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    elwior, walkshills

    like to add to my comment:

    In the 1960's up until the mid or late 1980s you could work your way up through a company.  For instance, my Mother began as clerk for a company and fifteen years later through training and classes provided by the company she eventually rose to management and head of a department.  However, by the early 1990's those with college education that were under her supervision and not as experienced as she was were being brought in at a higher salary level than her.  She was kept at a lower salary even though she out sold all the newcomers and had years of experience.  And pretty much that story was universal across the country by the late 1990s.

    Even earlier around 1990 companies stopped training and allowing employees to work their way up, even though experience and hard work provided better quality in a worker.  You were expected to have a college education whether or not you could afford it.  Without a college education you pretty much starved and were being kicked out of the job market by those with college.  Still anyone with college was promoted with no experience above all others and at better pay.

    "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolution­ary act. " George Orwell

    by zaka1 on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 03:05:23 PM PST

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