Entitlement Society: Grad Can't Find Job, Sues Her College For Tuition Back

from the entitlement-culture-gone-wrong dept

We've been talking a lot about "entitlement culture" these days, with much of the focus being on companies or individuals who feel entitled to keep their old business models, even as the market is changing. But entitlement society shows up in other places as well. Jeff Nolan points us to the story of a college graduate who has been unable to find a job since she graduated in April and is now suing her college, Monroe College, for the $70,000 she spent on tuition. Apparently, the fact that we're in one of the worst economic downturns in ages doesn't come into play. Or the fact that what you learn in college (hopefully) lasts a lifetime. To this woman, the fact that she hasn't been able to find a job in four months means she deserves her entire tuition back?

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    Rob, 3 Aug 2009 @ 4:05pm

    Just to reiterate

    She is not complaining that the school did not find her a job -- they are not obligated to do that and she is not entitled to that. The complaint is that the school is not doing enough to help her find a job -- and that they advertised their career placement programs heavily. If they promised her that when she started going to the school she is 100% entitled to assistance -- she PAID them tens of thousands of dollars in the expectation that after graduation they would help her find a job. If they are not providing these services, it is false advertising, plain and simple, and I hope she wins. Not sure if this is the case, she could just be a bum, but from what I have seen it is probably legit and if so, I hope she wins big time.

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