Week out. The day has dawned with a brief trip to gym – because the sassenach will be absent on OneDay just because they can – where I was inundated with television coverage of McCain’s rituals in the District.
The only member of the current administration visible was SecDef.
Rather says something about the extinction of cooperation in government, doesn’t it?
Which brings me to an article [Link] entitled “Apple, Google, et al. Strike a Blow against the College Cartel” which is basically a love story about big corporations discontinuing requirements of a college degree for certain levels of positions.
The reason given for this is that people with college degrees have expectations that are too high. In effect, college graduates are too temperamental and demanding. And not grateful enough.
Most of these positions are barely minimum wage +.
In my day, anyone who got a real degree had a leg up on getting a job. That was back when the fraction of the age cohort who got degrees was less than 0.2.
The exception was people who got degrees in liberal arts. The only thing a degree in art history was good for was selling art book in an art museum. Maybe.
It’s still that way. Get a degree in business or STEM and you know something and probably know how to learn. And maybe can learn to compete.
Art history or similar? Still stercus.
Even in my day, most entry jobs didn’t need someone with a degree. But they were gatekeeper positions, to determine if the person was worth keeping and growing.
Companies don’t care much about growing any more, just making more money from a person than they have to pay them.
So the mismatch is two sided. On the corporate side, they want a monkey who can type. And the monkeys want gold because they have a “degree.” (n.b. “Monkey” here is metaphorical and has nothing to do with skin hue or facial features.)
What does this have to do with the political situation? Well, a bit. That’s because what the corporations really want is the renewal of chattel slavery: people who work for nothing.
It’s not a good time, is it?