Eighty thousand in student loans? Why?
I borrowed $6,700 to get my BS. For the remaining costs, I got a few grants, but mostly paid the tuition and books each semester. After that, I applied for and received various fellowships, teaching assistantships, and grants to pay for my PhD (tuition and stipend) from a very good school.
It took a couple years to pay off that loan.
As far as her working conditions... well, I hate to say it, but she’s not the victim of anyone. Sexual harassment is actionable; besides that, she can look for another job. And the fact that her boss bought two motorcycles suggests to me that he’s feeling the pinch of the bad economy. My car gets ~24 mpg; my motorcycle gets ~80 mpg. Plus, the motorcycle insurance and maintenance are cheap.
What, exactly, is that 99% of, anyway? The 99% of the OWS protesters who have no clue?