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Old 12-15-2006, 07:54 AM   #1
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Default So this is how it feels.

... having gone to school for more than five years only to realize all the stuff you studied isn't applicable in the real world, where everyone expects you to have ten years of work experience, or to have worked for the government, even if you're just fresh out of college.

So in short, I wasted six years of my life in order to get a degree that doesn't do anything. A piece of fucking paper that nobody gives a damn about.

Congratulations on trying to pursue the american dream.
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Old 12-15-2006, 10:36 AM   #2
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I recently heard a saying. They call it the american dream because it is nothing but a dream. <img src=smilies/cwm11.gif>
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Old 12-15-2006, 12:25 PM   #3
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Default Re: So this is how it feels.

> ... having gone to school for more than five years only to
> realize all the stuff you studied isn't applicable in the
> real world, where everyone expects you to have ten years of
> work experience, or to have worked for the government, even
> if you're just fresh out of college.

Yeah, that really sucks. What sucks more is that you'll probably land a nice job only if you know someone who already works at the company. From my experience, starting a career has nothing to do with your credentials, and everything to do with who you know. In summary, it's:

a) College.
b) ???
c) Profit!
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Old 12-15-2006, 03:14 PM   #4
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> I recently heard a saying. They call it the american dream
> because it is nothing but a dream.

If you're talking about the Carlin quote, it's "The reason they call it the American Dream is because you have to be asleep to believe it."

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Old 12-15-2006, 04:50 PM   #5
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Have you considered an internship? They pay crap to start, but they can be a gateway to a real job at the providing company. Plus, they give you coveted EXP for resume LVL UP.
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Old 12-15-2006, 05:42 PM   #6
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Old 12-15-2006, 07:33 PM   #7
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Default Re: So this is how it feels.

I believe it has less to do with what they teach you and more to do with molding you in society's image.

I have a lot of good corporate resume exp that combined with your degree would open the doors to a lot of good paying jobs for you.

on my flipside however, i have no college degree, and only barely half-believe in any of mankind's institutions and generally have trouble fitting in; mostly related to frustration with how stupid and incompetent people are.

for these and other reasons of similarity, i had to pull the plug on my last good paying respectable neo in the matrix type of job and the only options i allow myself now are: musician, outdoors laborer, entrepreneur.

in fact, going to college would not help me much if at all since, as in your experience, they will not teach me much within the mandated curriculum that is needed in the job world, and i'm too evolved to be molded in society's image.
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Old 12-15-2006, 07:35 PM   #8
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> Have you considered an internship? They pay crap to start,
> but they can be a gateway to a real job at the providing
> company. Plus, they give you coveted EXP for resume LVL UP.

There's no such thing as internships for translators.
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Old 12-15-2006, 08:03 PM   #9
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> There's no such thing as internships for translators.

There's your mistake. You should have been an analyst or consultant. :P (not really though, those jobs would blow imo.)
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Old 12-15-2006, 08:06 PM   #10
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> I recently heard a saying. They call it the american dream
> because it is nothing but a dream.
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some people say that america dreams the american dream, while canadians live it..

I dont fully agree.. but we got it pretttttty good.
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