Jeff Danziger by Jeff Danziger

Jeff Danziger

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  1. Ransom D Stone

    Ransom D Stone said, over 2 years ago

    Capitalism at it’s best.

  2. ivison.bedard

    ivison.bedard said, over 2 years ago

    this would be funny if it wasn’t so commonly real.

  3. exturk

    exturk said, over 2 years ago

    @ivison.bedard

    Amen!
    I graduated Dec 61 with a BSEE degree, and the only ones that would talk to me (being 1A draft eligible) were military recruiters. Began first job at $78 per month! Then, to add insult to injury, after leading the class at radio school, due to different assignments, the man that bottomed the class (enlisted same day) made E-4 fourteen months before I did! Right place, right time!

  4. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Righhtttt, they’re missing SO much potential high grade education when they miss out on a regular university….I’ll take my chances at Moody in Chicago instead of the University of Chicago.
    http://www.wnd.com/2013/02/students-taught-oral-sex-tricks-and-more/

  5. rpmurray

    rpmurray said, over 2 years ago

    That’s all a liberal arts degree is worth.

  6. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 2 years ago

    @rpmurray

    Completely wrong. In this horrible job market where hundreds apply for a single position, a college degree from a respectable university shows commitment, willingness and ability to learn and the tenacity to reach a goal. No matter what the major.

    Why would I hire a guy with only a HS diploma when I have 10 others with the same skills AND a degree?

  7. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 2 years ago

    The University of Southern Maine has a new president, and the new school philosophy is to focus on creating a workforce for Maine jobs. There is a very minimal tech industry presence, and the biggest employer is the Maine Medical system, so nursing is now the primary focus.
    The biggest contributor to the school is Hannaford’s grocery stores, which requires a college degree to hold any supervisory position, no matter how minimal.
    So essentially, an entire university system now focuses on creating nurses (extremely necessary up here where 60% of the population are senior citizens) or grocery workers.

  8. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago

    Many entry-level jobs just don’t exist anymore. A generation or two ago, telephone companies had computer gurus, but also had people who climbed the poles. Now there’s very little pole-climbing, and you will need an advanced engineering/computer/design degree just to be considered for work.

    History majors don’t fit so well into this job market, but we all have to eat, and as has been mentioned above, what boss wouldn’t rather have a college graduate, even for entry-level work? This means we have over-educated fast-food workers, and those with high school degrees (or some high school experience) will be shut out of those lines of work.

    We cannot afford to waste minds and educations this way, and we need to be able to have meaningful work for members of our society who are less prepared and/or less capable. The current job market discriminates against both.

  9. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 2 years ago

    At which university do you teach? How long have you been there? Are you “tenured”? Are you a Union member? What is the average pay scale for a teacher in your department? And 6 figures, does that include benefits?

    I’m just being nosy.

    Hey, there is nothing wrong with starting your career in the fast food industry. It is a good place to learn management as well as learning a skill not recognized as good – how to take orders (LOL) and not the kind from a customer.

    In order to lead one must be able to follow.

    Unfortunately, there are not a lot of positions available for “history” majors outside of academia.

    But I agree that there is no stigma in a liberal arts degree.

  10. colcam

    colcam said, over 2 years ago

    Sorry, ConserveGov, but having had to actually interview, hire, and train several hundred of those “respectable university” grads over a fifteen year period I have come to believe that the real program is four years of party, drugs, alcohol, and pretending.

    I swear it was not that when I went, but it seems to be getting worse and worse each year, with this year having three applicants misspell the name of the University from which they graduated.

  11. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, over 2 years ago

    One of the issues I have is that I have an MBA.
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    …meaning that if the manager who hires me ever falls down on the job, I’d be next in line to replace them.
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    As you can imagine, there aren’t a lot of managers who are willing to hire someone who could have their job.

  12. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 2 years ago

    Let me say that it is a harder job to supervise people with Master Degrees when all you officially have is a high school diploma. Any degree helps regardless of your experience and knowledge. I worked for many educated idiots before becoming the idiot in charge.

  13. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 2 years ago

    Not a nice thing to say about all recent Republican presidents.

  14. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 2 years ago

    @colcam

    And I’ve interviewed people with GED’s who had to have their parole officer speak on their behalf. Also, HS grads that could barely speak coherent English.
    Also, a lot of people who started college and never bothered to finish what they started.
    All bad signs for a prospective hire.
    I’m definitely not saying having a degree is the only way to succeed, but it sure doesn’t hurt when it comes to potentially being hired or promoted.

  15. Gresch

    Gresch said, over 2 years ago

    I bet she can not wait to tell friends that she voted for BHO, twice.

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