Overeducated And Unemployed

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    Then again its to many kids thinking they are going to make easy fast money as a lawyer.
     
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    There is no such thing as "over educated".
     
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    By the end of week one, they all know it won't be easy. And it isn't. But Christ onna cracker, at least some kids smart enough to get through law school could handle engineering. (Not all, I grant you.) We're starved for MDs, engineers, any sort of scientist.....why do we insist on running higher ed as if it is predominately a country club for professors?
     
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    There sure as hell is such a thing as "unemployed".
     
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    and unemployable because you're over-educated for the position. Especially today, when most applications are online, so you cannot express your desire, need to be loyal for a period of time you'd commit to. It's been happening to me all summer. Yes, I'd work in supermarket, I've done it before. I need the benefits and would need the second job for at least 18 months-2 years, AFTER I find a full-time teaching position. But now I've 3 BA's and a MS, so can't get part-time hire, at least so far.
     
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    Television has a lot to do with it, i believe. Law is easy compared to medicine.
     
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    Mebbe you need not reveal all your degrees, Annie. I don't see why failing to disclose you have more degrees than a thermometer would be deceptive. I feel ya, believe me....I hope you find something ASAP.
     
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    yep, engineers and scientists will always be in high demand but many people simply aren't able to handle it or don't have the discipline to go through 4-6 years of intense math & science and their job prospects are dwindling and will continue to do so.

    when it comes times for my kids to do college I will have serious issues if they decide to do liberal arts, business, or any similar nonsense.
     
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    Many factors played into the proliferation of law schools....the ABA has to shoulder some of the blame. But it past time to discuss closing some.
     

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