Why do employers want degrees.
So im just wondering if anyone has any input on this and or agrees. I have one more year left until im done with the University and it has been by far the dumbest experience of my life thus far. For example, iv taken a geology course and paid 1200 bucks to scratch a rock and determine the streak color ex ex. Today if you were to pick up a rock and ask what type it is, i couldn't tell you to save my life. The Army never made us train like the way that a university does, they train you with things you will need to know. For example, my current employer does not give a dam about my math skills, and the new hires we have that have degrees just seem so stupid with common sense, no ability to improvise. None of the liberal arts courses iv taken stick in my head so it seems pointless to learn it in the first place. I knew college wasn't for me the first day i was in it and thought about going back in the army, but i decided to stick it out cause employers want these lame peaces of paper for some reason beyond my understanding. Even elders in my family with engineering degrees say its a retarded process, its useless but they did it. I just cant get over why people want degrees.