University. You make new friends and also start flirting with a girl in your physics course. 4 years later you graduate and become an engineer and the girl you were flirting with, is now you girlfriend for almost 3 years. After graduating, you have multiple enterprises that want you to work with them. You have the choice between two big aerospace companies Airbus and Boeing. However, if you decide to work For Airbus you will have to relocate to France.

Choice 1 : Move to France.

Choice 2 : Stay in Canada and work for Boeing

By Benh LIEU SONG [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

It is France or your girlfriend.

Your girlfriend doesn't want to move away from her homeland and she breaks up with you. You end up doing your dream job but with a broken heart. You understand that this job is not worthwhile and you decide to quit.

Choice 1 : Go back to Canada.

Choice 2 : Stay in France.

By Boeing [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons

A dream job and a wife !

You stayed in Canada with your girlfriend get an internship at Boeing. You learn all the ins-and-outs of the job and propose to your girlfriend, she says yes and you guys get married. You now have a wife and your dream job.

Choice 1 : start again.

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It was not the right time to travel.

You leave McMaster and make a trip to Italy. You end up loosing all your mind over a girl and also all you money.

Choice 1 : Find a job in Italy.

Choice 2 : Beg on the streets of Italy

Being a teacher is not easy at all.

You apply at Vanier College and they call you right back because there is a vacant position in the biology department. It takes you a few weeks to learn the ropes and become a good teacher. However, the office politics are bothering you a lot. The other teachers say you are giving straight A's to all the students. You end up getting contacted by the HR (human resources). They offer you to do OJT (on the job training) or to leave.

Choice 1 : You leave.

Choice 2 : Accept the OJT.

Next time make a good impression.

You leave Vanier College and try to apply at other colleges, but after the rumor that you are a bad teacher spread you can't find any job and end up homeless.

Choice 1 : Start again.

OJT is a nightmare.

You do the OJT. Even if you find it boring you don't loose patience and pass the OJT. After the OJT you continue working there as a teacher until you retire.

Choice 1 : Start again.

It is not a lab it is a jail !

You decide to work as a biologist for a minimum wage for a small lab in the city, you don't like it at all you feel it is a drudgery. You don't earn enough money to pay your mortgage and you end up losing the house you bought.

Choice 1 : Start again.

By Paul Lowry from New York, EEUU de A (Patsy's Pizzeria) [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

You work in a pizzeria now!

You lost all you money in Italy and decide to get a new job and live there. One of your new friends opens a new pizzeria and needs someone good with maths so that he can help rim run the business. He asks you to be that man and you agree. The pizzeria makes a huge income but yet you don't feel fulfilled. You want to be a scientist not a pizza guy.

Choice 1 : Try to find a job that involves science in Italy.

Choice 2 : Go back to McMaster University.

McMaster I missed you so much!

When you go back to McMaster University you are very happy that you got rid of the boring drive of the work At the pizzeria in Italy. You do your best in school and get straight A's. You get an internship at the Bombardier because of your good grades.

Choice 1 : Do not accept the internship.

Choice 2 : Accept the internship.

Bombardier is a Unique chance!

You refuse the internship that Bombardier offered you, but no other company want to offer you an internship you end up without a job.

Choice 1 : start again

Bombardier loves you !

You accept the internship that Bombardier offers you and you do not regret it because they offer you a permanent job there.

Choice 1 : Accept the position they offer.

Choice 2 : Refuse the position they offer.

By Jeangagnon [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Welcome to Bombardier.

You accept the job that bombardier offered you. After a few years you earn a premium wage because of your excellent job. Unfortunately your colleagues get jealous of you and they try to harm you. Indeed, one of your teammates accuses you of sexual harrassements and the HR calls you. They threaten to fire you and want to understand the nature of you misconduct. When you tell them that you are not the perpetrator they are confused and give you a leave of abscence until they make a background chek on you and decide who is telling the truth.

Choice 1 : Wait for their decision.

Choice 2 : You leave the company

Do not quit!

You are overwhelmed by the HR decision and take their doubts as an insult so you decide to quit. However you leave with a bad image and no one in the aerospace industry wants to hire you.

Choice 1 : start again.

Defend yourself !

You decide to wait and see what the HR ha to say. You do not quit because that would incriminate you even more. The HR calls you back and tells you that you are not going to fire you instead they are going to fire the liars who accused of such a thing.

Choice 1 : Continue working for Bombardier.

Choice 2 : Leave for an other company that won't doubt you.

Bombardier was not the best option.

After the lack of trust shown by the HR to you, you decide to leave Bombardier and go work with Pratt and Whitney. It is the best choice that you mad you feel accomplished and respected you work there until you retire and you manage to make enough money through overtime to set aside a huge amount of money that allows you to retire before 65 years old.

Choice 1 : Start again. ( the end )

Do not beg for money!

Begging on the streets for money was not the best Idea. Some drunk Italian guy killed you for no reason.

Choice 1 : Try again.

Bombardier? Impossible !

You tell your friends about the position that Bombardier is offering to you. One of your friends who is currently working for them deters you to work for them. He tells you that the tasks demanded there are maddening and that it is a dead-end job. You refuse bombardier offer.

Choice 1 : Look for a job at Pratt and Whitney.

Choice 2 : Take a year off and travel around the world.

By Amine.elbahij [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Love is outside Canada.

You travel to many countries. In one of them, Algeria, you find love and you decide to get married there and find a job as a teacher in one of Algeria's universities.

Choice 1 : The end. Start again.

PrattandWhitney Welcomes you !

You apply at Pratt and Whitney, they require that you to master quantum physics and nuclear chemistry. They also want you to start as a trainee even if you have work experience. You know that if you work for them you will retire with an amazing compensation package but you also know that the first years are really tough.

Choice 1 : Work for them.

Choice 2 : You refuse the job.

A huge mistake.

You refuse to work for Bombardier and Pratt and Whitney. You realise you made a huge mistake by saying no to two of the biggest aircraft companies in Canada. You decide to reapply at both companies. They both accept you.

Choice 1 : Work for Bombardier.

Choice 2 : Work for Pratt and Whitney.

Pratt and Whitney are looking for a specialist.

You decide to work for Pratt and Whitney but they want you to have a master in aerospace to help them to improve their product.

Choice 1 : Go back to college and get a master in aerospace.

Choice 2 : Refuse to sign a contract with Pratt and Whitney.

College when you're 28 years old.

You sign a contract with Pratt and Whitney and do you master in aerospace engineering while working for Pratt and Whitney. 2 years later you are done with your master and Pratt and Whitney offer you to become a supervisor.

Choice 1 : Become a supervisor.

Choice 2 : Refuse the promotion.

A supervisor is not a boss.

You accept the promotion and think that you are a boss now. But you are so wrong you make a little bit more money but you responsibilities are huge and people aren't always obeying you, you still need to earn everyone's respect.

Choice 1 : Pay for everyone's dinner.

Choice 2 : start firing people.

Choice 3 : Talk to everyone and address the situation in a calm and respectful manner

Money can't buy respect.

You invite everyone to dinner and pay for everyone. You expect respect in return but no one seems to care and they are still not considering you as their new boss.

Choice 1 : Tell the big boss about the situation.

Choice 2 : Quit your supervisor position.

The big Boss is mad at you.

You tell your boss about the situation and he gets mad at you, he reminds you that it is of your responsibility to take care of time management and team management.

Choice 1 : You are fired start again.

Now you have to obey the new supervisor.

After you quit your position as supervisor, you go back to doing your first job at Pratt and Whitney. You are treated like a trainee and have to do everything you are told without ever again participating to important decisions.

Choice 1 : Fight back to retrieve your position as head of the team.

Choice 2 : Continue doing the same job for the rest of your life.


You keep on doing the same job over and over at Pratt and Whitney, and you make a burnout. This job is a dead-end you don't get to see the bigger picture and it is frustrating you as a young man aspiring to become a relevant engineer.

Choice 1 : start again.

Don't let go !

You decide to fight for your happiness and your dream, you work hard every single day even the weekends. Fortunately Hard work pays off and your Big Boss gives you a second chance to be ahead of the production team. You learned from your past mistakes and are now aiming to become one of the best supervisors of Pratt and Whitney.

Choice 1 : End. Start again.

Hate breeds Hatred!

You are frustrated with the lack of respect in your team so you start firing everyone who doesn't follow your orders Which lead to a huge petition against you. The information that you are firing a lot of employees gets to the Big Boss who wants you to solve this issue as soon as possible.

Choice 1 : Keep on firing all the team members.

Choice 2 : Apologize to your crew and try to solve the issue respectfuly.

You are the one getting fired now.

You keep on firing people and the Big boss end up firing you.

Choice 1 : start again.


You present your apologies to the team. Your colleagues appreciate your apologies and give you credit for you hard work.You are now surrounded by a supporting team that is going to help you achieve your rocket scientist dreams.

Choice 1 : start again. (Happy ending)

Communication is the key.

You decide to address the issue to the team. You talk to everyone privately and get to to know everyone a little bit more. By doing this you are able to earn everyone's respect and enable anyone to hate you. You do an excellent job as team supervisor so the Boss gives your the opportunity to become vice president of Pratt and Whitney.

Choice 1 : Become vice-president.

Choice 2 : Refuse your big boss offer.

How it feels to be on top of the world.

You become Vice president of Pratt and Whitney and has a foot in the door of future management of the company you feel so blessed and happy which gives you even more energy to dedicate your time to things that will have a significant impact on the future of aerospace. You are accomplishing your childhood dream.

Choice 1 : start again.

You don't need to be on top to be important!

You refuse the vice president position and keep on working hard every day with your team. 2 years later you and your team find a way to make an airplane that can go 1500 km per hour without risking the passengers seats. You are about to be millionaire with this amazing Idea but Pratt and Whitney want to take all the credit.

Choice 1 : Quit Pratt and Whitney and Start your own business.

Choice 2 : Make an agreement with Pratt and Whitney.

Choice 3 : Publish your study on the internet.

Choice 4 : Change company and go with the rival Bombardier.

You quit you loose.

You and your team decided to quit and found your own business. It won't take you long to understand that this was a bad idea. You end up never achieving your project because of a low budget.

Choice 1 : start again.

Learn how to deal.

With the help of a lawyer you pressure Pratt and Whitney to sign a 50-50 % contract with you and your team. You tell your company that your project is revolutionary and that you deserve at least 50% of the income generated by this project. They accept and end up being one of the big bosses of Pratt and Whitney.

Choice 1 : start again.

Don't rush things up.

You are too exited about your new discovery so You go on the internet and publish your study on your personal blog. Someone takes your study and develop a new protocol that will earn him millions and fame, you don't get any credit because your Blog had no copy rights.

Choice 1 : start again.

Next time think twice before you act.

After you hear That Pratt and Whitney wants to take your project without giving you all the credits, It infuriates you and make you go sell your new discovery to the rival Boeing. You don't take time to thoroughly analyse the situation And you end up being pursued by Pratt and Whitney because it is against the contract you signed with them when you were employed to share information from inside the company to a rival.

Choice 1 : start again.

Maybe France wasn't a bad idea.

When you come back to Canada you hope to get your girlfriend back but instead you find out she is dating another man. You end up depressed and can't find a job.

Choice 1 : Start again.

France is the city of love really !

You fell in love in France and forget about your last girlfriend you end up getting a promotion at Airbus because you are excellent with Catia and Autocad. You marry your new girlfriend and have babies.

Choice 1 : Start again.

You need a degree.

You try to find a job as scientist in Italy to this way you can live in a charming country and do your what you like, science. The problem is that no enterprise wants to hire someone without a degree.

Write a choice here.

You can not refuse.

You refuse to go back to college so Pratt and Whitney do not hire you. You can't find a job because of the lack of experience, You missed your chance to work for a big aerospace company.

Choice 1 : Start again.

The End.