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Good ole Bill!!
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userMandy&Andy
Posted: 28 May 2007 10:34 AM
Subject: Good ole Bill!!
 


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Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about 11 things they did not and will not learn in school. He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.

Rule 1 : Life is not fair - get used to it!

Rule 2 : The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3 : You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 4 : If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

Rule 5 : Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.

Rule 6 : If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7 : Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8 : Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9 : Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.

Rule 10 : Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11 : Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.


No matter what you think of him, there are things in there you just have to agree with.

Mandy
userUsinmyknaus
Posted: 28 May 2007 11:21 AM
Subject: RE: Good ole Bill!!
 
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Pearls of wisdom printed and shortly to appear on a kitchen notice board near my university-age kids.....both still wallowing in their pits at 11.21 a.m.

Bob
userRandonneur
Posted: 28 May 2007 12:16 PM
Subject: RE: Good ole Bill!!
 


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I agree with EVERY word he has said.
userCliveH
Posted: 28 May 2007 1:08 PM
Subject: RE: Good ole Bill!!
 
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Totally correct - what the Politically Correct idiots are doing to education education education will lead to dissatisfaction dissatisfaction dissatisfaction, for both student and prospective employer.

We actually had a teacher who when the school approached us about 5 years ago to brief their sixth formers on interview technique berated us when we said the first "filter" is the application form.

We said if it was illegible and completed in the wrong colour ink for photocopying, had bad spelling etc, it would go in the bin.

She said that this was unfair and that all applicants should be interviewed!

She really DID NOT like it when we told her some of the home truths put so well by Bill Gates above!



Not sure I would put it on my Fridge tho!


The following has pride of place there!



"Teenagers - please leave home now, whilst you still know everything!"



userpeter
Posted: 29 May 2007 11:27 PM
Subject: RE: Good ole Bill!!
 


CliveH - 2007-05-28 1:08 PM

Totally correct - what the Politically Correct idiots are doing to education education education will lead to dissatisfaction dissatisfaction dissatisfaction, for both student and prospective employer.

We actually had a teacher who when the school approached us about 5 years ago to brief their sixth formers on interview technique berated us when we said the first "filter" is the application form.

We said if it was illegible and completed in the wrong colour ink for photocopying, had bad spelling etc, it would go in the bin.

She said that this was unfair and that all applicants should be interviewed!

She really DID NOT like it when we told her some of the home truths put so well by Bill Gates above!



Not sure I would put it on my Fridge tho!


The following has pride of place there!



"Teenagers - please leave home now, whilst you still know everything!"



The bit about the application form is so true Clive. It was certainly my practice when selecting people for interviews, As you get so many applicants, it's a quick way of filtering the no hopers. That Teacher didn't have a clue about the real world. How would they feel about spending their time interviewing 100 applicants for a Production Opperatives job?. When they have a factory to run. I don't think so.
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