Monday, April 30, 2018

I Learned More at McDonald's Than at College & Off the Wall

Yesterday, I posted an article that dared to question the universal wisdom of pushing everyone toward a four-year degree. The article reached 3 million people, and not everyone was pleased... 

Dawn Baker wrote, “Is it your intent to make those who choose college to feel ashamed, lazy and brainwashed? Our country's education system is under attack, and you seem to be supplying more ammunition to those attacking it......There's a reason many of these jobs pay well - they are truly HARD WORK - physically hard. Dangerous hard. Mentally hard. Feel free to send reps to the local unemployment office and brow beat them to send people to these jobs. Whether you mean to or not - your are sending a very bad message to those who want to destroy our higher education system.

Hi Dawn 

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  1. I knew a woman who had a very successful career at a company that ran conferences. She said the best training she ever got was in the managerial program at McDonalds.

    1. Thanks and I believe that you could become a success at most any company as long as you kept your nose to the grindstone.