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To: marshmallow
Part or maybe the whole problem is the notion that some how Yale provided a 'Pedigree.' $20/hr is an annual income of $40,000. People who do real work like police and fire fighter and construction would consider that annual income a good deal for entry level positions or even a standard for some areas of the country for long term employment. The problem here is elitism. No sympathy for the PediGREED.
22 posted on 03/19/2002 7:53:00 AM PST by RWG
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To: RWG
Part or maybe the whole problem is the notion that some how Yale provided a 'Pedigree.' $20/hr is an annual income of $40,000. People who do real work like police and fire fighter and construction would consider that annual income a good deal for entry level positions or even a standard for some areas of the country for long term employment. The problem here is elitism. No sympathy for the PediGREED.

I'm not defending her or her attitude, but the $20/hr figure was for waiting tables and included tips. Ten years ago, I lost my job and after some soul-searching, decided to make a career change. For two years after that, I went to tech school full-time days, and bartended/waitered at night.

Yea, I made the equivalent of $35-40K/yr., but that was a tough way to make a living. Many a night I came home with a headache, sore feet, and dried out hands wondering about the path I had taken.

Like I said, I'm not defending her, but I can understand why she would be less than excited about this option. Additionally, this women made the commitment to attend Yale and get a degree. Nobody requires a degree to wait tables. I can certainly understand a little "why did I bother" self-questioning on her part.

With that being said, I agree with the poster who said take the waitressing position. At least she'll be making money while showing she has some ambition.

27 posted on 03/19/2002 8:28:08 AM PST by Cable225
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