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    My question is meant in a broader sense. As in, when we apply for work, what kind of thinking are we meant to be equipped with? Surely, there's no need for university and then the entire schooling system if everything is geared towards producing a robotic production line where people just go in everyday, do the same thing 9-5. What is the point of being able to analyse, critique texts for example and having essay based skills, when in the long term, when it comes to employment, it's just sit, follow instructions. Its prosaic and akin to an instruction manual. Is there room for inventiveness in the workplace? For imagination anymore. Or we all just wallowing in silent desperation, working hard every day simply to pay the bills and feed the baby.
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    (Original post by khana123)
    My question is meant in a broader sense. As in, when we apply for work, what kind of thinking are we meant to be equipped with? Surely, there's no need for university and then the entire schooling system if everything is geared towards producing a robotic production line where people just go in everyday, do the same thing 9-5. What is the point of being able to analyse, critique texts for example and having essay based skills, when in the long term, when it comes to employment, it's just sit, follow instructions. Its prosaic and akin to an instruction manual. Is there room for inventiveness in the workplace? For imagination anymore. Or we all just wallowing in silent desperation, working hard every day simply to pay the bills and feed the baby.
    In some jobs, granted, I can't see there being much room for creativity or doing anything different, but with other jobs I'm sure you can go 'right, well how about we do this...' or you know, come up with ideas on your own, succeed, fail, change things up.. things like that.

    I think uni is also a test of your intelligence and how you'd cope with work, so there may not be a direct use of analysing texts or whatever but .. :dontknow:

    Plus all the non-academic stuff you do that gives you life skills.
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    in my job being able to problem solve/generate ideas is very useful, I'm sure that is the case in a lot of workplaces
 
 
 
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