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A WASTED EDUCATION - THE POLITICS OF GETTING A JOB IN DC

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A WASTED EDUCATION

THE POLITICS OF GETTING A JOB IN DC

 

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About 50% of all American college graduates will never get a job in the field of their educational training and will never make the really good $$$$ throughout their career life they were told they would if they just get a college education.

 

The reason the foregoing is true and may also be why America is slowly but surely falling behind parts of Asia, Europe and parts of South America is because too often jobs are not given based upon your educational or vocational record but based upon cronyism.

 

The sad truth is, America and its crony system is destroying the competitive edge the United States once had over every country in the world.

 

Often you see ads on TV (Kaplan) to further your education so you can move up in the business world. Well very few people do after wasting their money on these programs because unless you are connected, your degree isn't going to take you very far unless your degree is in the health care or legal arenas and even then, the politics of cronyism comes into play.

 

Look at DC government for example. DC Mayor Adrian Fenty is warding jobs not based upon educational or vocational accomplishments but upon cronyism.

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A WASTED EDUCATION

THE POLITICS OF GETTING A JOB IN DC

 

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About 50% of all American college graduates will never get a job in the field of their educational training and will never make the really good $$$$ throughout their career life they were told they would if they just get a college education.

 

The reason the foregoing is true and may also be why America is slowly but surely falling behind parts of Asia, Europe and parts of South America is because too often jobs are not given based upon your educational or vocational record but based upon cronyism.

 

The sad truth is, America and its crony system is destroying the competitive edge the United States once had over every country in the world.

 

Often you see ads on TV (Kaplan) to further your education so you can move up in the business world. Well very few people do after wasting their money on these programs because unless you are connected, your degree isn't going to take you very far unless your degree is in the health care or legal arenas and even then, the politics of cronyism comes into play.

 

Look at DC government for example. DC Mayor Adrian Fenty is warding jobs not based upon educational or vocational accomplishments but upon cronyism.

I will have to agree that there is cronyism in the work place, and discrimination from those in the HR Departments.

 

Here are a few people you may find interesting as some dropped out of school, or started college then dropped out.

 

Henry Ford-Left home at 16, then later started Ford Motor Company.

 

Walt Disney-Dropped out at 16, and we are all aware of the Disney Corporation.

 

Debbi Fields-No business experience started Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chippery.

 

But my all time favorite is Milton Hershey-Founder of Hershey's Milk Chocolate had only a forth grade education. Hershey's was the first nationally marketed chocolate, he also focused on have a good community for his workers.

 

Having a large formal education does not make you better, or guarantee a well paying position. What does is the entrepreneurial spirit and self drive of the individual who wants to get ahead.

 

There are probably well connected individuals out there as well who are total jerks, and who wants a jerk around even a well connected one?

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FORBES MAGAZINE said of the 200 richest people in the world, less that 5 of them had a college education!

 

I will have to agree that there is cronyism in the work place, and discrimination from those in the HR Departments.

 

Here are a few people you may find interesting as some dropped out of school, or started college then dropped out.

 

Henry Ford-Left home at 16, then later started Ford Motor Company.

 

Walt Disney-Dropped out at 16, and we are all aware of the Disney Corporation.

 

Debbi Fields-No business experience started Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chippery.

 

But my all time favorite is Milton Hershey-Founder of Hershey's Milk Chocolate had only a forth grade education. Hershey's was the first nationally marketed chocolate, he also focused on have a good community for his workers.

 

Having a large formal education does not make you better, or guarantee a well paying position. What does is the entrepreneurial spirit and self drive of the individual who wants to get ahead.

 

There are probably well connected individuals out there as well who are total jerks, and who wants a jerk around even a well connected one?

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FORBES MAGAZINE said of the 200 richest people in the world, less that 5 of them had a college education!

In actuality if a person is self motivated they can accomplish anything they set their minds to.

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Amen at that.

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In actuality if a person is self motivated they can accomplish anything they set their minds to.

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