Sign of the economy...grossly overqualified for the position... - page 3

by klone 5,873 Views | 23 Comments

We're interviewing for a tech position in our small department, and I've been amazed at the education of the applicants we've received. For this lab tech position (which pays about $12/hour), the applicants have Master's degrees... Read More


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    We're interviewing for a tech position in our small department, and I've been amazed at the education of the applicants we've received. For this lab tech position (which pays about $12/hour), the applicants have Master's degrees in Microbiology, MBAs, one even had a JD! Holy heck! Is this truly how bad our economy is, that someone with a JD can't even find a job, that they're actually applying for a $12/hour lab tech position? Man, that sucks.
    Doesn't suprise me at all. I pay no attention to the lip cervice from the goivernment about the ecomony getting better.......
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    Quote from klone
    We're interviewing for a tech position in our small department, and I've been amazed at the education of the applicants we've received. For this lab tech position (which pays about $12/hour), the applicants have Master's degrees in Microbiology, MBAs, one even had a JD! Holy heck! Is this truly how bad our economy is, that someone with a JD can't even find a job, that they're actually applying for a $12/hour lab tech position? Man, that sucks.
    I don't think it's a sign of the economy at all. Many people are switching careers. It makes sense that if the description asks for a 4 year degree and someone is looking to gain experience in the medical field that they would apply.
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    Waiting tables would be a better alternative. Really low base rate but tips can bring in $200 a night. The bosses are easier to work with also.
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    I'm not surprised by the JD at all. I know a few newer law grads and it's rough unless you went into a niche area. Law firms seem to not be hiring lawyers anymore because they figured they can use them on a case by case basis on fairly little pay. If you are persistent, after a few years of working law part time, it seems that you might get offered a position in a law firm. Many JDs aren't sticking around and waiting though. This has been going on for a while too so it's not really the economy, more that law schools are in full swing.


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