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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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    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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    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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    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

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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

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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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    This corporate system is just not gonna last much longer. It could collapse any day. But if you think about it, its not a big shock. We got so many pointless jobs out there...
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    Thanks Corporate America, I am stuck in some ****** dishwashing job. I ****** hate having to work with a bunch of overweight losers, who just boss me around, when my real...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 2 Responses Nov 13

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    So a lot has been happening recently. I started as a freshman in college, that is the biggest change. And for my friends here on EP, they might know how I am taking college as a...
    Shamandora Shamandora 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    Someone recently tried to scam me with a cashiers check. I didn't fall for it one second but strung him along until I was sure there was nothing I could do to get him in trouble...
    KittyKurious KittyKurious 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 4

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    I come on to this site to sometimes vent and to find people who share similar experiences to me. Not looking for someone to date on this site. I like being anonymous and feeling no...
    MisaNicole MisaNicole 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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    Who ******* doesnt? I've had a few encounters with some , Online and Offline . So i don't trust easily anymore , like i said , I'll believe it when i see it . Its stupid how...
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    Someone adds me to their circle and chats a couple of times and asks me to loan them $500 I don't think so not happening I'm not stupid
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    So I'm about three weeks away from thanksgiving break. In some ways I love college and others I hate it. I love my group of friends and my classes are pretty good. Im not really a...
    allyson17 allyson17 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    I have struggled with depression for upwards of 5 years now. It comes and goes, sometimes I can go for weeks without feeling especially down, but once it starts again, it doesn't...
    meandthemoon13 meandthemoon13 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    unfortunate segment about the corporate takeover of agriculture in the United States:
    mierdamundo mierdamundo 31-35 6 days ago

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    But why. Commercials. Television shows. Public image. Corporate greed. Healthcare costs. Insurance costs. Lack of love or validation. Being told life...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I always hated high-school because of the simple fact that I never fit in there. I was always different from the other kids and I hated the city I lived in so I couldn't wait for...
    HelenaMaiden HelenaMaiden 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    wildmike1998 wildmike1998 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    confuziiled confuziiled 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 3

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    slaved away in college for 6 yrs. Got a good job with a college degree and hard work. Do you think I want to be with some girl that after college was lazy and never bettered...
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