No IQ Wanted

Overqualified and Unemployable

Sally had applied for a job at a college teaching the computer language she’d been writing about for years. In fact, the college was using her book as the textbook for the course. But they wouldn’t hire her. Why? She didn’t have a Master’s degree.

And:

It gets worse. Sally wanted to work for a local organization that has a tendency to hire young people at low starting salaries. When she applied, she even offered to work at that low salary. And she was turned down.

I know why. Young people are inexperienced and far more likely to do what they’re told instead of tapping into experience to suggest improvements as they work. Employers don’t want smart, helpful people. They want drones — bodies to fill seats, push pencils, and get a job done without questioning what they’re told to do.

Yep.

2 Comments

Filed under Collapse, Pottersville, Stupid

2 responses to “No IQ Wanted

  1. That’s why I laugh at the face of people who want to tell us that there is a future with more employment. Machines are way better at being drones than humans can be: human employment is, as of right now, an undesired consequence of economic growth. Most work can be automated OR crowdsourced away.

  2. Keishon

    Yep. They want people to “execute” like robots.

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