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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 in my third semester of college and I absolutely hate it. I mean yes you get to meet incredible people and learn great new things but I'm starting to think college is not for...
    oscaxr oscaxr 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 11

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    Well... I really am sad today. It's not that big of a surprise. I really think I screwed life up pretty astoundingly. I wish I was dumber, but instead I'm kinda bright, but have...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I went to technical college for the wrong reason. My mom talked me into it. I didn't know exactly what I wanted to do and that freaked mom out, so she saw an ad for a local tech...
    Calcetines Calcetines 36-40, M 3 hrs ago

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    Hmmm... many to say but to keep it short I will just mention the current people I encounter in my day to day life. first my younger brother - for me all people are important and...
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    The adult Komodo dragons are known to kill and eat the young komodos. Therefore the young ones as soon as they emerge from eggs must climbs the tree quickly and remain at the top...
    drsranganathan drsranganathan 41-45, M Nov 30

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    We are letting fear of the corporate systems control our lives. Like its all a big dictatorship where we have to surrender our rights just to get by. Or do we? I would say to...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 2 Responses Dec 3

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    Corporate America is just one big global and national cult 1. Its like a religion, with all the moralism, sacrifice, dogma, and how offices are treated like Church, Economics is...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 Nov 30

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    So, part of being a Volunteer here at EP means I get to send "Welcome Emails" to new people signing up. Somehow they must think this means I'm some sort of chump. It's happened...
    Saylowman Saylowman 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 15

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    I've had a crush on my best guy friend for the entire time We've been friends, except for the first 5 months when I just saw him as a friend, and last night (since 3:26 is...
    Creelluka Creelluka 16-17, F 12 hrs ago

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    So I have a thought. I sat down to write a paper today. And I realized I didn't order the correct book for the paper. And I won't be able to get one in time to write the paper, but...
    Lateralus07 Lateralus07 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 1

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    Insurance companies like Axis Capital, a group of companies in Bermuda with many offices worldwide, have many means to spot insurance scams, and a lot has complete fraud detection...
    cosminnuss cosminnuss 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    hello evry1 pls giv me ur suggestions on wat i sud do about wat i m feelin. i m wat u wud col an average teenager. i m normal in evryting. but i hav a prblm in toking out my...
    sadguy321 sadguy321 16-17, M 8 hrs ago

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    If you use a website called connectingsingles.com and get a message by a Pakistani boy living in Norway, he is a scammer!!!! He pretended to be interested in me; after a while, he...
    soliDeogloria soliDeogloria 26-30, F Dec 15

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    Like our phony "work" ethic. Better yet, its a slave ethic that just glorifies work for works own sake. The so called Corporate work Ethic cares more about the quantity and time...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 3 Responses Nov 30

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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 passionate sportsman and has been all his life. He grew up in San Jose and went to St. Francis Senior high school in Mountain View where he played basketball...
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    Bob Duggan is an avid sportsman and has been all his life. He grew up in San Jose and attended St. Francis Senior high school in Mountain View where he played basketball. He...
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    Bob Duggan is an passionate sportsman and has been all his life. He matured in San Jose and went to St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball. He...
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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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    I believe no woman is more beautiful in their lifetime then when they are big, swollen, and carrying the one they loves baby & men know it ;)
    DesireMeOnly DesireMeOnly 22-25, F 6 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Why can't I be loved?! Why can't my parents love me?! I didn't ask too be brought into this world...why do you always put me down and walk all over me? I want too be told I am...
    StupidMistakeMe StupidMistakeMe 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    (sorry, this is a super long post. also I'm new to this website so I'm not sure if I did this right) I'm about to finish up my first quarter of college and I still feel as...
    drkelso drkelso 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 15

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    Bob Duggan is an devoted sportsperson 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...
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    Bob Duggan is an devoted 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...
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    Bob Duggan is an devoted 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...
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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 passionate sportsman and has actually been all his life. He matured in San Jose and attended St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball...
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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 devoted sportsperson and has been all his life. He grew up in San Jose and attended St. Francis Secondary school in Mountain View where he played basketball. He...
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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...
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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 Secondary school in Mountain View where he played...
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    Bob Duggan is an passionate sportsperson 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...
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    Bob Duggan is an passionate 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...
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    Bob Duggan is an devoted sportsperson and has been all his life. He grew up in San Jose and went to St. Francis Secondary school in Mountain View where he played basketball. He...
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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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    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 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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