“Entry Level Sales for Recent College Grad $40,000-$80,000 + Paid
I have seen a lot of
titles like this in the last few years, and I thought I would look into a
little deeper. Especially since $80K is an excellent start for an “entry level”
The average age of a
college graduate when I got my first degree was around 22 years old, todays
grads are around 24, but still we are probably looking at college grads as
between the ages of 22 to 24. The age of youth in the business world, the magic
I often wondered what
would happen if I applied for some of these positions, after all I have the experience
and qualifications. It was quite an interesting experiment.
What I found was that
the places I did hear from, did not want anyone older than 30, and in one case
a person told me outright that I was “too old”! Since when has mid to late
forties been considered old? I should probably go back and tell them that they
are breaking the law, but the trouble is they do not care, and it is quite
Who you know still
matters highly, and age is not valued like it should be because THEY DO NOT
WANT TO PAY YOU YOUR WORTH! Yes, this is true. We have not even gotten to how
skin color or perceived ethnicity might factor in here, but if your staff all
look like they are from the same family, you might want to look at your diversity
The economy still has
not really recovered the way we hoped, people are still willing to take less
than they are actually worth, so there are a lot of applicants out there. A lot
of these applicants have actually given up looking. The flipside is that there
are a lot of qualified applicants out there, and they are not being given a
So companies, as you
place help wanted ads and job descriptions, please make sure you are being
honest. There are many occasions when you have no intention of actually
interviewing anyone, but you make professionals use their valuable time and submit
paperwork that will never get looked at. There are times when someone is
immediately dismissed because of their age or how they look. These practices
were supposed to have disappeared from the workforce.
Correct is a relatively new term, and is defined as:
the idea that people should be careful to not use language or behave in a way
that could offend a particular group of people”
Rudeness is defined as: “the quality or state of being rude or a rude action”
is defined as: “a contemptibly obnoxious person”
In this diverse country, political correctness was
and is necessary to deal with the various racial and discriminatory common
practices that used to happen before the civil rights era. The name calling, the
jokes, the cartoon caricatures, sexism, etc, etc.
What the country is experiencing is not political
incorrectness, it is experiencing rudeness and politicians acting like jerks;
especially too each other.
There was a time when “Robert’s Rules of Order” was
used in debates, when courtesy and civility were paramount. Politicians could
and would disagree vehemently (sometimes violently as in duels), but there
were still rules. It took great skill and thought to come up with one-liners
and zingers that stung but could still be heard by children. I used to watch the
debates as a kid, but decades later I do not allow my children to watch the debates
because it is a bad example of adult behavior.
Please stop telling us you are tired of political
correctness because what you really mean is that it is okay to be extremely rude
and a jerk.
Shows Detained U.S. Student Otto Warmbier on State TV
Radioactive Material Stolen in Mexico
Cardinal Pell: Pedophile Priest 'Wasn't of Much Interest'
earthquake strikes near Indonesia
·Nearly a third of Japan's women 'sexually harassed at work'
·Uganda unveils Africa's first solar-powered bus
·Supreme Court Takes Up Texas Abortion Case
·After Nearly A Year in Space, NASA's Scott Kelly Is Back on Earth
is just from today’s headlines, and there is so much more.
the news media is pre-occupied with guess who? Donald Trump (only time I am
saying this name in the article)!
seems like ratings and profits are more important than reporting the news, and
as one media executive put it the other day “he is good for business”.
some point the media needs to remember that the news airwaves really belong to the
public, so they should start reporting according to what is news and not
according to what sells ads.
Pope could not care less, but you had to ask him anyway. The Media milked that “non-story”
for almost a week!
am very selective about where I get my news right now because I actually want
to hear news, the political circus is not news and is not going to help improve
an economic status, it is not going to help someone find a job, and it certainly
is not going to feed a family.
Do we even
need the circus of primary elections? Do we need political parties? Do we really
need the Electoral College? Do we need to subject the public to more than 12
months of campaigning, for a job that pays so much less than what is being
spent getting elected?
Richard Pryor said it best in Brewster’s Millions: How doyou win
something ifyou have to buy it? .... to get a
$60,000/yearjob,unless he planned tosteal it back with interest? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXEglx-or6k
suggestion is you save your brain cells for some of the entertaining network TV
available, I am currently enjoying “The Walking Dead” and “The Blacklist”.