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Postby Madison » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:16 am

http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/08/03/new.york.jobless.graduate/index.html

NEW YORK (CNN) -- A recent college graduate is suing her alma mater for $72,000 -- the full cost of her tuition and then some -- because she cannot find a job.

"It doesn't make any sense: They went to school for four years, and then they come out working at McDonald's and Payless. That's not what they planned."


Just too funny. :-b

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.


Combine the low GPA and her lack of common sense about the real world, and it's really no surprise that she hasn't found a job. Even in a good economy, I wouldn't hire her.
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Postby acsguitar » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:22 am

She's probably a fatty too
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Postby Metroid » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:42 am

Who gives a crap about her GPA or attendance? Has anyone ever actually had an employer ask what their GPA was in college or looked at their attendance record? That piece of paper is all most employers care about.

Anyway she's an idiot.
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Postby knapplc » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:48 am

Metroid wrote:Anyway she's an idiot.

Yep. I saw this article and just shook my head. :-°
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Re: Even a college degree can't help this one...

Postby Dan Lambskin » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:51 am

Metroid wrote:Who gives a crap about her GPA or attendance? Has anyone ever actually had an employer ask what their GPA was in college or looked at their attendance record? That piece of paper is all most employers care about.

Anyway she's an idiot.


some employers care about GPA when looking at a recent grad. when you have little or no experience in your field, what else do they have to judge you on to compare you to your peers? i know a lot of engineering companies wouldnt give you an interview unless you had a 3.0+
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Postby ayebatter » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:59 am

She's not an idiot if she graduated from law school. :-?
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Postby acsguitar » Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:00 am

ayebatter wrote:She's not an idiot if she graduated from law school. :-?


Was it Hollywood Upstairs Law College?
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Re: Even a college degree can't help this one...

Postby Madison » Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:03 am

Metroid wrote:Who gives a crap about her GPA or attendance? Has anyone ever actually had an employer ask what their GPA was in college or looked at their attendance record? That piece of paper is all most employers care about.

Anyway she's an idiot.


GPA is asked for on most job applications (even going the resume route still leaves the interview and sometimes a questionnaire). Not sure I can recall ever filling one out that didn't ask for both high school and college GPA's. And right now especially, due to the economy, employers can be (and are being) more selective with their hiring since they have plenty of qualified people applying for most positions, so I'm sure her GPA is coming into play and at least part of why she hasn't landed a job yet. Generally a degree is better than no degree, but a 4.0 is always better than a 2.7.

Agreed that atttendance is usually irrelevant though. :-D
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Postby knapplc » Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:05 am

ayebatter wrote:She's not an idiot if she graduated from law school. :-?

Whooooooooaaaaa. I speak to idiots with law degrees every day. I got a charge form sent back to me for correction a few weeks ago from an attorney because I I wrote something like, "...I was discriminated against on the bases of ________ and _________...." She said I had spelled basis wrong. The plural of basis is bases.

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Re: Even a college degree can't help this one...

Postby knapplc » Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:06 am

Madison wrote:GPA is asked for on most job applications (even going the resume route still leaves the interview and sometimes a questionnaire).

I can't recall the last time I got new hire docs that contained GPA questions, including interview questions. Don't underestimate the laziness of employers out there. This is not a common thing in my neck of the woods.
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