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What is your highest level of education?

What is your highest level of education?

  • No diploma yet

    Votes: 4 4.0%
  • High school diploma or GED

    Votes: 2 2.0%
  • Some college

    Votes: 25 25.0%
  • Bachelor's Degree

    Votes: 32 32.0%
  • Master's Degree

    Votes: 25 25.0%
  • Doctoral Degree

    Votes: 6 6.0%
  • Other (please specify)

    Votes: 6 6.0%

  • Total voters
    100

Cor Luctis

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Also, I'm technically pursuing a psych degree. I'm only a course or two into it, and it's been on hold for a couple of years. But I've found that "Currently pursuing a masters in [a thing that paints me as a well-rounded individual who is eager to learn or whatever]" is pretty good resume material anyway. So I have no idea if I'll finish it, because I don't know if there'd be much difference between "pursuing" and "have" at this point.

I generally don't like having big things like that just lingering out there, but in this case it's hard to care.
I'm done with school. Just. Done. The things I learn now, I teach myself.
 

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I am currently in college. my major began as social work but switch to general business.
 

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I'm done with school. Just. Done. The things I learn now, I teach myself.
Yeah, it can totally suck. My rationale is 75% for the credential, 20% because I'm sure I'll learn at least a few useful things, 5% just doing it for kicks. The stakes in completing it are insanely low, though.

What's nice is that distance learning courses often entail getting assigned four things throughout the semester and completing each in a month. Watching the lectures is usually totally optional, which is great because I've lost my patience for (being on the receiving end of) in-class lectures. Also the books for the classes are usually not worth purchasing and reading even if they're "required."

Some courses, though, involve online proctoring of exams, which is a totally stupid setup wherein you record yourself taking them via webcam, so as to ensure that you're not using your book or notes or anything. At least you can do those on your own time too, but you do have to allocate some two hour block at some point for it.

(When the roles are reversed, I always say the textbook is optional but it is out there if you want it, and all of my assignments are of the "Here's a thing. It's due in two weeks. It requires research and thought, but it's cool if you can do it even without watching lectures or reading the book; I really don't care how you go about it so long as it's good. Drop me a line if you have questions or whatever" sort. Ideally, every class on the planet would be structured that way..)

So actually completing this psych thing is probably going to be dependent on whether or not at some point the rest of my life is in a lull and I get bored enough to do it.
 

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BA in psychology, hopefully will pursue grad school.
 

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Does anyone else think it s hilarious that so many degrees are litterally called B.S. :laugh:
Reminds one of the rapidly falling value of degrees
 

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I think that if we call ppl who have a doctorate a doctor, we should call other degree holders masters, bachelors etc. Only seems fair.
 

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I think that if we call ppl who have a doctorate a doctor, we should call other degree holders masters, bachelors etc. Only seems fair.

Well, IRRC in Mexico (and probably other Latín American countries) someone with a university degree can be respectfully adressed as licenciado.
 

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I think that if we call ppl who have a doctorate a doctor, we should call other degree holders masters, bachelors etc. Only seems fair.
You're right.

Folks who went to school for a few more years shouldn't demand to be addressed as Dr. by, say, Michelin employees when they're called from the waiting room sheet their tire rotation gets finished. In 99% of all possible contexts out there, that degree is absolutely irrelevant.
 

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You're right.

Folks who went to school for a few more years shouldn't demand to be addressed as Dr. by, say, Michelin employees when they're called from the waiting room sheet their tire rotation gets finished. In 99% of all possible contexts out there, that degree is absolutely irrelevant.

I come across very few people with doctorates that demand to be called Dr. (Sebastian Gorka aside but he isn't actually a dr. of anything, he just thinks he is). Some older medical doctors do but the younger ones I work with, first names for everyone.
 

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I come across very few people with doctorates that demand to be called Dr. (Sebastian Gorka aside but he isn't actually a dr. of anything, he just thinks he is). Some older medical doctors do but the younger ones I work with, first names for everyone.

Germany is very conservative in that regard. Many people with a PhD insist on being called "Doktor". My father is an MD and always used the title because it instills trust when you are a country doctor even though you don't need the title for an approbation. My sister has a PhD in biotechnology and even though she now works in IT her employer likes to present her towards customers as Dr. Herring to show off a little how qualified their personell is. She herself never calls herself that and the only time I heard her adressed by her title was on her wedding day - by the civil servant at the registry because in Germany your title is part of your legal name.
 

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Come to think of it. At weddings even academic degrees like a Bachelor or Master can be mentioned :"Do you, Certified Art Historian Müller, take Certified Metereologist Meier to be your wedded wife?" Seriously, I have witnessed that on several occasions!
 

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Come to think of it. At weddings even academic degrees like a Bachelor or Master can be mentioned :"Do you, Certified Art Historian Müller, take Certified Metereologist Meier to be your wedded wife?" Seriously, I have witnessed that on several occasions!

Haha no way! I have never heard anything like that. But I'm of the opinion that people should say what they like at their own weddings.
 

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I'm having a liberal Law student on my show who used to work in Gov't Scotts admin here in FL, I hope get to flex my intellectual muscle today.
 

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You're right.

Folks who went to school for a few more years shouldn't demand to be addressed as Dr. by, say, Michelin employees when they're called from the waiting room sheet their tire rotation gets finished. In 99% of all possible contexts out there, that degree is absolutely irrelevant.

Hogwash. Once I get my Master's (I'm more than halfway through), I'm going to demand to be called "master" everywhere. Wait, that might not go over well in some contexts.
 

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Hogwash. Once I get my Master's (I'm more than halfway through), I'm going to demand to be called "master" everywhere. Wait, that might not go over well in some contexts.
Well, "Mr." is derived from that, so in a sense, you already have what you want. In earlier generations, "Master" was reserved for young boys.

Most of the time we go on first name basis at my workplace except for the most senior management. I more often have the opposite problem of repeatedly having to reassure our newest, youngest employees that they may address me by first name. The exception is that at formal events, awards ceremonies, etc. we will be introduced as "Dr. Coriolis", "Mr. Mason", etc.
 

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Well, "Mr." is derived from that, so in a sense, you already have what you want. In earlier generations, "Master" was reserved for young boys.

I've actually came across that once. It's still used in some occasions. I remember I got some kind of letter referring to me as "Master." I don't remember anything else about the context.... maybe I'm the heir to a toothbrush fortune and my parents have been keeping that knowledge from me?

Most of the time we go on first name basis at my workplace except for the most senior management. I more often have the opposite problem of repeatedly having to reassure our newest, youngest employees that they may address me by first name. The exception is that at formal events, awards ceremonies, etc. we will be introduced as "Dr. Coriolis", "Mr. Mason", etc.

That's been my experience in the workplace, although I didn't really interact with any PHDs in my experiences. I suppose that's relevant advice in graduate education, though.
 

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Bachelor's degree in Arts Management (Cultural manager).
 
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