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REQUIREMENTS TO CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT DEGREE

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Im just curious, but is this the mandatory requirement for a construction management degree, or is this the SNAP BACK HAT< COWBOY BOOTS> F250> GOLF SHIRT> COSTA SUNGLASSES, and MY MOM AND DAD STILL PAY MY BILLS LOOK>

Just wondering, seems to be a lot of young men who believe this outfit is not only trendy, but serves as both PROFESSIONAL WORK CLOTHING, TO EAT DINNER IN, TO GO FISHING IN, TO GO TO CHURCH IN.

I guess this is the new generation of single source clothing, reduces the thought process of having to make more than one decision on what to wear.

CAN I GET SOME OPINIONS ON THIS>???????
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When they pull up in that big fancy truck, ask them how often they change the spark plugs. Their answers will shock you.
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Now thats funny Ricky,

It just amazes me, on the lack of individual thinking and strive for success they have.

Drive up to any construction company (CORPORATE OFFICE) and you will find all the men under 30, and who have a Const Mgr Degree are all dressed exactly alike, and 20 F250's parked in the parking lot, not a one of them have a scratch on the trailer ball, and or even have a trailer ball.
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Just wait til they have families and kids in college. That line of thinking will change.
I always said I wasn't gonna become my dad with his practical ideals. Well quess what?
He was right..Like the song 'I'm Coming Around'.....lol....
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As an under 30 Construction Management grad I'll throw my two cents in. Its true in our industry there seems to be a good number of guys that are still suckling at the teet of their parents and drive big fancy F250s and probably don't know where the spark plugs are on their truck. True, they all wear Ariats, Costas, and Columbia. In their defense, most of the Southern USA ages 18-30 where the same damn thing.

While there is this breed of CM guys, you also have the CM guys that were raised up working their butts off and still do. You've got guys that work their 40-50 at a full time job and then go and remodel houses on the side because they enjoy construction and like to make some extra cash.

I am not trying to start a riot here, just want to make you aware that there are some CM guys out there bustin it to make a dollar. Also, I don't want anyone looking down on the CM program or the people involved with it.

Thanks.
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First of all I want to ask the question to you SmokeNReds, What do you do for career? Because unless you're Jesus Christ himself, what in the world gives you the right to bash a kid who you say has GRADUATED college with a degree and then to take it a step further and claim that the truck he drives was bought and paid for by his parents?? Please tell me why you feel your comment was needed? Did you ever think that this kid just finished college and wanted to treat himself to a nice truck that he is proud of? Then you bash him for what he wears to work. The kid wears a hat, sunglasses, Columbia shirt, jeans, and boots to work everyday. What do you want him to wear?? A $500 suit? A clown costume? A chicken suit? Please tell me since apparently you get to decide what people wear and drive to work everyday. Did you ever think he wears a hat to keep the sun off his face, he wears glasses for eye protection, wears a Columbia shirt because they dry quickly and don't stretch like cotton shirts do and so he can look presentable if he has to meet his customers at lunch, wears jeans because they are easy to wash and do not cost as much as dress pants, and he wears steel two boots that protect his feet. Did you ever consider that? Did you ever consider that BECAUSE he has a 4 year degree that he can afford to have someone work on his truck for him? BY the way most F250s on the road today have glow plugs and not spark plugs, but I am sure you already know that because you must be an expert mechanic who gets to get on the internet and bashes a kid for not knowing everything about the truck he bought. Then you take it a step further and bash the kid for wearing his work clothes out to eat or to church. Did you ever think maybe he works until 6PM and doesn't have time to go home and shower before he takes his wife out to dinner? Did you ever think he was working on a Sunday to finish up a job so he can move onto the next one and therefor wore his work clothes to church? My god isn't this still AMERICA?? Land of the free and home of the brave. I am pretty sure this kid has the right to wear and drive whatever he wants as long as he has worked for it and shouldn't have to worry about some moron getting on the internet and bashing him for it. To the construction manager who responded to this morons original post, good for you for going out and wanting to better yourself. Stand up for what you believe in and do not let idiots like this guy and the other 2 idiots who agreed to his comment make you feel inferior. AND NO I AM NOT a construction manager, but I do drive a $60,000 truck and I have the luxury of not having to work on it because I bust my butt everyday at work and make a damn good living and I am proud to say that. If you want someone telling you what to drive and wear to work go vote for Hilary Clinton, I am sure she would love to do that.
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Spark Plugs
I think lsucamo just proved Ricky Pon's point. With the exception of the gas powered 3/4 or 1 ton pickup, which is almost always not the case with the subject stereotype, said trucks have glow plugs. As a motor/gearhead this amuses me very much. Although I do not mean to bash or blame anyone for not knowing the inner workings of cars or trucks, I am amused by the lack of basic knowledge of the steel chariot we spend so much time in. Funny post overall, even though I do not agree necessarily with the suggested stereotyping.

Oh crap someone just said diesels have injectors not spark plugs. Wow was Ricky Pon ever right.
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Haha, looks like smoke n reds just got a new boss at work!

Here's an idea, go to college, get a degree and you too can have nice things. Don't hate on a young fella who at least has a job and contributing to society.
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SBLedHed, I do apologize for not knowing that diesels had glow plugs and not spark plugs. I just recently purchased my first diesel truck (2004.5 Silverado 2500 - 260k odo) and I am still learning about them. I am by no means a gearhead, but i have done my fair share of wrenching when necessary motor/trans swaps, etc.

I did not mean to expose my ignorance of diesel engines or to help prove Ricky Pons point, I just wanted to let it be known that not all CM guys are the same. I see you recognized that and i appreciate it.
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Jealous Much
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No problem there Lsucamo. I meant no offense to anyone with my comments as I do not expect anyone to know such information. Glow plugs are the diesel equivalent to spark plugs. Generally cheap and easy to change. No spark, just heat. I praise anyone who studies hard, gets a good job, and contributes like everyone should. The people that really bother me are those who want to do nothing but collect on all the money I give Uncle Sam. As far as I am concerned, if its your hard earned money you can do as you please, unless your married ha ha ha ha. 'To each his own' fellas. Too many things to worry about that directly impact me to be bothered by some purported stereotype.

P.S. I do get the feeling that someone pissed off the OP on a job site or like one poster said he just got a new boss.
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Congrats to the young educated guys with good work ethic.. not enough of that these days. You're right on Ledhed.
All I'm saying is priorities change as time goes on. Enjoy life with whatever makes you happy (as long as it's legal) lol.
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Im confused as to how this is the my mom and dad still pay my bills look. I have a finance degree and enjoy wearing boots, costas, fishing shirts and driving a nice truck to either work at my office or to a day with the family. Is it your understanding that one needs to have his name on his shirt in order to look professional?
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Donald 'Duck' calls it 'Politically Correct' ???... (sometimes the truth will make 'ya guilty) ??? cheers
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hmmmmm
Mr. Truth, you seem to have missed the point of my comment in more ways than one. I never said i agreed with the post. I rather not get into a tinkle match with you because you seem to have a lot of time on your hands. In one post you referenced, Jesus, America, Hillary, and a clown costume. I am no match for your imagination, but i did work in this field for a long time.

Some of these CM guys (not all, not most, not men over 30, not men under 30) have this persona that they have to act manly and try to do and say manly things.

With this same (the spark plug guy) individual, $20 says thats not a dip he is holding in his bottom lip. Where's the spit? Or is he so manly that he swallows it all?????? Or is it just some weird thing that he does with gum when he walks the work site.

The point of my comment was that diesel engines do not have spark plugs.
But if you ask one of the guys ( like your spark plug buddy) how often he changes them, he will not say he isn't sure or that he does not know. He will give you an answer because a man would know.

Ever heard of a light bulb bender? Neither me but we better find one quick................
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The guy who wrote this article probably works for me on one of my crews, or has an Art History degree.

Sincerely,
A fellow CM grad
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Ohhhh Thank God,

I was reading your post and I dodged a bullet, I almost got an f-250 but I got a Cummins instead, as to the spark plugs; I cant tell you how often I change them because they do It at the dealership, and since my parents don't pay my bills, I have my grand parents pay for everything. So, luckily I didn't fit in to those stereotypes. As I read more though I really thought y'all pegged me on the Columbia and Costa stuff but as I sat down in my nice air conditioned office, I realized I was safe because I could see my Nike Dry-fit polo reflecting off my polarized Oakley's, then I noticed I like to gel my hair so wasn't even concerned with the possibility of having to stop wearing a hat. I can not tell y'all how relieved I was I didn't meet any of those stereotypes also. The only things I had to worry about from continuing to read the post was dinner and church. So I started contemplating the church thing, and just as I was just remembering I don't go because of that part in the bible about dress code, where I didn't know the rules, (that's a terrible way to go to hell), but that thought process was reduced when my pizza was delivered. I was starving because I don't go out to dinner any more due to my inability to take off my sunglasses regardless of the sun being out or not and I would hate to get a scratch on my paid for Cummins all because my shades make it hard to see at night. I guess I'm one of the lucky CM guys who doesn't have to worry about any of the stuff O.P. was saying.

P.S.
If you can not tell that I'm trolling you are probably too old to post on this thread regarding anything I said or you're probably not that bright, which is probably why you did get a degree

Sincerely,
The guy who gets hated on from Texas
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I was the CM when I designed and built my own house.
I wear white T-shirts and shorts 99.9% of the time. The .1% is when I go to church and wear a colored T-shirt and longer pants. I drive a Tundra. Everything i have is paid for. Mom and Dad are dead.
Guess I should have gone to college to learn how to dress and what to drive.
If this is all you have to cry about, best of luck to you in life.
God ain't dead.
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...to our Bowlegged Cowboy friend...Thank God for GrandMa and GrandPa...sounds like 'ya went from 'Rags to Riches'... (just remember it's all a circle)...'Hang on to Your Dreams'...cheers

P/S...also there is a ancient oldie about a ' Moth That Circles a Flame '...cheers ???
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I retired from the chemical industry. Worked with/under many college educated (engineers) It is amazing how educated some can be, yet so ignorant at the same time
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