College Graduate Sues Her Former College

You have to laugh. You do. Really. The alternative is crying. Trina Thompson a graduate of Monroe College in the Bronx is apparently sueing her former college because she couldn’t get a job. “They have not tried hard enough to help me,” she wails in her lawsuit.

Poor little sausage. Finding a job by herself is obviously all too much for her. Welcome to the real world Trina. Perhaps anyone who has ever had an education could also sue if they can’t find a job. After all… God forbid that anyone anywhere should ever have to take responsibility for their own life. Whatever next?

I am all for colleges helping their students try to get a job, but to hold the college responsible when the student can’t find one they like? Give me a break.

It seems Thompson wants her $70,000 tuition refunded. I assume she will, of course, return her bachelor’s degree and sign an affidavit that she’ll never try to use it in the future. Or is this another fine example of someone wanting something for nothing?

No degree means a life of flipping burgers or such but that’s a small price to pay for getting the tuition back.

Lawyers will take anything to court of course. They don’t care – they’ll get paid either way. But as Thompson is already complaining about mounting debt from student loans I can’t help thinking that sueing wasn’t the smartest move in the playbook.

As someone once said – If you can’t get what you want, you have to take what you can get.


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