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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:43 PM

It Takes a B.A. to Find a Job as a File Clerk

Published: Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

The college degree is becoming the new high school diploma: the new minimum requirement, albeit an expensive one, for getting even the lowest-level job.

Consider the 45-person law firm of Busch, Slipakoff & Schuh here in Atlanta, a place that has seen tremendous growth in the college-educated population. Like other employers across the country, the firm hires only people with a bachelor's degree, even for jobs that do not require college-level skills.

This prerequisite applies to everyone, including the receptionist, paralegals, administrative assistants and file clerks. Even the office "runner" the in-house courier who, for $10 an hour, ferries documents back and forth between the courthouse and the office went to a four-year school.

More: http://www.cnbc.com/id/100474974

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Response to OhioChick (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:44 PM

1. They have to make sure you know the song, before you can become a file clerk.

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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:47 PM

2. That sort of thing has been going on for at least 30 years

I remember deciphering the obfuscation and circumlocution in one of the corporate want ads back in Boston in the early 80s and realized they wanted a baccalaureate prepared stock boy.

Stock boy!

That's how nuts dumbing down our educational system has become.

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