Skip to Next Poll »
4
what is more important
okay fellow iquers need your opinion on this I have a good friend (Dave)  and he has 24 years with his company has been a dedicated employee ,has been employee of the month numerous and employee of the year several times,and according to some the important clog that makes the wheel turn.A position in management opened he put in for it ,he is very qualified,but they gave it to a young man who been with the company a year ,but has a college degree whereas Dave has a high school diploma  so tell me if you were making decesions on hiring management which would you consider more important and why
| Closed on 08/23/13 at 05:00PM
FanIQ Pts? No | Locker Room, Miscellaneous | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
9 Fans 
0%a. education
44%b. expierence
0%c. huh
11%d. I don't work
44%e. other

 &nbp;
TOP COMMENT * * * * * * * * * * * *
#1 | 397 days ago
Nick__ (+)

I am so sick and tired of these companies hiring based on Degrees!  Experience is what counts.

There are soo many people that I have worked with without a 4 yr degree that run circles around those with degrees.  When you have a lot of years of experience, there is nothing more worthy and valuable than someone who knows what they are doing over someone who is still learning.  This crap makes me livid!  I am sorry for your friend and I feel his anger and disappointment!
expierence  
  
7 Comments | Sorted by Most Recent First | Red = You Disagreed
Vote for your favorite comments. Fans decide the Top Comment (3+ votes) and also hide poor quality comments (4+ votes).
#1 | 397 days ago
Nick__ (+)

I am so sick and tired of these companies hiring based on Degrees!  Experience is what counts.

There are soo many people that I have worked with without a 4 yr degree that run circles around those with degrees.  When you have a lot of years of experience, there is nothing more worthy and valuable than someone who knows what they are doing over someone who is still learning.  This crap makes me livid!  I am sorry for your friend and I feel his anger and disappointment!
expierence  
#2 | 396 days ago

Its a double edged sword but I agree with the anger. Unfortunately, its who you know more than what you know that gets you ahead
#3 | 396 days ago

I believe experience is more important. He's been there for a very long time and knows the ins and outs of the company, where as the degree guy can come in and mess up a good thing,why, because of a piece of paper he got in college? My dad who only had a high school diploma, knew more and did more than these squirts who went to college. He could do it all, why? EXPERIENCE!
expierence  
#4 | 396 days ago

Ideally, both. But there's a lot to be said for hands-on learning, which people get with experience. In some cases though, there are things people learn in school (business management, leadership skills, how to handle certain situations etc.) that people don't necessarily get experience with in their position even if they're fantastic at their job. It depends on the position, I think.

Another thing I've seen in the past (never really experienced myself) is sometimes people are so good at what they do, promoting them would lose the company a very good person at their current position. I wonder if that's what happened to your friend?
other  
#5 | 396 days ago

depends what the degree is for.   we had a guy who moved up the ladder rapidly and thought he was qualified to run the place because of a degree.  it was in AMERICAN HISTORY.  this qualifies you to run a wholesale company HOW?   his daddy owning the place played no part in his gaining of high positions according to him.  when new owners came in, he was asked to leave and take his degree with him and never return.  our current boss has no degree but we are doing more business and putting bigger numbers on the bottom line than ever before.    
other  
#6 | 396 days ago

This is sort of hard to talk about without any context. Just because the young man has only been there for a year doesn't mean he hasn't had some pertinent experience elsewhere. How much younger and how much less experience in that particular job? Is the degree specific to the position?

Ideally you'd like both especially if it's a management position, but experience is extremely valuable and it's generally a good strategy to promote from within. (strengthens corporate culture, etc.) The other side of the coin is you don't necessarily want to promote someone overnight who would then have to manage his "peers." Not always a negative, but it is (can be?) a factor in that decision making process.
other  
#7 | 396 days ago


It`s all about image.cheeky

Post a Comment   Already a user? Sign in here
Join FanIQ - It's Free
FanIQ is the ultimate free community for sports fans.
Talk sports with fans from all over - 1,649,417+ Comments
Track your game picks - 38,670,182,382+ Sports Predictions
Prove you know sports - 116,275+ Trivia Questions
Find fans of your teams - 11,453,110+ New Friends
30 DAY DRAWING CHALLENGE DAY 25
Asked by ms_hippie_queen | Locker Room, Miscellaneous | 1 questions asked 08/19/13
6 opinions | 3 comments | Last by woody050681
Go ahead make my day
Asked by 18packabs | Locker Room, Miscellaneous | 1 questions asked 05/08/12
29 opinions | 46 comments | Last by KSbengals99
When Crap Goes Wrong!!
Asked by BamaMan | Locker Room, Miscellaneous | 1 questions asked 07/25/12
20 opinions | 19 comments | Last by KSbengals99
Neighbors,Neighbors,Neighbors
Asked by CAPTAINSEAFOOD | Locker Room, Miscellaneous | 1 questions asked 05/14/12
24 opinions | 28 comments | Last by KSbengals99
Joke of the day 12/15
Asked by huskerdoug2009 | Locker Room, Miscellaneous | 1 questions asked 12/15/12
12 opinions | 5 comments | Last by KSbengals99