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I take issue with the following statement. I spent 10 years working very hard to attain two university degrees and the pieces of paper which accompanied those degrees represent - to myself and to others - diligence, perseverance, dedication, ability, knowledge and more - traits that garner respect from hiring managers and others. Perhaps not everyone will agree with me on this, but I assert that pieces of paper on the wall, particularly degrees, do represent something and can bring respect.
Again, my two cents.
Scott C. Holstad
City of Knoxville
sholstad -at- ci -dot- knoxville -dot- tn -dot- us
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