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Old 07-06-2010, 10:40 PM
 
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Old 07-06-2010, 11:39 PM
 
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Huh.

Well I think what it comes down is here is a guy that has had everything handed to him and continues to expect to have everything handed to him. 4-5 resumes a week? Come on.

And getting offered a $40K job to start.

College is just a base, the main goal is getting skills first and then the pay comes later.
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Old 07-06-2010, 11:41 PM
 
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But...but....but....he should be offered a very high initial salary because he is a child of an upper-class New England family! Let's forget that he got a degree in a useless subject and "grand-daddy" paid for everything.
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:22 AM
 
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Huh.

Well I think what it comes down is here is a guy that has had everything handed to him and continues to expect to have everything handed to him. 4-5 resumes a week? Come on.

And getting offered a $40K job to start.

College is just a base, the main goal is getting skills first and then the pay comes later.
This kid is in no position to be picky. Take what you can get, build on it any way you can, and hold on until the economy improves. Then be picky.
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Old 07-07-2010, 07:35 AM
 
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Who cares about this one kid? The point of the article was the much broader issue of being able to find jobs today. Or should I say willing? This is what struck me:

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Apart from the 14 percent who are unemployed and seeking work, 23 percent are not even seeking a job,
What the bleep are they doing? Being frozen and thawed later when the economy gets better?
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Old 07-07-2010, 07:48 AM
 
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What the bleep are they doing? Being frozen and thawed later when the economy gets better?
Probably doing things like this:

27 Of The Sickest Things You've Done To Save Money - The Consumerist
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Old 07-07-2010, 07:52 AM
 
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$40,000 a year is a dead end job? I wish I had a dead end job like that.
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Old 07-07-2010, 07:58 AM
 
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Who cares about this one kid? The point of the article was the much broader issue of being able to find jobs today. Or should I say willing? This is what struck me:



What the bleep are they doing? Being frozen and thawed later when the economy gets better?
I've known people like that. They usually sit at home and smoke cigarettes, staring out the window at the gloom.
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Old 07-07-2010, 08:26 AM
 
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But...but....but....he should be offered a very high initial salary because he is a child of an upper-class New England family! Let's forget that he got a degree in a useless subject and "grand-daddy" paid for everything.
I agree that the kid is spoiled but is $175k combined household income truly considered "upper-class" in New England?
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Old 07-07-2010, 08:30 AM
 
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I agree that the kid is spoiled but is $175k combined household income truly considered "upper-class" in New England?
Nah, I'd consider it comfortably middle-class.
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