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originally posted by: Aazadan
originally posted by: Edumakated
A big problem is that socially and culturally, we look down on non-professional jobs. Every parent wants their kid to be in some white collar profession. That is why the emphasis on college, even for kids who clearly don't have the aptitude for it.
Because those are the only jobs that have a future. At the company I work for, on the products we make that actually deliver a substantial profit, to be a repair technician you need a phd in biology or chemistry at a minimum. The same holds true for being a factory worker.
Knowing how to do the regular tech work to service a machine is considered a totally irrelevant skill that anybody with two brain cells can learn. We would instead rather hire people who know what the machine is actually doing.
originally posted by: toysforadults
a reply to: Aazadan
I agree, the biggest problem we have is people accepting less, we don't need unions for leverage we need to decide on core principles and adhere to them