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To What Degree Should Someone Expect Employment Help From A School?

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I saw this on Drudge and just had to read the entire article.

She went to college to boost her chances of finding a great job once she got out of school, but now that that hasn’t happened, Trina Thompson wants her money back.

Thompson, a graduate of Monroe College, is suing her school for the $70,000 she spent on tuition because she hasn’t found solid employment since receiving her bachelor’s degree in April, according to a published report.

APRIL? Shit, that’s only three-four months. Welcome to the real world. And $70k on a BACHELOR’S DEGREE?!

The business-oriented school in the Bronx didn’t do enough to help her find a job, Thompson alleges, so she wants a refund. The college says it does plenty for grads.

The 27-year-old information-technology student accuses the school’s Office of Career Advancement for not living up to its end of the deal and offering her the leads and employment advice it promised, according to The New York Post.

“They have not tried hard enough to help me,” the beleaguered Bronx resident wrote in her lawsuit, filed July 24 in Bronx Supreme Court.

First off, unless someone in academia likes you, a college/university isn’t going to do shit for you once those student loans get processed. “Beleaguered Bronx resident.” Jesus Christ. My adviser HATED me, and the feeling was mutual. Oh man do I loathe that bitch. Just the mere thought of her makes me want to puke even today.

Thompson’s mother is proud of her daughter for completing her college education, but acknowledges Trina is upset that all her high hopes haven’t panned out.

The mother and daughter live together, but Trina’s mother, Carol, is a substitute teacher and the only one of the two who makes any money. They’re barely scraping enough together to get by, reports the Post.

My first full-time job post-college was working as an arcade cashier third-shift. This was so I could supplement my income as a … third-shift copy-writer. Shit pay. Shit hours. Fourteen months. During the late 1990s — the GREATEST TIME OF ECONOMIC PROSPERITY THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN! But that’s all I could get in that region while the better half finished up her Bachelor’s Degree. It’s called Life. Deal with it.

On top of her unemployment woes, Trina now faces mounting debt from student loans.

“This is not the way we want to live our life,” her mom told the paper. “This is not what we planned.”

Well maybe, as I say once again, you shouldn’t have planned to acquire SEVENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS IN STUDENT LOANS FOR A BACHELOR’S DEGREE.

Monroe defends its career-advice programs and is adamant that its staff assists young professionals in their careers.

“The lawsuit is completely without merit,” school spokesman Gary Axelbank told the Post. “The college prides itself on the excellent career-development support that we provide to each of our students, and this case does not deserve further consideration.”

On the school’s Web site, the career program boasts that it provides free services for graduates at any point in their lives.

Blahblahblahblah. Whatever. I had the rest of the article quoted. Might as well include the token “We love all our students” quote from the school.

You know, my choice of college/university was a HUGE FUCKING MISTAKE, but I would never do what this gal is doing. Doesn’t this person realize that she may have screwed herself even more by filing this lawsuit? If you were an employer, would you consider hiring this person? If she’s going to sue over this, what’s she going to do when she thinks “Casual Friday” should be all week long?

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Written by kkktookmybabyaway

August 3, 2009 at 11:50 pm

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