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I Think College Is A Big Corporate Scam

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    Education grooms you to fit into a role

    as a drone. Life is just a hamster wheel until you die.
    Brightfuture99 Brightfuture99 31-35, F Oct 1, 2014

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    Should I Chase My Dreams?

    I'm a big fan of Astronomy since I was a kid and now, it's becoming hard for me because I also want to pursue that dream... yet there are a lot of hindrance. Right now, I'm taking up Entrepreneurial Management in one of the universities here in my country. I also have an interest...
    AnimeShugosha AnimeShugosha 18-21, F Aug 29, 2013

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    Dear Abby,

    I applied for a job as a dish washer "technician", but was told I needed a Master's degree in waste management. I then applied for a job to mop floors but alas, I needed 4 years of schooling on how to "not slip and die," otherwise known as "janitorial skills." My last...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Oct 3, 2011

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    With my college my teachers were to help us

    find a job. Instead we had to find jobs on our own. Not very happy with them at all.
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M Oct 2, 2014

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    Has become, it is not about education.

    It is not about learning, growing or exploring. You are taught largely, what used to be taught in High school, undergrad at least. High School Should be where you are ready to work in todays society, with a well rounded education in practical subjects. Everybody to college...
    xxorama xxorama 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    Can Anyone Say Earning A Degree Made A Difference In Their Life? (corporate Politics Aside)

    I understand studying can pay off (not will), degrees can (not guarantee) help with acquiring a new job or advancement within a company. However, not every position, not every profession puts so much weight on a degree unless the work requires very special expertise that can't be...
    knightsire knightsire 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 15, 2012

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    Medieval

    It has to be remembered what a University is and how it came about and why. The first universities were really glorified libraries; books were rare in medieval Europe because they took years to write out by hand and so they were hard and expensive to acquire. Universities were...
    Ketsan Ketsan 31-35, M 7 Responses Jan 18, 2012

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    Too True

    This group definitely embodies an opinion I have. Needless to say I dropped out of college my sophmore year.  I was studying electrical engineering, but college would never explicitly tell me how to make a car run on water, and no company is hiring graduated engineers for doing...
    Jacob1080David Jacob1080David 22-25, M 6 Responses Oct 3, 2011

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    It costs $140 to just apply

    for university. You can only apply to three programs though. Every additional program costs $50. Then when you start you have to pay thousands of dollars in tuition each semester. You also have to pay thousands each semester for your textbooks. If you decide to live in a dorm or...
    IntrovertedKat IntrovertedKat 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    Since my company went corporate, I've had some good opportunities open up. But there's a lot of BS that comes with it. Like the do more with less pinching, the cutting corners, and...
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    Reading is one of my favorite habit. From highschool to college I read different genre of books, but I prefer spiritual books because it inspires me, not just mentally but it...
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    With one semester left... Because class /roommates gf stress just became too much. I went from loving life, making tons of cash, living the American collegiate dream to back home...
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    If you see one scam you seen them all. I'm usually aware from so much experiences with them. If you know met w One scammer you can see a pattern in the next. These people are...
    grgbyce978 grgbyce978 56-60, M 3 days ago

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    I'm raising money for College 2014-2015 semester. Click to Donate: http://www.gofundme.com/qe6aaaa4 #gofundme
    blindangel92 blindangel92 22-25, F 21 hrs ago

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    I am Eva, 20 years old and my boyfriend is 56. I love him so much and I enjoy every moment I spend with him. But, I am so afraid from the future, what will happen and how long will...
    Eva122 Eva122 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Das Internet ist eine tolle Moglichkeit, um Ihre nachste Miete, aber mit gesundem Menschenverstand bei der Suche. Einige dieser Tips zur Vermeidung einer Miete betrug:1. Schlechte...
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    I feel so stupid now. I got this phone call claiming to be from the IRS. They asked whether I still lived at my previous address. I said I had moved. They said that I had...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 12

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    Beware of scammers!!! It's so sad these guys and gals feel they have weasel their way into someone's life. They steal pictures offline and claim to be them. They lie about their...
    Unsupervised777 Unsupervised777 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    The usa's retirement stability is simply too important to be compromised by conflicts of fascination in expense guidance, Secretary Perez emphasized just before The customer...
    Michael0962opo3 Michael0962opo3 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    Kingstona41 is a scammer from Nigeria.
    dynamic71 dynamic71 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    I love that this group is here. Somewhere north of 270 at 6'2" now it's good so many of you love big fat men :)
    docroxxo docroxxo 26-30, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I'm a bigger girl and I'm proud. I used to be upset and uncomfortable with my weight but I learned to deal with it. I'm fine with my body and I love myself. If you can't except me...
    biebbrauhll biebbrauhll 13-15, F 7 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I dropped out of college after two weeks of attempting to go to it. I felt so...archaic and so far behind. After a horrible break-up and being left by my ex-boyfriend over...
    Lunan0va Lunan0va 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    Michael0962opo3 Michael0962opo3 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    How stupid do you think folks really are?
    brz44MI brz44MI 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I've been thinking about dropping out. It's been weeks since I've gone to class and I don't think I could salvage this semester if I wanted to. I'm just deeply dissatisfied by...
    addictedtoeverything addictedtoeverything 18-21, M 7 Responses Mar 3

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    hey guys, since I last wrote in here I had a message off a long lost ex bf from college whome I was totally in love with n we just ended up loosing contact, always thought about...
    Ffirebrand Ffirebrand 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    I am soon to be entering my last term at college. I am not so much freaking out because I am so ready to move on. This year had its ups and downs and I realized someone who I...
    AriaPeace AriaPeace 22-25, F Mar 4

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    I have been with my wife since I was in high school. She is the only girl I ever dated. She was a couple years older than me when she graduated college she came to where I was in...
    Sundance1971 Sundance1971 41-45, M 5 Responses Mar 12

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    I find reading about poverty very informative; I can't get enough documentaries about poverty. I'm not sure why... Finally I realized I should post about my experience growing up...
    paiste13 paiste13 31-35, M Mar 22

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    I'm a senior in high school and I don't believe I'm ready for life at all. If I'm piled up with a lot of work and obligations I get overwhelmed and nothing gets done because I...
    MrSpecify MrSpecify 18-21, M Mar 10

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    My mother tells me I'll be distracted and happy if I go back to college. Why? I'm tired right now and depressed. Do you think I want to be working on homework being tired and...
    Lunan0va Lunan0va 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    My husband and I met 8 years ago and fell in love rather quickly. Within a few weeks of dating (in highschool) he proposed. I thought this was just aploy to get in my pants and...
    nikkigabber22 nikkigabber22 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    I agree with this statement, but I think people take it too far. There are strengths and weaknesses to both "grades" and "life experience". Most of the smartest people I have met...
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M 4 Responses Mar 13

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    My main goal since I started hs was to graduate on time. Due to some set backs my freshman year I lost a whole year of credits. Now i'm there but am choosing to slow down and...
    Letitbe97 Letitbe97 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    im thinking sometimes just dropping out of college but i thought that im not going nowhere if i do it and everyday in class i feel im struggling..help!! any positive advice?
    joniel24 joniel24 70+, M 1 Response Mar 4

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    I knew my wife in her college days and thought she is good girl.. And when I propose her she agreed to marry me.. But before our engagement her family members told my family that...
    Ravidesai Ravidesai 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 9

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    Last week online I saw a photo of my four college roommates/friends together at a football game from last year. I was stunned. Not only that they had a reunion but that I hadn't...
    otisc otisc 41-45, M Mar 12

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    A grown man with a college degree. And he wouldn't look for a job because he was worried he couldn't pass a math test he assumed all employers required. Still can't believe i...
    Gwall1234 Gwall1234 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 14

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