Whenever we, as human beings in need of money to maintain our livelihoods, think of our jobs and what they provide for our lives, one of the more common elements is, of course, how much they pay us to do those jobs. Unfortunately, far too few of us take the time to learn about the flip … Continue reading How much is your job really costing you?
I was at the gym the other day – in the morning on a weekday because I quit my “I’m a prestigious manager” job and now work from home and design my own schedule – and couldn’t help but notice a guy walk up to some middle-aged woman using a treadmill next to me. He walked up to her, grasped her arm and said, with a smile on his face, “stay in school or you will wind up at Michigan State“. Laughter ensued.
Clearly they knew each other, and that comment may have been said in jest (perhaps she went to Michigan State). But true to my own peculiar form, it got me thinking once again about education in this country, and particularly higher education and how different schools automatically conjure up assumptions on that person’s fitness for a job or potential to succeed.
Quite frankly, I find it disgusting. Continue reading “Stay in school or you will wind up at Michigan State?”