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#61 andrew_

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 19:50

Idiocracy. that is all.




#62 moloko

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 19:54

$15 an hour to make fast food. no way.  $8-$10 as fast food jobs are for HS, college and retired people. 



#63 siah1214

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 20:00

All the folks saying "Get an education and get a better job" - have you been a college grad lately? It's not that simple.  The market is totally oversaturated right now with college grads. The majority of my friends that graduated with me are going on to get their masters so they can have SOMETHING to differentiate themselves from the thousands of other BS degree holders.

 

It's ridiculous. The more people with degrees, the less the degree helps you. My wife works in a chemistry lab with a Ph.D., in a position that a high schooler could do, making $14 / hr (less than my wife makes)

 

Getting a degree isn't a 1 way street to money.  In fact, it usually sets people back because now they have a pile of student loans they have to pay off. Our society is screwed. 





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