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I Think College Is A Big Corporate Scam

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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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    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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    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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    Education grooms you to fit into a role

    as a drone. Life is just a hamster wheel until you die.
    Brightfuture99 Brightfuture99 26-30, F Oct 1, 2014

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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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 5

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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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    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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    I have a friend of mine who has a masters degree and he's barely making it out here in this world. Working over 80 hours a week as a General Manager for Sonic (or something of...
    NeoBatou NeoBatou 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    Basically, these trusts manage by making judgment proof to lawsuits or lenders or the individual nearly insolvent. These trusts are so powerful since they're situated in states...
    Darronbanksso0 Darronbanksso0 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    So the other day I posted a picture of myself on Facebook and I received 65 likes on it. I don't post pictures of myself often and I mean I didn't look any different from any of my...
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    The advantages are that the money is generally more safe in a Offshore banks Bank. You'll also find that the services accessible are far better than those offered by high street...
    Georgebankssi1 Georgebankssi1 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    Dayan Pagoda Northern Square, situated at the foot of the famous Big Wild Goose Pagoda, south of Daci’en Temple, is the largest theme plaza about Tang Dynasty culture in...
    mychinatour mychinatour 22-25, M 20 hrs ago

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    In a few years i will off to college and im exited but my mom wants me to stay home she says its a better place for me to study with out distractions but i want to go and meet new...
    Millerbabe17 Millerbabe17 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    Three of the deadliest words known to man; 'Just this once'. That's how I felt when I took up the seasonal sales work this past Christmas. So I'm doing this sales gig and they...
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 8

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    Post 3. For context please visit link posted as a response. Thank you! "I like you..big favour my friend. Do me this solid and I will owe you one, I promise, O.K? First of all...
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    I am sick of this American attitude of living to work, and how we are expected to idolize jobs, and make endless sacrifices for them. Its like a cult the way people worship their...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am a bigger guy from North Carolina. I am 315. I am NOT looking to fatten anyone up. I am NOT looking for someone who wants ME to be fatter. I would just like to find someone...
    SaintVacuum SaintVacuum 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    All of us have different needs but the innermost need is to be loved and to be understood ,it's beautiful to be understood without you expressing,without you uttering a word. I...
    imurfriend imurfriend 26-30, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    He grew up in San Jose and attended St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball. At the University of California in Santa Barbara, he played intramural...
    Anthony8147jwj6 Anthony8147jwj6 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    Bob Duggan is an devoted sportsman and has actually been all his life. He grew up in San Jose and went to St. Francis Secondary school in Mountain View where he played...
    Logan3691wjw1 Logan3691wjw1 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    He grew up in San Jose and attended St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball. At the University of California in Santa Barbara, he played intramural...
    Jim738v4hf7 Jim738v4hf7 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    My family has been going through alot ever since my dad got injured at work, since then they have rented out the basement where I used to live. It hasn't been a big deal since I've...
    jacome92 jacome92 22-25, M Jan 4

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    He grew up in San Jose and attended St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball. At the University of California in Santa Barbara, he played intramural...
    Joseph9257jwj6 Joseph9257jwj6 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    Bob Duggan is an passionate sportsperson and has been all his life. He matured in San Jose and attended St. Francis Senior high school in Mountain View where he played...
    Joseph9257jwj6 Joseph9257jwj6 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    He grew up in San Jose and attended St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball. At the University of California in Santa Barbara, he played intramural...
    Andrick161y4cv3 Andrick161y4cv3 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    He grew up in San Jose and went to St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball. At the University of California in Santa Barbara, he played intramural...
    Joseph9257jwj6 Joseph9257jwj6 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    Bob Duggan is an avid sportsman and has actually been all his life. He matured in San Jose and attended St. Francis Senior high school in Mountain View where he played...
    Anthony8147jwj6 Anthony8147jwj6 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    He grew up in San Jose and attended St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball. At the University of California in Santa Barbara, he played intramural...
    Willsam936i7gv1 Willsam936i7gv1 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    He grew up in San Jose and attended St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball. At the University of California in Santa Barbara, he played intramural...
    Alexander0493fzr1 Alexander0493fzr1 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    Do girls like having big butts?
    bobbyrado2 bobbyrado2 18-21, M 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    ok, im not trying to be like every other girl at my school, but its normal for me to want bigger b00bs. am I right? I watch all the other girls walk proud with there chest out, but...
    HeySafaaJust HeySafaaJust 13-15, F 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Mine are small, all my families are small, I want to talk to a big breasted woman, and ask some questions.
    LittleStain LittleStain 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    Bob Duggan is an passionate sportsman and has actually been all his life. He grew up in San Jose and went to St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball...
    Matthew0593cun9 Matthew0593cun9 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    Bob Duggan is an avid sportsperson and has been all his life. He matured in San Jose and attended St. Francis Senior high school in Mountain View where he played basketball. He...
    Alexander0493fzr1 Alexander0493fzr1 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 1

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    He grew up in San Jose and attended St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball. At the University of California in Santa Barbara, he played intramural...
    Alexander6935esh5 Alexander6935esh5 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    He grew up in San Jose and attended St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball. At the University of California in Santa Barbara, he played intramural...
    Ryan4715izr0 Ryan4715izr0 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    He grew up in San Jose and attended St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball. At the University of California in Santa Barbara, he played intramural...
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    He grew up in San Jose and went to St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball. At the University of California in Santa Barbara, he played intramural...
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    Bob Duggan is an avid sportsman and has been all his life. He matured in San Jose and attended St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball. He likewise...
    Anthony8147jwj6 Anthony8147jwj6 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    Bob Duggan is an devoted sportsperson and has actually been all his life. He grew up in San Jose and went to St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball...
    Anthony1604hzs1 Anthony1604hzs1 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    Bob Duggan is an avid sportsman and has actually been all his life. He grew up in San Jose and went to St. Francis Secondary school in Mountain View where he played basketball...
    Anthony6925bob3 Anthony6925bob3 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    I am a sophomore in college and this is the darkest, loneliest time of my life. If I recount my college experiences up to this day, maybe you will understand why I am so broken. I...
    rssooch rssooch 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    My daughter is going away to college I hope to see her graduate she is ambitious but college is really a big transition for her I hope she doesn't lose her momentum and drop out...
    Bella70 Bella70 41-45, F Jan 19

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    thinking about a person's ability to corporate governance and take pride in his or her co-operation withholds great dignity and respect for all fellowships of individuals rights...
    sharichi sharichi 22-25, M 5 days ago