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My diploma arrived in the mail today.

The "authorized signatures" at the bottom are printed.

How much money for this degree? How much time and effort?

Sixty-five dollar "diploma processing fee?"

They couldn't even bother to sign it.


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Jan. 18th, 2007 01:52 am (UTC)
I suppose you are supposed to value it more because you paid so much for it? What a racket!

For that price it should at least have been embedded, upside-down, in a huge block of plexiglass.

I'm off to bed. G'night.
Jan. 18th, 2007 01:43 pm (UTC)
The end result of most education is a worthless piece of paper. The majority work for said piece of paper just so someone else will employ them. If I was a boss, I'd never hire anyone based on a piece of paper, but what they actually know.

Universities grade people on how well they can pull quotes from books.

If I was an employer I'd grade people on how optimal they can make a piece of C++ code send out packets of information updating clients of the movement of a character in an online world.

Yet funny how it is that there are companies with the following mission statements (thanks to the mission statement generator at dilbert.com):

"Our mission is to quickly supply progressive information to set us apart from the competition"

"It is our mission to proactively disseminate enterprise-wide deliverables in order that we may quickly initiate unique catalysts for change"

etc etc

Lots of people out there pushing pens, talking utter bullshit (education steers them that way) and not enough people out there who can actually do useful things.

So education teaches people to be a bunch of people who have 'a way with words'. Like salespeople, or CEO's, or university lecturers. afterall, thats what a lot of people know best. A few fleeting souls will teach REAL stuff, but they're paid less and generally regarded as 'peons' by some of their 'peers'.

Businesses are largely faceless corporations which talk utter drivel, have no real purpose in life other than to try and weed money out of other people.

Education is also a business (especially at university level), and funny how it comes full circle.

A slimy bastard who can't be bothered with you, but just wants to stuff his pockets with YOUR cash, and the things they teach?
Skill that will allow you to eventually replace them.

Such is the fucked up world we live in.
Jan. 18th, 2007 04:46 pm (UTC)
Where the heck have you been!?
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