|QUOTE (lil weasel @ Thursday, Aug 29 2013, 21:11)|
| G.E.D.s are great documents. But, in keeping people out of work places it also works well.|
The 'need' for educational papers was intended (and worked well for years) to keep minorities out of the work place.
I over heard at an H.R. (Human Resources office), "Well I'm sorry, It is good that you put in the effort to acquire the G.E.D. but not staying in school and getting a Real Diploma means you have problems with social adjustment. I'm sure you can find suitable employment elsewhere. Thank you for coming in. Goodbye."
I'm sure that was a real boost to the guy's day.
Don't be such a GED downer, weasel.
I'm going to relay a really positive GED story to counter weasel's story.
I knew a guy who dropped out of school but (eventually) he did get his GED. He worked all sorts of sh*t jobs with the last one being a food waste trash man. Thanks to him having that GED I was able to get him a job working as a network tech. It was a foot in the door so-to-speak. He then was able to get all sorts of training through the job as well as a bunch of certifications. Now he is a well respected network admin/architect type of person with a solid job, solid benefits, and a solid pension.