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Old 12-24-2013, 10:37 AM
 
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Surgical tools are a pretty large business when you consider all of the government contracts. Psychology can fit in as market decisions are not always clear cut and dry. Might be making a business plan, a marketing plan, negociating a contract and the list goes on and on.

Congresswomen Gillenbrand was a Mandarine major in college so frankly I don't think a major 100% dictates where someone goes.
Exactly, and if he decides he doesn't like the manufacturing side, there are large and smaller companies focused solely on selling surgical equipment. I have a friend who started with Johnson and Johnson selling them and then went to a start up company selling them. He's been making a 6 figure salary since he was 30, first in sales and now as their Director of Training.
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Old 12-24-2013, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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Congratulations to all! Such a change from the whining you see on this board.
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Old 12-24-2013, 11:24 AM
 
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Congratulations to all! Such a change from the whining you see on this board.
The whining and then the naysayers who come on here to taunt those who are down on their luck (i.e. "you're worthless"). I agree, this is a nice change of pace.
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Old 12-24-2013, 11:28 AM
 
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The whining and then the naysayers who come on here to taunt those who are down on their luck (i.e. "you're worthless"). I agree, this is a nice change of pace.
I agree. It's pretty clear that the OP, in starting this thread, was just being condescending to those who are having trouble finding employment. The fundamental meanspiritedness is obvious..
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Old 12-24-2013, 11:42 AM
 
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Sad when someone spends four years studying psychology and ends up satisfied with making tools. I don't suppose he's counseling the workers there?

Xavier Cinque, who graduated from the University of North Texas in 2011 with a degree in psychology, said he worked at a grocery store and a restaurant before finding a satisfying job last month with a surgical tool manufacturer.
Xavier Cinque | LinkedIn

Any company will have a variety of jobs besides factory work. It's not like all the Ford workers are in auto plants. If his Linkedin profile is correct, he never took a factory job at the surgical tool company. He went from IT recruiter to territory sales. He works in the office not in the factory.

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Old 12-24-2013, 11:42 AM
 
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I agree. It's pretty clear that the OP, in starting this thread, was just being condescending to those who are having trouble finding employment. The fundamental meanspiritedness is obvious..
I didn't mean anything by the OP, I didn't realize the poster was being condescending. I was just noting that there are a good number of posters who will jump on to a thread just to note how worthless they think someone's hard work and money went to. The A**holery is unbelievable at times.
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Old 12-24-2013, 12:00 PM
 
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Sad when someone spends four years studying psychology and ends up satisfied with making tools. I don't suppose he's counseling the workers there?

Xavier Cinque, who graduated from the University of North Texas in 2011 with a degree in psychology, said he worked at a grocery store and a restaurant before finding a satisfying job last month with a surgical tool manufacturer.
He's not making tools. He's most likely working is another department of the company. Accounting, HR, compliance, etc.
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Old 12-24-2013, 12:31 PM
 
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He's not making tools. He's most likely working is another department of the company. Accounting, HR, compliance, etc.

Or, well, sales!
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Old 12-24-2013, 12:41 PM
 
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Yup, you really have to be creative and set yourself apart from others to land a decent job nowadays.

It is really difficult to get a job based on academic qualifications alone unless you have an engineering or computer science degree from at least a decent school with at least a decent GPA.
Even an engineering/comp sci degree and good grades to go along with it is not going to make it easy to get a job these days. All of a sudden junior/entry level positions are now requiring several years of experience. This is the case for the area I live in (Raleigh/Durham, NC). YMMV.
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Old 12-24-2013, 01:00 PM
 
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I didn't mean anything by the OP, I didn't realize the poster was being condescending. I was just noting that there are a good number of posters who will jump on to a thread just to note how worthless they think someone's hard work and money went to. The A**holery is unbelievable at times.
I agree--I'm not on this forum all the time, but I have noticed that it rivals, at times, the Political Forum, for obnoxiousness. The sheer contempt that some of the employed have for the trying-to-find-work unemployed is despicable. Some people just love kicking people when they're down.
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