The next time you go to a fast "food" business, ask the guy behind the counter about his education history. You might be surprised. My husband works at a fast "food" business. He has earned a Master's of Divinity degree. We thought his emp!oyment was set for life.... Until I (the wife) Essex up. (I got a DUI) My husband was at an interim position at a church and must have done something to upset parishioners because it got back to the bishop. The bishop concluded that with my mistake and what he thought he saw when my husband and I were at a pastors retreat, that my husband was better off without his collar and a pulpit. I am now not a fan of hierarchical church bodies. After nine months of unemployment he found a job at a call center, in a town 30 miles away. The full time hours and the commute (especially the commute) did not bode well for family harmony. He put in an application to Arby's thinking something was better than nothing. Yep. A man with a MASTER'S degree is working alongside people who are in high school and possibly no diplomas. He's tried to find a "better" job, but has not been effective. He could qualify for management training, but then he said he would have to admit defeat. He still wants to try o do something in ministry, but needs to find a new niche. There was a time in which his sister, who has a bachelor's degree was working at Chipotle.
I have no degree, and have not worked for nine years. I didnt need to work when my husband was on internship as we got a parsonage and paid utilities. Jobs were scarce in the Michigan suburb in which we lived and I knew I was blessed to not have to do so. Halfway through the year I became pregnant and then became a SAHM. Three years later, we were blessed with another one.
Because of all that, and depression and low self esteem, I've had little motivation to look for a job or even go back to school.
Oh, after the bishop's judgment, we had to move in with his parents.
Yeah. Keep believing the education thing. It does work... In Eutopia.
ETA: My husband also has thousands of dollars in student loans, too. Good thing he "increased his skill set" so bhe could earn more money. Side note: The first year or two we were in the church, I could have qualified for WIC, even when I was pregnant, but we didn't need it. Yes , this with his Master's degree which he was utilizing. Go figure.