Woman Sues Her College Because She Can`t Get a Job

Submitted by: NyQ 7 years ago in
http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/08/03/new.york.jobless.graduate/index.html

Who"s stupider, this girl or the lawyer that decides to take her case?
There are 73 comments:
Female 3,828
its just the economy. everyone is getting layed off, let alone hiring new staff. ont worry guys, the economy will pick up soon.
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Female 120
I`m worried that this will happen to me in the future...Not the suing part, but not finding a job after years of study at college.
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Male 58
ROFL! Now that mommy and daddy are done with you, welcome to life, D-bags!!!!

Take that job at Burgertown while you keep looking.

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Male 1,354
If you go to a crappy university or an ivy, a 2.7 is bad because they give everyone good grades. If you go to a real university that curves every class, has good students, and doesn`t pull punches, a 2.7 isn`t horrible. It is just a little below average. So to everyone who was all "2.7?!", the answer is, yes, I am judging your university.
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Male 57
lawyer getting paid either way
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Male 3,842
"In response to the caption, the girl. The lawyer not only already has a job, s/he`ll get paid whether the case is won or lost."

That isn`t true.
Civil prosecuting attorneys often work on contingency when they are suing for money, usually because the people who hire them don`t have any money to pay them unless they win.

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Male 1,375
VVVV be a lawyer or a cop then being an ex felon only helps prove you`d be good at it
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Male 2,592
i keep a 4.0 and i`m not guranteed to get a job! i`m almost actually guranteed to *not* get a job because no matter how good i do, when i was a teen i caught 2 felonies doin some ol dumb s-h-i-t and they won`t take it off my record.. ever.. and companies will NOT hire convicted felons. plus i got caught with weed over the weekend so theres another misdemenor. another probation. i think i`m gonna sue the cops and the D.O.C.
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Male 1,129
haha 2.7 gpa please
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Male 561
Who the hell is going to want to hire an (at best) mediocre graduate that has a propensity for litigation every time something doesn`t go her way?

The ACLU

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Male 650
"who`s stupider? how about the person that uses the world stupider."

Oh jeez, I think we got a case of double irony here

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Male 650
2.7?
Have fun working in McDonalds
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Male 66
Is she black?
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Female 155
She should get a life. I left college a year ago, not getting a job in the degree i studied for, and then, last month i got the boot from my pooty shop job as the company went under. I`m job hunting my ass off without suing anybody and only 500 in my account as i`ve had to use up all my savings paying for my freakin car.
Funnily enough, a lot of people are having this problem too but you don`t hear them tryna pass on the blame to some organisation who helped you try and make something of yourself.
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Female 244
"They favor more toward students that got a 4.0."

No, really? I can`t believe that she graduated with a 2.7, some places won`t let you out without at least a 3.0 in business. As everyone else is saying shes stupid to think she was going to finish school and get a job right away, people who have worked a hell of a lot harder, with more experience under their belt can`t even find jobs along with the rest of us.

Besides I wouldn`t want to hire some dumb woman who possibly sues every time she doesn`t get her way. I`d also much rather have someone with a higher GPA because it shows they work hard and know wtf they`re doing.

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Male 1,148
`Thompson says she has not hired an attorney to represent her`

So stop going on about lawyers!

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Male 3,819
The lawyer, for advising the girl that she HAD a case.
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Female 184
Here in the UK, where you can put a sign on a bus stop and it becomes a university, being a graduate does NOT automatically lead to a well paying job (if you can get one at all). The vast majority of graduates will end up doing average jobs like bar staff, call centre staff etc., especially with the plethora of nonsense degrees available - one Oxbridge university famously put a sign above the toilet paper dispenser "Sociology degrees - help yourself"

Quite honestly pet, suck it up. I`m registered with a recruitment agency whose sole job it is to find me a job - that doesn`t mean I`m sitting on my arse not looking for a job myself. It`s been more than three months for me too! (and it`s my birthday today...)

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Male 70
ao for the couple months of searching she did she wants her full tuition plus 2 grand? hell even working at almost minimum wage you could make that 2 thousand dollars in that time while looking for a job, not to mention everything else every other person has said so far. I hate the human race
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Male 251
In response to the caption, the girl. The lawyer not only already has a job, s/he`ll get paid whether the case is won or lost.
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Male 553
2.7? No kidding your not gonna get hired like that. What were you partying the whole time?
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Male 734
OK, I`ll start:

Q: What do honest lawyers and UFOs have in common?

A: You always hear about them, but you never see them.

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Female 354
2.7 wouldnt even get you a co-op at my school
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Male 353
wow what a waste of time, money and food
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Male 243
2.7? really, thats sad.
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Female 767
The one who said "stupider" is.
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Female 120
2.7 with a business major....wow. At my school you lose your scholarship at 2.7. I hate when people blame everyone but themselves.
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Female 6
This just shows that she learned absolutely nothing in business school.
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Male 915
QQ more . great publicity for yourself btw you turkey. no one will touch you with a 10 foot pole now you whiney slag.
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Female 185
She JUST graduated three months ago! For christ`s sake lady, you have to give employers time to do their bureaucratic BS first. I`m a student working at Target and it took 1 1/2 months for me to get hired at Target! Yeah, It sucks that it takes so long, but you CANNOT expect to have a steady job just three months after you graduate... it takes a little time. Not to mention the sucky economy.
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Male 55
O.O wow that shun said
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Male 928
It`s the same as others have said. Where I live there are NO jobs to be had. I have applied every single place in town about 3 or 4 times and nothing. I also went to school and pulled a solid 4.0 but it doesn`t matter if there are no jobs to be had.

3 months looking for a job right now is laughable. Anyone expecting to leave school one day and go to work the next is not living in the real world. Having only finished school 3 months ago and having no experience in the field yet while having only pulled a 2.7 GPA what would you expect?

And on a final note business information systems is a joke. Fools take that thinking they might get a decent job but it`s the easiest thing you can take and pulling a mere 2.7 in that really shows your not going to put any effort into a job if hired.

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Male 1,918
:-D
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Female 118
I`m not sure if I understand the situation, but why doesn`t she just get a job at Movie Gallery? It`s probably easy to get one there, and please don`t flame me for that.
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Male 500
I am suing fancylad as I am bored with this story.
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Female 365
No one can find a job Lady.
NO ONE.
At least not around where I live.
I`ve been looking for 6 months, I have know officially hit the last place In town that I KNOW of in applications.
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Female 1,212
`"They favor more toward students that got a 4.0."`
No, REALLY?

What a dumb c*nt.

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Male 1,381
lol 2.7 GPA

`they favor 4.0 students!`

haha wow, that`s probably your razor-sharp intellect speaking...

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Female 173
She graduated 3 months ago? Listen lady- it`s been only 3 months. Your country has a bad economy. Try giving it some time and effort. Oh wait...
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Male 25
who`s stupider? how about the person that uses the world stupider.
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Male 168
@clownface:

its only 2000$ that she made, and it was like 4 years, so she would have made more working at mcdonals or something

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Female 572
Just because you get a degree doesn`t mean you automatically get a job. UNLESS the specifically say when you join "You are guaranteed a job once you graduate" which is VERY unlikely.
What a dolt.
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Male 1,220
2.7 GPA. lawls.
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Male 1,590
Five bucks says she voted for Obama.
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Male 43
Well, that`s one way to get money.
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Male 301
I`ll tell ya who`s stupider...the idiot who doesn`t know that stupider isn`t a word!
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Male 113
Is no one reading the article?

"Thompson says she has not hired an attorney to represent her because she cannot afford one. When she filed her complaint, she also filed a "poor person order," which exempts her from filing fees associated with the lawsuit."

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Male 3,059
She wonders why IT departments and companies aren`t leaping to hire her and her 2.7 GPA in an economy where MBA`s are taking retail jobs that pay less than 30K a year?

Is she aware of the fact that even those with 3.5 and higher GPA`s aren`t finding work in the IT industry?

Whoever took this case is exactly why lawyers get a bad rap.

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Male 9,306
...if she can`t find a job, why is she crapping out more money to pay for a lawyer?
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Male 1,284
please someone slap that biatch
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Male 1,666
It`s a recession b*tch, get over it.
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Female 47
The preferred way of expressing this idea is `more stupid` not `stupider`. Unless Fancy was being ironic, in that case it was hilarious.
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Male 5,620
hahaha.. a 2.7 gpa.. that is a lousy gpa. I wouldn`t hire someone to manage my business who had a sub-par gpa.
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Male 478
the best part is her "outstanding" 2.7 gpa.
somebody needs to slap this bitch
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Male 721
oh and if she sucessfully sues them, then i think that her qualifications should be taken back too
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Male 721
alot of people who went to college and UNI here in the UK end up at bar or shop jobs. i skipped all that and went straight for a job. experience is much better than any qualification.

but this girl is stupid. probally fat too

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Male 3,915
should`ve got a degree that wasn`t...idk...worthless....
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Male 493
It`s a 1099 world anyway! God some people want to get on a W-2 and get on a high tax bracket and give the government their hard earned income? Look at Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Christopher Gardner, hell I know a guy with a High School Diploma who makes 260k a year and has 147 employees working for him. Hey it`s risky, but I`m a college dropout, and I`ve been on a 1099 and I`ve been Bossless for 5 years now. I love it. I`m sorry for this poor girl I understand where she is coming from, but she can`t sue the school. There are no guarantees in life. You gotta go out and be proactive like that lady who made "Mortgage Apple Cakes" to save her house, she ended up creating a Non-profit that can help benefit others! She`s not going to win this case. I`m sorry.
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Male 422
Lol, the career office is there to help you with your application, give you tipps or maybe talk to an employer once in a while, it`s not there to find every f...ing student a job. I hope she doesn`t win, but with her living in the US, I`m scared she will...
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Male 50
wow, what a little bitch
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Male 375
lol...and if you read through the court filings, there are typos and miscalculations all over the place. this woman clearly earned that 2.7 GPA.

and there is no lawyer...she`s taking this case on all by herself.

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Male 4,594
The entitlement mentality is at the core here. Bad news folks, it`s only the tip of the iceberg. Just wait, it will get much, much worse.
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Male 7,933
" The school is not holding up to their promise of finding her a job"

I love how you aren`t reading the article, where does it say they promised her a job?

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Male 1,148
she is am idiot. You can`t guarantee a career, especially if you`re an average student.

and the caption `Who`s stupider, this girl or the lawyer that decides to take her case?` doesn`t make sense. It says in the article she is representing her self

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Female 414
Evidently this girl needs to go back to school and take some economy classes, not to mention realize that it is not the college`s job to find her a job. She has to take that into her own hands, if they`re not calling her back, call them back!
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Male 286
wow.....this is really sad. If you are having trouble figuring out why your not finding a job in this economy with no experience mediocre grades then you don`t deserve to get a job.

I sadly will be graduating in a year with a degree but i will have to deal with the fact that there may not be positions open for me as soon as i come out that i may have to get a job not in my feild for a while till a spot opens.

@ggolbez

See i did read the article. Now what she should realize that with what i said above and the fact that she has only been out for 3 months she needs to wait a bit longer. There are people who have been trying to get in there field for over that long. It takes time to find skilled positions right out of college anyways let alone you tack on this downturn in the economy. No one is hiring heavily atm.

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Male 1,931
I love how people AREN`T reading the story and just the headline. The school offers career placement services. There is a department in most schools that their only job is to find jobs for those who have graduated. The school is not holding up to their promise of finding her a job. It`s not that she isn`t looking, it`s just that the school isn`t keeping their promise.
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Male 188
how dare the workforce show preferential treatment to people who work harder for higher grades!
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Male 1,375
maybe she`s dumb and graduated from a sh*tty college. Not to mention right now is a horrible time to try and find a job at a corporation with no experience. She will lose that court case and be broke and have no job sucks to be you bitch
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Female 250
ok, i think this is stupid. But if she gets to court and wins, give her back her tuition back but void her deploma and give her no credits education wise.
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Female 257
Maybe she just fails at interviews.
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Male 3,425
Some people are just born stupid. No tutor can fix that.
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Male 375
Link: Woman Sues Her College Because She Can`t Get a Job [Rate Link] - Who`s stupider, this girl or the lawyer that decides to take her case?
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