Every profession has its inside humor. .re: masterskrain.When I was at Oregon Tech, the joke was “what does a B.A. graduate say to a B.S. graduate: do you want fries with that?”.There were actually good jobs to be had then in the sciences and engineering. I worked in engineering after graduating. That was just before Clinton and the 103rd congress cut 80% of infrastructure spending, shunting it to programs for “protected classes” as they are called, in order to buy votes. .It was also before the 103rd Congress passed NAFTA, the WTO, and a number of other “free trade” laws that gutted our industrial sector, thus eliminating 11 million manufacturing jobs, and an estimated 44 million jobs that depended upon the manufacturing. .In 1990, the statistics for jobs upon graduation from oregon’s universities went: 30% for UofO, 70% for OSU, and 95%to 98% for Oregon Tech’s programs. .While it was not executive order nor the 103rd congress, Clinton on his own initiative changed the way the Feds hired. In 1992, if one had a white male and a woman or minority as the two top candidates for a job, one hired the protected class. Clinton changed it to waiving qualifications for the protected class..As a result, there are not that many left in Federal Civil Service that have the required degree for their job. Engineers without engineering degrees, scientists without a B.S., etc. 70% of Civil Service is female and it’s now common to have entire offices where little work is done because no one knows how.