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SubjectRe: To all still alive... how does your degree weigh in your job? Reply to this message
Posted byParatech
Posted on10/26/10 00:12 AM



Unfortunately mine didn't help, but my health issues weren't helpful either. I obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems with a minor in English Writing in 2000, right when the tech bubble burst.

At this point my diploma's worthless, but at least I tried to get off disability. Still I shudder to think what would have happened when I had my 4th open heart surgery in 2008. I was unable to do squat for 6 months. I wasn't even allowed to do simple things like laundry, shopping, etc, let alone driving, and my lungs hurt like crazy, particularly if I tried to get out in the cold. Even with the employee leave act, how I would have survived 6 months without a paycheck and no health care is beyond me.

I just accept my disability at this point.

Still I get ticked they made me take 2 1/2 years of COBOL back in 1996-2000. Another point is my degree was from a "State University" Clarion University of PA, so that doesn't mean much in the IS field.



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*To all still alive... how does your degree weigh in your job?  SilentAce10/25/10 11:03 PM
.*I'm a math guy  itchyNADZ10/30/10 10:20 AM
.*I'm the only free mofo and I've no degree yet  dean10/28/10 11:54 AM
.*Shit, is everyone here involved in IT somehow?  Death Knight10/26/10 03:19 PM
..*Re: Shit, is everyone here involved in IT somehow?  Alyas10/27/10 09:41 PM
..*Re: Shit, is everyone here involved in IT somehow?  SilentAce10/27/10 07:00 AM
.*useless  skydoune10/26/10 07:27 AM
.*Not much, really..   Ti-BOne10/26/10 07:18 AM
..Re: To all still alive... how does your degree weigh in your job?  Paratech10/26/10 00:12 AM
.*Re: To all still alive... how does your degree weigh in your job?  Cereal Killer10/25/10 11:55 PM