Well, I couldn’t get a teller job either.
I mean, I had a BBA in economics, an MA in economics, and 6 years of experience at a summer camp – what else do you want?
They told me I was overqualified to be a teller and didn’t have enough experience to start as a credit analyst.
Not that I really remember the situation that well – nor do I remember the color of tie the bank president wore that day (red).
And surprise surprise, I do most things wrong too.
My degree in economics made me somewhat overqualified for the teller job, and yet I still managed to be dreadful at it. My people skills were good enough, but I somehow found a different way to misplace money or transpose numbers nearly every shift. I’m not good at any sort of task that has to be done right the first time. I’m more of a do-it-wrong-then-fix-it personality.
-Scott Adams, How To Fail At Almost Everything And Still Win Big
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