• @johannesvanderwhales
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    2611 days ago

    Don’t think I’ve ever actually heard a company say “forget everything you learned in college”.

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      11 days ago

      You don’t work where I work then.

      Family-owned business. Realizes they’re behind-the-ball on technology and practices. Hires college-educated & outside people to make suggestions.

      “Well none of that makes sense to us. Forget all that and do it our way.”

      “That way is wrong.”

      “Well it’s our business, we’ll do it how we want.”

      Then they get all <surprised pikachu> when the talented people get burnt out and quit after a few weeks. Eventually it’s “well these kids just don’t want to work hard like we do.”

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      611 days ago

      From what I understand it’s fairly common in engineering, but less of a forget everything you learned and more of a that’s all gonna be pretty much useless in the context of the specific job you’re doing so just pay attention to the training

      • @johannesvanderwhales
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        411 days ago

        I can recall employers saying something along the lines of “don’t think you know everything about business because you just got a business degree” but that’s mostly about the attitude some new grads have.

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      210 days ago

      …there were a couple things I learned in nursing school that I benefited from forgetting. Mostly the racism and sexism.