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    Well this is when we talk about in the working life, e.g when both of these two types of people are in offices or what not. It does not matter what post they are in but is there any significant differences on how they:
    -do their work
    -plan their work
    -solve a problem
    -think even?

    is it that a University graduate will have a wider viewpoint on things rather than a High school graduate?

    hope to have a good discussion
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    one serves burgers, the other owns the company.
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    Depends on the person, really. University typically acts as a fast-track to the higher jobs, but there's nothing stopping a non-university educated worker from rising to those jobs either.
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    (Original post by chidona)
    Depends on the person, really. University typically acts as a fast-track to the higher jobs, but there's nothing stopping a non-university educated worker from rising to those jobs either.
    Yeah, this. Well, in most cases. There are actually a lot of jobs that do require a degree.
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    the OP means the same degree just one from a uni (Derby) and one from a fe college (painter college).


    E.g BA (hons) Business
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    (Original post by Kane_Fizz)
    the OP means the same degree just one from a uni (Derby) and one from a fe college (painter college).


    E.g BA (hons) Business
    What on earth gave you that idea?
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    Speaking from a general retail/waitressing/bar point of view, whenever I've worked in an environment with both high-school leavers and grads/uni-students (not so much grads actually) I've always found:

    * The leavers to be more productive, physically speaking. They get the job done, do it efficiently, get on with it. Dedicated to the job, willing to take extra shifts work longer hours.

    * The students bit wishy-washy, but are good at decision making. Not always big on the common sense. And often they are not dedicated because they know they are going on to "better things" and funnily enough they're the ones most likely to miss shifts and quit.

    I think this is why employers don't like to take on "over-qualified" students- not because they're too smart and won't fit in or whatever, just because they're not as interested in the job as a leaver.


    Of course, I'm just speaking from my own experience and I know not every leaver/student fits my description. I would expect the situation is quite different in higher level jobs just for the pure reason that they're higher level and you have to be dedicated to get there in the first place, graduate or not.


    EDIT: I've just read some of the other replies, have I misunderstood the question? :confused:
 
 
 
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