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bobweaver Donating Member (953 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:38 PM
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If I was in the audience in that "town-hall"-style debate, my question...
would have been:

Mr. Bush, I am a software engineer and my job was recently outsourced to India. Most jobs in my field are also being outsourced. So, what should I do, should I move to India to look for a job?
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Goldeneye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:40 PM
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1. Short answer: its hard work.
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:44 PM
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2. Long answer:
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 07:44 PM by mcscajun
Go to community college.

yeah...that'll fix everything. Especially since you probably already have at least your B.S., perhaps even a more advanced degree.

Yup...Community College is definitely your answer.

BTW...I'd have asked much the same question. I've given up on the tech field, and at this point I wouldn't encourage college students to pursue it.
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:06 PM
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3. And his answer: "There are so MANY excellent opportunities in fast food
Sure, the pay sucks, working conditions stink, management is heartless and there's no real chance for advancement but thats all beside the point. But its a job

Really, its all your fault because you didn't have the foresight to be born into a wealthy family like I did. Too bad."
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aeolian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:11 PM
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5. The prefered term is "food manufacturing." (n/t)
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aeolian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:09 PM
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4. He'd tell you that you can go to college and get new skills
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 08:09 PM by aeolian
Because you obviously don't already have any of that fancy education stuff. That's what you need, another four years at community college to go with that MS in computer science from MIT. THEN you'll get a job.

Your kids, meanwhile, can work in the coal mines to cover the costs.
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