In short, I gained a perspective that otherwise never would have attained on my own. I recommend it highly.
One caveat: In my finance and operations courses (where geeks tend to gravitate), my professors were a bit impatient with me when I would ask questions that probed too deeply into the subject matter. (Not so accounting however.) The mindset in B-school is a bit different. You're not being asked to know exactly how something works, but how you can apply it in the real world. It's the difference between knowing how to rip apart an engine, and knowing how to drive an F1 racer.
And it's also a MASSIVE networking opportunity. Know and befriend your classmates and professors, and understand that everyone there will want to help you succeed, as you do them.
So, if the senator believes that we are arrogant to believe that humans can effect climate change, and the God is doing it all by Himself, doesn't that imply that God is not exactly nice? That He's earnestly trying to make our lives difficult? Maybe that He's one inimical being bent on destroying us?
Excuse me, time to go worship at the temple of Yog-Sothoth.
What the hell do you think funds these programs?
- The state legislature interfering with local school boards (Wake and Guilford counties)
- Banning the use of LEED standards for public buildings (not just not requiring, banning)
- Jim Crow 2.0, oops, I mean, Voter ID laws (cuz there's fraud to be seen, if you really squint hard enough)
- Not just loosening enviro standards for fracking, but letting Halliburton re-write the rules
- Gutting pre-K educational funding
- ..and at least one legislator proposing a state religion in a bill that eventually was scuttled
So believe me, this is an incredibly minor incident, compared to the other B.S. that's been foisted on us by Art Pope and his cronies in the legislature and (since 2012) the governor's mansion. (I have friends who have protested in Raleigh and were arrested for trespassing as a result.) And oh yeah, nobody has explained how any of this will create jobs in a state that consistently has an unemployment rate that's 2% greater than the US average.
If only that were the case. The problem is that the higher costs are spread throughout the entire insurance risk pool (that is, everybody, even if the perpetrators are uninsured, oddly enough). If you smoke, I end up paying for it, one way or another. And IMO your right to your own particular lifestyle ought to end at my wallet.
Personally, I think smokers should be forced to waive any insurance or government benefits for treating the diseases they're foisting on themselves, period.
I know at least one (talented) person who has been let go from what was once EDS. I'm willing to bet that a lot more less-talented ones are on the way out.
Seriously. I really don't know what GM did to EDS before HP bought them, but from the stories I've heard, they have to be the largest collection of mental defectives to run an IT shop. Their processes were totally divorced from reality. I half expected Randall P. McMurphy to show up as new employee one day.
I'm no fan of "resource actions", having been through 2 myself, but purging the Enterprise Services division, or whatever EDS has been re-christened, was probably long long overdue.