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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    Cory, 18 Sep 2009 @ 8:00pm

    Re: right...

    A college promises people NOTHING but that they will get the education necessary to do a certain spectrum of jobs or work under the major they receive. It in no way guarantees you a job, nor is colleges purpose to find you a high-paying job. People who go to college under the pretense that they will become rich are fooling themselves, go for the right reason and you won't have to regret it when you thought that because you can cram schoolwork your instantly fit to run a multi-million dollar corporation or even work a full-time job for that matter. People who truly want work and work hard to find that work and be suitable for that work WILL GET THAT WORK.

    I am going to college for an English major, and guess what I have no false hopes that I'm going to earn 40-50k a year because I got an English major. I plan on being a broke writer probably my entire life and I'm willing to gamble that to spend my life doing something I LOVE rather than working for the money. I have no delusions that I should be a rich and famous writer because I went to school for it.

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