The musings of a cantankerous over the hill greasemonkey who, though already old, is rather old for his age. I'll bust greasy knuckles out in the garage or argue politics with anyone who will stand for it....



Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Student

"The college student interviews for a job as a knowledge worker, and finds that the corporate recruiter never asks him about his grades and doesn't even care what he majored in. He senses that what is demanded of him is not knowledge but rather that he project a certain kind of personality, an affable complaisance. Is all his hard work in school somehow just for show- his ticket to a Potemkin meritocracy? There seems to be a mismatch between form and content, and a growing sense that the official story we've been telling ourselves about work is somehow false." ~Matthew B. Crawford, Shop Class as Soulcraft

2 comments:

  1. Dutch,
    dood,
    you're startin to scare me.

    brad

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  2. Brad,

    I get that a lot.

    Thanks for caring, eh?

    Dutch

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