Woman Sues Alma Mater: “I Can’t Get a Job”


A recent graduate is suing her alma mater after failing to find work after gaining her degree, alleging the university did not support her enough in finding work.

The woman, a 27-year-old graduate of New York’s Monroe College, recently received in April a degree in information technology from the establishment at a cost of some $70,000.

However, after graduation she could not find work. In the time honoured tradition of American litigation, she opted to sue the college to recoup her tution fees, filing a lawsuit at the Bronx Supreme Court alleging “They have not tried hard enough to help me,” and that they did not provide the support promised.

Her mother chimes in that her daughter is “very angry at her situation” as she had “put all her faith” in the institution’s job finding prowess.

The college for its part scathingly dismisses her allegations, saying “The college prides itself on the excellent career-development support that we provide to each of our students, and this case does not deserve further consideration,” and that the case is “completely without merit.”

Via the BBC.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    11:35 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Oh wait...

    Comment by Evolve60
    11:11 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    with the economy in this state, it shouldn't be a surprise that you can't if find a job, who would want to hire a new employee when they already have enough that know the economy sucks donkey balls and come to work everyday on time, instead of taking a risk and hiring a new one and having them not show up after a few weeks.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:51 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Let's see job in the IT field:
    1. Recent Graduate = Probably no experience
    2. Economic depression = hiring freezes, layoffs and essentially no jobs
    3. Layoffs = abundance of very experienced IT professionals (who needs n00bs?)
    4. IT sausage fest = IT sausage fest
    5. She's a whiney bitch


    IT dude

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:14 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This probably says more about Monroe College than her if such a person with zero common sense was awarded a degree.

    Comment by FAG
    13:35 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    at least she is doing something about the shit in this world

    Comment by MusicalNote
    14:20 05/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Complaining? That's not doing anything anyone else isn't doing.

    Comment by abort-retry-fail
    13:15 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Probably sucks at interviews..

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:24 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually, if she would have attempted a bit a "sucking" she might already have a job...

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    Comment by Riot Gear
    13:25 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    probably she was blacklisted by Donald Trump.

    Comment by chiyosuke
    10:36 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not to hijack the thread, who's the character in the pic? Looks a bit generic, but I like it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:59 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Seconded, I'd like to know who's the girl in the picture.

    Comment by an oni mouse
    16:52 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    thirded, it also makes me curious,,,

    Comment by an oni mouse
    08:53 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL, another yandere,,,

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    Comment by solace
    08:51 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    She actually thought a college degree would help her get a job? lulz

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:10 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    She could become an insurance scammer. I see she has potentials.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:02 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What's with all these fucks wanting handouts?

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:30 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's the Democracy of socialism that has taken over the republic of the united states. People are feeling that they are "owed" a life. I would put $50 million up saying she also voted for Obama. Sheep are sheep.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:16 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOLOLOLOL. She had a 2.7 GPA at Dev...I mean Monroe College? She should save her dignity now and become a stripper (unless her face was beaten by a stick and most likely a whale)

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    Comment by CowExtract
    10:46 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Speaking of whales, in Tennessee, It's illegal to fish for them (whales, that is) from a moving vehicle.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:24 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Then do it on foot, or stop said vehicle.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:27 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Did she just try McDonald's?

    Comment by MusicalNote
    14:08 05/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If it was in California, the article was about two months old, and the degree was different I would have said 'Oh shit! I think I know that girl!'

    Fucking moron... thinking that life owes her everything. She needs to grow up and realize she has to be responsible for her own ass. I thought I lived in a fantasy world!

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:10 05/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So she finally got a hint at how hard life is, hein? Unfortunately, decided to just show how stupid she is instead of actually using her brain.

    I myself can't find a job or even continue studying (at Master degree) because the system changed meanwhile and the kids a year younger than me can easily get higher marks (which is what matters), even if I have more experience in the field than them.

    Comment by Metalbunny
    08:04 05/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah..You can't find a job during the great economical depression...Hardly surprising..

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:52 10/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow. I just graduated and think maybe I should do that too. What an idiot. Americans sue for no credible reason.

    Comment by ynfiltra
    02:30 07/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    people people people.... we are forgetting something here.... this is all because of some americans who doesnt want "CHANGE" to ruin their businesses so they pull out there stocks and stuff, then the fall back goes to the hardworking people and get laid off... damn reality really does hurt a LOT!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:42 05/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It can't be helped.

    Comment by Anononon
    18:21 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    As a woman, girls like this make me sad. My mom works on the Mainframe at Toys'R'Us, and she had to fight tooth and nail to keep her job from going over to India. I mean, this is the world and economy we live in. That's what it's like. Sucks to be her, but it's what happens when the world economy is all fucked up. Please, whatever you do, don't assume that all womenare as completly clueless as this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:05 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well you could only expect something like this to happen in the US. I mean the place is crawling with retards!

    Comment by MusicalNote
    14:18 05/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Well you could only expect something like this to happen in any country in the word. I mean the world is crawling with retards!"

    I've met more than my fair share of retarded Canadians, Europeans, and even Asians.

    Comment by Fonzer
    21:48 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Probably doesn't know how to look for a job,what all she can do.

    Comment by MusicalNote
    14:15 05/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    She can get on the internet and look the crap up. I have met a few people like this girl and when I tell them they can look up advice on the net about how to find a job, make a resume, ect., they act all shocked that they can do anything other than bust hundreds of dollars on clothes by using their computer. When asked if they thought the net could be used to find information they say 'Yeah... but I didn't want to do it that way.' or some equally as idiotic reply. Someone in information technology should better fucking be able to use the god damn internet!

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:09 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    sucks to be her...

    Comment by Zaku
    01:31 05/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ''Don't beg for things. Do it yourself or else you won't get anything.''

    She should watch some anime and learn a thing or two out of them instead of whining. (=^.^=)

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    Comment by Sevodax
    04:04 05/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Another idiot American suing to live a good life...another proof of American stupidity!

    Comment by Anonymous

    GTFO Eurofag.

    Take your uneducated banter somewhere else.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:32 05/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Another reason why higher education doesn't necessarily means getting a job.....

    Comment by Furikake
    11:21 05/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    A 3rd rate college on a degree as idiotic as information technology. I wouldn't even consider this "higher" education.

    Comment by bolt
    08:30 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    April??????? 3 months out and she's sueing?? i know people i gradutated with a YEAR ago that don't have jobs in there field yet!!

    i agree with all of you, she's just a worthless troll that has the "help me" syndrome of let other people do it for me while i sit back and complain. sheesh.

    anybody know what here GPA was? if it was a 3.5 to 4.0 i'd be a little less harsh, but if she has a 2.0 to a 2.5.... then the bitch should have done better in school.. so STFU

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    Comment by iPood
    05:04 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This isn't uncommon to put in their brochures, almost every private college does that and doesn't live up to it.
    She does have a point about accusing them of these false promises though, but a lawsuit would be pointless.

    Comment by A Nony Mouse
    05:07 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Clearly she's hoping this drama will springboard her into a movie deal.

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    Comment by Y10NRDY
    04:50 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i'm sorry i must have missed something... WHY is it she's not makin sammiches (sic)?

    Comment by Sakuragi Ichigo
    04:53 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Like it's been said: That woman just had a little taste of reality.

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    Comment by Draken
    06:08 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good luck finding a job now, you stupid bitch. And on a side note, i love the "time honoured tradition of American litigation" bit. Artefact, your truely awesome.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:25 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This woman paid $70,000 for a degree which is pretty much useless in finding a job. Unless the school warned her along the way that the job market was changing radically and she didn't pay attention, she was scammed.

    Many low end colleges recruit bodies as a way of tapping into grants, scholarships, loan programs, in a cynical bid to profit off students knowing that what they are providing is a waste of time and money.

    Looking at the schools web site it has an agressively multi-cultural set of student photos and prominently displays references to various financial aid and grant programs.

    It's easy to mock her, but let's realize that many colleges are selling useless bullshit which is no less a criminal act than a conman swindling you.

    Comment by MusicalNote
    14:35 05/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No. The school gave her what she wanted. If I went into interior design and the design market was in/on its way into the crapper it would be my own damn fault for not paying attention. The school is payed to educate, not to hold your hand, tell you you're special and do all the hard work for you. She got what she wanted, she's just too much of a bitch to take responsibility.

    As for the college trying to get at money and being conmen for it, I disagree. Colleges are bussinesses. Of course the want money. They're going to list financial aid and grant programs to say "see, you can pay us this way, we won't turn you away for it."
    Anyone going into college should know what they're going for before jumping in head first like a pants-on-head retard. If you pick a useless degree it's your own fault for not doing any research and going with what seemed easiest.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:21 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's USA for you. You can sue everyone for EVERYTHING.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:14 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    its called freedom and democracy, flawed it may be.

    Comment by Horus
    06:43 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You can sue. Doesn't mean you'll win or even get a trial.

    The chances of her case going through is slim to none. In fact, it can backfire and cost her more money...frivolous lawsuits sometimes incur fines.

    No job and a severing of ties with her alma mater in addition to being in dept...Well, you get where this is going...

    Comment by Horus
    13:41 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    True...blind justice isn't absolute, unfortunately.

    In this case, though, her rendition of justice won't prevail unless some snappy defender takes her case thinking it has a shot and a chance.

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    Comment by Tex Arcana
    07:14 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The problem is- the US is a CAPITALIST democracy. By spending money and carefully targeting your complaints, you have drastically higher chances of your version of justice prevailing.

    Which is still better than the UK, which in it's eternal wisdom allows rapists to sue their victims for emotional whiplash- and win.

    All in all, I guess it can't be helped.

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