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Can't Get a Job? Sue Your School!

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Posted: 01:42PM

At least that's what Trina Thompson, a 27-year-old recent graduate of New York's Monroe College advises. Thompson graduated in April with a bachelor of business administration degree in information technology. On July 24, she filed suit against the college, 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." She seeks $70,000 in tuition reimbursement and another $2,000 to compensate for the stress of not finding a job... after a mere three months of searching! Seriously?

There are several people who have been without a job for well over three months, yet she claims that "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." Again, I must ask, seriously? I mean no offense to her or others that have a 2.7 or lower GPA, but that's certainly not a GPA I would call "good," and especially not one that would cause potential employers to "pounce" over; especially from an unranked school. She has apparently peppered companies on Monroe's e-recruiting site with résumés, yet received no more than two responses, neither of which led to a job offer. According to Thompson, Monroe's Office of Career Advancement has not tried hard enough for her, suggesting that the department should have made sure the college's e-recruiting clients called recent graduates for an interview. Seriously?

Then again, maybe Monroe College is partially to blame. After all, if she's that naive to think that a 2.7 GPA is going to garner a large amount of offers in this economy, then maybe Monroe College needs to start offering a course in common sense and make its completion a graduation requirement.

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Thomas on August 4, 2009 02:42PM
This is absolutely hilarious! I feel so bad for this tard...I hope the courts laugh at her, THEN force her to pay back all the damn fees associated with bringing this stupid suit to court in the first place. Stupid biatch.
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Guy Gold on August 4, 2009 02:47PM
When companies misrepresent and lie about the benefits of something they sell, a person can file suit and win. Why should it be any different with government, this link mathematically proves accountants with the United States Census out and out lie about the financial advantages public college offers: http://profiles.yahoo.com/blog/JFYTY6II6OB54KD6JGVGNRZ7PI?eid=ItVUFiNkyS7FBzgt3tYruTsn0hVsBHjn34tAJLrAjjYp7Yi8tw
Waco on August 4, 2009 04:36PM
That's pretty damn hilarious.
tkrow21 on August 4, 2009 11:04PM
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jasonjon on August 6, 2009 06:00AM
to guy gold... how do you know the college lied about the services they offered her? maybe they went out of their way to help her, but she sued anyway to blame someone else for her own failings? did anyone notice that she's not been interviewed anywhere? looks like she filed a paper and walked away.

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