We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
How long ago was it that I read employers required a college degree because that was the only thing they could require (as a sorting mechanism)without getting into trouble with the feds? The states, too.
I graduated with a BS in geology during the 80s oil glut. The joke then ran:
A recent geology grad, desperate for a job, applies for a burger flipping position at the local McDonald's. The manager calls him in for an interview and says "I see on your application that you have a bachelor's degree in geology," to which the young man replied, "Yes sir, I do." "Well I'm sorry then," the manager responded, "at this time, we are only hiring geologists with master's degrees."
The other popular one:
How do you find a geologist in Denver?
How do you find a geologist in Houston?
Note: I had previous experience as a laborer on a survey crew, and got a job very quickly.
It should be recognized that many of these jobs, receptionist, file clerk, even secretary, require attention but not a lot of mental application. This frees the mind for other thoughts. As such, the BA is actually better prepared as they can ponder Marxism and Shakespeare or the misogyny inherent in the novels of Jane Austen, etc. while attending to their routine duties. So it really is a good fit.
Sadly, many do not embrace the freedom to think given by a low mental skill job but rather seethe against the blindness of the world to their brilliance and the concerted efforts of the patriarchal society to oppress them.