Thank you, Ms. ThompsonPosted: August 4, 2009
Just today I was thinking, I need to write a new post. But what to write about? I’ve done a lot of book reviews lately (and I have several more in the works), and I don’t have any new pictures of the Bwun. Luckily, Trina Thompson came to my rescue.
According to this article on CNN, Thompson graduated from Monroe College in New York 3 months ago. She is suing the college because she’s been unable to find a job and feels that the career services department should have done more to help her. With a 2.7 GPA and “a solid attendance record,” Thompson considers herself to be an excellent job candidate; however, she thinks that Monroe ought to be more actively contacting employers to set up interviews for her. In fact, she claims that the school’s “Office of Career Advancement shows preferential treatment to students with excellent grades.”
And how much is Thompson suing for? The full cost of four years’ tuition ($70,000), plus $2,000 in compensation for the stress of her three-month job search.
Are you serious? Aside from the fact that the economy isn’t so great right now (surprise, right?), and people are losing jobs, it doesn’t seem to have appeared to Thompson that maybe the college is more able to help students with better grades. Maybe employers want to hire those students. Come on, lady, three months is NOT an inordinate amount of time to be looking for a job – especially these days! – and asking for two grand to compensate for the stress you feel? How do you think everyone feels? For crying out loud!!