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.