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      The Harvard Biz school dean is in charge of an...

      The Harvard Biz school dean is in charge of an overall budget larger than the USC football team, and I was talking the assistant coach. HC Spurrier makes 5X what that dean makes.
      The Harvard MBA...
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      You are right...the place didn't matter...it's...

      You are right...the place didn't matter...it's the point. A 60 yr old man with 30 yrs as a university professor made less than I did at age 29 one year out of MBA school.
      It's stupid.

      Now...
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      I have 4 kids in public school and my 95%...

      I have 4 kids in public school and my 95% experience from getting to know their teachers over the past 10 yrs is hard working, innovative and respectful people in it for the 30 yr long haul, doing it...
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      A bare bones BA degree from an in-state...

      A bare bones BA degree from an in-state university (USC or Clemson) is $24K a year. And a BA degree is the same $$ whether you study education or math. I agree about ROI...but just about every kid...
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      If that 22 yr old has a college loan and BAC down...

      If that 22 yr old has a college loan and BAC down the street is offering 2X that in a starting entry level position...that weighs heavy on their minds even if teaching is their career desire...have...
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      I'm not miffed...I find it amusing that some of...

      I'm not miffed...I find it amusing that some of the most educated folks in OT...have such a strong opinion (cough*** political leaning***cough) on teacher salaries...and importance in society.
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      Those same teachers also make $32K yr in year...

      Those same teachers also make $32K yr in year one. Is that a good salary? And my point is simply...if you don't pay a decent wage you don't attract the best talent, already seen many leave. And...
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      I have neighbors making $200-300K/yr working...

      I have neighbors making $200-300K/yr working maybe 15-20 hrs a week in sales from home...even they cannot explain nor understand how it is how it is.
      And of course...the folks that innovated,...
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      How did that surgeon get to that station without...

      How did that surgeon get to that station without the appropriate "teaching"? That was my point, and you knew it...but felt it was your OT duty to go elsewhere.
      How would you and your writing skills...
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      My kids attend public school in what's considers...

      My kids attend public school in what's considers a top 2 district in SC, maybe both Carolinas and it's non-union and the teachers are drastically underpaid. They constantly lose them to other...
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      I'll politely disagree. I work with thousands of...

      I'll politely disagree. I work with thousands of them...and we have 30K more jr engineers on retainer in India. The only ones getting 5% + COL the last 3-4 years have deep, and special skills. A...
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      Why don't you enlighten us with: Why are...

      Why don't you enlighten us with:

      Why are pensions gone for all jobs but civil service, teachers, govt jobs?
      What happened to raises that equaled or were better than COL increases?
      What happened...
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      Hate to tell you this...but on the topic of "it's...

      Hate to tell you this...but on the topic of "it's gonna get a lot worse" he's saying the same thing I hear from exec level management every single day.
      What exactly is society going to do? ...
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      You forgot to add...God and gays.

      You forgot to add...God and gays.
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      I manage an org chart with 61 folks below me. 26...

      I manage an org chart with 61 folks below me. 26 are female (ave salary >$96K), 5 of those have taken or will be on maternity leave in 2013/14. Several more will follow, I'm sure. I know the...
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      Do you consider companies providing PTO, paid...

      Do you consider companies providing PTO, paid holidays, and health/life/disability...as punishment. I get the feeling you do.
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      You do whatever you want. I am talking about the...

      You do whatever you want. I am talking about the big boys...
      WF and BAC down the street from me employ over 600K people combined...and they don't give a S...and they CAN afford it. That's an...
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      And yet...it's too important to not give a crap...

      And yet...it's too important to not give a crap about. My employer makes $billions in profit every year and works deserately to reduce the amount of maternity benefits. Why? Because they are a...
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      Again...after 9/11 there were priorities that...

      Again...after 9/11 there were priorities that took place (and would have alsp if Gore were at the helm) that were mostly about keeping the economy above water and Bush/Greenspan did what they thought...
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      Yep! 3 things happened under Clinton's watch...

      Yep! 3 things happened under Clinton's watch that began the entire derailment...say what you want about who was leading the Congress at the time, Clinton approved and signed off. He deserves equal...
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