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« Reply #75 on: April 21, 2011, 09:00:06 AM »

Somehow TA seems to have this sense of entitlement and really doesn't know the meaning of "work" or knowing what it's like to work for something or take care of a family. Seems he's had everything handed to him or maybe inherited something.....but work is definitely not in his vocabulary. 

Nope he has no money  Wink  Zero anything.
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« Reply #76 on: April 21, 2011, 09:00:42 AM »

It's a shame TA derailed my thread. Not the first time. He can be such an annoying bugger.
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« Reply #77 on: April 21, 2011, 09:02:53 AM »

I used to hear stories from friends who attended Harvard, Yale, et al. about the quality of education they received from these places. Now, I have been attending a so-called prestigious university and finding out to my dismay that this trend, if it is a trend, holds true. At my current institution (Imperial College), it seems that there is little else than reputation and not only in my department but in others. Most of the graduates here simply enter finance, banking and investment upon graduation irrespective of their course of studies and looking back at it, my 'shitty' State University of New York that I attended as an undergraduate gave me a better education in terms of breadth and learning, with better instruction and teachers than anything here for a much better price. Unfortunately this formula of prestige keeps people rolling in again and again, but you have to admit that it is fucked up. There is just something wrong about universities whose sole attributes are prestige and research quality where everything else goes to pot. I suppose this is sort of a rant but I wonder if any of you have experienced this as well. Huh

So you're still living the dream? (Mid 30s, 10 degrees, 20 languages, and haven't earned one dime?)

How about getting jobs instead of degrees?
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« Reply #78 on: April 21, 2011, 09:12:38 AM »

Other than not continuing playing baseball the biggest regret in my life was not finishing up my degree and actually experiencing a college life. Every time I step on campus at USC or UCLA (about twice a month to each) or when I visit other Universities around the country for seminars, I feel like I really missed out. I envy you guys that have went and experienced that "college life". I see the kids that I've worked with since they were in Jr. high through HS and some since even elementary school going on recruiting trips to different colleges, planning their lives, etc. The only thing I can do now is help some of these kids gain scholarships through their athletics (we've helped about 15-20) and help tutor to get their GPA's up for college, HS and just to stay in OUR program. (My wife is a credentialed teacher). Kick myself everyday.
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« Reply #79 on: April 21, 2011, 09:43:19 AM »

So you're still living the dream? (Mid 30s, 10 degrees, 20 languages, and haven't earned one dime?)

How about getting jobs instead of degrees?

I tried, which why I am doing the current degree, to make me marketable.
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« Reply #80 on: April 21, 2011, 10:04:28 AM »

I tried, which why I am doing the current degree, to make me marketable.

How many degrees do you have Deicide?
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« Reply #81 on: April 21, 2011, 10:14:37 AM »

I tried, which why I am doing the current degree, to make me marketable.
Have you ever thought of cleaning up your image?

Good looking, lean people are more attractive to employers.

Who wants to hire an Overweight guy?..... Potentially horrible sickness record + Lazy lifestyle indicative of lazy work ethic.

3 Steps for you to enter the workplace:

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« Reply #82 on: April 21, 2011, 10:22:46 AM »

How many degrees do you have Deicide?

Going on my 2nd Masters...so 3rd degree.
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« Reply #83 on: April 21, 2011, 10:24:13 AM »



Learn to smile





Apparently this is not on the curriculum at Imperial College.
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« Reply #84 on: April 21, 2011, 10:25:20 AM »

Have you ever thought of cleaning up your image?

Good looking, lean people are more attractive to employers.

Who wants to hire an Overweight guy?..... Potentially horrible sickness record + Lazy lifestyle indicative of lazy work ethic.

3 Steps for you to enter the workplace:

Lose some weight

Learn to smile

Clean Shaven + Nice Tan



You are trapped in the past.
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« Reply #85 on: April 21, 2011, 10:25:38 AM »

Have you ever thought of cleaning up your image?

Good looking, lean people are more attractive to employers.

Who wants to hire an Overweight guy?..... Potentially horrible sickness record + Lazy lifestyle indicative of lazy work ethic.

3 Steps for you to enter the workplace:

Lose some weight

Learn to smile

Clean Shaven + Nice Tan



Yes being jacked + tan are keys to life, well said Boost.
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« Reply #86 on: April 21, 2011, 10:37:20 AM »

Toxic Avenger is going to have a starting salary of 250,000 when he 'finishes'  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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« Reply #87 on: April 21, 2011, 01:00:53 PM »

rutgers university paying 32,000 for snookie to speak to their student body! and with the few who protested that ( which is scary that the majority that it was okay and cool?!) they now think to make the school look better in their eyes trying to hire bruce springsteen to speak! lol! love the boss, but what is he going to say " born in the u.s.a., go u.s.a. and um, what else?)
The Boss Bruce Springsteen could not stand college and dropped out to never return without finishing a year.  I don`t know Snooki`s story at all, but I don`t think she ever went to or finished a college.

Why do they then hire them to speak at college graduations?

Because it is a giant show.  Entertainment. (athletics, etc.) and lastly, MONEY-MONEY-MONEY.

Its all a scam and you are being had.
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« Reply #88 on: April 21, 2011, 01:01:47 PM »

Come on!  It's fairly obvious this guy isn't very bright.  He doesn't have a degree nor does he have an established career.  I'm 100% on that  Wink
Proof please.  You plastic cheap schmuck.
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« Reply #89 on: April 21, 2011, 01:03:40 PM »

men work you bitch made m*th@fuck@. stop bleeding the system, you ungrateful fuck.
How do I "bleed the system"?  I have never taken a dime from the government, never taken out a loan, never have lived off credit, nothing.

So tell me, how is this "bleeding the system"?
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« Reply #90 on: April 21, 2011, 01:04:27 PM »

Nope he has no money  Wink  Zero anything.
Would you like to compare houses?
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« Reply #91 on: April 21, 2011, 01:08:01 PM »

so true, the true adonis! all about money, athletics and entertainment! EDUCATION A DISTANT THIRD, MAYBE 4TH! SAD!

why do you think the highest paid people are the coaches, well football coaches that is! because football brings in the money to the campus! and funny that not a single person (the people who hold the purse strings) thinks this is wrong, morally and socially wrong much less any of these coaches for them to get paid a hundreds of thousands of dollars if not a million dollars while the actual reason for the school (any school for that matter) is supposedly for the education and training of students and the teachers are the first to be let go!

i guess i was raised to be too morally right, perhaps i was born in the wrong era!
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« Reply #92 on: April 21, 2011, 01:10:12 PM »

so true, the true adonis! all about money, athletics and entertainment! EDUCATION A DISTANT THIRD, MAYBE 4TH! SAD!

why do you think the highest paid people are the coaches, well football coaches that is! because football brings in the money to the campus! and funny that not a single person (the people who hold the purse strings) thinks this is wrong, morally and socially wrong much less any of these coaches for them to get paid a hundreds of thousands of dollars if not a million dollars while the actual reason for the school (any school for that matter) is supposedly for the education and training of students and the teachers are the first to be let go!

i guess i was raised to be too morally right, perhaps i was born in the wrong era!

lol, you claim to be morally upstanding, but you begin by agreeing with the true adonis - one of satan's lesser imps.  
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« Reply #93 on: April 21, 2011, 01:14:06 PM »

Would you like to compare houses?

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« Reply #94 on: April 21, 2011, 01:14:42 PM »

so true, the true adonis! all about money, athletics and entertainment! EDUCATION A DISTANT THIRD, MAYBE 4TH! SAD!

why do you think the highest paid people are the coaches, well football coaches that is! because football brings in the money to the campus! and funny that not a single person (the people who hold the purse strings) thinks this is wrong, morally and socially wrong much less any of these coaches for them to get paid a hundreds of thousands of dollars if not a million dollars while the actual reason for the school (any school for that matter) is supposedly for the education and training of students and the teachers are the first to be let go!

i guess i was raised to be too morally right, perhaps i was born in the wrong era!
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« Reply #95 on: April 21, 2011, 02:28:07 PM »

You mean the house that X-Factor worked for to buy or the house you inherited without doing a damn thing? Tell us TA, what do you do for a living again?
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« Reply #96 on: April 21, 2011, 02:30:39 PM »

i don't know about true adonis's previous postings, all i know is that i agree with him on this particular subject, that's it. later everyone!

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« Reply #97 on: April 21, 2011, 05:04:04 PM »

i don't know about true adonis's previous postings, all i know is that i agree with him on this particular subject, that's it. later everyone!



Thanks for posting, Tom!
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« Reply #98 on: April 21, 2011, 06:29:50 PM »

   I graduated from one of the smaller California State University campuses.  They didn't have a football team.  It was at that time a small college and I missed out on real college life.  I wish I would have gone to a more recognizable major university, but not a party school.


But the so called pretigious universities don't make good students.  Good students just go there.  I've said this for years.


But one thing i've noticed about prestigous universities is that the classes tend to be more specific and more oriented towards academic research and not the work place.
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« Reply #99 on: April 22, 2011, 03:37:55 AM »

It's sad to say but a lot of these degrees are worthless. You end up with a lot of student debt and no real career to show for it. So many who get PHD's find the only good job they can get that pays well is teaching at a university. Other than that it's almost a worthless piece of paper for many.

So many college profesors have never been in the real world. They were students till they are 30 and then they taught college. They have a liberal warped view of the world. Yes they make 100K plus teaching but many couuldn't make it in the outside world.

In todays world if you go to college you have to treat it as a trade school. You have to ask yourself, when I get that piece of paper where do I go for my job?  If the answer is I don't know, then good luck. Many dream that if they only get that MBA then a buisness will be so impressed that they will give them an office, reserved parking and a secretary.  The truth is that the entry job they land they could have gotten with no degree. Now they have 100k of studen loans to pay.  They would have made more money opening up a deli or pizza store with that money.
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