Desert Fox wrote: d34dluk3 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:No it isn't. If an engineer made his company a million dollars, but there are 4 doods waiting to take his place at a moments notice, he'd still get paid shit.
Can the other guys also make the company a million dollars? If so, the value is not in the engineer.
I don't think you can support that leap.
People do business to make money - not break even.
So, if I had to hire somebody (anybody...) in a business context, it would have to be a position that will have the ultimate goal of making money than he or she would otherwise make.
Engineering overall is a good field imo because it has gobs of practicality tacked onto it - it's a profession, and requires 4 years of study. Aside from Engineering, there is accounting, nursing, and teaching(education, lulz) - among a few others I may have missed. It's *some* structure for those who need it.
Anyways, from what I see- the problem isn't the sheer number of lawyers alone. It's the number of them stacked onto the fact that ~75% of them "passed" their way through school and did not seek more than the bare minimum required of them at all levels of the systems. If we had 50,000 Harvard/Yale-caliber grads graduating per year, it wouldn't matter that there aren't "positions available" to them - they're going to succeed at life and find their space in society. I may be off base here, but that's my view on things here.