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WT: Damaris rejects a scholarship and chooses to work in a bank instead because she PLANNED to become a pioneer. If she planned to pioneer, why did she even apply for university in the first place?

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On 7/8/2018 at 3:39 PM, Jack Ryan said:

Surely a university didn‚Äôt randomly approach her and give her a scholarship? ūüôĄ

This week's WT-study:

The Watchtower - April 2018 - "Young People, Are You Focused on Spiritual Goals?"

    Hello guest!

Watchtower is trying to influence those who might be thinking about a university level education to drop the idea, based on simplistic and anecdotal information

First, lawyers are usually not talking to bank staff - the lawyer's assistant is.

Second, what lawyer ever says: "I'm so unhappy," especially to some random person at a bank.

That doesn't invalidate the reality that just because one person noticed that some of the millions of people who followed the career path are unhappy, does not mean that it is wrong to follow that career path or that anyone who does will be unhappy. Flawed reasoning at its worst. Notice I did not say logic, because there is no logic to their reasoning.

Who said she applied for a scholarship? Teachers always make that suggestion to bright students but the decision belongs to the student and this student declined the offer. 

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On 7/9/2018 at 6:06 AM, James Thomas Rook Jr. said:

I have gotten jobs where there was NO OPENINGS, but because of my skill sets, they CREATED a job for me.

Me too.

And without any particular college education, just plain old self-taught. 

Using the intellectual freedom gained by pursuing rather mundane employment activities whilst "pioneering", I was able develop skills that later brought sufficient financial reward to care for personal familiy responsibilities, and then eventual financial independence to continue "pioneering" without secular constraints.

Works well for me, but I have to admit: "t'was the Watchtower made me do it, Officer!"

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It also helps a GREAT deal in getting a job, if you are willing to work at poverty wages.

There comes a time in many peoples' lives when it is necessary to survive.

Been there ... done that.

That being said, I have never even heard of a Cardiac Specialist having trouble finding a job.

Being poor is nothing to be ashamed of ... but it has NOTHING to recommend it.

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@James Thomas Rook Jr. At times the sad reality of all things is regardless of one's educational achievements and or accolades in order to get a job and or career position, the barrier still remains: the race, nationality and sex of the individual.

They do not tell you, but deep down inside they do care about this stuff, mainly if the guy who does the hiring leaves it to someone of his inner circle, they will judge you before you can even put your foot in the door.

Other than that, the core importance of having currency and a job is simple.

To care for yourself, an or any among your household, as well as relatives. To put food on the table so you do not starve, to but clothing on your back so you do not bare your nakedness and dwell in the cold (also you have to wash your clothes or they will smell), to keep a roof over your head because those bills have to be paid, and a list of other things, perhaps buying that new air fresher to put around the home so it smells like roses. All in all, things of that nature, to use money wisely and spend it wisely for things of good intent, which makes us different from those who are lovers of money and that Ralph Lauren, Jordan's wearing, Side strutting neighbor that likes to brag that he has a 250k Lamborghini 2018 costs more than your house - next thing you know he goes broke and files for bankruptcy and has debt.

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(sorry) Posted and removed by me because I put in in the wrong place.

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17 hours ago, Space Merchant said:

@James Thomas Rook Jr. At times the sad reality of all things is regardless of one's educational achievements and or accolades in order to get a job and or career position, the barrier still remains: the race, nationality and sex of the individual.

They do not tell you, but deep down inside they do care about this stuff, mainly if the guy who does the hiring leaves it to someone of his inner circle, they will judge you before you can even put your foot in the door.

Yeah ... if you send out only ONE resume, and cry when you are rejected.

Send out a thousand, or two thousand .... and be willing to go ANYWHERE.

There are a lot of stupid, short-sighted employers ... but the great majority of them ARE NOT!

The higher your skill set, the smaller the hiring pool is .. and the better it pays.

To use an analogy ... you use a shotgun to hunt with ... NOT a single shot rifle ... so to speak.

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