A Career That Has Meaning

I can tell you there is one thing that bothers me above all else. People who think they are better then other people. There is no job that is above any other in importance. No matter how important that CEO thinks he is the fact is that he can not do his job without the other people who work in the company.

If you think you are above being a trash collector just think how your life would be if the trash collectors all went on strike for a year. What would our quality of life be like then? 

There is no job that is more important then another. There is no person that is more valuable then another. Not in God’s eyes. We all need each other to live the life style that we have come to enjoy. Think about that next time you are in a public bathroom and the person that cleans is in there doing their job. Thank them for what they faithfully do everyday so you can have a clean bathroom to come to. That person is doing a service for you every day and they deserve recognition and appreciation for the job they do.

The jobs that get the least amount of recognition are usually the jobs that are most needed. Where would be without the person that cleans the bathroom or collects the trash? How would life be if we did not have someone creating the cars and keeping the cars running? So many people work behind the scenes everyday to make your life easier. Do not forget to thank them for the jobs they do.

Today is Memorial Day Let us remember to thank all those veterans that took on the job of keeping our country safe and free. Thank you!

I enjoyed this article by Judy Gillespie that illustrates my point:

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Would You Really Want to Spend All That Money To Pursue A Degree That Will Not Help You Get A Job?

dreamstimefree_53847I fly on airplanes everyday and read papers like The Wall Street Journal and USAToday as well as local papers around the country. I also talk with CEO’s, business owners, college professors, and many others and they often agree on one thing, getting a degree does not guarantee getting a job.

Recently a professor from a prominent School of Pharmacy admitted to me that there is a saturation of pharmacist and few jobs to accommodate them.

I have also been reading about the overabundance of lawyers with no jobs to go to. The thing that upsets me is that high school students are not told this when they are applying to law school and pharmacy school. Why is that? It is because the schools want to make money and not go out of business. The professors want to keep their jobs and not be laid off. I understand that. It is about economics.

Yet we doing our young people a disservice if we do not let them know before they make a decision where to go to school and what to study. That is why it is really up to you to research these things before you make a career choice.

Right now people who are graduating with technical degrees from community colleges are averaging sometimes $20,000 more per year upon graduation then some people who have gone to a four year college and graduated with a bachelors degree. There are places on the web you can go to find out wether you are getting your money’s worth by going to college. One such place is http://www.CollegeRealityCheck.com. You can also go to the U.S. Education Department’s College Scorecard to see the best college to go to with the best return for your future salary rate. You can go to http://www.payscale.com to find out what starting salaries are in varies fields.

Look at these sources before spending tens of thousands of dollars on your education. Get a degree that will guarantee you a job with a great salary. Always continue your education for the rest of your life to increase that salary and have even more opportunities. You can find out more in the following article by Jeffrey J. Selingo:

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Law School Graduates Without Jobs Have You Thought About Moving To The Country?

There are an over abundance of law students without jobs, but rural America is without enough lawyers. Have you ever thought about living the simple life in the country? You could be a big fish in a small pond. The cost of living is more affordable in the country or a small town. Often property tax is much less as well. Your pay may be less, but it will not cost you as much to live as it would in cities like New York, Chicago, or any of the other urban area. Life is slower in a small town. There might not be as much stress. Most of all you would meet a need and would be valued. It would be a change of culture but you may learn to love it. Consider moving to Nebraska or South Dakota if you are a lawyer without a job. Find out more in the following article by Ethan Bronner:

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Even The President Talks About The Need For Vocational Education

President Obama spoke in the State of the Union about the need of Vocational Education in the high schools. He understands, as I do, that we need to train our youth through the right education to be in the position of being able to get a sustainable job when they graduate.

There is nothing as satisfying as knowing that you are able to support yourself and your family by having the training needed to get a good job. The jobs are out there. The training is available to get those jobs. Believe in yourself as I believe in you and go for it by learning a vocational trade so you will be in a position to get those jobs. Then you will always know that you have a trade that will be the stepping stone to a honest career and a life that you can be proud of with hope for the future.A trade that not only can get you a good paying job but also a trade that you will be able to use for barter as well. Then you will know that you have a way to make it no matter what the economy is doing.

Here are the words of President Obama on vocational education:

“Let’s also make sure that a high school diploma puts our kids on a path to a good job.  Right now, countries like Germany focus on graduating their high school students with the equivalent of a technical degree from one of our community colleges.  So those German kids, they’re ready for a job when they graduate high school.  They’ve been trained for the jobs that are there.  Now at schools like P-Tech in Brooklyn, a collaboration between New York Public Schools and City University of New York and IBM, students will graduate with a high school diploma and an associate’s degree in computers or engineering.
We need to give every American student opportunities like this.
And four years ago, we started Race to the Top — a competition that convinced almost every state to develop smarter curricula and higher standards, all for about 1 percent of what we spend on education each year.  Tonight, I’m announcing a new challenge to redesign America’s high schools so they better equip graduates for the demands of a high-tech economy.  And we’ll reward schools that develop new partnerships with colleges and employers, and create classes that focus on science, technology, engineering and math — the skills today’s employers are looking for to fill the jobs that are there right now and will be there in the future.
Now, even with better high schools, most young people will need some higher education.  It’s a simple fact the more education you’ve got, the more likely you are to have a good job and work your way into the middle class.  But today, skyrocketing costs price too many young people out of a higher education, or saddle them with unsustainable debt.
Through tax credits, grants and better loans, we’ve made college more affordable for millions of students and families over the last few years.  But taxpayers can’t keep on subsidizing higher and higher and higher costs for higher education.  Colleges must do their part to keep costs down, and it’s our job to make sure that they do.
So tonight, I ask Congress to change the Higher Education Act so that affordability and value are included in determining which colleges receive certain types of federal aid.  And tomorrow, my administration will release a new “College Scorecard” that parents and students can use to compare schools based on a simple criteria — where you can get the most bang for your educational buck.
Now, to grow our middle class, our citizens have to have access to the education and training that today’s jobs require.  But we also have to make sure that America remains a place where everyone who’s willing to work — everybody who’s willing to work hard has the chance to get ahead.”