Hi, Marley, the degree inflation study was in the Harvard Business Review and I think it took positions like secretary and executive assistant and showed that previously hired employees did not have degrees but now they are required. And there was some comparison between job duties and whether a degree was necessary. Degree inflati…
Sam McKenzie Jr.
Awh…yes! That happened to us when we worked at the college. They required all lower-level administrative positions to have at least a 4 year degree. They paid for (comp’d) the first 2 years and then employees were forced to cover the last 2. No one was guaranteed a pay increase or promotion. In fact, they did not receive a raise or promotion. People were angry — and incurred lots of debt to keep a job barely paying $27k annually. Because we lived in a really rural area, the college was the second largest employer next to the regional hospital. The “thought process” was that if they get more degreed professionals it would attract more industry to our area. That didn’t happen either.
I’m reading your links. It’s very interesting that I have experienced so many of these situations. Politicians do not have a clear grasp on what’s happening to us on a local level outside of large cities. It’s very frustrating.