Or serving you coffee. Or busing your tables.
I worked two jobs to put myself through uni with the help of a very good scholarship (that got cut by the state less than halfway through my degree), and the support of my family. I graduated with my Bachelors in May this year with honors.
I send out applications and resumes every day, and have been since before I graduated. No call-backs. No interviews. I make enough now, with my one retail job, to cover my bills and help with the bills of my parents. No savings to speak of for grad school.
I wanted to join the Peace Corps. I had dreams of doing things in my community with my work… It’s astounding to me that, not only is my situation considered a lucky one, but that my country doesn’t want to utilize my skills and passions. This is unacceptable.
I’ve paid off all my credit card debt, and have cut up all my credit cards. I have convinced everyone I know to close their accounts with B of A, Citibank, Chase, etc. in favor of credit unions. I will never take out a student, car, or home loan in my lifetime. I urge all of you to do the same to the best of your abilities.
My abilities, now, are in the vein of collapsing this broken system from its very foundation in every way I know how.
Monster Slipper of the Day: Tom Boddingham is the proud owner of a brand new monster’s paw-shaped bed. One problem, though: He ordered a slipper.
Boddingham says the Chinese company that manufactures the slipper missed the decimal point in his custom order: He wanted a size 14.5 left, but got a size 1,450 instead.
“It was sent directly from Hong Kong and measures 210 x 130 x 65cms – the same length as a grizzly bear or a family car,” the 27-year-old from Ilford, East London, is quoted as saying. “I reckon I must be the owner of the biggest slipper in the world.”
The company has since apologized to Boddingham, and promised to send him a replacement slipper. Asked why the request for a XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXL monster’s paw didn’t raise any flags, a spokesman said the employees thought it was meant as a prop for a window display.
This says it all…
Perhaps the most awful whitewhine ever. Just thinking this makes you a terrible human, but posting it on facebook? That’s some next-level awfulness.
This Is Informative, You Should Watch It of the Day: To promote the launch of “Population 7 Billion” — a 7-part series on global population — National Geographic put out this short promo which aims to put the world’s ever-growing population in perspective.
Science Experiment of the Day: What’s better than watching water droplets drop at 3,500 frames-per-second? Watching water droplets drop at 10,000 frames-per-second.