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January 1, 2010

Thanks to my mom for clipping a recent article in the New York Post about blue collar careers.  When asked to sum up his book, Blue Collar and Proud of It, Joe Lamacchia responds, “Success is not just found from going to college.  I’m not knocking college, but we’re all not cut out to go to a four-year school.”  This is an excellent point.  Logan is only twelve, and it’s still too early to know what path he’ll take.  I read somewhere that people are happiest when their work involves 1. autonomy, 2. complexity, and 3. a connection between effort and reward.  As long as his career includes these three elements, I’m not worried about how he gets there.

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  1. Aunt Jen permalink
    January 2, 2010 2:52 pm

    Amen to that! I know plenty of very successful blue-collar workers

    Quite frankly, I feel that college degrees are completely over-rated…

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