Public Schools and T-Shirts

this may incite a bit of hellfire on the discussion board, but i feel the need to share. blame it on my liberal arts background.

when i was walking by a bb yesterday i noticed a summer scurrying in with their blackberry and a t-shirt with this emblazoned on the front:

4 yrs tuition @ public school: $20,000
4 yrs tuition @ harvard: $200,000
taking the ivy league kids jobs: priceless

there are some things money canaEU(tm)t buy and that sucks for them.

gotta admit, the kid has balls wearing a shirt like this into any bankaEU|

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Comments (21)

Jul 4, 2007

:-p

Jul 4, 2007

thats a pretty funny shirt...but why is he wearing a t-shirt into an ibank?

Jul 4, 2007

If a kid walked into my bank wearing that I would ask for a picture and an autograph.

Jul 4, 2007

nice! I wonder what school he went to.

Jul 4, 2007

haha i like it

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Jul 4, 2007

the harvard guy probably didn't want that kid's back office job. in any case, the shirt betrays a serious inferiority complex.

Jul 5, 2007

i know the kid who wore this shirt, all of them that have it have BB IBD and Trading jobs, both full time and interns soo... last time I checked the Harvard guy probably did want his job. maybe he can get a refund??

Jul 4, 2007

Sounds like a D-bag to me lol

Jul 4, 2007

Good call montecarlo7. The chip on his shoulder was showing. He's entitled to feel smug, but broadcasting publicly makes it look cheap.

Reminds me of Michael Eisner - to this day he still brags that he never went to business school. Wow, gee, after 30 years in corporate America you made something of yourself, with no business degree, let me worship you, what a smart hard worker you must be.

Jul 5, 2007

You must have seen one of my class mates and friends. I have this shirt, too, and find it highly amusing that it warranted a post on this discussion board.

Jul 6, 2007

What the f--- shop can you show up to work in a t-shirt.

My guess is the d bag that has the shirt wrote the post just to make it known that he has such an inferiority complex.

Either you sling crack rock or you got a wicked jump shot

Jul 6, 2007

^^ Just my 2 cents....If I went to an Ivy and didn't get a job knowing that I spent so much on my education and that I was from a target...I'd be the one with the inferiority complex...

Jul 8, 2007
shikharsaxena:

^^ Just my 2 cents....If I went to an Ivy and didn't get a job knowing that I spent so much on my education and that I was from a target...I'd be the one with the inferiority complex...

Not really...the shiny Ivy name will always be on your resume and the alumni networks are better. In the long run, it's still a better investment. Besides the fact that you get a better education, and your professors that write recommendations for you and invite you to dinner are Nobel prize winners and wrote all of the textbooks that the state school kids are reading.

Jul 6, 2007

^^ I suppose. But the fact that someone would go out of their way and spend that much effort thinking about it and making a t-shirt clearly states where the envy is. It's clearly still on the guy's mind 4 years later.

Either you sling crack rock or you got a wicked jump shot

Jul 6, 2007

^^ True that...but my aim was to prove a point that in the end what matters is where you are now, and not where you have been or what you have done...So i feel that the guy had full liberty to wear whatever the hell he wants, and calling him a Tool wouldn't change what he is right now....and speaking of tools i knew about 6-7 kids who for a damn week paraded around in their sweatshirts during summer just because it had their schools name on it, and watching them isn't even funny, compared to his t shirt..

Jul 6, 2007

Just another comment..i'm not sure how it is at all the other ivies, but at mine, anyone who wanted a job in finance/consulting got one. I know of no one who was left with nothing after corporate recruiting.

And, I guess some of the point is the place where you end up, but if you still feel bitter in that position towards others' past, nothing has really changed. Inevitably, you'll meet tools everywhere you go who do parade around in their college sweatshirts, and while that's sort of ridic. esp. when you're older, it's still a way of showing school pride (maybe they should have had t-shirts). Had this said-kid wore just a t-shirt with his school on the front, it may have been different.

It's just sad that a group of kids got together, thought to make this shirt, and then printed and paid for them.

Jul 6, 2007

May I also add that in most public schools you probably get a free ride too. I don't mind paying $15 for a tshirt to show off in that case.

Jul 9, 2007

The assumption that anyone in an Ivy had to "buy" their way in is way off-base. Maybe if this kid had worked in high school and put in the effort to do a decent application he would have gotten into an Ivy.

Plus, if he's so smart, why the hell is he paying $5k/yr to go to a public school? If he's good enough to get a BB job, then he should have been good enough after high school to get buckets of aid from State U.

Nevertheless, funny shirt.

Jul 9, 2007
Jul 10, 2007