August 3, 2009 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm #590129amesParticipant
He should be a security gaurd at the mall. Lol.August 4, 2009 2:52 am at 2:52 am #784249the.nurseMember
Alumna sues college because she hasn’t found a job
A recent college graduate is suing her alma mater for $72,000 — the full cost of her tuition and then some — because she cannot find a job.
Trina Thompson, 27, of the Bronx, graduated from New York’s Monroe College in April with a bachelor of business administration degree in information technology.
On July 24, she filed suit against the college in Bronx Supreme Court, alleging that Monroe’s “Office of Career Advancement did not help me with a full-time job placement. I am also suing them because of the stress I have been going through.”
The college responded that it offers job-search support to all its students.
In her complaint, Thompson says she seeks $70,000 in reimbursement for her tuition and $2,000 to compensate for the stress of her three-month job search.
As Thompson sees it, any reasonable employer would pounce on an applicant with her academic credentials, which include a 2.7 grade-point average and a solid attendance record. But Monroe’s career-services department has put forth insufficient effort to help her secure employment, she claims.
“They’re supposed to say, ‘I got this student, her attendance is good, her GPA is all right — can you interview this person?’ They’re not doing that,” she said.
Her complaint adds, “The office of career advancement information technology counselor did not make sure their Monroe e-recruiting clients call their graduates that recently finished college for an interview to get a job placement. They have not tried hard enough to help me.”
She suggested that Monroe’s Office of Career Advancement shows preferential treatment to students with excellent grades. “They favor more toward students that got a 4.0. They help them more out with the job placement,” she said.
Monroe College released a statement saying that “while it is clear that no college, especially in this economy, can guarantee employment, Monroe College remains committed to working with all its students, including Ms. Thompson, who graduated only three months ago, to prepare them for careers and to support them during their job search.”
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.
Asked whether she would advise other college graduates facing job woes to sue their alma maters, Thompson said yes.
“It doesn’t make any sense: They went to school for four years, and then they come out working at McDonald’s and Payless. That’s not what they planned.August 5, 2009 2:39 pm at 2:39 pm #784250
how about the mods also add the funny/weird news articles, that they find into this thread!?August 5, 2009 3:02 pm at 3:02 pm #784251
ames: LOL! nice to see ya round here too! 😉August 5, 2009 3:13 pm at 3:13 pm #784252
ames: true true! maybe weird news around here would be when members like moish or charlie brown show their faces?!August 5, 2009 3:17 pm at 3:17 pm #784253mepalMember
NO! That would not be weird news! That would be very, very exciting news!August 5, 2009 9:24 pm at 9:24 pm #784254charlie brownMember
did someone call me?August 5, 2009 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm #784255YW Moderator-72Participant
name looks familiar charlie… do we know you from somewhere?August 6, 2009 4:14 am at 4:14 am #784256
hey charlie brown, the CR misses ya!
72: remember his dog snoopy?!August 7, 2009 4:18 pm at 4:18 pm #784257feivelParticipant
from the Associated Press:
An ultra orthodox Jew, a frequent contributor to the Yeshiva World News, known only by the pseudonym “feivel” was heldup by two men on 17th Street this morning. For some very strange reason, that the Police are unable to explain, the would be robbers were suddenly attacked by a ferocious swarm of honeybees. “feivel” was untouched by the bees, also inexplicably, and escaped unharmed. The two Robbers are in fair condition after having been treated for multiple bee stings.August 7, 2009 5:06 pm at 5:06 pm #784258volvieMember
feivel – that news isn’t as weird as you make it seem. Protection from outside forces is a common phenomenon amongst Torah practitioners!
Moderator-80October 9, 2009 3:21 pm at 3:21 pm #784259mazcaMember
I must agree with ames, I cannot stop laughing, I guess anybody could win a nobel prize, Dont forget to postulate me for next year, just for being me.October 9, 2009 3:40 pm at 3:40 pm #784260Dr. PepperParticipant
Arafat won the prize in 1994!October 9, 2009 3:47 pm at 3:47 pm #784261YW Moderator-72Participant
and arafats peanut farmer friend won in 2002.October 9, 2009 3:50 pm at 3:50 pm #784262HIEParticipant
yup!October 12, 2009 2:18 pm at 2:18 pm #784263goody613Member
yeah, but at least arafat did something. even obama was surprised he got it. they called up the white house at 5:30 am and they thought it was a april fools joke!October 12, 2009 8:04 pm at 8:04 pm #784264havesomeseichelMember
He was awarded only like 11 days after innaguration. Yep. He changed the face of America: Do you like the new picture? I mean, isnt unemployment almost up to the double digits when he said it wouldnt go past 8% if we pass the stimulus bill?October 12, 2009 8:39 pm at 8:39 pm #784265mybatMember
a true hero………………..October 12, 2009 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm #784266HIEParticipant
unemployment IS in the double digits just they lower it to make it not look as bad.October 14, 2009 5:06 pm at 5:06 pm #784267squeakParticipant
To paraphrase a famous rhetorical quote (from the 1980 election, in case there are some young ‘uns here who don’t have secular subjects in school):
“Are you better off than you were 10 months ago?”
In this case “you” can refer to anyone, even non-Americans.October 14, 2009 6:16 pm at 6:16 pm #784268A600KiloBearParticipant
Neville Chamberlain and the tzoirer yms with the brush mustache will receive the Nobel Peace Prize retroactively and posthumously for their handling of the Sudetenland crisis.October 15, 2009 5:21 pm at 5:21 pm #784269pushtMember
what did he supposably doOctober 23, 2009 4:13 pm at 4:13 pm #784270squeakParticipant
Click on it. The World’s first Billion Trillionaire.October 22, 2010 5:05 pm at 5:05 pm #784271I can only tryMember
Two worthy entries in today’s (Fri. Oct. 22, 2010) NY Post:
Sharia law is settling over England — and it smells like bacon.
Beverley’s Snack Shack restaurant was ordered by local town officials to remove its vent fan so the odor of frying pork wouldn’t offend Muslims visiting nearby neighbors.
The Tea Party wouldn’t find many fans in Denmark.
Danes pay the highest taxes in the world — and they couldn’t be happier.
Although nearly half of the country’s GDP goes to the taxman — compared to 25 percent in the United States — a new poll found that 66 percent think the tax rate is just fine and 10 percent would like to see it go up.July 11, 2011 2:33 am at 2:33 am #784272I can only tryMember
Score One for the Good Guys
This white supremacist apparently couldn’t read.
A neo-Nazi skinhead in Bayview, Idaho, taunted and shoved a black man in a bar. His target walked away — but the skinhead, Daren Abbey, 28, followed him outside and threatened to stab him.
Having endured enough, the victim, Marion Baker, 46, laid him out with one punch, said cops, and Abbey was charged with harassment.
Maybe Abbey should have read the words on Baker’s shirt: “Spokane Boxing Club Champion.”
(from the NY Post site)July 11, 2011 3:53 am at 3:53 am #784273HaLeiViParticipant
How about the amazing find!? Recently, archeologists dug out an ancient thread, and apparanty, it appears to be alive!
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