A few days ago I got rejected (yet again)for a job I qualified for and I asked them why. I was told I was “too educated” for the position. The position asked for a person with a bachelors and not much experience (ie recent grad)and I have a masters and experience. This has been a problem I face so I now have two other resumes, one deletes most of my experience and my degrees and the other deletes my masters and several jobs. It’s pretty sad though that people are intimidated by someone like me because I may be smarter than them. It boils down to the idea that employers want employeee they can mold, which explains why some of the stupidest people have jobs and why intelligent people often don’t. In this recession (I prefer to call it the depression)I have met so many qualified people unemployed years: lawyers, scientists, accountants, teachers and so many other very educated people. Meanwhile I know so many on the other scale of qualified who have jobs, including several high school drop outs and people with criminal records. It’s a known fact that many of the jobs that don’t require skills will not hire people who do, which is why telling someone to get a job at McDonalds is silly. McDonalds will not hire me (I know, I tried) and neither will Wal-Mart. In fact I called Wal-Mart asking why I was rejected and the woman said they do not hire college graduates. In a way I understand because these jobs aren’t meant for people like me, but on the other hand I need a job and the jobs at my level are disappearing.
I think people do this in many other ways besides jobs. I recently (as in a few months ago)met a guy I am crazy about. The fact I would be attracted to him is just so bizarre because he’s generally not my type. He’s shorter than me, he’s graying big time, and balding, and has a little beer belly. But something about him gets me excited. However, he’s been quiet towards me and last night I chatted with him. Long story short, he’s apparently interested but afraid I would reject him because I am so pretty. This has been an issue with me that I never knew until quite recently. I couldn’t figure out why I had trouble getting dates until several men told me they were intimidated by me.
Being too of anything can backfire in many ways. Obviously is has for me because I am smart and pretty but sit here unemployed and single. I remember something from awhile back when someone was buying something. I can’t even remember what they were buying but the idea was don’t buy the best product, because it’s the most expensive. Instead buy the second best product because it’s cheaper. I think as a society we don’t strive for the best. Often in the day and age the smartest kids are often rejected for scholarships that instead go to the kids who might not be as smart. The thinking going that the smartest will have that advantage. What advantage is that exactly?
As a society we don’t strive to be the best anymore and it’s affecting everything. We used to make the best products and have the best educated system but not anymore. The USA is ranked low in terms of education and in some cases losing to countries not as wealthy. As for best products, more and more products aren’t made here anymore, instead being replaced by inferior products that don’t last. However because they are cheap people don’t care they will need to replace them within a year instead of 10 years (or whatever).
To sum it up cheap is better than best and this is true whether talking about jobs or products.