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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    Tech Exec, 3 Aug 2009 @ 1:17pm

    Society of Victims

    I am not sure why anyone would assume that a college degree meant that you would be guaranteed a job. Your resume, filled with experience and academia, will get you an interview - but you have to earn the job.

    We live in a victim's society with no sense of shame. No matter what negative thing happens, it is always someone else's fault. It's my gender, my sexual preference, my race, my religion, my choice of pets, my musical taste... anything but my fault. It could never be that I have a bad attitude, no true talent, no true work skills, no true people skills, no ability to dress myself for the job, no ability to speak proper English... oh no, it can't be me. It must be you, your fault, your prejudice, your stereotyping and profiling. **News Flash** - it's just you.

    Companies are in business to make money. As much as I despise corporations and profit motive culture (which is at fault for our current economic crisis, most of our military conflicts, and many of our social woes), they are focused on making money, which includes putting the right person in the right job. They don't care about any of the aforementioned prejudices or stereotypes that you have been told to believe - they hire the person that can make them successful. That doesn't have to be you, and most assuredly won't be you if you can't demonstrate the ability to be the right person - and not just on paper. Don't let your arrogance get in the way of your success - you have to work hard and earn your way. This woman is sueing because she thinks she deserves more than she is worth, and she errantly believes it must be someone else's fault.

    btw - Monroe College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Not a diploma mill.

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