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I Think College Is A Big Corporate Scam

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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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    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...
    KarnevalNiji KarnevalNiji 18-21, F Aug 29, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    I'm a mother of 4 kids under the age of 9, my hubby thinks college is for losers cause he will never have to call anyone in his life to come fix something . He's an all round handy...
    zjbv629 zjbv629 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I think having a GPA rendering you ineligible for financial assistance and then running out of money so you can no longer attend or ever graduate but now are paying back your...
    sparky577 sparky577 31-35, M 1 hr ago

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    I think going to a four year college is a bit overrated. I think there is a big scam to swindle money from broke college kids. I think that all of the general education courses are...
    SilentNynja SilentNynja 22-25, F Jul 15

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    Fishes do not add more number of scales with age. It means, the scales that are present in the body of the fishes remain unchanged in the fishes from birth to its fullest growth...
    drsranganathan drsranganathan 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    ‘Inattention blindness’ is a common problem among people in corporate. Once the existence of such problem is understood and diagnosed, most of the people related problems can...
    drsranganathan drsranganathan 41-45, M 5 days ago

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    I want to warn people to be especially cautious and careful about who you friend on facebook or any social media . There are predators and scammers who don't want friendship or a...
    TexasTam61 TexasTam61 51-55, F Jul 1

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    There'd been so many ideologies here and there... For instance, they say, some of those cheery persons (ahem, it may or may not be in a good way btw, ahem) in the world are...
    expressionisticimpressions expressionisticimpressions 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    So I was going to share my whole college experience, but that would get long and boring so I'll just start after graduation. In the late summer of 2013 I graduated at 22 with a...
    Audino531 Audino531 22-25, F Jul 2

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    Which is real, this or that? This question, most of us would have encountered at some stage in our life. Assume that your boss in your corporate have taken a position when he was...
    drsranganathan drsranganathan 41-45, M Jul 17

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    Think Global Warming is b.s.? BETTER HOPE SO. Ancient viri coming back to life can infect humans. http://www.nature.com/news/giant-virus-resurrected-from-30-000-year-old-ice-1.148...
    bitlord bitlord 51-55 Jul 12

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    Me and my brother have been close our whole lives. We've moved a lot, our parents were in a wreck, we had to spend hours and hours together for years. My brother has recently got...
    HarlieMarie HarlieMarie 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I got scammed again!!! I'm online dating anymore. It's a waste of time!
    catch77 catch77 41-45, F Jul 18

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    http://www.cutimes.com/2014/06/27/former-corporate-leaders-recoup-move-on-to-next-ac
    MarkyCarlin MarkyCarlin 31-35, M Jun 29

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    I am 22 years old, going into my 5th year of college (i am in a 5 year program), i weigh 218 pounds, and i am about 5-10 pounds overweight. my excess fat has all been gained...
    ilovefatforsomereason ilovefatforsomereason 22-25, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Was a college student at a two year school for almost four years on and off due to depression state. The reason why I was on and off with this school is because I felt that I wasn...
    lovelyautumn1989 lovelyautumn1989 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm ugly. Not just "ugly'" but unappealing, unattractive, awkward, nerdy, pathetic. But let's just encompass this into the word ugly. Not only am I ugly, I am also gay. I am the...
    SeanNation SeanNation 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 20

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    This is what college has done do me (in Canada it starts at 17). Before the semester I had abs... I guess this is not the case anymore. When I arrived in college, the first thing i...
    austinjackson1996 austinjackson1996 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    The Utter Garbage One must go through to find a job and the Demise of the American Dream Part 1- The Garbage, thanks college… To be brief and to go for pure shock value I will...
    hereweare99 hereweare99 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 1

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    Bullying is a cowardly act committed only by weak individuals with insecurity issues. My heart goes out to anyone who has experienced bullying. It is not character building. It's...
    OceanicXs OceanicXs 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    Humanity is already gone out if this world. Anything we see has all kind of reasoning other than humanity .. Like some corporate does something for tax saving or branding or some...
    lovencare lovencare 46-50, M Jul 11

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    I spent all day in my room, distracting myself. It was only when I went to go take a shower that the water works started coming. It might seem weak to feel suicidal, but if it's...
    TheAnonymousINFP TheAnonymousINFP 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 17

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    i dont know what i expected when i am writing this. i just feel so depressed. i have many problems, from family to college matter. i need money to pay my college, but i dont have...
    clearlite001 clearlite001 18-21, F a week ago

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    back in 2013 when I was still in the middle school ,I was dating a guy from my class whom I had a crush since the very first time I met him ( which is in 2010 when we first started...
    ami23 ami23 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I've always been confused in life as to what am I doing here? Whats my purpose? Ive always wanted to do something great, like helping are saving peoples lives. I have discovered im...
    ShaneB93 ShaneB93 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    I am a teenager, and I don't think I have grown up too fast, rather going through appropriate milestones and learning what I should. But my family knows another family whose kids...
    ICanTotallySurvive ICanTotallySurvive 13-15, F Jul 13

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    Today's employers when hiring fresh-out-of college kids are looking for people who bring fresh skills into the labor force and show leadership. It's a tough job market right now...
    IndoSavior IndoSavior 18-21, M 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Are you a college student or recent graduate that is frustrated with the tough job market? I am doing something about this issue:Spurred by my frustration with the dearth of...
    eskovron eskovron 18-21, F Jul 7

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    My girlfriend is pregnant, potentially with another man's baby. She regrets the mistake, but we had an agreement for her to explore what was out there. She needed final validation...
    MediPhil MediPhil 18-21, M 6 Responses Jul 9

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    It really doesnt! Its just a letter or a number or a word! Doesnt show all your effort nor what you deserve! With exams it all depends how you are on the day you got your exam! It...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Jul 11

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    In a month, I should be starting my Sophomore year at University. Problem is, I might not be able to go back. Paying for college has to be the toughest thing I have ever had to...
    GloriousGrey GloriousGrey 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I want to college in California, far away from my family. I want to get into film editing and such. Dream school would probably be UCLA. I want to be become bigger on YouTube and...
    Ashley1421 Ashley1421 13-15, F a week ago

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    Hi. I am about to hit the three year mark with my boyfriend in November. We met in high school-he is a year behind me-and then went long distance as I headed off to college. It's...
    Inkycat Inkycat 18-21, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I don't care if anyone thinks I'm conceited or narcissistic, but I don't self loathe. I might hate my life sometimes, but I love myself. Some days, I spend a few minutes just...
    metaphornographic metaphornographic 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I'm thinking if I should change it or not what do you guys think?
    freedom16 freedom16 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Beauty as a choice of life... There are so many beautiful things in this world. To live with grace and beauty in life, we need to be disciplined and get involved in wholesome...
    Unlearn Unlearn 31-35, M 1 hr ago

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    My brain scares the living hell out of me at times, I think of the most random things, and then I dwell on those things, and I almost feel as if I'm using parts of my brain that...
    Jshangle64 Jshangle64 18-21, M 30 mins ago

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    I haven't even started it yet. I have summer work I've been doing before the start of freshman year. It's been making me feel like I don't even want to go to college. I want to...
    RuralBoredom RuralBoredom 18-21, F Jul 14

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    Im studying school psychology and then I plan to transfer to a university next spring. College isnt for everyone.. and not everyone has to go to college. I dont judge someone based...
    viavleiviax viavleiviax 18-21, F Jul 16

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    Needless to say, my initial recommendation is to actually consider your cause for setting up college; therapeutic massage therapy is this sort of a private and strongly...
    Mica4014qgx7 Mica4014qgx7 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    So I've been asocial for years. I have never made a friend after 10th grade, and lost track of my older friends too, both intentionally and unintentionally. I spent two years in a...
    AcknxaChy AcknxaChy 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    In fact, I think a college degree makes you conform to certain standards and norms... and cliffs and sams... What employers want these days is someone that thinks outside the box...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 2

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    Wel it goes like this,my wife went to a x mas dinner at a restautant with her colleges and she was wearing a very tiny dress a black one and she was wearing a g string!!she got...
    Gigifu Gigifu 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 17

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