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This is priceless.

Trina Thompson, a recent graduate of Monroe College in the Bronx, is suing the school for the $70,000 she paid in tuition because she hasn't found a job yet (she graduated in April) and "the school hasn't done enough to help." Absolutely classic:

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local-beat/College-...

Quote:
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."

Oh, really Mom? Because the rest of us have been planning for this life-altering recession for years. You didn't get the memo?

Good luck with this, honey.

Comments (35)

  • Yacht_man's picture

    Monroe.....what is that? Like the University of Phoenix or something?

  • saidso's picture

    You are an idiot for getting 70k in debt with a degree from Monroe College.

  • drexelalum11's picture

    Isn't Monroe College the one with all the ads on the subway? Pretty sure she has a case, iirc I think all of their ads insinuate that you'll get a job by going there.

  • dagro's picture

    so who's the idiot? the college marketing guy for soliciting false advertisement or the dumbass chick for believing him?

    *random hackneyed words of wisdom*

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  • she_monkey's picture

    monroe college is one of those that advertise on the subway just an fyi.........

  • In reply to she_monkey
    dipset1011's picture

    she_monkey wrote:
    monroe college is one of those that advertise on the subway just an fyi.........

    NYU also advertises.

  • dipset1011's picture

    So what they still advertise. You do realize that CE includes masters as well.

  • CompBanker's picture

    If she was serious about getting a job, she wouldn't be publically suing her college. Who the hell is going to hire the girl now? I hope she gets that 70k back because no responsible business is going to bring her on.

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  • formerMD's picture

    A totally frivolous lawsuit, but it is surprising that colleges, especially the ones that DON"T advertise on the subway, don't do a much better job of preparing people to get jobs. They don't need to turn into vocational schools, but most career services offices are under-resourced for the job they need to be doing. They may have nice, well-intentioned people there, but they don't have the background or skill-set to give people the specific advice they really need to be competitive for the jobs they want. That's why there's a need for a WSO, Gotta Mentor and others.

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  • yesman's picture

    You know, the very fact that she's stupid enough to do this further substantiates how useless that 'college' is; which sort of makes her not stupid. Uh-oh....circular reference!

  • Marcus_Halberstram's picture

    Just another indication of the prevalent lazy entitled attitude.

    What has this fat pig done for herself to find a job?

    These people are the moral decay of society. Completely fucking worthless and always finding someone else to blame.

  • moneyneversleeps2's picture

    70k in student debt doesn't mean someone actually spent that money on college. For all we know she bought an Acura bc she figured her degree would pay off asap. Since student loans can't be thrown out in BK court, up until this year you could borrow until you were blue in the face. I know people that used student loans to pay for engagement rings, cars, furnitures you name it.

  • chewingum's picture

    Another gem, from CNN this time:

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/08/03/new.york.jobless....

    Quote:
    As Thompson sees it, any reasonable employer would pounce on an applicant with her academic credentials, which include a 2.7 grade-point average and a solid attendance record. But Monroe's career-services department has put forth insufficient effort to help her secure employment, she claims.

    She suggested that Monroe's Office of Career Advancement shows preferential treatment to students with excellent grades. "They favor more toward students that got a 4.0. They help them more out with the job placement," she said.

  • Phab's picture

    Is this what it has come to??

    "They favor more toward students that got a 4.0. They help them more out with the job placement,"

    This seriously can't be for real!!

    I hope she gets a judge who had a 4.0...

  • Gorilla Whale's picture

    I wonder if she's gonna sue her lawyer for her legal fees when she loses?

  • dagro's picture

    Quote:
    Culinary, Baking, and Pastry majors will be charged a program fee of $100

    lol... just took that off the tuition website for monroe..
    but seriously, even without seeing the info it was kinda obvious where her gpa falls.

    but seriously(2), career service centers are a luxury. we don't have them much in israel and people get along fine. those that don't find a job like telemarketing or something else low on demand. it's like our neighbors who keep waging war on us, lose, and then whine to the UN about us not giving them back their land when clearly they could have ended up DEAD.
    but i'm digressing.

    *random hackneyed words of wisdom*

    =========================================
    "... then, lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it."

  • JulianRobertson's picture

    I'll keep that name in mind so I remember who NOT to hire if I ever have to make that decision. Seriously, maybe if there is one good thing about this recession, is that it is shaking off the entitlement mentality that lots of kids have these days.

  • In reply to chewingum
    gomi's picture

    "She suggested that Monroe's Office of Career Advancement shows preferential treatment to students with excellent grades. "They favor more toward students that got a 4.0. They help them more out with the job placement," she said."

    Hilarious quote. People these days....

  • In reply to dagro
    Marcus_Halberstram's picture

    dagro wrote:
    Quote:
    Culinary, Baking, and Pastry majors will be charged a program fee of $100

    lol... just took that off the tuition website for monroe..
    but seriously, even without seeing the info it was kinda obvious where her gpa falls.

    but seriously(2), career service centers are a luxury. we don't have them much in israel and people get along fine. those that don't find a job like telemarketing or something else low on demand. it's like our neighbors who keep waging war on us, lose, and then whine to the UN about us not giving them back their land when clearly they could have ended up DEAD.
    but i'm digressing.

    *random hackneyed words of wisdom*

    Oh god, if I hear another cocky Israeli acting like its anyone but us fighting their war for them I'm going to vomit.

  • MurdersNExecutions's picture

    "solid attendance record". so she feels entitled to a job because, even though she fails miserably with her 2.7, she managed to drag her ass to class. Get the fuck outta here.

  • jackofalltrades's picture

    college tuition: $70,000

    stress from looking for a job on her own: $2,000

    still not able to spell correctly: priceless

    see the actual complaint: http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/08/03/thom...

    1. "reinbursement" - page 3
    2. "tutision" - page 3
    3. "couselors" - page 3
    4. "e-recriuting" - page 3
    5. "a interview" - page 3
    6. "sueing" - page 5
    7. "reinbursement" - again, page 5
    8. "reinbursement" - again, page 7
    9. "tutision" - again, page 7
    10. "a interview" - again, page 7

    ...DING!

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  • In reply to Marcus_Halberstram
    dagro's picture

    Marcus_Halberstram wrote:
    dagro wrote:
    Quote:
    Culinary, Baking, and Pastry majors will be charged a program fee of $100

    lol... just took that off the tuition website for monroe..
    but seriously, even without seeing the info it was kinda obvious where her gpa falls.

    but seriously(2), career service centers are a luxury. we don't have them much in israel and people get along fine. those that don't find a job like telemarketing or something else low on demand. it's like our neighbors who keep waging war on us, lose, and then whine to the UN about us not giving them back their land when clearly they could have ended up DEAD.
    but i'm digressing.

    *random hackneyed words of wisdom*

    Oh god, if I hear another cocky Israeli acting like its anyone but us fighting their war for them I'm going to vomit.

    i resent that, you cocky whatnot yourself. america's great. you people are probably our last defense in the sellout we call the UN, and taxpayer dollars certainly do help. on the other hand, lots of israeli projects that could have earned us the same money get shot down by US admin coz they endanger american exports - ie the israeli lavi fighter jet project, various military cooperation projects etc. it's a two-way relationship marcus.
    if you meant something more substantial, please give us an example, i can't just recite the entire israeli history for you. just to recap tho, in 48, without a standing army, we faced off 5 arab nations' armies alon. in 56 we did most of the fighting in sinai against egypt, and our allies werent even american - it was the friggin french and brits, tho they limited their efforts to air and sea. in 67 america was even against our fighting and in the end we had to do everything without the slightest support. in 73 the US helped in curbing the commmies, then again we curbed the commies' influence in the mideast. and now that we want to curb the iranian nuclear armament, it's your new saint-goody-tooshoo-president that's trying to talk to an irrational homicidal maniac who's pointing missiles at the whole world, instead of just letting israeli fighters use american carriers and do the dirty work ourselves.
    no, sir, you have it wrong. american help is much appreciated, but we've always had our own wars and we've almost always fought them mostly ourselves. if someone pitched in, it was for selfish reasons, as always. i won't even go into the western impotence with dealing with the holocaust, when it was already obvious that millions were being systematically murdered, no, that war was also "fought" alone.

    but let's leave this to a political forum. if you really want to discuss this PM me. otherwise i suggest you try and tune down your own puny cockiness. it degrades people's opinion of you.

    *random hackneyed words of wisdom*

    =========================================
    "... then, lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it."

  • j312's picture

    I bet this is the first of many ridiculous lawsuits that people will come up with to try to get out of debt during this recession. People can get pretty desperate when money becomes a serious issue.

    And when it comes to the entitlement issue, I definitely agree that way too many people still have this type of mindset. One of the main benefits of this recession is that it is forcing people to start taking better care of themselves and protecting their assets.

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