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Richard Erlacher
03/09/06 23:08
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Denver, Co

#111832 - I'm glad you said that ...
Responding to: Erik Malund's previous message
and in measured tones, too ... Mark this on your calendar, Erik. We agree on another point.

It's important, however, to note that the PhD or whatever, is wanted by the HR department so they can go on record as having done their due diligence. They'll send for verification from the registrar's office at the U of question and be done with it. Never mind that the personnel person doesn't know that LAN and Ethernet are essentially identical, and never mind that PAL and SPLD mean more or less the same thing. Never mind that he doesn't know that one who can code an 8032 can also code an 8051. The paperwork is necessary to get past the personnel department. They don't care whether the person is competent. They do care whether the paperwork is done, though.

These days, the university diploma merely indicates that the person was sufficiently responsible to get all the work handed in on time and make all the necessary appearances, particularly for examinations. Aside from that, it means little, except that the graduate put forth the necessary effort to have a reasonable reporting record and to get his/her work done on or near schedule. That's of considerable value nowadays, when young folks don't think they need to go to work except on payday, and, with direct deposit, not even then.


List of 22 messages in thread
i suggest you read      Erik Malund      03/08/06 10:45      
   Flawed article      Ian Bell      03/08/06 11:17      
      men only      Jan Waclawek      03/08/06 11:28      
         you don;'t know Jack      Erik Malund      03/08/06 12:04      
            you want a laugh?      Jez Smith      03/08/06 12:44      
               Tar with the same brush      Ian Bell      03/08/06 13:47      
                  i dont think so      Jez Smith      03/08/06 23:43      
                     grades???      Jan Waclawek      03/08/06 23:53      
                     Snobbery      Ian Bell      03/09/06 03:37      
                        re grades      Erik Malund      03/09/06 06:46      
                           Graduates      Ian Bell      03/09/06 10:08      
                              yes, but      Erik Malund      03/09/06 10:43      
                                 Value of Education      Ian Bell      03/09/06 13:16      
                                    It is sad, but      Erik Malund      03/09/06 14:27      
                                       Cost of Education      Ian Bell      03/09/06 16:23      
                           gonna get a PhD, or a lobotomy      Andy Peters      03/09/06 10:50      
                              lobotomy? do you like the idea?      Jan Waclawek      03/09/06 11:04      
                              just to clerify      Erik Malund      03/09/06 11:28      
                                 I'm glad you said that ...      Richard Erlacher      03/09/06 23:08      
                           Likewise ...      Richard Erlacher      03/09/06 22:57      
   Correct by construction      Oliver Sedlacek      03/09/06 08:15      
      i do, follow much of it      Erik Malund      03/09/06 09:24      

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