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A Few Insanely Cute Animals and a Gloriously Absurd Lawsuit For Wednesday’s Viewing Pleasure

Oh Hai!

Let’s start with the insanely cute animals.  They will improve your mood for the gloriously absurd lawsuit to follow.

Okay now that you have taken your medication you are prepared for the new legal low that an enterprising American young person has stooped to.

Education Does Not Come With a Money Back Guarantee

Trina Thompson graduated from Monroe College last April with a degree in information technology.  Since then she has been looking for a job with whitch to support herself.  Unfortunately in this down economy she has had trouble finding a permanent and well paying position that would put her $70,000 dollar college education to good use.  With student loan payments breathing down her neck she has opted for an unique and ground breaking solution, suing for a refund.  Trina has decided that her education was not what it was cracked up to be and she deserves her money back.  She filed suit for a full refund of her $70,000 tuition in Bronx Supreme Court on July 24th.  The basis of her claim is that the school’s career office did not do enough to help her find a job after graduation.

“They have not tried hard enough to help me,” the frustrated Bronx resident wrote about the school in her lawsuit.

“She’s angry,” said Thompson’s mother, Carol. “She’s very angry at her situation. She put all her faith in them, and so did I. They’re not making an effort.”

The school, of course, believes that the suit is without merit.  We will see what the court has to say about it in the near future.  Imagine the precedent if Trina wins her case.  How many more people will sue for the return of their education expenses.  I hate to admit it, but it took me over a year to find a legal job after I graduated from law school in 1995.  Even when I did find one, it was not in the field I was hoping to practice in.  During the time of my job search I supported myself by doing temp work as an administrative assistant and receptionist.  Yes, I had a $40,000 legal education, but nothing was beneath me because I needed to eat and keep a roof over my head.  Little did I realize, and I went to law school, that I could sue for a full refund of my tuition.  To make matters worse, I am not even practicing law today.  I went back to school in 2001 and became a teacher (more tuition money).  Wow, did I miss an opportunity.  Silly me I paid off those loans that I incurred when I made the decision to go to law school.   I don’t regret the education for a minute.  Getting an education is never a waste, even if you can’t find a job.  Good luck to Trina (I mean with the job search).  I can’t wait to see how this plays out.

Thank You For Your Consideration,

The Graham Tens

  1. Nic
    October 3, 2011 at 6:50 am

    I’ll admit to a certain level of sympathy with her. It’s ok for graduates to be angry. I certainly railed against the graduate jobs market a few times before and things weren’t as tough when I graduated.

    But I’ve got no sympathy for the action she took. If college is hard work, then job-hunting is even harder. She was supposed to knuckle down and decide what she could do to improve her situation. There’s always something. Always.

    I did read somewhere that The Ski Channel offered her a job. Whether or not she took it, I’ve no idea.

    Anyway, on a more cheerful note, I love the picture of the lion cub. 🙂

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