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Unemployed Grad Sues College Because She’s Unemployed

by @ 7:21 am on August 3, 2009. Filed under Dumbasses, In The News, Legal

Let’s say your a 27 year-old newly graduated from college with a degree in Information Technology. You’ve had the misfortune to leave school in the middle of the worst economic downturn the country has seen in a generation. Not surprisingly, you’re having trouble finding a job.

What do you do ?

Well, in America circa 2009, you sue:

She has given new meaning to a class-action lawsuit.

Trina Thompson gave it the old college try, but couldn’t find work. Now she thinks her sheepskin wasn’t worth her time, and is suing her alma mater for her money back.

The Monroe College grad wants the $70,000 she spent on tuition because she hasn’t found gainful employment since earning her bachelor’s degree in April, according to a suit filed in Bronx Supreme Court on July 24.

The 27-year-old alleges the business-oriented Bronx school hasn’t lived up to its end of the bargain, and has not done enough to find her a job.

The information-technology student blames Monroe’s Office of Career Advancement for not providing her with the leads and career advice it promised.

“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.

Forget about their effort, Ms. Thomson, what about hers ?

Did she, like so many other college grads, expect to simply be handed to big-money job with the cushy office once she took off the cap & gown ? Well, it’s going to be a little tougher than that. And, you now, if she can’t find work in her preferred field, there are plenty of other opportunities out there.

I would hope that this frivolous nonsense would be dismissed forthwith.

H/T: Overlawyered

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5 Responses to “Unemployed Grad Sues College Because She’s Unemployed”

  1. She’s dooming herself to having even more trouble finding a job with this lawsuit. What employer in their right mind would want to hire her now? Another self-manufactured victim in a blame everyone else world.

    -Marc

  2. On 2nd thought I do know of one employer that would probably LOVE having her: the government.

    -Marc

  3. Scandia says:

    Why?

    Does the government like to be sued? News to me.

  4. tmana says:

    While at the surface, inability to find a job is a function of both the individual and the market, many of the “tech” and “trade” schools which advertise on TV all but guarantee that upon graduation, the student will find a well-paying (read: middle-class) job, and that they have all sorts of programs to make sure this happens. It is quite possible that the student took these ads at face value — let’s face it, how many schools teach critical thinking any more?

  5. James Young says:

    I can’t say that this surprises me, given the way that many colleges — particularly these for-profit business schools — overpromise.

    The only thing surprising about this is that she’s not a law school grad.

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