Value a degree 3

July 12, 2002

To read that working in a fast-food restaurant will be "valuable experience" for a student made me wonder if this was a news item left over from April 1.

My experience of factory work was valuable only because I was paid and because I redoubled my efforts at university to avoid a lifetime in such places.

We should be encouraging able young people to aspire to demanding employment where they can be as fulfilled as possible.

Mark Leeson
School of Engineering
University of Warwick

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