She Took on All that Student Debt…for You

So… “why did she” take on all that student debt, earning a degree in heaven-knows-what, for some reason they won’t tell us–but why did she go so deep into the hole?

For you, you sucker. Because she wanted to work for you.

I hope you had a barf bag handy.

Yes, those long hours of molding Play-Doh into vaguely familiar shapes, learning newfangled pronouns that your Gender Studies faculty just made up the other day, all those protests, all that cramming for your final exam in Superhero Comic Book Studies, all that tearing your hair out because you didn’t get a trigger warning in advance and the misogyny in The Great Gatsby just knocked you for a loop…

She did it because she wanted to work for you.

And hey, the least you can do, Mr. Employer–oops, oops, my bad! should never say “mister”!–after you’ve hired this brand-new college graduate–who may or may not show up on time, or show up for work at all, on any given day; who will either dissolve into hysterical tears or erupt into fury if she hears anyone say anything she doesn’t like; who will demand that you treat her with kid gloves–the very, very least you can do is…

Help her pay off all that student debt! I mean, it’s only Social Justice! You pay the debt, sunshine! And here’s what you get for it.

 

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

12 responses to “She Took on All that Student Debt…for You

  • UnKnowable

    This is comically tragic. Overall, student loan debt is the hippo in the room. With non-STEM degrees diluted to absolute worthlessness in many cases there are a lot of indebted people out there with little prospect of gainful employment. When a degree in some politically-correct buzz phrase, backed up by electives in some pop-idol fails to land a decent paying job the fallback position may well involve asking if the customer would like to supersize their meal. Of late, I’ve heard several accounts of job applicants leaving their degrees off of their resume. As a hiring manger, I have found that experience is a much more reliable indicator than a degree.

    When the tipping point is reached, the repayment rate of student loans will fall to near zero and we the taxpayers will be footing the bill for a lot of worthless degrees and angry holders of those degrees, more convinced than ever that the deck is stacked against them.

    There are worthwhile pursuits, such as the STEM fields, but even those students are required to take indoctrination in politically correct nonsense, just to make certain that no one escapes college without being pressured to attest to whatever liberal notion is fashionable at the moment.

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  • Phoebe

    What’s really sad is that English majors and history majors used to be in high demand by corporations — especially in personnel departments and office management — because they had good reading comprehension and writing skills, were trained in analyzing people’s behavior and motivation (more so than psychology majors, by the way), and could adapt easily to unexpected situations. But that was long ago, when English and history were rigorous fields of study.

    Anyway, I still say that not everyone should go to college in the first place, and that if someone can’t afford a particular college, he or she (sorry, no “xe”) should go somewhere else or do something else instead of racking up huge debts. What next? — expecting your employer to pay for your car and your clothes because you bought them so you could go to work for him?

    Kiddies, there’s already a “job benefit” allocated to help people pay their bills. It’s called a salary.

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  • Linda Sorci

    You should get a kick out of this, and this post seems a very appropriate place for it 🙂

    https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2017/09/22/friday-funny-butch-the-rooster/

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  • thewhiterabbit2016

    I learned today that Mark Steyn dropped out of school when he was 16. He seems to be doing alright without a college degree.

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    • UnKnowable

      My education started in earnest when I left the school system. What took them 12 years was between 2 and 3 years of actual learning. Had I been able to test out, I would have been finished with everything high school taught me years earlier. The public schools have become an employment program for the teaching profession.

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    • Phoebe

      Conversely, the son of one of my friends spent years getting an undergraduate degree and an MBA, and then decided he just wanted to work with machinery. So he’s now gainfully and happily employed as a machinist. I suppose you could say that all the expensive “education” wasn’t wasted if it taught him what he didn’t want to do with his life, but….

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