|I've had this cartoon up at my work forever.|
This type of arrogant attitude has always gotten under my skin. In high school, a person was a "poser" without certain punk qualifications. In college, it had to do with whether or not I had read certain authors or watched certain movies. At my first job, it was whether or not my degree was in computer science. For the record, at least that criticism had some basis in reality; a degree in computer science meant a higher salary and less job security. If that company could keep hiring people without computer science degrees for a lot less money, they would fire the pricier computer science majors.
One sees this in former mormon circles a lot. People have to trot out their mormon qualifications for speaking up about mormonism. Born in the church, pioneer/polygamous ancestry (people don't usually mention the polygamy), mission, temple marriage, served in various callings are some of what's discussed. Then, when they don't have that history, they're criticized for not have enough experience. When they do, they're criticized for breaking sacred oaths and not enduring to the end.
So there's a vested interest in claiming people don't know what they're talking about. Personally, I believe it's a balance.
Of course people have to have a certain amount of knowledge and experience. I wouldn't want an untrained doctor operating on me or my family. And some experiences cannot be learned. I don't know what it's like to grow up as a male of color or in southeast Asia.
But it's ridiculous to always claim a person always needs certain education or experience that cannot be learned. Humanity didn't get this far by assuming a person cannot learn, that they can only learn in certain ways, with certain official qualifications.
Humans innovate. They try to make things better. Sometimes it's worth giving people the benefit of the doubt.
And if a person has read your diatribe against management hiring inexperienced people enough times that one can recognize your name and statements, maybe it's time to revisit your strategy. I certainly wouldn't hire someone so obnoxious. I would be concerned that my company or system would be dismissed - that the consultant wouldn't be working towards a solution.
*For full disclosure, I found most of these questions by googling questions that *I* have had - so I wouldn't say the original questions were completely out of line.