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I like learning things but I'm so f***ing sick of tests and exams. What's the point of making kids and young adults sit so many exams just to get a job? Back in the day you could get a good job with A-Levels now you need a bloody 3-year degree for a job a 15 year old could do.
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I like learning things but I'm so f***ing sick of tests and exams. What's the point of making kids and young adults sit so many exams just to get a job? Back in the day you could get a good job with A-Levels now you need a bloody 3-year degree for a job a 15 year old could do.
Indeed, and in what kind of job are you not allowed to communicate with other people? In school it's called cheating but elsewhere it's called collaboration. Very few jobs realistically restrict the use of the internet when performing a task, and most of them don't ask for silence either. It's also rare to be given a fixed amount of 1-3 hours to complete a task.
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I agree fully
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cuz more babies have been born more competition
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I agree fully
i bet in 10 years companies will start asking for MBAs and PhDs for admin assistant jobs.
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cuz more babies have been born more competition
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why are we encouraging people to get into 50k+ debt for a 20k/year job?

in the bygone days education was free and it yielded significantly more rewards in terms of careers.
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why are we encouraging people to get into 50k+ debt for a 20k/year job?

in the bygone days education was free and it yielded significantly more rewards in terms of careers.
Comparing time periods is always problematic though due to contextual factors. Look at Brexit. Britain was fine in the 70s wasn't it?
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ppl go off to study history, marketing, business, geography. then grad with 1st class from some crazy high rated uni. but so what everything you know is on my phone. not only is it on my phone but there is infinite amounts of high quality content. and knowing u can google anything. da fuk is even the point then. well u cant google how to engineer something or perform heart surety. so those folk can go to uni. but everyone else fuk it
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ppl go off to study history, marketing, business, geography. then grad with 1st class from some crazy high rated uni. but so what everything you know is on my phone. not only is it on my phone but there is infinite amounts of high quality content. and knowing u can google anything. da fuk is even the point then. well u cant google how to engineer something or perform heart surety. so those folk can go to uni. but everyone else fuk it
interestingly, in the past, surgery was performed by the same people who cut your hair; it was only the physicians who received a university education. obviously that has now changed with surgeons requiring a medical degree which is for the better because i imagine surgery would have been very painful in the medieval times.
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... Britain was fine in the 70s wasn't it?
idk, was it fine in the 70s?
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idk, was it fine in the 70s?
If you think about ethnic diversity and it's relationship with socio-economic deprivation, and the social position of women, and the lack of the technology we enjoy today (like smart phones) I think I'd prefer to live in 2019 personally, and that lots of people would find issue with Britain then.
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