I have this printed out hanging on my wall a a constant reminder. Sorry I do not know the source.
Do you ever wonder why the only thing common in all of your dysfunctional relationships is YOU??
I have spent many years working in an engineering environment where about an even split between degreed and non degreed Engineers and I began to notice a developing pattern that seemed to hold true over the years. SOME young newly degreed people are very apt to throw the degree card around in daily conversation, I always thought it was because they spent 4 or 5 years getting that degree it was major focus in their lives and they are looking at how much time,effort and expense they invested to get that degree.
As they get into the real world and begin building the social fabric needed to succeed in whatever their field of work has turned out to be they realize "it takes all kinds to make the wheels of business go round".
Eventually they will work with learn from and develop a respect for some people who do not have that all important masters, Phd or whatever their holy grail is and they will begin to realize that most of the rest of the world (outside of HR and their fellow degree worshipers) is made to work by the efforts of the team as a whole.
I think the fact that you point out you are the "ONE" could be the most defining moment in this conversation. I am not denying there are little groups of little people that make life hard but sometimes we draw targets on our own personality and invite the rath.
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