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Desc:There's always the Coast Guard . . .
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Tags:college, lol, student debt, liberal arts major, communications
Submitted:Scrotum H. Vainglorious
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Comment count is 19
PegLegPete - 2012-05-13
Hah, he's right. It's sad.
chumbucket - 2012-05-13
Stars for Coast Guard desc.
Cena_mark - 2012-05-13
He's too old to join the Coast Guard, however, the Army's cutoff is 40.

CIWB - 2012-05-13
Well, he says he also has an MBA. His problems probably don't have anything to do with his liberal arts degree. I don't know why he's complaining about that. If you want to turn a liberal arts degree into a profession, you have to have more than a bachelor's.

If you're the kind of person who thinks learning is a waste of time, then you probably aren't suited to that kind of work, anyway.
CIWB - 2012-05-13
Stars for sad.

Jet Bin Fever - 2012-05-13

OldScratch - 2012-05-13
He was fired from SUN in 2001. He was in the bottom 20%. Yes, university was probably a waste of time for this man.
jangbones - 2012-05-13
I used to think guys like this were morons, but in 2012, 50 percent of college graduates since 2008 are unemployed in America, so think twice.

Then again, I loved college...
Jet Bin Fever - 2012-05-13
I dont know that stat Jangbones. BUT, for 25 years and older (which this guy is) with degrees, compared to the rates of those without degrees it's considerably less.

OldScratch - 2012-05-13
The other thing to consider is the meaning of 'college'. Going to a university isn't the same qualification it was 40 years ago, or even 25 years ago. There has been an explosion of 'universities' in the last two generations catering to the expanded middle class. If you are willing to pay, you will find a college somewhere. A degree in Communications or Hospitality or Criminal Justice from University of Phoenix, or Southeast Oklahoma Christian College means nothing.

The fact that you have a degree (even an MBA...University of Phoenix grants those, too) doesn't mean you are intelligent, resourceful, energetic, or that you don't deserve to be working with retired cops, making cold calls and selling time shares in Tahoe.

Yes, agreed, unemployment is high, and times are tough. But the fact that this young 'go getter' is complaining about his degree (which he chose) at a college (which he chose), and seems indignant that he is working at a level with people who have no tertiary education, is as much an indication of his capability, his intelligence and his personality than of his circumstances. I'm not surprised he doesn't have a better job, and I suspect he performs poorly in the current one.
Rodents of Unusual Size - 2012-05-14
I think everyone deserves a job where they can make enough money to survive.

We've forgotten in this country that even low paying jobs in the 50's and 60's allowed working class people the means to support their families. That has evaporated along with the value of real money and the stagnation of wage increase even though the actual effort and production value per hour has increased exponentially.

see here:

http://www.farleftside.com/misc/2012/productivity-1950-2010-bi g.gif

Cena_mark - 2012-05-13
This is Arnold J. Rimmer to me being Ace Rimmer. He's a whiny bitch making excuses. I'll bet he watches Ring of Honor.
craptacular - 2012-05-13
classic case of internet armchair philosophers making sweeping claims about a man they have had four minutes of one-way contact with.
as usual, the comments are more entertaining than the video.
Pillager - 2012-05-13
I'll be damned if he doesn't remind me of all the people I get to say, "I told you so." to.

Cherry Pop Culture - 2012-05-13
It's called 'Communication,' there is no 's' anywhere.

My Comm classes have helped me more than any other class. It made me look at my relationships and how not to look like a complete jackass when I talk to people in the Real World. I don't know what that does for me in the job market, but I don't know what matters because where I am it sucks. Most everyone I know has job skills or a degree but that doesn't translate to job. Or even an internship.

For me, I know college is a waste of time. As much as I like learning and my professors, I suck at math, hate the fact I have to take general education and hate tests. This guy was probably told the same pile of lies I was: "If you have a degree, you can get a career that pays 0,000!" Family and guidance counselors feed it to you. They need to be kicked in the head.
OldScratch - 2012-05-14
http://www.academyart.edu/multimedia-communications-school/ind ex.html

Many (crappy) universities call the degree 'Communications'. There are 's''s galore.

Cherry Pop Culture - 2012-05-14
Those deserve to be kicked in the head too

FreeOJ - 2012-05-14
Notice he doesn't mention what college he went to.
ashtar. - 2013-01-31
I'm really, really sick of the complaint that 'I had to do a bunch of stuff that wasn't job training'. If you don't want to get a 'liberal arts' education in the sense of reading books outside your major, you need to go to a technical training program.
Jesus Christ, people are illiterate enough about science, history, how the fucking government works and culture without making college even more narrow and technical.
There are systemic problems with higher education, but this is *not* one of them.
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