A clerk is a person employed in an office or bank to keep records or accounts and to undertake other routine administrative duties, as said by Concise Oxford English Dictionary. In the present time, the most popular degree is MBA. A large number of MBA graduates are coming in the working arena every year. The job an MBA graduate should ideally do is to monitor the things in an organised way, such that the revenue generation for the organisation is highest.
Till 50s or 60s, it was hard to find a well-trained person for a job with the specific technical skill. Many people being employed first learn how to do a particular work. But, in the present time, it has become very easy to get a well-trained person. So, the productivity of the organisations has increased a lot. At every level managerial post are being filled with people having MBA degrees. The jobs done by them are not directly of the same nature as of any clerk’s. Clerks used to maintain records or accounts. But, if we see the nature of many professionals with an MBA degree is to maintain records or accounts. Like for account section we have persons with MBA in finance. For employees records we have MBAs in HR. Even in the banking sectors, the typical works which used to be done by clerks are now handled by MBA persons. Of course, we don’t call them clerks. They are referred with the names of Executives.
Therefore, if one may see in this more organized world, clerks are being replaced by MBA professionals. But, they are not overpaid. They are getting the exact amount of money that they are worth. The quality of work has improved, so has the salary. Hence, MBAs are not overpaid clerks.