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  •  Cool. I have a Ph. D. (0+ / 0-)

    in Inst Tech./Design. What did you go into the classroom in ? Business? Why did you leave industry? Please pardon or ignore my inquiry, just curious as always.

    •  I'm sorry I just caught your question. I went into (0+ / 0-)

      training in order to make peoples' lives better.  I figured that well trained people would be empowered to make their own and their families more secure, and they'd be more challenged and enriched by their professional lives.

      Things in the corporate wrold began to really began to change in the 90's ... it all became short term profit, higher and higer profits rather than steady revenue streams and long term planning.  There used to be a mutual, recipricol interpendence in relationships -- employers, employees, customers and the community.  The reason for being in business was to make money, but it was also to serve a customer need.  

      Then, people like Mitt with his Bain Boys, and other like them, changed the mid- and upper level management compensation and started gobbling up companies in orfer to  get as money as possible out of companies as quickly as possible.  

      When we moved 1400 highly paid, bnefits included IT jobs to India for just a coulple of exta profits points ...all for  just a couple of points! ... were willing to potentially decimate 1400 fmilies and the kill the golden goose (the Middle Class), I begain planning on leaving.  Every night, a security guard was walking us execs to our cars, and we got a pat on the back  and a big bonus.  

      I wanted to make a difference and give back to our country after 9/11.  I couldn't stand what corporate America was doing and had become.  So, I took a parachute and used that last bonus to go back to school to be be what I'd always wanted to be ... a teacher.  :)


      Plutocracy (noun) Greek ploutokratia, from ploutos wealth; 1) government by the wealthy; 2) 21st c. U.S.A.; 3) 22nd c. The World

      by bkamr on Fri Dec 02, 2011 at 06:06:44 PM PST

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