I lied about my college education to be able to get a job in the rural area I was in. And then since the people knew I had *some* college education they never promoted me or paid me more money. Other people with no education who were worse workers than I was got promoted and raised pay.
It's such a crappy job market.
I am SO GLAD I have a state funded job where I am part of a union. From what I can tell unless I mess up big time my job is secure as hell. They had a hard time getting rid of someone who was hated by everyone and pissed off the patrons.