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Happy 7/11! As always, those with access to a participating 7-Eleven location can help them celebrate the occasion by picking up a free Slurpee. The forecast calls for it to hit 93 F today in these parts, so I have a feeling a lot of locals will be availing themselves of this offer.

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28. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 11, 2011, 16:12 Pigeon
 
Part of the problem might be the 'sort' of person attracted to each job. I don't think there are many people who go into engineering for the money or power, they're problem solvers and people who like to design and create.

Business majors on the other hand do go in for power and money, its ambition without talent. I'm not saying all business majors do, I'm sure there are many that actually have a passion for the work they do rather than the potential rewards they can reap. In college my friends and I always joked about the business majors because they were invariably the morons who would moan the loudest when we'd get assigned a project, have to take a test that consisted of more then 10 questions, or god forbid had to read something. The prevailing theme from them was trying to get away doing the minimal amount of effort on their part. I was so happy when I got into the jr. and senior level classes cause I didn't have to hear their proclaim 'this is bullshit' because they had to do 'work' or 'learn' something.

Really I think the problem is this focus on short term investor profit. You've got a few people soaking up money being made purely on speculation, and when reality happens, company X made awful products or bank Y bought terrible loan packages, the people who made those decisions to create those problems have already cashed in, while everyone else is left to wallow in it. And now they're busy blaming the consumers for being to tight with their 30k a year salaries, saying they can't create new jobs until they see another billion or so in profit. /rant
 
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