Thursday, October 30, 2014

Education and Employment

Did you ever go to make easy dinner for two, only to find that, three hours later, you’ve dirtied every single pot, pan and utensil in the kitchen, there’s a splotch of sauce on the ceiling, and supper isn’t ready yet?

This blog post came out that way.

Revisiting a letter I received from my friend JQ recently, a friend commented that she had gone back to school.  She was nearing graduation, and was receiving her bachelor’s degree.  She didn’t try to make an explicit connection between education and employment, but some implication was made…that compared with her pre-graduation status, she should be more eligible for quality employment after she graduates.

I meant to write a simple but thought-provoking rumination on the link, if there exists one, between education and employment.  And all of a sudden, things got hella murky like the ingredient list on a pack of store brand hot dogs.  What was formerly one tidy question: “is there a relationship between education and quality employment” promptly spawned no fewer than 5 questions:

  1. Is there a difference between a vocational degree and a liberal arts degree?
  2. Is there any connection between an arts degree and employment?
  3. SHOULD there be any connection between an arts degree and employment?
  4. If the answer to Q3 is NO, what is the point of an arts degree?
  5. How does ANY of this relate to small business?

Well, I’m glad we straightened that all out.

Or not.

Questions 1 and 2 go tomorrow.  More after that.  Yep.  Just like always.

1 comment:

  1. I am an American man, and I have decided to boycott American women. In a nutshell, American women are the most likely to cheat on you, to divorce you, to get fat, to steal half of your money in the divorce courts, don’t know how to cook or clean, don’t want to have children, etc. Therefore, what intelligent man would want to get involved with American women?

    American women are generally immature, selfish, extremely arrogant and self-centered, mentally unstable, irresponsible, and highly unchaste. The behavior of most American women is utterly disgusting, to say the least.

    This blog is my attempt to explain why I feel American women are inferior to foreign women (non-American women), and why American men should boycott American women, and date/marry only foreign (non-American) women.