(Applicant)……… Degree! You don’t need a Degree for this job!
(Employer :”)….. Got 10 applicants and 7 have degrees
(Applicant)…….What! They do degrees for stop gap jobs with no career prospects
(Employer) it’s a competitive world
(Applicant) Ok I was embarrassed but I got a Chemical Engineering Degree
(Employer)….um and what university is that from
Applicant……what University, does that matter
Employer (thinking in his head …of course it matters so I can tell whose degree is better)
For Hope faculty this is a case of the employer having his own cake and eating it. I’m talking about those traditional blue collar jobs that due to the surplus of qualified degree level workers, they have found themselves over demanding work qualities for their available job.
These employers are seeing what extra skill they can supposedly one day may utilise but a lot of these companies wont need the staff to use skills that our outside the employee remit. Also if an employer does use the skills outside the work duties, will the even get valued or receive or have the opportunity to be paid accordingly.
These companies also find themselves with the problem of holding these graduates, Hope Faculty has seen it, so they employ these new qualified degree workers who didn’t even know your job was a career because they never heard of it during career lesson, who are fearless liberals who just left university and whose mission A is to get a job as quick as possible to start paying the 40,000 debt they quite don’t know all the ins and outs about.. What happens they soon realise from early on, I am not staying here for the next 35 years, they soon see that the manager can’t use the computer as quick as them and now have a niche. The manager is not as physically strong as them another niche, then comes the realisation that they know their manger job inside out, so why cant they get manager money as their more efficient, then they realise t that the same manager will have to die, retire,be murdered or you have to start whistleblowing which is unrealistic, and the worse is it definitely looks like your managers last job and he isn’t going nowhere till his pension. All this for any type of promotion! Its time to go!
And the funny thing is, all the managers pretend to be shocked and confused not even showing interest in you moving on bettering their life because that don’t matter to them and the old work colleagues say “good luck to the worker, the managers were rinsing the poor boy and now take cover because managers are begging the old workers to take up the work”
Hope Faculty definitely wants to make a disclaimer to all those employers who look after their staff and their prospects and to all Graduates getting ready to or fulfilling their life goals and career prospects.
To those who do find them selves in a so called stop gap job ,don’t worry , don’t give up and try enter the field or industry of your studies and ultimately find a job that makes you happy and compliments the life you want to live. Remember employment is something you choose to do and ultimately does not defy you and does and should not behold you reaching you goal .