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Are people better off in life with some sort of college degree?
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Depends on where the person lives, how far the nearest college is, the financial circumstances of that person, and their attitude towards tertiary education.
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@: Crow
This.
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if yall treat em like an investment then sure

if yall just goes for some obscure humanities bullshit what has no jobs beyond teachin the same bullshit to the next classa suckers then yall just flushed a hundred grand down the terlet

and the textbook companies associated with most colleges is a buncha predatory scammers
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'humanities bullshit'

That line of thinking is just plain ignorant. For one thing, lots of employers don't really care what your degree is in, just that you have one. For another, you typically need a bachelor's degree to get into law or medical school (among other advanced degree programs) and it really doesn't matter what your major was, it's suggested that you major in something that interests and stimulates you. Also, there's tons of careers that require creativity, writing, knowledge of history, and so on.

And don't you enjoy music, movies, tv? Is everything in your house strictly utilitarian and a drab gray color? Do you have any pictures on the wall? I suppose you live in a simple square thing with no archtectual details. Did the same guy who drew the plans build it too? Have you ever been to a museum? Do you appreciate the preservation of historic places? Do you realize that many inventions and concepts are thought up because of creative thinking and not so much the math/science side of it? Builders don't necessarily have the full capacity to design or create anything on their own just like artists don't always have the ability to engineer. It's a team effort much of the time.

I went to school for welding and worked at a small company for a while and you might be surprised at how much the engineers bungled stuff and us in the shop had to work with them to find solutions that worked. And half the shop couldn't do shit because they were not flexible and creative enough to do anything besides read a blueprint and knock out a part.
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@: wigz
well a general english or history major aint bullshit if one uses it to go postgrad or git a job i understands and i knows they has theys place

what im discussin is peoples what git ridiculous degrees without ant thought of how to use em

incompetence is everywhere and stem grads aint no exception

sounds as if yalls situation werent so much with bad engineers as with bad management

a pro welder? the more i hears the more i likes!
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Well...how do you know what their plan is?

The situation with the engineers I think is typical to a degree in all industries, once in a while an engineer drafts something up that works on paper but not in practice. It happens when someone only know the design side but has little or no experience in fabrication.

Hey, guess what? I love to drink Wild Turkey straight in a glass! What do ya think about that?
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@: wigz
oh look at mrs fancypants usin a glass

i wouldnt trust an engineer what couldnt turn a wrench or two and a good management shouldnt neither

a well run shop should at least have the trades foremen look over the designs before they goes into production

as for the peoples gittin bullshit degrees i thinks the problems that they dont and never had a plan in the first place
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Of course we looked the prints over! We had to sign off on them. We 'owned' our particular jobs. I think it's pretty unreasonable to expect a drafter to be a builder too though. That's just not realistic.

And don't generalize. The degree isn't usually the problem.
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surrey
College is a poor investment unless you have a specific career path that requires it like medicine, accounting or law.
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Not anymore, no.

So many people go to college/university now, it doesn't automatically impress employers anymore. It's not a special achievement.

Like someone else said, it's only worth it if you're going into a subject which has very lucrative job opportunities at the end of it. If you're going to college/university to do "gender studies" or "media studies" you are wasting both your time and a lot of money.

Increasingly, it's past work experience that employers are looking for. It's almost like we're going back to how it used to be before everyone went to university, where people had to start small and work their way up.
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Not if the degree in something that is not marketable. A trade school would be better for many people.
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For some people college is a good idea but its not a blanket statement for everyone. I know plenty of people that did trade schools and that was better for them.
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It depends on what you want to do. Some careers require it, some don't, some people are self-starters and some simply need to be told what to do but can do the hands-on part.
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jimmythecunt
My credo is, "Fake it until you make it!"
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