posted on Dec, 11 2011 @ 05:52 PM
reply to post by apacheman
Apacheman you are exactly right, and I will give you an example= After 20 years out of highschool I went back to college. I got as far as my
associates degree, and a few hours into my bach. when I ran out of money to finish any farther, but I figured what the he** an associates ought to
raise my salary quite a bit. So I started applying for jobs requiring an associates degree, and was called for an interview at a local university.
When I say local don't get me wrong this is a college that is a state college with campuses all over the country reciprical agreements with other
states, and has football and basket ball teams that are often in the running for bowl games etc. Its a BIG college. coincidentally, it also has one of
the highest tuition rates in the U.S.
So I go in to interview, it goes well, they ask about my degree, I tell them what it is, and then ask if they need copies of my transcripts, here was
the response: " No we really don't, we don't consider a college degree to be adequate training for work at this institution".
I was floored, all of that money wasted when I could have walked in the door months earlier, and gotten the job with a highschool diploma without
wasting the money to get the degree.
The worst part of the whole thing was the job was with the same University where I got the degree. And, even worse it was a teaching position where I
was to be molding the young minds of the future
You tell me its not all a money game, and I might believe you, might being the optimum word.
edit on 11-12-2011 by Rossa because: Just because