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  •  A graduate degree doesn't entitle you to kindness (10+ / 0-)

    Congrats on the job but every retail worker is entitled to respect. You are not owed any more kindness than someone else just because you completed a graduate degree and they did not. Everyone is doing the best they can, indeed.

    •  yes this is true! and it does not mean (3+ / 0-)
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      ShoshannaD, The Marti, stef

      that those who don't have graduate degrees are any less than anyone else. I think what i'm trying to say is that hey, you don't know this person, so if you are in a bad mood, keep it to yourself. This person could have 4 kids and one is in the hospital or this person could have just lost a best friend, etc. In the heat of the moment, we all have to remember there is a reason that we are right where we are. Take a deep breath. That coffee maker isn't going anywhere....

      For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. ~ The Bible says that. Ask Willard aka 'I love America sooo much' Romney

      by yawnimawke on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 03:35:43 PM PDT

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    •  actually a grad degree may show poor planning (1+ / 0-)
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      when you consider what a grad degree means in cost/benefits vs a vocational type of position.  A good HCAC man can pull down as much as a college prof with a little luck

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