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To: Kaslin

Anyone that’s still bent on persuing a higher degree is a Useful Idiot unless they’re learning a trade. I’ll even throw lawyers in there for good measure, LOL!


4 posted on 02/23/2013 7:14:57 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Anyone that’s still bent on persuing a higher degree is a Useful Idiot unless they’re learning a trade. I’ll even throw lawyers in there for good measure, LOL!

Hate to say it, but you're right. At the risk of being called a useful idiot, I went back to school in my early to mid forties to complete a BA and then a Masters Degree.

I should've stopped at the BA. The extra expense that I paid out of my own pocket to earn my Masters has not translated to higher earning potential in my field. In fact, if I were to lose my job today I'd probably have to hide the fact I have a Masters to be considered for a position in my field. As I've been "passively" looking the last year, I've heard "over-qualified" enough times to know it's time to dumb-down my resume.

I can remember a time in our economy when having a college degree or a Masters was a virtual guarantee of employment. Not so much anymore.

9 posted on 02/23/2013 9:29:00 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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