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Re: Even a college degree can't help this one...

Postby Metroid » Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:10 am

Madison wrote:
Metroid wrote:Who gives a crap about her GPA or attendance? Has anyone ever actually had an employer ask what their GPA was in college or looked at their attendance record? That piece of paper is all most employers care about.

Anyway she's an idiot.


GPA is asked for on most job applications (even going the resume route still leaves the interview and sometimes a questionnaire). Not sure I can recall ever filling one out that didn't ask for both high school and college GPA's. And right now especially, due to the economy, employers can be (and are being) more selective with their hiring since they have plenty of qualified people applying for most positions, so I'm sure her GPA is coming into play and at least part of why she hasn't landed a job yet. Generally a degree is better than no degree, but a 4.0 is always better than a 2.7.

Agreed that atttendance is usually irrelevant though. :-D

I guess that makes sense. I guess I'm thinking in the long run GPA's don't really come into play. I guess when your first job hunting, like Dan said, they don't really have much to judge you on other than your GPA huh?

I think it really depends on what field you're in though.
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Re: Even a college degree can't help this one...

Postby ayebatter » Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:17 am

knapplc wrote:
ayebatter wrote:She's not an idiot if she graduated from law school. :-?

Whooooooooaaaaa. I speak to idiots with law degrees every day. I got a charge form sent back to me for correction a few weeks ago from an attorney because I I wrote something like, "...I was discriminated against on the bases of ________ and _________...." She said I had spelled basis wrong. The plural of basis is bases.

I did a facepalm and made the "correction."


Don't misunderstand me, she may be an 'idiot', but if she is a lawyer and wins her case, then....... I'd think she would be a $72,000 richer idiot with job experience in her field. ;-)
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Re: Even a college degree can't help this one...

Postby Madison » Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:22 am

knapplc wrote:
Madison wrote:GPA is asked for on most job applications (even going the resume route still leaves the interview and sometimes a questionnaire).

I can't recall the last time I got new hire docs that contained GPA questions, including interview questions. Don't underestimate the laziness of employers out there. This is not a common thing in my neck of the woods.


Really? Using someone's GPA is generally really easy (good for lazy people :-b ). Seems odd that you haven't seen any, but maybe it's more of a regional thing? We've got tons and tons of colleges here in Texas, so that might have something to do with it. How about you guys? :-?

Metroid wrote:I guess that makes sense. I guess I'm thinking in the long run GPA's don't really come into play.


In the long run, the degrees don't even really come into play. :-D
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Re: Even a college degree can't help this one...

Postby ayebatter » Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:23 am

ayebatter wrote:
knapplc wrote:
ayebatter wrote:She's not an idiot if she graduated from law school. :-?

Whooooooooaaaaa. I speak to idiots with law degrees every day. I got a charge form sent back to me for correction a few weeks ago from an attorney because I I wrote something like, "...I was discriminated against on the bases of ________ and _________...." She said I had spelled basis wrong. The plural of basis is bases.

I did a facepalm and made the "correction."


Don't misunderstand me, she may be an 'idiot', but if she is a lawyer and wins her case, then....... I'd think she would be a $72,000 richer idiot with job experience in her field. ;-)


Although on second thought, apparently if she did graduate from law school, and she is an 'idiot', that shouldn't hold her back from getting a job, must be the economy, I suggest she apply to Obama's staff.
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Re: Even a college degree can't help this one...

Postby urbanbreez » Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:32 am

They ask for your GPA. They don't check it. Solution: Lie. The American Way. ;-)
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Re: Even a college degree can't help this one...

Postby knapplc » Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:00 pm

Madison wrote:Seems odd that you haven't seen any, but maybe it's more of a regional thing? We've got tons and tons of colleges here in Texas, so that might have something to do with it.

Maybe it's regional. I just don't see it looked at, but I'm just one guy. Who knows.
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Re: Even a college degree can't help this one...

Postby GiantsFan14 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:03 pm

Dan Lambskin wrote:
Metroid wrote:Who gives a crap about her GPA or attendance? Has anyone ever actually had an employer ask what their GPA was in college or looked at their attendance record? That piece of paper is all most employers care about.

Anyway she's an idiot.


some employers care about GPA when looking at a recent grad. when you have little or no experience in your field, what else do they have to judge you on to compare you to your peers? i know a lot of engineering companies wouldnt give you an interview unless you had a 3.0+


LOL at using engineering as an example when we're talking about a chick.
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Re: Even a college degree can't help this one...

Postby ayebatter » Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:11 pm

GiantsFan14 wrote:
Dan Lambskin wrote:
Metroid wrote:Who gives a crap about her GPA or attendance? Has anyone ever actually had an employer ask what their GPA was in college or looked at their attendance record? That piece of paper is all most employers care about.

Anyway she's an idiot.


some employers care about GPA when looking at a recent grad. when you have little or no experience in your field, what else do they have to judge you on to compare you to your peers? i know a lot of engineering companies wouldnt give you an interview unless you had a 3.0+


LOL at using engineering as an example when we're talking about a chick.


Takin' in your context, then 2.7 would be good, yes. ;-)
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Re: Even a college degree can't help this one...

Postby Metroid » Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:52 pm

Madison wrote:In the long run, the degrees don't even really come into play. :-D

That's the truth, eventually it's all about experience.
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Re: Even a college degree can't help this one...

Postby Dan Lambskin » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:13 pm

Metroid wrote:
Madison wrote:In the long run, the degrees don't even really come into play. :-D

That's the truth, eventually it's all about experience.


to some degree ;-7
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