Uncategorized | 7:46 pm | March 21, 2011 | By Sharon Yin

Only 3 percent say Ivy League students end up better workers

Only three percent of adults say individuals who go to Ivy League schools are better workers than those who go to other schools according to a Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of 1000 adults.

The survey found that 79 percent do not think Ivy League students make better workers, while 18 percent are undecided. Adults across nearly every demographic concur that an Ivy League education does not necessarily make someone a better worker.

Jack Kiernan of the Student Free Press Association wrote:

Twice as much in tuition and everyone thinks you’re all trying to snake your way through the work day. I hope your parents are proud I can just picture all of you now. Probably just sitting there idly in your Polo Rugby attire, checking your Fantasy Crew and Fantasy Squash teams without producing any value in the work place. Well you all finally got caught. Looks like my four years at Delaware and some good old fashioned elbow grease will present a bigger pay off than your 9 kajillion dollar education at Harvard. Maybe you can caddy for me in St. Barth’s in 20 years when your dreams don’t pan out.

But perhaps survey responders were just negative in general. 58 percent of those surveyed did not believe that people who work harder make more money. Most thought that a person’s salary should depend more on his or her effectiveness at the job rather than educational background or how long they’ve worked for a company.

[via Fox Nation]

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