But I can't get a job, and I went to college.

Last night, the city council of Sterling Heights, Michigan fired their city manager because he lied on his résumé. (He claimed to have five degrees, but only the two from a dubious online university were "real.") The confusing part of the story? Nobody is criticizing the work he did (for the past 15 years) as city manager. In fact, some are saying he did a great job, lowering taxes and improving services, despite not really being "qualified". Apparently, you don't need a degree to run Sterling Heights, you just need a degree to get hired there.

Me? I'm so desperate for work -- Tomorrow, I'm applying for a job at a bowling alley.

Posted at 11:13:03 PM EDT on 22 October 2003 from Trenton, MI