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Wait, seriously? That's cool as hell.

I work on the Pharmacy side of a large Healthcare Insurance Company.
 

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Wait, seriously? That's cool as hell.

I work on the Pharmacy side of a large Healthcare Insurance Company.
Actually no but sometimes it seems that way although that's not pcI'll give you 3 guesses!

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Central Office Tech for a big TeleCom Company. I maintain all of the short haul and long haul equipment that gives everyone their internets, TV and dial tones both land line and Cell. I have been here over 31 years. Retiring in the next 2 and 1/2 years.
I am also a Semi-Pro, High School and Rec League football official and run an officials organization.
Along with that just in case I am not busy enough I am a High School Girls Basketball and Women's Lacrosse Official.
So I have my seasons covered from Early August through Mid May pretty much running into each other barely having enough time to rest in between. More often than not they are over-lapping.
 

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Superintendent / Lead Operator of a municipal wastewater treatment plant. I think I've already heard the shi**y job jokes.
 

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I do all the Information Technology on a six-building campus (CIO to the guy under the desk). Oversight of Finance, contract administration, and human resources benefit planning and administration. I also oversee safety and security on campus. Help with advertising, PR, and donor management and communication. I also lead or do project management for everything from new construction, remodeling, to special events. Much of my career was in high technology executive management and as a volunteer serving on various non-profit boards and committees.
i need to know more. Where? Sounds like your the jack of all trades lol
 

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I'm a high school principal. Been in school administration for the last 13 years.
 

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Superintendent / Lead Operator of a municipal wastewater treatment plant. I think I've already heard the shi**y job jokes.
I use to work for a plumbing wholesaler. I know those ones as well.

I have been in sales/account management for the past 7 years with a specialization in Search Engine Marketing (Bing, Google, etc.) and digital advertising for the past 4. Due to the pandemic, currently interviewing full-time :rolleyes:
 

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CAD instructor for 18 years. Do CAD work on the side, house blueprints, remodels, product design, etc. Last year I started teaching online classes in animation, coding and engineering for online high schoolers.
 

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Previously I was working in client services for a pro sports team here, but with everything that’s been going on the last year nobody has really been working since venues aren’t open to the general public.

Yesterday I received a job offer (finally!) to be a project coordinator for one of the largest distribution chains in North America. I know it won’t be as busy and exciting as pro sports was, but a huge pay bump, benefits package and training to get my Project Management certification all give this job a different type of appeal.
 

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High School Shop Teacher. Graphic Arts and Metal Shop
Wow they still have HS shop teachers where you are? NYC has dropped 99% of shop teachers. I went to a vocational HS back in the 80’s and I loved the opportunity to try different vocational classes. I ended up in drafting/architecture after trying electrical and automotive repair. NYC these days has a very limited vocational program at my former HS, all of the construction trades have been combined into one class, plumbing, electrical and woodworking are now construction trades class.
 

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CT Technologist ( Radiology ) at a free standing ER.
I've been a tech for 26 years.
Ready to retire in 2-3 years.
 

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Wow they still have HS shop teachers where you are? NYC has dropped 99% of shop teachers. I went to a vocational HS back in the 80’s and I loved the opportunity to try different vocational classes. I ended up in drafting/architecture after trying electrical and automotive repair. NYC these days has a very limited vocational program at my former HS, all of the construction trades have been combined into one class, plumbing, electrical and woodworking are now construction trades class.
Hangin' on by a thread. When I started at my current small rural school 20 years ago, our dept had 11 teachers and aids. We had Home Ec, Finance, Photography, Graphics, Metal Shop and Woodshop. We now have me as the only full timer and my buddy does two Woodshop classes a week.

I'm regularly showing 14 year old boys what vise grip pliers are. By 14 we had all stripped nuts on our bike 'cause they were the wrong tool to use. I hate to sound like an old man yelling at the clouds. It would be interesting to hear from jimix 18 above. In my experience, our school administration is so hell bent on looking progressive and pushing for 21st Century skills, they actually denounce being able to do work with your hands. If every kid isn't STEM STEM STEM they're going to languish in a difficult and unfulfilled life.

Bullsh*t.

I teach Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and CAD programs. We plasma cut metals.....tossed my electric band saw years ago. My Graphics shop is fully equipped with a wide format printer plotter that we use for stickers and posters and fatheads of the student athletes for Senior Night. I screen print and heat press shirts and fabrics.

That said, we still need 19th Century skills. Get a good night's rest, show up on time, pay attention, get along with others, accept a little feedback, work safely, clean up after yourself, put your phone away. There is no longer any emphasis on those things. I have never heard one of you business leaders complain that kids these days just don't have enough high engineering skills. The complaint is always about those other things I mentioned. No matter how cutting edge your industry is, if I give you a candidate who can do all of those things I've mentioned, you'll teach them the rest.

I'm certainly not anti-education or anti-stem. I have a masters degree myself and we need engineers too. It's just that there's an entire industry making $$$ off of school change.
 

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That said, we still need 19th Century skills. Get a good night's rest, show up on time, pay attention, get along with others, accept a little feedback, work safely, clean up after yourself, put your phone away. There is no longer any emphasis on those things. I have never heard one of you business leaders complain that kids these days just don't have enough high engineering skills. The complaint is always about those other things I mentioned. No matter how cutting edge your industry is, if I give you a candidate who can do all of those things I've mentioned, you'll teach them the rest.

I'm certainly not anti-education or anti-stem. I have a masters degree myself and we need engineers too. It's just that there's an entire industry making $$$ off of school change.
No doubt, not everyone is cut out for STEM or enjoys it either. Personally, I have been hired in three completely different industries simply because of my intangibles of being personable, willing to learn, and coachable, which I was lucky enough to receive from both of my parents being around and being a 3 sport high school athlete. I know a lot people are not that lucky. I never took any shop class but wish I would have because I feel utterly useless when it comes to being handy around the house, and I can say that a lot of people in my generation (Gen Y/millenial) feel that way.

That said, do you think they might have cut back because it simply became less popular (kids enrollment), and parents are pushing for their kids to get into STEM because they feel like that is where the money and success is? I know I wish that I had those skills now but it never crossed my mind as an interest in high school, and none of my friends ever took it either that I am aware of. My buddy got his degree in engineering just in case; he has never used it and has been in sales for the past 7 years since graduating.
 

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The biggest problem as I see it is that the push for academics has manifest as a credit grab. Had a big fight with our Science dept years back when they petitioned the board to increase our science requirement to 3 years of science class instead of two. Well, a review of our guidance numbers shows that 90% of our students already take 3 years of Science classes. The remaining 10% would be the trades-minded kids that would benefit more from being with me than from being remanded to struggle yet another year in an academic class.

The entire credit requirement for my classes is satisfied in one year from their freshman exploratory program and that's it. They are never compelled to take any more classes with me. I must attract them.

The Math and Science teachers don't have any such burden. They can be crappy, boring teachers and the kids are mandated by the State and our board to be in front of them. Imagine if the State requirement for Math and Science credits were dropped.

My classes would be very popular~
 

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Hangin' on by a thread. When I started at my current small rural school 20 years ago, our dept had 11 teachers and aids. We had Home Ec, Finance, Photography, Graphics, Metal Shop and Woodshop. We now have me as the only full timer and my buddy does two Woodshop classes a week.

I'm regularly showing 14 year old boys what vise grip pliers are. By 14 we had all stripped nuts on our bike 'cause they were the wrong tool to use. I hate to sound like an old man yelling at the clouds. It would be interesting to hear from jimix 18 above. In my experience, our school administration is so hell bent on looking progressive and pushing for 21st Century skills, they actually denounce being able to do work with your hands. If every kid isn't STEM STEM STEM they're going to languish in a difficult and unfulfilled life.

Bullsh*t.

I teach Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and CAD programs. We plasma cut metals.....tossed my electric band saw years ago. My Graphics shop is fully equipped with a wide format printer plotter that we use for stickers and posters and fatheads of the student athletes for Senior Night. I screen print and heat press shirts and fabrics.

That said, we still need 19th Century skills. Get a good night's rest, show up on time, pay attention, get along with others, accept a little feedback, work safely, clean up after yourself, put your phone away. There is no longer any emphasis on those things. I have never heard one of you business leaders complain that kids these days just don't have enough high engineering skills. The complaint is always about those other things I mentioned. No matter how cutting edge your industry is, if I give you a candidate who can do all of those things I've mentioned, you'll teach them the rest.

I'm certainly not anti-education or anti-stem. I have a masters degree myself and we need engineers too. It's just that there's an entire industry making $$$ off of school change.
WELL SAID. As a HS teacher/Admin I think the biggest crock we have sold students on is to go to college. NOW-- I have both my children going to college.. fully realizing they are there to gain skills for a JOB. Trade jobs are WONDERFUL. Working is GREAT. The 19th century skills are what sets current employees apart. Small, very rural school and we send MANY into the working/trade world. Some into college and very proud of all. Some student's will struggle no matter what they choose based on their lack of work ethic and your above mentioned SELF DISCIPLINE skills that are so poorly modeled by adults raising them.
 

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We had one of those one day one-off training days that are a waste of time and part of that machine I mentioned that makes money off of changing schools.

Anyway, in that training, the presenter asked us what should a kid do to get hired? What kind of skills should they present to an employer to gain employment? Now, I'm going to ask you business owners how this would work for you:

"Sir, one thing that I can do that a lot of my peers can't is leave my phone in my car. If you don't mind, I might check it on my lunch break but I'm here to do what you need me to do."

Hired!...am I right?
 

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