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My pizza delivery guy has a masters degree.

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Only in the Obama economy...



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Ghandi wrote:http://economy.money.cnn.com/2013/01/28/overeducated-and-underemployed/?source=cnn_bin

My pizza delivery guy has a masters degree.

They make sure the undocumented worker doesn't deliver to Ghandi's place.

Out of curiosity, is his degree in Philosophy?

PACEDOG#1 wrote:Only in the Obama economy...

That is actually not true, PD. Many friends of mine with Bachelors and Masters degrees during the George H.W. Bush administration were grossly underemployed. Most of them had to take jobs at a "call center" at barely above minimum wage and others found whatever work they could find -- also minimum wage or barely above -- just to make ends meet, some of whom had families and had to work two jobs in order to support themselves.

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Ghandi wrote:http://economy.money.cnn.com/2013/01/28/overeducated-and-underemployed/?source=cnn_bin

My pizza delivery guy has a masters degree.

I hope you tip him well, g. :]

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Ghandi wrote:http://economy.money.cnn.com/2013/01/28/overeducated-and-underemployed/?source=cnn_bin

My pizza delivery guy has a masters degree.

They make sure the undocumented worker doesn't deliver to Ghandi's place.

Out of curiosity, is his degree in Philosophy?

It's funny... that was my first thought as well. I've a handful of friends with degrees in Philosophy and most of them have had a difficult time finding work in their field of choice. My old Production Manager at one of the wind manufacturing businesses I worked for in the past has a dual degree in Philosophy and Psychology and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering. VERY interesting guy!

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1 out of every 7 taxi drivers is a college graduate.

The other 6 are retired Navy chiefs.

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Ghandi wrote:http://economy.money.cnn.com/2013/01/28/overeducated-and-underemployed/?source=cnn_bin

My pizza delivery guy has a masters degree.

They make sure the undocumented worker doesn't deliver to Ghandi's place.

Out of curiosity, is his degree in Philosophy?

It's funny... that was my first thought as well. I've a handful of friends with degrees in Philosophy and most of them have had a difficult time finding work in their field of choice. My old Production Manager at one of the wind manufacturing businesses I worked for in the past has a dual degree in Philosophy and Psychology and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering. VERY interesting guy!

I bet he is an interesting guy!

My daughter attends a liberals arts college. My husband received his bachelor's degree from an engineering school. At hubby's school, there were some electives required but he delved right into science, math and engineering courses in his freshmen year. It was not the kind of course schedule where he took mostly English/History/Humanities courses for the first year or two. During her freshmen year, our daughter told us about some of her assignments/papers and hubby could not understand the point of a lot of it. Especially the part where we paid a lot of money for what he thought were pretty much useless courses. Suspect

It takes all kinds of different people with different talents to make this world interesting......but I bet your old Manager did not get his job because of his Philosophy and Psychology degrees?

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hallmarkgrad wrote:1 out of every 7 taxi drivers is a college graduate.

The other 6 are retired Navy chiefs.

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I bet he is an interesting guy!

My daughter attends a liberals arts college. My husband received his bachelor's degree from an engineering school. At hubby's school, there were some electives required but he delved right into science, math and engineering courses in his freshmen year. It was not the kind of course schedule where he took mostly English/History/Humanities courses for the first year or two. During her freshmen year, our daughter told us about some of her assignments/papers and hubby could not understand the point of a lot of it. Especially the part where we paid a lot of money for what he thought were pretty much useless courses. Suspect

It takes all kinds of different people with different talents to make this world interesting......but I bet your old Manager did not get his job because of his Philosophy and Psychology degrees?

I had to take a lot of courses that I thought were useless at the time, but have really come in handy later in life, so as the saying goes, "Hindsight is 20/20," or sumpin' like that :]. The courses I thought were totally useless and ridiculous, I submitted the paperwork to substitute for other -- usually higher-lever, some graduate-level -- courses. I've never regretted that, and many or most of them went toward my eventually earning two Minors, one in Geology, the other in Mathematics.

No, you are absolutely correct, my old Production Manager surely did not get his job because of his degrees in Philosophy and Psychology. However, he used his background in Psychology every single day in dealing with managing +/-500 people. Psych was one of my areas of study in my degree (other two were Mathematics and Geology), and I also learned a lot regarding insight into why people do some of the things they do in certain situations, reading people better and how to deal with certain personality-types, among other interesting things.

Were I to have the opportunity to do it all over again, I would pursue my passion and earn a degree in Mechanical Engineering. But, I'm happy with what I ended up with... it has served me pretty well.

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I'm skeptical of the 1 out of every 7 taxi drivers is a college graduate. Where did these numbers come from? Many employers are not all that interested in what a degree is in. To many employers having a degree is simply an indicator of an applicant's ability to learn. Having a Masters Degree is more job specific and having a Doctorate / PHD is usually an indicator of a high area of interest, or ones resistance or fear of leaving the academic setting.

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Slicef18 wrote:I'm skeptical of the 1 out of every 7 taxi drivers is a college graduate. Where did these numbers come from? Many employers are not all that interested in what a degree is in. To many employers having a degree is simply an indicator of an applicant's ability to learn. Having a Masters Degree is more job specific and having a Doctorate / PHD is usually an indicator of a high area of interest, or ones resistance or fear of leaving the academic setting.

Well spoken, sir...

I got my gig with General Electric as a Safety Manager with a political science degree. The only things I knew about safety back then was (A) how to spell OSHA & (B) getting hurt at work sucks for everyone involved. I'll be damned if it didn't turn into a very well-compensated career path...

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Well spoken, sir...

I got my gig with General Electric as a Safety Manager with a political science degree. The only things I knew about safety back then was (A) how to spell OSHA & (B) getting hurt at work sucks for everyone involved. I'll be damned if it didn't turn into a very well-compensated career path...

I agree that in most fields, most places don't care what your degree is in so long as you have one, these days. They're far more interested in your work experience and accomplishments for your past employers.

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Ghandi wrote:http://economy.money.cnn.com/2013/01/28/overeducated-and-underemployed/?source=cnn_bin

My pizza delivery guy has a masters degree.

During the Bush years, everyone was at least an "associate"....poor kids with too many student loans.

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