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I blame the absolute emphasis on higher education in this country. I was born in 1980, and as such, grew up being told that if I didn't go to college, I was worthless. Poor people were poor, solely because they didn't go to college. 3rd world countries are sewers, because there is a lack of higher education.
These are the things I grew up hearing, from everywhere and everyone. So did everybody I grew up with. In fact, everyone I grew up with did indeed go to college. Even the dumbasses.
So, here we are, with everybody except for the absolute dregs of society having some sort of college degree, and every last one of them thinks they are too good for lowly sales or service positions. They would rather have a terribly underpaid white-collar job, than stoop to the level of sales.
Where I am going with this, is that society just doesn't value what used to be respectable jobs. Sales of high-end items used to be a perfectly respectable position. People were proud of their products, worked to be as knowledgeable as possible, and bent over backwards for their customers. Nowadays, persons in those positions feel like they're slumming. Society doesn't give them the respect they deserve, and so they don't put in the extra effort.
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