fair enough. what positions are these you're filling, if you don't mind divulging?
Admin support type things. Data entry. Anything that possibly relates to the finances of the business.
Anything where significant written correspondence is required, we actually prefer English majors where possible. The one area where STEM students can really lack is in communication and interpersonal skills, so always something to consider.
you've got me curious now. why do you prefer a kid out of north blumpkin high school over someone who's put in the systematic effort to earn a four year college degree, becoming educated, exposing himself to new worldviews and ideas, and developing a strong lifetime network in the process?
I'm looking for nearly 4 skill sets with every new hire:
1) hard workers
2) good decision makers
3) have good finances
4) reasonable expectations
Point 1 doesn't really seem to favor a good student out of High School versus a 4 year liberal arts grad, though maybe the high school grad is a bit hungrier than the liberal arts grad.
Point 2 can be a toss up. Getting a 4 year liberal arts degree is not generally a good decision, but not going to college can also be the same.
Point 3 usually favors the good student out of High School.
Point 4 almost always favors the good student out of High School.
Remember, I said a well put-together resume for a high school grad, not some poo thrown together. So "north blumpkin" high school is generally not going to be where we get resumes from. 9 out of 10 resumes we receive for people without college degrees are not good resumes. With that said, we've found quite a few liberal arts grads to be somewhat entitled and not necessarily grounded in reality. The student loan debt they also carry doesn't help them either.
With all that said, resumes for STEM grads always go to the top of the interview line. Always.
5 years... I graduated with 3 majors (all in business so total of 150 credit hours, enough to sit for CPA exam (accounting was my #1 major)... aka skipped masters degree)). I went to UNCC and in house tuition was $3.5k a semester (no idea what it is now). So that's $7k a year. If you pay $5k a year toward your tuition, when you graduate in 4 years you will owe $8k. In Accounting now, 4 year degree plus CPA + 5 years of experience = 6 digit salary.
Accounting is a skills based program that fills a need.
I had a plumber come to my house last year. The county repaired the water main, and all of a sudden we found out that the valve that restricts water pressure had been out for a while, but water pressure from the county was so low that it wasn't a problem. Once we got good pressure from the county, all of a sudden water was blasting through our pipes. Called the plumber because I knew just enough to know it wasn't a good thing.
$75 bucks just to show up, and $35-50 an hour for work done. Those are close to lawyer rates. Since it was a firm, I don't know how much of it the plumber actually got, but I imagine he was paid decently. Nothing at all wrong with that.
Surprises me to still see some people hating on hendo. He's had a solid season and is by far the best sg on the team.
I would like to see him run with the twos because he doesn't need to be on the court with MKG.
You guys realize that Hendo is a substantially better player than PJ right?
I can't tell if the fascination with PJ on this board is due to where he played college or just that backup QB thing where you think the guy on the bench is better than the starter. Or just fuging stupidity. It could just be stupidity.
Anyways, taxes are usually enforced against profit, not revenue. A company with a 20% margin and in a 25% tax bracket will pay about 5% of their margin towards taxes.
In the end, just about all taxes get pushed down to consumers. Most don't realize when they scream for higher taxes that the good/service producers of the world will just pass that on to consumers. I've got a good business and that's exactly what I would do and have done. Of course, everyone I buy from will do the same as well so I end up paying more as well.
In the end, it just drives up costs and fugs those on a truly fixed income. And in many instances, it doesn't even increase tax revenues and often drives revenues down. And then the dumb politicians scream for more tax hikes, and when those are enacted, revenue continues to go down.