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Posted on 05/26/2014 2:14:34 PM PDT by rickmichaels
University students who complain until they get a better grade and view their professors as employees are on the fast track to becoming dissatisfied and disgruntled once they land a job, suggests new research that links academic entitlement with inflated expectations in the workplace.
Amy Peirone, a phD candidate in sociology who this week will present her research at the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities conference in St. Catharines, Ont., surveyed more than 1,000 University of Windsor students, resulting in a research paper called I Bought my Degree, Now I Want My Job!
Ms. Peirone had the students answer a 94-item online survey about their own academic experiences, which asked them to agree or disagree with statements such as Its OK to make demands on a professor so he makes exceptions for me, or the tuition I pay entitles me to a passing grade.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.nationalpost.com ...
I paid for my driver’s license now somebody owes me a car.
You can pick it up at the “Cash For Klunkers” government web site.
Let the buyer beware.
having taught college classes I’ve seen plenty of this attitude. Unfortunately the school will go along with the student, no matter how poor his performance, to keep the tuition dollars rolling in.
This is so bad. The kids wanted change, well they have it.
And now everyone is surprised when those that were promised demand what they were promised...
Maybe not getting a degree wasn’t so bad.
And just think if they had skipped the Ivy League and just attended trade school or apprenticed they would be making up to 6 figures as master electricians, plumbers, auto mechanics, etc. But when you’ve just got to have that Harvard degree, fancy suit, fancy car, inflated ego and sense of entitlement, enormous student debt and your parents basement I guess they say it’s worth it.
About two thirds of American college students would be better served by trade schools.
My wife faces the same crap. And by crap I mean students and administration. Both are useless.
LOL - brilliant!
PS - Do you live in Colorado? I was up in Cripple Creek last week...
That student had no experience, she said.
How ironic that immediately to the right of this part of the article was a photograph depicting where said student may actually wind up working:
Degree is no good if you can’t read and write and still count on your fingers. Suckers!
Years and years ago, a friend of mine got out of the military and also came out with a bookkeeping certificate too.
He applied for a job as an entry level bookkeeper at a manufacturing facility but lost out to a female with a BA in accounting. Oh well he thought, more education won out and to a point AA.
A few months later, the woman had been fired. The reason was that she could not do long division with a pencil.
Many years ago, when I was getting my degree in chemistry, I stopped by the student advisory center to pick up the chem degree requirements sheet. I sure didn't want to come up one class short at graduation time.
At the bottom of the chem degree sheet was a list of all the jobs you were eligible for, once you got a degree in chemistry (Analytical Chemist, Pharmaceutical Sales Rep, etc.) Out of curiosity, I then took a look at the history degree sheet.
There were more job titles listed for history majors than were listed for chemistry majors! No mention of how few of those jobs were available. Just a list of job after job.
So, yes, college students are young adults, and they must do their own research on the job market. But the liars at the student advisory center weren't making things any easier.
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