In this economy, it sometimes seems like your college degree would be better used as kindling for a trash can fire. That is, unless you are applying for a job at Yahoo, as CEO Marissa Mayer will only hire people who have degrees. This strict company policy is to blame for the website’s marked lack of Gwyneth Paltrow’s precious pearls of wisdom on its food site. The New York Times did a profile on Mayer which noted that Paltrow’s name was brought up when the site was trying to select a contributing editor for Yahoo Food.
Apparently, the fact that Paltrow didn’t graduate college made Mayer LOL when she was suggested for the editor position. “Even though the actress Gwyneth Paltrow had created a best-selling cookbook and popular lifestyle blog, Mayer, who habitually asked deputies where they attended college, balked at hiring her as a contributing editor for Yahoo Food. According to one executive, Mayer disapproved of the fact that Paltrow did not graduate college.”
But don’t hate on Paltrow – she was much too busy winning Oscars and profiting off her strong connections in show business to be bothered with graduating. And something tells us she wouldn’t be too broken up about not getting the job.