What’s wrong with America?

Shit like THIS is what’s wrong with America.

Trina Thompson, 27, of the Bronx, graduated from New York’s Monroe College in April with a bachelor of business administration degree in information technology.

On July 24, she filed suit against the college in Bronx Supreme Court, alleging that Monroe’s “Office of Career Advancement did not help me with a full-time job placement. I am also suing them because of the stress I have been going through.”

But lest ye think I’m being judgemental, let’s read further. After all, maybe the school guaranteed a job. Maybe she’s Magna Cum Laude and the top graduate.

or Maybe not.

As Thompson sees it, any reasonable employer would pounce on an applicant with her academic credentials, which include a 2.7 grade-point average and a solid attendance record. But Monroe’s career-services department has put forth insufficient effort to help her secure employment, she claims.

“They’re supposed to say, ‘I got this student, her attendance is good, her GPA is all right — can you interview this person?’ They’re not doing that,” she said.

Way to put the time in there, turbo. I can’t imagine that the work ethic you displayed to bust your ass all the way up to a 2.7 gpa isn’t being fought over by executives the world over.

I wouldn’t give her a red cent back.

Except for the tuition for the class on personal responsibility. She obviously deserves a refund on that one.

*update* I couldn’t let this gem of a quote go to waste.

“They favor more toward students that got a 4.0. They help them more out with the job placement,” she said.


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10 Responses to What’s wrong with America?

  1. Jeff Lee says:

    What’s wrong with America?

    Four words:

    Arrogant Sense of Entitlement

  2. Sandy Salt says:

    I didn’t know that BA in anything guarenteed you a job, except an officer in the Army. She should apply for that open position and see if they will take her.

  3. Niall says:

    It’s obviously the first time in her life she’s had to actually meet someone else’s expectations with no recourse to mommy and daddy.

    I run a fairly large department in the software business, and I’ve come to dread interviewing American college graduates for this very reason. That’s why all my high-paying jobs go to foreigners.

  4. Mike says:

    I’m sure her issue isn’t she CAN’T get a job; after all, the world needs janitors and maids too.

    Her issue probably is she’s not being offered six figures and an expense account.

    Welcome to the real world honey. Most people, but especially the spectacularly average, start at the bottom.

  5. Niall says:

    Mike –

    You’re being generous. Her degree is in IT. Salaries for bottom level positions in IT *start* at $60K and go up from there. So that’s what she’s turning down. Not maid service.

  6. Mike says:

    Niall –

    Then she truly is an idiot.

  7. Mr Wolf's Helper says:

    The IT jobs go to those who get an internship on their own hook and bust their ass at it. And who have a high GPA and real talent.

    Initiative, drive, ability, determination.



    What a maroon.

  8. That’s hilarious. On what grounds is she suing the college if she is not personally employable?

  9. Niall says:

    T-Slice –

    Actually, for her suit to succeed she would have to prove that she *is* employable, but that the college itself is refusing or otherwise failing to help her find a job. If it can be shown that she is no in fact employable, her case disintegrates.

    Kind of a Catch-22.

  10. fastnav says:

    I’d think her case disintegrates considering that the college (i would think) doesn’t guarantee job placement, only providing assistance.

    Now whether or not they provided “enough” assistance may be up for debate, but you can’t sue for the cost of your entire education because enough employers didn’t call you when they saw your shit resume.

    She’s alleging that the school didn’t “make sure” employers called people who sent in applications. The school has no say in what HR departments do.

    I seriously hope this thing gets thrown out, but only after the judge makes her pay back the city judicial system for wasting their time.

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