Skip to comments.I'm 28, Have $100K In Student Loan Debt, & I Can't Find A Full-Time Job
Posted on 08/30/2018 9:12:49 AM PDT by 11th_VA
For Alexandria Butler-McDow, 28, going to university didnt provide the freedom and financial security she'd hoped for. After graduating with an associates degree from the California Culinary Academy (CCA) in San Francisco, CA, in 2008, Butler-McDow struggled to find a job that would allow her to support herself and her disabled mother while also paying off her enormous student loan bill.
Hopeful that a more advanced degree would help her make more money and better manage her debt, Butler-McDow went on to pursue a bachelors degree in culinary nutrition, concentrating on clinical dietetics at Johnson and Wales University (JWU) in Providence, RI. By the time she had finished her second degree, Butler-McDow was even deeper in debt.
Now, nearly four years after graduating with her second degree, Butler-McDow (better known as Chef Alexandria at Better Taste Productions) is a Los Angeles-based chef and culinary consultant focusing on nutrition and education and she is still six figures in debt. Though she has defaulted on her loans and deferred some of her payments, the end of this ordeal is still out of her reach. We are sold the notion that getting an education is what will improve our socioeconomic standing, Butler-McDow told Refinery29. My degrees were supposed to bring me out of poverty but theyve just anchored me. ...
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Who sold you that notion and are you still going to vote for them ??? You need to get an education in a field that pays $$$ !!!
I see the problem right there.
Good grief. She went $100,000.00 into debt to learn to cook? If she’s that stupid she doesn’t deserve to make big bucks.
Who racks up $100k in debt for a CULINARY ACADEMY?
She could have bought a cook book for $50 & saved herself a lot of money & time.
...because I'm not willing to move.
Should have gone to college for a marketable skill...duh....
Ok, she got a culinary associates degree for 100K? Its hard to fix stupid. That degree should have cost her about $10 to $20K. This lady has a problem with spending money. I wonder if she is fat too.
“I honestly did not know the exact amount of debt I had each time I graduated, and I really didn’t want to know. “ Then you’re a moron.
YOU are RESPONSIBLE for your career and class/subject matter CHOICES, young lady! Quit WHINING. Maybe you can sell YOURSELF.
She went to a overpriced 80% acceptance rate private school too!!!. Tuition and room and board tops $40 K a year. I am sure this person could have received the same degree attending public colleges/universities in CA.
OMG She acts like she is a victim, and we owe her something.
When I was her age, I’d have been working 2-3 jobs or whatever it took. Plus, I would have NEVER gotten myself into $100K debt. She probably financed her entire life while in school, without so much as a part time job, and not depriving herself of plenty of fancy electronics, salon visits, eating out, vacations, etc. Because, she felt entitled to live that way...
“ut I was working minimum wage and trying to make my payments and get stability but it wasnt working so I decided to go back for my Bachelor’s hoping to be able to become better employed and afford the payments.” This is what gamblers call throwing good money after bad.
Spending 100k to learn how to make cupcakes is a piss poor use of your educational dollars...
A degree guarantees you a “education”.. it doesn’t guarantee you a job.
Cost Benefit analysis of your choice of education v job and earning prospects is fundamental... and few if any students in the humanities bother to do it..
Spending 100k to get a degree that will earn you 30k a year, and take 4 years of your life is only something trust fund babies should be doing.
I remember reading many years ago about a veteran in New York City who was a making over 100K as a short order cook. He got his experience as a cook in the military. You don’t need a degree to be a cook.
This girl didn’t learn her lesson with a worthless 2 year degree she couldn’t afford. She had to go and get a worthless 4 year degree, too.
A key aspect of campus claims in the 60’s was:
“Companies take our students and ENSLAVE them..!”
Yet more and more *CAMPUSES* are the ones doing exactly that.
Many times people don’t realize that the connection between the deceptive school and the collection agencies that endlessly pursue the credulous students for payments is faaaaar more intimate than commonly believed:
In many cases they own them outright.
Campus lefties will not report or protest about it cuz those are their BOSSES.
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