Why are people told they can be whatever they want to be when in fact it's a flat out lie?

I was told if I went to school and graduated I could be something, whatever I wanted to be, so I did. I had to take a different job, it was off track from my degree, but I thought it was a decent job when I interviewed. Well our custodian was a no call no show, so I ended up cleaning restrooms, moping floors,

I was told if I went to school and graduated I could be something, whatever I wanted to be, so I did. I had to take a different job, it was off track from my degree, but I thought it was a decent job when I interviewed. Well our custodian was a no call no show, so I ended up cleaning restrooms, moping floors, emptying garbage, etc. A customer was walking through there with his kid at the time and told him if he didn't stay in school, he would end up doing my job.

Today my supervisor said my qualifications weren't quite in line with the job I was hired for, but I was doing an excellent job as a custodian and they had to terminate their current custodian so they were going to move me to his job but at a reduced pay of $11/hr. When I was hired they were short staffed, had nobody to work Christmas weekend, so they threw me a curve ball in order to get me to accept their job offer, but then they promoted internally and hired several people making me no longer needed.

I really don't want a recommendation as a janitor, but now it looks like the best I'm going to get. Life sucks. New Year's weekend, I'll be waxing floors Saturday, Sunday and Monday for $11/hr.
Our last custodian was hired to be a sales associate, but they over hired so he was made custodian. I know he wasn't happy at all. always grumpy and finally just quit coming to work. The boss said anyone who does that to him will never work again for the rest of their life.

Other answer:

Jeff:
Just because one company makes false claims when they hire you does not mean that you cannot reach your goals. Life has setbacks. It isn't all forward. You have to roll with the punches. If you can't accept that then no, you never will reach your goal. Your life is what you make it. No one else can determine that for you. There is nothing wrong with cleaning floors and being a custodian. The more you look down on jobs like that, the harder it will be for you to move on. Of course you are more qualified for other jobs… and you must keep looking, but NEVER look down on any job as below you! That isn't how you succeed. Meanwhile be the best D janitor there is. You should take pride in what you do no matter what it is.
Invictus:
It's not necessarily a lie. It's a motivation for you to aim for something to accomplish in life. What happened to you has nothing to do with the quote. You should use the quote to get out of that company and start looking for jobs you want again.
Gerald:
The truth is we don't have to help you then the dinosaur Dickens capitalist answer to poverty you can't get on because you are undeserving put the bar at a certain height you will never reach it and example you need experience but how do I get experience if you don't employ me ah but you should keep trying you could have a fairy godmother one day you can be what you want SUCKER
Douglas:
You really are correct that it really is a HUGE lie that any of us can do anything.
What you went through is TOTALLY a thing of putting you in your place, where it was just not appropriate for you, and they are still trying to make it so that the space made for you is appropriate.
Start looking for any other job BEFORE you quit this one, and DO go to OVER-INFLATE things, where that does not mean to lie, but seriously can anymore.
Wage suppression is all that there is for almost all of us anymore, and if you are not happy with it, see about this coming 2nd USA revolution coming, as all criminal activity and denouncing things for all employees, that is all we are left with, and that 2nd USA revolution will go far for it all.
AlCapone:
It depends on how hard you are willing to work, your ability to make good decisions, your ability to look for and recognize opportunities, your willingness to get the training, education, and experience to move ahead with your life, and your ambitions (what do you want to be?). You must have goals and a plan to make those goals. Sometimes you must change your plans but you should always try to keep moving ahead, never accepting your current position as acceptable or permanent.
ken truong:
try temp agencies, dont even mention about this job on the resume, just try to align new job with the degree you got. Temp job is usually around at least $11/hour. It will get your foot inside a job with career opportunity than this dead end floor mopping job
Steve D:
did you stop applying for jobs in your field when you got hired? If so, bad mistake. Have you expanded your applications to include other areas of the country? Have you had your resume professionally reviewed? No one is going to drop a job in your lap – it is up to you to pursue those jobs.
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