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To: MNDude

I had interviewed a black female electrical engineering candidate who graduated sigma cum laude from FAMU. After the most unsuccessful interview ever I asked her if she recognized V=IR, an equation she would have used hundreds of times. She’d gotten an A in circuits. She didn’t even know what the letters stood for. The adjunct who had taught her worked at the same employer so I went to see him. He remembered her. Yes, she was dumb as a brick. I asked why he gave her an A and he said, “If I get a bad student review I am out of the job. Simple as that. However, the FSU students in the same class get graded for real.”

At another company I discovered I had numerous FAMU (Historically black college) electrical engineering graduates working on the production line. I interviewed every one to see if I could hire them. Zero hits. Not only were they unprepared for real work, but they were resentful they had a degree and were being “discriminated against.”

The school is not doing these people any favors.


27 posted on 06/10/2020 1:58:12 PM PDT by Gen.Blather (Wait! I said that out loud?)
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To: Gen.Blather

I’m not even an engineer, and I know Ohm’s law.


32 posted on 06/10/2020 2:09:12 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS (There are two kinds of people: Those who can extrapolate from incomplete data.)
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To: Gen.Blather

you’re joking, right?


34 posted on 06/10/2020 2:13:02 PM PDT by vmpolesov
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To: Gen.Blather

Whats famu???


39 posted on 06/10/2020 2:15:35 PM PDT by gcparent (Justice Brett Kavanaugh)
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To: Gen.Blather
I had interviewed a black female electrical engineering candidate who graduated sigma cum laude from FAMU. After the most unsuccessful interview ever I asked her if she recognized V=IR, an equation she would have used hundreds of times.

It is shocking - no pun intended! - that anyone could get through a Double-E major without learning that. Hell, she should have learned that in high school physics. I guess you never got to Maxwell's Equations or the meaning of RMS?!

50 posted on 06/10/2020 2:36:13 PM PDT by Rummyfan (In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel.)
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To: Gen.Blather

“Sigma cum laude”? That’s a new one for me.


56 posted on 06/10/2020 2:45:22 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Gen.Blather

She didn’t even recognize V = IR? Wow, even I remember that from my high school physics.


65 posted on 06/10/2020 2:59:07 PM PDT by FormerFRLurker (Keep calm and vote your conscience.)
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To: Gen.Blather
I had interviewed a black female electrical engineering candidate who graduated sigma cum laude from FAMU. After the most unsuccessful interview ever I asked her if she recognized V=IR, an equation she would have used hundreds of times. She’d gotten an A in circuits. She didn’t even know what the letters stood for.

If an electrical engineering candidate doesn't know that, what did she know? Can it be more basic? Did she know that 2 + 2 = 4? By the way, I've created a 'skills test' for every single person I've hired for years and insist on seeing the results before the 'interview'.... if there is one. A few years ago, I was looking for a new office admin person and at a first pass through resumes, I had 120 applicants and so decided to discard all those resumes that had poor wording, poor grammar, spelling etc. By the time I was done, there were 5 left and as it turned out after the 'test', none of them were any good either. It's gotten ridiculously hard to find good people.

73 posted on 06/10/2020 3:26:43 PM PDT by hecticskeptic
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>> The school is not doing these people any favors.

“Those people” have no integrity, and inevitably displaced those more capable.


82 posted on 06/10/2020 6:46:49 PM PDT by Gene Eric ( Don't be a statist!)
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