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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    Adrian A, 3 Aug 2009 @ 10:40am

    Only 4 months of looking? Is she kidding?

    It took me over 6 months to find a decent job in Bellingham, WA after I graduated with a BA. In fact I had to temp with the company that hired me for 3 months beforehand. This is the reality of the job market, even in good times. If you're someone who's fresh out of college with minimal job experience of any kind... you're going to have a difficult time getting any worthwhile job unless you have a specialized degree that allows for instant placement (i.e. comp-sci, nursing, accounting, etc.)

    Just roll with it. If you have to make ends meet with dead-end minimum-wage work for 6 months before you have the experience to get something better than so be it. You can't blame the school for going for that degree in "Art History" that nobody is actively hiring for.

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