When I was a young man, yes, I can still remember, I found that without a degree, there would be little for me to do except menial jobs. This was fine until I decided that living with roommates and driving an old Studebaker that would take two cycles of the steering wheel to make a turn was getting a bit old. Fortunately, this was prior to the internet and their was no quick way for Personnel to check out references. One fine day, I made a nice resume which was mostly untrue, but since I was such a charming person and had a lot of nerve, I took my resume and presented it to several firms. It was not long before I had a nice paying job and nobody ever questioned my degree. After some years at a particular place, I had befriended the person who had hired me, and he asked me, "Richard, what exactly is a GMP?" I could not hold back my laughter when I told him, "Great Monopoly Player!" He looked at me, said, "Please, never tell anybody. I want to keep my job!"