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    No matter how 'fabulous' your CV is, I'd never employ someone with an attitude like that!
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    With all due respect, a third and getting somebody else to write his work hardly supports the idea that degrees were much easier then, in fact the opposite. If you'd said he got a first and did his assignments the night before deadline from start to finish then maybe your point would hold more weight.

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    (Original post by john2054)
    It took all of that to get your degree out of you?
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    Do you seriously still not get it?

    Now that you know my degree, can you tell me the relevance of your question? What bearing has it on the situation? If your answer is none, then you now know why I didn't give credence to your question.

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    I'm thinking about going in to research, and you definitely can't do this without an excellent education, not even good, or very good.


    Degrees were mucg easier back then, i'm afraid. My dad got a 3rd, and he paid other people to write his essays for him!
    Your evidence of degrees being much easier is someone getting a 3rd? That's like saying A-levels were really easy back then, everyone got D's even with cheating! Yay!

    I can't quite make out if you're a troll or not... what form of 'research' are you going to do with your 'excellent' education..?
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    (Original post by M1011)
    Do you seriously still not get it?

    Now that you know my degree, can you tell me the relevance of your question? What bearing has it on the situation? If your answer is none, then you now know why I didn't give credence to your question.



    Your evidence of degrees being much easier is someone getting a 3rd? That's like saying A-levels were really easy back then, everyone got D's even with cheating! Yay!

    I can't quite make out if you're a troll or not... what form of 'research' are you going to do with your 'excellent' education..?
    I don't know. Maybe researching what glasses my boss wants me to wash for the new pub job i have applied for.

    Seriously though, so what that you got a good degree and didn't have to put any work in? I also got a good degree. And it just so happens that i worked my socks off for it.

    Like i worked my socks to get out of hospital at the end of 2011, like i worked my socks off to win the visa to bring my wife over in 2013, like i worked my socks off to win my yellow belt in Aikido. But what was your point again? I seem to have forgot....
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    (Original post by john2054)
    I don't know. Maybe researching what glasses my boss wants me to wash for the new pub job i have applied for.

    Seriously though, so what that you got a good degree and didn't have to put any work in? I also got a good degree. And it just so happens that i worked my socks off for it.

    Like i worked my socks to get out of hospital at the end of 2011, like i worked my socks off to win the visa to bring my wife over in 2013, like i worked my socks off to win my yellow belt in Aikido. But what was your point again? I seem to have forgot....
    Sigh... congratulations, you worked hard for your degree. Is that what you're after?

    None of this changes the fact that to say you have to be intelligent, hard working, or even vaguely aware of your surroundings to get a degree these days is just plain wrong. That doesn't mean every degree is easy, nor does it mean there's no value in them, but plenty of them are absolute jokes. Unfortunately it's so common to have a degree these days that people often need one just to tick a box on an application form, regardless of the fact they could have spent 3 years gaining valuable work experience, which is a pretty stupid system if you ask me.*

    But hey, BA Medieval Corset Studies w/ Slang, here I come.*
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    (Original post by M1011)
    Sigh... congratulations, you worked hard for your degree. Is that what you're after?

    None of this changes the fact that to say you have to be intelligent, hard working, or even vaguely aware of your surroundings to get a degree these days is just plain wrong. That doesn't mean every degree is easy, nor does it mean there's no value in them, but plenty of them are absolute jokes. Unfortunately it's so common to have a degree these days that people often need one just to tick a box on an application form, regardless of the fact they could have spent 3 years gaining valuable work experience, which is a pretty stupid system if you ask me.*

    But hey, BA Medieval Corset Studies w/ Slang, here I come.*
    Correct i worked hard to get my degree. And i worked every day hard for five years. Or longer if you include the two years i spent on acute wards, and the two years i spent doing my access. But what does this matter. Your degree in computer science was piss easy and you got a two one. What was your point again? Oh yes that there has been grade inflation, and clearly sending students to uni to incur huge levels of debt, and sometimes useless degrees, is purely futile, is clearly facile. Is this right, is that it? God I wish i had done maths at college, and saved myself the ride through the humanities. Clearly not having to work hard, trumps having to work hard every time.

    Compare this to my friend who i met today, who quit his degree after the year, and went in to work, with a certificate. Or his girlfriend who finished her degree with a 2.2, because a very poor read cr*p teacher, failed her at the eleventh hour. Am i saying that degrees are worthless. No. Mine was useful for me. It kept me out of hospital for five years. And I can slow read a book a week, if i pay attention. And so what if you can read computer languages. I can also read and play through in their entirety books on chess. Which is formidable as that.

    We all have our skills. neither the better. but i do have a problem with you saying that degrees are worthless, nowadays. just because your degree was worthless. you can't extrapolate. thanks.
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    (Original post by john2054)
    Correct i worked hard to get my degree. And i worked every day hard for five years. Or longer if you include the two years i spent on acute wards, and the two years i spent doing my access. But what does this matter. Your degree in computer science was piss easy and you got a two one. What was your point again? Oh yes that there has been grade inflation, and clearly sending students to uni to incur huge levels of debt, and sometimes useless degrees, is purely futile, is clearly facile. Is this right, is that it? God I wish i had done maths at college, and saved myself the ride through the humanities. Clearly not having to work hard, trumps having to work hard every time.

    Compare this to my friend who i met today, who quit his degree after the year, and went in to work, with a certificate. Or his girlfriend who finished her degree with a 2.2, because a very poor read cr*p teacher, failed her at the eleventh hour. Am i saying that degrees are worthless. No. Mine was useful for me. It kept me out of hospital for five years. And I can slow read a book a week, if i pay attention. And so what if you can read computer languages. I can also read and play through in their entirety books on chess. Which is formidable as that.

    We all have our skills. neither the better. but i do have a problem with you saying that degrees are worthless, nowadays. just because your degree was worthless. you can't extrapolate. thanks.
    I didn't do a Computer Science degree..? *

    I feel like I've really touched a nerve with you, but I haven't got a clue why. Let me spell this out for you real easy. My comment has nothing to do with YOUR degree, or indeed MY degree. My comment was related to the generic assumption that someone has to be smart to generically have A degree.

    Plenty of idiots have degrees, this isn't up for debate - it's a fact! That doesn't mean everyone with a degree is an idiot, do you understand the distinction?
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    (Original post by M1011)
    I didn't do a Computer Science degree..? *

    I feel like I've really touched a nerve with you, but I haven't got a clue why. Let me spell this out for you real easy. My comment has nothing to do with YOUR degree, or indeed MY degree. My comment was related to the generic assumption that someone has to be smart to generically have A degree.

    Plenty of idiots have degrees, this isn't up for debate - it's a fact! That doesn't mean everyone with a degree is an idiot, do you understand the distinction?
    what degree did you do then?
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    (Original post by john2054)
    what degree did you do then?
    Mate, you're not doing any favours here if you don't read his posts at least

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    Mate, you're not doing any favours here if you don't read his posts at least

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    i have been reading his posts, what are you talking about?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Mate, you're not doing any favours here if you don't read his posts at least

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    i have just reread them, and i can't see where he says the details of his degree. please help me out here
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    (Original post by sationti)
    Having recently graduated university, I am presently seeking employment and last week applied for a job with an agency. They got back to me a few hours later and asked me to attend an interview at their offices. When I got there though, all I was asked to do was show my passport as proof of my right to work in the UK, and fill in some basic form that basically said 'what skills do you have?'.

    When the agency lady called me in to the office, I thought we would be discussing the role I had applied for, but she seemed clueless to say the least and not remotely interested in putting me forward for the role, and was just like 'oh we won't struggle to get you a job, we'll be in touch'. I made a point of saying that I had gone there about that particular role, but again she didn't seem much about it and just reiterated they'd be in touch.

    I was angry because the agency was 22 miles away and must have cost at least 8 quid in petrol to do the round trip. To top it off, quelle surprise, a week later I've heard nothing.

    Last night I'd had a couple of glasses of wine and sent them the following email to the lady who invited me to the interview:

    'Dear Jackie, Thank you very much for wasting my time and petrol last week in inviting me to an 'interview' with your tinpot agency (you're hardly Adecco or Manpower are you, let's not delude ourselves). As you will have seen, I have a 2:1 degree in an academic subject from a very good university, whereas I bet I could count the number of GCSEs your entire office hold on one hand. Applications of my calibre of an increasingly rare variety and it is so disheartening to see that I have still been treated with apathy.

    Your office had the atmosphere of a morgue and I can imagine you're hardly inundated with companies seeking your services (after the way you treat excellent candidates though, I can see why. If you were to phone me tomorrow and offer me that job, I would say 'not a chance, poopy-pants'.

    Yours sincerely

    (x)'.

    On reflection, I know that I shouldn't have sent it as it was a bit off, but I was angry because I have a fabulous CV and would excel in any role I am offered. Would this agency though be able to scupper my chances with any other jobs?
    And you wonder why you haven't got a job? You're arrogant, entitled, and your delusions of grandeur with your belief that 'applications of [your] calibre of an increasingly rare variety' and that you are an 'excellent candidate' are absolutely baffling. Get out of that ivory tower of your's and thinking that you're better than everyone else and perhaps ask them why you didn't get the position - it's called being a mature adult; try it some time.
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    Looks like there's some beef on this thread... I'm enjoying every moment haha
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    (Original post by sationti)
    Having recently graduated university, I am presently seeking employment and last week applied for a job with an agency. They got back to me a few hours later and asked me to attend an interview at their offices. When I got there though, all I was asked to do was show my passport as proof of my right to work in the UK, and fill in some basic form that basically said 'what skills do you have?'.

    When the agency lady called me in to the office, I thought we would be discussing the role I had applied for, but she seemed clueless to say the least and not remotely interested in putting me forward for the role, and was just like 'oh we won't struggle to get you a job, we'll be in touch'. I made a point of saying that I had gone there about that particular role, but again she didn't seem much about it and just reiterated they'd be in touch.

    I was angry because the agency was 22 miles away and must have cost at least 8 quid in petrol to do the round trip. To top it off, quelle surprise, a week later I've heard nothing.

    Last night I'd had a couple of glasses of wine and sent them the following email to the lady who invited me to the interview:

    'Dear Jackie, Thank you very much for wasting my time and petrol last week in inviting me to an 'interview' with your tinpot agency (you're hardly Adecco or Manpower are you, let's not delude ourselves). As you will have seen, I have a 2:1 degree in an academic subject from a very good university, whereas I bet I could count the number of GCSEs your entire office hold on one hand. Applications of my calibre of an increasingly rare variety and it is so disheartening to see that I have still been treated with apathy.

    Your office had the atmosphere of a morgue and I can imagine you're hardly inundated with companies seeking your services (after the way you treat excellent candidates though, I can see why. If you were to phone me tomorrow and offer me that job, I would say 'not a chance, poopy-pants'.

    Yours sincerely

    (x)'.

    On reflection, I know that I shouldn't have sent it as it was a bit off, but I was angry because I have a fabulous CV and would excel in any role I am offered. Would this agency though be able to scupper my chances with any other jobs?
    Honestly, don't worry about it. I'm sure you'll be inundated with job offers simply because you're such a ****ing savage. There's a huge demand for people like you these days- especially in the memes industry I can pretty much guarantee you earning £100000 per annum as a minimum starting salary.
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    I can't take this much edge!!!
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    (Original post by john2054)
    what degree did you do then?
    Your hard work has paid off. You've officially made me give up. I can't take any more of this....
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    (Original post by sationti)
    Having recently graduated university, I am presently seeking employment and last week applied for a job with an agency. They got back to me a few hours later and asked me to attend an interview at their offices. When I got there though, all I was asked to do was show my passport as proof of my right to work in the UK, and fill in some basic form that basically said 'what skills do you have?'.

    When the agency lady called me in to the office, I thought we would be discussing the role I had applied for, but she seemed clueless to say the least and not remotely interested in putting me forward for the role, and was just like 'oh we won't struggle to get you a job, we'll be in touch'. I made a point of saying that I had gone there about that particular role, but again she didn't seem much about it and just reiterated they'd be in touch.

    I was angry because the agency was 22 miles away and must have cost at least 8 quid in petrol to do the round trip. To top it off, quelle surprise, a week later I've heard nothing.

    Last night I'd had a couple of glasses of wine and sent them the following email to the lady who invited me to the interview:

    'Dear Jackie, Thank you very much for wasting my time and petrol last week in inviting me to an 'interview' with your tinpot agency (you're hardly Adecco or Manpower are you, let's not delude ourselves). As you will have seen, I have a 2:1 degree in an academic subject from a very good university, whereas I bet I could count the number of GCSEs your entire office hold on one hand. Applications of my calibre of an increasingly rare variety and it is so disheartening to see that I have still been treated with apathy.

    Your office had the atmosphere of a morgue and I can imagine you're hardly inundated with companies seeking your services (after the way you treat excellent candidates though, I can see why. If you were to phone me tomorrow and offer me that job, I would say 'not a chance, poopy-pants'.

    Yours sincerely

    (x)'.

    On reflection, I know that I shouldn't have sent it as it was a bit off, but I was angry because I have a fabulous CV and would excel in any role I am offered. Would this agency though be able to scupper my chances with any other jobs?
    You definetelly wont get that job but if your polite you could get other jobs. Also it may take months
    For them to get back to you.
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