Did you go to school for that?

When I tell people I have a background in marketing they often ask “Did you go to school for that?”

People in Australia don’t ask that. They just accept the information about what field you’re in and don’t feel the need to judge them and their job on their level of education. I guess eventually you may get to the point where you find out if someone went to uni, and then you might ask them what they studied and where they went.

Sure I think tertiary study is important, but it certainly isn’t essential for everyone and if you haven’t been to university, it doesn’t make you any less good at your job or any less intelligent that someone who has.