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    Girl sues her alma mater because she hasn't found a job

    I can't fathom the upbringing required to foster such an intense self-entitlement complex. I wonder if other countries out there have this problem...
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    Most colleges advertise their job-placement rates, and I've never seen anyone advertise more than 97%. Isn't that a disclaimer that you might not find a job?

    Based on her comments in the article, I wouldn't hire her, even if they were calling me and saying, 'I got this student, her attendance is good, her GPA is all right -- can you interview this person?'

    edit: I've seen recruiters completely ignore people for not having 3.0+ GPAs. I'll be the last person to deny that a lot of times a college degree is only a 'piece of paper', but this is ridiculous.

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    Why wouldn't you hire her? She had good attendance after all, and that's what's important...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bithub View Post
    I wonder if other countries out there have this problem...
    Not here. But not for any legal reasons. Theoretically you can fill those type of suits, and many students aren't happy with how universities and other institutions seem to work on this regard. There's accounts of favoritism, corruption or too few activities that contrast to the advertised commitment before enrollment.

    But the reason it doesn't happen here is that if even if you have a signed statement saying they will give you a job on Exxon Mobil, you will have to go through years and years in court, because justice in here is slow. So, you have very few cases in here were people actually fight for their rights... or what they perceive is their rights, as it seems to be the case.
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    I hope she never gets a job. People who want to be managers from the get go should walk the plank before the party starts IMO.
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    Thompson says she has not hired an attorney to represent her because she cannot afford one.
    Well maybe she should have gotten a law degree instead; then she'd be an expert in suing people!

    2.7 GPA! LOL! Do you want fries with that?
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    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.
    This is ridiculous... why promote the students that got good grades? They don't need any help getting jobs... If they're so Smmmmamaaarrrtt, they can get the jobs on their own. Help me. My attendance is fantastic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyMaelstrom View Post
    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.
    This is ridiculous... why promote the students that got good grades? They don't need any help getting jobs... If they're so Smmmmamaaarrrtt, they can get the jobs on their own. Help me. My attendance is fantastic!
    And you know, I'm sure that newspaper reporters often clean up the grammar when they quote people. (I mean, who wants to see "The, uh, money was found, uh, under the, uh, porch"?) I wonder why (s)he didn't this time.....

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    Sigh, it seems most business/IT students think they're awesome

    Now she's done that, she'll never, ever find a job. Not to mention a 2.7 GPA isn't exactly worth mentioning, nor what I'd call "all right".
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    I wouldn't hire her because her "me" ego is far too vast to be of any use to anyone.
    - Firstly, she would obviously be far more interested in pushing her own agenda rather than furthering the interests of the employer.
    - Second, if she were ever made redundant (or more likely, sacked), no doubt she would sue them for not doing enough to help her keep the job.
    - Third, as MK27 has mentioned, she would no doubt blame EVERYONE else before looking in the mirror for the cause of the problem.

    The judge, should this come to trial, needs to dismiss the case right at the start and slap her with costs. Otherwise, she'll just continue to be a serial leech on society, blaming others for things going wrong in her miserable existence.

    But then she'll probably sue her lawyer for not doing enough to help her win the case!
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    I agree with her. It's about time colleges take some responsibility for raising or indulging in students expectations. Sounds like colleges these days are no better than Russian mafia run truck-driving schools... quick to give you a diploma then boot you out the door. The promised career counselling is an afterthought, or not at all.

    If the course she took was underwater basket weaving for $72,000, then yeah, she should have done the market research as to whether there's a huge job market for that. But in her case "bachelor of business administration degree in information technology" certainly sounds like there ought to be openings. Even in this economy.

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    > But in her case "bachelor of business administration degree in information technology" certainly sounds like there ought to be openings. Even in this economy.
    Pfft, she has a 2.7 GPA (perhaps that's why her attendance is so good, she had to do some units twice ), and doesn't sound like she could work in any sort of team. Hardly what I'd call "hire-able". When considering more likely than not her fellow graduates have found work with or without a better GPA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nonoob View Post
    underwater basket weaving [...] bachelor of business administration degree in information technology
    Not sure what the difference between these too things is, actually. The first one is probably more challenging.

    My bet is within 3 years we will be seeing this person listed in The Darwin Awards
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    Apparently, the claim is that the school didn't help enough, not that she didn't get a job. The latter would be ridiculous, sure, but the prior might or might not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robwhit View Post
    Apparently, the claim is that the school didn't help enough, not that she didn't get a job. The latter would be ridiculous, sure, but the prior might or might not.
    Except that as long as she doesn't get a job, she will claim that the school isn't helping enough. So in essence, they are the same thing.
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