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1. When you're meeting someone for the first time who's in every single one of your classes and obviously knows who you are, and he asks "aren't you in my class?" with a straight expression on his face. You know you're in my class, stfu.

2. People who write letters on their facebook statuses addressed to people that will never see it (eg. Dear cashier at Safeway on isle 6, next time don't blah blah). Grow a pair and say it to their face you fucking pansy.

3. People who pronounce their "r"s very strongly. It's literally the reason why I can't listen to the WSJ podcast (Gina Cervetti). It makes me want to throwup.

4. Reddit

5. Behavioral interviews and some of the dumbass questions they ask you like "when was the last time you faced a challenge?" I realize that the whole point is just to see if you can communicate (and bs) well, but seriously? You've got to be fucking kidding me. Those kinds of questions almost make me not want to work there.

6. Useless circle-jerk clubs/organizations that don't actually do anything besides electing each other to "leadership" positions.

7. How it's generally considered "insensitive" to ask your high-school or college friend that's working some temporary shit job (eg. flipping burgers, cashier) and doesn't plan to make a career out of it how much he's getting paid.

8. People who major in "Communications"

I can't think anymore at the moment. List out all the random things that piss you off.

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Comments (502)

  • Kanon's picture

    When people jump into the elevator just before it closes... and hits a floor button that's before mine.

  • In reply to Gage Whitney Pace
    D M's picture

    Gage Whitney Pace:
    People who can't spell "definitely" and somehow try to shoehorn an 'a' into it for: definately, defanetly, etc.

    My spelling is pretty solid, but I always catch myself doing this and it pisses me off to no end. DEFINITELY DEFINITELY DEFINITELY DEFINITELY. I also fuck up with words like association (not that specifically, but the "S"s and "C"s). I don't know what the fuck my mental block is, but it annoys the shit out of me that I can't get it right half the time.

    UFOinsider:
    the stupid media fad of guys craving bacon. Yes, bacon is good. Now get over it.

    Truth.

    Argonaut:
    Little attention whores posting rants urging people not to call/pm them, and then when you gently call out the redonkulousness of their tantrum - getting pissed off and throwing monkey shit at you.

    I think it's fair enough for people to bitch about having to help people with stupid questions. Too many of them get posted on the boards, and for the Cert users to have to deal with them via PM, too, kinda sucks. That one post of cph's there was too much shit throwing imho

    "You stop being an asshole when it sucks to be you." -IlliniProgrammer
    "Your grammar made me wish I'd been aborted." -happypantsmcgee

  • In reply to D M
    bfin's picture

    D M:
    Gage Whitney Pace:
    People who can't spell "definitely" and somehow try to shoehorn an 'a' into it for: definately, defanetly, etc.

    My spelling is pretty solid, but I always catch myself doing this and it pisses me off to no end. DEFINITELY DEFINITELY DEFINITELY DEFINITELY. I also fuck up with words like association (not that specifically, but the "S"s and "C"s). I don't know what the fuck my mental block is, but it annoys the shit out of me that I can't get it right half the time.

    UFOinsider:
    the stupid media fad of guys craving bacon. Yes, bacon is good. Now get over it.

    Truth.

    Argonaut:
    Little attention whores posting rants urging people not to call/pm them, and then when you gently call out the redonkulousness of their tantrum - getting pissed off and throwing monkey shit at you.

    I think it's fair enough for people to bitch about having to help people with stupid questions. Too many of them get posted on the boards, and for the Cert users to have to deal with them via PM, too, kinda sucks. That one post of cph's there was too much shit throwing imho

    It was rebel not cph

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  • In reply to D M
    Argonaut's picture

    D M:

    UFOinsider:
    the stupid media fad of guys craving bacon. Yes, bacon is good. Now get over it.

    Truth.


    I actually had some of this recently, wasn't half bad, but nothing special:

    D M:

    I think it's fair enough for people to bitch about having to help people with stupid questions. Too many of them get posted on the boards, and for the Cert users to have to deal with them via PM, too, kinda sucks. That one post of cph's there was too much shit throwing imho

    fair enough to bitch, not fair enough to throw around tons of shit. Like I said, someone needs to lay off the stimulants, be it adderall or coffee

    More is good, all is better

  • Macro Arbitrage's picture
  • In reply to bfin
    cphbravo96's picture

    blackfinancier:
    D M:
    Gage Whitney Pace:
    People who can't spell "definitely" and somehow try to shoehorn an 'a' into it for: definately, defanetly, etc.

    My spelling is pretty solid, but I always catch myself doing this and it pisses me off to no end. DEFINITELY DEFINITELY DEFINITELY DEFINITELY. I also fuck up with words like association (not that specifically, but the "S"s and "C"s). I don't know what the fuck my mental block is, but it annoys the shit out of me that I can't get it right half the time.

    UFOinsider:
    the stupid media fad of guys craving bacon. Yes, bacon is good. Now get over it.

    Truth.

    Argonaut:
    Little attention whores posting rants urging people not to call/pm them, and then when you gently call out the redonkulousness of their tantrum - getting pissed off and throwing monkey shit at you.

    I think it's fair enough for people to bitch about having to help people with stupid questions. Too many of them get posted on the boards, and for the Cert users to have to deal with them via PM, too, kinda sucks. That one post of cph's there was too much shit throwing imho

    It was rebel not cph

    I'll agree with the shit throwing. I've gathered nearly all of my 100+ turds from just 3 or 4 threads/topics. Essentially you will disagree with someone, then they get mad and say some silly, you respond...then you go back and every post you made in that thread has been shit on, like someone is so insecure they can't debate the merits of the topic and they have to try and punish you with their shit throwing. Children.

    Regards

    "The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant, it's just that they know so much that isn't so."
    - Ronald Reagan

  • In reply to Macro Arbitrage
    cphbravo96's picture

    Macro Arbitrage:
    Dubstep.

    Blasphemy!!

    Regards

    "The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant, it's just that they know so much that isn't so."
    - Ronald Reagan

  • wallstdj's picture

    People who are terrible at using computers, or any form of technology for that matter, show you something they think is "cool"

  • In reply to cphbravo96
    UFOinsider's picture

    cphbravo96:
    blackfinancier:
    D M:
    Gage Whitney Pace:
    People who can't spell "definitely" and somehow try to shoehorn an 'a' into it for: definately, defanetly, etc.

    My spelling is pretty solid, but I always catch myself doing this and it pisses me off to no end. DEFINITELY DEFINITELY DEFINITELY DEFINITELY. I also fuck up with words like association (not that specifically, but the "S"s and "C"s). I don't know what the fuck my mental block is, but it annoys the shit out of me that I can't get it right half the time.

    UFOinsider:
    the stupid media fad of guys craving bacon. Yes, bacon is good. Now get over it.

    Truth.

    Argonaut:
    Little attention whores posting rants urging people not to call/pm them, and then when you gently call out the redonkulousness of their tantrum - getting pissed off and throwing monkey shit at you.

    I think it's fair enough for people to bitch about having to help people with stupid questions. Too many of them get posted on the boards, and for the Cert users to have to deal with them via PM, too, kinda sucks. That one post of cph's there was too much shit throwing imho

    It was rebel not cph

    I'll agree with the shit throwing. I've gathered nearly all of my 100+ turds from just 3 or 4 threads/topics. Essentially you will disagree with someone, then they get mad and say some silly, you respond...then you go back and every post you made in that thread has been shit on, like someone is so insecure they can't debate the merits of the topic and they have to try and punish you with their shit throwing. Children.

    Regards


    ^^^^ THIS

    I have one bad fight and I'm STILL trying to get the 2 to 1 ratio back. Fuckers.

    Get busy living

  • Neighbor's picture

    -Shitty local commercials that involve some sort of singing. When has this ever worked let alone be considered a good commercial?

    -Trend followers

    -Lazy/poor motherf*ckers that do NOTHING at all expect the gov't to pay for everything they want

    -People who honestly believe acting like jersey shore is how to be cool

    I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.

  • FinancialNoviceII's picture

    - Chicks that tie their hair up to the side (rampant in London)

    - 40 year old undergrad students

    - People who fail to see something that is so plainly obvious that you worry about them and yourself for associating with that person

    - Chicks who say 'I love x,y,z' far too quickly. You dont that person well enough yet.

    - Chicks with nose piercings

    - Grumpy people

    - Getting monkeyshit for having an opinion

    - Laziness

    - A facade people put on because they think someone will appreciate their existence more

    - The sudden urge for everyone to be educators

    - CPHBravo

    - Stupid chicks who don't get your humour and then think you're a moron

    - Tourists with their need to explore every last detail of your city. I have a tube to catch, its a fucking telephone booth. Taking 10 pictures and its still the same telephone booth.

    - Cock teases

    - Women playing mind games

    - The night when it is summer and you're so desperately trying to get to sleep but its too fucking hot.

    - The gangs in London

    - People who walk around playing music on their phones but with no headphones

    - People quoting lines from Anchorman like its the greatest movie ever.

    - Dudes overrating certain women

    - Guys who say 'Ballin'

    - NBA lockout

  • In reply to UFOinsider
    Argonaut's picture

    UFOinsider:
    cphbravo96:
    blackfinancier:
    D M:
    Gage Whitney Pace:
    People who can't spell "definitely" and somehow try to shoehorn an 'a' into it for: definately, defanetly, etc.

    My spelling is pretty solid, but I always catch myself doing this and it pisses me off to no end. DEFINITELY DEFINITELY DEFINITELY DEFINITELY. I also fuck up with words like association (not that specifically, but the "S"s and "C"s). I don't know what the fuck my mental block is, but it annoys the shit out of me that I can't get it right half the time.

    UFOinsider:
    the stupid media fad of guys craving bacon. Yes, bacon is good. Now get over it.

    Truth.

    Argonaut:
    Little attention whores posting rants urging people not to call/pm them, and then when you gently call out the redonkulousness of their tantrum - getting pissed off and throwing monkey shit at you.

    I think it's fair enough for people to bitch about having to help people with stupid questions. Too many of them get posted on the boards, and for the Cert users to have to deal with them via PM, too, kinda sucks. That one post of cph's there was too much shit throwing imho

    It was rebel not cph

    I'll agree with the shit throwing. I've gathered nearly all of my 100+ turds from just 3 or 4 threads/topics. Essentially you will disagree with someone, then they get mad and say some silly, you respond...then you go back and every post you made in that thread has been shit on, like someone is so insecure they can't debate the merits of the topic and they have to try and punish you with their shit throwing. Children.

    Regards


    ^^^^ THIS

    I have one bad fight and I'm STILL trying to get the 2 to 1 ratio back. Fuckers.

    yeah, i prob got a 3rd of my shits from RatinaMaze lol

    More is good, all is better

  • total's picture

    The word networking and use of the word irks me sometimes.

  • In reply to total
    UFOinsider's picture

    total:
    The word networking and use of the word irks me sometimes.

    Hey, will you network with me? I'd like to get a cup of coffee so we can network.

    ^^^^ something like that? :)

    Get busy living

  • financialmanagement786's picture

    People who work in shitty jobs but act as if they are superior beings and even those people who are too judgemental.

  • In reply to UFOinsider
    total's picture

    UFOinsider:
    total:
    The word networking and use of the word irks me sometimes.

    Hey, will you network with me? I'd like to get a cup of coffee so we can network.

    ^^^^ something like that? :)

    Oh god, get away from me.

  • In reply to total
    UFOinsider's picture

    total:
    UFOinsider:
    total:
    The word networking and use of the word irks me sometimes.

    Hey, will you network with me? I'd like to get a cup of coffee so we can network.

    ^^^^ something like that? :)

    Oh god, get away from me.


    HAH! Someone said a similar thing to me this week. I almost laughed at them.

    Get busy living

  • Cardinal's picture

    Cab drivers who don't take credit cards without a doubt, nothing else is even close

    But i can think of some other ones....

    People who take cab rides who don't even think about trying to help pay for the cab. I have no problem covering for people, but i have a few friends who are hardcore cheap asses about this and get so defensive when called out for it by those of us who do pay.

    Cab drivers who wont let me change the music (I'm drunk and i want to dance, driving safety be damned)

    Cab drivers who don't take the most direct route and use some bs excuse like traffic for their reasoning. I mean its 4 AM there is no traffic.

    Basically everything that pisses me off revolves around paying strangers for rides to and from bars.

  • In reply to Cardinal
    Otter.'s picture

    Cardinal:
    Cab drivers who don't take credit cards without a doubt, nothing else is even close

    But i can think of some other ones....

    People who take cab rides who don't even think about trying to help pay for the cab. I have no problem covering for people, but i have a few friends who are hardcore cheap asses about this and get so defensive when called out for it by those of us who do pay.

    Cab drivers who wont let me change the music (I'm drunk and i want to dance, driving safety be damned)

    Cab drivers who don't take the most direct route and use some bs excuse like traffic for their reasoning. I mean its 4 AM there is no traffic.

    Basically everything that pisses me off revolves around paying strangers for rides to and from bars.

    It sounds like increased use of public transportation would make all your problems go away.

    Hi, Eric Stratton, rush chairman, damn glad to meet you.

  • In reply to Otter.
    GoodBread's picture

    Otter.:
    Cardinal:
    Basically everything that pisses me off revolves around paying strangers for rides to and from bars.

    It sounds like increased use of public transportation would make all your problems go away.

    What if he doesn't have any boys at the MTA?

  • FinancialNoviceII's picture

    Vanity pisses me off. I know what you look like. I've made my mind up. Quit pressing the fucking subject. Facebook is the platform for it. I hate that whole profile picture thing. I have friends who change pictures daily. Get the fuck over it. My picture has been the same for like 3 years.

    And Radiohead.

  • smalleights's picture

    People at the gym who do a set on the only machine/bench, then sit on it for 10 minutes before doing another set.

    Tone-deaf people that ruin good songs by singing along.

    In pick-up basketball, when someone calls a foul when you graze their arm, and then bitches and moans that they didn't foul when they clearly hacked the shit out of you.

  • wolverine19x89's picture

    Ugly people who hate everything and everybody... shut up, we know why you mad

    If your dreams don't scare you, then they are not big enough.

    "There are two types of people in this world: People who say they pee in the shower, and dirty fucking liars."-Louis C.K.

  • In reply to financialmanagement786
    reddog23's picture

    financialmanagement786:
    People who work in shitty jobs but act as if they are superior beings.

    So pretty much every analyst in finance?

  • APAE's picture

    Hahaha, good one actually.

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  • In reply to reddog23
    financialmanagement786's picture

    reddog23:
    financialmanagement786:
    People who work in shitty jobs but act as if they are superior beings.

    So pretty much every analyst in finance?

    LMAO, I dont mean it that way but that is one way to interpret it.

  • D M's picture

    FinancialNoviceII:
    - 40 year old undergrad students

    Fuck you.

    "You stop being an asshole when it sucks to be you." -IlliniProgrammer
    "Your grammar made me wish I'd been aborted." -happypantsmcgee

  • wolverine19x89's picture

    Yeah, I don't mind old ass undergrad students. God forbid somebody tries to help themself out.

    If your dreams don't scare you, then they are not big enough.

    "There are two types of people in this world: People who say they pee in the shower, and dirty fucking liars."-Louis C.K.

  • In reply to wolverine19x89
    Argonaut's picture

    scottj19x89:
    Yeah, I don't mind old ass undergrad students. God forbid somebody tries to help themself out.

    How about 40 year old undergrad students trying to hang out with the rest of the undergrads at a bar, hit on undergrad girls, and take up a "leadership position" in class?

    More is good, all is better

  • reddog23's picture

    Asian People (mainly east Indian, Korean and Chinese)-not Asian Americans who have been living here for many years, but people who actually live in Asia and those who just moved to the U.S. and haven't yet adapted to American Culture.
    I don't know what it is. Everything about their culture just bothers me.

  • In reply to Argonaut
    financialmanagement786's picture

    Argonaut:
    scottj19x89:
    Yeah, I don't mind old ass undergrad students. God forbid somebody tries to help themself out.

    How about 40 year old undergrad students trying to hang out with the rest of the undergrads at a bar, hit on undergrad girls, and take up a "leadership position" in class?

    That is for everyone, who does NOT behave like his age. Why only attack "Mature Students"?

    I am 28 years old and have 9 years management- experience in a Cement Company, now I am planning to go to University. I had to earn right out of School, never got the opportunity to go to a University. What is wrong with it?

    Also I will try to take leadership positions for some kind of club. I pay the same fees as other students and have equal right to pursue my career.

  • In reply to Argonaut
    FinancialNoviceII's picture

    Argonaut:
    scottj19x89:
    Yeah, I don't mind old ass undergrad students. God forbid somebody tries to help themself out.

    How about 40 year old undergrad students trying to hang out with the rest of the undergrads at a bar, hit on undergrad girls, and take up a "leadership position" in class?

    That is what I meant. I'm all for them bettering themselves but it begs the question, what took them so long to realise a need to better themselves?

    Plus its weird hanging out with students who are 10-15 years older then you. During my masters, I was a tad unsure as to how to act. One time I was with some friends and I was telling them about a date I had the previous night and one of my friends had his classmate with him, who was much older then us. He seemed offended by the whole conversation and quite awkward throughout.

  • financialmanagement786's picture

    How about 40 year old undergrad students trying to hang out with the rest of the undergrads at a bar, hit on undergrad girls, and take up a "leadership position" in class?

    That would be plain stupid for the 40 year old man who is returning to College. He should be focusing to learn in the class as well as getting a girl his own age.

    What took them to so long to find the need bettering themselves?

    Not everyone is born with a silver spoon, some people need to earn for them selves and their family to survive. Also I cannot speak for others but I have many juniors in my company who are college graduates and MBAs but they still need to take orders from me. Nothing beats experience, real-world experience. But now this is the end of the road for me here because their is a glass ceiling on how high I can climb on the corporate ladder without a degree.

    It is in fact weird hanging out with 10-15 year older people or 10-15 year younger people to speak.

  • ibdreamer's picture

    When a girl says to another girl "Hey Girl or Girl yadada " OMG that pisses me off so much I just want to slap her silly its so annoying.

  • In reply to financialmanagement786
    FinancialNoviceII's picture

    financialmanagement786:
    How about 40 year old undergrad students trying to hang out with the rest of the undergrads at a bar, hit on undergrad girls, and take up a "leadership position" in class?

    That would be plain stupid for the 40 year old man who is returning to College. He should be focusing to learn in the class as well as getting a girl his own age.

    What took them to so long to find the need bettering themselves?

    Not everyone is born with a silver spoon, some people need to earn for them selves and their family to survive. Also I cannot speak for others but I have many juniors in my company who are college graduates and MBAs but they still need to take orders from me. Nothing beats experience, real-world experience. But now this is the end of the road for me here because their is a glass ceiling on how high I can climb on the corporate ladder without a degree.

    It is in fact weird hanging out with 10-15 year older people or 10-15 year younger people to speak.

    Its not even a question of a silver spoon. Granted some people have a tougher situation growing up but I dont believe those people who "need to earn for themselves and their family" do so until 35 and suddenly figure out, 'hold on, I didnt go to university, well time to fix that'. If I was in a situation where I am have been working for 15+ years, university would be the last thing on my mind. Play the cards you were dealt and make the most of your situation.

    And the glass ceiling attitude is a defeatist one. Just my opinion.

  • In reply to FinancialNoviceII
    financialmanagement786's picture

    FinancialNoviceII:
    financialmanagement786:
    How about 40 year old undergrad students trying to hang out with the rest of the undergrads at a bar, hit on undergrad girls, and take up a "leadership position" in class?

    That would be plain stupid for the 40 year old man who is returning to College. He should be focusing to learn in the class as well as getting a girl his own age.

    What took them to so long to find the need bettering themselves?

    Not everyone is born with a silver spoon, some people need to earn for them selves and their family to survive. Also I cannot speak for others but I have many juniors in my company who are college graduates and MBAs but they still need to take orders from me. Nothing beats experience, real-world experience. But now this is the end of the road for me here because their is a glass ceiling on how high I can climb on the corporate ladder without a degree.

    It is in fact weird hanging out with 10-15 year older people or 10-15 year younger people to speak.

    Its not even a question of a silver spoon. Granted some people have a tougher situation growing up but I dont believe those people who "need to earn for themselves and their family" do so until 35 and suddenly figure out, 'hold on, I didnt go to university, well time to fix that'. If I was in a situation where I am have been working for 15+ years, university would be the last thing on my mind. Play the cards you were dealt and make the most of your situation.

    And the glass ceiling attitude is a defeatist one. Just my opinion.

    Dude about 35+ years stuff, I have never ever met some like that so I would not comment.

    Also about the glass -ceiling -defeatist-attitude stuff, you have never been in such a position and I have experienced it for almost a decade now. I know it as a matter of fact that the system does NOT allow professionals with no degree to get to the ranks of CEO and MD in someone else company.

    Also it may not always be about Career, it may just be for the "love of reading".

    Lets just agree to disagree here.

  • In reply to FinancialNoviceII
    Argonaut's picture

    FinancialNoviceII:
    Argonaut:
    scottj19x89:
    Yeah, I don't mind old ass undergrad students. God forbid somebody tries to help themself out.

    How about 40 year old undergrad students trying to hang out with the rest of the undergrads at a bar, hit on undergrad girls, and take up a "leadership position" in class?

    That is what I meant. I'm all for them bettering themselves but it begs the question, what took them so long to realise a need to better themselves?

    Eh, don't be so quick to judge, some people do not grow up with the same opportunities you had.

    More is good, all is better

  • wolverine19x89's picture

    Yeah... some people were making pretty good money in the auto plants around here and now they're out of a job, so I've seen quite a few older people at schools over the past couple years.

    If your dreams don't scare you, then they are not big enough.

    "There are two types of people in this world: People who say they pee in the shower, and dirty fucking liars."-Louis C.K.

  • In reply to FinancialNoviceII
    Argonaut's picture

    FinancialNoviceII:
    financialmanagement786:
    How about 40 year old undergrad students trying to hang out with the rest of the undergrads at a bar, hit on undergrad girls, and take up a "leadership position" in class?

    That would be plain stupid for the 40 year old man who is returning to College. He should be focusing to learn in the class as well as getting a girl his own age.

    What took them to so long to find the need bettering themselves?

    Not everyone is born with a silver spoon, some people need to earn for them selves and their family to survive. Also I cannot speak for others but I have many juniors in my company who are college graduates and MBAs but they still need to take orders from me. Nothing beats experience, real-world experience. But now this is the end of the road for me here because their is a glass ceiling on how high I can climb on the corporate ladder without a degree.

    It is in fact weird hanging out with 10-15 year older people or 10-15 year younger people to speak.

    Its not even a question of a silver spoon. Granted some people have a tougher situation growing up but I dont believe those people who "need to earn for themselves and their family" do so until 35 and suddenly figure out, 'hold on, I didnt go to university, well time to fix that'. If I was in a situation where I am have been working for 15+ years, university would be the last thing on my mind. Play the cards you were dealt and make the most of your situation.

    And the glass ceiling attitude is a defeatist one. Just my opinion.

    It's not that they suddenly figure out, it's that they finally have enough stability to be able to take a paycut and not have their children taken away by CPS because they can't provide them decent living conditions.
    A lot of those people don't have anyone in their lives acting as a role model for education and career development, a first generaton college student will also rarely have the financial and social support that students with at least one college-educated parent have.
    Also, many blue collar jobs pay pretty decently, like you can easily make 30-40 k with a bit of hustle. Compare that to someone with a degree in sociology making 20 k a year, with 4 years of no income and an 80 k student loan bill.

    More is good, all is better

  • In reply to FinancialNoviceII
    APAE's picture

    FinancialNoviceII:
    financialmanagement786:
    How about 40 year old undergrad students trying to hang out with the rest of the undergrads at a bar, hit on undergrad girls, and take up a "leadership position" in class?

    That would be plain stupid for the 40 year old man who is returning to College. He should be focusing to learn in the class as well as getting a girl his own age.

    What took them to so long to find the need bettering themselves?

    Not everyone is born with a silver spoon, some people need to earn for them selves and their family to survive. Also I cannot speak for others but I have many juniors in my company who are college graduates and MBAs but they still need to take orders from me. Nothing beats experience, real-world experience. But now this is the end of the road for me here because their is a glass ceiling on how high I can climb on the corporate ladder without a degree.

    It is in fact weird hanging out with 10-15 year older people or 10-15 year younger people to speak.

    Its not even a question of a silver spoon. Granted some people have a tougher situation growing up but I dont believe those people who "need to earn for themselves and their family" do so until 35 and suddenly figure out, 'hold on, I didnt go to university, well time to fix that'. If I was in a situation where I am have been working for 15+ years, university would be the last thing on my mind. Play the cards you were dealt and make the most of your situation.

    And the glass ceiling attitude is a defeatist one. Just my opinion.

    Are you kidding? You're ridiculous. There's a glass ceiling at PE firms. "You can't advance unless you go back for an MBA." Why do you think there's the whole '2 + 2 + 2 + 2 = greatness' track? If there's a glass ceiling in firms with kids coming from uber prep school to uber Ivy to uber bulge bracket to uber buy side firm, you can for damn sure bet that an average run of the mill firm with a bunch of average people with average undergrad degrees isn't going to advance someone without even a basic degree.

    What's wrong with people advancing themselves anyway?

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  • In reply to APAE
    wolverine19x89's picture

    A Posse Ad Esse:

    What's wrong with people advancing themselves anyway?

    Nothing. It just seems as though some people don't understand that shit happens and going to college right after high school is a privilege for a lot of people and not a right. Maybe that 40 year old u-grad student was running a successful business and because of a change in the industry, he/she got screwed. Maybe they were offered a great job right out of high school (used to happen somewhat often) and now that industry is also fucked. Maybe they just like going to school (I do, if I had enough money I would take classes for a loooong time). Maybe he had to raise a child while helping out his sick parents and the only way he could do it is by being a butler for a family with some snobby ass kids that don't have any consideration or clue as to what goes on outside of their gated communities?

    I know I got kinda harsh at the end of it, but I can't stand when people don't understand how life doesn't have to be high school -> college -> corporate grind and act like somebody's stupid/misinformed because they didn't follow that.

    40 year olds hitting on u-grad girls is kind of weird, but why the hell would I care? I ain't jelly.

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  • Ace6904's picture

    People who let the elevator close when you're clearly trying get on.

    Big trucks that take up 1.5 parking spaces.

  • UFOinsider's picture

    People who debate the usefulness of college.

    People who can't understand why everyone didn't go to college straight out of high school and drive a BMW to class.

    S&P -> burn in hell

    Get busy living

  • Argonaut's picture

    DefinAtely is bad, but not nearly as bad as DEFIANTLY!!!
    WTF! College educated people should not confuse words like that!

    More is good, all is better

  • In reply to UFOinsider
    Paulson's picture

    UFOinsider:

    People who can't understand why everyone didn't go to college straight out of high school and drive a BMW to class.

    Sounds pretty much like my highschool and replace college with Pepperdine or USC.

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