And I understand. He doesn't have a lot of depth, however, his perspective is interesting. His has helped with being able to communicate with younger people who look at me as a dinosaur who doesn't have anything to offer them. Nothing at all. This is why all of my deck hands are from the military. We can communicate. I never get any young kids apply, a few have asked, but when I tell them its not unusual to have 10, 12, 18 hour days, they immediately tune me out and walk away.
I was chatting with a young man who had recently graduated from school and had applied for a job in the City of LA. The job application stated passing was 70 percent on a written exam. He was excited that his test score was 75 percent. Since this was a very well respected job, high paying, benefits and retirement program, the amount of people applying was overwhelming. The selection process only allowed the top 2 percent to continue with the testing process. He felt that was not fair because he also passed but was not going to continue.
I read about this all time on SAF. Did I pass the running with my low score, are my standardized tests score good enough? Why is the entry selection into a SA so difficult compared to other colleges? Its the same story, minimal effort to get maximum benefit.
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